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BlueVolt Names New President

BlueVolt Names New President

BlueVolt has appointed Benjamin Ertischek as its new president. In this role, Ertischek will be focused on enhancing the customer-centric approach that is a core to BlueVolt’s solutions.  Ertischek comes to BlueVolt as an industry veteran with more than 25 years of strategic, financial management and executive experience including roles at Deloitte, Xerox Corporation and Viewpoint Construction Software. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and earned a master’s in business administration from New…
Fosway Redefines Learning Systems

Fosway Redefines Learning Systems

The LMS, NGLE and LXP are dead says Fosway Group, an HR analyst group. In a move that reflects the evolution in learning systems, Fosway is redefining the market to help organizations better understand what they are buying. This reclassification of learning platforms on the brand new 2020 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems waves farewell to the LMS and NGLE classification and rebases its analysis on whether a solution is a Suite or a Specialist. According…
Soros Funds Open Society University Network

Soros Funds Open Society University Network

George Soros is creating a new university network to better prepare students for current and future global challenges. He is endowing the network with one billion dollars ($1 billion) and asking other philanthropists to contribute. The network, which will operate throughout the world, is named the Open Society University Network (OSUN). It will integrate teaching and research across higher education institutions worldwide. It will offer simultaneously taught network courses and joint degree programs and regularly…
Military Predicts Illness with Algorithm

Military Predicts Illness with Algorithm

The Military created an algorithm that can “predict infection 48 hours before clinical suspicion,” with better than 85% accuracy. DTRA partnered with the Defense Innovation Unit to leverage the latter’s other transaction authority — a special procurement method outside of the Federal Acquisition Regulations — to develop the algorithm hand-in-hand with health IT company Royal Philips. Using its own globally-collected data sets, Philips was able to develop a unique algorithm for the Defense Department. Using…
Fosway Reveals New Talent Management Grid

Fosway Reveals New Talent Management Grid

The Fosway 9-Grid compares supplier solutions based on their Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and Future Trajectory. SumTotal Systems and Cornerstone ranked as high performers in the mid-cost range brands. They also earned 2019 Best of Elearning! honors. –Source: Fosway
UN Education Targets Missed

UN Education Targets Missed

The United Nations’ target of universal access to education by 2030 is off-target in the African region, according to the 2019 E-learning Africa Report. The study cites: “…56% of respondents do not believe that African countries are doing enough to ensure that, by 2030, all girls and boys will complete free primary and secondary education. However, the percentage of those believing that not enough has been done to improve access to higher education and vocational…
Global Corporate E-learning Market to Hit $50 Billion by 2026

Global Corporate E-learning Market to Hit $50 Billion by 2026

The Global Corporate E-learning market is predicted to reach $49.87 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 15% during the forecast period, according to a Research And Markets study. Some of the key factors influencing the market growth include the adoption of e-learning in employee training, and adoption of microlearning is a growing priority. However, high training costs are hampering the market growth. Review report at https:// tinyurl.com/y6bd65bh —Source: ResearchAndMarkets.com
VR Improves Recall 8.8%

VR Improves Recall 8.8%

Research shows that virtual reality (VR) is most effective when training the cognitive skills associated with remembering and understanding visual information, observational skills and emotional responses. VR in training can better simulates actual memories for learners, making the learning experience appear as if it were their own. This, in turn, produces a stronger emotional reaction compared to traditional training, all of which enhances retention of the information. In a recent study, participants were shown a…
Generation Z Grads Have High Expectations

Generation Z Grads Have High Expectations

In a recent study by Clever, the new crop of college graduates — Generation Z — expect to earn $57,964 fresh out of school. However, the real data reveals the national average salary is $47,000 for those with a newly acquired bachelor’s degree and zero to five years job experience. These graduates also overestimate mid-career earnings by $15,000. Sadly, women expect $4,338 less than men, and $10,836 less than mid-career males. Gen Z grads are…

Disappearing Jobs Report

According to Oxford study projections, 47% of jobs will disappear due to automation. The Bureau of Labor revealed jobs at greatest risk. “Some of the top disappearing jobs over the next two years include: executive assistants, farmers and ranchers, mail carriers, machine and electrical equipment assemblers, and door-to-door sales workers,” cites Michelle Armer, the chief people officer at CareerBuilder.  “In the next five years, [it will be] respiratory therapy technicians, textile dyers and patternmakers, fishers,…