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Skillsoft acquires Mindleaders: E-Learning Market Undergoing Major Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week another little bomb dropped in the corporate training market: Skillsoft , the industry giant in packaged e-learning and training content, acquired Mindleaders , one of the company's major competitors. Quality instructional content continues to play a major role in corporate training and talent management. Where goes Skillsoft? What is an MOOC?

#skillsoftp11 SkillSoft Mobile Strategy

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: What Comes Next: Mobile Presenter: Pam Boiros, Tim Hildreth, SkillSoft Mobile Challenges - Multiple platforms – - Speed of technology change / no standardization - Speed – lack of bandwidth - Security - variable - Economics – can assume access to PC. Future thoughts - SkillSoft content – not viable until tablets hit the market. In training? - Are you thinking about phones? Can’t assume access to mobile device. Moving away from apps. Can find and put in MyPlan for later] 3rd party LMSs – still tricky space. Phones too small for courses. No dates, but pursuing.

Year in Review: The Worst Employee Training Mistakes of 2011

Mindflash

Employee training is not absent from these countdowns of shame, either, with several media outlets setting out to nominate the stupidest training blunders making the rounds in organizations. The first of these comes from Katie Morell, writing for the American Express OPEN Forum, who manages to round up five common training errors that bedevil companies. Her blunder? ’”.

iPad for eLearning

eFront

SkillSoft iPads Make Smarter Salespeople - JPL Learning Technology Trends To Watch In 2011 - the eLearning Coach Growing Up Digitally: The iPad As a Learning Device - Technologizer Free educational apps for the Apple iPad - Examiner Create iPad Stories with StoryPatch - Moving at the Speed of Creativity Learning Trends - Where will they lead in 2011? Why iPad was created?

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#skillsoft Marketing Strategies Part 3

In the Middle of the Curve

People only have so much mind space - Gotta hit at the right time Problem with launch-only marketing - Content gets old fast - Lose audience - Message lost Keep constant flow with different media - cross-sell marketing and repackaging content - Target messages SkillSoft Learning Growth Model - Marketing must progress through growth model as well. This team branded the training department. Chrissie Gale - Deloitte I didn't know we had access to this!!! Shame they had to get their local IT folks to create a linking interface to get the direct links in SkillPort 7.1 to work.

Monetizing Program Effect

In the Middle of the Curve

The university hosted a session by SkillSoft and Knowledge Advisors on learning metrics. Comments highly welcome and will be forwarded to Kevin at SkillSoft. This is part 2. Here – they are trying to put a hard number towards skill gains. think there will be lots to discuss here. Below is an example calculation -- Factors Cost = eLearning cost per license: 50$ [The debate on what costs to include continued. My current thinking – WWAD (what would Accounting do?)] Then use the average. returned Further notes You can change the bias. Natural gravity. see a trend

#skillsoft Marketing Strategies Part 4

In the Middle of the Curve

left a bit early because I could no longer control my hacking and coughing. perspectives2011

Today's New Models for Leadership Development

Learning on the Leading Edge

Leadership Development goes far beyond management training. While management training plays a role, excellent leadership strategies realize that building leadership takes years - and therefore an enduring organization must invest in leadership from first-line management throughout an employee's career. Come to our IMPACT 2011 Research Conference to learn more.

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Today's New Models for Leadership Development

Learning on the Leading Edge

Leadership Development goes far beyond management training. While management training plays a role, excellent leadership strategies realize that building leadership takes years - and therefore an enduring organization must invest in leadership from first-line management throughout an employee's career. Come to our IMPACT 2011 Research Conference to learn more.

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From E-Learning to We-Learning: Lessons Learned

Learning on the Leading Edge

As I've discussed with many of you, we really are in the middle of a revolution in corporate training, as we all learn to adapt the concepts of formal training toward social networking and collaboration. firmly believe that this new era, the "we-learning" era, is going to bring about a renaissance in corporate training.

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From E-Learning to We-Learning: Lessons Learned

Learning on the Leading Edge

As I've discussed with many of you, we really are in the middle of a revolution in corporate training, as we all learn to adapt the concepts of formal training toward social networking and collaboration. firmly believe that this new era, the "we-learning" era, is going to bring about a renaissance in corporate training.

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Have requirements changed?

Onlignment

Throughout 2011 we will be publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. In a large-scale survey published in 2007 by SkillSoft , “almost two-thirds of employees said they had been asked to carry out tasks in areas where they felt insufficiently trained or where they were lacking the necessary skills. When asked if they could do a better job if they received more training, 65.9% The Future of Learning , SkillSoft, 2007. When the knowledge that employees need to do their jobs changes so rapidly, it becomes pointless to try and teach it all.

