Program Director, Training and Skills

19 September 2022

What eLearning users expect

What learners expect I blogged earlier this year already about expectations from learners around eLearning. At that time I presented a preview of a larger research. I still think it is impressive to see that learners want to spend something around one-hour learning. This blog is now adding more details about the research. What learners […]

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29 June 2022

IBM wins Learning Impact Awards 2022

IBM wins Learning Impact Award The IMS Global Learning Consortium issues their Learning Impact Awards every year. As mentioned on their web page: “At the core of the Learning Impact Awards competition is IMS Global’s Learning Impact Trend framework of education technology project categories, which has evolved over the years as new trends emerge and […]

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24 May 2022

How long do learners expect eLearning to be?

Overview eLearning can be just as effective as instructor lead training if it is done well although some people may argue with this statement. Researchers like Derouin (2005) and Paul (2014) and others have already confirmed this years ago with academic research. The key is that eLearning needs to be well-executed but there is not […]

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17 May 2022

Trends in Certification

This blog focuses on an upwards trend we are experiencing in IT Certification. I already blogged about the number of badges going up. I received positive feedback and people agree. Badges are a new and interesting approach in our industry. Given the positive momentum for badges, some have questions whether certifications are still relevant.  We […]

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22 April 2022

Badges are growing fast

Badges According to Wikipedia credentials are pieces of any document that details a qualification, competence, or authority.  It is issued to an individual by a third party with a relevant or de facto authority or assumed competence to do so. Many professionals in the IT space are demonstrating their competencies with certification or other tests […]

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14 April 2022

NPS and Badges in IBM

Badges and IBM IBMs Badge program won industry awards right from the start. A significant percentage of all digital credentials issued are originating from IBM and its ecosystem. These are not just related to IBM technology but also for key areas like design thinking and agile. Credentials are driving skills and this is successful so […]

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8 December 2021

Drive your career forward with IBM Data Engineering Professional Certificate on edX

Check out this certificate and courses in Data Engineering: SQL, RDBMS, ETL, Data Warehousing, BI,  NoSQL, Big Data and Apache Spark Check out the following recently announced courses on edX.org and enhance your skills and level up your career! Firstly, there is this the IBM Data Engineering Professional Certificate, the only one of its kind […]

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28 October 2021

Getting to Know Our Training Partners – Arrow

IBM Training have teamed up with 7 Training Partners to provide and deliver training to our Clients and Business Partners across the world.  In this Blog series, we will be getting to know each of these partners over the coming months. The next in this series is Arrow. Arrow offers IBM-authorized and certified training both online […]

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8 October 2021

IBM and edX Launch First MicroBachelors Program®

New cloud program delivers what learners and employers want: essential skills for entry-level full stack cloud developer role and industry-backed credentials that offer college credit I am excited to announce that IBM is the first industry partner of edX who developed the first MicroBachelors program together with edX and available on the platform from edX. […]

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31 August 2021

Getting to Know Our Training Partners – Tech Data

IBM Training have teamed up with 7 Training Partners to provide and deliver training to our Clients and Business Partners across the world. In a new Blog series, we will be getting to know each of these partners over the coming months. The first in this series is Tech Data. IBM’s largest Global Training Partner […]

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29 July 2021

Show us what you can do: Organizations are transitioning to a skills-based, capabilities-driven mindset.

Five emerging economies will create 18M new jobs in the next five years, but many will require new skills, according to a recent report by Burning Glass Technologies. Do you know what these new jobs will be? Show us what you can do, a fast-paced, data-driven webinar hosted by IBM Training partner edX, reveals the […]

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23 June 2021

Show what you know! Learners can earn skill badges for all IBM courses on edX

Today, IBM and edX launched skill badges for all IBM courses on edX.  Learners developing their skills in AI, cloud, cybersecurity, data science, mainframe – working to advance their careers or start a new one – have another tangible proof point of the knowledge they gain in an IBM course on edX.  Learners who successfully […]

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11 May 2021

LearnQuest wins Global Training Excellence Award

IBM Business Partners continue to be the bright spots in our ever-changing world and the Awards programs help us to recognise our partners where they create outstanding solutions, using IBM products and services that have real impact and help make our world a better place. The IBM Excellence Awards recognize IBM Business Partners that deliver […]

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14 April 2021

Introducing IBM skill badges on edX

IBM skills are recognized and valued around the world. IBM skill badges on edX are detailed, verifiable, and digital credentials that profile the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired in your course. Badges can be easily shared on your professional profiles and are a great way to let your networks know your latest skills and capabilities. […]

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12 January 2021

New! IBM Learning Subscription with Red Hat Learning Services

How the new IBM Learning Subscription with Red Hat can help you Skills directly impact ROI (Return on Investment), and yet 59% of organizations do not have the skills they need. With the right training and skills, your organization can quickly respond to challenges, pursue emerging opportunities and accelerate the adoption of the latest technologies.   […]

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7 December 2020

Role-based cloud courses are sold by GTPs

Role-based learning subscription IBM now offers new role-based cloud courses by subscription. We are already selling product focused Digital Learning Subscriptions for a while. You can get an overview of all of them on the IBM Marketplace. Now, this new subscription enables access to a role-based curriculum around IBM Cloud. This includes updates for a […]

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19 November 2020

A case study from IBM: NPS

A case study from IBM: The Value of a NPS in Driving a Company’s Bottom Line There is a lot of research from within IBM and also from academic researchers on this subject. I observed that case studies, created by IBM researchers especially, are getting a lot of visibility. For example, articles like the following: […]

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14 September 2020

IBM Channel & IBM Learning Subscription

IBM Channel IBM Partnerworld is the one single place for all Partners who resell IBM products and Services. If you’re one of IBMs clients or an interested party and not part of IBM Channel please do not stop reading this blog. There is a key fact that I want to point out in this blog. […]

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