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Issue 10  |  February 2012 Subscribe Now  |  Send to a friend
  In This Issue
Now Trending

Prototyping In eLearning
View To Learn

Learning Game Development - 6 Lessons

Upside Learning In A Flash
Spotlight
Upside Learning Wins Its 10th Brandon Hall Award
Upside2Go Released For Android
Case Study

Effective Multimedia Course With Interactive Scenarios
Upside Learning In News
UpsideLMS Helps Milestone AV Technologies To Deliver Training Programs
Industry Sightings
Oracle Buys Taleo
Aptara Announces Acquisition By iEnergizer Limited
Kenexa Agrees To Acquire OutStart
Assima Acquires Kaplan Learning Technologies
 
From The Director’s Desk
 
The last month has been very eventful to say the least. It was the month when we released UpsideLMS version 5.0 and Upside2Go for Android; and coincidently the same month when we received two 2011 Brandon Hall Awards - one for UpsideLMS and one for Upside2Go. So while I was at Learning Technologies 2012 in London‚ braving the winter chill here in London‚ our team back in India was in the throes of nervous excitement.

Talking of Learning Technologies 2012‚ we met many prospects (which is always a real need)‚ some existing clients/partners (always good to catch up)‚ and some casual visitors; and a couple of walk-ins at the show to get the ‘flavor’ of the show‚ which undoubtedly was mobile learning.

But this issue of UL Buzz has more than just mobile learning. Learn some important tips to be kept in mind while designing games for learning‚ know how UpsideLMS is helping an organization deliver training to its internal and external stakeholders across the globe and read about an interactive learn cum play course we designed for one of our clients. And not to forget‚ some industry news (read acquisitions) that caused a stir.
 
 
Until next time‚ happy reading.


Amit Garg
Director - Custom eLearning Solutions


 
Brandon Hall Research Webinar
22nd March 2012 | 1 PM EST
CIPD HRD 2012
25th & 26th April 2012 | Olympia‚ London
       
  Spotlight

Upside Learning Wins Its 10th Brandon Hall Award

With the announcement of the 2011 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards‚ our tally of these coveted awards has reached 10! What makes this win truly impressive is that these awards have been won over a short period of 3 years.

Back in 2009‚ UpsideLMS had won 3 Brandon Hall Awards. This was followed by another 5 awards in 2010. And this year‚ along with an award for UpsideLMS‚ the 2011 awards have ushered another product in the limelight - Upside2Go‚ our revolutionary platform for mobile learning.

Read about the 2011 Brandon Hall Awards for UpsideLMS and for Upside2Go.


Upside2Go Released For Android

Our revolutionary platform for Mobile Learning‚ Upside2Go‚ is now available on the Android market. With this release‚ Upside2Go is available for Android (2.2) Froyo and Gingerbread (2.3)‚ BlackBerry OS 5 & OS 6‚ and iOS 3 & 4. It means you can invest in one solution and provide your employees with a comprehensive mLearning solution that can run on all major mobile platforms. Check out all the features or request a demo now.
 
Now Trending

Prototyping In eLearning

For all of us who have spent a substantial time in the eLearning domain‚ one thing that is clearly evident is the change in the typically linear eLearning development process. An important element percolating into eLearning now is the use of prototypes; a technique borrowed from the software industry.

While developing a prototype accomplishes a lot of things for the developers and designers‚ this technique is not devoid of traps which could even bring the development to a halt. We look at both sides of this issue in our blog post. So if you are currently weighing the pros and cons of investing in a prototype or plan to in the future‚ we suggest you be well informed.

View To Learn

Learning Game Development - 6 Lessons

‘Gamification’ is a term that one comes across very often. Some of us love it‚ some of us might even hate it; but nobody can ignore it! As gamification gradually finds its way into the realm of education‚ more and more educators are voicing their criticism or admiration for it. Despite the criticism‚ the gamification of education is here to stay. In this 23 slider presentation‚ we take you through the 6 lessons to be kept in mind while designing games for learning.

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  Case Study

Effective Multimedia Course With Interactive Scenarios

Mixing learning with play has come to become one of the best ways of imparting knowledge. Using this very same philosophy‚ recently‚ we helped Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology‚ Inc. (APIC)‚ a leader in infection prevention and control‚ to create a course showcasing the role that the healthcare workers needed to play in the prevention and transmission of infections in both inpatient and outpatient hemodialysis settings.

Divided into two main modes - ‘Learn’ and ‘Play’‚ the course consists of content presented directly through text‚ graphics and images along with real-life scenarios with interactivities that make the course truly engaging. Further‚ each of these scenarios is timed and scored individually‚ and is designed to be equivalent of a mini-game.
 
 
  Industry Sightings

Oracle Buys Taleo

Oracle announced plans to acquire Taleo‚ the largest provider of recruitment software‚ for $1.9 billion. The company positions this as part of Oracle’s strategy to build a comprehensive‚ cloud offering to help companies manage their HR operations and employee careers.

Learn More.

Aptara Announces Acquisition By iEnergizer Limited

Aptara‚ a global leader in digital media solutions and multi-channel content production‚ announces its acquisition by iEnergizer Limited‚ a publicly listed company based in London (LSE:IBPO.L) with a market capitalization of approximately USD 700 million.

Learn More.
 
 
Kenexa Agrees To Acquire OutStart

Kenexa (NYSE:KNXA - News)‚ a global provider of business solutions for human resources‚ today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with privately-held OutStart‚ a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) e-learning solutions and services.

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Assima Acquires Kaplan Learning Technologies

Assima PLC has acquired Kaplan Learning Technologies from Kaplan, Inc. The deal formally completed on February 9th 2012 and covers all assets and intellectual property associated with the STT Trainer and Atlantic-Link product lines but excludes the PerformIT product line.

Learn More.
 
  Upside Learning In News

UpsideLMS Helps Milestone AV Technologies To Deliver Training Programs

That over 60 organizations and training companies across the globe trust UpsideLMS for managing training is an established fact. This trust has been further strengthened by Milestone AV Technologies‚ a leading global provider of innovative mounting and display solutions for various audiovisual technologies‚ which has chosen UpsideLMS to deliver and manage organizational training programs for its employees and partners across the globe.

For Milestone’s single brand alone‚ UpsideLMS reaches a total learner base of over 2000. Further‚ a collaborative learning environment has been enabled by the Social Learning module which allows users‚ to directly access documents and Wikipedia articles (as a part of UpsideLMS’ Knowledge Center).

Learn more about the solutions and this association.
 
 
  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 7 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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