Press release: Business+MOOCs

Jay Cross

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. _. Tell your friends. Tell the boss. Tell your resident futurist. Tell your colleagues. Pass the word. Invite the world. IMPORTANT, FREE ONLINE MEETING ON MEGA-CLASSES & BUSINESS. Thursday, February 27 at 9:30 am Pacific time. Topic: Business+MOOCs.

How not to do a press release

George Siemens

From the press release, it really looks like Elluminate has been purchased (I’m less interested in what it looks like for Wimba – I haven’t used their products for years I just received an email saying that Blackboard, Wimba, and Elluminate were forming some type of union. The message is practically useless – did BB buy Elluminate? Did they just decide to work on integration?

Press Release Spam (an interlude)

Mind Hacks

One of the reasons I get so much PR spam is because people like Vocus PR are selling my email address, to publishers and University Press offices, who then send me email about things I’m not interested in. Sorry to interrupt your normal psych/neuro programming, but this is just a short note to say that I have retired the tom@mindhacks.com email address. If you wish to contact me or Vaughan, please tweet us (details in rightbar).

TOPYX Learning Management System Makes The Inc. 5000 List For Third Consecutive Year

TOPYX LMS

Press ReleasesBONITA SPRINGS, FL – August 18, 2016 – Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) , is excited to announce it has earned a spot on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 listing of fastest-growing private companies for the third year in a row.

TOPYX LMS Survey Reveals 70% of Clients Expect to Grow Their Learning Management System User Base Within 12 Months

TOPYX LMS

Press ReleasesThe global Learning Management System (LMS) market is expected to grow from $5B in 2016 to $10B in the next five years, according to recent research by MarketsandMarkets.

TOPYX Learning Management System Makes The Inc. 5000 List For Third Consecutive Year

TOPYX LMS

Press ReleasesBONITA SPRINGS, FL – August 18, 2016 – Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) , is excited to announce it has earned a spot on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 listing of fastest-growing private companies for the third year in a row. For 35 years, Inc. magazine has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America into this very exclusive club ( [link] ).

Interactyx Named To Florida Companies On Growth “Watch” List

TOPYX LMS

Press ReleasesBONITA SPRINGS, FL – August 17, 2016 – Interactyx, the developer of the TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) software , is honored to be named among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years.

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TOPYX Makes LMS Software Affordable with New Pricing

TOPYX LMS

elearning press releases LMS lms in the news Press ReleasesBonita Springs, FL July 19, 2018.

TOPYX LMS and EdTek Services Announce Partnership

TOPYX LMS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Press ReleasesBONITA SPRINGS, FL – Interactyx, the developer of the TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) software , and EdTek Services, Inc. ,

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "The iPhone dominates the smartphone market in mobile media consumption" (ZDNet)

Mark Oehlert

Main | Web-based Replacements for MSFT Project » March 25, 2008 "The iPhone dominates the smartphone market in mobile media consumption" (ZDNet) ( ZDNet Story , Media Metrics Press Release w/ more readable numbers) Check out those numbers.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase

Mark Oehlert

Main | Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform » September 06, 2007 Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase (via web2journal ) Backbase is releasing an AJAX SDK for developing Rick Internet Applications for the iPhone.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Voice Coming to Second Life

Mark Oehlert

According to this press release , Voice will be coming to Second Life in Q2 of 2007. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « My Blog is Worth $66, 615.72 (any buyers??) | Main | Google and MSFT to Clash Over Copyrights » March 08, 2007 Voice Coming to Second Life Geez.finally right? That felt like forever (like I have any idea about how hard this is to implement).

Standing up for trivia

Euen Semple

How can I trust you if all you do is 140 character press releases? It is so easy to sneer. Easy to sneer at newbies. Easy to sneer at other people''s "rubbish". Easy to sneer at what other people do with social media. I try not to. One person''s trivia is someone else''s context.

Blog Post: Cognitive Edge and Code Genesys to Combine Operations

David Gurteen

See the press release. By David Gurteen You may not have heard that Cognitive Edge and Code Genesys have announced a merger of their business operations. The new company will be known as Cognitive Edge. Ajay Reddy of Code Genesys will be CEO of the merged company and Dave Snowden, cofounder of the original Cognitive Edge, will be Chief Scientific Officer.

Where Are the Girls? Working, Stupid

Nine Shift

The press release, from the Pittsburgh Aviation Institute - - which trains aviation mechanics, says that there is a huge retirement now of aviation mechanics and the solution (surprise) is filling the traditional male occupation with females. . So I get this email this week with the subject line, "Where are the Girls?" .

Blog Post: Knowledge Sciences Symposium: St. Bonaventure University October 8-9

David Gurteen

You will find more information in the press release and you can register here. By David Gurteen It is not very often I get invited to speak at a KM conference in the US. I think the last time must have been KM World in 2007, so I am really delighted to be speaking at the Knowledge Sciences Symposium at St. Bonaventure University in Western New York October 8-9. I hope to get to see a few old friends. The topic of my talk? Conversational Leadership.

MOOCs: Scaling Corporate Learning

George Siemens

I catch press releases and partnership announcements, but the conversation is too fragmented to provide a sense of lessons being learned and various implementation model. While MOOCs have gained the interest and attention of higher education, they have failed to make much of an impact on corporate learning. That is starting to change. Over the past year, organizations such as Google, GE, Cisco, McAfee, Bank of America, AXA, and AT&T have started to experiment with MOOCs.

Scraping the bottom of the biscuit barrel

Mind Hacks

That’s not bad for some non-peer reviewed, non-published research described entirely in a single press release from a Connecticut college and done in rats.

Fresno State A Good Example of Bias Against Males

Nine Shift

In consecutive press releases one day last week, Fresno State revealed just how biased the university is against males. . Fresno State gives its male students much worse grades than its female students receive. Even though those male students learn as much and test just as well.

Signposts for the week ending 1/21/11

Adaptive Path

The most amazing press release ever written is, really, the most amazing press release ever written! Results of a 1967 study on eye-tracking seems to still be valid: we look at what we’re told to. This Master’s Thesis by Christian Behrens, “ The Form of Facts and Figures &# deserves to be a printed book. Great collection of information visualization patterns.

Whitehouse.gov: Give your bloggers’ names!

David Weinberger

The Whitehouse.gov blog continues to improve, by which I mean it’s getting less like the glass-topped version of White House press releases. The White House bloggers seem quite aware that a press release isn’t a post and are trying to create a difference between the two. It’s not much and it’s still directly tied to the President’s remarks, but that paragraph doesn’t read like a press release or like a speech.

[misc] StackLife goes live – visually browse millions of books

David Weinberger

We’ve released two versions today. Here are some links: StackLife DPLA: [link] StackLife Harvard: [link] The DPLA press release: [link] The DPLA version FAQ: [link]. I’m very proud to announce that the Harvard Library Innovation Lab (which I co-direct) has launched what we think is a useful and appealing way to browse books at scale. This is timed to coincide with the launch today of the Digital Public Library of America. Congrats, DPLA!!!).

The blossoms are beautiful on their own

Mind Hacks

But quit with the ‘may lead to a cure for epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia’ thing you always put in your press releases. So, neuroscience press release writers of the world – no need to promise me the world. Listen.

My Next Role Is …

Dan Pontefract

There is plenty more to share and discover on the TTO official website , or with the press release but the highlights are as follows: An organizational culture change service provider offering assessment, consulting and learning services.

Deeper Design: Working out Loud and the Future of Work

Clark Quinn

We intend a fifth post talking about what we learn after the release! and now there’s also a press release that provides a link to the course. Over the past year, I’ve been working on a project. After I wrote the Deeper eLearning series of 6 posts with Learnnovators , we wondered what to do next.

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The role of the L&D function IS changing.

Jane Hart

A recent press release about Bersin by Deloitte’s new industry study, The Corporate LearningFactbook® 2013: Benchmarks, Trends, and Analysis of the U.S.

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Making it harder to de-anonymize speakers

David Weinberger

From a press release: In a case involving important First Amendment rights, the Citizen Media Law Project (&# CMLP&# ) joined a number of media and advocacy organizations, including Gannett Co.,

Open Learning Analytics

George Siemens

See here for press release and project scope. The future of systems such as business, government, and education will be data centric. Historically, humanity has made sense of the world through discourse, dialogue, artifacts, myth, story, and metaphor. While those sensemaking approaches won’t disappear, they will be augmented by data and analytics. Educators often find analytics frustrating. After all, how can you analyze the softer aspects of learning?

