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In Boston, September 8 & 9, Kryon Systems, a leader in performance support and process automation, will share the latest performance support best practices and real-life examples. Read about these sessions, about Kryon, and about Leo, their performance support suite!
Skillsoft Announces Agreement to Acquire SumTotal Systems August 27, 2014
Skillsoft Limited, a pioneer in technology-delivered learning solutions, announced today that its subsidiary, Skillsoft Corporation, has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of SumTotal Systems from affiliates of Vista Equity Partners, a US-based private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
gomo releases gomo 2.1 August 13, 2014
gomo learning has released gomo 2.1, the first major update to the multi-device authoring tool since its launch earlier this year.
Following the merger of Epic Learning Group and LINE Communications, Learning Technologies Group is proud to introduce LEO, its new learning technologies firm.
Mozilla Global “Maker Party” Supports Web Literacy July 15, 2014
Almost 2,000 Maker Party events will bring tens of thousands of web users worldwide together as part of the Mozilla Webmaker project. This effort is dedicated to teaching web literacy as the educational background needed for success anywhere. The annual Maker Party season kicks off today and runs through September 15. Learn about the Maker Parties and how to participate!
eLearning Brothers and Infuse Medical announce the first library subscription of its kind of medical stock images. This library subscription is the first eLearning-specific library consisting of high resolution 3-D medical imagery.
The edTotal Learning Record Store (LRS) enables organizations to post courses, videos, and any training content anywhere on the web from any mobile device and to securely track and store learner activity. With the edTotal LRS, content is untethered, housed anywhere outside the LRS or LMS, and tracked in the edTotal LRS.
dominKnow Flow: Author Once for Multiple Versions July 3, 2014
dominKnow Learning Systems introduces dominKnow Flow, a new web-based authoring platform that outputs fully responsive and adaptive learning content that automatically adjusts depending on the user’s screen.
In a webinar co-hosted by Xyleme, The Princeton Review will demonstrate the key role of a Learning Content Management System in learning strategy.
Guild Announces Performance Support White Paper June 25, 2014
The potential for performance support has never been greater, but your leaders are still resistant. So how do you persuade them? Marc Rosenberg examines ways effective ways to make the case in The eLearning Guild’s free new white paper, Selling Performance Support: Building Stakeholder Buy-in.
Cognitive Advisors will showcase the new TREK Learning Experience Manager at The eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon. The TREK Learning Experience Manager, built from the ground up on the Experience API (xAPI), is a mobile cloud-based application that manages, captures, and tracks experiential learning and informal learning.
Recognizing the need to restrict web browsing in certain environments, Float Mobile Learning announces the release of Sandbox Web Browser for Android devices. Users can access a predefined list of websites, known as a whitelist, via Sandbox, making it an ideal application for those situations in which granting full web access is not an option.
Kineo to Exhibit and Present at mLearnCon 2014 June 24, 2014
Kineo, a global leader in learning and technology, is a featured exhibitor and presenter at The eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon 2014 Mobile Learning Conference & Expo. Kineo will present two sessions to demonstrate Adapt, an open-source technology developed to alleviate design and development challenges, and to discuss common mobile-design challenges and how to overcome them.
iSpring Solutions announces its latest authoring toolkit, iSpring Suite 7, which aims at becoming a game-changing professional content-development tool. The new toolkit is iSpring’s most powerful and versatile yet, allowing users to create mobile-ready eLearning courses with characters and interactions right in PowerPoint.
RISC Releases xAPI PDF Annotator for iOS and Browser June 18, 2014
RISC, an early adopter of the Experience API standard, leverages xAPI for cloud-based annotations incorporated into the VTA LMS with version 7.1.
Upside Learning announces it will be a featured exhibitor and presenter at The eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon, the leading industry event for technology-supported learning and performance-support professionals.
Yukon Learning announces that it will unveil new titles in its ever-expanding Rapid Course library at mLearnCon 2014. The library of course titles includes training topics such as compliance, health and safety, management and supervisory development, customer service, managed care, and more.
There are a lot of choices when it comes to instructional technology—but is your instructional design making the most of these technologies? The eLearning Guild’s new eBook, 84 Tips on New Instructional Design for New Instructional Technology, can help!
Allen Interactions has introduced ZebraZapps Mobile App Publishing. This new feature gives authors the ability to publish real mobile apps for learners, any time or place they want without relying on a mobile Internet browser.
WizIQ to Offer Live Instructor-led Online Learning May 22, 2014
WizIQ, the online education company, offers live instructor-led online learning through its WizIQ Learning Marketplace, and a free, comprehensive teaching system for educators.
Designers and developers aren’t necessarily multimedia experts, but often companies expect them to be. This new eBook will help you in areas from selecting camcorders to editing audio. If multimedia isn’t one of your strengths, download 72 Tips for Using Media to Engage and Teach from The eLearning Guild today!
Totara Learning Solutions has announced a significant change to its open-source distribution strategy. In addition to its enterprise offering, Totara LMS, the company has released Totara Seedlings, a beta version of the upcoming TotaraLMS production release. This announcement contains important details on Seedlings.
Animated videos provide flexibility and range that often just aren’t attainable with live-action video. GoAnimate offers an easy-to-use drag-and-drop online animation suite, with access to thousands of character models, backdrops, and props. GoAnimate has now extended its capabilities with two new features: whiteboard animation and integration with Lectora Online. Here are the details!
Powerful new Mindflash online business-training software analyzes learner facial expressions and body language, aggregates precise measurements of groups of trainees, and generates an average “Engagement Score,” without revealing the identity of any individual. Course designers can use this formative data to evaluate effectiveness and identify opportunities for course improvement. Details here.
Business News: LTG to Acquire LINE April 10, 2014
On April 8, Learning Technologies Group (LTG) announced that it will acquire the entire share capital of LINE Communications. LINE will join Epic, LTG’s principal operating company to form the UK’s leader in the eLearning custom content market.
