Themen

Not Just a Pretty Interface

Easier Access to Simulations Frees Up Time for Physics

Hamburg (GER), March 2022 - The growing use of simulation tools in computational science raises the question of how their accessibility and performance can be improved, typically focusing on higher execution speeds. Now a research team from Germany and Great Britain has tackled the interface between the researcher and the simulation software and developed a workflow that allows researchers to spend far less time on the syntax and data formats of the simulation package and to work with the data immediately. 

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Virtual College

Learning in the Flow of Work

Ilkley (UK), March 2022 - The ways in which we learn have changed over the decades, and this isn't just being reflected in educational establishments but in businesses, too. The latest approach is being called "learning in the flow of work", but what is it, and what does it mean for L&D teams?

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Social Learning

Patients Share Their Experiences

Nikola Biller-Andorno, professor at the UZH Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of MedicineZurich (CH), February 2022 - What do people with multiple sclerosis, dementia, or chronic pain go through? What are their experiences of medical practices or hospitals like? What kind of support do they find helpful? The new dipex.ch platform launched by Zurich researchers makes patient experience reports publicly available so that they can be used for research and teaching, in order to improve healthcare provision or for self-help.

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Security Management System

Anthology Earns Additional ISO 27001 Certifications

Boca Raton, FL (USA), February 2022 - Anthology, a leading provider of education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle, has announced that it has secured additional ISO 27001 certifications, successfully meeting one of the foremost international information- security standards for Anthology Reach, Blackboard Learn (SaaS), Blackboard Collaborate, and Blackboard Ally.

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Leadership

BBC Learning English Teams Up with The Open University

London (UK), January 2022 - The award-winning team of BBC Learning English has collaborated with renowned academics from the UK's largest academic institution, The Open University, to explore the underlying nature of leadership. The resulting new twenty-part series explores the power of cults, the genius of visionaries, the unexpected power of individuals, the strength of community-led leadership, and whether leadership is best done by women.

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Strategic Acquisition

100% of Virtual College Is Acquired by Netex

Carlos Ezquerro, CEO of NetexIlkley (UK), January 2022 - "We are delighted to announce that Virtual College has reached an agreement with Netex, a Spanish technology company specialising in eLearning solutions and listed on the Spanish BME stock market, for them to acquire all the shares in Virtual College." Hannah Brindle, MD, of Virtual College commented, "The entire Virtual College Team is hugely excited about our collaboration with Netex."

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USDLA

NEDLA Introduces Dr Laura Dowling as Executive Director

Dr. Laura DowlingWashington, DC (USA), December 2021 - Dr. Douglas J. Koch and the rest of the Board of Directors of the NorthEast Digital Learning Association (NEDLA formerly PADLA) are pleased to announce that Dr. Laura Dowling will be assuming the role of Executive Director.

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COVID-19 Challenge

Hands-On Robotics Teaching also Works Online

Bremen (GER), December 2021 - COVID-19 has helped online teaching make a breakthrough at many universities. But how do teachers cope with the pandemic in practice-oriented courses such as robotics, where working in the lab has been considered essential and indispensable until now? This is what two scientists at Jacobs University Bremen have been investigating. The work of Andreas Birk, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and psychologist Dora Simunovic was recently published in the "IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine".

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Plagiarism Prevention

Indonesian OU Upholds Fair and Equal Education Environment

Stockholm (SWE), December 2021 - Ouriginal, a leading European provider of plagiarism  detection and prevention solutions, is proud to work together with Universitas Terbuka, the Indonesia Open University, to ensure a fair and equal teaching and learning environment at Indonesia's first and biggest hybrid university. The university, with more than 500,000 students from 36 countries, upholds the highest standards of teaching and learning methods. To protect these standards in times of the pandemic and also beyond, Universitas Terbuka chose Ouriginal as the plagiarism detection solution of their choice in early 2021.

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Add Seamlessly

Camtasia Video Editor Exports Directly to Panopto

Okemos, MI / Seattle, WA (USA), December 2021 - TechSmith Corporation, a leading provider of screen capture and video editing tools, and Panopto, a leading video management system provider, have announced that TechSmith Camtasia users can now export videos directly into their Panopto video library. This marks another milestone in the multi-year strategic partnership announced earlier this year.

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