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SkillSoft Announces Release of SkillPort 8 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

result is SkillPort 8 – a platform that is highly configurable, offers improved access to relevant content, and results in a better user experience. Leveraging a decade of SaaS experience with platform architecture expertise, and incorporating customer. needs and requests, SkillSoft embarked on a journey to create the next generation learning platform.

Five classifications of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Connect Thinking

SkillSoft SkillPort ). There are lots and lots of Learning Management Systems (LMS) on the market. From my observation, I have categorised LMS based on the business motivation to create and offer them to the market: LMS that are part of a larger ERP system (e.g. These LMS appear almost an afterthought, an ‘add on’ to the massive database that ERP systems create. In my experience they are characterised by complex, clunky functionality for both administrators and end users. The purchase decision is often made by the people in charge of the ERP system itself. Savv-e Express ).

Skillsoft buying SumTotal – My Take

eLearning 24-7

Skillsoft at this present time, does not sell Skillport as a separate LMS. . Like many of you, I was surprised to find out that Skillsoft is in the process of acquiring SumTotal. The reason for the acquisition at least from a press release and information on the purchase (and available for viewing on the Skillsoft site), screams of HCM (Human Capital Management). HCM, among other things is all about HR (human resources), HRIS (human resources information systems) and the wherewithal of all that is part of it. In fact, each had a separate department. They are not. It wasn’t HR. .

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

eLearning 24-7

The same course provider whose own LMS, Skillport is either a toss in (usually the case) or is sold to customers (I saw a contract where – Skillsoft charged the customer for it). Welcome, welcome all! To those from HR who are new to this blog, I give a high five. To those who have been constant readers, I give a high five with a low five to boot. And to those who are constant readers from all over the world and training, L&D and other professions, I give two high fives, four low fives and a bucket of joy. Why am I so happy? It is HR Tech. They stated it was coming out soon.

Apples and Pears

Clive on Learning

LMSs (Saba, SumTotal, SkillPort, etc.) Yesterday eLearning Guild announced their Member's Choice Awards for Learning Management Systems (LMS). Now I don't normally get very excited about LMSs but these awards attracted my attention, because in amongst the Sabas and the SumTotals was little ol' open-source Moodle: Award for market share - Small and Medium Corporate Learning Management Systems - Platinum award: Moodle. Award for market share - Education and Government Learning Management Systems - Gold award: Moodle (the Platinum went to Blackboard). Perhaps they use an LMS and a VLE.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting.