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 Keep Your Top Performers Challenged

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They’re highly driven people and they bring these qualities to the workplace and help companies achieve successful outcomes. In the Skillsoft course “Keeping Your Top Performers Challenged” you’ll learn […]. Business & Management Leadership Professional Development Top PerformersTop performers expect a lot from themselves. Because top performers are such valuable assets, managers and leaders must keep them challenged to keep them engaged.

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Congratulations to the 2020 LIP Award winners!

CLO Magazine

They do so through a combination of qualities including leadership, vision, business acumen and strategic alignment. THE BUSINESS IMPACT AWARD. THE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP AWARD. Chief Learning Officer has revealed the winners of the 2020 Learning in Practice Awards.

Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

For example, hiring companies must ensure that the following items are up-to-date for every employee and contractor: Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Documentation – This includes the contracting company’s policies and program guidelines, work hours, incident reports and injury reports. But extended enterprise compliance is a highly strategic business issue that requires know how. Extended enterprise compliance isn’t a one-way street.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. Skillsoft (2018), ‘Storytelling in Video–based Leadership Training and Development’ 4. invest time and money in high-quality video. As a busy L&D professional, you want to spend more. learning on business outcomes.

Training Industry Inc. lists Adobe as one of the Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS Companies

Adobe Captivate

one of the most trusted source of information on the business of learning. The selected 2018 Learning Portal/LMS Top 20 Companies demonstrated excellence in many areas, including: Quality of learning portal/LMS user and administrative features. In order to be considered for a nomination to a TrainingIndustry.com Top Companies List, participating companies like Skillsoft , Docebo, Litmos, Cornerstone, Totara etc. Hurrah! Adobe Captivate Prime did it again!

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. All of them can provide the feature set you are looking for, and the choice really comes down to the quality of implementation partner you find for each. Each MicroLMS has a business owner who can configure the LMS features and settings to the specific requirements of their team.

The NEXT Big Thing in eLearning

eLearning Alchemy

The short answer is quality. The result is a smorgasbord of low-quality eLearning. Entrepreneurs quickly saw the potential for profit and course libraries like Lynda.com , CBT Nuggets , and Skillsoft sprung up with massive content offerings. In the race to have “some of everything,” many MOOC providers have opened their doors to “eLearning fast-food” – cheap, low-quality, and mass-produced with no educational value. Length: 876 words.

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!) BUDGET: Closely tied to the resource constraint is the budget Whether learning initiatives are funded centrally by L&D or directly by the line of business, there are too many learning requirements and too few available dollars.

Are you ready for 2020?

CLO Magazine

Accenture CLO Allison Horn discussed in detail how using the agile scrum process has accelerated the delivery time and quality of learning assets. Skillsoft SVP Heide Abelli discussed the changing roles of both leaders and their teams. This is critical for CLOs and their learning and development teams as it ties with understanding the goals and the needs of the business and aligning learning to deliver outcomes. Deliver quality learning at scale by building your LMS stack.

Chief Learning Officer announces its 2019 Learning In Practice Award winners

CLO Magazine

They do so through a combination of qualities such as leadership, vision, business acumen and strategic alignment. THE BUSINESS IMPACT AWARD. Bronze: Angie Ballinger, Global L&D Manager, College of Business & Commercial Excellence, Cargill. THE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP AWARD. Bronze: Skillsoft and SumTotal Systems. Chief Learning Officer has revealed the winners of the 2019 Learning in Practice Awards.

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Content – Change the Narrative

eLearning 24-7

Leadership, Business Skills, Safety, Compliance-related, Software, Coaching and Software skills. Top name drivers are LinkedIn Learning, Harvard Business and recently Pluralsight (which is also learning technology too). The highest quality? Harvard Business is you buying a brand name. I’m pretty confident that if you had Walla Walla Business as the content provider, folks wouldn’t be screaming to take it. Skillsoft is another brand name.

What you need 2 know: 3rd Party Content

eLearning 24-7

Then – Client contacts their new LMS vendor or current one, says they need courses in Business, Safety, Software. Some may be free (TED) or some MOOCs, others are fee-based (Skillsoft, Skill Pill, Harvard Business, etc.). . Then: Quality was mixed. If you want to have it in your business, they sell there too, but they do a lot of business direct to consumer. Which works well with partnerships with other learning systems, or direct to businesses.

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Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?

eLearning 24-7

Maybe you purchased it via Open Sesame, or Skillsoft. This isn’t the fault of Open S, rather it is just well, a reality of the business. Skillsoft – The behemoth of the courses/content space. A key factor is that Skillsoft has acquired many course providers in the past and with that have good and bad mixed together. Skillsoft I find is very flexible in this regard (as a whole). Y o u may be sitting right now with third party content in your LMS.

‘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!”

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. The demand for MOOCs stems from an enormous appetite for branded, high-quality education among students around the world who cannot afford expensive private education. Companies such as Blackboard, CBT Systems — now Skillsoft — Saba and Docent were born.

