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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. Who provides learning or training (some people see a difference between) to customers?

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

Talented Learning

This includes customers, channel partners, contract workers and others who need product knowledge and skills. In contrast, customers and channel partners voluntarily participate in training. Join our upcoming LIVE webinar: Custom Learning Experiences: When No LMS Will Do.

These Assumptions about Learning and Leadership Development Might Hurt You

CLO Magazine

Companies that offer learning and development products and provide consultative services in these areas must be aware of these misperceptions as well if they want to effectively support corporate learning and development strategy. Our Skillsoft research suggests this is simply not the case.

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. Perry said sessions are customized, which accounts for the variance in pricing.

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

companies to build their own custom solutions”. Key vendors include SkillSoft, Lynda.com, and Harvard Business School Publishing. little emphasis on creating an environment in which. create their own journey to proficiency, we can create. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE.

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

To address the culture shift, hundreds of learning technology providers are taking bold and unprecedented leaps and are creating net new opportunities in the market. After some trial period the free trial customer can optionally convert to a paying customer.

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

Coaching and mentoring , along with 360-degree feedback , have created an entire new industry and a plethora of assessment instruments. At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends.

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E-Learning Today: High-Tech and High Touch

CLO Magazine

The corporate world made e-learning popular in the 2000s, but the concept has been around since the early and mid-20th century thanks to inventions like the teaching machine created by psychologist Sidney L.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

There is no better honor than to be nominated by users and customers of these best-in-class solutions.”. Research indicated 85 percent of readers had recommended an e-learning solution to a peer over the most recent 12-month period, and 61 percent claimed that award recognition “impacts their decision” to consider a product or service. These honorees are: Skillsoft; Cisco; SuccessFactors, an SAP Company; Inxpo; IBM; Adobe; and Oracle. CUSTOMERS. CUSTOMERS.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Imagine creating a dynamic, intelligent learning infrastructure that engages your far-flung workforce, wherever those individuals may be. In corporations, audiences are not created equal. Customers and Prospects.

Integrating Mobile Is Key

CLO Magazine

Morgan said it might have been easier to create a separate mobile learning platform, but that would not have supported integration of various content services, including acquired content from the company’s e-learning vendor; custom e-learning content via Xerox’s LMS; and video via Xstream Video, a cloud-based, streaming media service. “The learners in the pilot clearly found the most benefit in the videos created for mobile access.”

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. Rather, you are very similar to a services company. Show potential customers within the organization what they are and how they can be applied.

Purchasing Courses for your LMS

eLearning 24-7

Created by you or someone in the workplace. Created by a 3rd person – perhaps a freelancer or contractor. Created by a 3rd party provider – a Skillsoft or Wiley for example. Created by the LMS provider – they build custom content. It doesn’t matter whether the courses are for employees, customers, clients, a combination of all or martians. I investigated with help from the customer. The vendor – Skillsoft.

Types of learning systems

Xpertcube

With an LMS you can upload course content materials quickly and easily using the word, pdf, powerpoint, video, and audio formats and can create exams, surveys, assignments, webinars, and classroom-based training. SEP focuses heavily on sales training and customer service training and customers use them mostly for sales training and customer support training. example: Skillsoft.

Challenging Trends: Data, Learning and the LRS

HT2 Labs

We’ve done this for many common platforms in our area already, including Skillsoft, Degreed and Yammer. “Building on the concepts of ‘personas’, that is, data relating to a person that is not just a log of their learning activity, gives us an opportunity to create hypotheses based on localization data, for example, do folks in Malaysia upload more videos than those in the US? (In

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Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

No, but then again, this is an issue with many course providers including Lynda.com and Skillsoft. . As noted earlier, I see this with a lot course providers (and aggregators) including Lynda.com, Skillsoft and even the MOOC freebies via Coursera (for example).

Free L&D webinars for October 2019

Limestone Learning

Technology, methodologies, consultancy services and content design all have their places. as she introduces tools to help you engage the audience, create awesome materials, and save time doing it. But how do you create a compelling story out of a few memories and anecdotes?

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ATD17 Post Review: Rants & Raves Edition

eLearning 24-7

I have an interesting piece to share on my Linkedin group this week, on one vendor’s customer service person’s retort to me. It wasn’t very customer oriented. Skillsoft debuted a new LMS, but I would say it is a major work in progress. Atlanta.

