Tech Talk (July/August 2016)

Find out about the latest advances in training technology.

>> D2L, a global learning technology leader and creator of Brightspace, which has changed the way schools and universities educate in more than 50 countries, now is making the technology available to the enterprise market around the world. The Brightspace for Enterprise platform engages employees by incorporating personalized learning paths, mobile devices, social media content, gamification, realtime feedback, and self-assessment opportunities.

>> 5.12 Solutions Consulting Group launched its first technology product, Coachmetrix. The Web-based platform features tools that support leadership development practices such as goalsetting and action-planning, and adds ongoing pulse feedback and progress metrics for more focused coaching sessions.

>> StayinFront, Inc., a global provider of mobile, cloud-based field force solutions for consumer goods organizations, released StayinFront TouchCG 12.15, with a newly designed user interface and integrated performance management features, including a new coaching module and new dashboards and key performance indicators (KPIs) to help set and attain performance goals.

>> Novility B.V., a global innovator in smart training technology, launched two new products: Novility L.I.V.E. (Learning in Virtual Environment) and Novility P.A.L. (Portable Accelerated Learning) for the hospitality industry. L.I.V.E. uses motion-capture and speech-recognition technologies to deliver training set in a simulative hotel environment. The P.A.L. mobile app includes an extensive content library curated by hospitality experts.

Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training Top 100 and Emerging Training Leaders.