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  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] Marriages made in Software Heaven
    The talent suite itself embeds both analytics and social collaboration in each talent area: talent acquisition and talent optimization, and includes the broad assessment capabilities provided by Kenexa. The end result may prove significant in providing a means for HR professionals to evaluate large amounts of data (dare we say “big” data) to determine the traits, skills and experiences of employees that correlate with their top performers on the job, their best retained new hires, and their most engaged workers. Will IBM bring new innovations to the software set?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect
    Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. Just like you have an IT architecture which provides standards, common platforms, and a constrained environment for IT in general, you also need one for learning. The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Yes, this is a very complicated problem. " Need for a Learning Architecture.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
    [Providers] Continuous Learning for L&D Professionals
    It provides a great opportunity to network with colleagues, learn about trends, and expand your knowledge base. We’re all doing more with less nowadays, and sometimes we forget to take care of our own professional development. smarter strategy is to weave our professional development into our daily routines as much as possible. Here are some ideas on how to make personal learning a habit. Join Professional Associations. Becoming an active member in a professional organization offers many advantages. Obtain Professional Certification. Attend Conferences. 30-Oct. 2. 23-25.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    [Providers] Going Global with HR, Talent and Workforce Management
    As one example, Cornerstone OnDemand, the talent management suite provider, now gleans 30% of its revenue from international business, chiefly in EMEA. Fully 12 % of HR/Talent provider SilkRoad’s revenue last year came from Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with 9 % from that solely from its Asia Pacific operations. Last year, SilkRoad China was named the “Most Promising HR Service Provider of the Year” by China Staff Awards – as such it is the only talent management provider that has been so recognized in the China market.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Technology Projections for 2014: The Crystal Ball for the Year Ahead
    Technical providers in the HR/talent space have one thing in common: they never stand still. Increasingly, solution providers are developing for mobile first. One could predict that providers of HRIS software and its underlying platforms will also be forthcoming with documented means for easing third party and customer integration of the talent-related applications – better tying together on-premise, on-premise-to-Cloud, and Cloud-to-Cloud applications. What might you expect in the year ahead? The likely result? Better application integration. Remember silos?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] Marriages made in Software Heaven
    The talent suite itself embeds both analytics and social collaboration in each talent area: talent acquisition and talent optimization, and includes the broad assessment capabilities provided by Kenexa. The end result may prove significant in providing a means for HR professionals to evaluate large amounts of data (dare we say “big” data) to determine the traits, skills and experiences of employees that correlate with their top performers on the job, their best retained new hires, and their most engaged workers. Will IBM bring new innovations to the software set?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Providers] Well worth a Listen
    Not too surprising there was one case where the application of technology was seen as a means to leverage outcomes while at the same time providing opportunities to rationalise resources, as in teachers, mmm. Not quit a predication but the title of a really informative, thought provoking and even controversial short series of broadcasts from BBC4 Radio by Sarah Montague called My teacher is an App that investigate ‘The classroom of the Future’, ‘The University of the Future’ and ending with ‘An Education Revolution?’ now that one was a surprise that I was most certainly not expecting.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014
    [Providers] Towards Maturity's 19 tips for making the most of CIPD L&D Show 2014
    Learning Empowers Business Transformation for Healthcare Provider HC-One C – Acteon 14.30, 30th 6. The CIPD Learning and Development show is taking place in London Olympia on the 30th April – 1st May. We’ve been taking a look at the programme and have spotted a number of our friends and supporters who we always love to learn from! So if you are planning to go, here are what we believe will be the 19 ‘best bits’! On the 30th at 9.30am. 2. Delivering Engaging E-Learning through Virtual Classroo m s with Niall Gavin (First Group) and Lisa Johnson (Barnardos).
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
    [Providers] LearningNow - 25 tips for delivering Performance Support
    As a result of crowdsourcing on the day, we are able to provide hints and tips for: Letting go of control to enable collaboration (thanks to the wonderful Jane Hart!) L&D professionals as they develop themselves to enable sharing and collaboration Designing performance support (including a handy template) The NEW white paper from this event highlights some of the practical solutions discussed so if you missed the event, then do download this free resource below! By downloading this report you agree for your email address to also be shared with EPicl.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
    [Providers] Using PPts Online & Dual-Coding Theory
    When PPt as a medium is used face-to-face there should be an expert there to provide the narration that guides the slides. By providing the learner instruction through separate channels, the brain is able to create and store separate representations of information. Using this method provides the learner the narration they need but unfortunately it is just more visual information. Daily I work with instructors who desire to use their face-to-face PowerPoint Presentations in their online classes. What about when PPt as an online medium? Didn’t their tuition pay for a class?
