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Virtual Corporate University : Thomson Netg

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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

Sorry Honeywell Employees. It's my fault!

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eLearning | 1990 | NETg -  NTU  -  SkillSoft  -  Stanford Online. Earlier this afternoon I installed a super new cool app on my Google Nexus 10, Look to the Future. The app allows me to examine the future and understand the collective net effect of my actions taken as a Honeywell senior technologist. My co-employees, please accept my apologies. Media 2.0

LinkedIn buys Lynda.com for $1.5 Billion, What Does it Mean for L&D and HR?

Learning on the Leading Edge

The online learning market all started back in 1998 by companies like Skillsoft, CBT Systems, NetG, DigitalThink (my alma mater), and Ninth House Networks. Last week LinkedIn announced the acquisition of Lynda.com , a pioneering online learning company known for high-quality, expert-led video instruction. So Lynda built out more corporate learning features and more business topics.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

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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.

Purchasing Courses for your LMS

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Hmm, let’s see NetG (back in the day), Skillsoft, Playback Media (not the new one out there, but another one – may the rest in peace), a few other shops and Rosetta Stone (yes, that Rosetta Stone). Before we jump into the topic, the blog will now be published every Friday. 61 years ago, if you were like many – okay like me, you probably weren’t born yet.  But for those who were they could go and get a dime novel and read the latest on whatever was their fancy.  The point being you had content to consume and content that was a building block to your learning.

Should Your Company Podcast? - NorthStarNerd.Org

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In early October I attended Thomson NETgs strategic customer council meeting. Sincerely, Ben Ben Watson VP, Collaboration Thomson NETg Posted by: Ben Watson (Thomson NETg) | November 10, 2006 at 10:48 AM Verify your Comment Previewing your Comment Posted by: | This is only a preview. One of the guest presenters was John Havens from the New York Times About.Com web service.

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FocusOn Learning 2016 Presents “Microlearning: The Ideal Partner for Mobile”

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He was a member of the leadership teams for Skillsoft, NETg, Kaplan Financial, and AchieveGlobal, among others. Delivering mobile learning presents a challenge to any organization, given the smaller form factor and the fact that learners don’t want to stare at their screens for extended periods of time. This session will explain why microlearning (i.e. breaking information into bite-sized chunks) is the ideal partner for mobile. Registration:   https://www.elearningguild.com/transactions6/index.cfm?tid=541&selection=doc.4211. tid=541&selection=doc.4211. About Jordan Fladell.

Vidipedia. A Video Encyclopedia - NorthStarNerd.Org

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Video Encyclopedia Dean Brown from Thomson NETg pointed me to a very cool new web service, Vidipedia. NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Panel Discussion in Second Life | Main | CERT / Carnegie Mellon Security Podcast » February 28, 2007 Vidipedia.

Second Life Training (get a life!) - NorthStarNerd.Org

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if Ole wanted to upgrade his software skills, he could skip on over to Thomson NETgs advanced software skills complex! Doug Bassett of NETg) What Is Second Life If you have been wondering what this is all about. NETg has built an actual virtual training center in SecondLife. Some of you may remember that my avatars name in Second Life is Ole Northmead. Software Complex Training Tour (youtube screencast) Your Tour Guides Second Life Initiative (i.e. if nothing else, watch the youtube screencast. Your comment has not yet been posted. Your comment could not be posted.

Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Skillsoft acquired Smartforce, NetG, ElementK, Mindleaders, Books24x7 and other smaller content providers. A bang just went off in the corporate training and HR market. One of the largest training content company (Skillsoft) just finalized the acquisition of one of the largest and most pioneering learning platform companies (SumTotal Systems). In some ways this is like the makers of peanut butter and jelly buying the bakers of bread. The whole "sandwich" now comes from the same company. One could call it "SkillTotal."). "). Scale brings value in many ways.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

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?

Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Skillsoft acquired Smartforce, NetG, ElementK, Mindleaders, Books24x7 and other smaller content providers. A bang just went off in the corporate training and HR market. One of the largest training content companies (Skillsoft) just finalized the acquisition of one of the largest learning platform companies (SumTotal Systems). In some ways this is like the makers of peanut butter and jelly buying the bakers of bread. The whole "sandwich" now comes from the same company. One could call it "SkillTotal."). "). The combined company has a new level of scale. Synergies.

