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Maitland Group turned to short online courses

International advisory firm Maitland Group has used a series of e-learning courses to provide management and interpersonal skills development across Europe, the US and South Africa. Sonia Pimm, talent & learning manager at Maitland Group, said: “Our staff work in teams across borders, practice groups and jurisdictions to meet client needs, so it is essential for our success that different people in different countries with different expertise all cooperate and work productively together.” Maitland employs 863 managers, technical professionals and support staff in 13 locations, including lawyers, accountants, investment fund experts and administrators. Twenty two online courses set out to highlight effective management and workplace behaviours, in short learning bites, to help employees reflect on and improve the way they interact with colleagues.

Global education sector technology spending to exceed $67.8bn in 2015

Social and economic pressures are forcing senior education leaders to rethink business models and consider a range of new technologies, to bring down the cost of administering education institutions and scale the business, according to research from Gartner. The company has also identified strategic technologies.

Gartner vice president and analyst Jan-Martin

Lowendahl said traditional educational business models are being fundamentally challenged by digitalization. He said: “An increasing number of technical

innovations and technology trends are emerging from within the industry, but most will emerge outside the industry, driven by major forces such as digital business and the consumerisation and industrialisation of IT.” Worldwide education sector spending is forecast

to grow 2.3% to reach $67.8 billion in 2015. This forecast includes higher education as well as primary and secondary schools.

awards news

Make 2015 your winning year

There are lots of reasons why entering the E-Learning Awards makes good business sense. As well as being a great way to showcase the quality of work you produce to as many potential customers as possible, it's also an opportunity to look at your business from a different perspective and compare yourself to your competitors. The Awards are open to anyone worldwide no

matter what the size of your business. It only takes a few minutes to register your entries and then you still have several months to work on your award winning submissions. Enter now at or contact Kate Vose at

Gartner has identified the top 10 strategic technologies for the education industry in 2015. It is not a list of what education CIOs spend the most time or money on; rather it is a list of strategic technologies that Gartner recommends education CIOs should have a plan for in 2015: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Adaptive Learning Adaptive E-Textbooks

Customer relationship management Big Data.

Sourcing Strategies Exostructure*

Open Microcredentials (badges or points) Digital Assessment Mobile

10. Social Learning

* Acquiring the critical capability of interoperability as a deliberate strategy to integrate the increasing numbers of partnerships, tools and services in the education ecosystem.

Totara becomes latest headline sponsor

Totara Learning Solutions has become our latest brand new headline sponsor. Richard Wyles, CEO, commented: “We are delighted to be a headline sponsor for this fantastic showcase for the e-learning industry. With the international recognition that the E-Learning Awards has, it fits well with Totara’s global position and in recent years Totara partners have been very successful in the award categories; testimony to the expertise in the Totara partner network.” Totara Learning Solutions is an award-winning provider of learning solutions. Totara software is open

Brand new gala venue

The spectacular gala evening promises to be even bigger and better with a move to the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in central London. Facing Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel is situated in the heart of London. Opened in 2010, this contemporary, design-let hotel offers spectacular views across the Thames. The exciting evening, at which all the winners are exclusively revealed, will be held on 25 November 2015. Organiser Mark Penton from CloserStill Media commented: “The awards will be bigger and better than ever before and this move to the modern facilities at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge will further enhance their growth and development. The E-Learning Awards are the leading awards for our industry and we are confident that our sponsors and guests will have a fantastic evening.”

4 e.learning age april 2015

source, highly flexible and brings powerful freedoms to the customer; freedom to choose your Totara Partner, software freedom to innovate, integrate and extend the products. All at a compelling price, with no hidden commercial licenses. That’s why so many organisations from a diverse range of sectors have chosen Totara. Products include: Totara LMS, a functionally rich learning platform and Totara Social, an enterprise Social Learning Network designed to foster collaboration, communication and knowledge sharing.

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