Information business adopts solutions
platform Information business Thomson Reuters is using Docebo Cloud SaaS-based e-learning solutions platform to train and develop its IP & Science division’s global sales team.
Launched in September 2014, the
Docebo system at Thomson Reuters holds 135 SCORM-compatible fi les of learning
materials. 300 members of Thomson Reuters’ global salesforce, located on six continents, have received learning materials and accessed them in over 20 languages.
One of four main divisions comprising Thomson Reuters, the IP & Science section has annual revenues of $982m and produces an operating profi t margin of 22.9%. Erica LeBlanc, the division’s operations development manager, said: “Key information is now getting to everyone at the same time – and, through quizzing and knowledge checks, we can be sure that our team understands the information they’re receiving.”
Thomson Reuters wants to develop a fully
blended approach, with classroom-delivered learning complementing self-paced online learning materials, augmented via webinars.
Tin Can adopters Rustici Software, the company that wrote the Tin Can specifi cation, is publishing an online list of Tin Can adopters. Tin Can – also known as the Experience API or xAPI – is a learning technology specifi cation that captures data, in a consistent format, from a range of online and offl ine learning experiences. Rustici Software said the list detailed
everybody they are aware of who’s adopting Tin Can. The company added: “The list is growing every week. This list does not mean we necessarily endorse the product or vendor, or that any products have passed conformance testing. Please try them out for yourself.” At the beginning of April over 140 companies
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LTG plc had better 2014 than expected
Learning Technologies Group plc reported increased revenues and profi ts for 2014. Revenue increased dramatically from £7.6 million to £14.9 million, an increase of 97% while profi t, or adjusted EBITDA, increased by 42% to £2.1 million from £1.5 million. The revenue increases were in part attributable to the acquisition of LINE and Preloaded. That and the merging of LINE and Epic to form LEO were described by the company as “deepening and extending the group’s capabilities, expertise and client base.” The 2014 results were ahead of expectations.
with cash of £4.4 million (£1.2 million 2013) and no debt.
Andrew Brode, chairman
Andrew Brode: “marked success in the exciting, early stage”
of LTG plc, said: “LTG plc has made good progress in 2014 delivering on its strategy of consolidating the fragmented e-learning industry. The successful formation of LEO creates the European market leader in custom e-learning solutions and Preloaded has seen marked success in the exciting, early stage, ‘games with purpose’ space. We
continue to pursue further acquisition opportunities as part of our strategy to build a £50m revenue business.”
Announcing its 2014 results, LTG plc said: “A strong order book in Q4 2014 has been further enhanced in Q1 2015.Th
e pipeline of new business opportunities is now at record levels.” In its results statement the company said: “Recent substantial wins alongside key strategic partners include multi-year contracts with the Ministry of Defence, a signifi cant project for a central government department, and an innovative learning games campaign for a global restaurant chain.” The company said its balance sheet was strong
The company said it was proposing fi nal dividend of 0.07 pence a share equating to a full year dividend of 0.10 pence.
The board had previously announced at the start
of 2015 that Harry Hill, who has been a non-executive director since LTG plc was formed in November 2013, had been appointed deputy chairman. LTG plc has also formed a partnership with The Open University designed to bring learning transformation on a larger scale to corporate and government clients.
Compliance training set to evolve with regulatory change
Financial services training specialist FSTP and Unicorn Training are publishing a sector-specifi c compliance learning solution that includes integrated T&C guidance and CPD management. The two training fi rms say their partnership brings a targeted, streamlined approach to compliance for FCA regulated fi rms.
The online compliance training is set to evolve in line with regulatory change and emerging industry challenges. Philippa Grocott, Partner at FSTP, said: “We recognise the importance of delivering blended learning solutions that deliver at the right level to the right audience, with engaging content which can be
accessed at the right time.” The partnership builds on Unicorn’s fl agship online regulatory training solution ComplianceServe, launched last summer to help fi rms manage their compliance needs through a secure portal. Mark Jones, Unicorn commercial director, said: “Compliance goes far beyond just training, it is embedding genuine wider behavioural change. We have worked with FSTP in a few different ways previously and this is a formalisation of that relationship to bring compliance benefi ts for those working in heavily regulated environments.”
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