Monday 18 December 2017

Instructure adds to video learning capabilities in Canvas with Acquisition

Instructure, the company behind the Canvas LMS has bought Practice, a video microlearning solution company.

Described as "a scalable means for teams to frequently practice skills and receive meaningful, timely feedback through the power of peer-to-peer video assessment and coaching", Instructure sees the Practice solutions as adding interactivity and feedback to their talent management and learning solutions

Tuesday 12 December 2017

CloserStill Makes Third Acquisition of 2017 with Purchase of Online Educa Berlin

Since buying Bizmedia in 2014, the CloserStill appetite for acquisition has grown steadily which has allowed them to expand their product brand in the eLearning market, with the recent purchase of Online Educa Berlin adding not only the OEB Conference, but also allowing the launch of Learning Technologies Germany.

Friday 8 December 2017

CallidusCloud Buys Learning Seat for $26m

Callidus Software, the US based cloud eLearning supplier have announced they're buying Australian adaptive training and compliance learning content provider Learning Seat, for $26.4 million.

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Trivantis Up the Mobile & Responsive Game with Release of Lectora Online 4.0 and ReviewLink 3.5

Trivantis Logo

In an effort to make creating multi-device course development easier, Trivantis (makers of Lectora, CourseMill & ReviewLink) has released Lectora Online 4.0 and ReviewLink 3.5.

Friday 24 November 2017

Decentralised Project Based Online Learning on its Way via Blockchain & ICO

LiveEDU is developing a "decentralized online-learning platform" on the blockchain network that imparts real-life project-based learning, delivering live, video tutorial learning where content creators teach learners how to build real products.

Friday 17 November 2017

Survey - Flash in the Pan

Adobe have announced they’ll stop supporting the Flash plug-in by the end of 2020. As a result, your eLearning content that’s built around this plugin will essentially be, obsolete.

“we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content” 
Adobe - July 2017 

So with three years notice, what’s your plan for eLearning after Flash is gone?

Complete the eLearning Alliance survey and read the full Flash in the Pan article here.

Friday 20 October 2017

SumTotal Updates Talent Expansion Suite

SumTotal are extending their Talent Expansion Suite to include gamification capabilities, as well as including the ability to aggregate content across third-party content platforms and massive open online courses (MOOCs) with Experience API (xAPI).

Friday 6 October 2017

Moodle Receives $6m Investment

Founded in 2001, Moodle has relied on partners (there’s currently 84 of them) to generate funds for the central project by paying royalties, but Martin Dougiamas, founder and CEO of Moodle Pty Ltd, have now succumbed to an outside investor, with France based Education for the Many, injecting $6m dollars into the company.

Wednesday 4 October 2017

2020 Vision at Learning Technologies Group
It's been a busy few weeks for elearning services provider Learning Technologies Group, what with interim results in mid-September and new set of strategic objectives this week.

Back in 2013, when Indeed Online morphed from being a shell company to an eLearning services company called Learning Technologies Group with the £16.3m purchase of Epic, the Board of LTG targeted a strategy to grow annual revenues to £50mln.  With the interim results announced in September, the Board have met their target a year ahead of schedule.

Friday 22 September 2017

Introducing Totara Learn 10

Totara Learning has released Totara Learn 10, the latest version of its open source learning management software and the first release to bear the new Totara Learn product name replacing the previous Totara LMS name.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Learning Technologies Announces Shortlist of Nominees for 2017 Awards

The shortlist of nominees for the 2017 Learning Technologies Awards has been published, with projects and products from across the globe being among those included within the 24 categories.

Monday 21 August 2017

Two International Contract Wins for Tribal Group

Just a couple of weeks after reporting that the first half of the year has been a period of good progress, Tribal Group have today announced two contracts with a total value of £25.3 million.

Tuesday 15 August 2017

Voting for ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards is now Open

Established in 2007, the ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards celebrate and reward excellent practice and outstanding achievement in the Learning Technology field, and aim to promote intelligent use of Learning Technology on a national scale.

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Learning Design Live Programme Announced

Learning Design Live is specifically intended for anyone involved in learning tech design, and is running in conjunction with the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition which is taking place at the NEC in Birmingham on the 17th & 18th October.

Friday 21 July 2017

Positive half year trading update from Learning Technologies Group

Prior to announcing interim results on 18th September, LTG have today issued a trading update for the half year period up to the end of June.

Announcing an expectation that revenues will not be less than £20.8 million for the first half of the trading year (an increase of 62.5%), the LTG Board highlighted their confidence in achiving their strategic ambition of building an international business with annualised revenues in excess of £50 million.

Wednesday 19 July 2017

eLearning Alliance Meeting - 23 August 2017

The next Meeting of the eLearning Alliance will take place in The Melting Pot in Edinburgh on 23rd August 2017.

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Malvern launch 3dHive in UK to Help Clients Create Mobile Games Based Learning

Following their collaboration with Playware Studios in Singapore, Malvern International are launching their first offering in the area of Learning Technology - a platform to create mobile based games that can be used for learning and corporate training.

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Tuesday 13 June 2017

RM Education signs 5.5 year contract extension with Education Scotland

Following a competitive procurement exercise, Education Scotland have selected RM Education Ltd to continue to deliver Glow Authentication and Portal Services.

Friday 9 June 2017

Coursera secures $64m in series D funding

Launched in 2012, Coursera has emerged as the world’s largest online platform for higher education with more than 26 million learners, 150 university partners, and 2000+ courses, and includeing this round of funding, the company's total capital raised is $210.3 million. 

Thursday 8 June 2017

Skillsoft announces the general availability for Percipio

Skillsoft announces the general availability for Percipio which aims to deliver a simple and intuitive design to engage modern learners with a consumer-led experience to accelerate learning.

Wednesday 7 June 2017

How to Produce a MOOC

This 21 minute video is a deliverable of the European Union-funded project “BizMOOC – MOOCs for the world of business” and was recorded during the BizMOOC meeting at The Open University UK in Cardiff on 28 February and 1 March 2017.

CallidusCloud Buys Learning Heroes

CallidusCloud, the US based cloud eLearning supplier have announced that they're buying Warrington content developer, Learning Heroes.

Monday 5 June 2017

Zzish hits £1.15m funding target on Crowdcube

Zzish, the UK EdTech company founded by Charles Wiles, a former Google product manager, which aims to "democratise access to advanced learning technologies for teachers, pupils and developers", has exceeded its £1.15m funding target on crowdfunding platform Crowdcube – less than 24 hours after the campaign went live to the public.

Thursday 1 June 2017

eLearning Benchmarking Company Towards Maturity joins Emerald Group

Emerald Group, the publishing and research company based near Bradford, have announced that Towards Maturity will be joining the group.

Toward Maturity were established as a Community Interest Company in 2008 and is best known for its' eLearning benchmarking consultancy and research work.

Learning Technologies Award - Deadline Dates

This years Learning Technologies Award takes place on 29 November 2017 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London - so plenty of time to get your ticket if you're looking to attend.  However, if you're looking to enter then time is a bit more limited.

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Irish-based Global Learning Platform Announces Major Jobs Expansion

Alison, the free e-learning platform provider, has announced the creation of 30 new jobs due to the company’s expansion.

Monday 27 February 2017

eLA Discussion & Networking Meeting - ROI - Is It Worth It?

The next Discussion & Networking Meeting of the eLearnig Alliance is being held in Glasgow on 29th March.