Raptivity, the award-winning interactivity building tool from Harbinger Knowledge Products, announces the launch of Raptivity Linker, an innovative solution for creating “learning arcs.” This new software holds a promise to go beyond learning interactions and allow users to create truly interactive learning experiences.
At The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2014 Conference & Expo, LINGOs celebrated its tenth anniversary. LINGOs CEO Eric Berg also announced the winner and finalists of the 2014 Global Giveback competition. Read about this unique group and the outstanding work done by the winners of the competition.
Quantum 7 announces the introduction of a new technology to the learning and development industry: the Development Management System, or DMS. This integrated platform is specifically designed for training development and gives teams the tools they need to produce high-quality solutions while automating project management and business processes for increased productivity.
Indecomm Global Services, a leader in business process outsourcing, learning, and technology solutions, announces that its learning division will showcase three new training offerings at Learning Solutions 2014. The new mobile plug-in, course authoring platform, and sales training framework demonstrate Indecomm’s continued commitment to professional development.
Upside Learning to Showcase FRED at Learning Solutions 2014 March 19, 2014
Upside Learning, a provider of learning technology solutions, announces they will be exhibiting and presenting at the Learning Solutions 2014 Conference and Expo. Additionally, they will showcase FRED, their innovative Framework for Responsive eLearning Design, at the conference.
LearnUpon, an exhibitor at The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2014 Conference and Expo, announces expanded eCommerce functionality of their LMS by integrating with two new payment gateways. The LearnUpon team will be on hand to provide demonstrations as part of the Learning Solutions 2014 Expo.
Living Language, a leader in the field of foreign language self-study, announces two new programs designed to offer flexible and affordable learning options for employee training and educational customers. The programs, Living Language Corporate and Living Language Education, are currently available in 17 languages and feature beginner-to-advanced courses in a variety of formats.
iSpring Solutions, a featured exhibitor and sponsor of The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2014 Conference and Expo, announces new products and features of iSpring software designed to take eLearning to a new level. The powerful tools cover every step of the eLearning process, from authoring to delivery and tracking.
Totara LMS, a custom distribution of Moodle, announces it will be an exhibitor at The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2014 Conference and Expo. Staff from Totara LMS will be presenting the benefits of an open-source LMS at the Learning Solutions 2014 Expo and in discussion sessions at Ecosystem 2014.
HapYak Interactive Video Announces Adaptive In-video Quizzes March 17, 2014
HapYak announces the release of a new suite of enhanced tools that allow learning and development professionals to create measurable, adaptive training from their existing video assets. Additionally, HapYak is releasing enhanced data tracking capabilities, which is now supported across more than 20 of HapYak’s existing video player integrations.
WalkMe, the Enterprise-Class Guidance and Engagement Platform, will demonstrate how to never forget software training at Learning Solutions 2014. The guidance and engagement technology, which delivers contextual step-by-step assistance in the moment of need, guides employees through business software in real-time.
Cognitive Advisors announces the release of a new version of the TREK Learning Experience Manager. The mobile, cloud-based application manages, captures, and tracks experiential and informal learning and provides managers and coaches with an easy way to monitor progress and give feedback.
Lectora, a global leader in eLearning software, will be a featured exhibitor at The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2014 Conference and Expo. Conference attendees will be able to see personalized demos of the full suite of Lectora products, as well as learn from Lectora staff in multiple concurrent sessions.
Epic to Exhibit at Learning Solutions 2014 March 12, 2014
Epic, a market leader in learning technologies, is exhibiting at Learning Solutions 2014 in Orlando, Florida. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to meet Epic’s US team, watch demos of their award- winning work, and see a recent eLearning program developed on the topic of sustainability as part of SolutionFest 2014.
gomo 2.0 to Launch in US at Learning Solutions 2014 March 12, 2014
The US launch of gomo, the multi-device authoring tool, will take place at Learning Solutions 2014 Conference and Expo. The SaaS authoring tool promises to make it easier than ever to create adaptive, responsive content, which can be designed once and published simultaneously to desktops, smartphones, and tablets.
Kryon Systems to Showcase Leo Performance Assurance Solution March 12, 2014
Kryon Systems, a featured exhibitor and presenter, will be demonstrating a new version of its Leo Performance Assurance software at The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2014 Conference and Expo. In addition to demonstrations of the new software, Kryon executives will also be featured speakers at the conference.
Based on research, theory, and decades of experience, four learning industry experts have collectively established The Serious eLearning Manifesto outlining what they believe is required to use instructional technology and what is required to earn the right to use the learner’s time. All learning professionals are invited to join the movement and learn more in an upcoming Google+ Hangout.
Articulate, known widely as an eLearning leader in rapid authoring, improves the industry standard with the release of Articulate Studio ’13 Update 2. With the update, users can easily make content accessible, localize for global audiences, deliver enhanced HTML5 output, and improve video quality.
Everybody hits a rough patch now and then; quick, effective reaction makes the difference between success and failure. If you’re looking for tips on turning problems into triumphs, download 76 Tips for Turning Instructional Design Challenges into Successes from The eLearning Guild—today!
The eLearning Guild announces the publication of its annual salary report, the 2014 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report. The report examines data from more than 5,900 members of the Guild to analyze global salary and compensation trends, taking variables such as region, employer size, and education into account.
Docebo Releases LMS Cloud Solution 6.2: New Features, Pricing Plan February 18, 2014
New 6.2 release of the Docebo LMS improves delivery and supports enterprise learning from end-to-end.
Kineo Announces Release of Version 1.0 of the Adapt Framework February 12, 2014
Kineo announces the release of version 1.0 of the Adapt framework. This framework was developed as a means of delivering responsive eLearning design on multiple devices.