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

Skillsoft acquires Mindleaders: E-Learning Market Undergoing Major Change

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This acquisition comes after Skillsoft's acquisition of ElementK and 50 Lessons in 2011, and a string of other acquisitions including the acquisition of Books24x7, NetG, and other smaller content providers during the years. This week another little bomb dropped in the corporate training market. What does this mean to the $ 13 billion corporate learning market ? 1. What is a MOOC?

Skillsoft acquires Mindleaders: E-Learning Market Undergoing Major Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

This acquisition comes after Skillsoft's acquisition of ElementK and 50 Lessons in 2011, and a string of other acquisitions including the acquisition of Books24x7, NetG, and other smaller content providers during the years. This week another little bomb dropped in the corporate training market. What does this mean to the $ 13 billion corporate learning market ? 1. What is a MOOC?

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

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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.

CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

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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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EDT , sponsored by Thomson/NETg and CLO magazine. Panelists include Jim L'Allier, chief learning officer and VP for research and development at NETg, and Steve Mosley, director of training and employee development for Alltel. Free Web seminars in June. Creativity and Innovation: Keys to Corporate Growth". On June 16th at 1 p.m. EDT , entrepreneur, psychologist, and attorney Dr. Jerry Cahn will discuss how to "understand the relationship between creativity and innovation, stimulate employee creativity, develop a business case for innovation, [and] build an innovative culture."

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.

Seeking Apples and Amazons in the Learning Content Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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The CLO Position: Critical Issues and Changing Roles April 13 , 2005 at 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific Presented by: Jim L'Allier, Chief Learning Officer and Vice President, research and development, NETg, a Thomson Learning Company and Susan Resner, Vice President, ITG Competency Group "In addition to reviewing results of a CLO survey on the future of learning, this highly interactive e-seminar will help learning professionals benchmark their own skills, qualifications and career objectives against their corporate peers.

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?

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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.

Second Life - The Saga Continues - NorthStarNerd.Org

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Slide #1: Intro Slide #9: Thomson NETg Virtual Training Center Slide #18: BMW Slide #21: Abbott's Aerodrome Slide #31: Space & Science Museum Slide #37: Reuters Slide #41: Second Life Search Commands Slide #49: PA Consulting Slide #55: PA Consulting: Smart House Slide #61: PA Consulting: Demo Island Slide #66: PA Consulting: Security Demo Slide #70: PA Consulting: Boom! They are: Doug Bassett, a software engineer from Thomson NETg   Claus Nehmzow and Marco Tippmer from PA Consulting Both organizations have heavy presences within SL, and personally helped tutor me.

Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Skillsoft acquired Smartforce, NetG, ElementK, Mindleaders, Books24x7 and other smaller content providers. A bang just went off in the corporate training and HR market. One of the largest training content companies (Skillsoft) just finalized the acquisition of one of the largest learning platform companies (SumTotal Systems). In some ways this is like the makers of peanut butter and jelly buying the bakers of bread. The whole "sandwich" now comes from the same company. One could call it "SkillTotal."). "). The combined company has a new level of scale. Synergies.

Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Skillsoft acquired Smartforce, NetG, ElementK, Mindleaders, Books24x7 and other smaller content providers. A bang just went off in the corporate training and HR market. One of the largest training content companies (Skillsoft) just finalized the acquisition of one of the largest learning platform companies (SumTotal Systems). In some ways this is like the makers of peanut butter and jelly buying the bakers of bread. The whole "sandwich" now comes from the same company. One could call it "SkillTotal."). "). The combined company has a new level of scale. Synergies.

Blogs, Wikis, and Bears. Oh My! - NorthStarNerd.Org

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NorthStarNerd.Org Dedicated to open access sharing of knowledge - Your host: Rich Hoeg Blog Engineering Learning Nerd TV Nerd Tweets Nordic Skiing Site Map Tutorials « Better Searches | Main | Learning Resources. Browse or Search » November 07, 2006 Blogs, Wikis, and Bears. Oh My! This past March I turned 50 years old. What was my first half century like? Lets see. Thus my nickname.