Elearning! September

2014

Elearning! Magazine: Building Smarter Companies via Learning & Workplace Technologies.

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Elearning! September / October 2014 9 Top Industries for E-learning Named In the frst quarter of 2014, Software surpassed Health care to become the top industry for e-learning (based on percentage of companies) fol- lowed by Financial Services, I.T. Services and Marketing. Software was also the industry that spent the most on e-learning, followed by Health care, Financial Services, Health/Wellness and I.T. Services. The report sponsored by Mindfash showed trends around course de- sign and use, too. For instance, short courses are in favor. Most courses (nearly 60 percent) were 30 minutes or less in length. The number of slides included in the average course, however, was across the board: 25 percent had 10 slides or fewer, 33 percent had between 11 and 25 slides and 25 percent had between 26 and 50 slides. Finally, 75 percent of courses included an assessment for learners. California again took the spot among states for training, based on percentage of users (21.64 percent), followed by Massachusetts (11.12 percent) Illinois (9.49 percent) Georgia (6.79 percent) and Florida (6.7 percent). —Full report: www.mindfash.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/eL- earning_Report_Q1_2014.pdf 'Best of Elearning! ' Finalists Revealed at ELC14 The 10th Annual Best of Elearning! fnalists will be revealed at the Executive Learning Confer- ence 2014 in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 25-27. The industry's only true user-choice awards received more than 3,000 nominations from learning, human resources and talent executives. The awards encompass more than 25 product categories, such as LMS's and video publishing tools. ELC14 keynoters are Shirzad Chamine of Stanford University, Jeanne Meister of Future Workplace, and David Price, a senior associate at the Innovation Unit. —More info: www.elceshow.com BLACKBOARD has acquired PERCEPTIS, a help desk and student support services provider. Support specialists at Perceptis' two U.S.-based operation centers sim- plify the enrollment, fnancial aid, ad- ministrative processes and technical support for over 1.4 million students, faculty and staff members annually. Together, Blackboard and Perceptis will support millions of campus com- munity members at over 500 institu- tions, through support teams located at fve operation centers nationwide. QUMAS, an Accelrys, Inc. company, and NETDIMENSIONS will partner to market an innovative solution that brings the best-in-class learning man- agement capabilities of NetDimensions Learning to the Qumas Compliance Platform. This new integrated solution enables organizations to control all of their compliance management and all of their training requirements using a single platform. DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA is using CHRONUS Mentor to manage a corporate-wide mentoring program that helps em- ployees grow their skills and careers. Daimler is also using Chronus Mentor to cultivate future leaders and talent within the company. It believes that the new program is improving employee engagement, learning and satisfaction. There are plans to add more mentoring program tracks for new-hire training as well as community-outreach mentoring with local high school students. UNICORN TRAINING, one of the premier providers of e-learning solutions specializing in the fnancial services sector, recently utilized Articulate Storyline. Unicorn is turn- ing to Storyline to build custom and mobile training modules that allow learners to complete training on-the- go and on their mobile devices. With CISCO'S acquisition of AS- SEMBLAGE, the former indicated that it believes that the future is about simple and easy-to-use collaboration in the browser. Cisco gets Assem- blage's Kollaborate Web and video conferencing solution, Presentation. io, which is a presentation applica- tion and Same.io for screen sharing. These applications are focused on real-time collaboration within a browser and easy access from anywhere and any device: "one-click browser-to-browser collaboration." DOCEBO has announced a stra- tegic partnership with Ideo Factory. The new partnership is expected to spark new opportunities in the e-learning market by combining the solutions offered by Docebo with the competencies, skills and knowledge of Ideo Factory in North Africa, while driving volume and effciency in the partners' respective business objec- tives. PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL SERVICES (PMS) will transition its employee training and compliance programs to ELOGIC LEARN- ING's eSSential learning management system (LMS). The eSSential LMS gives administrators the ability to assign re- quired training and track compliance via a cloud-based platform easily acces- sible from any device. PMS was in need of a new system to automate many of the tasks that go along with maintain- ing regulatory compliance, such as notifying employees when a course or certifcation is due. CARSON-DELLOSA PUB- LISHING, a supplementary educational solutions provider for both teachers and parents in the United States, has chosen EXACT LEARNING SOLUTIONS' learning content management sys- tem (LCMS) to be the foundation of its digital content infrastructure, providing digital asset management and educational content authoring and deployment. Carson chose eXact because of its fexibility, scalability and ability to be integrated with other systems via powerful applica- tion programming interfaces (API). It supports content reuse and is customizable without creating costly system upgrade dependencies. IMC AG, a provider of learning tech- nology solutions, has entered into a partnership with New Zealand e-learn- ing consultancy LEARNING TECH. Through the partnership, Learning Tech will offer further consultancy services for the implementation of the Learning Suite, IMC's tailor-made, cost-effective learning management solution. ILLUMITI, a systems integration and management consulting frm, has been authorized to resell the solutions SAP Cloud for HR and the SAP Cloud for Customer. SAP Cloud for HR includes solutions from Suc- cessFactors which are designed to help organizations of all sizes moni- tor employee performance, enhance human resources communication and improve collaboration. SAP Cloud for Customer is a business software solution that enables mar- keting, sales and customer service teams to better collaborate and gain customer insights in order to provide more personalized engagement with customers and prospects. Deals News

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