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Issue 18  | October 2012 Subscribe Now  |  Send to a friend
  In This Issue
Now Trending

Key Emerging Trends In LMS
Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning
Upside Learning In A Flash
Spotlight
A Brandon Hall Award For Our Custom Learning Project
Two Upcoming Webinars - Mobile Learning and Blended Learning
Upside Learning In News

Upside Learning At CLO Summit‚ India
Industry Sightings
Inclusive eLearning Institutes Gaining Popularity In Saudi
Global Spending On LMSs Will Grow 10.4 Percent In 2013
China Launches eLearning Academy To Train Cadres
View to Learn

The Future Of Mobile Learning
 
From The Director’s Desk
 
One of our Custom Learning projects has won a Brandon Hall Award and we just can’t stop raving about it! Winning this award not just makes us proud but at the same time it encourages us to do better in the future.

Besides winning this award‚ September was full of activities for us - the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition 2012‚ MobiMOOC‚ and an in-house webinar on LMS Switching. And this has just set the trend for the coming months.

We will be at the CLO Summit to be conducted in Mumbai‚ India on 1st and 2nd November where I will also be delivering a power session on Mobile Learning. This brings me to the webinar I will be conducting with my colleague on 22nd October. Come November‚ we will be presenting a webinar on Blended Learning via LMS from the Indian perspective. So make sure you book your seats now.

Coming to this issue of UL Buzz‚ we share some insights on the emerging trends in Learning Management Systems‚ help you understand the difference between mobile learning and tablet learning‚ and shed some light on the possibilities in mLearning. There’s lots more that will interest you‚ I promise!
 
 
Warm Regards‚


Amit Garg
Director - Custom Learning Solutions
CLO Summit (India)
Booth # B4
1st & 2nd November
Busting 7 Mobile Learning Myths (Free Webinar)
22nd October 2012 | 11 AM EDT
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Leveraging LMS For Managing Blended Learning: The Indian Perspective (Free Webinar)
6th November 2012 | 11.30 AM IST
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Now Trending

Key Emerging Trends In LMS

Are you pondering over future LMSs and the way they will look like then? We were too‚ which urged us to identify the emerging trends that are most likely to dominate the future LMSs. One prominent fact‚ which we came across‚ is - ‘today’s needs are tomorrow’s trends’. On parallel lines‚ an LMS too needs to camouflage into the trends born out of changing learning technologies and business requirements.

Learn more about Key Emerging Trends in LMS as we talk about Cloud Based LMS‚ Personal Learning Environment (PLE)‚ Gamification and Talent Management.

Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning

Where would you put a tablet (let’s consider an iPad) if I ask you to classify it according to the form of learning it supports? In all probability you have answered ‘Mobile Learning.’ Well‚ your answer is correct theoretically‚ but not practically anymore.

Read some thoughts on tablet learning (aka eLearning on iPads) and understand how ‘tablet learning’‚ despite meeting every criterion that defines mobile learning‚ is not equal to mLearning.

  Spotlight

A Brandon Hall Award For Our Custom Learning Project

Nothing speaks more about a company’s caliber than a global recognition by a renowned body. And if the body happens to be Brandon Hall‚ the victory is all the more sweet!

We experienced one such proud moment recently when our Custom Learning Project‚ developed for VoCollect University‚ was announced as the winner of a Bronze for Best Extended Enterprise Learning Program under the 2012 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards in Learning.

Read more about this winning entry for Brandon Hall Award and our Custom Learning Solutions.


Two Upcoming Webinars - Mobile Learning and Blended Learning

How many times have you thought of adopting mobile learning in your organization but the myths surrounding it have stopped you right in your path? Unfortunately‚ this is the story of almost every organization planning to include mLearning in its L&D plans. But we are here to clear the adoption path for you. Register now for our free webinar ‘Busting 7 Mobile Learning Myths’ and see mobile learning with a different but clear perspective and take informed decisions while implementing it.

Another roadblock that seems to be dampening the potential of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) is it’s ability to manage Blended Learning programs. This is especially true for Indian corporates wherein LMS implementations are done with a clear view of managing more than just eLearning. Our 2nd webinar‚ ‘Leveraging LMS for Managing Blended Learning: The Indian Perspective’ will share tips and tricks for leveraging LMS for managing Blended Learning with an Indian viewpoint. Register now.

 
  Upside Learning In News

Upside Learning At CLO Summit‚ India

We will be kick starting November with CLO Summit India to be conducted in Mumbai on 1st and 2nd November. Besides participating in the expo (we will be present at booth # B4)‚ I will be presenting a power session titled ‘Mobile Learning: opportunities for India and case studies’ on the concluding day of the event.

Do drop by at our booth # B4 where you can interact with our team and get a first-hand experience of our multi award-winning Learning Management System‚ UpsideLMS.

More on CLO Summit India here.

 
 
View to Learn

The Future of Mobile Learning

As expected‚ MobiMOOC 2012 turned out to be an insightful and extensive knowledge sharing experience for every mobile learning enthusiast. Here’s the slide deck of the concluding session called ‘Corporate mLearning - The Future of Mobile Learning’‚ which I presented with my colleague‚ Abhijit Kadle. This presentation will help you understand the future of mLearning in corporate space and identify four key technology areas that will influence learning in the future. View now.

 
  Industry Sightings

Inclusive eLearning Institutes In Saudi Gaining Popularity

The non-availability of universities and qualified teachers in Saudi Arabia is assisting the growth of live online tutoring‚ streaming videos‚ and virtual classrooms. Read More.

 
  Global Spending On LMSs Will Grow 10.4 Percent In 2013

According to research findings by Bersin & Associates‚ the global spending on Learning Management Systems (LMS) will grow 10.4 percent to more than $1.8 billion in 2012-2013. Read more.

 
  China Launches eLearning Academy To Train Cadres

The “China E-learning Academy for Leadership” has been created as a national platform with functions such as information publishing‚ online learning and training management. 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 28 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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