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. Since its start, Skillsoft has been defined by its cloud-based learning delivery, Purakayastha said.

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.

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Skillsoft Business Skills Courses: Microlearning Showreel

Skillsoft

This following video features examples of Skillsoft's video library of business courses, with micro-sized learning topics at the core. learning & development

Purchasing Courses for your LMS

eLearning 24-7

Created by a 3rd party provider – a Skillsoft or Wiley for example. A asynchronous based course either with media or without. The problem with purchasing the content, which is typically some form a course (some folks though do buy ebooks), is what you get can be all over the board. Series of modules or 10 minute courses. The content can be one course or thousands. Go out and find the course(s) on your own. The vendor – Skillsoft.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Key vendors include SkillSoft, Lynda.com, and Harvard Business School Publishing. manager, of course! FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their.

70:20:10: from Courses to Campaigns

Skillsoft

Join Skillsoft for a complimentary webinar on Oct. 14 about how to fuel a progressive, creative and productive learning culture, elearning

Skillsoft Goes Private

Kapp Notes

SkillSoft (Nasdaq: SKIL) a provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses with a huge catalog of "off-the-shelf" courses in a variety of subjects from IT to business skills announced today that it will no longer be publicly held. Under the terms of the acquisition, SkillSoft shareholders will receive $10.80 What does this mean for Skillsoft customers?

Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?

eLearning 24-7

Maybe you purchased it via Open Sesame, or Skillsoft. I recall going directly to Rosetta Stone, buying some an entire Latin American course unit from them and having them place it into my LMS for me. The point to all of this is whether you went directly to the course/content source or via your own LMS vendor, if you have third party content, it was a secondary focus, with the LMS being the primary. It was about the individual buying a course or courses and taking them.

SkillSoft's inGenius: About adding meaningful context.

ID Reflections

SkillSoft recently (about 3 weeks back) announced the launch of inGenius. This social learning layer will integrate with SkillSoft's Book 24X7, a vast repository of technical and IT-related literature that many organizations use as off-the-shelf content to enable their employees. eLearning Technology , while applauding the effort SkillSoft is making to integrate Social Learning, does criticize the fact that they are tying this to SkillSoft and to books as learning resources.

PENS – Why your LMS and Authoring Tool Solution should include it

eLearning 24-7

In the past year, I have seen a wider number of vendors including the PENS course standard, which in my opinion, enables anyone who builds courses, a streamlined and fast process for publishing into a LMS/learning platform. Tagged: online courses , PENS. PENS online courses

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

The Learning Dispatch

Drawing from various presentations, I’d suggest that accessibility can inform elearning in four areas in particular: the design process, content development, course production, and module testing. Should considerations of accessibility influence the content of your course?

ID and e-Learning Links (4/20/14)

Experiencing eLearning

Cathy Moore wrote and built a sample course in 8 hours with this tool even though it has more than 50 decision points/endings. tags: lms e-learning moodle blackboard skillsoft infographic research. BranchTrack. Free tool for creating branching scenarios. tags: e-learning scenarios instructionaldesign. The Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software Solutions powered by Capterra. Capterra’s analysis of top LMSs by customers, users, and social media popularity.

E-Learning Today: High-Tech and High Touch

CLO Magazine

Bells and whistles aside, today’s learner expects engaging, deeply immersive learning experiences, said Apratim Purakayastha, chief technology officer for global e-learning company Skillsoft.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Responsive, publish HTML5 courses. Course standards include xAPI and PENS, besides the standards of SCORM. . Multi-authoring which allows people anywhere to work on the same page of a course. Best Course Marketplace. Scope out and search for courses.

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?). SumTotal by Skillsoft – the 2016 re-haul is a huge plus. I think Skillsoft has the power to turn it around – ST that is, when it comes to learning. SumTotal by Skillsoft. The course is in your LMS? It’s nearly here.

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

eLearning 24-7

The first way, you buy the courses and the LMS is included (so content priority, system is tossed in). . There are few and I mean only a few who follow this pattern (example: Skillsoft), where the course library is the primary and the system secondary. Usually when this occurs you get a crummy LMS, since the courses reign supreme. The second way, is you can purchase the LMS without buying their (Biz Library) courses. SumTotal by Skillsoft.

The Importance of Social Media for Your Online Course

DigitalChalk eLearning

Many people need online courses for various reasons, whether it is to further their education or to gain corporate training certifications. Many times internal and corporate training courses do not need to be marketed outside of the company – as the courses only pertain to select employees.

The Growing Role of Microlearning

CLO Magazine

And of course, companies are reinventing employee skills around digital disruption, unconscious bias, new leadership models, and dozens of operational topics. We took four- or eight-hour courses and reauthored them to work online.

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You May Be Training, But Is Your Team Learning?

Pract.us

According to Skillsoft’s recent research , employees mainly want training to help them get better at their jobs and reach personal goals, which includes promotion. Having great classes and videos doesn’t guarantee real learning.

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Review of Linkedin Learning

eLearning 24-7

Some of the courses had times like nine minutes in the catalog search, but when you went into the course, it’s various modules – which in the one I was looking at was chapters, were all over the place. . I found several courses that were over an hour in running time.

