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10.04.08

Elearning effectiveness in doubt

Over half of learning and development managers (57%) now offer elearning as part of their training provision. But there are doubts about its effectiveness, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s annual learning and development survey
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eLearning DevCon 2008 Planned for Salt Lake City, Utah, July 14-16

Organizers for the e-learning developers conference, eLearning DevCon announced today that the 2008 event will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the University of Utah Campus on July 14-16.
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06.04.08

Trainers Invited to attend Next eLearning Network Event: Building Learning Communities

Can self-study elearning stand alone? Is it possible for really meaningful learning to take place without support from experts and peers? Can learning communities enhance the user experience by providing learners with ongoing support, inspiration and shared expertise? These are the issues to be tackled at the eLN’s next event – Building Learning Communities.
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Nigerians Urged to Embrace E-Learning

Nigerians have been tasked to fully embrace the innovativeness of e-learning, in view of the advances taking root already in all fields of endeavour all around the globe through information communications technology.
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12.09.05

E-Learning Industry Facing Critical Challenges

“If we don’t start focusing on proficiency and performance improvement, e-learning will become increasingly irrelevant to business owners in large enterprises. We’ve spent too much time picking the low hanging fruit, and people want results.†This was the central message Dr. Bill Bruck gave to the International Quality and Performance Conference for Instructional Design and Curriculum Development in Chicago.
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22.07.05

e-learning in Ireland

With more than 60 companies engaged in the e-learning sector, Ireland is poised to capitalise internationally on e-learning.
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22.06.05

Scouts adopt ALS e-learning

UK Scout Association has awarded a contract to AdVal Learning Solutions to develop a programme of e-learning to its adult volunteer members.
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Potential of PowerPoint assets for e-learning content

Lectora Integrator automatically converts entire PowerPoint presentations or individual slides into a Lectora format, where they can then be published as AICC/SCORM content or edited
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16.06.05

E-learning in Sri Lankan schools

The Sri Lankan Education Ministry has launched an ICT program for senior and junior school students. An extensive plan for IT development in the school system is presently being developed for implementation from 2005 - 2010.
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13.06.05

Top level talks for telecomms' e-learning specialists

Tata Interactive Systems and ntl played host to their colleagues in the telecom industry at a forum to discuss ‘making e-learning relevant to business’. The forum was held - by invitation of TIS – at ntl’s headquarters in Hampshire last week (7th June).
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Trainer1 Expands e-learning Courses

Trainer1, the independent e-learning specialist, is expanding its range of classroom-delivered training courses for those who want to learn more about e-learning.
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10.06.05

Unistal to Expand E-Learning Franchisees

Delhi-based Unistal Systems, engaged in data care, has announced it's planning to expand its channel network. The expansion is for its educational programs in e-learning mode
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08.06.05

Learning to enjoy e-learning

While online courses are expanding rapidly, Australian universities still post out traditional print study packages to tens of thousands of students who are studying by more conventional distance education methods.
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06.06.05

Chinese e-learning on the rise

Summary of the fourth International Conference on Internet Culture Education. Some discussion about e-learning and Chinese teaching.
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04.06.05

MOE urges promotion of Chinese language studies

With interest in learning Chinese as a second language increasing worldwide, Taiwan may be poised to become a leading center for language learning
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02.06.05

Trainer1 One Box

Trainer1, the independent e-learning specialist, has produced a kit containing ‘everything you need to build and manage e-learning’ within one box.
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E-Learning Poised For Higher Growth In India

Though e-learning as a concept is still in its nascent stages in India, the competition in this space is heating up as NIIT, Tata Interactive Systems, Mentorix compete for a larger chunk of the global e-learning pie.
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Center for Advanced Management Practice e-Learning Portal

American Learning Solutions has launched the Center for Advanced Management Practice (CAMP), a one-stop portal for executive education. CAMP programs were developed for individuals seeking to upgrade their skills, and enterprises that wish to access quality continuing education programs from established, world-class providers of executive education.
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ELearning Artisan Makes E-Learning Even Easie

GSELearning Software announced today a new release of its "ELearning Artisan" software application that allows users to create their own interactive multimedia eLearning content.
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01.06.05

SkillSoft Releases Russian Business Skills Courses

SkillSoft PLC today announced that it has released four business skills courses localized in Russian and has plans to deliver a total of 30 courses by end of 2005
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31.05.05

Microsoft e-learning courses revamped

Microsoft channel partners have reacted positively to its updated e-learning programme, which includes courses in designing, implementing and managing the vendor's technology.
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26.05.05

ICWAI launches e-learning module

The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI) has announced the national launch of its e-learning module here on Wednesday. The objective is to provide access to thousands of aspiring students in the remote areas of the country.
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25.05.05

E-learning call for proposals

The European Commission has published a call for proposals for its e-learning programme.
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24.05.05

E-learning becomes a workforce stimulant

Most learning management systems are purchased for specific business projects, but it isn't long before they start catering for employee interests, too - such as superannuation or share-option plans. In fact, organisations typically go through at least five phases until they reach full utilisation of these systems.
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21.05.05

NCI opens e-learning research centre

The National College of Ireland (NCI) has unveiled a new research facility that will spearhead research into the use of technology in education.
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17.05.05

Update on Rapid e-Learning Market

Study Shows 80% Growth over Last Year and Projects $410M Market in Products and Services by 2006
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Domino's Pizza Drives Employee Retention with eLearning Program

Harvard Business School Publishing (HBSP) eLearning today announced that Domino's Pizza has deployed the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) Leadership & Management Program.
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11.05.05

Texas District Chooses Riverdeep's Award-Winning Courseware

The Plano Independent School District has adopted Riverdeep's award-winning Destination Success(TM) to help close the achievement gap among at-risk students.
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10.05.05

ITEP Portal launches e-learning tools to boost IT education

The IT Education Project, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Crown Prince of Dubai and Defence Minister of the UAE, announces the launch of its new portal, which incorporates additional and enhanced features to improve IT awareness for potential and aspiring computer users in the United Arab Emirates.
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09.05.05

GeneEd and Zenosis Announce Strategic Partnership to Integrate and Distribute a New Complementary e-Learning Product to Global Pharmaceutical Enterprises

As major multinational pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and agricultural companies continue to embrace e-learning as the primary method of increasing workforce productivity, GeneEd and Zenosis, the premier providers of life science e-learning in the US and Europe respectively, today announced that they have formed a strategic partnership to create a new product that will utilize their complementary platforms.
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07.05.05

Developing and Delivering e-Learning Symposium

The development and delivery of e-Learning in the University of Ulster is up for discussion at a symposium hosted by the Faculty of Engineering at Magee this week. The symposium which takes place on May 4, will provide a forum for university staff to meet and exchange their ideas and experiences of e-Learning is very timely, according to Derek Woods, School of Computing and Intelligence Systems e-Learning co-ordinator.
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06.05.05

Issues in e-Learning

ROI and Budgets Still an Issue for eLearning
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04.05.05

