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Degreed is Bringing Europe a New Language: Skills

  In 2016, Degreed acquired Gibbon, a pioneer in developing software to curate and share learning resources from across the internet. Based outside Amsterdam, in The Netherlands, it was Degreed’s first big step expanding into Europe. But that was only the beginning.   Almost three years into Degreed’s European expansion, Gibbon has blossomed into a fast-growing [...]

EQUS launches to prevent spreadsheet mistakes and misinterpretations

While the use - and significance - of spreadsheets is growing, mistakes over their construction and interpretation are proving costly to industry on an almost daily basis.   According to a recent report from Salesforce, the customer relationship management (CRM) specialists, some 88% of spreadsheets contain errors. These are costing organisations billions of dollars due [...]

Six predictions for learning and development in 2019

The annual look by Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance (www.ftiecla.com) at what’s going to be hot in learning and development (L&D) in the year ahead focuses, perhaps inevitably, on the continuing impact of all things digital.   The difference we’ve been seeing over the last 12 months is the maturing of [...]

Ten Internet Tools for Foiling Fake News and Reputations

Fake news – a term much used in recent years – is neither new nor confined to purely ‘mainstream’ news. For a long time, it’s not been unknown for some job applicants to enhance their CVs (resumés) – and, to their cost, employers only discover this once the recruitment and selection process is over. By [...]

Gamification Nation wins award for Excellence in Gamification Design

London-based Gamification Nation has won the award for Excellence in No-Tech Gamification Design at GamiCon 2018. It won the award for its design of a cybersecurity board game for an insurance client.   “We enjoyed working with our client to design this collaborative board game, which was aimed at helping insurance agents understand the effects [...]

Financial Times | IE Corporate Learning Alliance partners with Volute to launch the Data Wheel

Executives can now think like innovators, thanks to a new type of learning tool - the Data Wheel.   Many organisations create, commission or purchase costly but valuable reports. Yet their value can be lost merely because of competing demands for employee attention.   Made by Volute, the Data Wheel reduces the chances of this [...]

By | March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Business Technology, Learning, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Five Predictions for Global Learning and Development in 2018

This year, the five annual predictions for the global Learning & Development sector from Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance follow the general view that technology – in the forms of machine leaning, artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) – will be a dominant force.   But it won’t all be [...]

Classical Music concert devotees, venues and promoters get a new App

Jubal has launched an App that enables its users to access details of classical music concerts involving specific artists, venues, music genres, and various event categories.   Named after the first musician recorded in Western culture, Jubal has been designed with classical music lovers – and promoters – in mind, although it can be used [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Business Technology, Lifestyle, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Learning Management Systems’ Market Size and Marketing Issues

Although, in one form or another, learning management systems (LMSs) – or virtual learning environments (VLEs) as they’re known in the education world – have been around for nearly a quarter of a century, no-one seems to be able to define either adequately or accurately the size of the market they serve.   One of [...]

LMS vendors get new promotional platform from eLearning Industry

Learning management system (LMS) producers and vendors can now promote their products and services via eLearning Industry's pay-per-click (PPC) platform.   The recently launched platform, which allows the world’s 1,230 or so LMS vendors to advertise their products and services online, provides targeted pay-per-click (PPC) internet marketing.   Christopher Pappas, the owner and founder of [...]