Learning Disruptions

One in Three Students Undertaking Additional Training

Berkshire (UK), August 2021 - New research from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) reveals one in seven (71%) Gen Zers (aged 16-24 year olds) believe they have missed out on development opportunities due to learning disruptions caused by the pandemic. Furthermore, over a third (36%) say they feel less confident in their ability since the pandemic, and 35% have undertaken additional training amid post pandemic job market concerns.

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IMS Global

100 EdTech Institutions Have Signed the Standards-First Pledge

Lake Mary, FL (USA), July 2021 - IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS), a world-leading non-profit collaborative advancing edtech and learning impact, has announced over 100 signatories of the recently published Standards First pledge to support collaboration and transparency that ensures standards-based interoperability is the first choice in edtech. Standards First ensures all stakeholders are investing together for better user experiences at lower integration costs.

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D2L Study

Students Prefer Hybrid Learning

Kitchener (CA), July 2021 - D2L, the developer of the cloud-based learning platform Brightspace, has released a report on the perspectives of students on remote learning amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The study provides insights on the challenges students face with remote learning, scope for improvement, and recommendations for blended learning in the future.

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Annual Awards Program

Recognized Innovation in the Global Remote Technology Industry

Okemos, MI (USA), July 2021 - TechSmith Corporation, a leading provider of screen capture and video  editing tools for creating better training, tutorials, lessons, and everyday communication, recently announced its screen recording and editing tool Camtasia has been selected as winner of the "Employee Training Solution of the Year" award in the 2021 RemoteTech Breakthrough Awards conducted by RemoteTech Breakthrough.

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Reimagining Education

Creating Connections in the Hybrid Classroom

Alexa Joyce, Director Education & Skills, EMEARedmond, WA (USA), May 2021 - (by Alexa Joyce, Director Education & Skills, EMEA) Education systems around the world have been going through an extended period of change for a few decades now, with technology playing a more important role with every passing year. Perhaps this has never been truer than this year, with educational institutions of all sizes and levels turning to technology and online tools to rapidly respond to the need to move to remote learning.

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Preparatory Assistance

Great Learning Launches CareerPlus for College Students

New Delhi (IN), May 2021 - Great Learning, one of India's leading edtech companies for professional and higher education, recently launched CareerPlus, a career support and jobs product that focuses on providing holistic career support to college students, freshers, and recent graduates through high-quality job preparatory programs, live sessions to strengthen key skills tested in job interviews, job-readiness assessments to assess their preparation, and  job postings from corporate hiring partners.

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Developing Higher Education

Transport and Traffic Science Expertise for Sustainable Mobility

Dresden (GER), April 2021 - The roads of Sri Lanka and high-quality university education of transport and traffic experts and geodesists in the Asian country are the focus of a current Erasmus+ project with the participation of TU Dresden (TUD) entitled "LBS2ITS - Location-based Services to Intelligent Transport Systems". The three-day online kick-off event took place recently, with around thirty participants. Prof. Regine Gerike and her team took part on behalf of the TUD. She is scientifically supervising the project through her Chair of Integrated Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering at the "Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences.

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New Research

Business schools Are Looking to a New Era of Education Technology

London (UK), February 2021 - Business school leaders have shown that their institutions have been both pragmatic and agile in the face of 2020's disruption, according to The Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (AMBA & BGA) Education Technology Research, in association with Barco.

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LBX Immersive

To Make VR/AR/XR More Accessible to Education

San Francisco, CA (USA), February 2021 - LBX Immersive is a San Francisco based company that provides hardware, platform, content, and device management solutions. The mission is helping high schools, universities, and enterprise clients implement and scale virtual, augmented, and mixed reality by making hardware more accessible through affordable semester lease-and-purchase options for both faculty and students, as well as short-term leases for enterprise clients.

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Video

Lecturio Integrates Learning Objectives into Learning Flow

Leipzig (GER), January 2021 - Learning-science research says that students learn best when they know what they're about to watch in a video, and then afterward can quiz themselves on the content. Lecturio knows this, too, and therefore has made its learning objectives for each video visible within the video player interface. It's now easier for students to check their understanding of the content presented as they go.

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Virtual College

Online Training with the Health and Safety Executive

Ilkley (UK), June 2020 - Virtual College has teamed up with subject matter experts from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to develop a new online health and safety training solution for slips, trips, and falls in the workplace. It has not only been designed to help businesses meet their compliance needs, but the learner has been at the forefront of the creative process, ensuring a training solution that is relevant, engaging, flexible, and accessible to all.

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From 100 International Experts

Higher Education Landscape 2030

Hannover/Berlin (GER), June 2020 - The trend analysis based on a worldwide review and update of innovative models from AHEAD is now also available in English. The advancement of new learning pathways due to increasing digitisation is more relevant than ever, which is why the Forschungsinstitut für Bildungs- und Sozialökonomie (FiBS) and the HIS Institute for Higher Education Development e.V. (HIS-HE), together with other experts, also provide an English version. The book - from the SpringerBriefs in Education series - summarizes the assessments of over 100 international experts.

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Marshall E-Learning

The Manager's Lockdown Toolkit - for Now and the Future

London (UK), May 2020 - These days, Marshall E-Learning is launching The Manager's Lockdown Toolkit - Guidance for now and the future. The Toolkit is immediately available to Marshall's client community, which includes most universities in the UK and every university in the Republic of Ireland.

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