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Issue 17  |  September 2012 Subscribe Now  |  Send to a friend
  In This Issue
Now Trending

3 Reasons To Switch Your LMS
7 Key Components Of The LMS Switching Process
Upside Learning In A Flash
Spotlight
Make The Most Of Our ‘Switch & Save Offer’
Meet Us At World Of Learning, Birmingham
Upside Learning In News

LMS Switching Webinar Video Out For Public Viewing
New Director For Client Solutions Appointed For The UK And Europe
Industry Sightings
Qatar To Bring Elearning To All Schools By 2014
The Tin Can API Reaches Version .95
Top B-Schools Take The “Blended” Approach For Effective Learning
View to Learn

Key Decisions To Make In Mobile Learning Implementation
 
From The Director’s Desk
 
“Change brings opportunity”, says motivational speaker and entrepreneur Nido Qubein. But with Upside Learning‚ there is an ‘opportunity to change’ - quite literally. Late last month we embarked on an initiative to help organizations in making their LMS switching process quick and easy. Under this initiative is the ‘Switch & Save offer’ - an offer that organizations looking to switch to a new LMS cannot afford to ignore. Know more about this offer in this issue of Buzz.

Correlating with this LMS switching initiative‚ you can also view recording of our webinar ‘Simplifying the LMS Switching Process: Switching for Good’‚ which I delivered along with my colleague Jason Clymer last week. The link for the same has been shared in this issue.

Talking about the upcoming events‚ we will be at the World of Learning Exhibition 2012‚ to be held on 2nd & 3rd October in NEC Birmingham. Do drop in to say hi.

In a nutshell‚ this issue is all about LMS switching. So whether it’s something you have been planning to do‚ or are already in the middle of the process‚ or are still unsure if you should switch - you will find answers to all your questions here. Also‚ you can update yourself with the latest happenings and emerging trends in the learning industry.
 
 
More in next Buzz‚ till then‚ happy reading.


Amit Gautam
Director - Technology Solutions


 
World of Learning 2012
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Now Trending

3 Reasons To Switch Your LMS

Different organizations have different reasons to switch over to a new LMS. However‚ all of these reasons generally boil down to three main causes of LMS dissatisfaction - disappointment with the product‚ poor vendor relations and high cost of maintenance. If you have been through a switching process earlier or are considering one now‚ you will in utmost certainty agree with us.

But if you are still sitting on the fence - not sure if you should switch your LMS - we urge you to read the 3 Reasons To Switch Your LMS. We will take you through the details of each of the above mentioned reasons and help you understand how these factors drive the need for a new‚ improved LMS.

7 Key Components Of The LMS Switching Process

Have you been planning to switch over to a new LMS but haven’t done it yet because the thought itself is daunting? Or because you are not fully aware of the switching process? You are not alone. Most organizations like yours will answer in the positive.

However‚ an understanding of the key components involved in the switching process can help you to derive a positive output from your LMS switching efforts. So before you jump onto the LMS switching bandwagon‚ learn about the 7 Key Components Of The LMS Switching Process.

  Spotlight

Make The Most Of Our ‘Switch & Save Offer’

Well‚ first of all‚ let me say this clear and loud - this is not just an ‘offer’‚ but an initiative to help organizations to effectively manage their LMS switching process.

The comprehensive 3 month plan includes activities like a series of blog posts‚ webinars‚ articles and eBooks. Each of these activities have been planned to address the various concerns faced by organizations while switching their LMS.

But what might interest you more‚ especially if you have been planning for an LMS switch‚ is the flat 50% discount that we are offering on data migration fees should you switch to UpsideLMS. Apart from the discount‚ you will also get free implementation‚ free hosting and 24X7 technical support.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us now.


Meet Us At World Of Learning‚ Birmingham

It’s Birmingham calling us again! Come October‚ we will be at the World of Learning (WOL) Conference and Exhibition 2012 in NEC Birmingham.

While mobile learning has been and will continue to be one of the key focus areas at Upside Learning‚ the growing mix of mobile and in-office workforce has given birth to the need of creating a unified approach to learning management. A theme that you will be able to see‚ feel and learn about at our WOL booth as UpsideLMS and Upside2Go work together to provide a unified learning platform.

So if you have been looking to transform your own approach to managing learning at your organization‚ drop by at our booth # D250 and give us a shout. We would love to meet you. Get your free entry pass.

 
  Upside Learning In News

LMS Switching Webinar Video Out For Public Viewing

As a part of our ongoing Switch and Save initiative for LMS‚ we delivered a webinar titled ‘Simplifying the LMS Switching Process: Switching for Good’ just last week.

For those of you who missed this insightful webinar‚ we have released the webinar recording for public viewing. The webinar identifies the eight key drivers that induce an LMS switch‚ explains the seven key components of the LMS switching process‚ and finally lists down several checkpoints to evaluate the success of switching.

The one hour webinar was presented by me and my colleague Jason Clymer‚ VP Client Acquisition and Partner Development at Upside Learning. View webinar recording.

New Director For Client Solutions Appointed For The UK And Europe

The year 2012 has seen us go from strength to strength. One area where we have made substantial investments is human resource.

We recently welcomed Alan Samuel, former head of UK Operations at Tata Interactive Systems, as Director of Client Solutions for the UK & Europe. Alan will bolster our efforts in extending its presence across the globe and will work more closely with our clients in the UK and Europe.

With over 12 years of eLearning experience, Alan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the use of learning technologies in the corporate, education and publishing sectors in the UK market. He has previously worked with number of Fortune 500 companies in the fields of IT offshoring, hospitality, media and advertising. Learn more.

 
 
View to Learn

Key Decisions To Make In Mobile Learning Implementation

In the last Buzz‚ we had mentioned about our learning session - ‘Key Decisions to Make in Mobile Learning Implementation’ at LearnX 2012 event. Needless to say‚ it turned out to be an insightful experience‚ which uncovered everything an organization should know before including mobile learning in their training mix.View the slide deck of this session and learn more about mobile learning and the potential it holds.

 
  Industry Sightings

Qatar To Bring Elearning To All Schools By 2014

As estimated by the Supreme Education Council of Qatar‚ all Qatari schools will be expected to implement the eLearning experience in their classrooms‚ by school year 2014-2015. This will make it the first Arab country to go online at this scale in the education sector. Learn more.

 
  The Tin Can API Reaches Version .95

The Tin Can API‚ a successor to SCORM‚ is nearing the formal 1.0 release. Tin Can API covers all the limitations faced in SCORM‚ offering more flexibility to content creators and LMSs. Learn more.

 
  Top B-Schools Take The “Blended” Approach For Effective Learning

The best B-schools today are calling for a “blended” approach of learning‚ to ensure a deeper and longer lasting learning output. The first to do this in professional education was Harvard Business School. Learn 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 eLearning
  4. Catalog Courses (over 3500 courses in IT‚ Finance‚ Office Skills‚ Soft Skills etc.)
  5. Technical Support & UpsideLMS Administrative Services
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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