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Virtual Corporate University : Thomson Netg

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

If you are still wondering what Secondlife is all about and how it is being used in corporate universities, then you must check out this video from Thomson Netg. The New Media Center held an inworld tour of the ThomsonNetg campus this morning. I now remember why I've been a big advocate of interactive 3D learning for 10+ years. My early 3D simulations were done in Superscape, then Visual BASIC, then Macromedia DirectorMX. Secondlife and the other tools coming out in this space are absolutely the next step. think). like that better than MMORPG

The Growing Role of Microlearning

CLO Magazine

This first generation e-learning was revolutionary, and companies like Skillsoft, NetG, Click2Learn, DigitalThink — my alma mater — and others were born. Learning organizations today are dealing with a lot of change. And of course, companies are reinventing employee skills around digital disruption, unconscious bias, new leadership models, and dozens of operational topics.

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CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

CLO Magazine

Dr. James L’Allier serves as Chief Learning Officer and Vice President, Research and Development of Thomson NETg, Inc. This From the Vault article was originally published on CLOmedia.com in July 2006. For many training managers and directors, the position of chief learning officer represents a career path. Strategic Management. General Management. Knowledge Management. Two Worlds.

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A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

Bryan has had a distinguished career in corporate Learning & Development, including leadership roles with Skillsoft, Kaplan, AchieveGlobal and NETg.  He founded Game On! We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. magazine’s Best of 2014 and Best of 2015.

Thompson Leaves Learning Market

Tony Karrer

Not only have they just completed the sale of their NETg subsidiary to SkillSoft for $270 million , but they have also announced they are selling Higher Education assets of Thomson Learning to a couple of venture funds for $7.75 Saw Thomson Corp exists Learning Market on Learning Reflections. billion. This goes back to the discussion we had recently around the challenges for vendors: eLearning Business Alternatives - Good Discussion. Looking back at some old posts, Disruptive Changes in Learning and Content Vendor Value - this is really a WOW topic

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Learning about Second Life

Kapp Notes

If you want to know more about Second Life, you can jump into the world and attend classes sponsored by NETg. found this billboard as I was walking around looking for educational institutions and experiences. If you already know about Second Life, they are looking for instructors as this sign shows.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

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

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

mLevel

Bryan has had a distinguished career in corporate Learning & Development, including leadership roles with Skillsoft, Kaplan, AchieveGlobal and NETg.  He founded Game On! Recap from: Kapp Notes. We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. A.G.E.S.

I need your advice on learning profiles

The Learning Circuits

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.

consolidation continues - BlackBoard + WebCT & more.

The Learning Circuits

Now having gone through a "merger" myself (SkillSoft and SmartForce) it sounds like BlackBoard is really acquiring WebCT and it doesn't bode well for WebCT given that there is a tremendous amount of product overlap between the two companies (a similar comparision would be if SkillSoft and NETg, the leading providers in the corporate education space, merged). The Resulting Big Five: (forecasted annual revenue) SkillSoft $200M+ NETg $150M-200M? Wow, consolidation is running rampart in the eLearning space as everyone continues to merge or acquire.

SCORM: What you should be asking your LMS Vendor to be

eLearning 24-7

courses, for example MS Word 2007 from Skillsoft (or whomever)?  If they do not know what “off the shelf&# means,Exit stage right. : ) as in walk away…  Why is it important to find out if they have any or have they ever uploaded off the shelf 3rd party SCORM courses from another vendor (regardless of netg, skillsoft, elementK, whomever), because there may come a time, where you want a management or leadership course or a MS Word course and you do not want to build it. SCORM, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, AICC what does it all mean?  out there on the net for that.  Key Points.

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SCORM: What you should be asking your LMS Vendor to be

eLearning 24-7

courses, for example MS Word 2007 from Skillsoft (or whomever)?  If they do not know what “off the shelf&# means,Exit stage right. : ) as in walk away…  Why is it important to find out if they have any or have they ever uploaded off the shelf 3rd party SCORM courses from another vendor (regardless of netg, skillsoft, elementK, whomever), because there may come a time, where you want a management or leadership course or a MS Word course and you do not want to build it. SCORM, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, AICC what does it all mean?  out there on the net for that.  SCORM and AICC.

Customer Loyalty for Learners? How weird!

The Learning Circuits

Will we ever see this for Capella and University of Phoenix or Thompson NETg ? I love the stream of consciousness effect imparted by linking from one blog to another. It reminds me of the best part of the best classroom discussions; making new connections. Let me try to recreate a recent experience in a way that you can share. One minute I'm reading the Furrygoat experience (found because long ago I used his PocketFeed PocketPC RSS reader), the next minute I'm linked to Kathy Sierra (from the Head First books) for a discussion of thank you's for customer loyalty. Why not !

Learning as Art - the dream, the reality

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Its closer to our experience in the NETg tour the other day. the person from NETg was showing how they had created all these audio tracks and this whole room with comfy chairs for your avatar and you sat in the chair and clicked on the ball to hear the audio. Mark Oehlert is going through a metamorphasis, "noodling out" the idea of Learning as Art in his head and on his blog. Mark does some excellent noodling in his post on the topic. He's goes deep and so I can't comment on it all, but I highly recommend reading his post and thinking about it. In Mark's words. ".the

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

used to pitch up against some of the "big guys" -- NetG, SkillSoft -- who do some custom development, but the clients would choose our small shop because we provided better customer service. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 20, 2009 eLearning Brand Name Recognition? The eLearning industry is a weird beast. Its not really one beast at all. Maybe its a whole bunch of beasts. Or maybe its a fruit bowl instead. Or maybe the question was, what brand names come to mind when you think about eLearning? not How Well?

Merger mania in and around eLearning

The Learning Circuits

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.