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The Peformance Improvement

To improve adaptability to changes in organization and industry. Vincent Belliveau , general manager at Cornerstone OnDemand , links continuous learning to employee engagement, which, he argues, results in greater productivity, reduced turnover, and a better company reputation. Organizations need to support continuous learning continuously. Learning and work have merged.

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D


There’s a ‘conspiracy of convenience’ between many learning & development managers and business managers, which serves as a barrier to effective L&D operations.” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him). This report discusses the key findings of the CIPD/Cornerstone OnDemand Annual L&D Survey. The result? What are the factors that are triggering these changes?

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Learning Solutions Series: Top 10 Learning Management Systems


About half (51.9%) of the organizations surveyed in the 2014 Learning Technology Solutions Forecast Study (report available here ) own a learning management system , most often referred to as an “LMS.” A learning management system is the most popular online learning tool, and the one with which people are most familiar. Notably, “high cost” wasn’t a factor in dissatisfaction.

Learning Management Systems that kick ass: Cornerstone OnDemand

Janet Clarey

In this first post, part of the Friday series “LMSs that kick ass,&# I’ll be highlighting one Learning Management System (LMS). First up is Cornerstone OnDemand. I met Charles Coy, Director, Product Marketing, at our 2008 Innovations in Learning Conference (Cornerstone OnDemand was a sponsor). Clearly, Cornerstone OnDemand ‘gets it.’ ’ Via an email interview, I spoke with Charles about what Cornerstone OnDemand is working on and look forward to viewing a demo of their new release in December. and user-generated content/Web 2.0


LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy

eLearning 24-7

I’ve had to go into places who wanted e-learning didn’t have it and wanted to move fast on it, just as I went to places who either had it or didn’t have it poor about getting it done – even though they wanted it done – management, company culture, etc. Do they have a support/customer service manager or someone running the team? I have. Been there. UI/UX.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. The role of the learning leader is shifting from being a program manager to a solution architect. I have reframed how I help organizations get things done. We would welcome lots of discussion.

Hosted vs. Behind-the-firewall LMS – How To Decide?

Upside Learning

Purchasing and implementing an LMS for your organization is a business-critical activity. Adding to this dilemma is another level of decision making – whether to go for an OnDemand / SaaS / Hosted LMS service, or for a behind-the-firewall LMS deployment. In case your organization’s policy is flexible, then of course OnDemand / hosted services are feasible options to start with.


Are Your Training Methods Outdated? Survey Says: Yes


But according to a new survey, many training managers in the U.K. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)/Cornerstone OnDemand Learning and Talent Development Survey 2012 (yeah, that’s a mouthful) asked British training professionals about what techniques they view as effective and which ones they actually use. may have missed this very basic point.

Video’s Role in the Enterprise

KZO Innovations

Although creating enterprise video solutions is a relatively new approach for many organizations, it is being used across the board in numerous use cases. According to a survey conducted by Kaltura, employees watch, on average, seven hours of work-related videos per month, and in organizations where video has been expertly deployed, that number rises to more than 30 hours. Furthermore, a typical employee generates almost 3 hours of video per month, while some organizations estimated that their employees generate more than 20 hours a month. A big one.

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

Platform Prod Management & Marketing, Element K about their social media capabilities. A: Sue Rodeman - We recently launched a suite of Collaborative Tools into KnowledgeHub – Element K’s Learning Management System. For example, let’s say an organization needs to roll out a new product to its sales force. An effective use of a Blog would be having the Product Manager author a series of articles around that new product. Check out other kick-ass LMSs in this series: Cornerstone OnDemand. They announced this in October, 2008. Generation21. GeoLearning.

Social Collaboration and JIT Learning

CLO Magazine

Employee directories have been in existence for a while, but Chris Lennon, director of product management at talent management product provider Silk Road, said it typically involves an IT-owned tool that isn’t up to date. “Having the ability to have a tool that can legitimately tell you who in your organization is a very influential person around a particular topic is really starting to take off,” he said. Social learning technology enables users to search and connect with the appropriate people at the point of need. The concept isn’t new.

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

In the Hierarchical organization, employees were the only people who received corporate training. A wise Collaborative organization focuses its efforts where they’ll have the most impact. Talent managers advocate pre-employment training and internships. Organizations develop programs, training among them, that promote conformity. Second post in a series. PEOPLE.

