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Top 5 ELearning Development Programs


If you are involved in the elearning industry, then there is a strong possibility that you have at some point needed a rapid elearning development tool for course creation. Articulate Studio ’13 – Developed by the same folks as Storyline, Articulate Studio piggy-backs off of Microsoft PowerPoint as well. Popular Rapid ELearning Software Programs. 1.

How INNOVATION Is Driving Today’s Workplaces


We, at Learnnovators, believe this too, and have been continuously striving to achieve results by making innovation an integral part of our learning and development process. We have been trying to leverage the possibilities of this quality while designing and developing cost effective and powerful learning and performance support solutions for our clients. What are the results? Books.

The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce


These are organizations that have buried their outlook about traditional styles of learning and development (L&D) and embraced new strategies or models. In this context, the 70:20:10 model or framework for learning and development is a strategy that looks promising as well as enticing. There are two 70:20:10 models in business: 70:20:10 Model in Learning & Development.

Oracle buys Taleo - Cloud Tech is Important! Are you Still Avoiding Cloud Services?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Interesting news this morning comes in the form of an acquisition by Oracle. Here is the press release from Taleo regarding being purchased by Oracle. Joining forces with Oracle gives us the opportunity to better serve our customers." The big news here is that Oracle rival SAP recently acquired SuccessFactors which is a rival of Taleo.


How to have a Happy Ending to Your ERP System Implementation Story

Social Learning

Implementing an ERP system – whether it’s SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX – is a big, hairy deal. Electronic Performance Support EPSS ERP Training Organizational Change Management performance support Storytelling Training Development user adoption ERP system implementation trainingIn a recent blog post Using Storytelling to Add the [.]

Profile of a learning architect: Bill Sawyer

Clive on Learning

Bill Sawyer, who works in curriculum development within the highly-technical and fast-moving environment of Oracle. Bill is currently Senior Manager of Applications Technology Curriculum for Oracle, based in Orlando, Florida. The work of Bill’s team results in some $12m of course sales for Oracle. Oracle University delivers instructor-led courses designed by Bill’s team.

Top 10 Competencies of a Gamified Learning Designer


Knowledge of the instructional approaches, tools, systems, and processes required for designing and developing effective gamified learning interventions. 2. Knowledge of the best practices related to the development of gamified learning interventions. 3. Skills to design and develop effective gamified learning programs to meet business objectives. SKILLS: 7. ATTITUDE: 9.

Encouraging Rookie Smarts

Web Courseworks

The book was inspired by the author’s early experiences at Oracle Corporation, where, barely out of college, she was tasked with building Oracle’s human resource development program from the ground up. She continued to lead Oracle University for the next fifteen years. Rookie Smarts is essentially an argument for and celebration of lifelong learning. highly recommend it.

Elephants of HR Software Enter the Talent Management Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last week I met with 30+ of the major providers of talent management at the HR Technology Conference, and I also had the opportunity to spend time at OracleWorld in San Francisco - and want to mention a few of the big elephants entering the space: ADP and Oracle in particular, and then say a word about Silkroad. Oracle Fusion HCM : Flexible and Finally Here.

5 Essential Qualifications to Look for in an Instructional Designer


Application Experience – If your developing training for a new system, such as an ERP like SAP or Oracle, then make sure your ID has experience with similar projects. If your ID has created training for your application in the past, they will need less time to get the training development. 3. This is big business. But what specific qualification should you look for?

part1 notes from #xApi workshop #LearningAnalytics

Ignatia Webs

In the past I wrote posts on the xAPI (first one in 2011 launching brainstorm , an update on the project in 2012 , and one where the project is getting up to speed in 2013 ) which is in continued development and seems promising for learner analytics, especially the mobile options. And there is a wiki with lots of working documents and status details as well.

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How to have a Happy Ending to Your ERP System Implementation Story

Social Learning

Implementing an ERP system – whether it’s SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX – is a big, hairy deal. Electronic Performance Support EPSS ERP Training Organizational Change Management performance support Storytelling Training Development user adoption ERP system implementation trainingReally? That’s a lot to ask people to remember…. think I know why they loved it.

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HR Technology For 2016: Ten Disruptions On The Horizon

Learning on the Leading Edge

developed our " Ten Big Disruptions " report again this year, which I encourage you to read. These new HRMS systems are cloud based, and they are coming from vendors (Oracle, SAP, Workday, ADP, Ceridian, Ultimate Software, and others) that have mostly built-out talent management suites. First, there is a massive replacement of licensed, traditional HRMS systems taking place.

