Giunti Labs, Exchange House, 494 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9
Tel +44 (0)1908 306009/ +44 (0) 7733 365063; Web
BL/GL/24/07 16th October 2007
Giunti Labs demonstrates its lead among learning technologies
suppliers at Learning 2007
Giunti Labs' CEO, Fabrizio Cardinali, features among the speakers at
the 'Learning 2007' conference, in Orlando, Florida, from 21st to 24th
October. This year, the event - widely recognised as the world's
premier learning technologies conference and organised by The Masie
Center, headed by e-learning guru Elliott Masie - focuses on 'Learning
Changes': changing learning content, learners; systems, issues and
Cardinali, who is also chair of the European Learning Industry Group (ELIG),
has recorded a podcast with Elliott Masie on current learning trends
He is also conducting a pre-conference session on 'blending mobile,
location and virtual worlds based learning towards personal ambient
Cardinali explained: "Since everyone in our society has valuable
knowledge, skills and abilities, we shouldn't 'write off' anyone. This
means that we need to make learning opportunities available to all in
order for them to develop to their fullest capabilities - and this
raises accessibility issues where learning is concerned.
"Many of these issues can be addressed through the application of
learning technologies, especially through games, simulations and
virtual worlds. Innovations in learning such as these should help
European organisations to remain competitive in the world economy,
despite increasing competition from elsewhere in the world."
In addition to outlining the trends and recent achievements in EU
research and development in the field of learning technologies,
Cardinali will discuss mobile learning content management;
narrowcasting and 'Learning Pills'; location based geo-learning, and
augmented roaming across mobile and virtual learning worlds.
The following day, Cardinali participates in a panel discussion on
'Perspectives on learning futures from learning suppliers' CEOs and
CTOs', moderated by IDC learning industry analyst, Cushing Anderson,
and Elliott Masie. Issues addressed in this session include the changes
that are taking place in the learning marketplace and what we should
expect in evolving products and services.
Later that day, Cardinali will offer a European perspective on mobile,
location and virtual worlds content management in the light of Giunti
Labs' position as Europe's leading vendor of e-learning and mobile
learning content management solutions.
In addition, Bryan Eldridge, of Giunti Labs North America, is
conducting a session at Learning 2007 on how to add a learning content
management system (LCMS) and Giunti Labs is also participating - via
its international markets manager, Carin Martell - in a 'standards
panel' during the conference which, among other things, discusses the
latest developments in SCORM.
Stephan Thieringer, Giunti Labs' COO for North America, commented: "The
adoption of international standards is vital in order to bring
interoperability of systems and software, thus providing common
'information space' into which learners could tap.
"Giunti Labs is a strong supporter of standards such as IEEE LTSC, ISO/IEC
JTC1/SC36, CEN/ISSS WSLT, AICC, IMS, ADL-SCORM and OKI and invests a
great deal of time and effort in ensuring our products' compliance with
these standards. Consequently, we are delighted that Giunti Labs' learn
eXact LCMS suite has just become only the 12th system in the world to
be 'SCORM 2004 certified'."
He added: "Having established its presence in the North American market
earlier this year, Giunti Labs already has clients including: AT Still
University; BNA; the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, and the
University of Maryland University College. With our leading edge
products and their conformance to the latest international standards,
we're seeing increasing interest in our products from customers
throughout the USA - and, indeed, the world."
Notes for Editors
About Giunti Labs:
Giunti is unique in
the international publishing industry.
In 1497, Giunti publishers and typographers in Florence, together with
others in Venice, began modern book manufacturing. Over the years
Giunti has built a 'historical catalogue' of huge dimensions, through a
gradual process of 'fusion' of different publishers, but also through
the creation of new brands, including Giunti Labs. Giunti Editore now
includes 20 companies in the publishing sector.
Giunti Labs, which has its EMEA headquarters in Italy and offices in
Milton Keynes (UK), Frankfurt (Germany) and in Boston (US), provides a
wide range of services, in response to any content, learning and
knowledge management need, covering:
• Content production
• Research and development
• Technological solutions for content, learning & knowledge management
• Architectural and technological solutions for mobile & wireless
• Training and consulting
Giunti Labs provides the learn eXact® suite, Europe's leading
e-learning and mobile learning content management technology. This
suite is interoperable with all major vendor-driven and open source LMS
and VLE solutions in the market including Plateau, Oracle, SumTotal,
Saba, WebCT, Blackboard, Sakai, LRN and Moodle.
Moreover, Giunti Labs does not just adhere to the international
standards relating to the LMS/LCMS world, it is one of the
organisations that helps to determine and drive these standards:
co-writing and developing them. Giunti Labs plays a key role in most of
the international institutions for the definition of eLearning
specifications (IEEE LTSC, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36, CEN/ISSS WSLT, AICC, IMS,
ADL-SCORM and OKI).
About Giunti Labs'
learn eXact® suite
Giunti Labs' learn
eXact is an e-learning and mobile learning content management system (LCMS)
that enables users to create, manage and deliver content based on
learning objects, XML, standards and international specifications. It
delivers learning content to location-based mobile devices, interactive
TV and wearable computer devices.
Further information from:
Angus Turpin, Giunti
Labs, +44 (0) 7733 365063
Minna Leikas, Giunti Labs, +39 3489 399127
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 (0)1727 860405