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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.
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, 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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, 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, 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.
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, a leading global knowledge solutions provider announced at DevLearn Conference & Expo the release of a new revolutionary knowledge management solution, Intuition Advantage.
eLearning provider Chetu announces prototypes at DevLearn 2012 for adaptive rendering on mobile devices.
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 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 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’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.
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.
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 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, 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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!
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.
The eLearning Guild has released its 2012 research report on the numerous benefits of leveraging a more social approach to learning.
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.
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 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 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, 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Enhancements include localization by individual learners, integration with GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar, automatic video uploads, and new reporting functionality.
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 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.
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 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.
(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 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.
(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.
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.
With this release, Upside2Go is now available on the third major mobile operating system, with the other two being BlackBerry OS and iOS.
Online-learning initiative’s first offering, “6.002x: Circuits and Electronics,” accepting registrants now.
Assima is extending its product portfolio into the mid-level market with authoring tools STT and Atlantic-Link.
Oracle plans to add Taleo’s Talent Management cloud offering to the Oracle Public Cloud.
Acquisition will address growing market demand for social learning, mobile learning, learning content management, and the integration of learning management and talent management.
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.
[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.
[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.
[Press Release] After years of success in Europe, easygenerator will launch its latest version into the US market at DevLearn.
[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.
[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.
[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, 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]
[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.
[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!
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.
[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.
[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.
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.
[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.
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 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.
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 now offers a site where designers can create e-Learning interactions and games in minutes with no programming experience needed.