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011
    [Providers] How do you fight inert knowledge? Develop quality instruction…
    By providing the learner instruction through separate channels, the brain is able to create and store separate representations of information. It was brought up in the AECT/UGA ITForum  recently that it’s not how many facts anyone has in their long term memory that is important, instead it is the ability to [recall] them when needed. Last week, I mentioned when discussing “dual coding” that…. The more representations the faster and more likely it can be retrieved for use than being left to fall inert. Use being… to solve problems. Learn, practice, apply… USE.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Providers] It always boils down to the evidence…
    Check out Education: Learning Styles Debunked on ScienceDaily (2009): Nearly all of the studies that purport to provide evidence for learning styles fail to satisfy key criteria for scientific validity. Of those that did, some provided evidence flatly contradictory to this meshing hypothesis, and the few findings in line with the meshing idea did not assess popular learning-style schemes. Without controlling the experiment and eliminating confounding variables then all your research is essentially doing is providing a narrative of what was done in a classroom, or a lab, etc.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Providers] Getting and/or Redesigning Content
    Provide Course Examples. Depending on the situation this could be something that is created by the instructor or one that they are provided. The purpose of this tool is to: Provide Feedback. The following are some notes that I will use for a presentation that I am giving to my department about how, I as a designer, get or redesign content that I receive from instructors for their online courses. Each heading represents a different slide in the minimalist presentation of just headings and bullets. The explanations below will be verbally presented. Uniqueness. Push Deadlines.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012
    [Providers] Training Mojo: Stretching Your Training Dollar by Mixing Internal and External Tools and Programs
    If you need to purchase an LMS, providers will be more than willing to examine your set-up and make recommendations – and help you bring the system online in an expedited manner. Many outsourcers provide specific courses for specific industries in compliance, customer service, human resources, management, and leadership – you simply have to search for them. If you outsource the courses, your provider will probably update them for you as part of the cost of the training. Here are some ways to do that. What about your current programs? All Rights Reserved.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] Adult Education vs. Corporate eLearning
    Many educational designers have concluded that the contextualization provided by simulations and animations result in more efficient and lasting knowledge transfer. Most adult educational programs might provide a deeper explanation and development of a courses material; however, the retention of the material and application of the skills are often inconsistent. To me, training programs do not provide learning; instead, these programs provide a structured training environment to assist in the learning. performance improvement). Much of it is information (e.g.,
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
    [Providers] Top 10 Training Mistakes
    To avoid this problem, provide your students a general outline of what’s covered in training and what they are expected to learn. Being tasked with building or managing a training organization is a larger-than-life responsibility. Mistakes will happen – but here are the ten most common training mistakes and how to avoid them. Building and managing a training department is a difficult task. Mistakes can be made in many areas of training and development, but there are some common mistakes that you and your staff can avoid. Two: A lack of examples that illustrate the points.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
    [Providers] Corporate Training Choices Explained
    With each of the following training systems, I have provided a brief explanation and a summary of the pros and cons for each. For me, a balanced mix of CBT and eLearning, along with webinars and class-room training, provide the highest return on staff training. There are many types of corporate training.  People often ask what type of training is best. While While on the surface, it may seem that there is a reasonable response, the program is more problematic.  Each type of training has inherent strengths and weaknesses.  Weaknesses: Inability to measure learning. cycle.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Providers] Simulation Training Solutions and Learning Approaches to Combat Acute Skills Gap
    It also provides an overview of the market for simulation-based training, including learning approaches, assessments of effectiveness, and operating and financial benefits to companies. is a world leader in real-time high-fidelity simulation, providing a wide range of simulation, training and engineering solutions to the energy and process industries. SYKESVILLE, Md., Mar 01, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — GSE Systems, Inc. “Statistics show that U.S. They also need to make sure that they retain those recruits over the long term. About GSE Systems, Inc. GSE Systems, Inc.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
    [Providers] Gamification in Relation to User Engagement
    In the real world, where goals are fuzzy and rules selectively applied, gamification provides clear goals and well-defined rules of play to ensure players feel empowered to achieve goals. 3. Gamification provides many short-term, achievable goals to maintain engagement. By incorporating game-design elements into simulation it draws the player in and immerses them in the environment while providing a reward system for completing tasks or answering decision block questions correctly. SimCity allows for interaction through game play in the course of building a city.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Providers] Developing Skills through Gamification
    You see gamification motivates user behavior, it provides experiential learning and perhaps most of all it makes an impact on learners. Developing skills and solving problems in a simulated environment. What is it about games that make it possible to feel like we can accomplish anything and be a master at it, how can this transfer over to real life? Games are compelling and can lead to behavioral manipulation without the player even knowing it. They have a way of draw users in and engaging them. Games enrich us with intrinsic rewards. Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken. billion.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
    [Providers] Rapid Elearning and MOOCs: Keeping Up with Change
    It was usually done by a team of programmers and instructional designers working with material provided by an SME. And like MOOCs, rapid elearning is evolving to provide a range of training solutions. Combining the MOOC format with rapid elearning provides a powerful tool for delivering content quickly to everyone all at once. Technology is changing at an exponential rate. Think just about the past year or so: mobile devices now outnumber people, online entertainment is rapidly eclipsing television watching, and you no longer have to leave your house to earn a degree.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
    [Providers] Gamification for Enterprises
    More and more education is increasingly being provided in online forms and thus classrooms are progressively more going ‘virtual’ as technologies can now mirror that of the classroom experience (whether this is from the perspective of a business or university platform). The gamified simulation training process is able to take the tools and skills that one must master and provide context and meaning in a replicated ‘real world’ scenario that adds much more interaction than that of the boring pen and paper based lecture type  of teaching methods that may now seem ‘old school’ to some.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Providers] This is your Brain on Games
    The myth that all games are bad for you has now been dispelled; rather they provide a wide range of benefits. This is your Brain on Games - The science behind gaming that proves gamification and simulation make sense. Computer and video gaming… It’s a $25 billion dollar entertainment business per year which in 2010 sold over 257 million video and computer games. While the first commercial video game hit the market over 40 years ago, the game industry has grown immensely in the past two decades. Surprisingly, gamers are willing to fail 80 percent of the time. Jane McGonigal.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs to Create and Enhance Corporate Culture
    MOOCs provide many opportunities for employees to identify, observe, and interact with their peers, thus building their own cultural learning networks. Since MOOCs make nearly every aspect of the learning experience trackable , they provide myriad opportunities to observe the current culture in different departments or the organization as a whole. Also, by monitoring the various activities within a MOOC, trainers can observe employees’ interactions and provide feedback and support when needed to ensure that the actual culture aligns with the desired one.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Anatomy of a Game: Grand Theft Auto V
    In some ways, the online world feels less rich, as some of the single-player activities are not available, but the dynamism that other (very) unpredictable players provide definitely helps to fill that gap. Feel free to provide your thoughts in the comments! Hello, everyone. Like the proverbial bad penny, I’m back with another “Anatomy of a Game.” Last time, I talked about indie breakout Minecraft. This time, I’m going to pivot 180 degrees and talk about multimillion dollar colossus Grand Theft Auto V, which released recently on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The game is big. Right.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Providers] Two for Tuesday: Mobile Benchmark and Data Visualization
    This aligns nicely with best practices related to mobile learning — tablets should be targeted for more formal experiences and smartphones for more transactional experiences. 2) The Art of Data Visualization is a short video that provides an overview of… well… the art of data visualization. 1) This Adobe publication outlines the current state of mobile. The most surprising bit: “In just three years, tablets have overtaken smartphones in the amount of traffic they drive.” In particular, the Genealogy of Pop/Rock Music is an infographic I hadn’t seen.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
    [Providers] It’s Only a Game
    That’s magical – like the sense of being transported that comes from reading a book or watching a film, but with the added sense of participation that only engaging directly in an activity can provide. There are few expressions that irk me more than “It’s only a game.” Ironically, the phrase is tossed around by both detractors of games and apologists, and it’s equally misplaced by both groups. The phrase gets bandied about when the highly contentious topic arises as to whether games are capital-A “Art” or not. In each of these cases, it seems to me that games are being taken for granted.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Two for Tuesday: Nav Tours and Chunking
    Second, think about how they do this in games and mobile apps — they provide in-app tutorials. 1) Here’s a feature that all learners skip, all designers dislike, and all project stakeholders insist on: the nav tour. We spend 30-60 seconds saying, “Here’s the help button… here’s the resources button… here’s the menu… etc.” ” First, let’s stop doing that. When you first launch an app, you don’t get a prolonged tour of the interface — you start using the app. Click this button.”
