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CHECK.point eLearning, European News, 09/03/2017 - www.checkpoint-elearning.com - ISSN 1613-4710


Research to Reveal Impact of BREXIT on HR Operations

Cirencester (UK), March 2017 - Cross-European research into the impact of BREXIT on organisations from an HR perspective has opened. Fosway Group, a European HR analyst, is conducting the research in partnership with HRN, a large international corporate HR network, with the results to be revealed at HR Tech World Congress in London. » MORE


Jigsaw Awarded Patent for Visionary eLearning Platform

Josette FleszarAtlanta, GA (USA), March 2017 - Jigsaw, a provider of virtual training and education technology, recently became the first eLearning-software firm to receive a patent for its platform, a game-changing, multi-dimensional learning solution. The patent was especially noteworthy as software patents of any kind are difficult to acquire and only infrequently approved by the U.S. Patent Office. Jigsaw’s proprietary technology proved itself unique not only among virtual-learning tools, but among all software products. » MORE

Cornerstone OnDemand

New Data Centres in France and Germany

London (UK), March 2017 - Cornerstone OnDemand, a producer of cloud-based learning and human-capital-management software, has announced that the company plans to open two new data centres in Europe in early 2018. The facilities, located in France and Germany, will meet stringent European Union regulations and give Cornerstone clients more geographical options for where their talent data is stored. » MORE

Bertelsmann Stiftung

Toomas Hendrik Ilves Receives the Reinhard Mohn Prize

Toomas Hendrik IlvesGütersloh (GER), March 2017 - This year’s Reinhard Mohn Prize "Smart Country: Connected. Intelligent. Digital." will go to Toomas Hendrik Ilves (63), the former President of Estonia. The Bertelsmann Stiftung has awarded Ilves the prize in honor of his pioneering work on the promotion of digitalization in government, education, and public services. During his ten-year term of office (2006-2016), Ilves made digital transformation in Estonia a presidential responsibility, pursuing his course consistently and prudently. Estonia is now considered an exemplary digital nation. Ilves will be awarded the prize, worth €200,000, at a ceremony in Gütersloh on 29 June 2017. » MORE

Investment Secured

$21 Million for Secure Testing in Higher Education

Natick, MA (USA), March 2017 - Examity, a worldwide provider in proctoring and identity verification for online tests, has announced that it has secured a $21 million investment from University Ventures, an investment firm that backs entrepreneurs and institutions reimagining the future of higher education, and Inherent Group, an impact investment firm that supports companies addressing societal challenges. Examity will use the funds to expand its industry-leading online proctoring platform, which makes testing more efficient, secure, and convenient for higher-education institutions and other organizations. » MORE



Partnership Agreement with Systems Integrator B Human

London (UK), March 2017 - Blackboard, an education-technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, has announced a new partnership in Italy with B Human, an Italian systems integration and digital consulting company with proven experience in education.  » MORE

Next Generation

Steve Rayson Joins Fuse Universal Advisory Board

Steve RaysonLondon (UK), March 2017 – "We are delighted to announce that eLearning and marketing entrepreneur Steve Rayson is to join the advisory board at Fuse Universal," said Steve Dineen, CEO of Fuse Universal. He will be supporting Fuse with their digital marketing, sales, and events strategies. » MORE

Informal Assessment Tool

Newest Member of the Degreed Partnership Program

San Francisco, CA (USA), March 2017 - Degreed, a fast-growing company that has created an engaging and intuitive way to empower and recognize all forms of professional and lifelong learning, has announced details of its partnership with CredSpark, a company that brings the power of formative assessment to corporate training. » MORE

Training Industry

The 2017 Top 20 Sales Training US Companies List

Raleigh, NC (USA), March 2017 - Training Industry has announced its Top 20 Sales Training Companies List, as part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies. » MORE

Language Learning

Lingvist and PChome Announce a Partnership in Taiwan

London (UK), March 2017 - Estonian global education-technology pioneers Lingvist and Taiwanese e-commerce provider PChome have announced a partnership that aims to deliver a new type of learning technology to Mandarin-speaking language learners. » MORE


To Increase Value

Saba Software Acquires Halogen Software

Redwood Shores, CA (USA) / Ottawa, ON (CA), March 2017 - Saba Software Inc., a global supplier of cloud-based talent-management solutions, and Halogen Software Inc., a worldwide provider of cloud-based performance-management solutions, have announced that Saba, Vector Capital and its affiliates, and Michael Slaunwhite, Halogen’s co-founder, Executive Chairman, and largest shareholder, have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Halogen. » MORE

UpsideLMS' APIs

Red Scout Makes Its Website a One-Stop Training Shop

Simone Pedersen, ‎Managing Director, Red ScoutPune (IN), March 2017 - Red Scout, a provider of interactive online training focusing on the beauty industry in the Asia-Pacific region, was on the lookout for a learning-management system that was not only easy to use, cost effective, highly functional, secure, and reliable, but could also be integrated with its existing website to enable online selling of training materials. With a worldwide customer base that includes individuals and corporate, it was important that the platform be scaled with Red Scout's growing business, while allowing it to focus on the core business of providing training. » MORE

Virtual College Webinars

Practical Guides to Apprenticeship Levy

Ilkley (UK), March 2017 - The major changes taking place in the UK’s apprenticeship system are likely to be a key talking point during the country’s tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week, 06-10 March 2017. Two webinars have been arranged to help audiences understand the complex changes taking place and how best to work within the new Apprenticeship Levy requirements.  » MORE


Going Global

Megacities: Education in 21st-Century Urbanism

London (UK), March 2017 - The next Going Global conference, 22-24 May 2017 in London, will have a look at the growth of cities with populations greater than ten million people, which has escalated into a global phenomenon. The latest UN World Cities Report reveals that the number of megacities worldwide has more than doubled in the past two decades. » MORE

Totara Learning

Exclusive Insights at APAC Totara User Conference

Totara User Conference Asia Pacific 2017Wellington (NZ), March 2017 - Totara Learning will be hosting its APAC Totara User Conference 11-12 April in Wellington, New Zealand, in collaboration with the New Zealand Totara Government User Group. The event will bring together the Totara Community from a wide variety of industry sectors to collaborate and learn from each other's experiences, with delegates from some of the world’s leading organisations attending. » MORE

World Learning Summit

LINQ and WLS Have Launched the Open Call for Scientific Papers

Brussels (BE), March 2017 - As of 2017, World Learning Summit and LINQ are joining forces to build on that sense of difference, creating a world conference on education’s digital future. The Chairs of LINQ and WLS, Christian M. Stracke and Oddgeir Tveiten, have agreed on close collaboration to establish the leading learning and education conference worldwide. The focus of World Learning Summit 2017 is on smart universities, open education, and future learning. » MORE

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