Digital Education Platform & Cengage Learning Australia Finalise Memorandum of Understanding
Article Updated, 7 July 2017
Skillslive has been formed to execute a global commercialisation strategy for the Loft Group’s Digital Education Platform, establish in 2012. Skillslive Edu Pty Ltd was recently acquired by Loft Ventures Pty Ltd with an established portfolio of technology companies focused on global opportunities though cloud infrastructure and scalable technology.
The Loft Group is pleased to announce that the company has successfully entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Cengage Learning Australia.
The aim for both parties is to jointly define and develop a Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Digital Education Platform. The success of this project will create a unique Student Learning Experience across mobile devices.
Our approach to WHS Education is to transform the traditional training material into rich and engaging educational content that is ‘self-directed’ and leverage’s peer to peer knowledge sharing and learning. As an example, with our solution, ‘In Your Workplace’ provides a scenario based activity that helps apply key concepts to real life situations, thereby encouraging and promoting the student to enquire using keywords to find WHS content (Did You Know?, WHS In Practice, Case Study, Glossary, Quiz). Students can engage within a Professional Community to share ideas and concepts between their peers. Within the Professional Community, Students share evidence captured in their own workplace to gain comments, feedback and suggestions. The outcome – creating positive memories and experiences in order to change habits and ensure safer workplaces.
Loft and Cengage plan to execute a “go to” market strategy for the delivery of WHS content within Australia. There is considerable interest for the WHS Digital Education Platform to diversify and deploy on a global scale.
What is the Digital Education Platform?
The Loft Group has identified the need for a software platform upon which an individual can engage with content through self-organised educational models, benefit from proven social collaboration and be encouraged through the sharing of their efforts with industry professional mentors and peer groups. The purpose of this tool is to assemble the large concepts of education and make them more accessible and consumable by the individual.
The Loft vision for the ideal digital classroom is emerging. It meets the needs of the students and the community that surrounds them. It assists in the creation of innovative content design and supports delivery and assessment. It provides opportunity for active learning and collaboration amongst peers and mentors by putting control into the hands of the individual. In short, it’s not a room at all.
Organisations worldwide are experiencing the numerous benefits associated with deploying Digital Education Platforms. Regardless of organisation size or industry sector, Digital Education is contributing to the growth and success of many businesses by providing an efficient, cost-effective and hassle free educational experience.
Who is Cengage Learning?
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalised services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Boston, MA with operations in more than 20 countries around the world.
Cengage Learning Australia publishes innovative vocational & professional textbooks, learning technologies and digital resources, tailored to the national curriculum. Learning materials are relied on by students and instructors in TAFEs, polytechnics, RTOs and PEPs around Australia, New Zealand and the world.
Cengage Learning Australia is a leading provider of learning solutions for the school and higher education markets for Australia and New Zealand. Cengage Learning Australia publishes a successful range of school and university educational resources, written by Australian and New Zealand authors who are specialists in their field. Cengage also distribute international product for the schools, higher education and library reference markets.
Cengage Learning Australia is a leading school publisher and one of the top three publishers in the academic market in Australia. Find out more about Cengage Learning Australia, visit website:www.cengage.com.au
Loft Group is a creative digital agency which specialises in providing business consultancy through software solutions. Established in 2007, the Australian company constructs purpose-built digital infrastructure for clients to create online communities and harness the organisation’s communications, education, and human connections into one place, accessible from any channel.
Loft Group lives and breathes a philosophy of customer intimacy and are committed to discovery, originality and entrepreneurship. With a Melbourne-based head office, the business is rapidly moving towards becoming a trusted business consultant, software developer and IT based business. Find out more about the Loft Group at our website: www.loftgroup.com.au
Skillslive Digital Learning Solutions
Skillslive is a learner-centric Learning Management System (LMS) and Learning Record Store (LRS) that is designed to help organisations increase learning engagement while enhancing an individual’s learning outcomes and improved organisational performance.
Skillslive enables on-demand education and contextual learning, collecting data and presenting analytics and insights to provide a 360° view within an organisation's learning ecosystem. Skillslive contributes to creating visibility across an organisation, its employees and contractors, plus aligning learning pathways with professional development, competencies, compliance, certification and accreditation.
Skillslive remains innovative and at the forefront of education technologies. Focusing on corporate learning ecosystems and the benefits that big data will contribute to creating visibility across an entire organisation at a local and global level. Additionally, the utilisation of cognitive systems that are able to exhibit adaptive, proactive and emotive behaviour. When implemented in support of educational activities a connection between communities and the process of learning, content delivery, assessment and collaboration can all be individualised, measured and presented in an enterprise dashboard. What drives this process is a common cognitive framework that humans use to inform their decisions: Observe, Interpret, Evaluate, and Decide.
Skillslive Pty Ltd was recently acquired by Loft Ventures Pty Ltd. Loft Ventures has a portfolio of technology companies focused on global opportunities though cloud infrastructure and scalable technology. Skillslive was formed to execute a global commercialisation strategy for the Loft Group Digital Education Platform.
Digital Education Platform (DEP)
The Digital Education Platform is an enterprise grade mobile content delivery solution for education and training. The training application enables companies such as L'Oreal to deliver sales and product training to their entire national salon network, retail stores, staff and clients. Development of the training application commenced with Kerastase in 2011 and has since been deployed within the L’Oreal Professional Product Division Australia and New Zealand across global brands such as L'Oreal, Kerastase, Matrix and Redken.
The solution identifies with the need for a software application upon which an individual can engage with content through self-organised educational models, beneﬁt from proven social collaboration and be encouraged through the sharing of their efforts with industry professional mentors and peer groups. The purpose of this tool is to assemble the large concepts of education and make them more accessible and consumable by the individual.
Our vision for the ideal digital classroom is emerging. It meets the needs of the students and the community that surrounds them. It assists in the creation of innovative content design and supports delivery and assessment. It provides opportunity for active learning and collaboration amongst peers and mentors by putting control into the hands of the individual. In short, it's not a room at all.
Integrated Attendance and Assessment Mobile Solution (VTO / RTO)
An E-learning platform developed to assist Vocational Training Organisations (VTO's) and Registered Training Organisations (RTO's) to efficiently manage student administration and business operations in order to comply with mandatory Government funded activity and reporting standards coming into effect in Australia.
Integrated Attendance & Assessment Solution developed for Educators & Students; an application for inspiration and capturing course evidence. Using the best, most intuitive features of the tablet and smartphone, we have created the ultimate user experience. The Integrated Attendance & Assessment Solution puts the focus on user experience which guarantees engagement and as a result content retention. This solution provides a visual way to involve all users which guarantees easy navigation along with a user friendly and positive learning environment.