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Issue 12  |  April 2012 Subscribe Now  |  Send to a friend
  In This Issue
Now Trending

Designing A Timeline
View To Learn

9 Tips For Creating Great User Experience

Upside Learning In A Flash
Spotlight
See You At CIPD HRD 2012
Celebrating Eight Successful Years
Up For Grabs

Point Of View Paper: Mobile Learning - Here And Now
Upside Learning In News
Upside Learning Becomes An Ambassador For Towards Maturity
New Partner Added In Saudi Arabia
Upside2Go Selected For Delivering mLearning Courses
Industry Sightings
LMS Remains A Priority For Corporate Learning In 2012
Blackboard Acquires Moodlerooms And NetSpot
 
From The Director’s Desk
 
Just 10 days back‚ on 7th April‚ we celebrated our 8th Anniversary. It’s been a great journey so far. We are proud to have helped several organizations around the world increase performance though our innovative and effective learning solutions. And we are very confident about the future and hope to continue growing in the coming years. I would like to thank all you readers for your continued support - without which we wouldn’t have gotten this far.

Coming to this issue of UL Buzz‚ we give you a lowdown on the latest happenings in Upside. 1st things first‚ I will be delivering a session on Mobile Learning at CIPD HRD 2012 - better book your seat now. On the news front‚ we are now an ambassador for Towards Maturity; we have added a new partner in Saudi Arabia; and Upside2Go has been selected to deliver mLearning courses to learners of varied demographics.

You can download our Point of View on Mobile Learning. Though a tad old it’s just as pertinent today‚ we promise. Also‚ learn the 9 tips for creating a great user experience - be it for your learning courses or a learning management platform - in our slideshare presentation. And last but not the least‚ get your monthly dose on the hottest news in the learning industry.
 
 
Happy reading.


Amit Garg
Director - Custom Learning Solutions


 
CIPD HRD 2012
25th & 26th April 2012 | Olympia‚ London
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  Spotlight

See You At CIPD HRD 2012

It’s time to put L&D at the core of your business. CIPD HRD 2012‚ the unmissable event for learning and development professionals‚ is taking place on 25th and 26th April 2012 at Olymipa‚ London. And we extend an invitation to you to attend.

Visit us at booth number 671 to experience Upside2Go‚ our revolutionary platform for Mobile Learning‚ on iOS‚ BlackBerry and Android devices. You can also get a taste of some of our truly innovative mobile learning solutions for smartphones and tablets. Also on display would be our custom eLearning solutions and UpsideLMS.

Moreover‚ if you are planning to include mobile learning as a part of your training mix‚ we urge you to attend the learning session - ‘Implementing Mobile Learning In Workplace - Benefits‚ Strategy & Success Factors’ - to be delivered by me on 26th April at 10.15 a.m. BST. More on this here.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Celebrating Eight Successful Years

8 years back‚ on 7th April 2004‚ we began as a boot-strapped startup. Today‚ in 2012‚ we are one of the leaders in the learning solutions space offering award-winning products and services that reach over 200 clients worldwide.

As we complete 8 successful years‚ we reminisce our journey so far - talking about milestones; some that put us on the pedestal for our innovation‚ some that recognized our work in the learning domain and some that marked a turning point in our journey.

Watch our 8 year journey video.
 
   
 
Up For Grabs

Point Of View Paper: Mobile Learning - Here And Now

Technological developments and the increase in the mobile device penetration among the population have led to sustainable change in all spheres of our lives - radically changing the way we live and learn. This Point of View paper takes a comprehensive look at Mobile Learning - starting with the basics and delving deeper into the nuances of mLearning design.

Whether you are testing the waters or have already implemented a mLearning strategy‚ this PoV paper will help you get a better understand of Mobile Learning.

Read now.

 
Now Trending

Designing A Timeline

I bet you have seen timelines. Some with images‚ some with text alone; some spreading over centuries‚ some covering just a few hours. Images‚ no images‚ short/ long time periods - the one thing that holds true for all timelines is that they are an actual picture of events that happened in history.

But designing an effective timeline is much tougher than it seems. What you know may just be the tip of the iceberg‚ and that there is a lot of thought that needs to go into designing an interactive timeline‚ especially when you are planning to include it in your eLearning course.

