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Issue 21  | January 2013 Subscribe Now  |  Send to a friend
  In This Issue
Spotlight

Towards Maturity’s New In-focus Report On mLearning Released
UpsideLMS Special Festive Offer Ends On 31st January. Hurry!
Up For Grabs

Free Article: Tablet Learning (eLearning On iPads)
Upside Learning In A Flash
Now Trending
50 Best eLearning Posts Of 2012
Upside Learning In News

Upside2Go Wins A Silver Brandon Hall Award; 2nd In A Row
Join Us At ASTD TK And Learning Technologies 2013
CommsLearning To Offer Upside2Go In The UK
Industry Sightings
Middle East eLearning Market To Reach $560.7 Million By 2016
Smart Education And Learning Market To Be Worth $220 Billion By 2017
HR Leaders Planning To Use eLearning In 2013
Bersin & Associates Becomes Bersin By Deloitte
 
From The Director’s Desk
 
Season’s greetings and a very happy new year!

The season of good cheer and celebrations seems such a long time ago! For us 2012 concluded on a good note as Upside2Go‚ for the second time in a row‚ won a Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award. Two Brandon Hall awards already‚ and we feel we have just started! More about it below.

Coming to this year‚ 2013 is going to see an explosion of mobile devices in learning‚ be it at workplaces or in education; this‚ we believe‚ is going to be the year of the tablets and smartphones. At Upside Learning too‚ eLearning on iPads (tablets) and mEnablement (as we call it) will be our key themes through the year. So you will be hearing a lot more of this in this issue and later too.

A gentle reminder to mark your calendar and meet us at two upcoming‚ premiere learning events - Learning Technologies 2013 and ASTD 2013 TechKnowledge; one in Olympia‚ London and the other in San Jose‚ CA‚ respectively. Join us for insightful learning sessions‚ free consultancy‚ some take aways on eLearning on iPads and a lot more at both the events. We look forward to seeing you there.

Another quick reminder on our soon-to-end UpsideLMS Special Festive Offer. Offer end date and other details below.

We give you a chance to catch up on some interesting stuff you might have missed on our blog the last year. Check out the compilation of the 50 best eLearning posts of 2012. Continuing with our theme for 2013 - eLearning on iPads and mEnablement - we are sharing a free article to help you get the basics of Tablet Learning clear. Download it today. Further‚ Towards Maturity’s In-focus report on mLearning‚ ‘Mobile Learning at Work’‚ is out today. Download that too. Finally‚ get a sneak peek at latest learning industry happenings.

Hope you enjoy reading this issue of Buzz.
 
 
Warm Regards‚

Amit Gautam
Director - Technology Solutions
Learning Technologies 2013
29th & 30th Jan‚ 2013 | Olympia ‚ London
Stand # 55
» Register Now (Free)
ASTD TechKnowledge
30th Jan to 1st Feb‚ 2012 | San Jose‚ CA
Stand # 315
» Register Now (with code 1062)
       
  Spotlight

Towards Maturity’s New In-focus Report On mLearning Released

As one of Towards Maturity’s ambassadors‚ we have always supported it in conducting research and educating organizations on various learning related topics. Today we are pleased to announce the release of its new In-focus report on mLearning‚ titled ‘Mobile Learning at Work’.

Sponsored and supported by us‚ this comprehensive report is aimed at helping organizations to take an informed approach regarding mLearning implementation. It gives practical ideas to help address the perceived challenges faced‚ build confidence in the results and support the implementation of mLearning in the workplace. Download this free report now.

UpsideLMS Special Festive Offer Ends On 31st January. Hurry!

We had informed you of our UpsideLMS Special Festive Offer in our last issue. In case you missed it the last time around‚ here’s the deal - our innovative and comprehensive Learning Management System‚ UpsideLMS‚ is available for as low as $625/month for 1000 users. But only if you register before 31st January! Yes‚ our special festive offer is coming to a close in 2 weeks. So wait no more and register now.
 