Review of Linkedin Learning

eLearning 24-7

Some of the courses had times like nine minutes in the catalog search, but when you went into the course, it’s various modules – which in the one I was looking at was chapters, were all over the place. . I found several courses that were over an hour in running time.

How to use conversations to embed content in elearning

eLearningArt

I’m not saying that every course you create should now be a conversation (the expert teaching the newbie story can get old fast), but this is one more tool in your tool belt. Conversations are an element that can be a part of both scenarios and storytelling in an eLearning course.

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How to Get What You Want from Vendors

CLO Magazine

Kuzel: How do course corrections work? Kuzel: How do course corrections work? vice president, global customer insight, Skillsoft.

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ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

eLearning 24-7

Skillsoft and the wording of SumTotal right next to it, I wonder when it will be formally known as Skillsoft SumTotal or SumTotal by Skillsoft , rather than Skillsoft and SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft company – whew, I’m out of breath just saying it. show a screen or have an image or whatever) rather than just text links to see some course info or launch the course. NO SCORM or any course standard. Well hello there!

Time for Change: MOOCs and Learning Technology

CLO Magazine

Massive open online courses are transforming learning technology. During the past year we’ve all seen the explosive growth of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, produced by organizations such as EdX and Coursera. 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.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

An LMS is a learning management system used to launch and track e-learning courses. Learners can log into the system to find and register for available or assigned courses; administrators can assign courses and run reports on completion and quiz results.

Manager Training Online Courses

Tony Karrer

Thus far I've looked at Element K, SkillSoft, Vital Learning, Ninth House, and Achieve Global. What I like about these providers is the scope of what they offer -- many courses to choose from. I received an inquiry from someone I know, and I'm hoping people who read this blog can make suggestions. I'm looking for vendors who supply off-the-shelf training for basic manager skills such as, time management and delegation.

Using MOOCs: Self-Directed Development and Workforce Training

Your Training Edge

In the previous article, we looked at building talent pipelines and onboarding new employees: two uses for the massive courses that come at the very beginning of (and even before) a company develops a formal relationship with its employees. One of the major reasons millions of people spend their free time taking online courses is to enhance their job-specific knowledge and skills to advance their career.

iPad for eLearning

eFront

Because, learning with iPad is actually a reality but not with the same processes that we used to develop eLearning courses. Do you really believe that we cannot create an eLearning course without Flash?

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What is in store for the LMS Space: My Forecasts for 2016

eLearning 24-7

Of course, the administrator can turn on or off these features. Then, the administrator could include the video as part of the training/learning in the course catalog or assigned courses to individual or multiple learners. That said, the system will have a search function for each video; enabling a learner to search keywords or specific textual items within the video and have it extracted in the LMS, whether it is course screen or where the video is housed.

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So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

Tried and true development methods like classroom instruction will never die, but for every class, there’s an e-learning or virtual course waiting in the wings. For every tech gadget that saves time, money and eases stress, there are always a few more that seemingly do exactly the opposite.

Final Post Analysis of #HRTechConf 2015

eLearning 24-7

SumTotal by Skillsoft. By the way, an online learning course is not called an e-course. If you want to go with what folks are doing today, which is taking the umbrella term of e-learning and turning that into what they call an e-learning course, fine. Better yet, it is just a course. Or call it an online course. SumTotal by Skillsoft (Part two). It was actually in the Skillsoft booth. It is over.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

Ability to see/view, select/pick courses (and nowadays content too) somewhere in the system. Course catalog. Ability for learners to pick their own courses, course, content, etc. from a course catalog. Ability to assign learners (users) to a course or multiple courses including combination (i.e. Ability to assign a group or groups a course or a set of courses (including content, i.e. one piece of content, multiple pieces of content).

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Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

Ability to see/view, select/pick courses (and nowadays content too) somewhere in the system. Course catalog. Ability for learners to pick their own courses, course, content, etc. from a course catalog. Ability to assign learners (users) to a course or multiple courses including combination (i.e. Ability to assign a group or groups a course or a set of courses (including content, i.e. one piece of content, multiple pieces of content).

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Five LMS Sins

eLearning 24-7

I can access your system, take courses, assessments, view the learner dashboard and do it all; and as an admin, whoa, whoa – do all my admin things? You buy the courses, regardless of the amount – this is you going directly to the course vendor and not via the LMS provider.

HR and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Oh, let’s just go with XXX (usually most well-known)” “We have to get one that works with our HRIS platform” “I work in HR, I do not build courses” OR “I work in HRIS and I have to build courses?” Others in HR who do move or are forced to (not universal) follow the same approach (ILT) when it comes to courses – i.e. linear and heavy PowerPoint. Of course it is mandatory for all employees.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. Skillsoft Learn.com SumTotal Systems Inc.

10 Must-Read Articles About Big Data

TalentLMS

In this article Jan Sramek shows the root causes of this situation and explains clearly how Big Data can impact learning in enterprise, what will this mean for how companies use elearning and what will the learners and course authors get out of this change.

When is a LMS not a LMS?

eLearning 24-7

Over the course of the past few months, I’m seeing something. Some base analytics – who took the course, completed the course, maybe progress. E-mail notification – auto notify end users when they sign up for a course, when they are assigned to a course and now my favorite – sending the end user a direct link to take the course – no need to go actually into the system.