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Issue 16  |  August 2012 Subscribe Now  |  Send to a friend
  In This Issue
Now Trending

Augmented Reality - Making Paper Interactive
10 Effective LMS RFP Guidelines
Upside Learning In A Flash
Spotlight
Successful Webinar: No Escaping Mobile Learning
Upside Learning At LearnX
Industry Sightings

Training Needs Analysis Tool Launched By Essential Skillz
Free Courses From World’s Top Universities A Swipe Away In Online Revolution
Upside Learning In News
Upside Learning Revamps Its Online Corporate Home
Upside Learning Adds New Channel Partners For South Asian And Middle East Regions
Case Study

Delivering Training To Internal And External Stakeholders Via A Unified Learning System
 
From The Director’s Desk
 
First of all‚ a big thank you to everyone for the consistent support which encouraged us in delivering our first webinar - ‘No Escaping Mobile Learning’. It was an enriching experience for us and I am sure it was for our attendees as well. In case you missed it‚ we have shared the link for the webinar recoding in this issue.

This month I will be travelling to Melbourne‚ Australia for LearnX Asia Pacific 2012‚ where I will be delivering a learning session on ‘Key Decisions to Make in Mobile Learning Implementation’. You can also catch me at booth # 19 where we will be showcasing our wide range of solutions and services.

Mobile Learning sure seems to be the buzzword these days. I feel privileged to be a course contributor to MobiMOOC‚ a free and innovative open course initiative on mLearning which will run from 8th to 30th September‚ 2012. This‚ I am confident‚ can push mobile learning to a new level.

In this issue‚ you can learn how Augmented Reality is being used for learning‚ the best practices for creating a RFP document and how a unified learning system is helping a large janitorial distributor in the UK to deliver training to its internal and external stakeholders. You will also get updates on the latest happenings and emerging trends in the learning industry.
 
 
Till next Buzz‚ happy reading!


Amit Garg
Director - Custom eLearning Solutions


 
LearnX Asia Pacific 2012
Booth # 19 | 29th & 30th August 2012
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Now Trending

Augmented Reality - Making Paper Interactive

Even London Olympics couldn’t escape from Augmented Reality (AR)‚ so how could we? An interactive poster of a map of the Olympic park has been created using AR technology. When viewed through an AR mobile app‚ the poster unfolds into a 3D model giving details of the Olympic events.

From the learning perspective‚ it is the right time to explore AR to supplement learning‚ or even make it an essential part of a blended learning program. AR has the potential to bring together the physical and the virtual world‚ thereby aiding in performance support. If you have been dabbling in AR yourself‚ we urge you to read this blog post for other interesting observations.

10 Effective LMS RFP Guidelines

Often‚ an organization knows what it wants from its LMS‚ but fails to explain it in a right way to the LMS vendor; a situation you may be encountered yourself as a buyer of not just an LMS but any other product. This leads to confusion between the two parties and the end product looks some what dissimilar from the actual vision.

Many factors need to be considered while creating a bid document for an LMS as it is the first step towards achieving a suitable learning management solution - one that delivers on your requirements and provides substantial results on training. It is essential to identify your LMS requirements‚ problem area/s‚ and future necessities and involve concerned departments while drafting RFP (Request for Proposal) for your vendor.

Read our 10 Effective LMS RFP Guidelines‚ which will help you in purchasing the perfect LMS for your organization

  Spotlight

Successful Webinar: No Escaping Mobile Learning

This month we took off our first independent webinar series starting with a webinar titled “No Escaping Mobile Learning”. Presented by Amit Garg and Abhijit Kadle‚ the webinar‚ which was conducted on 8th August‚ saw a large number of L&D professionals as other mLearning enthusiasts join from across the globe.

In case you missed this informative webinar‚ we give you an opportunity to watch the the video recording now. Through this webinar you will learn about the key drivers accelerating mobile learning adoption and will also get insights on how you can get started with mobile learning quickly. View Now.


Upside Learning At LearnX

If you have given a thought or even decided to try mobile learning in your organization‚ you have already half-way through. For the remaining half‚ you may need some suggestions‚ guidelines or a study of market trends to help you design your mLearning implementation strategy.

I will be delivering a session “Key Decisions to Make in Mobile Learning Implementation” at LearnX 2012‚ where we are the silver sponsor. This session‚ scheduled at 9 AM AEST on 30th August‚ will help you to draw a plan for deploying mobile learning in your organization.

You can also give us a shout at booth # 19 where we will be showcasing our solutions and services. You can also avail our LearnX offer - a free 3 month subscription of UpsideLMS and 10% discount on the final price quote.

Hope to see you there! Register for Expo (free).
 
 
  Case Study

Delivering Training To Internal And External Stakeholders Via A Unified Learning System

If you have been a regular reader of our newsletter/ blog‚ you would have seen us talking about the need and advantages of creating a unfied approach to learning management. Just to reiterate‚ having a unified learning system ensures a wholesome learning experience which includes different channels of learning be it classroom-based‚ social‚ informal or self-paced along with the choice of different technologies (web/ mobile). This case analyses a large janitorial distributor in the UK that has adopted a unified learning approach to deliver training to its internal employees and external dealers. The unified system comprises our best value Learning Management System‚ UpsideLMS‚ and our revolutionary Mobile Learning platform‚ Upside2Go.

Read Case Study
 
 
  Industry Sightings

Training Needs Analysis Tool Launched By Essential Skillz

Global health and safety eLearning provider‚ Essential Skillz‚ has launched a new training needs analysis tool that simplifies the process of identifying training requirements and enrolling staff on courses. Learn more.

Free Courses From World's Top Universities A Swipe Away In Online Revolution

Top-notch universities like MIT and Stanford‚ to name a few‚ are coming up with websites that offer online courses. With increasing popularity of such initiatives‚ it is surely a revolution in the making.
Learn More
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  Upside Learning In News

Upside Learning Revamps Its Online Corporate Home

Our constant desire and commitment to provide the best user-experience to our readers prompted us to revamp our online corporate home.

Launched a week back‚ our all new website is more user-friendly with clean layouts‚ crisp content‚ fresh graphics and easy navigation paths. Other than this‚ the new features include a floating share tab with popular social media links on all the pages‚ shorter forms on all solutions and services pages‚ and floating tabs on solutions (UpsideLMS and Upside2Go) sections. We have also added a new segment dedicated to the industries we serve.

We welcome you to explore our new website. You can share your thoughts on how we can improve our website‚ and what you would like to see in the future by leaving a comment on Facebook.
 
  New Channel Partners Added For South Asian And Middle East Regions

Since the announcement of our channel partnership programs for our solutions and services last year‚ we have been working towards creating a strong network of partners across the globe. In the past 3 quarters alone‚ we have added over 6 partners in the Middle East‚ Asia‚ the US and the UK.

Strengthening these efforts further‚ we have recently added two more channel partners to our network - TSC Innovation (Thailand) and Track Learning Solution (Middle East).

Learn more about these associations - TSC Innovation‚ Thailand and Track Learning Solution‚ Middle East.
 
 
  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 - A best value Learning Management System
  2. Upside2Go - A revolutionary Mobile Learning platform (available on iOS‚ BlackBerry and Android)
  3. Custom eLearning & Mobile Learning Solutions
  4. Catalog Courses (over 3500 courses in IT‚ Finance‚ Office Skills‚ Soft Skills etc.)
  5. Technical Support & UpsideLMS Administrative Services
Get a detailed overview of our solutions and services.

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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