Skillsoft buying SumTotal – My Take

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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). Combination of Skillsoft and SumTotal offers comprehensive, content-rich HR solutions. non-profit) or at an association. . Getting back to Skillsoft and SumTotal.

Skillsoft Rolls Out New E-learning Products

CLO Magazine

Skillsoft has kicked off 2017 with a new learning platform as well as new content to expand and deepen its engagement of corporate learners. The global e-learning company launched Percipio, a cloud-based content delivery and learning platform and unveiled new business and leadership skills content. Since its start, Skillsoft has been defined by its cloud-based learning delivery, Purakayastha said. Bravetta Hassell is a Chief Learning Officer associate editor.

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These Assumptions about Learning and Leadership Development Might Hurt You

CLO Magazine

Knocking down learning and leadership developments myths to make an impact on the business isn’t a task relegated only to chief learning officers. By email, Heide Abelli, vice president for leadership and business skills at educational technology company Skillsoft shared a few learning and leadership development myths and misperceptions the company wants to counter. Our Skillsoft research suggests this is simply not the case. Source: Skillsoft, 2017.

How to Prepare for Active Shooters in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

According to Covenant Security Services Vice President James McGinty in a 2016 NPR report , 75 to 80 percent of businesses are looking to do some type of active shooter policy procedure and training. Education technology company Skillsoft, for example, offers an online active shooter training course that is free to all. More than 566 customers currently use Skillsoft’s active shooter content as part of their online management system for more than 100,000 learners.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. to associate that content with the pre-existing schema in their brains, helping them to. Skillsoft (2018), ‘Storytelling in Video–based Leadership Training and Development’ 4. As a busy L&D professional, you want to spend more.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

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3) Learning and Business Services. 6) Business Continuity and Management Resources. Contact Randy Jones , VP of Business Development & Strategy.). For any company that needs access to an all-in-one business-to-business sales training content, coaching and collaboration system, SalesHood is offering full access at no charge for 3 months. Virtual Business Environment. 3) LEARNING AND BUSINESS SERVICES. Small Business Marketing Software.

Navigating the New Normal: Advice from Degreed Clients | Conduent


How can we encourage “business as usual” when it feels like anything but? This week, Degreed spoke with Govind Srinivasan, Global L&D Lead at Conduent, one of the biggest business process services companies in the world. Originally part of Xerox’s Business Services Division, Conduent launched as a standalone enterprise in 2017, and now caters to clients across America and Europe. Degreed: How has the coronavirus pandemic affected Conduent’s business?

E-Learning Today: High-Tech and High Touch

CLO Magazine

E-learning also has changed and adapted in response to the demands of a rapidly changing global business environment with high levels of connectivity, interactivity, speed and agility. People don’t want the go-slow-to-go-fast learning strategy to make a demonstrable impact on people and the business, Anagnostopoulos said. With this in mind, Skillsoft introduced a new learning content platform this year, as well as new content to deepen its corporate learner engagement.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions


These honorees are: Skillsoft; Cisco; SuccessFactors, an SAP Company; Inxpo; IBM; Adobe; and Oracle. 285 Chesterfield Business Parkway Chesterfield, MO 63005. With SumTotal Talent solutions, you can unlock hidden potential in your people and watch your business soar. With Community, your business can increase employee engagement, communication, collaboration and innovation. 285 Chesterfield Business Parkway Chesterfield, MO 63005. The 2015 “Best of Elearning!”

Free learning & development webinars for September 2020

Limestone Learning

It’s a busy time of year, even during normal times. Vbrick has partnered with the Association for Talent Development to conduct a survey of the ATD member community on how the use of video has evolved. Independent consultants saw their business dry up.

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Free L&D webinars for January 2020

Limestone Learning

As ever, January is itself a prompt to rev up your business strategy and your learning. Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 9AM – 10AM PT: How to Develop Performance-Based Tests Training and Hale Associates Center just announced two new performance-based certifications: Certified Facilitator of Training and Certified Developer of Training and Learning Methods. Director, Business Strategy & Transformation at SumTotal Systems and Laura W.

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

I identify the Big Dogs as SumTotal by Skillsoft (yes, that is the actual name), Cornerstone OnDemand, Saba, SucessFactors and Oracle Taleo (although, I ask myself who is using this and if you still are why?). These are vendors who have been around a long time, build share of the market and generally speaking had early name recognition which has helped them in build business. SumTotal by Skillsoft – the 2016 re-haul is a huge plus. SumTotal by Skillsoft.

So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

Change is constant today, and keeping pace with fast-moving business demands takes deliberate effort — this often impedes our best intentions to think forward, work strategically or adopt new practices. But vendors today need to take it a step beyond just listening to their customers because there is a fine balance when gathering and prioritizing customer voice; we need to actually understand our customer’s business, challenges and demands.

Free L&D webinars for October 2019

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Designing Learning Programs for Lasting Impact (Free for ATD members) Business and learning leaders must navigate through confusion and clutter when designing corporate learning programs. Friday, October 10, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Five Reasons Your Training Videos Don’t Belong on YouTube You wouldn’t trust YouTube with a video that held your personal credit card information, but every video your business creates needs to be stored somewhere.

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A Moving Landscape

CLO Magazine

He also served as the associate dean of executive education at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. You look at organizations like Skillsoft, for example, that have a catalog even bigger today but that once upon a time had hundreds of courses that were relatively skills-based, self-paced things. Not surprisingly, the topic of data analytics and business analytics is something that is still in many ways enjoying a spike in demand.

