Government Elearning! Magazine

DEC 2015 - JAN 2016

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

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10 Winter 2016 Governement Elearning! How Learning Transforms "In the last fve years we've seen a transformation happen in the learning functions of many organizations — and the advent of new trends and technologies are responsible for much of this shift," says Josh Squires, chief operating offcer at Docebo. "All this points to the key to success in corporate learning today being to leverage technol- ogy to uncover, create and share knowledge. "Many new wearable devices, gamifcation techniques and socially- enabled technologies are being used to help employees fnd and con- nect with internal experts," he adds. "Organizations that not only begin to think about learning through a more connected and participative process but also leverage that technology and apply it to learning in new and innovative ways." —More info: Interactivity One of the Keys to Learning Effciency If your intuition tells you that an online learning portal that prompts learners with notes and reminders at strategic spots, includes interactive polls and links to resources, and allows learners to take notes and send themselves reminders would be more effective than one that just entails watching the traditional video with periodic polls, you'd be right — times four. At least, that's what data from a recent comparative effectiveness trial indicates. The trial found that physicians, nurses and pharmacists who accessed 30-minute video-based activities through an interactive portal increased their knowledge and competency four times more in aggregate than those who accessed the same material through a traditional continuing medical education online activity. The trial included three 30-minute video-based activities for health- care professionals who manage pa- tients with dyslip- idemia. The same video was used in an interven- tional group and the traditional-format control group, with changes in knowl- edge and competence measured through identical pre- and post-activity tests. —More info: News News People on the Move BRYAN AUSTIN became the new vice president of Products at mLevel this past summer. He had been CEO of Game On! Learning. MLevel also has received $5 million in venture capital for expansion. It built out an enterprise-level platform with plans to extend into other types of content delivery from its platform. Version 3.0 should be available early next year at the earliest, mid-year at the latest. Former DIA senior intelligence offcer and Cyber deputy division chief TYLER COHEN WOOD has joined Inspired eLearning. He is also the critically acclaimed author of "Catching the Catfshers: Disarm the Online Pretenders, Predators, and Perpetrators Who Are Out to Ruin Your Life" (2014: Career Press). Prior to joining Inspired eLearning, Wood's career has spanned more than 16 years in the security and intelligence sectors, 12 of which were with the Department of Defense. RADHIKA SAMANT and TERESA DIETRICH are new to Namely, a start-up business that will specialize in HR consulting. Samant was previously chief fnancial offcer at EnterpriseDB, where she led human resources and operations and was integral in raising $60 million in funding, as well as growing out the team. Dietrich was senior vice president of Technology Operations and Security at WebMD, where she led a team of approximately 100 engineers. She was previously at AOL Tech and has nearly 20 years of experience working in the tech sector. Namely has also pulled in DEBRA SQUYRES from TriNet, who is now vice president of Client Services for the startup. KEVIN ROYAL is the new executive vice president and chief fnancial offcer at Bridgepoint Education. Most recently, Royal was in upper management at Maxwell Technologies, Blue Coat Systems and Novellus Systems, an S&P 500 company. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Harding University. Former CFO Dan Devine will remain with the organization through the end of this year to assist with the transition.

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