(Jan 2015) LearnCast launches Business App Solutions
LearnCast® (Established 2005), has created a streamlined approach to affordibly building apps on the APPLE operating systems as well as the Android operating systems. This update on the LearnCast Mobile Publishing System expands the distribution reach of content by providing freely downloaded apps with premium content. LearnCast business customers use the LearnCast content management system to organize content in a speedy way and distribute that content in several delivery methods.
Apps downloaded from Apple and Android
Create “mobiAlerts” that motivate users to stay connected on a daily basis. We are using these alerts for users in our 21days of Happiness, for example!
Push email and SMS Text messaging with links to the same content URLS.
Create reports on device usage and communications from users such a s Group Chat.
“Every company needs that valuable “1 inch” of digital real estate, an affordable branded app that connects to everything!”
The LearnCast® Publishing Platform provides high value to any business customer, providing an affordable, non-programming solution to create branded app(s) with custom content, making it easy to build content for the Apple and Android global audience.
For more in formation contact us at apps@LearnCast.com
We at LearnCast are very excited to be working with the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) to develop an educational personal finance application. The NFEC provides financial education solutions to individuals, schools, businesses, families, government and nonprofit organizations around the globe to improve financial literacy.
This course aims to support the NFEC’s mission by providing people convenient access to real world personal finance lessons that can improve their lives. Individuals can learn about financial literacy at their own pace right from their mobile devices.
The mobile personal finance app includes lessons on ten money management topics that range from setting financial goals through basic investment principles. These lessons are delivered through: videos, quick tips, interactive surveys, guides and real time testing.
Better Learning Systems’ LearnKey has recently developed 100 new educational courses on LearnCast’s mobile publishing system. The courses range in a variety of useful topics from technical, like understanding HTML5, to more abstract ideas, like stress management. No matter your interests or career, there is a course available for everyone!
LearnCast’s convenient platform can be utilized with ease on any mobile device or computer. This allows each and every learner the ability to complete their courses at their own pace whenever and wherever works best for them.
Through this collaboration you can now brush up on your PhotoShop skills during your morning bus ride, learn how to start a home-based business while waiting in the doctor’s office, educate your teens about the dangers of sexting, and so much more.
Checkout all the courses on LearnCast’s Pinterest page:
LearnKey is a premier global provider of self-paced training solutions for corporate, education, government and personal users. For over two decades, our mission has been to create flexible expert learning solutions – solutions that work for everyone because they are not only easy to use, but they are extremely engaging and interactive. LearnKey brings the classroom experience to you – where and when you need it.
LearnKey has helped organizations of all sizes and styles accomplish their goals. Large corporations such as 3M, Procter & Gamble, ALCOA, and Sylvan Learning and mid-market companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City and Boyd Gaming have all depended on LearnKey to deliver a training solution that successfully instructs and guides while keeping the subject matter interesting and appealing.
Better Learning Systems (BLS) is a company powered by a group of people dedicated to the common goal of creating the ultimate learning experience for you. BLS represents three globally trusted brands that have come together to offer customized learning experiences.
LearnKey, a provider of self-paced online and offline training, Predix a company that identifies talents through behavioral awareness, and LearnCast, a mobile pushing platform joined forces to form Better Learning Systems in 2011.The collaboration of these three companies provides the unique opportunity to optimize behavioral strengths, learn from premium courses that align to careers that leverage talents, and receive those courses through robust online and mobile learning platforms.
New concepts are brewing in online education, known as digital badges or skill badges. “Digital Badges” will play a very important role in learning because they are a non-threatning, short learning experiences, with a personal reward system built in. Everyone wants recognition for the work they put toward learning and applying what can be done as a new or advanced skill. These online digital badges provide a system approach for those who want to create and share knowledge (Authors), those who want to learn the skills and be recognized for new skills by passing the assessments (Learners). The certifying body is the organization who requires these skills (Sponsors such as industry employers and large organizations) who employ or contract those who can show proficiency in a particular trade skill or other complex tasks.
Life long learning is becoming the absolute standard to stay current, to stay with compliance, to compete for jobs by showing the level of experience and ability.