Big data will drive next-generation learning and integrated development for improved user engagement and learning outcomes. Skillsoft and IBM are collaborating to develop new methods of creating and assessing optimal learning experiences at an individual level. Here is a quick look at what is driving these developments.
eLearning Brothers & Lodestone: New Concept in eLearning Training January 24, 2014
eLearning Brothers and Lodestone have partnered to provide eLearning developers with software training and over 20,000 eLearning assets in one offering at the same price as training alone. Here are the details!
The ROI Institute and Qualcomm have announced a special ROI Certification focusing on learning through technology. The five-day training curriculum will help creators of eLearning, mLearning, and blended learning show the value of their programs. Read about it here!
Mindflash, Okta Streamline Enterprise Training November 19, 2013
Product integration helps secure access to sensitive corporate information while making it easier for employees, customers, and partners to participate in online training programs.
dominKnow Mobile Player Opens Up Content Delivery October 30, 2013
Slow Internet connection? No Internet connection? No problem! dominKnow’s new mobile player provides organizations with an integrated, secure way to deliver training content to any user—at home, at the office, or on the road.
Company launches a new trio of solutions and will host a webinar on October 29 to offer a deep look at three new additions to the Metrics that Matter analytics platform.
easygenerator Launches New Web-based Authoring Tool at DevLearn 2013 October 23, 2013
Leveraging nearly two decades of eLearning experience, easygenerator recently embarked on an ambitious journey to re-create their product from scratch. The result is an entirely new, web-based authoring tool that enables users to create engaging, high-impact learning experiences—and the first iteration is available for free.
Rapid Learning Institute Re-launches Learning Centers October 23, 2013
Rapid Learning Institute (RLI) has officially launched its redesigned online learning centers for sales, leadership, workplace safety, and employment-law training.
Cognitive Advisors announced today that it is launching the TREK Learning Experience Manager at DevLearn 2013. TREK, a brand-new class of software built from the ground up on the Experience API (Tin Can), goes beyond the LMS to harness the power of informal and experiential learning.
Own Learning Data with Learning Locker October 23, 2013
Learning Locker, a free, powerful way to store your personal learning data, has been launched by HT2, the award-winning innovators behind Curatr.
The latest updates from Wax LRS provide L&D organizations intuitive and useful ways to better understand their learning-related data, in real time and on-demand.
CallidusCloud's Litmos Launches Solution to Capture Learning Content October 23, 2013
Gathering content for learning courses is often time consuming and costly. Video studios and armies of people have to be coordinated to get a few minutes of useable content that can be deployed for training courses. With Litmos Crowd, organizations will be able to harness the crowd in their companies and allow anyone with a camera and PowerPoint to create rich content.
GuideDocs: Instructor-led Material Development Made Easy October 22, 2013
Converting PowerPoint files to facilitator and participant guides is a time-consuming (and expensive) manual task. Obsidian Learning announces the latest release of GuideDocs, a proprietary PowerPoint extension that automates this task—saving your developers time and your company money.
ProctorU is averaging tens of thousands of tests every month. In order to accommodate the increased volume, ProctorU has hired one of the area’s prominent business leaders, continues to hire additional support staff, and has unveiled new services to make its online proctoring service more efficient.
Pathgather and Qualcomm Launch Next-gen Social LMS October 22, 2013
The company says that employees will intuitively feel that the Pathgather system is designed for them, their goals, and their ambitions.
LearningCart 3.1 Released: New Features, Even Better Options October 22, 2013
LearningCart’s enhanced feature set further enables organizations to easily sell access to SCORM-compliant content, digital downloads, webinars, in-person events, and physical products.
HapYak Interactive Video announces a new service that simplifies in-video assessment and shines a light on true engagement.
iSpring has released its latest authoring tool, which meets the highest expectations of eLearning developers and subject-matter experts in today’s mobile-focused learning environment.
Articulate Releases Articulate Studio ‘13 October 21, 2013
New studio includes mobile publishing, unified player, characters, and all-new Articulate replay screencasting application.
getAbstract Branches Beyond Business Books with TED Summaries October 16, 2013
getAbstract provides executives worldwide with the best in business knowledge. The subscription service now offers summaries of TED Talks; each summary incorporates hyperlinks to the exact section of the video where the speaker discusses the linked information.
Multimedia localization is more complex than other translation projects, and requires experience to craft a translation that fits the timing of the original production. SpokenHere has teamed up with HelpFlix to create easy-to-understand product-assembly demonstration videos for non-English-speaking viewers.
DevLearn 2013 Conference & Expo Now World's Leading e-Learning Event October 15, 2013
DevLearn grows by 25 percent to become the e-Learning industry’s leading annual event.
Lectora Express: Lectora Launches “The Easy LMS” October 15, 2013
Makers of Lectora offer a new, easy-to-use, quick-deploying LMS. See it at DevLearn on October 23.
Grovo Launches Enterprise Training Solution: Grovo for Teams October 10, 2013
Chevron, Pitney Bowes, ReachLocal, & Sotheby’s International Realty join Grovo to train employees on the cloud, in the cloud. Grovo for Teams helps employees improve their Internet skills and decrease knowledge gaps with 60-second product training, goal-specific learning, and expert-led strategy on entire sites and apps like Adobe Creative Cloud and Basecamp.
Accelerator is ideal for HR, recruiters, and learning and development pros. It supports showcasing an organization’s values, culture, and knowledge early in the recruitment process, and maintaining a strong relationship over the period of time between acceptance of offer through notice period and well into the first months of employment.
SumTotal’s latest Talent Expansion Suite release helps employees filter out the noise and focus on information that is truly relevant and important at a given point in time. This release delivers more than 50 features and enhancements across the entire suite.
SumTotal Extends elixHR Platform with SnapLogic Cloud Integration September 25, 2013
Partnership to deliver pre-built “Snap” Connectors, allowing SumTotal customers to incorporate Talent Management Applications and SumTotal’s Learn with 150 third-party business applications.
