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Skillsoft Acquires Element K for $110 Million

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The acquisition adds to SkillSoft's existing offerings in learning content and learning platform technology through the addition of Element K's complementary offerings in e-learning content, virtual labs, ILT print materials and custom development services." Check out the media tools report for more information on the tools of our industry. Don't rest on your old skills.

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

Probably just three years ago, if you said Element K I would have immediately thought about off-the-shelf courseware. However, Element K has made substantial, progressive improvements to their LMS, most recently by building custom integrations between Jive Clearspace and KnowledgeHub, Element K’s LMS. Platform Prod Management & Marketing, Element K about their social media capabilities. The need for informal learning continues to grow and likewise the ability to easily access it or contribute to it will improve. Learn.com.

More on Mobile Learning Trends

Integrated Learnings

Clay is also planning a follow-up post with more information from the event. It was a great and informative evening, particularly Margaret Martin's demo of Merlin Mobility's augmented reality app that is just astounding; below are a few other items that stood out to me. Jason Cohen of Element K made a sensible point about mLearning design and development. Moments 3 through 5 state that we should put occasional need-to-know or just-in-time information into an accessible electronic performance support system. By Jay Lambert. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

TOP eLearning and Workplace Learning Blogs

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During the last 5 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from an eLearning community of practice that exists in the blogosphere. I did my research and I listed 134 eLearning and workplace Learning Blogs. We support Free eLearning! and Learning Web Courseworks Will at Work Learning Workplace Learning Today Writers Gateway ZaidLearn.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Rethinking conferences - Informal Learning , February 17, 2009 When I signed up for Spaces for Interaction: An Online Conversation about Improving the Traditional Conference , I didn’t appreciate how timely the topic would become. There will be more information coming around the use of Twitter at the conference. Here's the conclusion in full: Microblogging at conferences seems to be an additional way of discussing presented topics and exchanging additional information. Below are some helpful tips. Moderation would be a small part of several people’s jobs. It’s a guess why.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Workscape evolution - Informal Learning , May 7, 2010. The Great LMS Debate - Element K Blog , June 11, 2010. Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more).  So, really, you’ve been voting on this all year long just based on your activity. Congrats to all for making the list! Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. It’s New!

Top Learning Resources of 2009

Learn and Lead

Sahana Chattopadhyay’s ID and Other Reflections Tom Stone at Element K blog provides useful summaries of learning and development events and news. Disclosure, I work for Element K) Gina Minks shares her Adventures in Corporate Education in her blog Ellen Behrens’ alearning or Association eLearning to be exact. Clippings (Learning As Art) by Mark Oehlert Informal Learning Blog by Jay Cross Karl Kapp’s Kapp Notes is another great resource for learning in 3D. 2009 was a continuation of my journey of online self-learning. Great writing on leadership.

Related Terms

Tony Karrer

already pointed to some of the Interesting Information that we could see as we compare what different bloggers write about. I can also do a query (which is not available through the interface) to see what terms are related to what's being discussed right now. Mzinga is shown related to Personal Learning , Social Software , Learning 2.0 , Storyboards , PLEs , CollectiveX , Firefly , Tomoye , KnowledgePlanet , Element K , Awareness Networks. It's also interesting to me to drill down another level on a couple of the companies to see what pops for them.

Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs

Tony Karrer

So … Wanted: Content Collectors and heck, might as well mention… Wanted: Calendar Curators So here are the 99 sources in no particular order: The Learning Circuits Blog eLearning Technology Clive on Learning Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development In the Middle of the Curve Tony Karrer delicious links Rapid eLearning Blog Learning Conversations Learning Rocks Game Changing Idea Informal Learning Big Dog, Little Dog Janet Clarey e-Clippings (blogoehlert) Learning Matters! I just saw a post by Amit Garg Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. Turns out it's exactly 99.

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard - Don't Waste Your Time , June 12, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 10, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe - Learning Visions , June 9, 2009 Attribution in a Web 2.0 World Part 2 - Social Enterprise Blog , June 6, 2009 Should you Care about Google Wave? Browse eLearning Content

Indian Learning Professionals and Companies on Twitter

Learn and Lead

indug_72 - Indu Gopinath Jax - Xavier Roy I get paid to write :-) JosephineShobee - Josephine Shobana Delivery Manager at Element K. vijeesh - Vijeesh Shankar learning - mobile, classroom, web, social, informal.(a-z of learning :-) write2tg - Taruna Goel “A learning professional” – an instructional designer, trainer, recruiter, supervisor, mentor, coach, change initiator, training manager…and more. I have updated my list of Indian learning professionals on Twitter. have included company Twitter accounts in the list. Also listed them in alphabetical order. dreamer. Dreamer.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. Nuts and Bolts: Too Many Tools by Jane Bozarth - Learning Solutions Magazine , September 7, 2010 Cognitive overload – too much information – is one type of problem for learners. Informal learning. believe in the power of informal learning. Storyboarding - Informal Learning , September 9, 2010 Julie Wedgwood has a new blog , and she’s off on the right foot. But how to write one? 2010).

More Than One LMS Option

aLearning

Structures for member-to-member, informal learning? Knowing I’d open a can of worms by venturing into discussions about LMSes (Learning Management Systems), I pulled out my opener anyway and yanked off the lid (see LMS = Losing My Smile and LMS Business Model for Associations? ). First, let me say that I don’t endorse any product or service, but that I will pass along suggestions when something sounds like a good fit. Required Reading. Having said all that, some things became really clear to me over the last week or so as I thought about LMSes for associations. Webinars?

