Thursday 20 December 2018

2018 Learning Technologies Award Winners

The 2018 Learning Technologies Awards were presented at the customary Gala Dinner in London, with this years event being held at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel.

Thursday 13 December 2018

CloserStill Media buys into eLearning Guild

CloserStill, which runs the Learning Technologies and Online Educa conferences, has bought a majority stake in Focuszone Media, Inc., which operates primarily as The eLearning Guild.

Thursday 11 October 2018

FutureLearn Seeks New Investment (£40m Suggested)

Following reports in the Financial Times that they're seeking a £40m cash injection, FutureLearn have confirmed that they are indeed seeking additional investors.

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Blackboard Rebrands MoodleRooms

Blackboard Inc. have announced that they are rebranding Moodlerooms , their SaaS open-source learning management system, as "Blackboard Open LMS."

Monday 24 September 2018

Flash in the Pan Take 2 – How will Your eLearning React when “Disable by Default” Hits in July 2019?

Adobe have told all of us that support for the Flash animation player will cease in 2020 – however …

… to compound the issue, Google have announced their Flash “Disable by Default” date for the Chromium browser as July 2019, whilst Mozilla say the Firefox browser will disable the Flash plug-in “by default” at some point in 2019.

Friday 29 June 2018

LearningPool Acquires MediaCorp

LearningPool, the Belfast based eLearning tools and content provider, have announced the acquisition of MediaCorp.

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Scottish Government Launch £2m Digital Development Loan Fund

The Scottish Government have launched a £2 million Digital Development Loan to provide funds to companies who wish to improve their digital capabilities and processes, focusing on areas such as cyber security, data analytics and software engineering.

Monday 11 June 2018

CloserStill Media buys Majority stake in Elliott Masies "Learning 2018" Conference

CloserStill Media, the company behind the Learning Technologies conferences, has bought a majority stake in ‘Learning 2018’ in a deal with Masie Productions.

A new company (CSM Learning), under a joint venture agreement, will continue to produce the annual Learning Conference held in Orlando, Florida with Elliott Masie leading the "programme curation" and hosting the event.

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Bolt Learning to Raise £4m Fresh Capital

Herald Scotland are reporting that BOLT Learning, the Paisley based online training company, plans to raise up to £4m to fund a major expansion.

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Fuse Universal raises $20 million from venture capital firm

Following a period of strong growth, Fuse Universal have raised $20m of fresh capital from venture firm Eight Roads Ventures which will allow them to invest further global expansion and in product innovation in areas such as machine learning and augmented reality.

Thursday 19 April 2018

Entries to Learning Technologies Awards 2018 now being accepted

CloserStill have kicked off the 2018 Learning Technologies Award race with the announcement of the key dates for entry submissions.

To enter an award, CloserStill identifies three steps to be completed:

Tuesday 20 March 2018

World of Learning now Accepting Seminar Proposals

This years World of Learning Conference is being held at the NEC in Birminghmam on 16th & 17th October.  As is now the case with all major conferences, in addition to the Conference, there is the Exhibition which includes a seminar programme that's free for Exhibition visitors to attend.

Thursday 15 March 2018

OEB - Call for Proposals

OEB, which this year incorporates Learning Technologies Germany is taking place in Berlin between the 5th and 7th December, a call for proposals for the event is now open.

By proposing a topic, talk or session by April 30th, 2018, you can help to shape this years event.

The overall theme for 2018 is Learning to Love Learning

Tuesday 6 March 2018

eLearning Network Members Survey

The eLearning Network have launched a 2 minute survey to help them better understand the benefits they can bring to their members via the network.

Thursday 22 February 2018

Instructure have eye on overtaking Blackboard

Instructure, the owners of the Canvas LMS, have announced annual revenues of $158m.  This is an impressive 43% increase on the previous year, but despite the growth, the company is still losing in the region of $50m a year.

Wednesday 24 January 2018

NetDimensions drives LTG revenue growth and to debt free position

In their announcement before going into their stock market closed period, LTG have said they expect full year results to show revenue has grown from £28.3m to £51.8m.

Unicorn Training Announce 42% Sales Growth and Purchase of Socrates Training

Unicorn Training have announced their sales figures for 2017 have grown almost 42% to £7.8m with an operating profit of over £1m. 

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Flash in the Pan

Adobe have announced that by the end of 2020, they will no longer support the Flash plug-in.