Government Elearning! Magazine

FALL 2015

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

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Government Elearning! Fall 2015 11 Best of Elearning! Voting Now Open Voting for Elearning! magazine's 2015 Best of Elearning! awards is now open. Celebrating 11 years of success, the awards recognize best-in-class solutions for learning and work- place technology solutions across 27 catego- ries. Executives leveraging learning and workplace technologies, including readers, practitioners and community members from both the private and pub- lic sectors, are invited to cast their vote for best-in-class solutions until Oct. 15. One hundred percent of the nominations are placed by users in an open format. Unlike other awards competitions, there is no fee to nominate a solutions provider. The only requirement is that the nominations be made by users of learning and workplace technolo- gies. Winners of selected categories will be revealed in Elearning! magazine award issues. —Cast your ballot: www.2elearning.com/Best_of_Elearning!_ Awards_2014.html CBT NUGGETS, which creates on-demand online I.T. training, is providing training for the GOOGLE Cloud Platform, a suite of Cloud- based services that enables users to create everything from websites to applications. CBT Nuggets, which offers fve such training courses, is the only provider of self-paced online training for Google Cloud Platform services. TALENT PLUS has acquired TALENTMINE, a performance- based talent assessment system that assists health-care companies to select and engage talent optimizing patient service, quality, safety and effciency. Talent Plus has worked across the globe in a variety of industries for more than 25 years. It turned the focus on the patient experience and value-based purchasing in health care nearly fve years ago. EXACT LEARNING SOLUTIONS' learning content management system (LCMS) is being used by the U.K.-based international company, Axelos. This further expands the use of eXact learning solutions' LCMS in the U.K. Axelos is a joint venture company created by the Cabinet Offce on behalf of Her Majesty's Government (HMG) in the United Kingdom and Capita plc to run the Global Best Practice portfolio. TOTARA LEARNING SOLUTIONS has added GP STRATEGIES to its Global Partner network. GP says its objective is to get access to larger potential Totara users and clients. FLIGHT CAR, a new concept in concierge service that lets people parking at the airport rent their vehicles to other travelers, has selected the Saba solution to help develop its rapidly-growing team to deliver a unique brand experience. Flight Car's primarily Millennial staff and guest profles called for a talent management solution that would allow for easy access and "snackable" interactive content on a clear user interface that could be accessed on mobile systems anytime and anywhere. ELEKTA has selected NETDIMENSIONS Learning deployed via NetDimensions' Secure SaaS model to manage compliance training for employees and clients globally. Elekta is a human care company pioneering signifcant innovations and clinical solutions for treating cancer and brain disorders. In a related deal, Iperion has entered into a global partnership to offer NetDimensions Learning in a GxP-compliant Cloud environment. Iperion is a provider of information systems, Cloud computing and consultancy services for the life sciences industry. ATLAS KNOWLEDGE has secured the contract to deliver safety training for workers engaged on the high-profle TRANS ADRIATIC PIPELINE AG (TAP) project. The deal will see a total of 11 courses delivered to almost 300 onshore personnel working on the planned construction of a pipeline to bring natural gas across Greece, Albania and Italy through Europe's complex Southern Gas Corridor. The training, a mix of existing and customized courses, will include fre safety, manual handling, trip, slip and fall awareness and safe driving. Each will be delivered in line with in- country regulations and legislation. ACS TECHNOLOGIES, a global provider of church management software and service solutions, has acquired Solomon Learning Management System from Mersoft Corp. A technology ministry partnering with ACS Technologies for several years, Solomon was acquired to help better suit the needs of current and future ACS Technologies clients using Solomon as a third- party solution. In addition, future plans call for the use of Solomon's teaching platform to serve as an online product training resource for ACS Technologies clients. KPMG has entered into an agreement with TOWERS WATSON, a leading talent and human capital professional services organization, to acquire the company's Human Resources Service Delivery (HRSD) practice in the United States, United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Canada, Singapore and the Philippines. Atomic Learning has acquired Versift Technologies, which is a provider of end-to-end data warehousing analytic reporting solutions to school districts throughout the United States. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Appleton, Wisc., Versift Technologies has one of the highest customer-retention rates in the education industry. Deals W.H.O. Promotes E-learning E-learning could help prepare more health-care professionals, according to a recent review of research projects carried out by Imperial College London by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.). More than 100 studies found that undergraduate students acquired knowledge and skills through computer-based e-learning (CBL) as well as — or better than — they do through traditional teaching. Eleven of 33 studies demonstrated statistically signifcant knowledge gains for students engaged in CBL methods. Eight of 13 studies found a statistically signifcant difference in skill acquisition favoring the par- ticipants allocated to the CBL group. And fve of 12 studies found more favorable attitudes among CBL group students. There was also found to be statistically signifcant knowledge gains for students using 3-D enhanced visual aids compared to students using standard 2-D. The report concludes, "Information and communication technology (ICT)…called e-learning or blended learning…offers promising new modes for the delivery of education." The report, edited by Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, Rifat Atun, Josip Car, Azeem Majeed, Erica Wheeler, with 31 contributors from around the globe, is titled "E-learning for Undergraduate Health Professional Education." —Full report: http://whoeducationguidelines.org/sites/default/fles/ uploads/eLearning-healthprof-report.pdf

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