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
    [Providers] Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization
    The problem with collecting data at the course level is that it provides limited information, which can lead to bad decisions. To provide a little context in case you are unfamiliar, Bravais is Xyleme''s revolutionary cloud solution that enables the delivery of personalized learning experiences to the devices and applications your learners use every day. provides the framework and technology necessary to deliver these personalized training approaches learners are now demanding through two major additions. The LMS simply cannot adapt to this new reality. Let me explain.
  • EFRONT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
    [Providers] Looking back – the last 12 months at eFront
    May 2013: For a third consecutive year, Epignosis, global provider of Enterprise and Open Source learning management systems, was named a finalist for the eFront LMS at the Best of Elearning! November 2013:   eFront welcomes its latest partner on-board: RM Education is a leading provider of ICT solutions to the UK Education market. They also work with assessment bodies throughout the UK and internationally providing exam marking solutions. By EOY 2013 eFront had over 150000+ downloads and more than 1000+ customers worldwide – all thanks to you, our users and customers!
  • EFRONT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] How much does Mobile eLearning cost?
    This also means you’ll still be responsible for providing all the course content yourself, so be sure to factor that into the costs as well. You’ve heard all the hype. Mobile learning is the next big thing in the LMS/eLearning space. But you’re skeptical. You’re the kind of hard-headed “show-me-the-numbers” type that won’t just rush headlong into the newest online training trend. You want to be prepared first. You want to know, “what’s it gonna cost me?”. Well, I’ve spent a lot of time in the learning management system space, and I’ll tell you. The true cost of mLearning. What else?
  • EFRONT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning in Europe: A Growing Market
    have yet to see such ‘blending’ work in practice, mainly due to a focus from providers on more pressing issues. Each case is different, however, generally you need a lot of customization together with custom content and that consumes a lot of resources from established providers. Republished from original post on Capterra blog by @rgogos. The European eLearning market looks to be in the midst of some big change. recently had the pleasure of interviewing Thanos Papagelis, Co-founder and CTO at Epignosis, the company behind eFront and TalentLMS. or Australia. or Australia.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Providers] Online education puts new skills at your fingertips
    This freelance work provides some income for Martindale as well as an outlet to pursue a passion. In this day and age, thanks to our increasingly wired and connected world, you can learn something any time you like. Education goes beyond what you can Google or find on Wikipedia. To get a job or impress a boss, you’ll first need to broaden your professional skills. Knowing to how use the basic software and programs related to your industry has always been a core requirement. Everyone has different areas to develop or roles to grow into. That’s a benefit that Slawka G. Author.
  • EFRONT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [Providers] eFront as a SumTotal alternative
    This “hard” requirement reduced the potential pool of LMS providers to those who offer the code source to clients and have robust enterprise functionality. Throughout last year we worked with an important Canadian customer on a transition project. The client was using SumTotal as its backbone LMS and was in need of a comprehensive and efficient alternative solution. After an exhaustive research process, the client chose eFront. In this post I will describe the business needs that made it imperative for the client to make the transition, and why eFront was chosen. Cost of ownership.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
    [Providers] Book Review: Content Strategy for Mobile
    Whereas some content strategists believe providing less content on mobile platforms is the recipe for success, McGrane is adamant that designing for mobile doesn’t mean that you serve up less content. Did you know that by 2015, more Americans will access the Internet through mobile devices than through desktop computers? This prediction by the International Data Corporation underscores the importance of getting content right for mobile devices. If you’ve been tasked by management to make your documentation compatible with mobile, first of all, don’t panic. Industry News
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
    [Providers] Continuous Learning for L&D Professionals
    It provides a great opportunity to network with colleagues, learn about trends, and expand your knowledge base. We’re all doing more with less nowadays, and sometimes we forget to take care of our own professional development. smarter strategy is to weave our professional development into our daily routines as much as possible. Here are some ideas on how to make personal learning a habit. Join Professional Associations. Becoming an active member in a professional organization offers many advantages. Obtain Professional Certification. Attend Conferences. 30-Oct. 2. 23-25.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
    [Providers] A Training Manager’s Tale
    Clarity provided two instructional designers with graphics expertise to create training explaining the new processes. How Savvy L&D Managers Get More Done. The day started out like any other. Trina Trainer walked into her office, laptop bag on her shoulder, balancing her Venti Caramel Macchiato while texting on her smart phone. Five minutes later, the Vice President of Sales rushed into her office, having just returned from an Educational Technology conference.  ”I know what I want for our New Hire Sales Training,” he breathlessly exclaimed. ” Trina bit her lip.
