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COMPANY NEWS ACQUISITIONS ACQUISITIONS ding anding y, ACS, ACS Xerox Company is expandi ACS, A Xerox Company, is expandin er-education its services in the high market with the acquisition of Education Sales and Marketing, LLC (ESM) to handle inquiry calls and provide student enrollment services. Blackboard Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Blackboard will be acquired by an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.64 billion, plus the assumption of approximately $130 million in net debt. Stories from the Last Quarter Articles TII New articles are e clusiv each week on Ex posted Check out these TII Exclusives from the last quarter: • “Brand Loyalty: Applying Disney’s Formula for LongLasting Success” by Bruce I. Jones • “mLearning: A Framework for Moving from IF to HOW” by Shabnam Irfani & Chris Shuster • “Cross Functional Team Training Improves Performance at Baptist Health” by Paul Harris • “Increasing Sales through E-Learning” by Chad Hoke tio Capella d ati Comp Capella Education Compa Capella Education Company ounced that it has acquired ann Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI) for $14.9 million. Capella’s acquisition of RDI enhances the company’s leadership through access to the fast-growing international higher education market. GP Strategies Corporation announced that GP’s wholly-owned subsidiary, General Physics (UK) Ltd, has acquired the entire share capital of TK Holdings Ltd and its subsidiary Beneast Training Ltd. Beneast generated revenue of $8 million for the year ending July 2011. CONTRACT CONTRACTS tract rded enturum Centurum Awarded $77M Contract Centurum Awarded a $77M Contract and Cyber Centurum Training Solutions was awarded a performance-based contract to provide Command and Control Systems support for new Department of Defense (DoD) integrated systems/networks. If all options and award terms are exercised the work could continue through April 2019 and bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $77M. o ntrac CIBER Wins Cont t to Support CIBER Wins Contract to Support of Top Military Leaders Training Current and future military leaders may soon hone critical decision making skills for operational and strategic warfare using training exercises and materials provided, in part, by CIBER’s Federal division. The Center for Strategic Leadership (CSL) has awarded CIBER a fiveyear contract, valued at up to $30.7 million. INDUSTR NEWS INDUSTRY NEWS n earn Live unch Learn Live Launches Global Learn It Live Launches Global E-learning Marketplace Learn It Live, the first online network to give professional instructors and institutions a turnkey solution for conducting e-learning, announced that its flagship Learn It Live service is now available to continuing education professionals seeking to expand their reach worldwide. SMS Management & Technology and Pegasystems Form Strategic Alliance SMS Management & Technology (SMS) announced that it has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Pegasystems Inc. The SMS and Pega alliance will focus on delivering robust BPM solutions across a number of industries. Interested in submitting company news? Please send to editor@ ll it Says Community Coll Ob Obama Says Community College Fill Jobs Gap Training Can Help President Barack Obama said business partnerships with the nation’s community colleges can help prepare workers for future manufacturing jobs, lowering the nation’s unemployment rate while spurring economic growth. The president is promoting a $2 billion government program that tailors community college classes to local manufacturing job-skill needs that he said will train about 500,000 young workers over the next five years in 30 states. Training Industry Quarterly, Fall 2011 / A Training Industry, Inc. ezine / 43

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2011

Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2011
From Where I Sit: Back to the Basics
Table of Contents
Ad Index
The Learning GPS
Work that Stretches: The Best Teacher
The Promise and Peril of Social Enterprise
Technical Training: How is it Different?
Companies Press 'Play' on Training Games
Redefining the 'e' in e-Learning
Essential Components for Effectively Training a Global Workforce
Five m-Learning Considerations for Your Talent Management Strategy
Instructional Design: Learning Meets Technology
Improving Training: Thinking Like a Game Developer
Casebook: Pfizer: Moving Product Sales Training Online
Why is Mobile Learning Not More Popular?
Tweet Suite
Company News
Closing Arguments: The Three T's

Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2011