Skillsoft buying SumTotal – My Take

eLearning 24-7

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. Getting back to Skillsoft and SumTotal. As for Skillsoft, they are a content provider.

Even Experts Need to Strive for Improvement

Skillsoft

At Skillsoft, this mantra guides the work we do with thousands of customers around the globe, every day. We also want to reap the benefits of an aligned, curated and well-supported eLearning program in our own business

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Discovering the Self-Developing Organization: 2015 Perspectives Australia & New Zealand

Skillsoft

Business leaders came together at Perspectives Australia & New Zealand to hear from global subject matter experts on how to create a ‘Self-Developing Organization’. Skillsoft events

The big digital learning trends for 2019, according to the experts

Elucidat

We asked 15 top industry experts to share their predictions and their hopes for the year. 15 elearning industry experts on future of L&D. I know this sounds obvious, but too often I hear learning impact measured in business KPIs.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. expert discussing the product, offering insights. gives learners a lasting resource rather than a one- off face-to-face session with an expert. As a busy L&D professional, you want to spend more. true business impact.

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.

Which LMS should an organization with 100000+ employees switch over to?

QuoDeck

Learning management systems come in all flavors and mostly you will consider selecting between Moodle, Blackboard, SkillSoft, etc. Each MicroLMS has a business owner who can configure the LMS features and settings to the specific requirements of their team.

How to use conversations to embed content in elearning

eLearningArt

In fact, in business school, I remember reading an operations book called The Goal. This book moved away from a traditional textbook-style approach and instead used conversations between an operations expert and a newbie to reveal dry content in a more interesting way.

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Upcoming Webinar: The Future of eLearning Content

Kapp Notes

Our panel of experts will riff about the ways learning management technology, mobile applications and social media will shape the elearning content you buy. This Thursday I am on a great panel doing a webinar for Meridian Knowledge Solutions. I hope you can join me and this exciting panel. The Webinar is called " Future of eLearning Content " and is scheduled for December 17, 2009, at 2 p.m.

How Do You Define Digital Learning?

CLO Magazine

All great learning organizations should deliver learning solutions through simulations, collaboration, meeting other people and learning from experts. Vendors like Lynda.com, Skillsoft, Grovo, Udacity, Udemy, NovoEd, SkillShare and others offer this.

Growing From Knowledge-Based to Performance-Driven Learning

mLevel

I’ve found it’s not lack of expertise to create performance-based learning; it’s most often due to environmental constraints that make it rarely possible to do so: TIME: The business served by L&D demands (and deserves!)

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.

From Military to Civilian Workforce: Helping Veterans Grow Their Careers

CLO Magazine

GE worked with e-learning provider Skillsoft to curate learning material specifically geared toward the veteran community’s needs as they transition into corporate environments.

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Is Adaptive Learning the Way of the Future

Training Industry

At any given time, training organizations work with learners who are experts in their field and in company policies, subject matter experts who are new to the organization, entry-level employees with no experience in their field, employees with a range of learning preferences and abilities, employees who learn quickly, employees who learn slowly, and employees who don’t want to learn at all.

Working Out the Kinks: Companies Experiment With Mobile

CLO Magazine

Most clients of Skillsoft Corp., But as demand increases, Skillsoft will either release mobile-friendly content or retrofit existing products that make sense on mobile. ’s Smarter Workforce business unit, said learning on mobile devices should be less-structured informal learning because the modality works best for people on the go. a Nashua, N.H.,

Time for Change: MOOCs and Learning Technology

CLO Magazine

These new businesses started developing expert-led courses that cover typical university or college-level topics like introduction to computer science, psychology, history and many more. You can take an online course at one of the aforementioned websites and interact with peers, submit exercises, find supplemental material and interact with experts at your own pace. Companies such as Blackboard, CBT Systems — now Skillsoft — Saba and Docent were born.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

We, at Learnnovators, have always been fascinated by the enormous power of social learning, and have been following up researches and discussions by experts around this subject closely for some time now. THE QUOTE.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

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!”