Learning Solutions Series: Social Learning Appealing, but Not Widely Used


of organizations own a social learning solution. Nearly 20% of organizations who own a social learning solution developed their solution in-house. The most commonly-owned solutions are SharePoint, Yammer, and Cornerstone OnDemand. Does your organization use a social platform, and has it made a difference in the workplace? So, is social learning still on its way “in?”

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

eLearning 24-7

Better organization of the conference – the Universal Studio thing was very cool – Big Win! CVENT is an event management system (not metrics), Saltbox and Watershed are Learning Record Stores, uh not really metrics – I mean they have them, but heck in that case shove every LMS under that as well. No Cornerstone OnDemand at the show – that was really surprising, especially since they push Learning Cloud; No Saba, again they are really pushing folks to Saba Cloud, and have stated their commitment to Learning. Well hello there! Thank you, thank you.

LMSs that kick ass:

Janet Clarey

By way of background,’s primary customer base is corporate universities and their total number of registered ‘learners’ is reported at over 2,000,000 worldwide at several hundred organizations. So, they’re one of the big players among commercial learning management systems. A: We have known since our inception that every user of an LMS is a SME of some kind and that capturing, sharing, cataloging, reusing and reporting on that information is the glue that keeps superior organizations together. Thanks so much JW and Don.

With New Application and MediaCore Acquisition Workday Extends Cloud Offerings to Learning

Training Industry

These applications range from data science and machine learning algorithms that help make financial and people management decisions to professional services automation that streamlines recruiting, staffing, development and retention. Historically, Workday has worked with Cornerstone OnDemand and Saba to help its customers find learning solutions. Since a majority of learning professionals view strategic alignment as crucial for great training organizations, developing this capability is important. million in Series A financing in 2015, led by Vanedge Capital.

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

Most of OutStart’s implementations are within organizations with less than 5,000 learners. 90 organizations are using OutStart with a total number of registered users at 700,000. Many vendors are turning to Talent Management. There’s nothing wrong with this approach, but we see HR’s requirements for talent management as an important but separate requirement from an organizations learning and development requirements. OutStart is committed to focusing and enhancing our solutions to support the learning and development requirements within organizations.

Learning Goes Social

CLO Magazine

“[What] people have used both in their personal and professional lives is bleeding into a learning overtone or context — like using discussion forums, groups or communities of interest,” said Jason Corsello, vice president of corporate development and strategy for Cornerstone OnDemand, a talent management software company. “Many organizations see this as an opportunity to augment informal development. New technology is empowering employees more than ever to control their own learning and development. Learning materials must be easily accessible.

LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

As with the learning resource-specific features, these social technologies are enabled individually to help organizations bridge more easily from today to tomorrow. The remaining 80% is learned socially, informally, or through on-the-job experience—all of which occur in a complete vacuum, about which the organization knows nothing. By 2010, over 50% of organizations will be some combination of Millennials and Generation X. How do we capture the expertise of Boomers before they retire or leave the organization? Prior LMSs in this series: Cornerstone OnDemand.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

To me, it's interesting to see news like CornerStone OnDemand Raises $32M - Sept. They are moving towards a broader suite that focuses on other aspects of Talent Management. Oracle's ( Learning Management and PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management but less so it's iLearning ) and SAP Enterprise Learning score better than I would have expected. Cornerstone OnDemand En.

Learning Management Systems that kick ass: Generation21

Janet Clarey

I'll be highlighting one Learning Management System (LMS) every Friday. I spoke with John Stearns from Gen21 about the social media tools and technologies his organization is incorporating into their LMS. Secondly, there's the Talent Management segment, where some old things get new names and secondary functions typically found in an HRIS move over to the TM platform. No doubt over time organizations will devise their unique "best use" scenarios - and select a platform to fit. Prior LMSs in series: Cornerstone OnDemand Q: Hi John. What’s new with Gen21?

What Are Your Training Metrics Actually Measuring?