Learning In Practice Awards 2012

CLO Magazine

The ninth annual Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice Awards recognized learning leaders, vendors and organizations that have made a substantive and measurable change in business, vision, strategic alignment or leadership. Business Impact Division 1. Coldwell Banker sales associates generate on average $6,500 more in gross commission per year if they attend a strategic learning program. Business Impact Division 2. Silver: SMU Cox School of Business.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces


Through 2015, 80% of social business efforts will not achieve the intended benefits due to inadequate leadership and over emphasis on technology.” – Gartner . Dan Pontefract on Social Learning : This is a short interview that SkillSoft conducted with Dan Pontefract in which he shares some brilliant insights on the benefits related to employee engagement to organizations offering social learning to its workforce in his own style using facts and metaphors. THE QUOTE.

Learning In Practice Award Winners Announced

CLO Magazine

The Business Impact Award Division 1: 10,000+ employees Gold Dhamayanthi N, HCL Technologies Ltd. Bronze Skillsoft For more information about the Learning In Practice awards, please visit The winners of the 2013 Learning In Practice Awards were announced Monday by Chief Learning Officer magazine, during the Fall 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium. Rancho Mirage, Calif.,

Learning In Practice Awards 2013

CLO Magazine

The 10th annual Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice Awards recognized learning leaders, vendors and organizations that have made a substantive and measurable change in business, vision, strategic alignment or leadership. To solve Yum Brands’ challenges, CLO Rob Lauber has created a learning strategy that helps the business and employees grow, making him this year’s CLO of the Year. Business Impact -- Division 1. Business Impact -- Division 2.

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, June 4, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: The Well-Connected Employee: Networking Competencies That Foster Engagement, Collaboration, and Business Results (Free for ATD members) In a survey of 2,000 employees from many different organizations, only 20% said, “Yes, I have the network I need to get the job done.” Unconnected employees hurt your business when they fail to see the big picture, don’t know how to uncork bureaucratic bottlenecks, and don’t contribute to enterprise-wide results.



Through 2015, 80% of social business efforts will not achieve the intended benefits due to inadequate leadership and over emphasis on technology.” – Gartner. Dan Pontefract on Social Learning : This is a short interview that SkillSoft conducted with Dan Pontefract in which he shares some brilliant insights on the benefits related to employee engagement to organizations offering social learning to its workforce in his own style using facts and metaphors. THE QUOTE.

HR and E-Learning

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Did the LMS vendor charge additional fees beyond what they scoped to you and if yes, what were those fees associated with – and the fees themselves? If they decline to give you those names – then decline to do business with them. . Skillsoft is fine, but be aware that you do not have to buy the entire bundle, you can pick and choose (they never seem to mention that). If you know someone in HR on have them on a committee, have you ever heard these statements? (or

The Cornerstone Effect

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Again, support and service should not be associated with traditional, rather you either have good or bad service.). Similar thoughts are often associated with SumTotal (although they have vastly improved their UI, but they do see themselves at least from my take, and even through a Google search as a HCM, especially after the acquisition by Skillsoft), SuccessFactors, Oracle Learn, Saba, Kenexa and a few others.

Five LMS Lists

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Nor can you upload content from a 3rd party provider – example Skillsoft. Mobile Learning Management System – The key item here is “Standalone” Systems that fit under this category, are not tied to any LMS, rather than can stand out there on their own BUT if you have a LMS and want to use these platforms in association – you can. . You are such a busy bee. Everyone loves a good list.


My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

The acceptance of mobile learning within the business community probably won’t happen with much fanfare, it will just happen and be accepted as a “norm” wherein the market no longer asks “should we offer learning to our employees (or partners or customers) via mobile device?” The big continued to eat the small throughout 2012 in an effort to protect market share while bolstering their portfolios with innovative product and service offerings at all ends of the business spectrum.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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This isn’t the case with a LMS product geared to small business or associations, for example, who land a large client or two, and then say to themselves – ah, we can compete, so lets focus on that. When you purchase off the shelf 3rd party courses, either via Skillsoft, Rosetta Stone or whomever and need to integrate that into their system, they do it, and at no cost.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Even in organisations where L&D priorities are closely aligned with business priorities there’s plenty of head-room for improvement. Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2010 With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? Confused enough to wonder if there is any point turning my business towards this genre.

Top 20 Learning Systems for 2020

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Built-in Business Intelligence component. System plays well in numerous verticals including retail and hospitality (#3), Associations (#3), non-profit (#1), software technology (#3), consumer goods, and life sciences. . You receive content (free) from SumTotal, when you buy the system, the content is Skillsoft, and you pick a few to be part of the system. Okay, this is the continuation of the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2020.

Free learning & development webinars for August 2020

Limestone Learning

And when it all gets too confusing in the outdoor world, we have the great indoors and a packed menu of free webinars to keep us busy. You’ll get yourself out of the business of guessing what people mean and get your team sharply focused on the real results that you owe your own boss.

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2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best

Talented Learning

We make it our business to understand all the nooks, crannies and niches that define the LMS landscape, as well as the innovators who are challenging industry norms. Best Association LMS. Mandatory features include robust administrative capabilities, extensive domain and audience segmentation, globalization and localization, ecommerce, mobile delivery, sophisticated reporting, and API-based integration with other business systems and resources. BEST ASSOCIATION LMS.