Tech Talk (Mar/Apr 2014)

Find out about the latest advances in training technology.

>> Brutus Partners LLC debuted online learning environment LessonCloud. The professionally managed software-as-a-service implementation of the open source Sakai Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE) offers the core Sakai teaching and learning tools in every course, such as online assignments, quizzes, a lesson builder, and gradebook, as well as additional tools.

>> VBrick Systems, Inc., a provider of enterprise video management and distribution solutions, introduced VBrick Mix, a new iPad application that brings user-generated content capabilities to large organizations using VBrick’s enterprise video Webcasting platform, and on-device, non-linear editing capabilities to any iPad user via the App Store. Enterprises using VBrick’s enterprise video platform can enable any authorized employee to use VBrick Mix to launch a live video Webcast to bring urgent information to a video portal. There, employees can view the live Webcast from desktops or mobile devices, or from digital signage in lobbies, meeting rooms, and largescale displays.

>> epic software group, inc., created a 3-D virtual interactive drill rig for oil and gas workers to use on desktops, laptops, and tablets. The 3-D rig has a learning mode in which students are guided around the rig, followed by a training mode in which students are free to move around the rig to demonstrate that they understand a safety procedure.

Lorri Freifeld
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 APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.