Skillsoft acquires Mindleaders: E-Learning Market Undergoing Major Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week another little bomb dropped in the corporate training market. Skillsoft , the industry giant in packaged e-learning and training content, acquired Mindleaders , one of the company's leading competitors. Quality instructional content continues to play a major role in corporate training and talent management. Companies need off-the-shelf training content.

Skillsoft acquires Mindleaders: E-Learning Market Undergoing Major Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week another little bomb dropped in the corporate training market. Skillsoft , the industry giant in packaged e-learning and training content, acquired Mindleaders , one of the company's leading competitors. Quality instructional content continues to play a major role in corporate training and talent management. Companies need off-the-shelf training content.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

Not, some 3rd party aggregator like Skillsoft or Element K, where you can purchase courses from. 2011 will show profitable gains for a large portion of vendors across the sector. authoring tools content authoring tool E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning LCMS learning portal LMS m-learning mobile learning Product Review rapid content authoring tool SAAS social learning Uncategorized craig weiss instructional design learning online learning training wbtI love innovation. It is what makes any product or service, aspire to new heights. New concept. Everywhere.

Blackboard To Go Private: Giving The Company Freedom To Invest

Learning on the Leading Edge

Blackboard's market share is shown in our L MS 2011 industry study.). Under the pressure and scrutiny of being a public company, it has been hard for Blackboard to invest heavily in its next big act. (I still think the corporate market is a big opportunity for the company - companies like Westinghouse Nuclear Power rely on Blackboard for nuclear operations training, for example.).

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Blackboard To Go Private: Giving The Company Freedom To Invest

Learning on the Leading Edge

Blackboard's market share is shown in our L MS 2011 industry study.). Under the pressure and scrutiny of being a public company, it has been hard for Blackboard to invest heavily in its next big act. (I still think the corporate market is a big opportunity for the company - companies like Westinghouse Nuclear Power rely on Blackboard for nuclear operations training, for example.).

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Dear C-Suite: We Don't Do Training

CLO Magazine

Many senior-level executives still equate learning with training events — to the detriment of the function — and learning leaders aren’t doing enough to change their minds. ” It’s time to help the C-suite — aside from Aceto and other learning-savvy and employee engagement-focused C-suite leaders — to appreciate and understand that organizations don’t do training anymore. Learning can happen in formal, informal, social and experiential ways; it does not solely happen — as is traditionally defined in C-suite circles — as training.

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Have the opportunities and constraints changed?

Onlignment

Throughout 2011 we will be publishing extracts from The New Learning Architect. According to Bersin & Associates (2005), “a whopping 72% of all training challenges are time critical.” The demand is felt most acutely for product training and technology training – subjects where timeliness is most critical and the content is most likely to change. According to the CIPD’s 2009 Learning and Development Survey – which questioned 859 learning, training and development managers – annual spend per employee on training was down by about a quarter, from £300 to £220.

Evaluating eLearning

Web Courseworks

Often times I am asked by training managers to evaluate their eLearning initiatives and specifically, types of eLearning courseware. At first, it may seem like a simple task in the broad view of it, but when you begin to scratch the surface, you find there are a lot of nuances that go into the evaluation. Here I must ask: For what purpose is the eLearning developed? Defining eCourse quality.

CLO Symposium

Jay Cross

The buzz on Friday was Skillsoft’s acquisition of Element K. Some of us speculated that perhaps the acquisition came about to shut up Element K, whose attack ads were irritating Skillsoft mightily: At a lunch sponsored by Knowledge Advisors, David Vance gave an overview of Talent Development Reporting Principles. ” Sports metaphors filled the air. Stephen M.R. Just Jay

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From E-Learning To We-Learning: National Workshop Series – Join Us!

Learning on the Leading Edge

This workshop, sponsored by Skillsoft, is an in-depth half-day discussion of best-practices in the exciting new world of corporate social learning. This workshop (which is free, thanks to Skillsoft), will be a half-day event designed for training professionals and executives. I"m very excited to announce that starting in a few weeks our analysts will be going on a roadshow around the country to present our latest research and best-practices on social and informal learning. Of course the workshops themselves will be "social" as well!

Part 1: The Shift From Push to Pull Learning

CLO Magazine

When pest control and exterminator service Orkin first introduced its video on-demand learning module in 2005, employees were intrigued but skeptical, said Greg Baumann, vice president of training and technical services for Rollins Inc., learning courseware company Skillsoft experienced a similar situation when it first invested in pull types of learning technology. Research from Bersin found in 2011, 25 percent of companies in the U.S. Further, large companies more than doubled their spending on informal learning between 2010 and 2011. the parent company for Orkin.

Today's New Models for Leadership Development

Learning on the Leading Edge

Leadership Development goes far beyond management training. While management training plays a role, excellent leadership strategies realize that building leadership takes years - and therefore an enduring organization must invest in leadership from first-line management throughout an employee's career. Come to our IMPACT 2011 Research Conference to learn more.

