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Video reference: Nivos Oy uses AAC learning services

Posted by AAC Global news on 23/08/18 06:03

Nivos is a multi-utility company in Mäntsälä, Finland, that supplies electricity, district heating, natural gas and broadband connections, among other services.

We spoke with Nyrki Laine, Director of Human Resources at Nivos Oy, to learn more about how their need for English language training arose. He also explains how they faced a challenge typical to many Finnish companies: their employees had a good passive command of English, but were not using it actively.

Watch the video below to find out how effective language training helps Nivos serve its customers better!

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Topics: Learning services, Language training, Business English, Customer reference

How rich content creates better eLearning outcomes

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 16/08/18 06:03

In our previous blog post, we introduced modern eLearning. One of the themes we wanted to highlight in that introduction is that modern eLearning content delivers superior learning outcomes when it is creative, versatile, and pedagogicalally structured.

Here we will look at the subject of rich content and how applying that same creativity, versatility, and pedagogy to its design helps companies meet their learning needs.

If you’re not familiar with the term rich content, we can break it down into three main types.

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Topics: Learning content, E-learning, Digital learning, pedagogical design

How to create a multilingual marketing strategy

Posted by Annaelisa Huhtala on 09/08/18 06:02

If you have a product or service that you can sell to a foreign-language target market, then digital marketing channels and language versioning give you an easy way to make new customer contacts and start converting them into sales.

Done right, you can reuse the majority of your content and get similar – or sometimes better – results with less than half the production costs of the original version.

Adding another language version to your marketing routine starts with strategic considerations. Here are three tasks that will help you come up with a suitable strategy:

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Topics: Multilingual content marketing, Content creation, marketing content services, language versions

Workplace community development as part of AAC’s strategic path

Posted by Ville Ojala on 07/08/18 06:03

We recently published news about AAC Global’s positive development last year. Continuing to implement our strategy this year means focusing on selected key areas. For us at AAC, HR management is one of these important areas. The reason is that we want to ensure that we are able to respond to the challenges that arise from the growth in our business.  In our management team, we view all development work from the perspective of the entire workplace community and, above all, work towards further developing AAC as a workplace.

So, what have we achieved in this area?

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Topics: HRstrategy, management, organization, cooperation

An introduction to modern eLearning

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 12/07/18 06:05


In our previous blog on eLearning, Four trends taking eLearning to the next level, we wrote about the learning benefits of simulation, social learning, personalization, and bite-sized learning. This time, we are going to take a broader look at the state of modern eLearning.

First of all, what do we mean by modern eLearning?

Well, let’s define it from two perspectives: The first is that of the recipient of the learning. This could be a company employee, or some other organizational stakeholder. For them, modern eLearning needs four main characteristics to be effective. It must be:

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Topics: Learning content, E-learning, Digital learning, Learning style

Four trends taking eLearning to the next level

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 14/06/18 06:02


As digitization continues to drive change in the workplace, it has transformed how we manage, how we collaborate, how we sell, and also how we choose to learn.

To help drive the adoption of this vast, digitally driven change among all stakeholder groups, such as employees, customers, and suppliers, there has been a boom in interest among companies for modern digital learning solutions.

As a result, companies are increasingly turning to e-learning to meet that need. Forget about the days of static content, poor-quality videos, or grainy scans of documents – modern e-learning is a content-rich, mobile-friendly, engaging, measureable, and universally accessible form of learning.

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Topics: Learning content, E-learning, Digital learning, Learning style

Behind the scenes: an insight into website localization and software translation

Posted by Anna Segerpalm on 05/06/18 06:03


There is a saying in English: “practice what you preach”.

At AAC Global, we have been doing just that recently. We have revamped our www.aacglobal.com website by moving to a more modern platform that offers enhanced functionality. Along the way we created a bold new look and new content.

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Topics: Translation services, Localization, Translation memory, Website renewal, Translation

AAC Global announces strong financial performance in 2017

Posted by AAC Global news on 31/05/18 06:07


AAC Global (group) saw its revenue for 2017 grow by almost EUR 2 million to EUR 15.9 million. As well as improved sales, profitability also improved, with EBITDA of EUR 1.1 million.

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Topics: AAC Global, financial results

How has AAC Global prepared for GDPR?

Posted by AAC Global news on 22/05/18 08:00

At AAC Global we take our customers’ privacy seriously and for this reason we have made preparations to meet the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards on schedule. To prepare for GDPR, we have carried out several updates to our systems, documented our processes, trained our people and ensured in several other ways that our ways of working meet GDPR standards.

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Topics: GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, AAC Global

5 ways to optimize your webinar recording before you publish online

Posted by Glennon Kiernan-Lahti on 05/04/18 06:06

Webinars are a popular and easy tool for sharing your knowledge or passion. All you need is an audience, solid promotion, engaging content, and a camera – then you’re ready to broadcast your message live to viewers around the globe.

At a time when video content marketing is all the rage, you will also probably decide to publish a recording of your webinar online. Why? Because publishing a recording is a great way to extend the lifespan of your content, both gated and non-gated. And you can now offer your audience a chance to watch when and how it suits them.

However, just as you wouldn’t publish a blogpost without optimizing around keywords, it’s essential to optimize your recorded webinars. Here are five essential actions to take before uploading your webinar recording. 

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Topics: Webinar, Content marketing, Specialized translation, Multilingual communication

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