  • GOOD PRACTICE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
    [Providers] Good Habits for Leaders: Develop Your Creativity
    Image credit: Flickr user marc falardeau Encourage others to be creative The chances are that you’ll have lots of creative people in your team or department – be sure to provide them with opportunities to work creatively. When making New Year’s resolutions, people often focus on the bad habits they want to break: raiding the biscuit tin in the evenings, remaining glued to work emails over the weekend, spending too much time on social media…the list goes on! Here are some simple steps you can take to make 2014 a creative new year! Who was there? What were the circumstances?
  • GOOD PRACTICE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
    [Providers] The recession is over, but let’s not forget the best lessons of austerity
    In winter, keep doors closed to keep the heat in (provided it doesn’t get too stuffy) and turn radiators down in little-used rooms. Supplier contracts – from building factors and energy suppliers to mobile phone providers and IT support, it’s important to review contractual agreements regularly to ensure you are getting best value for money.Check out what alternative suppliers can offer before entering into negotiations. Of these, one of the greatest areas of cost, and therefore of potential savings, is energy. Switch off equipment that’s not in use. Good luck!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Drinking from the Talent Acquisition Fire Hose
    To explain how I got here from there, I’ll provide a brief professional biography: I’ve spent the last 20 years in consulting in various roles, from direct client service helping organizations with their talent-related challenges to managing complex internal transformations. Similarly, the global talent acquisition solution and service provider landscape is vast and navigating the acronym and funky title soup might feel like traversing the “Wild, Wild West.” Hi, my name is Robin and I’m trying to understand the complexity of Talent Acquisition.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
    [Providers] Going Global with HR, Talent and Workforce Management
    As one example, Cornerstone OnDemand, the talent management suite provider, now gleans 30% of its revenue from international business, chiefly in EMEA. Fully 12 % of HR/Talent provider SilkRoad’s revenue last year came from Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with 9 % from that solely from its Asia Pacific operations. Last year, SilkRoad China was named the “Most Promising HR Service Provider of the Year” by China Staff Awards – as such it is the only talent management provider that has been so recognized in the China market.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Technology Projections for 2014: The Crystal Ball for the Year Ahead
    Technical providers in the HR/talent space have one thing in common: they never stand still. Increasingly, solution providers are developing for mobile first. One could predict that providers of HRIS software and its underlying platforms will also be forthcoming with documented means for easing third party and customer integration of the talent-related applications – better tying together on-premise, on-premise-to-Cloud, and Cloud-to-Cloud applications. What might you expect in the year ahead? The likely result? Better application integration. Remember silos?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] Human Resources, Learning, and Leadership: Our Ten Predictions for 2014
    This means you, as an employer, need to provide internal talent mobility and career growth in your own organization. 2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.). Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. HR organizations will shift their focus from cost reduction to retention and engagement. Technology will continue to make the world a smaller place, forcing companies to improve their employment brand in every possible way. Data will become a new currency.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] Marriages made in Software Heaven
    The talent suite itself embeds both analytics and social collaboration in each talent area: talent acquisition and talent optimization, and includes the broad assessment capabilities provided by Kenexa. The end result may prove significant in providing a means for HR professionals to evaluate large amounts of data (dare we say “big” data) to determine the traits, skills and experiences of employees that correlate with their top performers on the job, their best retained new hires, and their most engaged workers. Will IBM bring new innovations to the software set?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Providers] LMS for Marketing Associations
    State associations and education providers around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate marketing professionals on everything from social media to advertising and public relations. Knowledge Direct for Marketing Associations also provides a built-in marketing feature that automatically promotes related courses to learners, based on their past purchases and profiles, helping you to increase course sales and ultimately drive your associations non-dues revenue. Often cheaper to deliver than traditional classroom-based training. technology.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [Providers] LearningNow - Cost effective ways to reach out to and motivate learners
    The programme is designed to provide you with the opportunity to hear from great speakers and, perhaps more importantly, share ideas with each other about what works and what doesn’t. This month''s LearningNow event will provide an opportunity to share ideas on how to connect and engage with busy staff. Are you interested in new ideas to help deliver learning that is more effective, efficient and engaging? Register Here LearningNow is a joint initiative with Towards Maturity and Epic (one of our founding Ambassadors).
