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Volume 11 - Issue 7
February 2013

 
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E-learning trends: 2013

This time of year, bloggers and experts forecast trends for the elearning industry. In reviewing recent articles, and attending the recent ASTD Tech show in Silicon Valley (American Society for Training & Development) the three biggest trends being talked about by elearning bloggers are Games, Video and MLearning.

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Vubiz and Video

By Val Blokowski

Vubiz recently launched a new video production division. We took this step because of video’s prolific growth online, and its clear advantages in communication. We have previously produced videos, with extremely positive responses from our clients, but now we’ve taken a more committed approach to video production.

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Java Scare

The recent scare with Java software has big implications for some elearning providers, especially those who rely on Java software to run.   In recent weeks, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urged computer users to disable Oracle Corp.’s Java software to minimize the risk for hackers to access vulnerabilities and gain control of computers.  Vubiz Elearning does not rely on Java to run its courses and is unaffected by this serious security threat.

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Training Clients on eLearning Authoring Tool

By Robert Fedderson

At Vubiz, we empower our clients to use our proprietary eLearning authoring tool, vuBuild, to develop their own courses. We pride ourselves on vuBuild’s ease of use, but any program that can produce high-quality eLearning suitable for corporate and government environments is bound to have a learning curve. This is why proper training on vuBuild is critical.

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New Courses

Vubiz is excited to add the following new courses to our catalog:

  • Preventing Sexual Harassment and Illegal Discrimination California (Supervisor) 2013 version
  • Security Awareness
  • Handling Hazardous Waste
  • Another 10 new Bank Compliance Topics
  • Mental Health Series
  • Fundamentals of Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP) a version for Advisors and a version for Owners
  • Ownership Thinking – Fundamentals
  • Business Entertaining
  • XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language)
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems Awareness.
Email or call us for a course sample.

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The Power of Metaphors in eLearning

By Ray Jimenez of Vignettes Learning

In the film, Lincoln, President Lincoln and Thaddeus Stevens used the power of metaphors to solve two crucial historical stand-offs during the American civil war. The insights shared here will help us to better appreciate the power of storytelling and show us how we can effectively use it as eLearning professionals, developers, and trainers.

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