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Interoperability – It works every time! Wrong.

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Your 3rd party developer or the 3rd party off the shelf vendor (example: Element K courses or Rosetta Stone) to go into the new system. Going forward, they should know what code is needed, so that the course can talk to the LMS/LCMS and vice versa and information, and data, etc. Yes, you want to be kept informed. Interoperability – The Double Premise for a LMS/LCMS. You can take any course from one system pull it out and then upload it into another system and it will work without any problems whatsoever. No issues, perfect.  So, if the course is SCORM 1.2

Rapid (Collaborative) Authoring Tools for developers/SMEs in multiple locations

Janet Clarey

Thought I’d share what I found for three reasons - (1) hopefully to provide some valuable information, (2) to see who I may have missed so I can add them and/or get them added to our KnowledgeBase (3) to let you know about the type of client-driven research we do at Brandon Hall Research. Note to vendors: If you fall in that category, feel free to make comments with information about your authoring tool. KnowledgeHub Authoring Tool (Element K). After looking at the Authoring Tool KnowledgeBase I went to my LinkedIn and Twitter network. CC2 (Inmarkets). Ltd.).

LearnTrends Audacity and More - Best of eLearning Learning September 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning. Formalizing Informal Learning …What? Corporations need to catch up on open content - Informal Learning , September 17, 2009. Everyone is Talking About Social Media - Element K Blog , September 2, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars. Thursday, October 08, 2009. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning. Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Gaining Leverage From Leadership. Wednesday, October 14, 2009. Thursday, October 15, 2009.

DevLearn - Google Wave - Organizational Learning - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

The Modalities of Blended Learning - Element K Blog , November 8, 2009. Rypple - Informal Learning , November 8, 2009. The Information Architecture of Behavior Change Websites , November 10, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. November 6, 2009 to November 13, 2009. Upcoming Online eLearning Events. LearnTrends 2009. November 17-19, 2009. Social Learning for Management Development: Introducing CoachingOurselves. Tuesday, November 17, 2009. Innovative Online Communications and Training Strategies. Tuesday, November 17, 2009. Thursday, November 19, 2009. Featured Sources.

First Top 25 eLearning Posts of 2010 - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Social learning in the enterprise - Learning and Working on the Web , January 3, 2010 Whereas early e-learning was all about delivering content, primarily in the form of online courses, produced by experts and managed via learning management systems, Social Learning is about creating and sharing information and knowledge with other people using (often free) social media tools that support a collaborative approach to learning. Informal Learning - 2010 - MinuteBio , January 9, 2010 Informal learning (a.k.a. Informal Learning - 2010 , January 9, 2010. He’s right.

Storyboard Templates iPhone - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives - Informal Learning , December 13, 2009. Allen Tough, informal learning pioneer - Informal Learning , December 21, 2009. New Roles for Instructors, Instructional Designers, and Subject Matter Experts - Element K Blog , December 3, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. fell a bit behind on my reading in December.  Luckily eLearning Learning was able to point me at the top 63 posts for the month! December 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009. What is Ning (and what can I use it for)? Web 2.0 Microcourses? Why Moodle?

eLearning Learning - Best of June 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Informal learning patterns - Informal Learning , June 26, 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning - Informal Learning , June 12, 2009. The When and What of M-Learning - Element K Blog , June 2, 2009. Supporting Formal and Informal Social Learning , June 18, 2009. eLearning Learning Hot List. June 2009. You can subscribe to the best of eLearning Learning to receive weekly, monthly hot lists and other updates that provide you with the best of eLearning Learning. Top Posts. Business of Learning - eLearning Technology , June 15, 2009.

LearnTrends - Google Wave - DevLearn - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Social Learning Examples - Informal Learning , November 15, 2009. The Modalities of Blended Learning - Element K Blog , November 8, 2009. The Information Architecture of Behavior Change Websites , November 10, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. November 2009. Upcoming Online eLearning Events. Online Learning Technologies–Past, Present, and Future. Wednesday, December 02, 2009. Implementing Social Media: Beyond The Hype. Wednesday, December 02, 2009. Why The Death Of The Newspaper Industry Should Scare The Hell Out Of The Learning Industry. Featured Sources.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Learning for the 21st Century - Informal Learning , December 17, 2008. Informal learning - what is it? The Modalities of Blended Learning - Element K Blog , November 8, 2009. Information Architecture for Audio: Doing It Right - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design , January 12, 2009. Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need , December 19, 2008. It’s always fun at this time of the year to look back at what’s happened in the world of eLearning. This also contributed to the Hot Topics and eLearning Trends for 2009. Are Web 2.0

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

How to support informal learning - Informal Learning , July 12, 2010 Interview. Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, and systems thinking. They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 My motivation to attend stems from my interest in informal online learning and how connectivist methods of online learning can be used to promote digital participation.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

As a member, I have access to a plethora of sharing, information and intellect as it relates to how individuals are driving Enterprise 2.0 in their respective organization. Budgeting for Learning 2.0: It’s Not That Hard - trainingwreck , April 1, 2010 I find it remarkably sad that ‘training’ departments within organizations continue to pump out bricks and mortar classes as their sole approach to learning instead of shifting to a formal, informal and social mix. All you ever wanted to know about informal learning - Informal Learning , April 27, 2010 YouTube of Jay’s UMBC ISD Now!