Government Elearning! Magazine

FALL 2016

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

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Government Elearning! Fall 2016 9 GRAVITOCITY, INC. is partnering with SALES GAUGE. Together, the two will enable salespeople to improve sales velocity by identify- ing and reaching new sources of senior-level prospects and closing business with them faster. Gravi- tocity's platform gives its subscrib- ers unfettered access to LinkedIn, ZoomInfo, and Data.com, a division of Salesforce.com, providing veri- fied contact information that allows salespeople to conduct immediate outreach to the right prospects. In conjunction with the technology, Sales Gauge teaches salespeople how to gain attention, engage and negotiate with these prospects through a mix of tested techniques that are presented via live training and e-learning modules. Polish start-up BRAINLY boasts more than 65 million users across 35 countries and now its adding U.S. company OPENSTUDY to its portfolio. Founded by a Georgia Tech professor, Emory University dean and an undergraduate, social learning network OpenStudy has helped more than 54 million users on its Q&A platform. OpenStudy has raised $1.27 million from Learn Capital and the Gates and Hewlett foundations, on top of support from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Georgia Research Alliance. Currently, both platforms will con- tinue to work separately. MOODLE extends partnership agreement with VIDYA MAN- TRA to the United States. The e-learning company offers end-to - -end learning platform solutions including course planning, content development and deployment of entire portals complete with front- end websites and e-commerce. Already an established Moodle Partner in India, Vidya Mantra is the ninth Moodle Partner in the United States. The Moodle Partner network is comprised of 81 part- ners serving Moodle users in more than 46 countries. APPLE named LEARNQUESTas its Authorized Global Training Provider. LearnQuest will offer new iOS devel- oper and technical courses globally to Apple's enterprise partners and customers around the world. These courses will help developers build- ing transformative business apps with foundational learning and best practice on architecting and creat- ing native Swift apps for enterprise, and app lifecycle management to keep apps up to date with current iOS features and functions. Techni- cal courses will assist enterprise customers and their partners with training on security, large-scale de- ployment approaches, and the fleet management of iPhone and iPad. Deals ELC Online On-demand Now Live ELC Online is now on-demand until December 8th. ELC Online's theme is "Get Smarter Faster" and sessions focus on engaging and empowering employees, best practices of smarter leaders and building a smarter enterprise. ELC Online hosts new live sessions and popular conference sessions including speakers from NASA, SAP and NATO. Karie Willyerd, workplace futurist's keynote is titled "Stretch: How to Future-proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace." A timely topic given that up to 67 percent of today's jobs may disappear due to computerization and automation according to an Oxford University study. Willyerd reveals five key strategies to extending your professional sell-by-date at ELC Online. Access Session Now at: http://bit.ly/28SU3mH Tech Tech Firms Lure Graduates From Firms Lure Graduates From University University Research Positions Research University Research Positions Positions University Research Positions In In the past, universities had their choice on top Artificial Intelligence the past, universities had their choice on top Artificial Intelligence (AI) (AI) engineers, but with technology giants Google, Facebook, Microsoft engineers, but with technology giants Google, Facebook, Microsoft and and Baidu expanding their AI activities to $8.5 billion in deals in 2015 Baidu expanding their AI activities to $8.5 billion in deals in 2015 alone, alone, universities are having a hard time keeping up with the high universities are having a hard time keeping up with the high salaries salaries and exuberant perks that so often come with Silicon Valley. and exuberant perks that so often come with Silicon Valley. Those students in the highest demand are experts in machine learning. learning. Technology companies have them perform many tasks Technology companies have them perform many tasks such such as spam-filtering, targeting better online ad placement, build- as spam-filtering, targeting better online ad placement, build- ing ing self-driving cars and machines that spot diseases from images. self-driving cars and machines that spot diseases from images. In the Deep Learning field, where computers gather conclusions based based on data sets similar to a human brain, nearly 40 percent of on data sets similar to a human brain, nearly 40 percent of papers papers are written by corporate-affiliated authors according to a are written by corporate-affiliated authors according to a University University of Toronto study. of Toronto study. Graduates are drawn to large technology firms for more than just just the salary and the perks — most grant them access to lots of the salary and the perks — most grant them access to lots of computing computing power and large data sets — and the freedom from the power and large data sets — and the freedom from the uncertainty uncertainty of securing research grants. of securing research grants. Another risk seen in this trend is that most large technology com- panies panies are located in the United States. Countries such as Canada, are located in the United States. Countries such as Canada, who who have been focusing on AI for a long time, will be hurt if their have been focusing on AI for a long time, will be hurt if their brightest brightest staff members and graduates relocate across the border. staff members and graduates relocate across the border. —More info: quid.com; utoronto.ca "66% of job candidates want to know more about the company culture and values." — LinkedIn JobTrends Report 2016

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