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L&D professionals asked: “Shall I compare thee to a Digital Academy?”

Scotland’s leading digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Learning Solutions, has joined in the practice of publicly making comparisons. In doing so, it has both history and popular culture on its side.   In an often-quoted sonnet, William Shakespeare once compared ‘a fair youth’ to a summer’s day; puppet meerkats help promote a website that [...]

Digital Academies address the challenges of the modern world of work

Digital academies – an initiative from the leading digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Learning Solutions – are helping organisations stay ahead of their competition by developing their most valuable asset: their workforce.   As proof of the digital academies ‘pudding’, eCom points to the fact that over 80% of the private sector clients for [...]

Online assessment and benchmarking tool for geoscientists establishes a worldwide audience

A UK-developed online self-assessment tool which benchmarks individuals’ skills and identifies skills gaps within the international operational geoscience community, is establishing a worldwide presence within nine months of its launch.   The tool - developed by eCom Learning Solutions, Scotland’s leading digital learning and assessment specialist, for Operations Geoscience International Competency Assessment (OGICA), a UK-registered, [...]

By | July 12th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

eCom helps in achieving the UK and Scottish Governments’ Energy Strategy aims

Helping people re-focus their energy-related industry skills – along with up-skilling and re-skilling for the energy industry - are key ways in which the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Learning Solutions is contributing to achieve the aims of the UK’s and the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategies.   A member of both Offshore Energies UK [...]

eCom Scotland joins Offshore Energies UK

Scotland’s leading provider of digitally delivered learning and assessment materials, eCom Scotland, has become a member of Offshore Energies UK, the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry.   Susan Gearing, eCom’s energy sector specialist, explained, “As eCom’s activity within this key sector of the UK’s and the world’s economies has [...]

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eCom Scotland’s investments in digital skills professionals pay off

In the light of growing demand for its products and services – taking its current turnover beyond pre-pandemic levels - the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland is continuing growing its investment in skilled digital skills professionals.   While not all its digital skills professionals are based in Scotland, eCom’s Managing Director, Wendy Edie, [...]

Research Findings Offer Boost for Consultancy Services

When it comes to corporate learning and development, never has the need for external consultancy services been greater, believes the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland.   Wendy Edie, eCom’s Managing Director, explained, “The shift to remote working, allied to the economic challenges from the coronavirus pandemic – coupled with, at least in Europe, [...]

‘Rocket-boosting’ Skills for Jobs White Paper praised by eCom Scotland

  Linda Steedman, Chairman of the digital learning and assessment specialist, eCom Scotland, has broadly welcomed the publication of the Government’s Skills for Jobs White Paper.   The White Paper, published on 21st January, aims to transform post-16 education and training, boost skills and get more people into work. It enshrines the Prime Minister’s Lifetime [...]

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 [...]

Book Review: The Expertise Economy

The Expertise Economy Authors: Kelly Palmer & David Blake Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing ISBN: 978-1-473-67700-5   Subtitled, ‘How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete, and succeed’, Kelly Palmer’s and David Blake’s book begins with an exploration of how humans really learn.   That’s because the authors make the point that the world of [...]