Giunti Labs, which has been collaborating globally with Cisco and Ericsson on location based mobile learning for some time, is using the Learning Technologies show, being held at Olympia on 30th and 31st January, to reveal how to add mobile and location based learning content management to an e-learning platform and infrastructure.
According to Angus Turpin, managing director of Giunti Labs UK Ltd – a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Giunti Editore Group, established at the beginning of January - the presentation outlines the main advances that Giunti Labs has made in addressing ‘new generation’ mobile and location based learning requirements within a number of global organisations in the academic, corporate and industrial sectors.
Cisco and Giunti Labs will focus on how mobile learning can assist with the web personalisation transition, and what are the business, educational and social implications of this. The presentation will examine new needs, threats, challenges and opportunities for greater personalisation of learning, adding just-in-time delivery to today's educational and training scenarios.
Finally, David Wortley, the director of the Coventry-based Serious Games Institute (SGI), will show a case study of a ground-breaking integrated solution which blends location based mobile learning and virtual learning worlds technologies using Giunti Labs’ learn eXact LCMS suite.
Turpin added that: “Establishing Giunti Labs UK Ltd on 7th January follows a highly successful year of trading in the UK in 2007, which was our first full year with a dedicated, UK-based staff.
“In addition, we developed the product lines, technologies and consultancy services which we are now offering to the market. In line with this change and our expanding client base, we are expanding our UK-based resources including adding new members to our UK-based team.
“Giunti Labs is collaborating with leading organisations such as Cisco to enable its products to become the ‘gatekeepers of information’, disseminating information around clients’ networks – basically, ‘joining up the dots’ in technology terms,” he continued. “We feel the key to our clients’ success and continuing competitive advantage is to provide interoperability, bridging existing gaps to enable efficient and effective knowledge management – which demonstrates its worth via bottom line business improvement.”
Giunti Labs is focusing on developing and exploiting various technological advances in learning content management systems (LCMS).
These advances include the application of corporate learning materials to virtual worlds and serious games, as well as the company’s new ‘eXact Method’ consultancy service, which enables Giunti Labs’ clients around the world to maintain – and even increase – their competitive advantage. Moreover, Giunti Labs’ learn eXact LCMS meets the SCORM 2004 final edition specification - which is the ‘de facto’ e-learning standard for interchanging learning content between compliant LMS and LCMS systems.
“Using Giunti Labs' innovations at the core of your organisation's knowledge management environment will allow you to manage standards based, flexible, interoperable and reusable third generation learning content, to be delivered on different platforms and output peripherals,” Turpin commented.
Giunti Labs is exhibiting – on stand 21 – at the Learning Technologies show.
About Giunti Labs
Giunti is unique in the international publishing industry.
In 1497, Giunti publishers and typographers in Florence, together with others in Venice, began modern book manufacturing. Over the years Giunti has built a ‘historical catalogue’ of huge dimensions, through a gradual process of ‘fusion’ of different publishers, but also through the creation of new brands, including Giunti Labs. Giunti Editore now includes 20 companies in the publishing sector.
Giunti Labs, which has its global headquarters in Italy and offices in London (UK), Frankfurt (Germany), Lund (Sweden) and in Boston (US), provides a wide range of services, in response to any content, learning and knowledge management need, covering:
• Technological solutions for content, learning & knowledge management
• Architectural and technological solutions for mobile & wireless
• Consulting and training
• Content production
• Research and development
Giunti Labs provides the learn eXact® suite, Europe's leading e-learning and mobile learning content management technology. This suite is interoperable with all major vendor-driven and open source LMS and VLE solutions in the market including Plateau, Oracle, SumTotal, Saba, WebCT, Blackboard, Sakai, LRN and Moodle.
Moreover, Giunti Labs does not just adhere to the international standards relating to the LMS/LCMS world, it is one of the organisations that helps to determine and drive these standards: co-writing and developing them. Giunti Labs plays a key role in most of the international institutions for the definition of eLearning specifications (IEEE LTSC, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36, CEN/ISSS WSLT, AICC, IMS, ADL-SCORM and OKI).
About Giunti Labs’ learn eXact® suite
Giunti Labs’ learn eXact is an e-learning and mobile learning content management system (LCMS) that enables users to create, manage and deliver content based on learning objects, XML, standards and international specifications. It delivers learning content to location-based mobile devices, interactive TV and wearable computer devices. Now the solution with its new eXact VLW plug in also delivers standard learning contents into 3D Virtual Worlds.
Further information from:
Angus Turpin, Giunti Labs, +44 (0)20 8819 2653
Minna Leikas, Giunti Labs, +39 3489 399127