Hatsize Adds Advanced Microsoft 10750A and 10751A Labs September 24, 2013
Robust Hatsize Labs enable instructors to mentor and help remote students virtually.
Lumesse Launches Mobile Talent Management for the Workforce September 18, 2013
ETWeb Mobile gives managers and employees access to the ETWeb talent-management platform on their device of choice. Managers can overview and act on development workflow items. Employees can review details of their development plans as well as see the status of their requests for training and eLearning.
Curatr v3 Launched: To Enter US Market at DevLearn 2013 September 11, 2013
Curatr version 3 wows the crowd with Tin Can and HTML5 innovations in learning technology.
znanja and eLearning Brothers Enhance Rapid Development September 4, 2013
Converting traditional content and material to an acceptable eLearning format can take hundreds of hours. eLearning Brothers and znanja say their integrated tools shorten the journey to rich, engaging eLearning media to seconds.
Industry event highlights leading companies’ rapid move away from traditional training.
New assessment item types within Study Island solution help students demonstrate knowledge at deeper levels.
Schoology apps best for mobile 1:1 learning, says AASL.
Weejee Learning: Special Rates for eLearning to Associations August 22, 2013
Weejee Learning gives back as a way of saying thanks.
New offering helps organizations rationalize big HR data by extending SumTotal’s elixHR platform to enable the pervasive, dynamic delivery of best-action learning and talent development content within SumTotal’s talent expansion solutions.
Lectora Announces CourseMill LMS 6.8 SP2 August 21, 2013
New updates and improvements make powerful learning management system even better.
Brainshark Introduces VideoSync: Combine Video and Slides August 20, 2013
With VideoSync, users can now show video and slides side-by-side to more effectively highlight subject matter experts and increase audience engagement.
MOOC: Badges as New Currency for Credentials August 20, 2013
Industry leaders and educational experts with WCET, Mozilla, Blackboard, and Sage Road Solutions will explore the use of badges as powerful new tools to openly represent flexible portable learning and skill and competency achievements. The free MOOC will run September 9 to October 14, 2013. Read this press release for details and registration information.
From two clicks to no clicks: New release to support users when they know they don’t know, and when they don’t know they don’t know.
Mindflash Adds Look-Away Feature August 13, 2013
Mindflash has introduced an exciting new feature to its iPad eLearning application. The capability, dubbed FocusAssist, monitors trainee attention and pauses a training course in the Mindflash application when trainees look away. Read about the feature and its benefits here!
Talent management systems and cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) are integrating the “Four Pillars” of Human Capital Management (HCM)—recruitment, performance management, learning and development, and compensation management. These changes are important to eLearning. This recent significant acquisition makes eLearning initiatives simpler, and indicates the direction HCM is going.
Mindflash Launches Quarterly eLearning Report July 25, 2013
The Mindflash eLearning Report released today highlights the industry, geographic, and gender-based trends in online training for businesses. Research reveals the organizations that spent the most on online training—and which employees were most likely to pass.
An independent survey reveals that over half of global HR leaders feel overwhelmed by organizational complexity. Executives say they are not fully confident in dealing with increasing decision-making complexities, compliance, and legislation, and with the emergence of new technologies. The effects are important for professionals in eLearning and talent management to understand.
ProExam Releases ProExam Vault for Digital Credentials July 11, 2013
Web-based software eases creation and management of credentials displayed as digital open badges.
Claro Flow: Author Once, Deliver to Any Screen June 18, 2013
dominKnow Learning Systems Announces beta program for eLearning and mLearning software that allows authors to create content that responds to a user’s screen size
GP Strategies Acquires Prospero Learning Solutions June 5, 2013
Company expands custom learning content development expertise in Canada.
ClassLink has announced that LaunchPad iOS & Touch Apps won the SIIA CODiE Award for the Best Cloud Application Service. This is the second consecutive year that the industry-leading LaunchPad took home a prestigious CODiE award win.
LINGOs Releases Last Mile Learning Open Portal May 28, 2013
LINGOs, a not-for-profit consortium that focuses on enabling international humanitarian relief and development organizations to share their learning resources and experiences, invites the international development community to access free learning resources.
Wiley Announces Branding Changes May 22, 2013
John Wiley & Sons, publisher of a number of books for professionals in the learning field, has announced a series of strategic branding changes. Among these changes is the discontinuation of the Pfeiffer brand. Read the details here!
Hatsize 4.0 Launched: Next-generation Training Labs May 21, 2013
A new, state-of-the-art interface in Hatsize 4.0 makes lab-based learning easier and more interactive.
From small-group presentations to stadium-filled sales seminars, Citrix connects people with a full range of video-enabled collaboration tools.
BrainShark continues to expand the capabilities of its SlideShark offering with new features. Mobile presenters can now invite remote meeting attendees to view live presentations over the web. SlideShark app users can now also get data on audience activity and draw on and annotate slides while presenting from iOS devices.
Docebo and American partners Dynamic Inventions and Mowerks unveil an eLearning ecosystem: LMS, apps, and Courses Marketplace. The new offering is integrated with WordPress, the most popular CMS in the world.
It's Time to Rethink Enterprise Video March 13, 2013
Panopto introduces a new release of its platform for video communication and social knowledge sharing.
Wax LRS from Saltbox is a Learning Record Store (LRS), based on the Tin Can API, that helps L&D organizations measure the impact of learning on performance. New features make it easier to understand all your learning data in one dashboard.
Infor to Acquire CERTPOINT Systems Inc. March 6, 2013
Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, announced on Monday, March 4, that it has reached an agreement to acquire CERTPOINT Systems Inc.
The eLearning Guild, the leading global community of practice for eLearning professionals, announced today that it has added several individuals to its program development team, including the hiring of David Kelly as program director for all Guild face-to-face events.
