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D2L Wins Two CODiE Awards for 2020

Press Release D2L Wins Two CODiE Awards for 2020 Media Links Second Year in a Row That Brightspace has Been Chosen by CODiE LONDON, UK – Global learning technology leader D2L announced today that Brightspace has once again been named a CODiE award winner by the Software and Information Industry Association, based in Washington, D.C. D2L logoBrightspace is the winner in two categories: Best K-12 Learning Management Solution, and Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff. The CODiE awards are a peer-recognition programme founded in 1986 to evaluate and promote excellence in the software and information industries. Due to COVID-19, the awards were presented as part of a virtual celebration on May 18 and 19, 2020. “We are delighted with this news and to receive recognition from peers in the software industry is truly high praise.” said John Baker, President and CEO of D2L. “This back to back win is especially gratifying because it reflects our..

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Free Online Coaching Cards from Making Business Matter, Managers are Still Telling and Need to Coach

Press Release Free Online Coaching Cards from Making Business Matter, Managers are Still Telling and Need to Coach Media Links Google created Project Oxygen. Its purpose was to identify what would make managers better at what they do. After trawling over 10,000 documents, such as appraisals, they concluded with two startling facts: The skill that would help managers most – Coaching. The skill that managers lacked most – Coaching. We all intuitively know that telling does not help our people to do things by themselves. We didn’t need google to tell us. Yet, we still tell. Why? Because it’s easy. Then we moan that we are busy because all our staff come to us and can’t seem to do anything for themselves. What’s the answer? Use a tool that will prompt us. Our Coaching cards have been designed by a leading coach, tested and refined. There are 5 packs to choose from: GROW model coaching cards. Leadership coaching cards. Mental health coaching cards. Time Management co..

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Apprenticeship Intermediary Service Aims to Reach Over Two Million Smaller Employers, Helping to Put Them in the Apprenticeship Driving Seat

Press Release Apprenticeship Intermediary Service Aims to Reach Over Two Million Smaller Employers, Helping to Put Them in the Apprenticeship Driving Seat Media Links The Apprenticeship Intermediary Service has developed invaluable practical apprenticeship advice, knowledge and support for Local Enterprise Partnerships and other smaller business intermediaries across England. Tuesday 12th May, 2020 – The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR), contracted by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has successfully delivered an Apprenticeship Intermediary Service reaching almost 700 intermediary organisations across England, bringing invaluable practical advice on the new way in which smaller employers will access and engage with apprenticeships. Apprenticeship group meetingNew legislation was introduced in January 2020, opening up the apprenticeship service for all businesses, not just large ones, allowing employers who do not pay the apprenticeship levy to take mo..

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Cognita leverages Cornerstone HCM to enrich its collaborative environment and strengthen global connectivity

Press Release Cognita leverages Cornerstone HCM to enrich its collaborative environment and strengthen global connectivity Media Links LONDON – 23 May 2019 - Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software, today announced Cognita is using Cornerstone Learning, Performance and HR suites to establish a shared identity throughout the Cognita group and improve communication across its global network of employees. Cognita also plans to implement the Cornerstone Recruiting suite to attract and retain top talent. Cognita was founded in 2004 and has since built a global network of some 70 schools, 7,000 employees and more than 43,000 students. The group has 40 schools in the UK and others in Spain, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Brazil and Chile. Building a collaborative environment across the group has been an important initiative for the company. One of Cognita’s primary business goals is to ..

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William Clarence Education launches new School Service in the face of Brexit Uncertainty and Structural Change for many of the UK’s independent schools

Press Release William Clarence Education launches new School Service in the face of Brexit Uncertainty and Structural Change for many of the UK's independent schools Media Links In response to the mounting financial pressures facing many of the UK’s independent schools, as a result of a challenging admissions environment, William Clarence Education launched a new division this month – William Clarence School Services (WCSS) - to support senior leaders responsible for marketing and student recruitment. Writing in William Clarence’s new magazine Independent School Admissions Plus, Andrew Fleck, Principal of Sedbergh School, notes the challenges which school admissions teams are facing across the country due both to the level of uncertainty around Brexit and the increasing levels of competition at home and overseas. For those schools reliant on boarding as a principal income stream, the 57% fall in boarding numbers over 20 years represents a continuing crisis. Indepen..