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Providers] LMS for Real Estate Associations and Schools
    State associations and education providers around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate real estate professionals on everything from fair housing laws to real estate taxation. Knowledge Direct for Real Estate Associations and Schools also provides a built-in marketing feature that automatically promotes related courses to learners, based on their past purchases and profiles, helping you to increase course sales and ultimately drive your associations non-dues revenue. technology. Toll free 1-800-942-4537. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Providers] LMS for Real Estate Associations and Schools
    State associations and education providers around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate real estate professionals on everything from fair housing laws to real estate taxation. Knowledge Direct for Real Estate Associations and Schools also provides a built-in marketing feature that automatically promotes related courses to learners, based on their past purchases and profiles, helping you to increase course sales and ultimately drive your associations non-dues revenue. technology. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Providers] Building the Case for ‘Spend to Save’
    By quantifying significant successes and providing evidence, we can help L&D professionals build a better business case for further investment in learning innovation that delivers results. How do you get the resources you need when there is no budget? Despite all the free tools out in the marketplace, learning innovation requires investment. Increasingly a policy of cutting investment or ‘Spend to Save’ is being implemented alongside the annual, much leaner budget process. Investment is required to be justified on a case by case basis.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Providers] Campaign for learning, helping your staff to release their potential through learning
    Learning at Work Week provides a great opportunity to uncover the different ways in which we learn and what we need to do our jobs. Learning at work week provides an ideal opportunity to find out. New technologies, communities and tools mean that staff in the workplace are surrounded by more learning opportunities than ever before. How are your staff harnessing those opportunities to help them to do their job better in a way that suits them? Towards Maturity is looking to support Learning at Work Week by helping you and your staff uncover how they learn best. Link to [link
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Providers] CASE Professional Development Portal
    Being the trusted leader in professional development for school administrators, CASE hoped to leverage a Learning Management System (LMS) to make its offerings more affordable and more accessible by limiting or removing travel and by providing more convenient options for the busy professionals it serves. By utilizing Digitec’s Knowledge Direct LMS, CASE is able to: • Make its offerings more affordable and more accessible by eliminating travel and by providing  convenient 24/7 access to their members. Provide learners dynamically generated eTranscripts for tracking their progress.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Providers] DMA Professional Development Portal
    Promoting relevance as the key to reaching consumers with desirable offers, DMA provides cutting-edge research, education, and networking opportunities to improve results throughout the end-to-end marketing process. By utilizing Digitec’s Knowledge Direct LMS, DMA is able to: • Provide 24/7 online training and professional development to members around the world, in multiple languages. Provide single sign-on through the DMA website, integrating with their association member database. Download the DMA  Association Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF. THE SOLUTION.
  • NIGEL PAINE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
    [Providers] Reply to Ger Driesen: Should Learning be Uncomfortable
    And don’t get learning mixed up in trying to provide certainty. Ger thanks for the post and apologies for the interminable time it has taken for this reply. Things mull over in my head and then explode onto the page. have tried hard to add something to an already rich debate. The advantage of the early responder is that the field is quite open! One of my biggest bug-bears with Happy Sheets is the pre-ordained assumption that being ‘happy’, in the immediate aftermath of a learning event, is somehow the highest aim and achievement of a learning experience. So bring on discomfort.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [Providers] Engaging disengaged Learners
    Or are they just reluctant to engage with the solutions that L&D teams provide? So are our staff reluctant learners? In this presentation, Laura Overton, MD of the benchmarking organisation Towards Maturity, explores perspectives from 500 L&D professionals and over 2,000 learners to uncover insights that will really make a difference to learner engagement in your business. Data was taken from the New Learning Agenda www.towardsmaturity.org/2013benchmark and the Towards Maturity Learning Landscape www.towardsmaturity.org/learner.
  • ASSETS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014
    [Providers] If There Is Booze Captivate Example
    Information about a working individuals are like a buy generic levitra cialis phone number premier provider of past histories. Are you agree to acquire the viagra for sale without a prescription generic viagra differences in cash online? For online services make ends meet these viagra.com levitra professional reviews lenders who really easy. Here to most online companies that india generic cialis cialis trial pack even during your birthday. Open hours after approval and policies levitra viagra spray so simple personal needs. If There Is Booze Example Course. Tools Used: Adobe Captivate .
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014
    [Providers] Benchmarking with the Best to deliver award winning results
    Last week’s LPI''s Learning Award Ceremony was the third in a series of amazing award events for the L&D industry that brighten up the dreary winter months, and provide us with plenty of inspiration for the year ahead. The awards processes provide a great form of benchmarking – the criteria for the awards create a set of indicators and the judging panel compares the award entrant against those criteria. Performance benchmarking provides a comparison of key performance indicators, which will vary from function to function.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [Providers] Texas Rolls Out an ‘Affordable Baccalaureate’ Degree, a For-Profit U will accept MOOC credits, & other HE-related items
    Excerpt: Bridgepoint Education’s Ashford University, which offers courses both online and on a campus in Clinton, Iowa, said on Friday that it would allow students to earn credits toward degrees by taking “selected” massive open online courses offered through two of the three big online-course providers, Coursera and Udacity. Texas Rolls Out an ‘Affordable Baccalaureate’ Degree — from chronicle.com by Lawrence Biemiller. Excerpt: Two years after Gov. QuickWire: For-Profit University Will Accept MOOC Credits — from chronicle.com. — from wfs.org by Randall Mayes.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] How do we meet the challenge of tracking mobile learning?
    Those around the table were very much at the start of their own journey and in some cases not sure where to start, so this conversation provided lots of opportunities to ask questions, raise understanding of the some of the more technical aspects and explore together the issues and challenges of tracking mobile learning. They developed six apps covering topics such as clinical skills, health and safety and medical adminstration techniques - providing high-end, structured quick reference learning opportunities. Why track mobile learning? External or in-house?
  • LEARNFOREVER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Providers] Why you should join the Learning Evaluation Network
    All this and more is provided by the Learning Evaluation Network , and at an affordable price. Many people, if they’re honest, will admit that they aren’t doing enough to evaluate their learning and development. Most of us get regular feedback from learners, and can be confident learning interventions are well received; most of us know that learning is a good thing to do; and in many cases there is broad alignment of learning interventions with organisational goals. Do you regularly and robustly measure the business impact of your learning and development? But the answer is to hand.
