Government Elearning! Magazine

FALL 2016

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

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New Government Elearning! Fall 2016 47 Products: Solutions NEW MOOC TO OFFER MANAGEMENT QUALIFICATION A new MOOC course for a one-of-a-kind new MOOC course for a one-of-a-kind leadership leadership and development program and development program launched launched this summer on the FutureLearn this summer on the FutureLearn platform. platform. e new program was created e new program was created by by Charter Management Institute (CMI) Charter Management Institute (CMI) and and e Open University Business School e Open University Business School (OUBS). CMI and OUBS have developed the the Management and Leadership: Growing Management and Leadership: Growing as as a Manager MOOC to address the grow- a Manager MOOC to address the grow- ing ing appetite for online education by digital appetite for online education by digital savvy savvy managers. According to CMI's 2015 managers. According to CMI's 2015 Learning Learning to Lead report, only 20 percent to Lead report, only 20 percent of of managers say that digital learning they managers say that digital learning they have have undertaken has been accredited. undertaken has been accredited. e two-part MOOC has been designed for for new, aspiring or existing managers to new, aspiring or existing managers to develop develop professional skills. e courses professional skills. e courses are are open to anyone regardless of previous open to anyone regardless of previous qualifications qualifications or educational experience. or educational experience. Each Each course in the program takes learn- course in the program takes learn- ers ers three hours of study per week, over the three hours of study per week, over the course course of four weeks. Managers will be able of four weeks. Managers will be able to to update their skillset through a blended update their skillset through a blended approach approach including social learning, self- including social learning, self- directed directed study and peer learning. study and peer learning. Aer completing both parts of the MOOC, managers managers will be eligible to take a CMI Level will be eligible to take a CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership, Award in Management and Leadership, which which will help them work towards achieving will help them work towards achieving professional professional Chartered Manager status. Chartered Manager status. —More info: managers.org.uk INFOGIX OFFERS NEW E-LEARNING TRAINING MODULES Infogix will offer new e-learning training modules designed to make it easier for its global customers to continually improve their proficiency of Infogix product knowl- edge and learn how the latest product up- dates can transform data analysis. e new modules are designed to fit busy professionals' schedules and enable new product leaders to understand product ca- pabilities via web-based recorded sessions with a guided lecture and product demon- stration. Depending on the subject matter, modules take between 30 minutes to one hour to complete. Each module consists of web-based guid- ed lectures and assessments, and product demonstrations and hands-on practice. —More info: infogix.com BIZLIBRARY OFFERS NEW EMPLOYEE TRAINING SOLUTION FOR SMALL AND MIDSIZE BUSINESSES BizLibrary's latest release specifically ad- dresses small business challenges and their ability to implement practical employee training programs. e BizLibrary Collec- tion can now be used by small and midsize business leaders to help their company grow and reach goals through effective training. Some examples of small business chal- lenges that can be addressed through the online training include: new employee on- boarding, compliance training, manager and supervisor training, customer service skills and more. —More info: bizlibrary.com VETTECHTREK LAUNCHES NEW E-LEARNING PLATFORM With the goal of helping veterans find gainful employment in the technology industry, VetTechTrek was launched in 2015 and matched nearly 200 veterans and spouses with technology startups in New York, Silicon Valley and Wash- ington, D.C. Soon, the organization was overwhelmed with requests from compa- nies and veterans looking to participate in the program. In response, VetTechTrk launched Project Standard, a library of lessons that help veterans translate their work in the military to civilian work. Lessons are available in three content cat- Lessons are available in three content cat- egories: companies, topics and roles. —More info: https://www.kickstarter.com/ —More info: https://www.kickstarter.com/ projects/vettechtrek/a-digital-library-to- projects/vettechtrek/a-digital-library-to- build-incredible-post-militar/description EXACT LEARNING SOLUTIONS RELEASES NEW LCMS eXact Learning Solutions' new version — known as M16 — includes some major up- grades and brings important changes to the project management area of the platform. It project management area of the platform. It features a fully interactive Gantt chart so- ware, enabling project managers to manage a project directly from the dashboard — including assigning tasks, setting deadlines and more. M16 also features major updates to the LCMS's Online Editor. These bring the Online Editor closer the company's authoring tool, eXact learning Packager, by offering, among other things, full sup- port for interactions, along with theme personalization. eXact learning Packager offers users HTML5 templates to make creating screens HTML5 templates to make creating screens and courses merely a matter of dragging and dropping raw assets (audio, images, video video and so on) into a visual tree structure and so on) into a visual tree structure representing the template. —More info: exact-learning.com

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