Technology in Action: Firms Make an Effort

CLO Magazine

“Now, with social tools, people can go online and find people who are experts. An employee can post an open question in a public forum with an expert or with peers. Instead of taking a course, you can find a coach, mentor or expert and have a mentoring conversation where you can talk about challenges or bounce ideas off of them.” Some company leaders say they’ve been successful using technology in soft skill development.

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

We ask them all about business drivers, trends, market opportunities, use cases, demand, competition and measurable successes. I remember when every business unit or geographic location of a large organization bought and maintained their own LMS.

Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018

Videonitch

Frost has a team of three people to manage the program – a manager who works with the divisions to uncover the business needs, a videographer who creates and edits the videos, and an administrator to manage the system. Storytelling.

How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

We deconstruct expert knowledge so that novices can comprehend and assimilate what they need to do. Tyler argues that the primary owner of color contrast is the visual designer (although the business owner may have input through a marketing style guide).

Merger mania in and around eLearning

The Learning Circuits

Anyone familiar with my posts and company knows that I am a big believer in the power of collaboration (and ideally done to such a level of integration that it results in mentoring not just with 'experts' but also with your peers) so it is heartening to see that finally we are moving past 'simplistic' collaboration (i.e. 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.

Dan Pontefract – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

In 2012, SkillSoft awarded Dan the ‘Learning Leader of the Year’ for his work at TELUS and CLO Magazine bestowed the ‘Learning in Practice Innovation Award’ as well. He was recruited into TELUS in Q4 of 2008, previously holding senior positions with SAP, Business Objects, Crystal Decisions and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

We deconstruct expert knowledge so that novices can comprehend and assimilate what they need to do. Tyler argues that the primary owner of color contrast is the visual designer (although the business owner may have input through a marketing style guide).

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.

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Webinars: Past, Present and Future

Kapp Notes

The panelists are: John Ambrose Senior Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Emerging Business, SkillSoft Janet Clarey Sr. Here are links to webinars past, present and future.not quite a Christmas Carol but.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

” I thought for a few moments because my response would vary, such as “as an analyst”, “expert”, “consumer – purchasing them on my own in the past for companies I worked at”, “client perspective” or a combination of factors. Ability to upload a course or courses from a 3rd party course/content provider (example: Wiley, Skillsoft, etc.).

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

” I thought for a few moments because my response would vary, such as “as an analyst”, “expert”, “consumer – purchasing them on my own in the past for companies I worked at”, “client perspective” or a combination of factors. Ability to upload a course or courses from a 3rd party course/content provider (example: Wiley, Skillsoft, etc.).

HR and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Are they experts in understanding what makes training successful versus failure? If they decline to give you those names – then decline to do business with them. . You want your LMS vendor to be an expert. 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

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.

E-Learning 24/7 Superhero Reader Edition: LRS Pros/Cons, Course design – what works

eLearning 24-7

While I have (continue to have) real concerns about privacy and security issues, if a person leaves your company/business/school/university and so forth and goes some other place that doesn’t have an LRS – where does their data record sit – an LRS has potential.

State of the E-Learning Industry 2017

eLearning 24-7

3rd party courseware providers (ex: Skillsoft, Wiley). As a whole, business is being generated in all areas, how much is a different story – since it varies by market and by the vendor themselves. Once they offer coach/mentoring and even ask an expert in mobile, the space of coach/mentoring tools will suffer. . It’s that time of the year. A time to reflect back to see where e-learning as a whole is at, and where it is heading for the coming year.

Free learning & development webinars for September 2017

Limestone Learning

In this webcast, Laura Rexford, director of value engineering at Skillsoft, will share three practices that have helped clients around the world get and maintain funding for e-learning projects. How do you persuade your Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to help get rid of killers and roadblocks?

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

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. Four ways unconnected employees hurt your business.