At this year’s Learning Technologies exhibition, Giunti Labs is unveiling the initial results of its continuing collaboration on location based mobile learning with world-leading technology companies Cisco and Ericsson.
Giunti Labs, which has been collaborating globally with Cisco and Ericsson on location based mobile learning for some time, is using the Learning Technologies show, being held at Olympia on 30th and 31st January, to reveal how to add mobile and location based learning content management to an e-learning platform and infrastructure.
According to Angus Turpin, managing director of Giunti Labs UK Ltd – a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Giunti Editore Group, established at the beginning of January – the presentation outlines the main advances that Giunti Labs has made in addressing ‘new generation’ mobile and location based learning requirements within a number of global organisations in the academic, corporate and industrial sectors.
Cisco and Giunti Labs will focus on how mobile learning can assist with the web personalisation transition, and what are the business, educational and social implications of this. The presentation will examine new needs, threats, challenges and opportunities for greater personalisation of learning, adding just-in-time delivery to today’s educational and training scenarios.
Finally, David Wortley, the director of the Coventry-based Serious Games Institute (SGI), will show a case study of a ground-breaking integrated solution which blends location based mobile learning and virtual learning worlds technologies using Giunti Labs’ learn eXact LCMS suite.
Turpin added that: “Establishing Giunti Labs UK Ltd on 7th January follows a highly successful year of trading in the UK in 2007, which was our first full year with a dedicated, UK-based staff.
“In addition, we developed the product lines, technologies and consultancy services which we are now offering to the market. In line with this change and our expanding client base, we are expanding our UK-based resources including adding new members to our UK-based team.
“Giunti Labs is collaborating with leading organisations such as Cisco to enable its products to become the ‘gatekeepers of information’, disseminating information around clients’ networks – basically, ‘joining up the dots’ in technology terms,” he continued. “We feel the key to our clients’ success and continuing competitive advantage is to provide interoperability, bridging existing gaps to enable efficient and effective knowledge management – which demonstrates its worth via bottom line business improvement.”