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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 [...]

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 [...]

Vienna’s Technology-enabled Musical Celebration

Speaking at a press conference held recently in the Austrian Residence, in London’s Belgrave Square, the Director of the Vienna State Opera, Dominique Meyer, revealed that, during the 2017/2018 season, the ‘Wiener Staatsoper live at home’ programme will broadcast a total of 45 performances live on the internet.   In addition to the opera house’s [...]

By | May 15th, 2018|Categories: Learning Technologies, Sport and Leisure|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Explosive Learning Solutions helps to promote STEM careers locally

David George, lead project management trainer at the learning and development consultancy, Explosive Learning Solutions (ELS), will be a key speaker at a STEM project management conference being held in Harwell, Oxfordshire, on 29th November.   STEM – an acronym covering the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics – is a curriculum based on [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Business, Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

MOOCs are mainly for toffs, reveals ELIG conference

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were among the key topics discussed at the recent ELIG Annual Conference – held, this year, in London. Andy Lane, Professor of Environmental Systems at The Open University, revealed that studies show that MOOC students tend to be drawn from the already privileged in society. Those signing up for MOOCs [...]

By | September 20th, 2014|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Living books prompt evolving skills for designers, authors and readers

    Aided by technology, books are taking on new characteristics – and that has implications for both their readers and those who design, write and publish them.   While we used to have to make the decision between buying a hardback or cheaper paperback version of the book we wanted, book-lovers have several more [...]

By | August 9th, 2013|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Overwhelmed, overwired – and over-sold

'If feeling exhausted, stressed and overwhelmed has become the norm, you are probably overwired. Being overwired means being overwhelmed, often with serious consequences to your health and well-being’.   So says the marketing material for an e-book called ‘8 Ways to Rewire Your Life and Revamp Your Productivity’. The e-book sets out eight ways you [...]

By | November 16th, 2012|Categories: Business, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Good – and bad – times are probably just around the corner

The UK’s HR magazine has revealed research by the global professional services company, Towers Watson, showing that 31% of companies say they’re planning to increase their spending on HR technology in the coming year. The companies say that this will help them continue growth and improve efficiency in the face of a challenging economic environment. [...]

By | August 30th, 2012|Categories: Business Technology, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

CFOs’ influence grows over IT decisions

According to a survey commissioned by Google and carried out in January this year, organisations’ chief financial officers (CFOs) are becoming more involved in IT decisions. The survey (http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2164416/google-survey-cfos-set-bigger-decisions#ixzz1qWaMcRvb) showed that half of the respondents believe that increased levels of cloud adoption will result in the closer involvement of the CFO in areas more traditionally [...]

By | April 5th, 2012|Categories: Business Technology|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Solving parking enforcement problems cost-effectively

  LogiXML (www.logixml.com) the provider of next generation, web-based business intelligence (BI) software, is demonstrating its technology at Parkex, Europe's largest dedicated trade Parking Exhibition, which is being held at the National Hall, Olympia, London, on 17th and 18th April.   Known for pioneering a highly embeddable web-based architecture for integration within other products, LogiXML [...]