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Issue 20  | December 2012 Subscribe Now  |  Send to a friend
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Spotlight

UpsideLMS Special Festive Offer. Hurry!
Up For Grabs

Free eBook: LMS Switching Guide
Upside Learning In A Flash
Now Trending
Mobile Enables Informal Learning
Upside Learning In News

Introducing New Features In UpsideLMS
Towards Maturity - 2012 Benchmark Report Released
View to Learn
Mobile Learning: The Future Of Workplace Learning
Industry Sightings
German eLearning Sales Reach EUR 509M In 2011
Spending On Integrated Talent Management Systems To Grow 22 % To Nearly $4 Bn
 
From The Director’s Desk
 
Charles Schulz couldn’t have put it better. True to the spirit of Christmas‚ we have an exciting offer on our Learning Management System. Can’t wait to learn about it? Here it is - UpsideLMS is available for as low as US $625/month for 1000 users. Stunned? Read more on this in the issue.

Looking back‚ it’s been an amazing year at Upside Learning; one with accolades and awards for our innovative services‚ events that had us trotting the globe‚ strong growth on revenue and manpower front‚ and‚ most importantly‚ learning and unlearning. We want to thank you all for your continued support and for being a part of our family.

Coming to this issue of UL Buzz‚ we are giving you our latest eBook on LMS - LMS Switching Guide - absolutely free! We also tell you how mobiles enable informal learning‚ introduce you to some of the new features in UpsideLMS‚ and share implications of the findings of a recent Benchmark study on the eLearning industry. We have also shared the slide deck of my presentation at CLO‚ India on how mobile learning is the future of workplace learning.

From the entire team at Upside Learning‚ here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year filled with learning.

See you in the next Buzz.
 
 
Warm Regards‚


Amit Garg
Director - Custom Learning Solutions
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Spotlight

UpsideLMS Special Festive Offer. Hurry!

We are giving you a whole new reason to celebrate the upcoming festive season. Our best value Learning Management System‚ UpsideLMS‚ is available at a special price of US $625/month for 1000 users.

Open only for a limited period‚ this offer gives you a chance to get the most innovative and comprehensive Learning Management System at a never before price. While the offer is primarily targeted to the user slabs of 1000‚ 5000‚ 10000 and 20000‚ special prices for lower and higher slabs are also available. To make this offer better still‚ multi-year contracts attract additional discounts on subsequent years pricing.

You sure don’t want to miss this. Know more about this limited period offer and other pricing plans.

Now Trending

Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Even though informal learning has been around for as long as we humans have been‚ the use of the term ‘Informal Learning’ in corporate has grown significantly only in the last 5-8 years. In spite of this‚ L&Ds across the world still face challenges in understanding the true meaning of informal learning and leveraging it for organizational training.

In this blog post I have attempted to simplify the meaning of informal learning and explained how you can support it by mobile devices‚ for mobile‚ with its several unique characteristics of being always on‚ always carried‚ and a host of sensors in it‚ offers a transformational opportunity if pursued properly.

  View To Learn

Mobile Learning: The Future Of Workplace Learning

Although mobile learning has had a slow start‚ it is now finding increased acceptance as a training tool in the workplace. Catalyzing this adoption is the rapid transformation of our world to a Mobile World‚ and changing nature of work and the workplace. Mobile Learning presents huge opportunities for organizations to bring in new forms of learning and performance support‚ some of which were not possible earlier. If not already adopted‚ mobile learning is now certainly featuring in most strategy discussions within L&D teams in large and small enterprises alike.
Highlighting some key findings on the mLearning adoption in workplace today‚ the presentation brings out the key trends that make mobile learning the future of workplace learning. View the slide deck for more insights.
 
  Upside Learning In News

Introducing New Features In UpsideLMS

Our best value LMS has got even better! UpsideLMS now comes with a set of whole new features that attempt to simplify the process of learning management for the training administrators‚ and for the learners they mean improved user experience. These include time zone support‚ unified curriculum structure for blended training (including self-paced‚ ILT‚ virtual classroom‚ and others)‚ improved security with bot detection and Captcha code‚ and a comprehensive calendar. Learn more.

 
  Towards Maturity - 2012 Benchmark Report Released

90% of L&D professionals are looking to integrate learning into their company’s different functions. This is one of the many key findings listed in a Benchmark Study report‚ titled ‘Bridging The Gap - Integrating Learning And Work’‚ conducted and published by Towards Maturity.

As an ambassador of this leading research company‚ the implications of these findings are profound for us as we chalk out the product roadmap for our leading learning management products - UpsideLMS and Upside2Go‚ and gear up its custom development services team. These findings also have an impact on the eLearning industry at large. Read about it here as we reflect on all findings.

The report is available for a free download at http://towardsmaturity.org/shop.

 
 
Up For Grabs

Free eBook: LMS Switching Guide

Scalability issues‚ outdated features‚ complicated GUI‚ lack of technical support from the vendor - are just a few of the many factors that can drive an organization to switch its current LMS to a new one. What could be the other possible reasons behind an LMS switch‚ and how to go about it in an effective way? Find answers to all such queries and more in our free eBook - LMS Switching Guide‚ and make your switching process hassle-free.

Table of contents:

Learning Management System: Changing Demands and Expectations
Identifying Key Reasons Behind The Switch
Understanding The Components Of The LMS Switching Process
Selecting Your Next LMS
Evaluating The Success Of LMS Switch
Maximizing the ROI of LMS Switch
 
Download eBook (FREE).

 
  Industry Sightings

German eLearning Sales Reach EUR 509M In 2011

According to research by the MMB-Institute for ICT industry group Bitkom‚ eLearning sales have grown by 22% between year 2010 and ’11‚ to EUR 509 million. Read more.

Spending On Integrated Talent Management Systems To Grow 22 % To Nearly $4 Bn

The new research from Bersin & Associates shows that the market for integrated talent management technologies is anticipated to grow 22 percent to nearly $4 billion in 2012-2013 - almost double the growth rate of 12 percent in 2011-2012. Read more.
 
 
  Upside Learning In A Flash

Upside Learning is one of the world’s leading workplace learning technology solutions companies.

For over 8 years‚ we have been helping organizations improve performance through our innovative learning solutions. With a collective experience of 600+ person-years‚ we have successfully completed more than 300 corporate and academic projects for over 150 clients worldwide.

Our solutions and services portfolio includes a range of learning solutions tailor-made to organizations of different sizes and types. It comprises -
  1. UpsideLMS - A best value Learning Management System
  2. Upside2Go - A revolutionary Mobile Learning platform (available on iOS‚ BlackBerry and Android)
  3. Custom Learning Solutions
  4. Catalog Courses (over 5000 courses in IT‚ Finance‚ Office Skills‚ Soft Skills etc.)
Get a detailed overview of our solutions and services. L’Oreal‚ Bell‚ Saint Gobain‚ Future Group‚ Kraft Asia‚ Unilever‚ 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 and have won 30 awards and recognitions till date. See all.

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 90 seconds.
 
   
 
 
 
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