Volume 8 - Issue 2
Spring 2012

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New courses

Vubiz is excited to announce the following new elearning courses!

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Is your online training accessible?

Accessibility is an increasingly important issue for e-learning developers and online training providers. A recent Danish study suggests that up to 25% of web users have some kind of issue that affects their ability to access information online.

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New Online Safety Management Certified Program

The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) promotes achievement in Safety and Health Management. The Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) is the only accredited certification that focuses entirely on the safety management process. The ISHM oversees the CSHM designation for the goal of raising standards for practitioners of safety and health management.

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ASTD State of Industry 2011

The findings of ASTD’s 2011 State of the Industry Report show that organizations are just as committed as ever to learning and development (L&D). ASTD estimates that U.S. organizations spent about $171.5 billion on employee L&D in 2010. This amount includes direct learning expenditures such as the learning function’s staff salaries, administrative learning costs, and nonsalary delivery costs. Sixty percent ($103 billion) of total expenditures were spent on internal expenses and the remaining 40 percent ($68.5 billion) contributed to external expenses.

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Boring Technical eLearning Can be Engaging

The challenge in designing technical learning content is how to make it more engaging. Technical information can come alive with the right approach that grabs learners' attention and keep them focused while learning its value and impacts on their jobs.

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New ‘Google Play’ Puts Music, Movies, Books and Apps in the Cloud

In a move that’s sure to put both Apple and Amazon on notice, Google has announced that it’s replacing the Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore with one service called Google Play.

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