Why Use WordPress For ELearning


Given my elearning industry background I have had the opportunity to interact with the leading elearning development and management tools that are available. remember working with Moodle, Oracle LMS, modified versions of eFront, and homegrown systems developed from scratch. Interacting with all these tools was not only fun, but also taught me a lot about the industry.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces


They simply remind us that the majority of learning and development comes through experiential and social learning in the workplace (the ‘70’ and ‘20’) rather than through formal classes and courses (the ‘10’).” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him). “ To succeed in social media you have to have strong social skills by nature.” – Connie Malamed (in our interview with her). Articles.

High-Impact Talent Acquisition: European Edition

Learning on the Leading Edge

Our new research actually shows that companies which develop these "talent pools" greatly outperform their peers. To develop such a strategy you, as a talent acquisition leader, need to partner with corporate marketing - and you will have to enlist the help of subject matter experts and others outside of HR to drive a sustainable program.(Vendors This is a topic for a book.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

With a flurry of acquisitions and many new technologies now available for learning, it is increasingly difficult for a corporate training manager to develop an integrated learning platform. LMS systems were originally developed as back office applications used to schedule and manage formal training. was acquired by Taleo and then Oracle. Then came talent management.

Building Convenience Stores for Learning

Social Learning

Fortunately, systems like Oracle eBusiness Suite and SAP are becoming much more flexible. Electronic Performance Support EPSS ERP Training Informal Learning performance support Training Development web-based trainingTo that end, I’d like to suggest that building a well-designed learning portal is the cornerstone to all learning solutions. convenient location in the moment of need.

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Why IBM Acquired Kenexa

Learning on the Leading Edge

After SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors and Oracle's acquisition of Taleo, it was just IBM's turn. CEO's tell us that their #1 challenge is developing stronger global talent, and this acquisition is all about IBM increasing its business in many areas of this huge market. Ever play a game of musical chairs? Today IBM announced the acquisition of Kenexa for $1.3

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SAP To Buy SuccessFactors: Major Shift In Talent Management Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

However there is a major downside to this: every Oracle or non-SAP customer who currently has SuccessFactors is going to think twice about that investment - and non-SAP customers are now very unlikely to select SuccessFactors. Think about all the big Oracle or PeopleSoft customers who purchased Successfactors or Plateau. Oracle could decide to acquire Taleo. Jury is out. 5.

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#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

eLearning 24-7

Frankly, a lot of features that are standard are “in development” The UI is very solid.  If you are willing to wait it out, until many of features I would find useful (and in many cases standard among the LMS space), then this is a system to explore.  I place the system in my good to excellent category, simply because of its potential.  Oracle Taleo. Welcome, welcome all! To those from HR who are new to this blog, I give a high five. To those who have been constant readers, I give a high five with a low five to boot. Why am I so happy?  It is HR Tech.  CD2Learning.

The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

Learning on the Leading Edge

In the last 90 days we have seen SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors , followed by Oracle's acquisition of Taleo , and then the smaller Kenexa acquisition of Outstart and PeopleFluent acquisition of Strategia. In the past of course both Oracle and SAP were far too busy with other things to really put the innovation muscle they needed into talent management.

LMS State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

Many people are only aware of the bigger names such as Cornerstone, Saba, SuccessFactors, Oracle Learn, Infor and Sum Total. They are all soft HCMS (human capital management systems), albeit SuccessFactors can be more than that i.e. HRIS platform and Oracle Learn can be too – heck even as an ERP if you go with the Oracle offering as a whole. . Self-Service is creating such buzz, that there are vendors who have a LMS with long implementation times, developing self-service systems under another name – i.e. not identified from that vendor. Learning Systems.

How do you measure how training creates value? – The 7 learning principles

Learning Wire

Run by the trainer /  Developed by a designer. Phillips identifies several intangibles: leadership, innovation, creativity, teamwork, quality of service, reputation, intellectual capital… which happen to be some of the key values of companies such as Coca Cola, Boeing, Oracle and Novartis. And Let’s begin with the evaluation of learning. Why evaluating? How does it work? Apply

The Most Popular e-Learning Tools [GRAPH]


It seems like every day there is another e-Learning tool claiming to be the be-all, end-all for e-learning development. When I think about what I use during instructional design, I would say it's a healthy combination but the one that is always present is Adobe Captivate.  I used Articulate/Captivate together, Oracle UPK/Captivate together, PowerPoint/Captivate together, and so on.