If you are looking at making your timelines more meaningful and interactive‚ we have just the right answer for you. Read this blog-post to learn about the design of timelines.

View To Learn

9 Tips For Creating Great User Experience

Much has been written‚ spoken‚ analyzed and discussed about User Experience (UX). As creators of learning courses and learning management platforms‚ we all strive to achieve a great UX for our learners too. But are all the to-dos really ticked off? If your answer is in the negative‚ fret not. We have uncovered the 9 key things that you need to keep in mind while designing any learning material that will guarantee a great UX for your learners.

View presentation
  Industry Sightings

LMS Remains A Priority For Corporate Learning In 2012

Learning management systems remain a priority for corporate learning in 2012‚ according to many leading organizations. At a recent symposium event‚ businesses including Lloyds Banking Group‚ BT‚ Rolls Royce and Shell agreed that implementing a new LMS is at the top of their agenda for the year ahead.

Learn more.

Blackboard Acquires Moodlerooms And NetSpot

Blackboard Inc. announced a major investment in open source with news that it has acquired Moodlerooms and NetSpot‚ two leading providers of open source online learning solutions to the education industry.

Learn More.
 
 
Upside Learning In News

Upside Learning Becomes An Ambassador For Towards Maturity

We believe in helping organizations perform better by effective use of learning technologies‚ and as such we continually innovate our products and services to stay relevant and competitive. This was one of the main reasons we enrolled in Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme.

As an ambassador for Towards Maturity‚ we can now help organizations‚ like yours‚ to identify and adopt best practices in workplace learning.

Learn how we will be doing this.

 
   
 
New Partner Added In Saudi Arabia

Our partner network continues to expand! The latest addition to our partner list is Naizak Global Engineering Systems‚ an engineering and IT conglomerate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

As a part of this partnership‚ Naizak will work with us to assist organizations in increasing their learning and training effectiveness. The solutions and services covered under the purview of this agreement include consulting‚ on-premise services‚ learning platforms‚ assessment engines‚ blended learning solutions‚ rapid learning‚ mobile learning solutions‚ and custom eLearning programs.

Learn more about this association.

 
   
 
Upside2Go Selected For Delivering mLearning Courses

It’s been just about a year since Upside2Go was launched. And in this short time span‚ this revolutionary platform for Mobile Learning has made its presence felt on the global stage.Mobile Innovation‚ a training company based in Saudia Arabia‚ has selected Upside2Go to deliver mLearning courses to a wide range of audiences. What’s more‚ these HTML 4/5-based mobile courses on English language will also be developed by us.

Learn how we are helping Mobile Innovation in their mLearning endeavor.
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  Upside Learning In A Flash

A recognized leader in training outsourcing‚ we are one of the leading names in Custom eLearning‚ Learning Management System (LMS) and Mobile Learning Solutions the world over. For over 8 years‚ our award-winning solutions and services have enabled 150+ clients from a diverse set of industries and countries manage their learning easily and effectively.

Our solutions and services portfolio includes:
  1. UpsideLMS - Our stunning‚ best value‚ multi-award winning Learning Management System
  2. Upside2Go - Our revolutionary platform for Mobile Learning (available on iOS‚ BlackBerry and Android)
  3. Custom eLearning & Mobile Learning Solutions
  4. Catalog Courses (over 5000 courses in IT‚ Finance‚ Office Skills & Soft Skills)
  5. Technical Support & UpsideLMS Administrative Services
Get a detailed overview of our solutions and services.

Bell‚ Tyco Learning‚ Ensco‚ Bell‚ Tyco Learning‚ Ensco‚ Kraft Asia‚ L’Oreal‚ Australian Aerospace‚ L&T‚ HDFC are few of our prestigious clients managing their learning with our solutions and services. Read some of our client testimonials or read some case studies.

Last but not the least - Awards. We have been consistently picking up awards and other recognition every year‚ including the most recent 2011 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards. See all our awards and recognitions.

PS; If video is your kind of thing‚ here’s a short AV that will give you a sneak peek into our company in just 60 seconds.
 
   
 
 
 
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