Lectora Inspire v.11: Demo Webinar February 27 February 27, 2013
Trivantis recently released the biggest upgrade in the history of Lectora, with a completely new interface and 112 new features. Get a firsthand demonstration of Lectora V11 today! Details in this article.
eLearning Guild to Produce Rapid Intake's DevCon Events February 16, 2013
The eLearning Guild, the leading global community of practice for eLearning professionals, has taken over production of the eLearning DevCon™ & mLearning DevCon™ conferences from Callidus Software, which acquired them as part of its 2011 acquisition of Rapid Intake. These events will expand the Guild’s offerings of highly technical developer-oriented content at its events.
ProExam Digital Micro-Credential Solution adds assessment, secure verification to “badges.”
A Slower Speed of Light: MIT Game Lab Scores January 23, 2013
The MIT Game Lab has released A Slower Speed of Light, a game that illustrates some conceptually challenging physics and math. As a kind of proof of concept, A Slower Speed of Light also demonstrates the Game Lab’s new OpenRelativity toolset.
Babson Study: Over 6.7 Million Students Learning Online January 16, 2013
The 2012 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group reveals the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6.7 million. However, most institutions remain undecided about MOOCs.
Brainshark's HTML5-based Mobile Player: Interactive Mobile Video December 18, 2012
Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile video presentations, has unveiled the Brainshark Mobile Player. This new HTML5-based player gives iOS and Android users a more interactive experience when they view Brainshark video presentations on their smartphones and tablets— without the need to download an app.
City & Guilds Acquires Kineo December 3, 2012
City & Guilds, the UK’s leading vocational education organization, has acquired Kineo and Kineo’s share of Totara LMS.
vTrainingTracker is a Tin Can API-enabled Learning Record Store fully compatible with both the .90 and .95 versions of the Experience API (also known as Tin Can API). This SaaS (software as a service) offers new opportunities to track, report, and reward learners.
ADL Collaborating with AICC on the Experience API November 1, 2012
The Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee (AICC) and the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative have agreed to collaborate to improve and solidify the Experience API (formerly referred to as “Tin Can”), ensuring its viability for the aviation industry and other communities served by AICC.
Intuition Unveils Revolutionary Knowledge Management Platform November 1, 2012
Intuition, a leading global knowledge solutions provider announced at DevLearn Conference & Expo the release of a new revolutionary knowledge management solution, Intuition Advantage.
Chetu Shows HTML5 Prototypes for Mobile Content Delivery October 31, 2012
eLearning provider Chetu announces prototypes at DevLearn 2012 for adaptive rendering on mobile devices.
dominKnow Unveils New Features in Claro at DevLearn 2012 October 31, 2012
Two years after announcing the beta release of Claro at DevLearn 2010, dominKnow is rolling out new features in the award-winning HTML5-compliant authoring tool during this year’s conference.
Adobe Presents Adobe Software Assurance at DevLearn 2012 October 31, 2012
Adobe will present its just-launched Adobe Software Assurance (ASA) at The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference and Expo 2012. ASA ensures that you are always using the latest Adobe technology without straining your software budget or administrative resources for your covered Adobe Software.
CERTPOINT Systems Presents at DevLearn 2012 October 31, 2012
CERTPOINT Systems explores the latest trends in technologies for training and development at The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo 2012 in Las Vegas.
Float Mobile Learning, the leader in developing custom mobile learning applications and mobile learning strategy, introduced new features for Tappestry today at DevLearn that will allow business professionals to capture and share learning and productivity data in a controlled and secure environment.
Piron Corp. Presents FlexiGuru eLearning Platform at DevLearn 2012 October 31, 2012
Piron’s Ankur Aggarwal, CEO and founder, and Myles Fuchs, chief revenue officer, will share their thoughts on the latest trends in eLearning and corporate training technologies and how to deliver successful business impact across the enterprise. The Piron team will also demonstrate the new, innovative FlexiGuru eLearning platform.
Skill Pill M-Learning and Prentice Hall/Pearson launch The Mobile MBA at DevLearn 2012 October 31, 2012
At DevLearn 2012, Skill Pill M-Learning is launching The Mobile MBA, a learning resource package consisting of a book, mobile videos, and tools to help boost business performance.
Following a six-month beta period, the official release of SkyPrep incorporates the feedback of hundreds of users and provides one of the most effective training tools in the market.
vTrainingRoom Launches Cloud-Based LMS with Tin Can Integration October 31, 2012
At DevLearn Conference & Expo 2012 in Las Vegas, vTrainingRoom today announced the release of ScholarLMS, the first-of-its-kind Tin Can API-enabled learning management system.
Refined Data Solutions, Inc. Releases Refined Training 2.3 LMS October 30, 2012
Refined Data is releasing the latest version of the Refined Training platform on the newest version of Moodle. The Refined Training Hosted Solution combines the power of Adobe Connect web conferencing technology with an industry-leading learning management system (LMS).
HT2 Launches HT2 Inc and Announces New US Offices October 30, 2012
HT2, the innovators in learning technology, are very proud to announce the establishment of HT2 Inc, a wholly owned US subsidiary with offices in La Jolla, CA. HT2 Inc will be on show at The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo, demonstrating their breakthrough social learning product, Curatr.
Kineo Launches Jumpstart Service for Totara LMS October 30, 2012
Kineo US has launched Jumpstart, a bundle of services to rapidly and economically implement open-source Totara LMS for businesses. Jumpstart is delivered as an on-demand solution that enables organizations to manage all of their online and classroom learning, forums, and certifications.
LaunchCycle Simplifies Project Management: See It at DevLearn 2012 October 30, 2012
Sealworks, Inc. will introduce the all-new LaunchCycle.com at The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, NV. LaunchCycle provides a simple way for teams to manage projects and tasks via an easy-to-use interface.