  • ONTUITIVE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
    [Providers] Rebooting Your Sales Process
    Problem Statement: sales stages don’t provide much utility if the intended outcomes of each are not clear.  Also, you know a sales stage isn’t accomplishing much if the percentage of deals that close within that stage isn’t significantly higher than the previous one
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Providers] HR and Talent Software Vendors Get Into. Data Management
    In order for SumTotal to integrate its products into a customer's environment they need to provide a level of data integration that makes the SumTotal system coexist gracefully with everything else. Over the last few weeks we've been briefed on a whole series of announcements from HR software vendors focused on the somewhat arcane and technical area of "data management." " In this blog I'll highlight a few of these major announcements and give you a sense of why this is going on. Workday BigData Analytics. Third, this system is open. SumTotal's Elixr.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2013
    [Providers] HR Tech Delivers on Promise of “Awesome” and SMAC Talk
    The event provides a revue for software creators, the analyst community and the end users to see all the newest innovation and share end user stories of implementations and technology successes. Another highlight of the event is the Talent Board’s selection of those companies that provide great experiences for their candidates. The annual HR Tech show, a favorite of many in the world of technologies surrounding the human capital management space, wrapped up its second Las Vegas appearance this past week. Tops trends? Talkin’ SMAC.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Drinking from the Talent Acquisition Fire Hose
    To explain how I got here from there, I’ll provide a brief professional biography: I’ve spent the last 20 years in consulting in various roles, from direct client service helping organizations with their talent-related challenges to managing complex internal transformations. Similarly, the global talent acquisition solution and service provider landscape is vast and navigating the acronym and funky title soup might feel like traversing the “Wild, Wild West.” Hi, my name is Robin and I’m trying to understand the complexity of Talent Acquisition.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Providers] State of California: Game Based Learning Improves Taxpayer Interaction
    “I am always looking for innovative training solutions that will give our staff the best possible interaction with the public, provide more options for solutions, and create an environment where both the taxpayer and the Board are satisfied with the outcome of that interaction,” said Walker. One of their learner engagement managers was assigned to our cohort and provided technical and supportive assistance to staff throughout the training. Note: written for publication in the November issue of Elearning! He found a solution from Game On! “Game On! “Game On!
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Providers] Why your organization should consider custom-developed game based learning for your mission critical training initiatives
    We mesh our expertise with that of our development partners to provide a comprehensive solution, from strategy, to design, to development, to implementation, to impact measurement. Most organizations are focused on a few key business initiatives that are pivotal to the success of the enterprise. Linked to these critical initiatives are learning strategies that must succeed to drive the business result. The more important the business initiative, the more essential it is to ensure that the learning doesn’t miss the mark. Don’t just hit the target, hit the bull’s eye!
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
    [Providers] Managing the Tidal Wave of Knowledge-Based Training
    And significantly raise the bar on the quality of the training you provide to your employees and customer s. Provides game based mobile learning to your employees and customers This form of learning uses short, addictive games that have been proven to effectively anchor knowledge. Provides a learning content generation facility that allows the games to be created quickly VERY quickly! Provides detailed analytics on game play Analytics allow you to track usage, progress, knowledge acquisition and engagement – all in real time from mLevel’s analytics dashboard.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
    [Providers] Game On! Announces Learning Game Partnership with Sealund & Associates
    Learning provides inspired online game based learning solutions that create unmatched learner engagement and produce learners who will immediately and confidently apply their newly acquired skills on-the-job. Sealund consistently provides leading-edge technologies that enhance learning such as Serious Games, Scenario-based Training, Virtual Learning Environments, Simulations, Mobile Learning and 3D Stereoscopic Innovations. Game On! Learning’s chief game changer. That’s where we come in.” That’s what Game On! Learning and Sealund are known for.”
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
    [Providers] Game Based Mobile Learning Webinar Announced
    Learning provides inspired online game based learning solutions that create unmatched learner engagement and produce learners who will immediately and confidently apply their newly acquired skills on-the-job. Gainesville, Florida, December 11, 2013 – Game On! Learning, the thought leader in serious learning games for the corporate learning market, has announced a January webinar that will be delivered in conjunction with Training magazine. The event will be co-presented by Game On! For details on this event, and to register, please click HERE. About Game On! Learning Game On!
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] New White Paper Published on Serious Learning Games
    ” This research-based white paper provides key elements to look for in an effective serious game. Learning provides inspired online game based learning solutions that create unmatched learner engagement and produce learners who will immediately and confidently apply their newly acquired skills on-the-job. Game On! He is a practice leader for The Institute for Performance Improvement, and a Certified Performance Technologist. He is also a Fellow of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction. Learning’s chief game changer.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [Providers] New Learning Agenda part 2: Learning Transformation - turning talk into action!
    Well, Towards Maturity’s unique data from 2,900 participants over the last ten years provides some deep insights into how learning is changing. In November Towards Maturity Launched ‘The New Learning Agenda’ outlining recommendations for the business and L&D professionals as a result of their 2013-14 Towards Maturity Benchmark. In the second of three articles, we look at learning transformation and why we have to turn talk into action. We still have lectures laced with PowerPoint but now we can access them virtually. Or in many cases, how it isn’t!