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#skillsoftp11 Hands On Lab: SkillStudio

In the Middle of the Curve

Left before the actual hands-on portion of the program. A few notes: SkillStudio will allow you to edit SkillSoft-generated content [which would be the ONLY reason why we would consider purchase] Based on SkillSoft ID model. Mandatory training with purchase for up to 4 developers o Virtual – 2 half-day sessions. Thankfully for all participants I have both Purelled myself sterile and refused to actually put my hands on the machine. perspectives2011

From E-Learning To We-Learning: National Workshop Series – Join Us!

Learning on the Leading Edge

This workshop, sponsored by Skillsoft, is an in-depth half-day discussion of best-practices in the exciting new world of corporate social learning. This workshop (which is free, thanks to Skillsoft), will be a half-day event designed for training professionals and executives. I"m very excited to announce that starting in a few weeks our analysts will be going on a roadshow around the country to present our latest research and best-practices on social and informal learning. Of course the workshops themselves will be "social" as well!

Building the Borderless Workplace: IMPACT 2011 Research Conference

Learning on the Leading Edge

Jay Longowa, Global Director, Organizational Development & Training, Energizer Holdings, Inc. 2011 is shaping up to be an exciting year in talent, learning, and human resources. This year is our fourth annual Learning and Talent Management Research Conference, IMPACT: The Business of Talent® (April 26-29 at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Why should you come join us?

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Hello World (again)

In the Middle of the Curve

All of my creativity has pretty much gone towards the following activities: - Creating a mess of new tutorials on topics ranging from new email systems to compliance training + lots and lots of conversions for other groups. - A major LMS upgrade (that I decided to not write about because it looked like all of the other upgrades I've done. also didn't feel like I had all that much to contribute to the conversation that I hadn't said before. -- Thank goodness for conferences! I am currently in Orlando for SkillSoft Perspectives 2011. Hello. Maybe. Nothing new there).

#skillsoftp11 Engineered Engagement

In the Middle of the Curve

Current avg time to completion – 60 days Implementation - Oct 2009: More licenses o Develop shorter workshops - Nov 2009 o Communicate change from Instructor Led workshops to Leadership Learning o Attend SkillSoft Admin training for ILT module o Schedule training o Develop 1st Leadership Development Program - Dec 2009 o Finalize program o Load into SkillPort o Build ILT structure - Jan 2010 o Publish workshop materials to intranet o Conduct field administrator virtual training Dialog Live o Conduct facilitator workshop virtual training Dialog Live o Ongoing Maintenance ?

Sorry Honeywell Employees. It's my fault!

eContent

YouTube | 2011 |  Honeywell YouTube Channels  Internal Collaboration, Learning & Knowledge Management. IBM Compatible PC Training | 1985 | n/a. eLearning | 1990 | NETg -  NTU  -  SkillSoft  -  Stanford Online. Earlier this afternoon I installed a super new cool app on my Google Nexus 10, Look to the Future. and more. I'm sorry.

When is a LMS not a LMS?

eLearning 24-7

Not that I expected it to do so, mind you, because I recognized late 2011 that it would be big. I re-affirmed it in my forecasts for 2012. Cannot upload off the shelf content from a 3rd party vendor – say Rosetta Stone or Skillsoft or in some cases e-learning marketplaces. For the longest time they called themselves a training management system.  Now they are “easy online training” ProProfs - “create online training and courses easily” Coursepark - “learning networks” you need to scroll down to learn more. The twist?

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

iPad (and iPhone) are Much More Useful Than I Expected I didn’t actually think that I would care about the iPad except as a tool for training and performance support in environments like retail and restaurants where it’s always been an issue having access to machines. For example my search for an LMS Solution for Simple Partner Compliance Training didn’t really arrive at just the right solution. I was also struggling for clients who needed very simple learning tracking but with some customizations. So here are a few of the things that are a bit different for me. 1.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Back on December 30 2011, I scoped eight predictions ranging from hardware/software to content types and authoring tools to macro-level mobility trends our team felt would influence the market for mLearning products and services for the year and I wasn’t disappointed (or much surprised) about how it all played out. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. On Target But. Bullseye.

Not Reinventing the Wheel

In the Middle of the Curve

I've been keeping track of this project since the SkillSoft / Knowledge Advisor sessions back in May 2011. On both a university-wide level and on an individual "intervention" level (projects, technologies, process improvement initiatives and, yes, training) - Measurable goals mapped to those objectives. I've been nursing some half-baked ideas around analytics for some time now. hand these to the Data Whisperer annually - mostly hoping he can work miracles with my unformed mess of stuff. THIS time, I also handed him the overview version of the TDRp white paper.