Training Today: Tech Talk (Jan/Feb 2012)

Find out about the latest advances in training technology.

>> Novero introduced the Solana Tablet/PC. With a simple twist, this slim laptop screen rotates to create a mobile 10-inch tablet for reading, games, or hundreds of applications. It contains two USB ports, audio and microphone jacks, video output, built-in card reader and SIM card slot, Windows 7, and Android 2.3.

>> Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Inc., unveiled Mediasite 6, the latest version of the lecture capture platform. New capabilities available in Mediasite 6 include: live or on-demand streaming of any Mediasite presentation to an iPad, iPhone, iPod, Blackberry, or Android device using HTML5 and H.264; system-wide search for words and phrases in a single presentation, a presentation catalog, and across the Mediasite library based on indexed slide text, captioning transcripts, and presentation metadata; and enhanced Mediasite analytics with embeddable analytics widgets and iOS-friendly reports.

>> James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, authors and founders of best-seller “The Leadership Challenge,” in conjunction with Pfeiffer, an Imprint of Wiley, launched The Leadership Challenge Mobile Leader Tool, a mobile app available for $4.99 in the App Store for the Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

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.