XIMB introduces e-learning course

There may be many that will follow suit, but Xaviers’ Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar (XIMB) has been the one to take the lead. Come July and virtual classrooms will assist the first batch appearing for a post-graduate certificate programme in business management.
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Dade Behring Now Offers KnowIT e-Learning Training for PFA-100 System

Dade Behring announced that its KnowIT(SM) virtual classroom (Knowledge-building Interactive Technology) is now available for its PFA-100(R) System customers. (1)KnowIT(SM) is the company's proprietary online courseware, which provides interactive learning on-site in the laboratory, and is accessed by logging on to www.dadebehring.com.
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Reliance Info launches e-learning

Reliance Infocomm has tied up with the Xavier's Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar to launch India's first virtual MBA programme.
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03.05.05

Report Shows Widespread Use of E-learning Among Nonprofits

he first-ever Nonprofit and Association E-learning Survey shows wide and growing adoption of e-learning among nonprofit organizations and associations, with more than 54 percent of total respondents either using e-learning or planning to in the next 12 months. Sponsored by Isoph (http://www.isoph.com) and N-TEN (http://www.nten.org), the survey provides the first broad data on mission-based organizations’ use of e-learning technologies.
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02.05.05

Virtools and Virtuel Age International Announce Alliance

Virtools, the leading provider of interactive 3D authoring tools, announced today its partnership with Virtuel Age International, their new Value Added Reseller specialized in the field of intelligent e-learning.
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Riverdeep Extends Destination Reading to Grades 4 - 8 and Beyond

Riverdeep(R) has announced three new products that extend its critically acclaimed Destination Reading(R) courseware to grades 4 through 8 and beyond. The addition transforms the company's Destination Success(TM) offering into a complete, comprehensive reading and math solution for grades K-12.
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E-learning good way to keep employees keen

More people want to study using e-learning schemes, says recruitment firm Chandler Macleod.
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28.04.05

Butler Adds New Pro/E Training Curriculum to Add Client Value

Butler International, Inc. announced today that it has added a new Pro/ENGINEER (Pro/E) web-based training program to its curriculum to provide Butler employees the skills to utilize Pro/E most effectively. Well trained Pro/E users add value to Butler's clients by completing projects accurately and in less time.
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26.04.05

Challenges of Child-Welfare Profession Addressed Using Distance Learning

Training workers is essential to the success of child-welfare agencies, but it costs time and money that agencies often lack. Two University of Arkansas professors have partnered to develop an efficient and effective distance-learning model for training child-welfare practitioners
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First Nations students certified via Cisco e-learning

First Nations communities across Canada are taking a mixture of in-class and e-learning courses from Cisco that could help students maintain the very networks through which the material is being delivered.
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25.04.05

Knowledge is power and e-delivering it pays well

It may be that knowledge is power, but for one Ottawa-area training company, the money is in helping others acquire that knowledge.
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E-learning nous for DMC

Dubai Men's College (DMC) has revamped its IT architecture so that the institution could embrace e-learning. In order to continue to attract bright students and to ease the burden of its IT administration, DMC took the decision to completely overhaul its IT practices, installing a state-of-the-art infrastructure at its new campus in Dubai.
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Futuremedia Awarded e-Learning Contract by Barclays

Futuremedia plc, a European e-learning content and services provider, today announced the launch of a learning portal for the Barclays Wealth Academy, building a community of wealth professionals within Barclays Private Clients division. This division offers a range of financial services to Barclays high net worth clients, including private banking, estate planning and stockbroking.
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OCLC WebJunction Learning Center Moves To Isoph Blue Enterprise Edition

Isoph today announced that WebJunction, a project of OCLC Online Library Computer Center, has licensed the enterprise edition of its flagship e-learning platform, Isoph Blue.
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24.04.05

Whizlabs in League with Learning Advantage

Whizlabs Software, a leading provider of online IT Tests and IT Certification Preparation Solutions, has joined hands with Learning Advantage for selling its corporate IT solutions in the South African market. Whizlabs solutions for Corporates include online IT tests for Recruitment, Employee Evaluation, Training Effectiveness and IT Certification Preparation.
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23.04.05

E-Learning Winter Olympics - Winners Announced

ScribeStudio today announced the winners of the e-Learning Winter Olympics. The Olympics were an opportunity for ScribeStudio.com Subscribers to showcase the online courses they created with ScribeStudio’s e-Learning toolkit. Subscribers had a month to work on their courseware before presenting to a panel of judges. Finalists were selected from a wide range of industries, from high school language departments, to large manufacturing companies performing customer and sales training online.
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18.04.05

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South Korea will spearhead the development of global e-learning standards with the U.S., as the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Institute for Electric Commerce (KIEC) for a business partnership, according to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) Thursday.
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17.04.05

Dubai kick-starts regional e-learning association

Following the outstanding success of the first Middle East Learning Technologies (MELT) conference that took place in Dubai, industry leaders have joined forces to form a professional association to enhance standards, quality, and technological development in the region.
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14.04.05

E-learning inspires Euro universities

WebCT survey discovers e-learning adoption rates increasing in academic environments, with librarians driving the integration of systems
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03.04.05

Academy to lead IT education in Egypt

The United Nations is placing huge significance on its Easy Learning initiative, aimed at spreading e-learning throughout the Middle East and North Africa region.
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02.04.05

Ground-breaking e-learning summit opens in Dubai

World-leaders in e-learning are assembling in Dubai for one of the most important conferences in the industry's history
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31.03.05

WorkLife Media acquires Radish Media, CMI Resiliency e-learning products

WorkLife Media announced today that it has acquired Radish Media, a specialty web development and creative company focusing on the employee assistance market, and the e-learning products of Atlanta-based Crisis Management International, Inc.
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28.03.05

Formation of New Open Source/Commercial e-Learning Software Group

WebCT Chief Technology Officer Chris Vento is a founding member and co-chairman of a standards panel dedicated to the premise, the new IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS/GLC) Tools Interoperability Working Group. The panel intends to make course management systems and associated learning tools interoperate without customization, regardless of whether they are open source or commercial products.
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Oman International Bank implements Element K Middle East's intranet e-Learning platform KnowledgePlanner

Oman Bank International has become the first bank in Oman to implement KnolwledgePlanner, the powerful intranet e-Learning platform that offers an interchangeable Arabic-English user interface.
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Launch the Collaborative Assurance & Risk Design e-Learning Center

Paisley Consulting and SmartPros Ltd. jointly announced the launch of The Collaborative Assurance & Risk Design(R) (CARD) e-Learning center. The e-Learning center provides quick, easy access to cost-effective online training to help organizations comply with the requirements imposed by Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II, operational risk management and other corporate governance and compliance measures.
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24.03.05

West Norfolk Council Uses e-Learning Software For Freedom of Information Act

West Norfolk Council is using Ivy Learning Services’ Freedom of Information Act software to train their staff about the prerequisites of the new Act that came into place on 1 January 2005.
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Saba to Acquire Enterprise Learning Vendor THINQ

Saba today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire THINQ Learning Solutions, Inc., a privately-held Baltimore-based provider of enterprise learning management solutions.
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23.03.05