CornerstoneOnDemand Explodes With Growth

Learning on the Leading Edge

Oracle buys Taleo. Our new market research, which comes out in October, will show that while the big ERP vendors (Oracle, SAP, ADP) have all jumped into this space, lots of mid-sized vendors are growing rapidly as well. Our newest leadership research ( The Leadership Development Factbook® ) shows that corporate leadership gaps are at an all time high. Companies simply cannot find good people fast enough (despite the recession) and HR managers are working as hard as they can to engage and develop the people they have. SAP buys SuccessFactors.

Announcing Keynote Lectora Power Users Showcase: Diane Elkins, Lisa Jones and Bradley Fredrick

Everything E-Learning

Diane Elkins is President of Artisan E-Learning, a custom e-Learning development company specializing in the use of rapid development tools. As a multimedia developer for Sprint, she enhances dozens of online courses each year incorporating interactivity, game design theory and usability enhancements to e-Learning courseware. Bradley Fredrick, M.Ed, is the Sr.

A Powerful Tool to Gain a Competitive Edge: How Webcor uses Snagit

Visual Lounge

Their projects include the San Francisco General Hospital, the Museum of Modern Arts, Oracle Headquarters, and many others. Vince uses Snagit to mock-up website changes for off-shore developers to gather electronic signatures. Often times it’s easy to get caught up in thinking that software is for the software industry. One company that is using Snagit with success is Webcor Builders.

The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead

Learning on the Leading Edge

" The original concepts of talent management software (pioneered by a company called Authoria, now part of PeopleFluent) were to provide an integrated software system to manage all the things HR has to do (recruiting, performance management development planning, etc.). The market for corporate talent management software continues to surge forward. Vendor Landscape. Not true. Not yet.

Tech Week: 6 Courses to Get You Started with Javascript


Programming languages are no longer the domain of programmers and developers alone; many people from a variety of fields are picking up Javascript skills here and there to expand their technical skill-set and develop web apps of their own. Arguably the best way to learn Oracle’s Javascript programming language is by yourself through a process of trial and error, learning as you go.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

With a flurry of acquisitions and many new technologies now available for learning, it is increasingly difficult for a corporate training manager to develop an integrated learning platform. LMS systems were originally developed as back office applications used to schedule and manage formal training. was acquired by Taleo and then Oracle. Then came talent management.

Tech-ventures: Update from the Trenches

Learning on the Leading Edge

Larry Ellison (Executive Chairman and CTO of Oracle) nailed it in a presentation at Oracle Open World this week: he said that “there is not a “Mobile Strategy”—there is an HCM strategy and of course it encompasses mobile.” As an example, ADP, known for payroll provision, has hired 115 “creatives” — agile, SCRUM-driven developers, designers, and anthropologists in a giant loft in New York City called the “Innovation Lab” to rethink not only what software can do, but how it can look and respond in the process.

Are Applicant Tracking Systems Now a Commodity?

Learning on the Leading Edge

In the early 1990s companies like Taleo, Vurv, VirtualEdge (now owned by ADP), and many others started to develop a thriving industry for these tools. Today we estimate that more than 60% of all companies have some type of ATS, and as the market has shifted (Oracle, SAP, SuccessFactors, ADP, and most other major HR software providers sell them) the market grows continuously.

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BigData in HR: Why it's Here and What it Means

Learning on the Leading Edge

When companies started industrializing their manufacturing, they eventually purchased ERP software and developed supply chain and financial analytics. Today Oracle (OBIA), SAP (Workforce Intelligence), Workday (BigdataAnalytics), and SumTotal have all launched major integrated HR analytics systems. The talk about BigData is getting louder by the minute. Why Analytics is Coming to HR.

Workday Recruiting: Will It Disrupt The Talent Acquisition Software Market?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Rather than being designed as a tool for recruiters which integrates with other HR systems, Workday started from scratch and developed a totally unified solution: one which manages all elements of the recruitment process, focused on the needs of applicants, managers, recruiters, as well as HR. The Corporate Recruiting Software Market. billion in size, is red hot. Enter Workday.

Adobe Flash and the Danger of Zero Day Exploits


Adobe, Microsoft and Oracle (for an unrelated – but serious – set of Java vulnerabilities) rushed out patches in an attempt to close these security holes and protect their users. Your content repository may contain a significant amount of third-party and/or legacy material that has been negatively affected by these recent developments. The Danger of ‘Zero Day’ Exploits.

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Hello from Our New VP of Partnerships and Distribution Strategy


Innovative companies such as SuccessFactors / SAP , Taleo / Oracle , Saba , SilkRoad are enabling companies to deeply integrate employee learning and skill development with other aspects of Human Resource Management (and generating billions of dollars of value in the process). believe that enterprise elearning (particularly the content side) is one such market. Breadth of Content.