Digital badges represent a valuable tool for for managers who are looking beyond the classical resume. Now the social networks such as Facebook and Linked are moving to support this movement. The rewards of “digital badges” or “skill badges” are almost immediate, providing an instantly publishable accomplishment into the most popular social media sites like FaceBook and Linked in. This is gratifying to anyone looking to build a digital resume and showing that life long learning is important to their career plans.
Specific skills or competencies can be accomplished by any learner, at any age as long as the learner has access to the internet. The accomplishment is certifiable.
“The President and I are convinced that with technology, we have an extraordinary opportunity to expand educational excellence and equity, and personalize the experience for students. Technology can enable the high-quality teaching and learning that today’s students need to thrive as citizens, workers, and leaders in the digital age, and the globally competitive knowledge economy.
We’re excited that, this year … the potential of digital badges. Badges can help engage students in learning, and broaden the avenues for learners of all ages to acquire and demonstrate – as well as document and display – their skills.
Badges can help speed the shift from credentials that simply measure seat time, to ones that more accurately measure competency. We must accelerate that transition. And, badges can help account for formal and informal learning in a variety of settings.
Posted by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which has spearheaded the digital-badges movement for lifelong learning by launching a competition for badge proposals in partnership with Mozilla, a nonprofit Web organization best known for its open-source browser Firefox, and HASTAC, or Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, a network of individuals promoting new technologies for learning.
“Kids are learning in their peer group. They’re learning online. They’re learning in interest groups and after-school programs,” says Constance M. Yowell, the director of education for U.S. programs at the MacArthur Foundation. “One of the things that is abundantly clear to us is that learning is incredibly fragmented, and there’s nobody that’s helping the learning that’s happening across those connections.” Source - http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2012/06/13/03badges.h05.html
LearnCast ® has helped pioneer the business of creating “rapid tools” for content creation, global content delivery and performance measurement. Since 2006 – we have provided the first drag and drop, simple mobile learning platform for the non-programmer. Our most unique innovation was and still is today, our ability to provide a comprehensive solution to our clients, a complete content strategy for large and small companies, schools and non-profits.
On behalf of our entire LearnCast development team, design team, content team and sales group, management team and our partners, we are proud to introduce the new LearnCast! Its more friendly, easier to work with and more robust .
We have really turned up the heat at LearnCast by adding to our sales team – Steve, Jennifer and Linda (Strategic Account Sales Managers) as well as our strategic partnerships with LearnKey sales organization, Predix sales organization and other groups. We have learned the value of having a very motivated and professional sales and support organization.
We have grown considerably with enterprise learn count as well as Authors who continue to drive their customized content into their global markets. Its fantastic to see this happen everyday. Everyday – we thank you for helping us build a better learning system and for supporting us.
LearnCast is proud to be co-sponsoring DevLearn 2012, Oct 31- Nov 1, in Las Vegas. This year we will be introducing our new look and feel, rolling out the industries first and most robust mobile learning platform that has been selected by the top FORTUNE 50 companies as the fastest, simplest content creation tools, content delivery and measurement systems.
Our customers are excited to see us at DevLearn and meet our team. This year we will have our Southwest sales team present in the booth and around the show – please come over and meet them.
LearnCast is going to roll out our new brand, our new pricing plans, our new features and new road map.
If your company is seeking a better learning system, or advise and help from the most experienced company ( 25 year experienced company ) and the veterans in e-learning, mobile learning and behavioral learning, come over and meet with us at Dev Learn 2012. You will be very glad you did.
If your company is looking for more than a fluffy bag stuffer, come to our presentation Nov 1 2012 @ 2:00 where you will learn from the experts
Learn from the Experts
In this session, four experts from HP, Motorola, Better Learning Systems and LearnCast. Each of these presenters have an amazing story to tell, real-time data of their findings deploying content through the use of mobile technology.
The sales force, technical force, educational force, are all represented here to share their stories.
Our Expert Presenters
Oliver Thompson HP
Gene Polocsko Motorola
Jeff Coruccini Better Learning Systems
David Clemons LearnCast
1. Learn how these Fortune 100 companies benefit by Mobile Learning
2. Learn how mobile technology speeds up workflow and communication
3. Learn how mobile technology has improved the distribution of content
4. Learn about the risk,rewards and ROI
5. Learn about how the rules have changed regarding content
6. Learn how each of our experts motivate learners to engage
Facilitating online and mobile learning just got easier!
