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Issue 14  |  June 2012 Subscribe Now  |  Send to a friend
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Now Trending

5 Tips For Managing Effective Blended Learning Through An LMS
6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace
Up For Grabs

Report: Mobile Learning - Delivering Learning in a Connected World
Spotlight
A Brandon Hall Webinar On Unified Learning
Take Part In Towards Maturity 2012 Benchmark Study
View To Learn

Implementing mLearning In The Workplace
Industry Sightings
Adobe Releases Captivate 6 eLearning Software With HTML5 Support
Survey: mLearning in Ghana‚ Uganda‚ Morocco most effective via voice‚ SMS
Global Smart Education And Learning Market Worth $220.0 Billion By 2017
Mobile Phone Boom In Developing World Could Boost eLearning
Upside Learning In A Flash
 
From The Director’s Desk
 
The world is moving towards a unified approach to learning management. And so are we. Our products - UpsideLMS and Upside2Go - have individually won accolades in their respective domains. We are now uniting these powerhouses to create a unified learning system. In line with this we are conducting a webinar with the folks at Brandon Hall Group on creating a unified approach to learning management. Make sure you book your seat.

We just concluded a great event at mLearnCon 2012; it was three days of huge learning - intense ideation‚ discussion and information exchange.

While we are on the topic of Mobile Learning‚ you might want to purchase ASTD’s new research report‚ titled ‘Mobile Learning - Delivering Learning in a Connected World’‚ which we are very pleased to have sponsored. Check out our ‘Up For Grabs’ section to learn more about this.
 
 
Warm regards‚


Amit Garg
Director - Custom Learning Solutions


 
Webinar: A Unified Approach To Learning Management
17th July | 1 - 2 PM EDT
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LearnX Asia Pacific 2012
Booth # 19 | 29th & 30th August 2012
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  Now Trending

5 Tips For Managing Effective Blended Learning Through An LMS

When used in a structured way‚ blended learning can allow organizations to mix different teaching materials and tools into an effective‚ integrated learning experience‚ giving learners an opportunity to move from passive learning to active learning.

If you have been wanting to deliver and manage blended learning programs through your LMS but weren’t sure how to go about with it‚ we will tell you how. Read our 5 tips for managing blended learning effectively through an LMS.

6 Drivers Of mLearning In The Workplace

If not already adopted‚ mobile learning is now certainly featuring in most strategy discussions within L&D teams in large and small enterprises. Even though some large organizations have started using mobile technology to empower their workforce‚ most of the training departments are still unsure how to design‚ develop and implement a successful mLearning strategy that works for their organizations.

If you are trying to make a business case for mLearning‚ here’s all the dope you need.
 
  Spotlight

A Brandon Hall Webinar On Unified Learning

The way your learners access information‚ and the number of channels available and utilized to learn continue to increasingly pose challenge to how effectively and efficiently you can manage learning for your learners. These challenges demand a unified system that understands and incorporates different technology options (web/mobile) and different channels of learning (classroom/ social/ informal/ self-paced).

Join us for a webinar with Brandon Hall Group to learn about the need and advantages of a unified learning system.
We bet this one hour session will help you transform your own approach to managing learning at your organization. Book your seat now.

 
   
  Take Part In Towards Maturity 2012 Benchmark Study

As an Ambassador for the Towards Maturity benchmark study‚ we invite you to join the 1800 organizations that have already taken part in the largest learning technology benchmark in Europe.

Benchmarking allows you to compare the processes and performance metrics of your learning technologies to the industry’s best. It can provide you with a baseline‚ for you to review each year‚ to chart improvements in performance and reductions in costs.

Here’s how you can participate - Fill in the online survey‚ when completed‚ you will receive a complimentary paper entitled ‘101 Tips for Success’ and a free personalized company benchmark report‚ worth £300 about six weeks later. Participate now.

Have more questions about benchmarking? Read 10 Questions about the Towards Maturity Benchmark.

 
Up For Grabs

Report: Mobile Learning - Delivering Learning in a Connected World

Last week ASTD released its new research report‚ titled ‘Mobile Learning - Delivering Learning in a Connected World‘‚ which we are very pleased to have sponsored. The report is based on the analysis of responses to an ASTD/ i4cp survey of over 500 business and learning professionals apart from insights gathered from interviews conducted with representatives of several organizations in Feb/Mar’12. It looks at the current landscape of mobile learning in the world in which the ubiquity of mobile devices seems to have created a perfect environment for delivering learning solutions to our workforce‚ where and when they need it.

The full report is priced at $499 ($199 for ASTD members) and can be purchased here.

View To Learn

Implementing mLearning In The Workplace

At the CIPD HRD 2012 show in London‚ I conducted a session on ‘Implementing Mobile Learning in the Workplace: Benefits‚ Strategies‚ and Success Factors’. It covers the key elements to be considered‚ and how to best utilize the available tools to maximize the impact while implementing a mLearning solution. Here’s the slide deck of the same.
  Industry Sightings

Adobe Releases Captivate 6 eLearning Software With HTML5 Support

Adobe has released Captivate 6‚ the latest version of its e-learning software‚ with support for HTML5‚ which helps users quickly create e-learning and mobile learning content.
Read more.

Survey: mLearning in Ghana‚ Uganda‚ Morocco most effective via voice‚ SMS

The GSMA mLearning report “Shaping the Future - Realising the potential of informal learning through mobile”‚ synthesizing results of 1‚200 surveys shows that youth from three different regions of Africa are content using simple mobile features like voice and SMS to participate in mLearning.
Read more.
 
  Global Smart Education And Learning Market Worth $220.0 Billion By 2017

According to a new market research report “Smart Education and Learning Market: Advanced Technologies‚ Digital Models‚ Adoption Trends and Worldwide Market Forecast (2012 - 2017)”‚ the Global Smart Education and Learning market is expected to reach $220.0 billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 20.3% from 2012 to 2017.
Read more.

Mobile Phone Boom In Developing World Could Boost eLearning

A study of young people in Ghana‚ Morocco‚ Uganda and Maharashtra aims to encourage networks to improve education through mobile technology.
Read more.
 
 
  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 - A best value‚ multi-award winning 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 3000 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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