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Recently, I came across an article in E-learn Magazine which stated that companies are investing more than ever in corporate training and education. At the same time, in today’s complex, attention- and retention-challenged world, we've seen a shift away from traditional learning programs to corporate budgets and time being spent elsewhere.
So what exactly are companies investing in?
It's that time again: Not only is the end of year approaching, Learntec is also around the corner - and of course we will be one of many exhibitors at the fair. However, this year we will attend as a company that has recently won a whole series of awards. For our Mobile Training Reinforcement app ECHO, we have received one of the esteemed Brandon Hall Silver Awards for "Performance Support Technology" - this award is virtually the Oscar of the learning industry in North America.
Training Industry Magazine has also recognized SwissVBS as a "Top 20 Training Delivery Company" in 2017.
At the FocusOn Learning conference, hosted by eLearning Guild, ECHO received the Best Performance Support Solution award. The DemoFest awards are the industry’s only true “people’s choice” competition. We are very proud of these achievements!
"Overcoming the Forgetting Curve" - Sebastian's lecture at Learntec 2017
So why was ECHO so popular in 2017?
On June 22 at the FocusOn Learning Conference in San Diego, SwissVBS President Shahin Sobhani spoke to a crowd of Learning and Development professionals about the need for a learning reinforcement strategy:
“Learning reinforcement is so fundamental to ensure that the investments we have made in corporate training programs are not lost to memory leakage, and we are proud to be recognized in this way by potential users of this solution at FocusOn DemoFest. ”
Training Industry has announced its Content Development Companies Watch List, as part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies. We couldn't be more proud to have made the list for 2017!
In 2004, the Motorola Razr V3 was one of the most popular cell phone choices, according to PC World, and touchscreens were unheard of. According to TechCrunch, it's expected that a full 70 percent of the world's population will have smartphones by the year 2020, and the average smartphone owner already checks the phone up to 85 times a day. So what does this mean for your HR or L&D department? Because we have come to use smartphones on such a daily — and really, hourly — basis, they provide a prime opportunity to make use of mobile learning technology to help employees learn faster and retain more.