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William Clarence Education Welcomes new Head of Schools and University Consultancy

Press Release William Clarence Education Welcomes new Head of Schools and University Consultancy Media Links Alongside the launch of William Clarence School Services, the leading London education consultancy’s school admissions and marketing arm, the firm proudly announced the arrival of Diana Morant to its Family Services team this month. Leading William Clarence’s exceptional team of School and University Consultants, Diana Morant brings with her over 15 years of experience within student admissions and educational guidance for families from around the world. William Clarence logoStephen Spriggs, Managing Director of William Clarence Education, commented: “The demand for our educational advice grew 120% last year and so it was essential to expand the team to allow more capacity, stronger relationships with schools and ensure all clients have access to our professional approach to securing their educational future. We are delighted to have Diana join our team. Our sch..

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The University of Reading Chooses Rubrik for Fast Data Recovery and Integration with Microsoft Azure and Nutanix

Press Release The University of Reading Chooses Rubrik for Fast Data Recovery and Integration with Microsoft Azure and Nutanix Media Links Rubrik enables 90%+ faster data restores and 75% management time savings at leading UK university LONDON and PALO ALTO, Calif., June 11, 2019 - Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management company, today announced it has been selected by the University of Reading to protect more than 90% of its environment including Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Exchange, as well as Nutanix and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines. Rubrik’s solution has already allowed the university to completely migrate off tape, archive to public cloud, and significantly speed up SQL data recovery. The University of Reading is one of the United Kingdom’s leading research universities and has been in existence for more than 150 years. Its IT team, which supports over 18,000 students and 7,000 faculty members, underpins the entire teaching experience at the university. The departm..

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ZTE signs 5G cooperation agreement with esteemed university in Colombia

Press Release ZTE signs 5G cooperation agreement with esteemed university in Colombia Media Links 1 August 2019, Shenzhen, China - ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has today signed a five-year 5G cooperation agreement with Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas of Colombia (UDFJC University) to establish a 5G Joint Innovation Research Center in Colombia. Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas is a public, coeducational research university based in Bogotá, Colombia and is also the first university in Colombia to have set up the electronic engineering career, which lays a profound foundation for Colombia’s 5G exploration. As per the agreement, both sides will be committed to mutual educational and technological support while building up a cooperative relationship in line with the framework initiatives of training, project devel..

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“My dear friend Anne Frank”

Press Release "My dear friend Anne Frank" Media Links WDR releases new eyewitness reports in Augmented Reality Today, on 12th June, Anne Frank would have been 90 years old. Her diary is regarded as the epitome of a testimony to the traumatic horrors of the Second World War and the crimes against the Jewish people. Learning from history – the German public broadcaster WDR also sees that as one of the most important social tasks and wants to make its contribution. With the innovative app "WDR AR 1933-1945" it is preserving history for posterity. In February the app was published with eye-witness reports from children of the war from London, Leningrad and Cologne. On 12th June with "My dear friend Anne Frank" a further, moving chapter of contemporary history appears in augmented reality within the app. "Anne Frank embodies the struggle between good and evil and reminds us of the darkest chapter of German history", says WDR Director-General Tom Buhrow. "Her diary has made..

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Global innovation: Luka® helps children discover their passion for books

Press Release Global innovation: Luka® helps children discover their passion for books Media Links Luka®, the reading companion for children, is a unique storyteller unlike any other. In the form of a smart owl, Luka® sees the title of any children's book and reads it out page by page in a captivating and emotional way. Thanks to this simple form of artificial intelligence, children can have their favourite books read to them independently at any time and are thus being motivated to read. Luka® will be available at a price of €199. Luka Smart OwlWith the help of Luka®, children between the ages of 3 and 8 are encouraged to rediscover traditional children's books in a playful manner. The friendly owl promotes reading motivation and allows for a new and unique way of learning to read through interactive access to printed books. Luka® recognises each individual page that has been opened and will start reading from it. Thanks to a detailed weekly overview, the Luk..

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