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15th April 2008
UKS and Giunti Labs showcase mobile learning at the IMCL2008
UKS, the Middle East's leading learning solutions enabler, in
cooperation with its technology partner, Giunti Labs, Europe's leading
e-learning and mobile learning content management technology provider,
will be showcasing mobile learning content management solutions at the
third International Conference on Interactive Mobile and Computer Aided
Learning, (IMCL2008), hosted by Princess Sumaya University for
Technology in Amman, Jordan, from 16th to 18th April.
The IMCL 2008 conference aims to promote mobile learning in the Middle
East. It provides a forum for education and knowledge transfer, gives
students access to the latest information communication technology (ICT)
applications and encourages the study and implementation of mobile
applications within teaching and learning.
Fabrizio Cardinali, CEO of Giunti Labs, will be delivering a keynote
speech at the conference entitled: ‘Innovating Learning Content
Management towards 2010 Knowledge Society: Global Challenges, Threats
According to Cardinali, current trends in this area include:
The increasing use of
mobile and location-based content delivery means that learning
experiences are becoming informal and personalised.
There is a growth in
informal access to learning via portals and software-as-a-service (SaaS)
systems. This means that the learning content can now be customised by
the learner rather than the developer or producer.
With the development
of digital marketplaces, a network of content providers operating as
‘learning clearing houses' has grown up. They take content, version it,
deliver it and track it once it has been delivered.
With the development
of these digital learning content marketplaces, content providers,
content brokers and end users now interoperate on the basis of open and
standard architectures and formats. They can ‘download and play' mobile
models and innovative publishing models for education which embed
professionally published contents with self-produced open and shared
Web 2.0 contributions. It is a sort of 'iTunes' for education in an
open, government-led marketplace for exchanging and trading digital
resources for students.
Today's big challenge
facing providers of corporate learning materials is how to enrich
existing standards for learning content publishing and distribution
such as SCORM – especially adding web services protocols to content
packages making the learning experience richer and more customised.
relate to how to develop web-based services to search, query and
retrieve repositories of learning content.
During IMCL2008, UKS
will be showcasing the latest developments in Giunti Labs' learn eXact
Suite for mobile learning.
According to Ms. Nada El-Marji, UKS's Marketing & Sales Director: "We
will be demonstrating how eXact Packager can be used to create learning
objects for mobile devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, and
BlackBerrys, as well as showing how the content can be published to the
digital repository and then retrieved by the learner on his/her mobile
"We will also be demonstrating the advanced templating technologies of
eXact Packager, such as the ability to create a 3D-based virtual
reality (VR) content which is packaged according to the ADL SCORM
specification, and allows monitoring the learner activities and
Furthermore, UKS will demonstrate the new learn eXact MS-Office
plug-in, which allows users to import MS-Office files into the eXact
Packager's authoring templates.
"The mobile phone has become such an integral part of modern life that
educators are grasping its potential for improved educational
coverage," said Ms. El-Marji. "Today's big challenge in educational
content management technologies is to create and profile e-learning
content, making it available wherever and whenever a user may need it.
Giunti Labs' mobile learning content management solutions can help in
tackling this challenge."
Notes for Editors
UKS is the Middle East's leading learning solutions enabler, with years
of experience in the fields of education and training. UKS uses its
unique expertise and strategic partnerships with leading educational
and technological providers to deliver a comprehensive range of
learning products and services that serve schools (K-12), higher
education, Government and corporate sectors.
Its highly experienced technical staff work with clients to design,
develop and deliver flexible, cost-effective and customised learning
solutions, based on state-of-the-art training needs analysis
frameworks, blending online and face-to-face learning.
UKS is a subsidiary of Al Tanmiya Holding, a conglomerate committed to
the development of human capital in the corporate and academic worlds.
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 global headquarters in Italy and offices in
London (UK), Frankfurt (Germany), Lund (Sweden) and in Boston (US),
provides a wide range of services, in response to any content, learning
and knowledge management need, covering:
solutions for content, learning & knowledge management
technological solutions for mobile & wireless
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).
Further information from:
Minna Leikas, Giunti Labs, +39 3489 399127
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, +44 (0)1727 860405