European Universities Plan To Expand Use Of e-Learning

Almost all universities plan to expand their use of e-learning over the next two years according to a survey commissioned by WebCT, and a further 74% said e-learning already plays a major role across a majority of university courses, or believe it will within the next three years.
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E-learning industry shows signs of growth

The influence of e-learning is continuing to spread throughout the UK economy and more and more people are becoming involved in its purchase, delivery and use, according to the eLearning Network (ELN) - the UK's foremost professional association for users and developers of all forms of e-learning.
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22.03.05

Thinq selected as sub-contractor for federal government e-Learning

FasTrac, a federal contracting vehicle for learning technology, has employed Baltimore, Maryland-based Thinq Learning Solutions as a sub-contractor to provide its suite of learning software to government agencies.
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SyberWorks Chosen by CustomerCentric Systems LLC to Develop Online Content

SyberWorks have been selected by CustomerCentric Systems LLC, a leader in sales process training and consulting, to develop online content and host their CustomerCentric Selling Sales Training Program.
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Working Parents e-Learning

Acas has launched a free e-learning package to help employers deal with working parents' rights in the workplace
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e-learning forum draws heavyweight support

The Gulf's top decision-makers in education and training have thrown their weight behind the first MELT (Middle East Learning Technologies) conference and exhibition being held in Dubai during April.
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21.03.05

PM College Launches Self-Paced Project Management e-Learning Program

PM College, the training and professional development arm of project management consultancy PM Solutions, has launched a new e-learning program called PM Professional Coach(TM). Designed to prepare project managers for Project Management Professional (PMP(R)) certification, PM Professional Coach enables project managers to focus on the fundamentals of project management at their own pace. It is ideal for companies that want to supplement classroom-based project management training and that seek to improve or certify their project management staff. At a cost of 70% less than comparable programs, PM Professional Coach is the most affordable project management e-learning solution available.
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20.03.05

Gender Awareness E-Learning Program Sets Stage for Improved Productivity, Retention

Scottsdale National Gender Institute TM today released its new e-learning program “Bridging Gender Differences©.†Designed for employees and managers, the course reveals the gender-related misunderstandings that create obstacles to communication, teamwork, productivity and employee retention
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18.03.05

International Employee Training Workbook Converted to E-Learning

Employee training and enhancement is one of the most important employee benefits and improves loyalty and retention, according to an American Management Association (AMA) survey. Many companies are moving to online training as they have found that e-learning allows employees to work at their own pace, in their own location, cutting the cost of training and improving efficiency in the organization faster
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Universities 'expand e-learning'

Universities across Europe plan to increase their use of e-learning over the next two years, a survey suggests.
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'Genyo' offers e-learning kit for HS studes

HIGH school students can now be taught regular subjects like English, Science, Math and Araling Panlipunan using learning software with interactive features that is touted to be the first of its kind in the Philippines.
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16.03.05

e-Learning Strategy

The Department for Education and Skills have announced a five year strategy for the use of e-learning technologies to achieve a more personalised approach within all areas of education and children's services in England and Wales.
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DfES e-Learning strategy

The DfES e-Learning strategy launched yesterday is one of the first large scale IT-driven proposals to be unveiled by Secretary of State Ruth Kelly since she took office. (UK)
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Sales of Riverdeep's Destination Success Up 63% in 2004

Sales of Destination Success(TM), Riverdeep's award-winning comprehensive math and reading solution for K-12 schools, grew 63% in 2004, the company has announced. The company credits the upswing in sales to districts looking for effective ways to meet the mandates of No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
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15.03.05

E-learning start-up plans big

24*7 Learning, a small e-learning service provider, does not plan on remaining small for long. The company, which closed last year with Rs 1.5 crore in revenues, plans to finish this fiscal with Rs 3 crore and Anil Chikkara, founder and CEO of the company predicts that they will be growing by another 100 per cent the next year too.
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e-Learning sees schools hit the superhighway

Every school in England will also get broadband internet access by next year, under new plans aimed at using the latest digital technology to improve the classroom experience.
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BP signs major e-learning deal

BP has signed a major e-learning deal to transform learning across its business – making use of the latest technology to enable a worldwide learning organisation. The global deal, with e-learning provider SkillSoft, allows BP to supply up to 80,000 users with its own custom-developed training and third-party vendor modules as well as with SkillSoft and Books24x7 content.
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14.03.05

Global Financial Services Association Selects WBT Systems to Power e-Learning Initiative

WBT Systems, a leading provider of enterprise e-learning solutions to the financial services sector, today announces a major partnership with LOMA, the leading trade association to the financial services industry. Under the terms of the agreement, LOMA will use WBT's learning management system/learning content management system (LMS/LCMS) solutions to power LOMA's online learning development and delivery operations. WBT's LMS/LCMS systems will be powering not only LOMA's standard online learning offerings, but will also allow LOMA to provide its members and customers with privately branded online learning sites through an application service provider model.
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11.03.05

E-training flows at drainage manufacturer

ACCORDING to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, manufacturers are one of the worst three providers of structured staff training in the nation (at 34%), along with retailers (34%) and transport and storage organisations (17%).
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e-Learning DevCon 2005 Receives Four Star Rating from Training Media Review

Rapid Intake Inc, the e-learning development company that organizes and hosts e-Learning DevCon (www.elearndevcon.com), the annual e-learning developers conference, has announced that the conference received a four star rating from the independent reviewing organization Training Media Review (TMR, www.tmreview.com). A four star rating is the highest possible rating awarded by TMR.
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Good Guys Selects Creative Channel Services to Develop E-Learning Program

Good Guys has selected leading marketing and sales training agency Creative Channel Services, LLC (CCS) to develop its comprehensive e-learning management system and web-based sales and product training program.
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08.03.05

Industry Standard E-Learning Research Identifies Capability of 89 Authoring Tools

Brandon-hall.com, the independent e-learning consulting firm, has released their new online subscription-based service, "Authoring Tool KnowledgeBase: A Buyer's Guide to the Best E-Learning Content Development Applications." This research is the largest e-learning industry study of its kind and is an update and extension of brandon-hall.com's yearly printed report on authoring tools. This research studied 89 authoring tools geared toward e-learning, examining assessment capabilities, standards compliance (AICC, SCORM, Section 508), rapid development capabilities, collaboration features, technical guidelines, extensibility and compatibility with other products. "The course developer's palette has become more diverse. In addition to industry-standard Web development tools, there are
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07.03.05

Filipino publishing firm moves to e-learning

A PUBLISHER of supplementary magazines for high school students in the Philippines for the past 25 years has jumped into the e-learning bandwagon. Leveraging on its accumulated content, the Diwa Asia Publishing Group Inc. decided this year to aggressively implement an e-learning strategy in a package combining an interactive student resource called "Genyo;" mobile school software; a teacher-training course on technology; Internet connectivity; and access to an online portal.
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Knowledgebase of 89 E-Learning Authoring Tools Released by brandon-hall.com

