Giunti Labs, provider of the learn eXact online and mobile learning content management solution and Harvestroad Hive Digital Repository solutions, is running 90-minute seminar on innovative and creative solutions for new generation educational content production, sharing and management. The seminar – which takes place on Wednesday 2nd September - is part of the e-Learning Asia conference (2 - 4 September), being held in Seoul, South Korea.
Participation in the half day workshops is free and is available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. To reserve a place this workshop, contact Minna Leikas, Giunti Labs’ marketing manager at m.leikas[.]giuntilabs.com.
The workshop will introduce new generation, state-of-the-art learning content production and management standards, such as IMS Common Content Cartdrige and OKI OSIDs Open DR Access and Federation Services, as well as showcase Giunti Labs’ engagement into world-leading research & development initiatives and real cases.
It will also showcase R&D projects, such as the MOBIlearn, Sculpteur and Wearit at work projects from the EU Research Framework. These address new generation mobile, wearable and virtual worlds based learning.
In addition, delegates will be introduced to market projects such as the Saudi Maknaz Initiative, for sharing educational resources in all the Kingdom’s universities; the Cegos SoftSkill training catalogue, for the production of Europe's leading multi-language soft skills training catalogue, and the UK NHS R-ITI initiative, one of the world’s most effective medical education content production initiatives to date.
The workshop is intended for academic and corporate CIOs and CLOs, along with strategy decision makers who want to implement new digital content production, management and sharing strategies, by implementing learning content management system (LCMS) and digital repository (DR) solutions in their learning organisations behind their existing LMS and VLE set-ups. This should allow them to achieve wider reusability, interoperability, accessibility and durability of learning materials while sharing them among federated DR networks and empowering new generation learning experiences personalised to the device, location and background skills and portfolios of target users.
The workshop will be delivered by Fabrizio Cardinali, who is CEO of Giunti labs and also Chair of the European Learning Industry Group (ELIG); a member of the Board of Directors of the IMS Global learning Consortium, and Global Advisor to MIT’s Open Knowledge Initiative (OKI).
Cardinali commented: “Today’s mature Knowledge Societies need to re-invent their leadership to survive the global competition coming from emerging economies in the global labour marketplace - and to survive crises while strengthening their cultural stakeholders. To address this issue requires an open and interoperable educational ecosystem - not single turnkey ‘knowledge platforms’.
“We need to develop just such an open and interoperable ecosystem, adopting new generation standards such as IMS Common Content Cartridge and OKI’s learning services to deliver new generation personal performance support and empower better information access to our citizens, learners and trainees. This will help them develop new skills and competencies rapidly at the pace needed by our evolving societies.
“It is only by opening up their archives and unleashing the unmatched value of their heritage that today’s knowledge societies can survive increasing global competition – but they need to act first in order to survive,” he continued.
“Europe has much to share – and learn - regarding the challenges coming from today’s global economic recession,” he added.
At the accompanying e-Learning Asia exhibition, Giunti Labs is launching new releases of its globally acclaimed online and mobile learning content management and digital repositories (DR) solutions - learn eXact LCMS and Harvestroad Hive DR.
About e-Learning Asia
e-Learning Asia aims to:
• Create international partnerships for cooperation on development among leading e-learning countries.
• Promote international trading content and technology.
• Revitalise the international e-learning industry.
• Share latest information and cutting-edge technology on e-learning.
• Activate communication between manufacturers, traders, distributors, buyers and end-users.
About Giunti Labs
Giunti Labs (giuntilabs.com) is a leading Online and Mobile Learning Content Management Solutions provider with global headquarters in Italy and offices in London (UK), Frankfurt (Germany), Lund (Sweden), Boston (US)and Perth (Australia).
Giunti Labs provides a wide range of solutions, in response to any content, learning and knowledge management need, covering:
• 24/7 multi language learning content production;
• LCMS and Digital Repository Platforms;
• Delivery solutions for mobile & wireless;
• Consulting and professional services.
Giunti Labs is part of Giunti Group, a leading educational and cultural heritage publisher with roots back to 1841. Over the years Giunti has built a catalogue of huge dimensions (over 7.000 titles) and acquired new brands in Italy and worldwide.
In 2008, Giunti Labs acquired the HarvestRoad Hive digital repository system, which manages any form of content used in online learning, corporate training and knowledge management initiatives. HarvestRoad Hive can interface with practically any ERP, Learning or Course Management System and is already integrated with several commonly used course management systems, authoring and content assembly tools.