We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for “Best eLearning Project – Public Sector” in the 2015 eLearning Awards for one of our recent projects with the British Army.
We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at DevLearn 2015, September 30th-October 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada.
If you are planning to attend the event, make sure to stop by our booth #234 and say hi! We would also be delighted if you attend our presentation at the conference. It promises to be a great session, details below:
“Research shows that today’s learner craves video, but what does that mean, and how should video fold into a curriculum? Can high-impact visual messaging be used to shorten, or even replace, traditional eLearning delivery methods?”
Presentation title: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Where:Learning Stage Session – Learning Media Studio
When: Wednesday, September 30th at 10:00-10:45am
We look forward to seeing you in Vegas.
Integration of iSpring and Intuition Rubicon
As part of Intuition’s continued efforts in ensuring seamless support for the leading content authoring tools, we are delighted to announce that after compliance testing, iSpring-created SCORM 1.2 content is fully functional with our LMS, Intuition Rubicon. It is now easier than ever for Intuition Rubicon users to upload and begin using iSpring-created content.
iSpring is fully integrated with PowerPoint to allow users to create courses, online presentations, quizzes and interactions in the familiar PowerPoint interface. iSpring supports all animations, effects and interactive content of PowerPoint and also allows users to create custom quizzes, surveys and custom interactions.
iSpring Solutions, Inc. provides Power-Point based software for e-Learning and mLearning authoring since 2005.
More than 40 000 customers all over the globe love iSpring software for:
- The best support of all PPT features
- Responsive design: content is created once and delivered everywhere
- Support of top LMSs like Moodle, BlackBoard and Saba
- Free mobile Apps for Android and iOS platforms
iSpring is perfect for education, staff training, health care and training agencies. Fully integrated with PowerPoint, iSpring helps create courses, online presentations, quizzes and interactions right in the familiar PowerPoint interface.
Overall iSpring helps you on the way to smart eLearning. For more information, please visit www.ispringsolutions.com.
Intuition is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at mLearnCon 2015 this June in Austin, Texas. If you are planning to attend the event, make sure to stop by our booth #318 and say hi! We also have three presentation slots, all promising to be extremely informative talks on mobile:
- Session 207 – Are Mobile Devices More Important Than Your Toothbrush?, 1:00pm Wednesday, June 10th
- Session 410 – Getting Started with Mobile Learning, 4:00pm Wednesday, June 10th
- Session 706 – 2015 Is the Year of Mobile Learning. Are You Ready?, 2:30pm Thursday, June 11th
Mindfulness really does seem to be the new buzzword about town, but what’s the reason behind its growing popularity and how can it help you in the workplace?
Work can be a stressful place, even more so given that most of us carry our virtual office with us wherever we go. We are constantly receiving calls and emails on mobile devices which can make it harder to switch off or to concentrate when we’re stressed or anxious.
The practice of mindfulness and meditation is all about being able to create space to de-clutter our over-stimulated brains so we can focus on one thing at a time. It’s a practice that is being adopted in an increasing number of work environments and it seems everyone’s talking about the benefits of mindfulness from Buzzfeed to City A.M.
Early adopters include the military, athletes and sports teams, medical practitioners and rapid response units – people who all work in highly stressful environments where for some the wrong decision can have dire consequences.
Growing evidence developed through neuroscientific research has proven that stress, pressure and aggression all “produce a reaction in our brains which is part of the “fight, flight or freeze” response”. Far from working better under pressure, most people’s cognitive decision making processes become flawed by the heightened emotional strain they are under.
For traders, brokers, portfolio managers, analysts, in fact anyone who works in the high pressure environment of Financial Markets, mindfulness or “Mind Fitness” can be of immense benefit in the work environment and by increasing a healthy work/life balance. Mindfulness training enables people to “gain a considered perspective on their own work, before returning to their responsibilities with a more positive and productive outlook”.
Intuition’s Mind Fitness training gives practical strategies based on mindfulness approaches. The training helps people improve performance through developing greater attention and focus, improved emotion management, reduced stress reactivity, and the ability to focus clearly to take effective action. Mind fitness training can also have a positive effect on relationships, well-being and decision making processes both in and outside the work environment.
Mind Fitness training is available from Intuition in a range of formats from short introductory workshops to a full on 16 hour mind fitness training program.
Contact your local Intuition office now to find out the positive benefits Mind Fitness training could have on your organization.