The 2005 brandon-hall.com report on e-learning content development tools covers 89 authoring tools geared toward e-learning. The in-depth research, now delivered as an online subscription-based service, examines assessment capabilities, standards compliance (AICC, SCORM, Section 508), rapid development capabilities, collaboration features, technical guidelines, extensibility and compatibility with other products.
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Lackawanna College Selects Jenzabar's Campus-Wide Enterprise And E-Learning Systems

Jenzabar, Inc., a leading e-business and e-learning solutions provider dedicated to higher education, today announced that Lackawanna College in Scranton, PA, has selected the company's Jenzabar EX enterprise software system, a key component of Jenzabar's Total Campus Management approach.
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05.03.05

Jamaica PM to launch e-learning project

Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has announced that the government will shortly be introducing an e-learning project to assist with the delivery of education. Mr Patterson said the government has realised the importance of moving education into the computer age and that the project will be a multi-agency one, "driven by the Ministry of Industry, Technology and Commerce but anchored in the Ministry of Education Youth and Culture."
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National Bank of Abu Dhabi partners with eCompany to implement e-learning solutions

In a landmark development for the UAE e-learning industry, eCompany, Etisalat's one-stop e-powerhouse Business Unit that provides Internet services and ICT Solutions, today announced its partnership with National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) to implement a LearnOnline e-learning solution for the bank's staff across the UAE branches.
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04.03.05

CourseAvenue Expands Presence in China with Leading Technology and eLearning Content Provider Beyond Technology Inc

CourseAvenue, the industry’s leading provider of team based rapid e learning technologies and services, today announced that it has partnered with BEYOND TECHNOLOGY INC, the leading e learning and knowledge management company in China to offer leading eLearning solutions in China and Asia Pacific
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03.03.05

BEDROCK LEARNING LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE TRAINING CENTER FOR RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS

Bedrock Learning, Inc., an online and custom corporate training provider founded by long time industry leader Helen Heneveld and curriculum developer Gareth Hancock has launched its first online training course designed specifically for residential technology installers. The course, Fundamentals of Structured Wiring, teaches everything an installer needs to know about wiring homes, including wiring topologies, cable types and standards, distribution panels, the construction process, and more.
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£50m internet university a 'disgraceful waste'

university degree courses over the internet was today condemned as a "disgraceful waste" of public money after it attracted just 900 students at a cost of £50 million
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Public Schools March into E-Learning

Glastonbury School District’s Foreign Language Department today announced its plan to develop and launch a suite of online courses using the ScribeStudio.com online platform from Distance Learning, Inc. (DLI) in partnership with SANS Inc. (Software and Network Solutions). Glastonbury, a long time user of SANS’ instructional based language learning systems, will pilot test online courseware development in Spanish, French, and Russian. The courseware will be made available for use by students district-wide. "The language teaching profession has always been progressive in its use of technology,†said Glastonbury School District Foreign Language Director Christy Brown, “and Glastonbury has long been recognized as one of the leaders within the language learning market.
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01.03.05

CPP Launches Three-Pronged Professional Services Organization

CPP, Inc., today announced the launch of its new Professional Services Organization. CPP Professional Services offers a full range of training, research, and technology services that make it easy for any organization to employ CPP's well-known assessments and related applications as part of a comprehensive training and organization development program.
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SmartPros Awarded Multi-Year Contract from Gannett Fleming to Train DOT Employees for Engineering Exams

SmartPros Ltd. Engineering Division, a developer of online exam preparation and continuing education courses for engineers, announced that it has entered into a multi-year contract with Gannett Fleming, Inc., for SmartPros' online PE Exam Review and FE Exam Review courses. Gannett Fleming will use the SmartPros products to train Department of Transportation employees in preparation for the Principles and Practices (PE) exam and the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
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Futuremedia to Provide Tax-Efficient Benefits Package to Compass Group

Futuremedia plc, a leading European e-learning content and services provider, announced an agreement with one of Britain's largest employers, Compass Group plc (London Stock Exchange: CPG), whereby Futuremedia will provide home computers, bicycles and childcare vouchers to all eligible Compass employees under the government's Home Computing Initiative (HCI) and other tax breaks
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Four-Billion-Dollar E-Learning Industry Growing As Powerful Tool For Smaller Businesses

Electronic-learning, which is increasingly used as a productivity tool by small to medium-size businesses (SMBs), has become a $4 billion industry growing at 10-15 percent yearly, reported the Information Technology Solution Providers Alliance (ITSPA), a national, non-profit group that helps SMBs understand how technology and local technology providers can help them succeed.
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New face on e-learning Board

Ufi Ltd, the company behind learndirect - the government sponsored national e-learning network, has appointed a new Board member to represent the interests of learndirect in Wales. Bryn Davies, Principal and Chief Executive at Ystrad Mynach College, brings to the Board experience of teaching, management and leadership in the further education sector, and a solid background working to promote the value of lifelong learning within industry and government.
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28.02.05

Whitbread e-learning initiatives set industry standard at awards ceremony

Whitbread’s new e-learning training programmes have won two of the top awards at this year’s Institute of IT Training Awards. The initiatives were praised for delivering innovative web-based training at both brand and corporate level to more than 25,000 staff across more than 2,000 sites in the UK.
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Dubai springboard for next phase of USD23 billion e-learning industry

Online learning technologies and services grew to become a USD23 billion global industry last year and Dubai is at the forefront of an annual 20 percent growth rate
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25.02.05

Aura Interactive Reaches a Million Users in Latin America and Europe

Aura Interactive is a company with more than eight years of corporate e-Learning specialization and with great experience in the development and implementation of virtual training solutions for public and private entities. This year, Aura Interactive reached a million users trained in Latin America and Europe, reaffirming its leadership as an e-Learning solution supplier due to the quality of its product, its costumer service and its high technology applied. San José, Costa Rica
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24.02.05

Disengaged young people neglected in 14-19 White Paper says Ufi

Styles and approaches to learning are as important as location for those young people who have become disengaged from learning. That’s the view of Ufi, the organisation behind the learndirect e-learning network, which says e-learning and other innovative approaches to learning can be more effective in engaging disaffected pupils with learning than more conventional teaching methods.
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Instructional Design and Development Expert Lee Karns to Highlight SumTotal's ToolBook in eLearning Guild Forum On Software Simulations

SumTotal(TM) Systems (Nasdaq:SUMT), the largest provider of learning and business performance technologies, services and processes, today announced that instructional design and development expert Lee Karns will highlight SumTotal's ToolBook 2004 content and simulation authoring solution in an online session entitled, "Designing Performance-Based Software Simulations for Maximum Impact" held today, February 24 at 12. p.m. PST. The session is part of the eLearning Guild's Online Forum on Effective Use of Simulations to Enhance e-Learning, which runs from 8:30 a.m. PST to 2:15 p.m. today
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Buy Now, Don't Pay Later - Quality Assurance is of age

