Tech Talk (May/June 2017)

Find out about the latest advances in training technology.

  • Brainier’s Elan learning management system (LMS) launched xAPI and cmi5 support. When launching content from within the Elan LMS, new cmi5 published learning courses provide a more predictable framework for tracking and reporting xAPI content, and those results are sent to Elan’s Learning Record Store (LRS).

  • Versal 3.0 is all about collaboration and communication—two important and complementary elements in Versal’s ongoing quest to bring interactivity to e-learning and course creation. For example, the course user interface in Versal 3.0 is rebalanced to help authors develop more engaging content with Versal’s interactive gadgets.

  • Symphony Talent, a talent acquisition solutions provider, launched Experience Cloud (X-Cloud), an omni-channel experience platform for candidates, employers, and employees, and Media Cloud (M-Cloud), an artificial intelligence-based media buying platform for employers. The new solutions—along with Symphony Talent’s creative and employer brand agency, Hodes—create a next-generation talent acquisition platform that combines employer branding, recruitment marketing, candidate management, and employee engagement.

  • Rideau Inc. unveiled a new Vistance platform for all of the company’s solutions and a proprietary score for developing managers called Recognition Quotient. Vistance is the name of the company’s recognition data analytic suite of services, which is based on an algorithm that helps companies measure their return on recognition, as well as learning solutions that help managers increase employee engagement.

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.