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Microsoft Corp. and LinkedIn Corporation
announced they have entered into
a definitive agreement under which
Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196
per share in an all-cash transaction valued
at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn's
net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct
brand, culture and independence. With
a network of more than 433 million
professionals, LinkedIn's integration with
Microsoft is a major step in the world of
cloud computing and social networking.
Nitrospark has signed a partnership
agreement with Al Rabban Capital,
enabling the companies to collaborate
on learning projects in Qatar - extending
Nitrospark's reach into the Middle East.
Al Rabban Capital, a leading provider of
professional services to organizations
in Qatar, has become Nitrospark's
first international partner. The two
companies will work together to market
and deliver game-based learning
programs to organizations in Qatar.

Becker Professional Education has
announced that it has entered into an
agreement to acquire the Association
of Certified Anti-Money Laundering
Specialists (ACAMS) for a purchase price
of $330 million. ACAMS is the largest
international membership organization
dedicated to enhancing the knowledge
and skills of anti-money laundering
and
financial
crime
prevention
professionals. ACAMS furthers Becker's
global growth strategy into a new
professional education segment.
Pluralsight announced the acquisition
of Adobe-centric video training
company Train Simple. With this
acquisition, Pluralsight's technology
learning platform becomes a leading
provider of Adobe training online,
offering more than 1,200 courses
covering the entire Adobe Creative
Cloud suite as well as other Adobe
flagship technologies.

Unicorn Training has underlined its
commitment to developing world-class
learning games by taking a majority
stake in BAFTA-nominated games studio,
Amuzo. Together Unicorn and Amuzo
are developing and publishing learning
games that engage and immerse
"players" along with apps to meet
employer and employee demand for
just-in-time and reinforcement spaced
learning outside of the more traditional
desktop environment.
Digital Marketing Institute announced
that it has partnered with Logical
Operations,
the
leading
global
information technology instructor-led
courseware provider, to provide expertfacilitated training programs geared to
help marketing and sales professionals
gain the skills needed to succeed in
the digital world. The partnership
will bring the company's professional
certifications to Logical Operations'
network of over 3,000 partners.

INDUSTRY NE WS
MANAGERS WHO COACH
EFFECTIVELY ARE KEY TO DRIVING
STRONGER BUSINESS RESULTS
Integrity Solutions has released a new
eBook detailing how coaching helps
drive stronger business results by
improving employee performance,
retention, and engagement in a hypercompetitive talent market. This eBook
tackles the myths and misconceptions
of coaching and looks specifically at how
coaching dramatically shifts employee
performance and how best to drive
coaching excellence.
BUILD ENGAGING LEARNING
EXPERIENCES IN PRIVATE, SECURE WAY
Yellowdig, a SaaS provider of a leading
social learning platform, has entered
into a $1M investment agreement with
SRI Capital. Yellowdig's social learning

platform is driven by collaboration and
data science. Yellowdig forms a social
layer on top of existing enterprise
learning systems used by majority of
universities and organizations to build
engaging, collaborative and fun learning
experiences in a private and secure way.
ADAPTIVE LEARNING PLATFORM
HELPS IMPROVE EMPLOYEE
ENGAGEMENT
Smart Sparrow announced the expansion
of its award-winning adaptive learning
platform and design studio to help
companies better engage employees
in meaningful and relevant learning
experiences that advance corporate
strategy. Using the platform, corporate
leaders are able to deliver cost-effective,
personalized learning at scale, across job
functions and regions.

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WORKFORCE SAFETY AND
COMPLIANCE E-LEARNING
SUBSCRIPTION LIBRARY
360training.com has launched a new
workforce compliance and safety training
e-learning subscription library. Setting
a new standard for the industry, the
subscription was developed for safety
conscience employers in mind, designed
to assist HR, safety and compliance
professionals in simplifying the delivery
and administration of safety training and
compliance within the workplace.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016

Perspectives
Table of Contents
The Outcome of Engagement
Learning Outcomes: We Are Products of our Environment
Step Back and Disengage to Learn
Have Your Millennials Checked Out?
Performance versus Training: It Isn't Always a Training Issue
Mindfulness: A Critical Success Factor
Creating the Ideal Learning Environment
Passion in the Classroom: Can You Be a Sand Salesman?
The Leader as the Facilitator: How to Effectively Lead Knowledge Workers
Interaction Psychology: Why Characters, Clicks, Points and Badges Don't Translate
Learning Effectiveness by Design
Four Ways to Increase Learner Engagement
Open Badges: Reimagining the credential space
Bridging the Disconnect with Learners From Other Cultures
From Where I Sit
L&D’s Role in Moving the Needle on Employee Engagement
Deploying an After-Training Program
9 Ways to Get Business Leaders to Buy-in to Your Learning Efforts
Engaging Content Delivery for Coding Training
Company News
What's Online
Training Talk
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Intro
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Cover1
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Cover2
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Perspectives
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Table of Contents
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 5
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 6
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 7
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 8
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - The Outcome of Engagement
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 10
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Learning Outcomes: We Are Products of our Environment
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 12
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Step Back and Disengage to Learn
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 14
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Have Your Millennials Checked Out?
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Performance versus Training: It Isn't Always a Training Issue
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 17
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 18
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 19
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Mindfulness: A Critical Success Factor
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 21
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 22
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 23
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Creating the Ideal Learning Environment
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 25
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 26
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 27
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Passion in the Classroom: Can You Be a Sand Salesman?
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 29
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 30
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 31
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 32
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - The Leader as the Facilitator: How to Effectively Lead Knowledge Workers
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 34
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 35
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Interaction Psychology: Why Characters, Clicks, Points and Badges Don't Translate
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 37
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 38
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 39
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Learning Effectiveness by Design
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 41
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 42
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 43
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Four Ways to Increase Learner Engagement
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 45
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 46
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 47
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Open Badges: Reimagining the credential space
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 49
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Bridging the Disconnect with Learners From Other Cultures
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 51
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - From Where I Sit
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 53
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 54
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - L&D’s Role in Moving the Needle on Employee Engagement
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 56
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Deploying an After-Training Program
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 9 Ways to Get Business Leaders to Buy-in to Your Learning Efforts
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - 59
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Engaging Content Delivery for Coding Training
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - Company News
Training Industry Magazine - Fall 2016 - What's Online
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