Like all embryonic enterprise system markets, the 'e-Learning' market, has reached a semi-molten state. Standards and benchmarks are gradually forming, but those that are unable to recognise quality or the need for quality assurance (QA) are still creeping into failure. 60% of UK e-learning implementations have failed to meet objectives and remained in a state of creeping costs or outright system rejection, according to widespread research. Compare that to the 40% of cases that have reported success, and questions relating to quality and what is required to produce successful outcomes certainly commands attention.
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23.02.05

E-learning on a budget

Limerick-based e-learning company PrimeLearning has launched a new online training programme for consumers in Ireland and the UK that it claims cuts training costs by two thirds. Here2learn.com, which goes live tomorrow, will provide accredited adult training across hundreds of subject areas including IT training, stress management, financial basics and project management.
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CLX Investment Company Announces eStrategy Solutions Content Development for Texas Board of Nurse Examiners

Investment Company (OTCBB:CLXN) today announced that its portfolio investment company, eStrategy Solutions, an e-learning and cost recovery solution provider, has been engaged to deliver specific online content for the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners and its state licensing program. The first program scheduled for delivery is Ethics.
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Study's future online

T has been hyped as the learning solution for people on the move, in the workplace and in far-flung corners of the world. Now, after a long and often bumpy ride, some of Australia's biggest employers have given e-learning the thumbs up.
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22.02.05

e-Learning key to HR development

RAPID development of human resources, a pre-requisite of the 21st century can be achieved through e-Learning, said Dr Sam Pitroda, CEO C-SAM, in his address on the second day of the E-ducation Without Borders 2005 conference in the capital He noted that e-Learning could be employed as a tool to open horizons, harness knowledge and re-engineer decades-old antiquated processes in education, health services, governance and so on.
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GeoLearning to Host Webinar on Leveraging Technology & Training Outsourcing Services

Josh Bersin to address current trends in training outsourcing industry; review best practices for leveraging the Managed Learning Services model.
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21.02.05

When Will E-Learning Be Ready for Corporate Prime Time?

Even training guru Elliott Masie, one of the first analysts to use the term 'e-learning' and a consultant and adviser to CEOs and chief learning officers at such places as McDonald’s, American Express, and the Department of Defense, remains a 'cautious advocate' of Internet-based learning.
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19.02.05

CNS: e-learning is crucial to development of UAE education sector

Computer Network Systems (CNS), the leading UAE system integrator, is participating in the E-ducation Without Borders conference (EWB 2005).
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17.02.05

Blackboard and CampusMBA Make for a Winning Combination in e-Learning

Blackboard Inc. is pleased to congratulate one of its corporate clients, CampusMBA, the educational arm of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), for winning first place for Best Virtual Corporate University/Best Use of Technology from the Corporate University Best in Class Award (CUBIC).
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Dedicated Micros Creates Web-based Training for Digital Video Products

Interactive training now available for company's line of digital recorders and network video servers
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Ernist project wins e-Learning awards

ERNIST Schoolportraits won the European eLearning award (eureleA) in the category 'Journalism and Reporting' at the prize-giving ceremony on 14 February 2005 in Karlsruhe. ERNIST is an eLearning Programme project coordinated by European Schoolnet, that has brought together researchers and education inspectorates from The Netherlands, the UK, Finland, Austria and Switzerland to investigate and exchange effectively their insights into the use of ICT in schools. The final report of the ERNIST project was presented to the European Commission on 7 February 2005
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16.02.05

Hi-Performance Learning spearheads e-learning in SA

Hi-Performance Learning (HPL) has been internationally recognised for its development of technology that could revolutionise e-learning in SA and other developing countries
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Plateau Executive to Present at New Learning Technologies Conference

Sr. V.P. Brad Cooper to Discuss Applying Human Capital Knowledge to Driving Operational Business Performance.
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15.02.05

Creative Learning Media win e-learning Project of the Year Award

Creative Learning Media's work with Whitbread has received the prestigious accolade of e-learning Project of the Year at the Institute of IT Training Awards for 2005. The award recognised the outstanding success of Whitbread's delivery of CLM's e-learning courses via the el-boxTM - a Tablet PC pre-loaded with e-learning courses for their Team Members.
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Futuremedia Completes Acquisition of Open Training

Futuremedia plc, a leading European e-learning services provider, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Open Training, a leading provider of e-learning services in Sweden, for $2 million in cash and stock, in addition to an earn-out provision subject to performance targets and the issuance of a minimum of 300,000 options to Open Training's employees. Open Training generated approximately $2 million in revenues in 2004. The Company is profitable and has no debt.
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Bersin & Associates Announces Comprehensive Review of e-Learning Authoring Tools; 90-Page Report Rates 17 Authoring Tools on Nine Key Factors; Also Provides Recommendations and Selection Guidanc

Bersin & Associates, the only research and consulting firm solely focused on What Works(R) e-learning research, today announced the availability of its newest report, "E-Learning Authoring Tools: Product Reviews and Selection Guide." Targeted to training developers and managers, the 92-page report offers a comprehensive look at this diverse market, which is currently valued at more than $550 M in worldwide annual sales. The study, done in partnership with Training Media Review, covers 17 authoring tools in six categories: general, instructional, presentation, general simulation, software simulation, and help. The report also guides the selection of tools, based on required skill level, budget, project suitability, standards compliance, technical compatibility, and technical constraints
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Whitbread's e-learning project awarded

Creative Learning Media’s work with Whitbread has received the accolade of e-learning Project of the Year at the Institute of IT Training Awards 2005. The award recognised the success of Whitbread’s delivery of e-learning courses via a pre-loaded PC. The judges awarded it the top accolade for the way in which the courses were supported by online tutors. Over 24,000 courses have been completed since the project began 18 months ago.
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WBT Systems signs World Bank to e-learning technology

WBT Systems, a global leader in enterprise e-learning solutions today announced that the World Bank has selected its TopClass e-Learning Suite to manage, develop and deliver training to an audience of 36,000, including its 10,000 employees as well as client organisations around the world.
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12.02.05

E-learning project enters new phase of training

The e-learning project funded by the US Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) for select Yemeni High Schools has entered a new phase of training from January 29 – February 2, 2005 for twenty-five administrators and teachers from five Sana’a area high schools.
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11.02.05

E-learning systems

Launching its E-learning systems in Chennai, Singapore-based SkyQuestCom has said it would target one million subscribers in the country in the next three years.
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09.02.05

CourseAvenue Joins Macromedia Alliance

CourseAvenue, a global provider of web based, collaborative rapid e learning applications, announced today that they have become a member of the Macromedia Alliance Partner program
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MEPI e-learning project enters new phase

The E-learning project funded by the U.S. Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) for selected Yemeni High Schools has entered a new phase of training. Twenty-five administrators and teachers from five Sana'a area high schools attended training from Jan. 29 – Feb. 2.
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08.02.05

REDSIREN INTRODUCES E-LEARNING COURSE, TO ENSURE DEVELOPMENT OF TRUSTWORTHY, MORE SECURE WEB APPLICATIONS

RedSiren, the world's most trusted provider of IT security management solutions, today introduced a new RedSiren Institute e-learning course designed to provide Web application developers with the knowledge they need to build stronger and less vulnerable applications. The new application course is the first in a three-part series focused on reducing design and coding vulnerabilities that weaken applications, which can lead to a reduction in companies' information security.
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Atkins uses e-learning to roll-out generic and bespoke training to 10,000 employees

