Seeking Apples and Amazons in the Learning Content Market
Learning on the Leading Edge
AUGUST 3, 2012
Many of the pioneers, such as DigitalThink (my alma mater), NetG, KnowledgeNet, ElementK, 50 Lessons and others, have been acquired or forced out of business by larger brands. In today's hypercompetitive business world, nearly every company is studying the secrets of success behind Apple and Amazon. In the case of Apple, of course, there are a number of areas to point to, including success as an online aggregator (iTunes) and top-quality, innovative products (iPod, iPhone, iPad). So, how does this relate to the learning content market?
Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It
JULY 17, 2012
Remember Digital Think, SmartForce, Pensare, NETg, KnowledgeNet, UNext, Docent, One Touch, Centra, InterWise, and their brethren? Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It. Executive Summary 3. Where Corporate Learning Came From 3. Corporate Learning Today 5. Training is not the same as learning 6. Corporate Training Is Broken 7. Senior managers are dissatisfied 7. What’s the hurry?
LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers
SEPTEMBER 20, 2007
KnowledgeNet Platform LMS Thomson NETg 2 4.10 Update, Nov. You can get the abstract for the report and sign-up for a webinar on Sept. 26th on that same page. I was one of several authors who collaborated on the survey questions and wrote different sections of the report. The survey data itself I find to be pretty interesting and useful for some important aspects of selection. Trivantis 1 8.00
DECEMBER 12, 2008
For example, I see GeoLearning relates to Learning Portals , Community of Practice, Mentoring , IntraLearn , Learnframe , ViewCentral , GeoMaestro , WBT Manager , WBT Systems , KnowledgeNet , Generation 21 , and GeoConnect. The recent addition of related terms (relationship factors) in eLearning Learning that show what how related terms are to a given result set provides some interesting insights. Some of these are no surprise, but others such as Yugma made me notice that version 4 is out, hence people are talking about it more than usual.
I need your advice on learning profiles
The Learning Circuits
MARCH 24, 2006
full disclosure - As some of you may know, I joined Thomson NETg in January to run one of their strategic business units called Collaboration (essentially what was KnowledgeNet whom they acquired in late 2004). Very exciting (at least to me) but what I need is your feedback on a tool that Thomson NETg developed which I think is a hidden gem. By answering 25 online questions it builds a high-level personalized learning profile (for overall learning not just eLearning). took it and found it to be very useful plus there is little marketing or promotional BS.
T+D - Untitled Article
JANUARY 20, 2005
KnowledgeNet Microsoft Live Office, KnowledgeNet (www.knowledgenet.com) Project Management: Ethics and Professional Knowledge, SkillSoft (www.skillsoft.com) Six Sigma Foundations, Motorola University (www.motorola.com/mu). The training media Academy Awards. Training Media Review is a great publication that T+D partners with--we publish their reviews in our Ratings section each month. They've just released their list of products that received their highest rating, 4 stars, from their independent reviewers in 2004. An excerpt from the press release is below. Online technology.
Merger mania in and around eLearning
The Learning Circuits
AUGUST 3, 2005
All of this comes of the heels of SkillSoft releasing SkillSoft Dialogue , their version of a virtual classroom and NETg buying KnowledgeNet last year for their virtual classroom technology/LMS resulting in their Knowledge Now suite. First, on Monday, WebEx buys intranets.com for $45M in cash ( details ) then today SumTotal buys Pathlore for $29M in cash ( details ) and $19M in stock. And then I hear that back on July 27 Premiere Global Services announced that it was buying Netspoke for $23.2M in cash ( details ). And a communication services company buys a collaboration company. Anyway.