Educational Technology

IMS Global Learning Announces Caliper Analytics v1.1

Lake Mary, FL (USA), February 2018 — IMS Global Learning Consortium, a leading non-profit collaborative that advances edtech interoperability, innovation, and learning impact, has announced the availability of Caliper Analytics®v1.1, a substantial upgrade to the leading interoperability standard for learning data.


Everyone Needs to Be Aware

Virtual College Helping in Fight against Cyber Crime

Ilkley (UK), February 2018 - Virtually all UK businesses are exposed to cyber security risks according to a recent government survey. Virtual College’s new online course has been created to help organisations mitigate these risks.


Student Pathways Program

ELS Partners with California Lutheran University

Princeton, NJ (USA), January 2018 - In December 2017, California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, CA) and ELS Educational Services, Inc. (Princeton, NJ) signed a new agreement to develop a graduate pathways program aiming to enhance the University’s international student educational experience and extend its global reach.



AI Causes New Challenges for Research Ethics at Universities

Paris (F), January 2018 - The acceleration of knowledge and the emergence of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) have provoked new ethical questions, requiring universities to approach research ethics differently, says Professor Sylvie Pommier, Director of Doctoral Research at Université Paris-Saclay.


Vaddio's Fourth Generation

Tracking System for Lecture Capture Applications

Weert (NL), December 2017 - With RoboTRAK™, Vaddio, a premier provider of conferencing, camera, and production audio-visual solutions, introduces its next generation enterprise-class presenter camera tracking. RoboTRAK delivers an intelligent IR tracking tool that’s optimized for large venues and lecture capture applications - and is effortless and affordable.


Learning Experience

Peergade Introduces Feedback Rubrics to Help Teach Feedback

Copenhagen (DK), December 2017 - Peergrade recently released their guide to Feedback Rubrics, a way to scaffold the feedback process for students. With feedback rubrics, students are empowered to evaluate and reflect on their peers’ work, while providing feedback.


Explosive Learning Solutions

A Three-Module Programme for NHS Improvement Staff

Marc WatermanOxfordshire (UK), November 2017 - Learning and development specialist Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS) is working with the NHS Improvement to deliver training to 400 people across England. The programme aims to provide these students with the skills to enable them to train their NHS colleagues in the operation and implementation of Demand and Capacity (D&C) models. 



WHSmith Launches New "Global Challenges" Business Course

Edinburgh (UK), October 2017 - Stephen Clarke, CEO of WHSmith, recently launched the new "Global Challenges" course at the University of Edinburgh Business School. In celebration of the retailer’s 225 year anniversary, Clarke delivered a lecture about the changing nature of business in an uncertain and globalised world on 06 October.


Explosive Learning Solutions

Defence Specialists Explore Contract Liability

Cath ConveryOxfordshire (UK), October 2017 - The learning and development consultancy Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS) is conducting a contract liability course as one of the The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom’s range of business skills offerings. Covering contractors’ liability and risk transfer issues, it is intended for Commercial Officers or their equivalents who are in posts that require the ability to review, analyse, negotiate, or accept requests to limit a contractor’s liability on contracts.


Special Education 801

360-Degree Videos in Online Courses

University Park, PA (USA), September 2017 — (by Mike Dawson) Penn State World Campus is using 360-degree videos and virtual reality for the first time with the goal of improving the educational experience for online learners. The technology was implemented in the curriculum of a graduate-level special-education course in Penn State’s summer semester. Students can use a VR headset to watch 360-degree videos on a device such as a smartphone.


Personalized Learning Options

ASU EdPlus Chooses Learning Objects as Development Partner

Boston, MA (USA), September 2017 - Learning Objects, a Cengage company, has been selected by Arizona State University (ASU) as the program-development partner for ASU’s Continuing and Professional Education, which serves over 12,000 students each year. Together, Learning Objects and ASU EdPlus, the institution’s innovation-oriented arm, will rapidly develop new professional and continuing-education programs on the Learning Objects platform, featuring a modern online environment.



Manage eLearning Course Reviews with zipBoard

New Dehli (IN), September 2017 - An easier way to gather feedback while developing eLearning courses from both team members and SMEs has come to zipBoard: guest sharing without login. Collaboration is the key to successful eLearning, and to facilitate the course-review process, zipBoard is changing the way eLearning courses are assessed by multiple stakeholders. zipBoard aims to make the eLearning QA & project-management process easier and in effect faster.


Virtual College

Helping to Improve Financial and Social Skills

Ilkley (UK), September 2017 - Online-learning provider Virtual College has created a range of online learning resources to help new tenants settle into their homes and support their pre-tenancy requirements.