Atkins - the world's third largest consulting engineering and architectural group - is using e-learning to create bespoke Health & Safety, HR and systems courses and to deliver generic training in desktop IT skills.
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Stellenbosch University leads Africa into enterprise-scale e-learning with WebCT Vista

Stellenbosch University, a 138-year-old institution in South Africa, has selected WebCT Vista(TM) to accelerate the evolution of its burgeoning enterprise e-learning program. The decision affirms WebCT as Africa's preferred e-learning solutions provider with 32 colleges and universities, including the African Virtual University consortium, having selected WebCT solutions. Stellenbosch University is the first African institution to pursue enterprise-scale e-learning with WebCT Vista.
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07.02.05

E-learning's Marathon Man

Pankaj Jathar, of leading e-learning provider, TATA Interactive Systems (TIS), is in strict training to take part in his first London Marathon - being held on 17th April.
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WebCT Unveils Enterprise-Class E-Learning Modules for Colleges and Universities Growing Their Use of E-Learning

WebCT Vista modules let WebCT Campus Edition customers add the academic enterprise capabilities most important to their institution
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06.02.05

Bisk taps e-learning trend

Bisk Education, a homegrown, privately held online education company, is adding 45 jobs to meet the needs of two educational institutions it just signed up as e-learning partners.
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Sirsi Buys E-learning Company Docutek

Sirsi Corporation recently announced the acquisition of Docutek, which markets e-resource and e-learning solutions. Sirsi said that, as a wholly owned subsidiary, Docutek will continue to "design, develop, sell, and support its Docutek ERes, Docutek VRLplus, and Docutek atSchool products, which serve 550 customer sites and nearly four million end users around the world." Docutek will remain in its current offices and retain general staff; however, Docutek's president and CEO Nathan Vince and technology VP Slaven Zivkovic were casualties of the buyout.
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E-learning scholarships

HEEDING the call by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammed and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi for Malaysians to improve their proficiency in English, Learned Solutions (M) Sdn Bhd (LES) recently awarded 10 scholarships to University Putra Malaysia (UPM) for its Efl e-learning programme.
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04.02.05

TrainUp.com Announces Launch of its New Online Career Training Portal. Over 50,000 Instructor-led and Online Course Listings from premier Training Providers Nationwide.

TrainUp.com, announces the launch of its online career training portal located at www.TrainUp.com. With over 50,000 instructor-led and online courses already listed from nearly 120 partnering training providers in the US and Canada. The site provides a new level of functionality for persons seeking to find, research, and register for career training in fields including Business, Human Resources, Information Technology, Health Care, HIPAA, and Environmental. At TrainUp.com users can also submit requests for on-site or custom training and receive bids from premiere training providers.

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Riverdeep 2005 SIIA Codie Award Finalist in Four Categories; Products Destination Success & Kid Pix 4 Deluxe for Schools Nominated As Finalists for SIIA 20th Annual Codie Awards

Riverdeep Inc., LLC, a leading publisher of educational content and developer of interactive learning tools that engage children and empower teachers to realize success, is pleased to announce that two flagship products, Destination Success(R) and Kid Pix(R) 4 Deluxe For Schools have been nominated as finalists by The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, for its 20th Annual Codie Awards.
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New opportunity in e-learning

SkyQuestCom, a Singapore based company, has launched its e-learning systems in India to provide learning resources and training programmes through the internet for the professionals and business houses.

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02.02.05

Futuremedia Awarded Major E-Learning Contract by UK Crown Prosecution Service

The UK Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has awarded a two-year contract to Futuremedia to develop customised courses for the CPS's Learning and Development Department. The contract provides for an initial payment of up to GBP 350,000 (US$ 655,000) expected upon delivery of the first order, currently anticipated for the end of March 2005, and could result in additional revenues over the duration depending on the number of courses developed.
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VIDITalk and Capital Edge Learning Form Strategic Partnership

VIDITalk Corp., a leading provider of video messaging software, announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with Capital Edge Learning ("CEL"). The companies provide integrated e-learning solutions for their respective clients.

CEL develops and implements custom e-learning content solutions for its clients. As part of the CEL/VIDITalk partnership, VIDITalk video messaging software will be integrated into CEL's e-learning platform. David Loughran, Capital Edge Learning's CEO, said, "We offer our customers highly customized e-learning solutions that include top tier multi-media technology. Collaborating with VIDITalk enables us to create virtual help desks that provide video Q&A sessions between students and instructors from any location with Internet access. A particularly exciting aspect of this solution is that it introduces e-learning efficiencies into the live, instructor led course environment, yet requires no major long term investment in technology by our clients."

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Operitel Corporation Delivers Major Enterprise e-learning Application to Konica Minolta Business Solutions

Flexibility of Operitel's LearnFlex(TM) LMS Application Shines During Implementation Challenges Faced Due to Merger
Operitel Corporation and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the completed installation and deployment of the latest version of Operitel's flagship learning management system, LearnFlex, at Konica Minolta

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01.02.05

Korea Looks to Grab Lead in Global 'E-Learning' Market

In order to secure the lead in the growing global market for online training services, the Korean government plans to invest W45 billion or US$43 million in the sector by 2010.
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28.01.05

UDI's Enterprise Information Gateway

UDI Technologies, a division of the UDI Group of Companies, has created an Enterprise Information Gateway (EIG), to streamline complex business communications.

EIG reduces information turnaround time and ensures all communications facilities are centrally located.

EIG incorporates our current communication applications including Evaluate (the training needs analysis and assessment tool), E-Proc (product catalogues with B2B e-commerce), Eazy-Train (the learning management system) and E-Learn (the online e-learning application).
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27.01.05

Unique Awards for the E-learning Industry

In an unprecedented move, the eLearning Network (ELN) - the UK's foremost professional association for users and developers of all forms of e-learning - has joined with publishers BizMedia to launch the eLearning Awards.
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26.01.05

Hot Business Opportunity: e-Learning

Some recent statistics show that the e-learning field will grow robustly over the next several years. Could this be a business opportunity for you?
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E-learning for everyone

Thailand's proposed cyber university could help the disadvantaged get an education
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Major Growth Forecast for Multi-Billion Dollar Online Training Market

Recent 2005 predictions and year end studies estimate the online training market will continue to grow exponentially with technology delivered e-Learning increasing 35% per year, and more.

The US corporate e-Learning market is estimated to reach $23.7 Billion in 2006 according to the Bloor Research Enterprise Content Management and Collaboration practice's report on important trends for 2005.

