Monday, 10 October 2016

CIPD Annual Conference & Exhibition

This years Conference & Exhibition is taking place in Manchester on 9th & 10th November.

As ever, this CIPD event covers a whole range of topics across the HR environment.

Keep up to date with more eLearning related events at the eLA website.

Student attitudes toward digital course materials in 2016

Report available from Pearson encouraging the transition to digital.

How do you see technology fitting into your classroom? What options are available that you aren’t currently using? Whatever your burning questions may be, the answer is clear. Your students are ready, and you have the power to satisfy their appetite for learning.

Further resources available from the eLA website.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

eLA Discussion & Networking Meeting - 9th December

The next eLearning Alliance Discussion & Networking Meeting takes place on 9th December at The Melting Pot in Edinburgh from 1 till 4pm.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

eCom Scotland Breakfast Briefing - Expand & Engage - 1st September

eCom Scotland are holding their next Breakfast Briefing on 1st September in the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow from 8.30 to 10.30 a.m.
Topics will include the latest trends in eLearning, creating learning communities and digital recognition and reward.
Further details and to register are available included in Community News section of website.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

ALT 2016 Annual Conference

This years conference runs from 6th - 8th September at University of Warwick.

The themes for the conference are:
  • Connecting data and analytics to enhance learning and teaching: exploring possibilities and making links.
  • Collaboration and innovation in the open: taking risks, sharing lessons and the importance of open practice.
  • Creating new learning, teaching and assessment opportunities: play, experiment, discover, embed to enhance learner experiences.
Keep up to date at the event website.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Cogbooks raises £1.25m to support growth acceleration

CogBooks, the Edinburgh based education technology business that focuses on personalising learning, has raised £1.25m from existing investors Nesta Impact Investments, DC Thomson and the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise.

The investment will be used to accelerate expansion in the UK and US higher education markets.

By personalising learning to students’ individual needs, CogBooks has demonstrated that its advanced adaptive online learning technology can significantly improve attainment and student retention, with Arizona State University witnessing a 24 percent increase in student success and 90 percent reduction in dropout rates.

In October 2014, CogBooks raised £1.75m from the same group of investors.

More at e-LearningNow.

Monday, 13 June 2016

eLA - Jobs Board

we've set up a new twitter feed, just for job vacancies published across the community - follow to keep track of the opportunities - https://twitter.com/eLA_JobsBoard

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning - New Open Access Book!

Athabasca University Press has published Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning, a book edited by George Veletsianos, that owes its existence to the insightful authors who contributed their chapters on the topic. Like other titles published by AU Press, the book is open access.

Further details on eLearningNow.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Annual Alliance Survey

We're pleased to announce the launch of our Annual Alliance Survey.

The survey is an opportunity for us to step back from our daily work, and look at things from a slightly wider angle. 

We're interested in knowing what you're doing at the moment in elearning, and also what you see as the big issues coming down the track in the next 12 months or so.

By pulling data from a wide population, the survey can point to areas which are important across our elearning community, helping us to look ahead and start to make plans.

The survey is open for the month of June, and we will publish the results in July.
It should only take a couple of minutes to complete, so we'd be grateful if you take a wee time out and fill in the form.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Tribal Confirms £21m Rights Issue to Meet Banking Covenants and Move to AIM

The Board of Tribal Group, the provider of software and services to the education management market, have announced a fully underwritten £21m Rights Issue, which will help them to avoid breaching banking covenants.

The gross proceeds of the 1 for 1 Rights Issue (approximately £21 million), together with the disposal of the Synergy business announced earlier in the month, raises approximately £41.12 million, which will be used to reduce the Group's net debt.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

B&N Education Buys LoudCloud Systems for $17.9m

Barnes & Noble Education have announced the acquisition of the assets of LoudCloud Systems, a digital platform and analytics provider to higher education, the for-profit sector, and K-12 segment.

LoudCloud's platforms include a competency based courseware platform, a learning analytics platform and services, an eReading product, and a learning management system (LMS). Its software captures and analyzes key behavioral and performance metrics from students, allowing educators to monitor and improve student outcomes.

LEO Learning becomes a certified Moodle partner

LEO Learning is now an official Moodle partner.

The certification makes LEO an official provider of Moodle services, cementing its position as a leading supplier of learning platforms and innovative training blends to the global corporate market.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

McDonald’s Sweden transforms the Happy Meal box into a Virtual Reality experience

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Happy Meal in Sweden, McDonald's Sweden has developed Happy Goggles.

By re-folding the Happy Meal box, customers can create a pair of Virtual-Reality glasses which makes it possible to experience Virtual Reality with a smartphone.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

ILX Launches App to Support Classroom and e-Learning Courses

ILX has launched the ‘ILX Player App’ to allow mobile access to a broad range of ILX’s e-Learning courses.

The App provides users with short video content which actively supports online or classroom training, including a wide range of courses such as PRINCE2, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), Management of Risk (MoR), Agile PM and ITIL.