This year’s the Web Summit attracted over 22,000 attendees from 109 countries to Dublin for three days of expert speakers and demonstrations. Speakers on the conference’s nine stages ranged from legendary investors, start-up gods, sport stars and every category of techie in-between. Intuition’s attendees have come together to bring you their observations from the world-renowned technology event.
1. “Mobile is replacing the web” – Jeff Haynie, CEO, Appcelerator
Currently there are 3.6 billion active unique mobile users. This figure will grow to 5.6 billion within five years as more and more developing companies come online. Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology Officer and Strategy Officer at Cisco remarked that it has gotten to the stage that ‘most emerging markets are skipping web based technology and go straight to mobile.’ Since the Web Summit in 2013, the number of mobile internet users has surpassed the number of desktop users for the first time ever.
2. Start-up to multi-billion dollar in five years
The founders of ridesharing app Uber attended the Web Summit in 2011 where they agreed the terms to a $26.5 million cash injection over a pint of Guinness. Three years later and the app is now valued at $18.5bn. Other noticeable mobile-first start ups that have reached billion dollar valuations are AirBnB, Dropbox and Xiaomi. This year the overwhelming majority of exhibitors at the Summit were displaying mobile technology products.
It’s a situation we are all too familiar with – you open your laptop to an e-mail sent office-wide from your favorite tech-savvy colleague who can’t get over the dynamic, interactive design of a trendy web site. You click the link and it’s intuitive and easy to navigate, but it stands out from the countless others you visit each day. The e-mail chain’s responses mirror your appreciation and admiration for the unique site. You share it with your LinkedIn connections so they can see what a web site should look like in the digital age. Throughout the day you get notifications of responses on your post. Finally, you check your news feeds anticipating shared excitement with the site you posted, only to see some very frustrated friends who thought it was clunky and even confusing, describing it as a visual mess on their tablet or smartphone. How could something that looks so good to your whole office in a desktop browser, fall flat on a mobile device? The answer is that the site lacked responsive, intelligent design which can adapt to work beautifully on all devices.
In today’s multi-screen world, it is easy to think of learning in terms of the separate platforms. Desktop, tablet and smartphone each with their various browsers and operating systems can seem like their own “walled garden”. However, advances in modern web development and design allow you to transform a great desktop experience into an equivalent mobile experience using adaptive techniques.
In the years of soul-searching that followed the arrival of the financial crisis the very definition of banking became central to national and international debate – and that remains the case.
What, after all, is a bank? And what have banks become?
The reflex of politicians and the public was clear – banks needed to get back to what they were supposed to be doing all along, protecting peoples’ savings and funding the “real economy” rather than engaging in dangerous and highly speculative financial engineering: in other words, traditional retail and small business banking.
But notions of a traditional approach to consumer banking have long since disappeared. Today’s consumer bank bears little resemblance to its predecessor of 20 – or even 10 – years ago.
During our 25 years of experience in the Knowledge Management business, Intuition has regularly been contacted by our clients’ regarding their difficulties in managing knowledge effectively. Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) are often viewed as the invisible friend in many organizations; decision makers are sure that something is being done but what and, more importantly, how much remains largely unquantifiable.
The challenge that Intuition has witnessed over the years as experienced by our clients is justification, where KMS advocates cannot determine exactly how much value the system is providing and, as a result, it becomes largely irrelevant. This is particularly true during tough economic times, when business margins are tight, all expenditure is carefully monitored and Return on Investment (ROI) is paramount. Until recently, Knowledge Management has lacked quantifiable metrics and evidence.
Did you purchase an iPad, a Kindle eBook Reader or another mobile device recently? You’re not alone – sales of eBooks on Amazon are now outselling sales traditional paperbacks. Welcome to the $3.2 billion digital reading revolution that is stretching the boundaries of traditional reading through the addition of multimedia, interactivity, and social network connectivity.
Think of your mobile device or eBook Reader as a bookshelf of interactive “pop-up” books wrapped in a hyper-connected, book club-style social network. These networks indicate an emerging trend within organizations, between universities and across communities, namely, Social Reading. This trend extends the knowledge of an eBook or other digital media through contribution and collaboration of its readership.
Mobile in enterprise is transforming the way in which we interact with information, connect with our office networks, and organize our working lives. We have become so reliant on mobile devices to drive our entertainment, social and knowledge networks that they naturally begin to intertwine with our work lives, but at what cost?
What are the challenges?
91% of respondents to a survey said their company allows employees to use their work-related smartphones for personal use as well.