LearnKey’s self-paced video courseware training now includes “Mobile Mentoring for Teachers” – a powerful new feature providing the ultimate learning experience for both student and teacher.
Combining video training courseware, pre-assesments and post-assessments, workbooks, and MasterExams, Instructional Mobile Mentoring is the first in the eLearning industry to tie both teachers and students to mobile learning.
Powered by LearnCast, a world-class mobile learning platform
Course-specific mobile instructional mentoring
Tips from author on key objectives and coverage of topics
Course-specific projects for students
Mobi Alerts ensure your lesson stays on track
Social engagement – interactive chat within each course
Quizzes and exams
Best practices for online learning
Teacher and student sessions delivered to any mobile device
Monthly polling and rapid feedback
Streamlined learning process – a complete learning experience from beginning to end
Higher pass rates
Improves teacher and student engagement
Learning reach expanded to mobile and online
Contact a LearnKey representative to learn more about Mobile Mentoring and availability:
(MoneyWatch) Telecommuting can be a wonderful solution for people who live far from their office or want a flexible work schedule and environment. But it’s not a one-size-fits-all fix.
I recently spoke about this with David Clemons, co-author with Michael Kroth of “Managing the Mobile Workforce.” Clemons and Kroth have helped executives at mega-corporations like Samsung, Deloitte, and KPMG manage telecommuting employees. And while Clemons clearly believes in working remotely, he agrees that it’s not for everyone. Here are four reasons why telecommuting might stall your career:
Your company isn’t set up for it. If your company offers you a telecommuting option, take a look at the infrastructure in place for working remotely. For instance, Clemons says managers need to provide off-site employees clear expectations, work flow, and field support. Otherwise, you’ll quickly fall out of the loop and eventually flounder.
You don’t like working alone. Do you pack your weekends full of social and family activities because you dislike solitude? Or do you make it a priority to get solo time to recharge your batteries or get some work done? “If you think you need many people to interact with, be present with, and face-to-face with to ‘feel’ part of the team, you might reconsider going mobile,” says Clemons.
You don’t communicate well virtually. Are you best in face-to-face meetings when you can look someone in the eye? You may get tired of conference calls, phone check-ins, and email. If you do choose to telecommute but prefer meeting with people in person, make that a priority. Working remotely doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t come into the office on a regular basis.
You’re not self-motivated. Be honest with yourself: If no one is watching, will you not only get the job done, but push yourself to be better? Unfortunately, recent research has shown that telecommuters tend to get smaller raises and promoted less often than their of office-going colleagues. If you need a boss or even office rivalries to get your competitive spirit going, you may want to reconsider working from home.
Amy Levin-Epstein is a freelance writer who has been published in dozens of magazines (including Glamour, Self and Redbook), websites (including AOLHealth.com, Babble.com and Details.com) and newspapers (including The New York Post and the Boston Globe). To read more of her writing, visitAmyLevinEpstein.com. Follow her on Twitter at @MWOnTheJob.
Mobile learning continues to become the new concern for just about every company, large or small. This conference has always been valuable to LearnCast and we have been a vendor/sponsor since its first show – in San Diego in 2000. LearnCast was the first full platform that was specific to learning , ease of software, cloud based and detected 1000′s of devices. Today, LearnCast services fortune 50 clients as well as smaller companies that need a top breed of mobile platforms. It has been very exciting to learn from our clients and service their audience. Learncast has grown as a result, more client partnerships, a merger of e-learning LearnKey.com ( 25 year industry leader) , Predix and LearnCast together to form Better Learning Systems ( BLS) .
I sometime wonder where this might all end up – but I can assure anyone who is interested, we have only begun to spin our new brand and to create a roadmap that is both exciting and gets me out of bed early. I owe a big thank you to organizations like E-Learning Guild and m-Learncon and other programs we participate in for our continued mutual growth.
We helped deliver mobile learning 6 years ago and we will continue to add success stories as we march forward. LearnCast is becoming a trusted brand, support system and mobile learning platform. We have really focused on simple solutions that every instructional manager or sales manager or thought leader can use.
Create , Deliver , Measure was definately the right path for us.