SKILLSOFT, SUMTOTAL AND EEDO are partnering to ease interoperability issues for customers. The partnership leverages Web services and learning industry standards via SkillSoft’s Open Learning Services Architecture (OLSA) to reduce costly proprietary integrations between content, learning management systems and learning content management systems. The partnership is working with the Aviation Industry CBT Committee (AICC) to further develop their Content Services Architecture (CSA). SkillSoft has offered OLSA APIs for submission to CSA (formerly SDA). The submission process is currently on-going.

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Elearning! magazine won the 2008 Western Publications Association Award for Best Computer, Technology and Training Trade Magazine.

“For the fourth year, Elearning! magazine has been honored as one of the best trade magazines in the  U.S.A,” reports JW Upton, vice president. “When you pick up an issue of Elearning! magazine, you will learn something useful.”

The magazine serves executives across the country who are seeking solutions to stay competitive, gain talent and improve employee performance.

“Every issue offers readers the roadmap to deploying successful enterprise-wide learning initiatives ... useful, actionable and objective content,” claims Jerry Roche, editorial director. “It is great to be selected as the best in a very competitive technology market.”   

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SkillSoft PLC has announced the winners of its Perspectives 2008 Industry Awards. The purpose of the awards is to recognize innovative ideas, powerful programs and inspiring leaders who are helping to transform the e-learning landscape. This year’s winners:

>> Industry Achievement Award: Telus Communications

>> E-learning Innovation Award: Lina Hardenburg of United Parcel Service

>> Program of the Year: FedEx Express

>> Learning Leader of the Year: Jennifer Hohlt of Hitachi Consulting

 >> Performance Support Innovation Award: Verizon Business

The 2008 judges’ panel included representatives from The Aberdeen Group, Training magazine, Elearning! magazine, T&D magazine, The Boston Globe and SkillSoft.

For more information about the Perspectives conference and awards program, visit the Website  

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TOTAL LEARNING Concepts, upon its move from Boston to Lawrenceville, N.J., hired Stephen Cheng as manager of graphics design; Stacey Nelson as manager of creative services; Shravanthi Anrnreddy as senior accountant; and Joe Biondo as e-learning project manager. Total Learning Concepts is a Publicis Healthcare Communications Group company.

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (Md.) Public School System is using NetOp School software to provide computer instruction for more than 20,000 students at 42 schools. The software allows instructors to view and monitor each student computer in a lab or media center. A thumbnail image appears on the instructor’s screen and if necessary, the instructor can send a warning message to remind a student to stay on task. It is even possible to block certain software programs and applications, such as instant messaging, completely.

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SCIENCE APPLICATIONS International Corp. (SAIC) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Icon Systems, Inc. This acquisition strengthens SAIC’s position in the virtual and live training environments and allows the company to provide a more comprehensive array of capabilities in this arena. Icon will be an operation within SAIC’s Analysis, Simulations, Systems, Engineering and Training business unit under the continuing leadership of Himanshu Parikh, Icon’s co-founder and chief executive officer.

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RAPID E-LEARNING continues to push into new industry sectors with the announcement by Atlantic Link that the U.K.’s Trinity Mirror is the latest organization to purchase its Content Point authoring tools, with a view to expanding the use of e-learning across the company. Trinity Mirror publishes more than 200 regional newspapers, five national titles and operates more than 300 online brands.

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