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25.01.05

Balance Learning Debuts Performance Management Training Program, Developed in Conjunction with Delta Air Lines

Balance Learning, a provider of comprehensive blended learning solutions for strategic corporate training, today announced the availability of "Performance Management," a comprehensive blended learning curriculum targeted to supervisors, managers, and other professionals responsible for assessing and managing employees' performance.
The program, developed in partnership with Delta Air Lines, addresses a wide variety of topics, including how to set performance standards and goals, various ways to monitor employee performance, and methodologies for assessment. As with all Balance Learning offerings, the performance
management program includes self-paced learning, instructor-led workshops, on-the-job activities to reinforce learning and milestone assessments to measure results.
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The Trainer1 three

Trainer1, the independent e-learning specialist and creator of sophisticated courseware for learning, is revealing three major advances in the electronic delivery of learning materials at its stand at the Learning Technologies exhibition, taking place at Olympia, London, on 26th and 27th January.

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LEADING ANALYST PROFILES ISOPH BLUE E-LEARNING SYSTEM FOR MEMBERSHIP-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

Isoph, a developer of successful e-learning initiatives, announced that leading learning research and advisory firm brandon-hall.com has profiled the Isoph Blue e-learning system in its recently updated "LMS KnowledgeBase: In-Depth Profiles of 52 Learning Management Systems, with Custom Comparison Across 200+ Features.â€Â
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General Physics Corporation Chosen to Provide e-Learning Services To National Science Foundation

Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), a subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX), was selected by GoLearn to integrate, launch and host the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Plateau(TM) Learning Management System (LMS) and e-learning platform. In addition, GP will provide Level I call center support. This will enable the NSF to deliver web-based training, provide classroom management capabilities including scheduling and resource tracking, and manage training and human capital performance, via the Internet.
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22.01.05

Harbinger Group plans e-learning centre

E-learning player, the Harbinger Group is investing in a centre of excellence at Pune. The company, which has already made an investment of Rs 4.5 crore, now plans to invest an additional Rs 2 crore this year. Plans are afoot to increase the headcount to 200 from 110.
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19.01.05

New authoring software for further education and adult community learning sectors

Tutors in the adult education sector can now get first-hand experience of creating e-learning materials as well as adapting pre-existing courses - thanks to a new service from The Training Foundation. Developed with Ufi Limited, the organisation behind e-learning providers learndirect, the free Acce-Leratorââ€Â¢ online authoring tool gives tutors a quick and simple way to create tailor-made courses for their learners.

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Canon Europe aims to double take-up of e-learning

Technology manufacturer Canon Europe hopes to double the use of online learning among employees by 2006, after rolling out a new e-learning system to 11,000 staff across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Online learning currently forms around 20 per cent of all learning at Canon Europe and the company plans to increase this to about 40 per cent by the end of 2006.

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E-learning era dawns Education landmark as King launches Project for Future Schools

His Majesty the King, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, said yesterday that King Hamad Project for Future Schools was a turning point in the history of education in the country and would move Bahrain towards the e-learning era. Inaugurating the project at Al Hidaya Al Khalifiya Boys Secondary School.
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Minister praises advancement in e-learning

UK Education Minister, Barry Gardiner, has praised the progress being made in e-learning in Northern Ireland's schools while attending the Moving Young Minds’ World Conference in London.
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18.01.05

McVities launches e-learning language scheme for workers

UK biscuit maker McVities, part of United Biscuits, has said it is launching a new e-learning language scheme for its workers.

The company said the move is in response to the increasingly multinational workforce of the food manufacturing industry. It hopes that by encouraging staff back into learning it will increase productivity.
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Tomorrow's programmers, tools and e-learning

Interactive games and simulations may make online learning fun but they add significant cost and production time. But this will not always be the case.
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E-Learning Program Receives ASTD Recognition

HFMA's e-learning partner, MG Strategies, recently had its online library recognized by the American Society of Training & Development for meeting ASTD's e-learning courseware certification standards based on compatibility, interface, production quality, and e- learning instructional design. The designation demonstrates HFMA courses with MC Strategies meet the professional industry standard.
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Namcol Embraces E-Learning

SEVERAL educationalists yesterday converged on the first ever, week-long training workshop aimed at developing electronic learning for distance education which started at a centre in Windhoek.

The workshop, a brainchild of the Namibia College of Open Learning (Namcol) in league with Unesco, is aimed at designing material for e-learning, the first of its kind locally.
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Canon makes elearning available to 11,000 employees

Canon Europe is making elearning courses in IT and professional skills available to 11,000 employees across the Continent.

The courses, from Thomson NETg, are being delivered via Canon's learning management system (LMS) MyLearningZone, which has been in place for about a year.
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Organizations Surveyed by THINQ Learning Solutions Indicate Plans

Eighty-four percent of Fortune 1000 and government organizations recently surveyed by THINQ Learning Solutions, Inc. have plans to invest in their knowledge management systems over the next 18 months, moving to the next stage on THINQ's Learning Management Maturity Model(TM) (LM3) as part of that investment.

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GeoLearning Contributes to Education Program at ASTD TechKnowledge 2005 in Las Vegas

West Des Moines, IA, 01/18/2005: GeoLearning, Inc., the leading provider of managed learning services and hosted learning technologies, will be participating at the American Society of Training & Development's TechKnowledge 2005 Conference & Exposition at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV February 2-4, 2005. Subtitled eTensify: Take E-Learning to the Next Level, ASTD's premier learning technology event features several contributions from GeoLearning as part of the conference’s education program designed for e-learning decision makers, managers and developers.
GeoLearning's vice president of client development, John Shrader, will lead a workshop called Working with LMS & LCMS Vendors: Getting What You Want on Thursday, February 3 at 10:30am in Demo Area #2 (next to the Cyber Center on the expo hall floor). Using the LMS and LCMS Requirements Checklists provided in this session, attendees will learn how to define business requirements, work effectively with potential vendors, and conduct an objective platform evaluation.

GeoLearning's vice president of marketing, Will Hipwell, will participate on a panel discussion moderated by e-learning analyst Josh Bersin. What Works in LMSs? A Discussion with Buyers & Vendors is on Thursday, February 3 at 2:30pm in Capri Room 112/113. Panelists will review best practices in the implementation and ongoing use of LMSs. The panel will include leading vendors and training professionals whose organizations have implemented and actively use LMSs.

Conference attendees can request GeoLearning's E-Learning Strategy Blueprint at the GeoLearning booth, or request it online at www.geolearning.com/bp. The free templates, tools and methodologies provided in the E-Learning Strategy Blueprint are designed to guide e-learning professionals through the essential steps of launching an e-learning initiative successfully…from identifying business requirements to building a plan, evaluating alternatives, and avoiding common pitfalls.

GeoLearning will be also showcasing its ASP-hosted GeoMaestro' learning management system and e-learning delivery platform in Booth #202 in the Exhibit Hall.

GeoMaestro is an Internet-hosted human capital management and development platform that enables organizations to capture, create, manage and share knowledge to improve workforce productivity, accelerate critical business processes, and drive organizational performance. The system centralizes and automates the entire learning management process, making the administration of enterprise learning and development both effective and efficient. The system allows organizations to launch more than 25,000 off-the-shelf AICC and SCORM-compliant courseware titles, develop custom online content, deliver synchronous events, manage blended learning environments, track learner progress and measure learning results.