How PR is as bad is it ever was

Doc Searls

TOWARD A WORLD BEYOND PRESS RELEASES & BOGUS NEWS. For proof, check your trash for a computer industry press release. Every press release is crafted as a news story, complete with headline, dateline, quotes and so forth. Yet most editors would rather insert a spider in their nose than a press release in their publication. Second, press releases are not conceived as stories, but rather as “messages.”

The Godfather: Gardner Campbell

George Siemens

Gardner Campbell looms large in educational technology. People who have met him in person know what I mean. He is brilliant. Compassionate. Passionate. And a rare visionary. He gives more than he takes in interactions with people.

Failure School: Metacognitive Reframing Boosts Working Memory

Eide Neurolearning

Improve Memory By Metacognitive Reframing Reducing Academic Pressure Helps Students Succeed Press Release Working Memory Graphic Eide Neurolearning Blog. What's a quick way to boost a student's working memory? Tell them that learning is difficult and failure is common.

Harvard brings superfast Net access to local schools

David Weinberger

From a press release : Harvard will share its access to the super high-speed Internet2 Network connection with Boston and Cambridge schools, granting all 148 public schools in the two cities use of the most advanced networking consortium in the world.

The football cure / addiction

Mind Hacks

Clearly true because he says so in a priceless TV interview and the university backed it up in a hard hitting press release. A psychologist from the University of Alabama says American football can absolutely heal the trauma that the deadly April tornados left behind but be careful because there is a risk you could suffer from football addiction. Media science – saving YOU from deadly sports addictions. Nonsense

An Agile, Incremental Approach to Business Process Automation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I’ve long believed that customer self-service was key to the success of e-business , - the IBM Internet strategy I was closely involved with in the mid-late 1990s.

British Psy Ops in Afghanistan

Mind Hacks

And now they’re press-releasing an award given to them by their own organisation and talking to reporters. Link to Ministry of Defence press release.

On Amazon, New York, New Jersey and urban planning

Doc Searls

In a press release , Amazon explained why it backed out of its plan to open a new headquarters in New York City: For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term.

NASA Images

Tony Karrer

NASA Images was just launched ( press release ) and it uses software that was partly developed by my firm TechEmpower. It has a bunch of neat features that makes it fun to play with, especially the ability to create different kinds of widgets of groups and images and workspaces. Warning, if you go there and like these kinds of things, prepare to spend a bit of time playing

NASA Images

Clark Quinn

NASA Images was just launched ( press release ) and it uses software that was partly developed by my firm TechEmpower. It has a bunch of neat features that makes it fun to play with, especially the ability to create different kinds of widgets of groups and images and workspaces. Warning, if you go there and like these kinds of things, prepare to spend a bit of time playing

10 pieces of advice on the web, workflow, & learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

From a press release yesterday: Learning Light has now launched the new look and feel e-learning centre. After a lengthy hibernation, Learning Light ’s eLearning Centre rides again!

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced in a press release and conference call and blog on June 12, 2014 that the company will allow its technology patents for use by anyone in good faith, in a bid to entice automobile manufacturers to speed up development of electric cars.

Learning in the Collaboration Age

Charles Jennings

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced in a press release and conference call and blog on June 12, 2014 that the company will allow its technology patents for use by anyone in good faith, in a bid to entice automobile manufacturers to speed up development of electric cars.

AI and Public Policy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The objective of the Partnership on AI is to address opportunities and challenges with AI technologies to benefit people and society,” said the announcement press release.

2013_06_20 link pile

Doc Searls

Source: Amdocs press release. Associated Press: Sources Won’t Talk Anymore. QR codes aren’t dead yet. By yours truly in Harvard Business Review. I’ll also be keynoting an upcoming iAB thing , on 15 July in New York. Web’s Reach Binds N.S.A. and Silicon Valley Leaders , by James Risen and Nick Wingfield in The New York Times.