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.