About GeoLearning, Inc.
GeoLearning is the leading provider of managed learning services and hosted learning platforms, having been chosen by more than 350 organizations around the world to manage learning and development. Named to the 2004 Inc. 500, GeoLearning is one of the fastest growing private companies in America. The company’s GeoMaestroââ€Â¢ and GeoExpressââ€Â¢ learning management platforms offer robust registration, tracking and reporting functionality crucial for managing enterprise-wide learning, development and knowledge acquisition. With no hardware or software to install, GeoLearning's
ASP-hosted platforms can be deployed quickly, allowing clients to efficiently manage human capital development, accelerate critical business processes, and drive organizational performance. Additional information is available at www.geolearning.com





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17.01.05

Learn.com Announces $40 Million Software Grant Program in Support of the National Education Plan

Learn.com, Inc., the worldwide leader in on-demand e-learning technology and services, today announced that the company will kick off the 2005 year by launching a $40 million software grant program to support the National Education Plan released on January 7, 2005 by the Department of Education. The Learn.com Software Grant will also assist American educational institutions with their efforts to bring blended learning to their campuses while extending their reach using the worldwide web. Eligible institutions are limited to K-12, colleges, universities, and vocational schools based in the United States.
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13.01.05

Leading E-Learning Experts to Converge at Two-Day Symposium in San Diego January 27-28

Spectrum Pacific Learning Company, an affiliate of the National University System, invites CIOs, training officers, learning system managers and anyone interested in e-learning's relevancy in today's learning environment to a two-day symposium titled "Effective e-Learning and Knowledge Management, Best Practices and Trends" January 27-28 at the San Diego Marriott, La Jolla
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12.01.05

Investment in Witness Systems' e-Learning software accelerates

As demand for actionable learning continues to rise, global organisations select eQuality to optimise workforce performance and enhance customer experiences -
Witness Systems (NASDAQ: WITS), a global provider of performance optimisation software and services, today announced increased demand and momentum around its e-learning software solutions. As worldwide organisations continue to make actionable learning and service quality top priorities, the company and its eQuality® solutions are well positioned to support and advance their workforce optimisation goals.

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BLACKBOARD ACCELERATES E-LEARNING IN CHINA

Blackboard Inc. announced today that it is helping to bring teaching and learning online throughout the People's Republic of China. More than 40 universities and schools across China have chosen The Blackboard Learning System(TM), provided by CerBibo Corporation, to power their online learning environments. Established in late 2003, CerBibo ( http://www.cerbibo.edu.cn) is a joint venture company established by Blackboard and CERNET Corporation, a spin-off of China's Ministry of Education. CerBibo provides e-learning software solutions, including the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and related services, from its headquarters in Beijing.
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11.01.05

Homeland security gets e-learning boost

The American College of Forensic Examiners and VCampus, an online training specialist, announced plans to develop a Web-based certification program for professionals working in the homeland security sector on Tuesday. The program was originally created for offline purposes by the forensic examiners group to help qualify people working on national security issues for both government agencies and private firms.
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U.S. Education Corporation Introduces New Online Program at Western Career College

U.S. Education Corporation (USEC), a leader in providing career-focused, postsecondary education and training in the western United States, announced today the launch of an online Associate of Science Degree Completion Program in Health Studies offered by Western Career College. Classes commence January 24, 2005. The program, which is provided via Western College Online, is intended for students who have successfully completed some college in a healthcare-related discipline from any regionally or nationally accredited college.
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Tech university's learning website launched

The e-learning website of the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has been formally launched.

Launching the website www: http://elearning.vtu.ac on January 8, deputy chief minister Siddaramaiah said, "We need to understand if IT can help bring about a balance in effectively providing rural empowerment and social justice."
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10.01.05

eLearning Plays An Increasing Role In Business Strategy, According To Forrester; Six Enterprise Learning Management Suites Evaluated

While many firms adopted eLearning technologies to educate their workforce to gain a competitive edge, savings on travel costs remains one of the largest benefits. Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) finds that today firms are more closely integrating learning applications with other company activities and elevating the role learning plays in their businesses' success.
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TechLearn 2005 To Be Held at Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, September 25-28

During the recent highly-successful TechLearn Conference, Advanstar Technology Group announced that this year's event will be held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, September 25-28, 2005. TechLearn 2004 brought together more than 2,000 learning executives from business, government and academia at the Marriott Marquis, November 14-17
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Fuel Group showcases bespoke and generic range at Learning Technologies 2005

Free copy of 'Success with e-learning' for all visitors to the stand. Fuel Group, one of Europe's leading e-learning providers, is showcasing its range of bespoke and generic e-learning solutions at Learning Technologies 2005.

A corporate sponsor of Learning Technologies 2005, fuel delivers a broad range of training including diversity, health and safety, data protection, induction and compliance and regulatory. Its extensive client list includes BT, Cable & Wireless, Canon, NRG Group, Rabobank, Legal & General, Hewlett Packard and Eversheds.
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E-Learning Gets Top Marks

Electronic learning is set for take off as learners graduate from learning basic IT skills to using information technology to round off their education, say companies offering such courseware.

Ronel Bornman, general manager at online degree institution eDegree, says she expects the growth in online learning to triple this year for the whole South African market.
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09.01.05

Dy.CM launches engg. e-learning website

Deputy Chief Minister Siddharamaiah today formally launched the e-learning website www: http://elearning.vtu.ac.in of the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) in The Paradise hotel in Yadavagiri here.

Speaking on the occasion, Siddharamaiah said the benefits of technological revolution should reach rural areas also so that rural students could compete with their urban counterparts.

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08.01.05

IIEP Internet Discussion Forum on Free and Open Source Software for e-Learning

Discussion on free and open source software (FOSS) for e-learning continues on the on-line forum that UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) launched in June 2004. Topics presently on the agenda include the development of an e-learning course on FOSS and the creation of a training programme for students in developing countries.
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07.01.05

Cognistar Launches Online Programs with Pillsbury Winthrop LLP

Cognistar(R) Holdings LLC today announced the launch of a new joint program with Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, called Cognistar LawPartner, for the development and distribution of continuing legal education programs via the Internet.
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05.01.05

ITC Launches New E-Learning Portal for Industrial Skills Training

ITC Learning announced today the availability of a second e-learning portal, www.iknowindustrialskills.com, for its widely acclaimed iKNOW on-line industrial skills courseware. For the first time, individuals and smaller organizations now have affordable access to state of the art maintenance training. Access to the course in the portal will be pay-per-view with no advance purchase requirements.
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04.01.05

Capital Alliance Subsidiary Announces PRC Nationwide E-Learning Partnership With ChinaCast

CIBT School of Business & Technology Corp. ("CIBT"), a subsidiary of Capital Alliance Group Inc. , has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with ChinaCast Communications Holdings Limited ("ChinaCast") to deliver educational programs provided by CIBT and its US academic partners using ChinaCast's nationwide satellite broadband-based e-learning network throughout China.
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