prnewswire | June 11, 2020
Amava, the leading platform connecting a new generation of empty nesters and active retirees with jobs, volunteer opportunities and unique experiences, has expanded its offerings to include hundreds of new instructor-led classes and self-paced courses. Many Amava members are Baby Boomers and Gen Xers interested in learning new skills, pursuing interests and hobbies or just challenging themselves. In a recent Amava poll of more than 175,000 households, 60% of the respondents chose "learning something new" as a top priority. Besides the obvious benefit of attaining knowledge, continuing education is a great way to expand the mind, find new purpose and establish new social connections.
Learning Pool | January 07, 2022
Learning Pool, the U.K. based leader in learning technology, today announced the acquisition of True Office Learning, the award-winning adaptive compliance technology firm based in New York City.
True Office Learning is the creator of award-winning adaptive eLearning and behavioral intelligence technology that measurably improves performance in organizations around the world. Specializing in predictive insight and targeted remediation, True Office Learning has become the go-to disruptor in compliance helping a wide range of Fortune 100 clients like Pfizer, Mondelez and Cargill create award winning programs that proactively manage risk and drive better business outcomes.
True Office Learning's adaptive compliance learning, produced by in-house specialists to US Department of Justice standards, has been deployed to more than 17 million users in 65 languages. Saving clients hundreds of millions of hours in seat time by adapting learning to individual needs and providing previously unattainable insights, True Office Learning increases the efficiency of learning programs by 30-50% while ensuring users are prepared to make effective decisions in navigating critical risks and legislative requirements.
Speaking about the acquisition, Learning Pool CEO Ben Betts said, "True Office Learning represents a significant step in our journey to create extraordinary outcomes for companies who invest in learning. The True Office Learning team has developed the most trusted and innovative offering in the compliance space today and we couldn't be more excited about bringing the technology and team into our Stream Learning Suite."
"True Office Learning has changed the way compliance teams think about training and data in just a few short years, since spinning out from the New York Stock Exchange. Having accelerated the adoption of our adaptive, insights-focused technologies to serve more than 300 leading organizations, we have shifted compliance training from "check the box" to measurable, personalized experiences that yield actionable intelligence on the learners. The opportunity to combine our solutions with Learning Pool's LXP technology, Stream, represents a significant leap forward for our combined customers. We are excited to take our shared passion for innovation, customer centricity and delivering extraordinary outcomes forward to build the future of enterprise learning."
Neha Gupta, True Office Learning CEO
Ben Betts added "Most large companies rely on legacy LMS platforms to deliver the nuts and bolts of learning, significantly limiting what they can measure, personalize and automate within eLearning experiences. But together, Learning Pool and True Office Learning will be able to demonstrate the advantages of delivering compliance learning through an LXP to meet critical business needs today, whilst also preparing the workforce for tomorrow. In the past two years, the way we work and learn has changed dramatically, and our aim is to lead the way in reshaping the new workplace learning landscape."
As companies turn increasingly towards Learning Experience Platforms and the use of Artificial Intelligence in their learning solutions, the need for actionable, smart data to underpin personalised learning is becoming clear.
Mark Lynch, Chief Product Officer at Learning Pool, said "True Office Learning has found a way to develop an action-orientated compliance solution that yields great data for clients while optimizing seat-time. The behavioural insights that a company can use to measure and manage risk through True Office Learning's solutions can also be used behind the scenes to tailor and personalise the learning experience for others. Learning Pool has put data at the heart of our strategy for years, True Office Learning builds upon this platform to give us an unrivalled base from which to innovate and continue to deliver meaningful results by using AI and increasingly advanced machine learning techniques".
True Office Learning is the fifth acquisition by Learning Pool in as many years and adds significant capacity and capability to the Group's North American business.
About Learning Pool
Learning Pool empowers workplaces to deliver extraordinary learning outcomes with its comprehensive suite of innovative technologies. Supporting the evolving ambition of more than 1,100 businesses investing in learning experiences for over 5 million global learners, Learning Pool's suite provides everything needed to build, manage, and deliver workplace learning.
The company offers an unparalleled customer experience, delivered by more than 300 expert colleagues based in the UK and USA, working to bring each customer's unique vision for learning and development to life.
In the last year, it has featured on 14 eLearning Industry lists for excellence in its field and achieved a double-award win at the 2021 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, including Gold for Technology Innovation, and double Gold in the Stevie Awards for Outstanding Customer Service.
Recognised as a Strategic Leader in the Fosway 9-Grid for Digital Learning, wherever you find ambitious workplaces investing in their people, you'll find Learning Pool.
About True Office Learning
Driving elevated employee performance for more than 300 leading organizations, True Office Learning is the creator of award-winning adaptive learning and behavioral intelligence technology for the enterprise that is designed to work with any learning management system. Its cloud-based, platform-independent software transforms boring, passive training into active, learn-by-doing digital experiences that yield previously immeasurable behavioral insight and predictive analytics for the organization. With an unwavering focus on the human element and quantifiable efficacy to drive better business outcomes, True Office Learning builds better businesses by helping employees be their best selves. True Office Learning is based in New York City.
Bark Technologies | September 06, 2021
Online safety company Bark Technologies today announced the addition of Microsoft Teams to the list of platforms it monitors at schools nationwide. Bark is the latest company to offer this level of protection on the popular Teams platform.
Currently, Bark monitors more than 30 of today's most popular social media platforms and apps, as well as text messages, chats, emails, and Microsoft OneDrive files. Bark also monitors images, text within images, audio, and video that can be attached to Teams channels and chat messages as part of its suite of safety solutions. The addition of Teams monitoring in schools reinforces Bark's commitment to protecting more than 5.6 million children across the U.S.
Throughout the pandemic, Teams has been one of the most heavily relied-upon platforms for educational institutions, growing exponentially as schools switched to distance and hybrid learning. Even as students return to the classroom this fall, more than 230,000 educational institutions rely on Teams to communicate and collaborate online.
Using highly sophisticated AI, Bark detects and alerts families of concerning behaviors in a variety of categories, including cyberbullying, depression, suicidal ideation, violence, and online predation. Throughout the challenging months of 2020 — the hardest year for families in recent memory — Bark analyzed more than 2 billion online activities from teens and tweens across the U.S., noting a significant uptick in behaviors including self-harm and suicidal ideation. Kids faced a pandemic, social unrest, and virtual learning, and through it all, they relied heavily on online communication to stay connected with family and friends.
"With more than 100 million students currently using Microsoft Teams, there has never been a greater need to ensure their safety when communicating and collaborating on school platforms," said Brian Bason, CEO of Bark. "We are thrilled to add this extra layer of protection by adding Bark's monitoring services to Teams."
"We're happy to see companies like Bark joining the Microsoft Teams ecosystem and adding value by integrating their safety solutions with Teams Graph APIs," said
Yaron Hezroni, principal program manager for Teams Ecosystem at Microsoft. "The added safety measures Bark brings to Teams helps ensure that students are protected and in the best position to succeed."
Bark helps families manage and protect their children's digital lives. The award-winning service monitors 30+ of the most popular apps and social media platforms for signs of issues like cyberbullying, suicidal ideation, online predators, threats of violence, and more. Bark's web filtering and screen time management tools empower families to set healthy limits around the websites and apps their kids can access and when they can visit them.