Your Training Edge

The training goals of various stakeholders are different: managers are interested in performance, while trainers are interested in results that can be measured with a test. Cornerstone OnDemand, which makes a learning management system and other software for training and recruitment, has developed a model that is both simple (only four steps) and includes higher level metrics (i.e.,

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions


Repeat winners from last year are: >> Skillsoft Leadership Development Training in the Leadership Development category, >> Cornerstone OnDemand Unified Talent Management in the TMS category, >> Inxpo Online Learning Environment in the Virtual Learning Environment category, >> ej4 Business Skills Library in the Soft Skills Content category, >> mLevel’s Game-Based Learning Platform in the Gamification category, >> Vubiz Compliance Training in the Compliance Training category, and. >>

Learning In Practice Award Winners Announced

CLO Magazine

Provider awards were given to qualified service providers, vendors and consultants for their work on behalf of a client organization. Division 2: Less than 10,000 employees Gold Jenifer Johnson, Cleveland Airport System/City of Cleveland Silver Diane Simmons, Healthcare Financial Management Association Provider Awards Excellence in Academic Partnerships Award Gold Rutgers University School of Business-Camden Executive Education Silver University of Phoenix Excellence in Blended Technology Award Gold Seertech Solutions Silver InfoPro Learning Inc. Rancho Mirage, Calif., Brands Inc.,

Best of Elearning! 2015 Finalists Revealed


Learning Management System. Company: Product: Cornerstone OnDemand. Kenexa Talent Manager. Management Training. OnDemand. In combination, these brands reach more than 2 million executives, practitioners and professionals, all evaluating or implementing enterprise learning and workplace technologies across their organizations each year. Executives Nominate 100 Solutions Across Expanded 30 Categories for Excellence. Elearning! and Government Elearning! Awards 2015 Finalists. Winners of each category will be revealed in Elearning! and Government Elearning!

Learning In Practice Awards 2013

CLO Magazine

The 10th annual Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice Awards recognized learning leaders, vendors and organizations that have made a substantive and measurable change in business, vision, strategic alignment or leadership. GOLD: Birgitte Ellersgaard, Development Manager for Corporate HR, LEO Pharma. ’s Biologics, Vaccines and Sterile Manufacturing organization needed to improve efficiency of its manufacturing process. GOLD: Jenifer Johnson, Acting Manager, Organizational Development, Cleveland Airport System. GOLD: Cornerstone OnDemand. At the U.S.

How Valid are Research Results? And What to Do

Tony Karrer

As a case in point, in my post I said: To me, it's interesting to see news like CornerStone OnDemand Raises $32M - Sept. They are moving towards a broader suite that focuses on other aspects of Talent Management. Cornerstone's customers - among some of the world's largest enterprises - tell us that Cornerstone OnDemand's solution is highly configurable and flexible, a key strength in the performance management market. There were a total of 20 different people rating Cornerstone representing roughly 18 organizations. That seems like a disconnect.

LMSs that kick ass: GeoLearning

Janet Clarey

Of all commercial LMSs, I probably have the most hands-on experience with GeoLearning ’s various products and services having managed an enterprise implementation several years ago. It was a multi-phase implementation (LMS, LCMS, Talent Management) that went off pretty smooth and the team at GeoLearning was great to work with. These are all integrated with our LMS platform so that informal learning can still be tracked, managed and measured as easily as more formal training programs. I wonder if that’s because it’s sometimes pitched to management that way?)

LMSs that kick-ass: Latitude

Janet Clarey

However, LMSs are really better at managing prescribed learning, either mandated or suggested from the top of the organization. Latitude’s approach to developing a learning portal that creates a peer-to-peer, individual-driven learning environment depends on current existing technology, such as the Ektron 400 content management system. With features like WYSIWYG editors, Content Management Systems (CMSs) provide content management and rapid content update capabilities with a minimum of effort or technical expertise required. Great stuff Kurt! Thanks.

LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

Their total number of registered users/learners worldwide is 17,000,000 at over 1300 organizations. The same is true in the context of successful Talent Management — people should be fairly assessed and rewarded for both their formal and informal contributions to an organization. A: Ben Willis - NextGen learning management systems will be highly user-centered “learning environments&# (vs. Prior LMSs in the kick-ass series: Cornerstone OnDemand. The sixth LMS in the LMSs that kick ass Friday series is Saba. I interviewed Ben Willis, Sr. suite.