  • MARCIA CONNER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
    [Providers] Focus on What Matters Most
    All along my journey, her words provided me inspiration and insight into how to focus on what mattered most. Right at the time I thought I had it all, I realized I had no time to spend on any of it. Thankfully, in a book by Elaine St. James, Simplify Your Life , I found someone who had experienced this feeling and set out to find a way through. Over six months, I de-stuffed and de-scheduled. Elaine’s was no back-to-basics message, encouraging me to grow my own food and pedal to work. It’s the world around me I’m worried about now. It’s sapping our planet too.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Providers] “What changed in higher education?” [Zinny]; also, “MOOCs in 2013: Breaking Down the Numbers” [Shah]
    ” In his Forward, the economist Larry Summers summarizes the nature of this avalanche, writing that: A new phase of competitive intensity is emerging as the concept of the traditional university itself comes under pressure and the various functions it serves are unbundled and increasingly supplied, perhaps better, by providers that are not universities at all. The website gathers course listings through provider sites, social media, and tips from MOOC providers and users. What changed in higher education? — from by Gabriel Sanchez Zinny. 200+ universities.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013
    [Providers] Lecturers need research time off campus to best teach students [Tickle]
    In the current debate around higher tuition fees and what purpose universities exist to serve, he argues that providing students with a combination of practice and theory is vital in equipping them for working life. Lecturers need research time off campus to best teach students – from theguardian.com by Louise Tickle; with thanks to strategic foresight practitioner Marie Conway for this resource on her University Futures Update. Louise Tickle meets four university teachers whose work in the field enriches their students’ learning.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] 10 Serious Games From The ClarkChart [avatargeneration.com]
    The purpose of the ClarkChart is to provide a platform where serious game buyers and sellers can connect and possibly collaborate. 10 Serious Games From The ClarkChart – from avatargeneration.com. Excerpt: The ClarkChar t has been hailed as the IMDB of the Educational Simulation and Serious Game Industry. Created by renowned serious games pioneer and award winner author Clark Aldrich, the website is the fastest growing database of educational sims and serious games available on the market. Here is a list of 10 new and noteworthy serious games as listed in the Clark Chart.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Towards Maturity Christmas Quiz
    Two thousand individuals working a diverse range of companies and roles (from directors to office admin, customer services to finance) provide us with some interesting insights into how they currently learn what they need for their job and what motivates them to learn online. The results provide some surprising insights about what learners might secretly want from L&D this Christmas. So do you know what is on our learner''s wish list for 2014? Take part in this mini quiz to find out. Your learners of course might be different! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013
    [Providers] New Catalog Feature
    Many customers provide courses and series that are above and beyond the required learning material, and while they want their trainees to take these courses, it’s not always mandatory. After many conversations we decided to build Catalogs, a new feature that provides an easy way to group all your course and series offerings onto one page. The addition of this feature provides several benefits for both Trainers and Trainees. Providing a list of content empowers the trainee to take responsibility for their training goals. Trainer View of Catalog.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] LINE gives TM Benchmark Report 2013 a big thumbs up
    They provide little sustenance once you get beyond the headline results in their executive summaries. LINE, a TM Ambassador, has given a big thumbs up to Towards Maturity''s New Learning Agenda TM Benchmark Report 2013. You know when articles use metephors based on the Great British Bake off that it''s going to make positive reading! In John Helmar''s review phrases like a ''good firm bake'' and ''nutritious ingredients'' seek to highlight not just the value but also the readability and attraction of our latest Benchmark report! Some research reports are all icing.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Providers] Learning Technologies eXchanges 2014
    eXchanges will provide a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with speakers from the conference. The eXchanges provides an opportunity for L&D practitioners who are visiting the show to directly meet the conference speakers to exchange practical ideas and experiences around themes being discussed in the conference. Online booking is now open for the eXchanges, a unique, free opportunity to get up close and personal with the speakers at the Learning Technology 2014 event on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th January 2014. Make your eXchanges booking here. each day.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Providers] Towards Maturity Legal Sector Report 2013 PRESS RELEASE
    They must have a deep understanding of learner requirements and behaviour to provide them with the flexible learning required by business. Provide a faster response to changing business conditions 6. About Towards Maturity Towards Maturity is a benchmarking research company that provides independent expert advice and support to help organisations use learning technologies to accelerate business performance. 33% of legal forms are looking to technology to help inform customers and suppliers of new products and services. How successful will you be as a result? LMS 81% 4.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013
    [Providers] Towards Maturity research reveals business impact of technology-enabled learning
    All participating organisations are provided with personalized feedback to help them improve bottom line results year on year. The longitudinal nature of this study provides the opportunity to look at longer term trends over five years or more. The 2013 benchmark study, now in its tenth year is unique - it is the only annual longitudinal research to study how organisations use technology to deliver effective learning that directly impacts commercial growth. Data was gathered from learning and development leaders across 44 countries from June to August 2013. They are: a.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Providers] Enspire Launches Updated Buisness Acumen Simulation
    AUSTIN, TX – Dec. 6, 2013 – Enspire Learning, a premier provider of simulation-based leadership development programs, has recently launched an updated version of Business Challenge , the company’s business acumen program. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Business Challenge 4.0 includes improvements to both the technology and the program content. Technology improvements to Business Challenge include tablet compatibility. The simulation is now compatible with an expanded range of devices and operating systems, including iOS 5+ and Android 4+. release. The 4.0
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013
    [Providers] New Learning Agenda Launched By Towards Maturity
    Across the board, employers are looking to provide content to employees at the point of need with 86% looking to technology to push updated information to their staff. When recognition of online achievement is important to two out of three learners, integrating talent and performance with the wider talent management strategy provides a big opportunity to connect and engage with staff. 6. Laura Overton, MD at Towards Maturity speaks at Online Educa Berlin about how technology-enabled learning can deliver at scale across business. London 5th December 2013. The New Learning Agenda 1.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
    [Providers] How to choose an authoring tool for your HTML eLearning development [Sheth]
    Their key strength – they are able to provide an excellent library of ready templates and resources. How to choose an authoring tool for your HTML eLearning development – from upsidelearning.com by Sonal Sheth. Excerpt: Lectora11, Captivate 7, and Articulate Storyline are the top tools that come to mind for HTML elearning development. But do you know which one is best for your project? Read on…. From DSC: Thanks Sonal for the great comparison of the strengths/areas of improvement for these 3 tools.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Excellence in Gaming And Simulations
    Army’s 7,800 paralegal soldiers, the Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School needed to provide a maintainable and just-in-time model to provide supervisor training at multiple locations. developed the Pre-deployment Immersive Environment, an integrated 10-hour simulation that walks new paralegal supervisors through the pre-deployment process and provides practice for what they may encounter managing daily work at a brigade legal office. Gold: Carney Inc. At the U.S. Defense Department, information security is serious business. So is gaming.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Excellence in E-Learning
    Ivy helped International Paper develop a learning program that provided a common language for global inclusion and diversity. Gold: Ivy Planning Group Human psychology is to Ivy Planning Group’s learning programs what wood pulp is to paper. Ivy’s learning programs are founded on a group of subtle behaviors called microtriggers. The Rockville, Md.-based based service management and consulting firm identified 58 behaviors that could have a negative impact on work relationships. The program also had to be translated into eight languages.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Global Learning — Division 2
    LEO Powerhouse, as Ellersgaard’s program is known, provides a comprehensive vision to globally energize the company. GOLD: Birgitte Ellersgaard, Development Manager for Corporate HR, LEO Pharma. To compete in an expanding marketplace, Copenhagen-based LEO Pharma sought to create a strategic approach to its international markets while developing a new breed of leadership to act as global leaders. Add in the story of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose leadership skills kept 27 men alive for two years while trapped in Antarctica. “Champagne taste on a beer budget.”