Learning Audiences Are Not Created Equal: Employees vs. Extended Enterprise

Talented Learning

Now, businesses large and small are expanding their internal training programs to serve the serve the needs of learning audiences outside of organizational walls. ” Their education and experience is focused on instructional design, learning theory, content quality, and training efficiency. But extended enterprise business decision makers can’t afford to wait. Are training revenues the lifeblood of your business?

Free learning & development webinars for September 2020

Limestone Learning

It’s a busy time of year, even during normal times. Adaptable to both formal and informal virtual learning needs, video helps your team increase training quality, engagement, speed and effectiveness — all while significantly lowering program costs.

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A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

mLevel

Bryan has had a distinguished career in corporate Learning & Development, including leadership roles with Skillsoft, Kaplan, AchieveGlobal and NETg. Austin: Corporate learning functions are often stretched too thin by the business’ increasing demand for learning programs coupled with the increasing pace of change. Combine this with static or reduced budgets and a workforce that increasingly demands high quality, highly engaging experiences – something’s got to give!

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

Talented Learning

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.

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.

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

The Learning Dispatch

Bill Tyler, digital accessibility engineer at Optum Technology, favors a role-based approach , where testing rests with the appropriate decision-making role instead of the quality assurance team (which usually enters at the end of the development process). For example, should decisions about color contrast be made at the quality assurance stage? A week at the CSUN Assistive Technology conference in San Diego leaves the mind reeling. So much new information!

Free L&D webinars for January 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Connecting Compliance to Business Strategy (Free for ATD members) Are your compliance training programs strategic and aligned to business, or simply an obligatory duty with a check-the-box mentality? When compliance is not integrated into your business system and culture, the outcomes are clear. The merits of integrating compliance with business systems and culture. How does this impact the quality of our programs?

Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018

Videonitch

Both provide valuable information for assessing the learner and the video’s quality. Given the need to provide high quality, agile sales training, we’re not surprised to hear Allego is one of the fastest growing software companies on the Inc. 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.

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. If a business unit or region feels unloved by HR, they just get their own rogue LMS. Migrating from a previous LMS or managing the complexities of multiple business units, integrations and languages is too much to figure out solo.

Merger mania in and around eLearning

The Learning Circuits

All of this comes of the heels of SkillSoft releasing SkillSoft Dialogue , their version of a virtual classroom and NETg buying KnowledgeNet last year for their virtual classroom technology/LMS resulting in their Knowledge Now suite. Collaboration is important as it allows learning to become a continuous process and acts as a quality feedback loop while helping to generate new content out of the resulting interactions, all of which sits on top of the learning management system.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

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.

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

The Learning Dispatch

Bill Tyler, digital accessibility engineer at Optum Technology, favors a role-based approach , where testing rests with the appropriate decision-making role instead of the quality assurance team (which usually enters at the end of the development process). For example, should decisions about color contrast be made at the quality assurance stage? A week at the CSUN Assistive Technology conference in San Diego leaves the mind reeling. So much new information!

Implement An Online Learning Content Strategy

eLearning 24-7

After all, it screams bad business. They retain their customer, you know how business works, and have a happy customer. Percepio from Skillsoft, houses only Skillsoft courses at this time. Better quality. There was a time, just a few years back, that content meant one thing and courses meant another thing. Content was videos, PDFs, documents, media files (audio), images, anything and everything that was not a course.

ATD17 Post Review: Rants & Raves Edition

eLearning 24-7

That said if you are curious about the benefits of micro-learning to your business/organization and so forth, and some hot tips from yours truly, sign up for my free webinar happening June 7th. There are vendors going as low as 500 employees (falls more into small business), 1,000 (SMB) and 1,000-9,999 range (mid-size). Skillsoft debuted a new LMS, but I would say it is a major work in progress. Before angling towards Lynda.com or Skillsoft, I’d search them out.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

Bryan has had a distinguished career in corporate Learning & Development, including leadership roles with Skillsoft, Kaplan, AchieveGlobal and NETg. Austin: Corporate learning functions are often stretched too thin by the business’ increasing demand for learning programs coupled with the increasing pace of change. Combine this with static or reduced budgets and a workforce that increasingly demands high quality, highly engaging experiences – something’s got to give!

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. Analyticals and reporting (quality and quantity). Thus, from a price standpoint, price plays a partial factor in quality, but it is truly dependent on the custom development shop. They are not cheap, but quality is outstanding.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

Ability to upload a course or courses from a 3rd party course/content provider (example: Wiley, Skillsoft, etc.). I have worked at places where we had business units and would charge them for our online courses/content. Will the video auto convert to the highest quality possible? A few weeks back, I was speaking at an event and was asked a question, “What do you look for when you select an LMS?”

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

Ability to upload a course or courses from a 3rd party course/content provider (example: Wiley, Skillsoft, etc.). I have worked at places where we had business units and would charge them for our online courses/content. Will the video auto convert to the highest quality possible? A few weeks back, I was speaking at an event and was asked a question, “What do you look for when you select an LMS?”

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. It is still harder to measure the learning that occurs and determine whether it’s helping the organization achieve business goals. It serves as the intra- and interpersonal skill that improves connection, quality, satisfaction, and patient outcomes.

HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

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.

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.