Docnito Launches New State-of-the-Art Learning Management System October 29, 2012
Docnito Learning Management System Inc. announces the release of its new, state-of-the-art learning management system. From simple testing to a full-blown campus-style environment, Docnito provides a customizable solution.
Easygenerator.com will announce the public launch of the free edition of its easygenerator authoring tool at The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference and Expo on October 31, 2012. The free version includes full authoring capabilities and is not time-limited.
Xyleme Adds Analytics to Cloud-based Delivery Solution Bravais 1.2 October 29, 2012
Xyleme brings analytics into its cloud-based delivery solution Bravais. User tracking, reporting, and analytics are among the highly anticipated updates released in Bravais 1.2.
Revealing the new Docebo Cloud LMS at DevLearn 2012 October 25, 2012
Docebo will reveal the new Docebo Cloud Learning Management System at DevLearn 2012. The Docebo Cloud LMS is designed to be easy to use and already integrated with a Marketplace environment.
New eBook: 61 Tips on mLearning: Making Learning Mobile October 24, 2012
People use mobile technology everywhere: at work, in school, while shopping, while dining out, and more. They carry their devices with them, and they enjoy referring to the devices. Each time someone uses a mobile device, there’s an opportunity for learning. Can you take advantage of these opportunities? Nine mLearning experts provide key tips to answer that question in this new eBook!
SlideShark App Adds Support for Video, Box, and Dropbox October 9, 2012
New integration with Box and Dropbox, plus new embedded video capability, makes SlideShark an ideal tool for eLearning and mLearning applications and for field performance support, as well as for educators, presenters, and instructors in face-to-face settings.
Social Learning: Answers to Eight Crucial Questions September 13, 2012
The eLearning Guild has released its 2012 research report on the numerous benefits of leveraging a more social approach to learning.
Tin Can API Continues to Gain Momentum September 11, 2012
The Tin Can API, a new eLearning standard that allows for the tracking and recording of learning experiences anywhere, from any device, continues to gain traction as more and more eLearning software providers commit to adopt.
Put PowerPoint in Your Pocket: SlideShark iPhone App September 5, 2012
Brainshark, Inc. has launched the SlideShark iPhone app. iPhone users can view and share PowerPoints on the go, and can connect to projectors for presentations to large audiences. This is a companion to the SlideShark iPad app announced last year.
Axonify Unveils Next Generation eLearning Solution September 4, 2012
Axonify has launched the next generation of its breakthrough eLearning platform, designed to change the way employees learn, retain, and apply knowledge in the workplace. Axonify reinforces critical learning by delivering bite-sized content on a daily basis, using game mechanics and brain science to drive engagement and real learning transfer.
Klowd.com Launches New Social Presenter App August 29, 2012
Klowd.com has announced the release of SlideKlowd—an audience engagement app that allows a presenter to share content and interact with a live audience via their smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other mobile device.
How can you develop and deploy eLearning quickly, efficiently, and with positive results and buy-in? What does the research say about which eLearning development and implementation methods work best and which methods are unreliable or ineffective? Here are top tips from execution experts!
Hatsize Unveils Industry's First Learning Voucher Solution August 16, 2012
Hatsize, the leading cloud automation software provider for hands-on training and demos, has unveiled Hatsize Learning Vouchers – the industry’s first self-paced, hands-on practice training solution. Students benefit from self-paced VMware lab practice.
Skillshare, a collaborative learning startup, launches The Classroom. This online area is available to every Skillshare class for students and teachers to interact, share resources, ask questions, get feedback, and more.
Safari® Books Online announces its next generation Safari To Go app is now available for iOS and Android phone and tablet users. The free app allows users to search, view, and organize content from thousands of books and videos about technology, digital media, and professional development, while utilizing the functionality and features of their iOS and Android devices.
Logical Operations Launches LogicalCHOICE July 31, 2012
Learning solutions provider celebrates grand opening and launches nationwide tour of a patent-pending multi-platform training model it says will transform the future of learning.
We’ve all seen eLearning courses that confuse learners because of poor design, a non-intuitive interface, and confusing navigation. Even without a professional graphic designer, we can apply basic principles to blend good graphic, user interface (UI), and user experience (UX) designs. Take the first step to successful outcomes for your learners with these tips from today’s design experts.
Adobe Launches eLearning Suite 6, Presenter 8 July 18, 2012
Industry-leading authoring suite introduces HTML5-based mLearning support, presenter compatible with Microsoft® PowerPoint.
Whether they like it or not, eLearning designers and developers must often don the project management hat. If panic looms at the mere thought of managing eLearning projects and SMEs, never fear! Start here with 65 tips from 11 contributors to help your projects – and your SMEs – stay on time and on target.
Adobe Unveils Captivate 6 with HTML5 Support June 19, 2012
New HD video workflow and other key enhancements help trainers quickly deliver professional-grade eLearning content.
Float Mobile Learning announces the release of Tappestry for iOS, the first social network developed specifically to enhance informal learning. The app makes its debut at mLearnCon 2012 today.
iSpring Converter: PowerPoint to HTML5 June 19, 2012
iSpring now offers “iSpring Converter” for purchase. The product provides PowerPoint to HTML5 conversion, allowing learners to view PPT-based presentations on iPad and other mobile devices.
Rustici Software announces that all of its products now support Tin Can API. This brand-new learning technology specification creates a world of experiences, both online and offline.
Xyleme’s latest mobile app provides anytime, anywhere moment-of-need support for iPhone and Android smartphones.
Adobe Announces Adobe Connect 9 June 12, 2012
The latest release of Adobe’s Web conferencing software delivers significant innovations for mobile learning, as well as other enhancements for mobile-to-mobile collaboration and for Webinars.
Claro Celebrates Anniversary with rEvolutionary Release June 12, 2012
dominKnow Learning Systems has announced the latest version of Claro. With eight feature-packed releases since it first launched last spring, Claro has quickly evolved into an industry leader in HTML5 content authoring.