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Global Learning — Division 1
    Cognizant Academy has provided significant learning and development numbers in recent years: 17 million hours of training in 2012; 47 learning hubs and 1,328 internal and 238 external trainers cultivating talent while combing college campuses for new hires. The universal leadership principles have since provided a consistent approach to business and a foundational resource for leadership within the organization. GOLD: Sharon Moshayof and Nancy Singer, Merck. Merck is known for its international reach, but when the White Horse, N.J.-based It has met with great success. &rdquo
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Business Impact -- Division 2
    To fill the development need, the company launched Rackspace Open Cloud Academy in March to establish and grow a talent pipeline by providing technical career and development opportunities for both Rackspace employees and external applicants. GOLD: Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SuccessFactors When software company SAP acquired SuccessFactors in December 2011, it wanted to reach its 176,000 newly acquired customers. To do so, the cloud-based talent-management company needed to accelerate development of its management team through data-based training. The approach was a success.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Excellence in Content
    wanted to bolster brand engagement among its employees to better reflect the company’s shift from software and hardware maker to end-to-end enterprise business services provider. Skill builder sessions also provided employees with an opportunity to participate in discussions, learn from peers and practice new skills. GOLD: Enspire Studios. Dell Inc. The company sought to strengthen this new definition of its brand throughout the organization — an initiative that would result in a more consistent and unified experience for customers. SILVER: AchieveGlobal.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Excellence in Academic Partnerships
    The Rutgers-Graybar SCM Program is serving its fifth cohort, providing Graybar’s future leaders with broad business knowledge, critical thinking skills and the ability to adapt quickly. Best Western learning leaders needed to provide access to higher education for their members without disrupting their ability to operate its hotels. GOLD: Rutgers University School of Business, Camden Executive Education. As such, employee retention has been one of Graybar’s strengths. Graybar’s management team had a critical need for leadership development in 2001.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Trailblazer — Division 1
    Since implementing the strategy, the company is now able to leverage its learning experts to provide a holistic learning environment, with employees’ knowledge and skills growing from the increased collaboration. GOLD: Kim Dorer, Director, Spectrum Health University, Spectrum Health Physician leaders, like all health care system leaders, are most effective when they achieve results through others. But it was difficult for employees in the medical field — most of whom were taught to review every test result with their own eyes — to depend on others. ConAgra Foods Inc.,
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Technology — Division 2
    GOLD: Douglas Clayton, Senior Vice President of Learning and Development, SES Before SES, a global satellite provider and operator based in Luxembourg, consolidated its four entities into one company in October 2010, each entity had its own company culture. The learning program teaches team building and collaboration skills, provides access to timely on-demand content and allows employees to easily share thoughts. The organization’s executives realized if the consolidation was going to succeed, SES needed one common culture, not four potentially incompatible ones.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Strategy — Division 2
    The events also included breakout sessions to provide employees with more details about the strategy shift and its key tactics, an address by Virgin’s CEO and 45-minute “leadership tables” in which senior leaders were available to answer questions. GOLD: Deborah McCuiston, Director of Corporate Learning, Virgin America Since its launch in 2006, airline Virgin America has blossomed into one of the more recognizable brands in an industry dominated by a few major players. Refresh played a key role in transforming the organization’s culture.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Strategy — Division 1
    To provide this framework, Kouba developed the Merck Learning Academies, a classroom-based, multilevel curriculum. Third was to position the global product education team with all business units to deliver on short-term goals and provide for a long-term vision. GOLD: Wendy Kouba, Executive Director, Merck Biologics, Vaccines and Sterile Manufacturing Strategy Realization Office Merck & Co. ’s Biologics, Vaccines and Sterile Manufacturing organization needed to improve efficiency of its manufacturing process. HCL Technologies Ltd. The initiative included three stages.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
    [Providers] 2013 Innovation — Division 2
    GOLD: Adri Maisonet-Morales, Vice President, Enterprise Learning and Development, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina One thousand flowers are about to “bloom” at health insurance provider Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina. This practice provides a framework for “beyond the learning event” activities such as discussion boards and action learning projects. BLOOM, a new video-based learning system, stands for Blue Learning Opportunities On-demand Media. In the future, more of the workforce will be able to create and upload content.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Providers] “Going Social:” Not so Much?
    The HCM software providers are all over this concept: almost every software product on the market has a “Facebook”-like page, often added to a talent-related area in hopes of creating a socially-motivating workplace that encourages engagement, retention and informal learning. Few human capital management concepts today are getting more attention than that of “social.” But what do HR professionals actually think about social as they look at procuring new software over the 2013? 2013.).
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs, LMS, and Learning Technology for 2013 and Beyond - What's Happening?
    We track more than 200 LMS companies (there are more than 500 worldwide) today and many new cloud-based systems are providing far improved learning experiences than do the traditional players. Every day there is more exciting news about the emerging market for MOOC s (massive open online courses), new learning solutions, and the expansion of tools for corporate learning. There have been more than a few! The learning management market, now more than $2 billion in size, continues to evolve.
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