  Now Trending

50 Best eLearning Posts Of 2012

Our blog is quite special to us; it’s a place that informally connects us with our readers. It also gives us a chance to share our views‚ thoughts and musings about all things learning. We have compiled some of these in our first blog post of the year - 50 best eLearning posts of 2012.

The list‚ broadly divided into 3 categories - Mobile Learning‚ Learning Management System and Learning & Technology‚ comprises blog posts that trended on Twitter and other social channels and were loved by our readers. This is your chance to catch up on some interesting stuff you may have missed on our blog the last year. Happy reading.

 
  Up For Grabs

Free Article: Tablet Learning (eLearning On iPads)

True to our theme for 2013 we are offering a free‚ informative article - eLearning on iPads.

This article will help you understand what Tablet Learning is‚ and what makes it different from mLearning. It also sheds some light on how Tablet Learning is actually driving mLearning adoption. Download now.
 
  Upside Learning In News

Upside2Go Wins A Silver In Brandon Hall Award; 2nd In A Row

It’s great when you are recognized by one of the most coveted awards‚ but it’s flattering when it happens for the second time in a row! Yes‚ Upside2Go‚ our revolutionary Mobile Learning platform‚ has won a Brandon Hall Excellence In Technology Award for the second consecutive year. And this time it’s a Silver. Featuring in Best Advance in Mobile Learning Technology category‚ this recognition comes after exhaustive judging for the product’s breakthrough innovation‚ unique differentiators‚ value proposition and customer benefits. Learn more.

 
  Join Us At ASTD TK And Learning Technologies 2013

Come January end and some of the Upside Learning team members (including me) will be at ASTD TK and Learning Technologies (LT) 2013. While I will be in San Jose showcasing our wide range of learning solutions and presenting a learning session on ‘Mobile Learning Implementation’ at ASTD TK on 31st Jan at 11.55 AM‚ my colleagues‚ Amit Garg and Alan Samuel‚ will be in London participating in LT 2013.

Join Amit and Alan for their session titled ‘Designing eLearning for iPads’ scheduled on 29th at 12.30 PM. You can also book a free mLearning consultancy slot with Amit by sending an email to alan.ukinfo@upsidelearning.com. Email now to ensure you are one of the lucky ones!

Give us a shout at stand # 55 in LT 2013 and at #315 at ASTD TK. See what else you can expect at ASTD TK and LT.
 
  CommsLearning To Offer Upside2Go In The UK

The most recent entry into our rapidly expanding channel partnership program is of CommsLearning‚ a leading UK-based blended learning consultancy and provider of bespoke digital learning solutions and services. Under this agreement‚ CommsLearning will be selling and supporting Upside2Go‚ our revolutionary Mobile Learning platform‚ in the UK. Learn more about this partnership.

 
  Industry Sightings

Middle East eLearning Market To Reach $560.7 Million By 2016

As per the new Ambient Insight report‚ the growth rate for Self-paced eLearning products in the Middle East will be at 8.2% and revenues will reach $560.7 million by 2016 from $378.4 million in 2011. Read more.

Smart Education And Learning Market To Be Worth $220 Billion By 2017

A recent study by MarketsandMarkets projects the growth of the smart education market from $73.8 billion in 2011 to $220 billion by 2017‚ at a CAGR of 20.3%‚ between 2012 and 2017. Read more.
 
  HR Leaders Planning To Use eLearning In 2013

According to a new research conducted by an event solutions firm‚ almost 91% of HR and L&D professionals are planning to boost eLearning facilities at their company next year‚ while one-third claimed they will be increasing use of online learning platforms by 25 per cent. Read more.

Bersin & Associates Becomes Bersin By Deloitte

Following acquisition by Deloitte Consulting LLP‚ a global professional services firm‚ Bersin & Associates has now become Bersin by Deloitte. 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 31 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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