New PowerPoint to HTML5 Technology: iSpring Beta June 7, 2012
During the first part of June, iSpring is introducing the beta version of their PowerPoint to HTML5 converter for iPad and mobile devices. Customers and others who are interested are invited to test the new product.
Brookwood and Advanced Mobile have partnered to create custom LMS-integrated iPad learning applications. These robust untethered solutions follow industry-standard design best practices and integrate with SCORM-compliant learning management systems to complete the “loop of learning.”
Citrix launches GoToWebinar Premier Event, which allows organizers to broadcast to larger consumer or business-focused audiences, reducing the communication and travel costs usually incurred when assembling larger audiences.
Blackboard Inc. announces a major update to Blackboard Mobile Learn, its popular mobile learning app. The app gives students and educators access to their courses and content on a variety of smartphones and is the first in higher education to enable students to take tests specifically designed for mobile devices.
Intellum Releases Enhanced Exceed LMS May 15, 2012
Enhancements include localization by individual learners, integration with GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar, automatic video uploads, and new reporting functionality.
Mobile Learning: The Time Is Now May 9, 2012
The eLearning Guild has released its 2012 research report on current trends, practices, and important strategic considerations for mobile learning (mLearning).
What comes to mind when you think of the cloud? Do you think of exciting ways to use this latest technology … or do you think about a place meant solely for daydreams? How can your organization get the most out of the cloud? What does it mean to the eLearning world? To learn more, start here – 53 tips from 11 eLearning technology and instructional design experts in a free eBook!
Articulate Launches Storyline May 3, 2012
Articulate announces the release of Articulate Storyline, the first eLearning authoring tool that’s simple enough for beginners and powerful enough for experts. The innovative features in Articulate Storyline revolutionize how eLearning authors create interactivity – there’s no programming required. Getting eLearning content to learners everywhere is easier than ever with Articulate Storyline.
(Press Release) Texas A&M University-Commerce announces the launch of a new, totally online Master of Science degree for practitioners in eLearning.
SkillSoft Announces Release of SkillPort 8 May 1, 2012
Leveraging a decade of SaaS experience with platform architecture expertise, and incorporating customer needs and requests, SkillSoft embarked on a journey to create the next generation learning platform. The result is SkillPort 8 – a platform that is highly configurable, offers improved access to relevant content, and results in a better user experience.
(Press Release) MIT OpenCourseWare has released a new cross-disciplinary course list presenting the core academic materials, including lecture notes and videos, from 66 MIT entrepreneurship courses.
Whether you are new to ID or have been designing eLearning for a while, it’s easy to get stuck in certain ways of doing things, and difficult to come up with new ways. How do you develop something new, successful, and cost-effective in your eLearning designs? Here are tips from 14 ID experts in a free eBook!
InfoPro Launches Collaborative Learning Platform Gnosis April 3, 2012
InfoPro Learning, Inc. announces the release of Gnosis, an advanced and sophisticated online collaborative learning platform with cutting-edge functionalities. With Gnosis, people can capture and share knowledge, experience, and expertise to better connect formal and informal learning within an organization.
WILL Interactive, Inc. has issued a challenge in the form of a call for entries for the creation of a serious game simulation to solve a pressing social issue. The deadline for entries is now April 20, 2012.
Global Giveback 2012, the fourth annual eLearning competition led by LINGOs in partnership with The eLearning Guild, will match volunteers from the learning community with NGOs (non-governmental organizations) to develop courses that help improve the work performance of staff working around the globe.
The eLearning Guild, OpenSesame, and humanitarian consortium LINGOs (Learning In Non- Governmental Organizations) have announced the finalists in the Third Annual eLearning Global Giveback Competition. The groups will announce the winner during a reception March 22, 2012 at the Learning Solutions Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida.
(Press Release) Updated SlideShark iPad app lets mobile professionals share PowerPoint® presentations online for on- demand viewing on all major devices, plus new content management capabilities.
iSpring Announces “Free QuizMaker” March 8, 2012
(Press Release) From the standpoint of engineering and functionality, iSpring’s authoring tools stand alone at the top of their categories. The company now offers a free version of its iSpring QuizMaker 6.0 program, with the same quality and usability as the professional version.
Learning Solutions Magazine Goes Mobile March 7, 2012
Learning Solutions Magazine has launched its new Mobile version, making the publication more accessible on mobile devices, particularly on phones.
(Press Release) Totara Learning Solutions, a global alliance founded by Kineo eLearning and Catalyst IT, has entered two new partnerships in North America with solutions providers Lambda Solutions and Allen Interactions.
Social Learning Platform Curatr Releases Version 2.0 March 1, 2012
(Press Release) UK-based Curatr, an award-winning platform that creates rich, active, and social eLearning, has released version 2.0 of the software. Curatr combines a unique interface with game-like mechanics and a collaborative learning environment.
Taleo Enterprise: A Retooled User Interface February 28, 2012
The latest release of this enterprise-class suite simplifies and unifies access to talent intelligence and new capabilities for learning. The result is more ways to find and develop tomorrow’s leaders.
Upside2Go Released For Android February 14, 2012
With this release, Upside2Go is now available on the third major mobile operating system, with the other two being BlackBerry OS and iOS.
MITx Prototype Course Opens For Enrollment February 14, 2012
Online-learning initiative’s first offering, “6.002x: Circuits and Electronics,” accepting registrants now.
Assima Announces the Acquisition of Kaplan Learning Technologies February 10, 2012
Assima is extending its product portfolio into the mid-level market with authoring tools STT and Atlantic-Link.
Oracle Buys Taleo February 9, 2012
Oracle plans to add Taleo’s Talent Management cloud offering to the Oracle Public Cloud.
Kenexa Agrees To Acquire OutStart February 7, 2012
Acquisition will address growing market demand for social learning, mobile learning, learning content management, and the integration of learning management and talent management.
New eLearning Guild Research Report
Media for eLearning: Top Tools January 25, 2012
Many an argument gets started over the merits and deficits of media tools – those indispensible software products that provide the functions required for creating, editing, and building media and eLearning content. The latest Guild report gives you the facts you need when you are deciding which tool to learn, purchase, or use.
ZebraZapps Arrives: Released at DevLearn 2011 November 3, 2011
[Press Release] Allen Interactions released Version 1.0 of ZebraZapps, its new authoring and publishing platform, at eLearning Guild's DevLearn Conference in Las Vegas, NV. This new authoring tool offers unparalleled flexibility and speed to create truly interactive applications and eLearning without writing a single line of code.
BlueVolt LMS Goes Mobile: HTML5 Mobile Interface November 3, 2011
[Press Release] BlueVolt's new HTML5 mobile interface enables learning on-the-go. The interface is in beta, but is available for free to all existing BlueVolt LMS customers.
Easygenerator Launches into U.S. Market at DevLearn 2011 November 2, 2011
[Press Release] After years of success in Europe, easygenerator will launch its latest version into the US market at DevLearn.
aNewSpring Releases Self-Service eLearning Platform at DevLearn 2011 November 2, 2011
[Press Release] aNewSpring, a Netherlands-based provider of online services that enable trainers to develop, maintain, and distribute innovative education products, announced today at DevLearn the international launch of the latest version of its self-service platform.
dominKnow Announces Latest Release of Claro at DevLearn 2011 November 1, 2011
[Press Release] dominKnow adds SCORM Cloud integration, an expanded catalogue of HTML5-based templates, and a library of royalty-free characters to Claro, the award-winning collaborative eLearning and mLearning authoring software.
Impatica for PowerPoint Back In The Game With HTML5 Support October 27, 2011
[Press Release] With the approach of the HTML5 standard, and rising numbers of iPads in education and the workplace, eLearning developers are looking for alternatives to Flash. Impatica for PowerPoint Version 5, launching at DevLearn 2011, offers rapid conversion of PowerPoint files into a format that can be built once and delivered everywhere.
Ayogo Games, Inc. Acquires Tandem Learning October 27, 2011
Ayogo, an award-winning creator of serious games has announced today its agreement to acquire Tandem Learning, a learning company that develops serious games and immersive learning solutions. [Press Release]
Taleo Learn: Transforming Talent Training and Development October 26, 2011
[Press release] Taleo Learn is a comprehensive solution for delivering, tracking, and managing formal and social learning content. This allows organizations to streamline learning and development and improve time to competency.
Impatica for PowerPoint Version 5 to Launch at DevLearn 2011 October 25, 2011
[Press Release] Impatica for PowerPoint Version 5 quickly converts PowerPoint content into high- quality online presentations that will play everywhere: on computers, iPhones, iPads and other devices. Impatica’s player uses HTML5, when available, to view these fully animated and narrated slides, but still works when HTML5 support is not available. See it at DevLearn 2011 in Las Vegas!
Windows 8 Metro Browser on Mobile Devices Will Be Plug-In Free September 15, 2011
Another mobile platform will be a Flash-free zone. Microsoft announced last night that the Metro browser, the part of Windows 8 optimized for tablets, will not support plug-ins.
Callidus Software Acquires Rapid Intake September 9, 2011
[Press Release] Callidus Software Inc., the leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM), announced late yesterday it has acquired the leader in collaborative rapid eLearning authoring, Rapid Intake.
Interactive Services Builds Falcon Lite Development System September 1, 2011
[Press Release] Interactive Services has developed Falcon Lite, a subset of the Falcon courseware development framework. Falcon Lite is Flash-based and specifically intended for projects where there is limited budget and less need for flexibility.
Infographic: Private Cloud Computing August 31, 2011
edCetra Training has released an infographic summarizing the state of private cloud computing today, its benefits, and its future directions. In addition, on September 7, edCetra is launching a TweetChat (#clouduc8), a monthly discussion about learning in the cloud.
Zenler Studio Pro to Address Game-Based Learning Gap: In Beta August 30, 2011
[Press Release] Zenler (www.zenler.com) has advanced development of its new Zenler Studio Pro product (ZSP) to the Beta phase. ZSP is a rapid authoring tool for production of interactive courseware, stand- alone game-based eLearning, and simulations. The company is seeking additional participants for the Beta group.
Infographic: The State of Digital Education August 22, 2011
Knewton has released an excellent infographic that summarizes a number of important metrics and other facts relating to the use of digital technology in education today, from kindergarten through institutions of higher learning.
(Press Release) Education software company Blackboard Inc. announced today that it will be acquired by an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners.
[Product Announcement] Xyleme announces Pastiche™, a new tool for developing interactive learning apps for iPad, at mLearnCon 2011.
[Press Release] Building on the trend of providing real time data and information in the moment of need, edCetra Training Inc, a Toronto-based learning services company, has developed Anan™, a cloud-based tool that delivers true rapid-publishing capabilities.
dominKnow Learning Systems announces Claro March 24, 2011
dominKnow Learning Systems will make Claro, their collaborative e-Learning creation and publishing solution, available April 27, 2011, but Learning Solutions Conference and Expo attendees can get a free 1-year subscription now.
edCetra and Metrix Group: Leveraging Intelligent Content March 17, 2011
Reducing time-to-knowledge is a competitive differentiator in business, and a key result area in government. Read about a new strategic partnership between two companies that will leverage intelligent content technology to enhance the offerings of each.
eLearning Brothers Launch Online e-Learning Interaction and Game Builder December 20, 2010
eLearning Brothers now offers a site where designers can create e-Learning interactions and games in minutes with no programming experience needed.