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

eLearning 24-7

Yes, they are the best of the best, but one might be great in say FS (Financial Services as their only vertical) and you are in consumer goods, so uh, they are not the system for you. . Same with vendors who have zero clue on why e-learning and/or WBT was created in the first place – so that is a variable. I get it that your customers may not be using mobile, but the fact of the world is that mobile is very important. 48 Create LMS. #47 Create LMS (2018, 2017).

E-Learning Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

He is a little devil, wrapped in black and white fur that can create terror and joy in a single bound. Unicorn LMS- Financial Services’s superhero of a system. Create LMS – NextGen features galore with more on their way. Create has the potential to be even better.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

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.

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

eLearning 24-7

This section will contain the latest data on the Top 50 including Y2Y (year to year) percentage growth in sales, Y2Y for clients, their rating of the state of the industry today, customer service, 2015 total sales – via range and so much more.

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

eLearning 24-7

Here I ran the R&D, Training, Content Development and Professional Services departments over my tenure there and also got my first exposure to this brand new standard, at the time, SCORM. Paul Schneider in my opinion is one of the guru’s in the authoring tool industry.

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Free L&D webinars for January 2018

Limestone Learning

To support you on this journey, Skillsoft has developed a road map, The Skillsoft Compliance Maturity Model, to make sure the route to your destination is clearly defined. Does it create anxiety because you feel uncertain about what to do, or if what you are doing is correct?

Types of Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

What is a sales enablement platform and why if they pitch it for sales training, does it offer customer service training too? Focuses heavily on “sales training” push BUT also customer service training too. Most customers use them for sales training and customer support training. Allow administrators to create system roles. Percipio by Skillsoft. Let me ask you an honest question. What is your personality type? Are you a Type A?

The Cornerstone Effect

eLearning 24-7

It was those statements, which based on the Cornerstone platform, created assumptions that those folks had misinterpreted as being universal, when in reality, they were not. If there is one word that will create panic in the LMS industry it is this word, “traditional” Its effect is the same one you would get if you saw a mouse scurrying past you as you ate at your favorite restaurant. Follows the old way of doing things in terms of support, service, etc.

Learning In Practice Awards 2013

CLO Magazine

Awards were presented to the top three entrants — gold, silver and bronze — in more than a dozen categories, including Strategy, Technology, Trailblazer and Collaboration for practitioners and Vendor Partnership, Blended Technology and Community Service for vendors. Learning providers were recognized for their service in eight categories, including e-learning, academic partnerships and social learning. Excellence in Community Service. Bronze: Skillsoft

Meridian Knowledge Solutions 2010 user's conference | LearnNuggets

NuggetHead

We all piled into two motor coaches (with beverage service) and headed to the mall with an experienced tour guide filling our brains with more fun facts about buildings, monuments, and sculptures that I can chaperone any middle school class with confidence!

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?”

Free learning & development webinars for September 2017

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Simple Steps to Create Stunning Interactions in Adobe Captivate The best way to beat the boredom in eLearning courses is to make them engaging and interactive. There’s also a handy guide to help you create great visuals every time you need to.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

No service companies. Clearly says something about the state of the fragmented eLearning market -- mostly small shops providing services or companies doing it in-house using all of the aforementioned tools. If you were to ask people whose companies buy in elearning, youd be more likely to hear about the service companies. Responder listed themselves as internal purchasers of outsourced services too so it wasnt like they didnt use custom developers.

The Rants – Marketing Buzz and.

eLearning 24-7

A cruise ship allowing their customers to hurl bottles into the sea? It would be easy to say in the press release that thru this partnership customers have access to over 12,000 courses which they can BUY in the system, thus saving them time to locate the right content, blah blah. I think anyone who read the above statement, would then recognize that the content/courses from this partnership is not 100% free to them. . I was enjoying my day.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

So, how about this for a twist: Increase in Revenue, boost in numbers but for some vendors, the gain is in actuality a negative because their current and potential new customers suffer. Unhappy current customers. I am seeing many vendors whose products were built for SMB (and more aligned on the lower side of mid size companies) who are now pushing into the mid/upper mid to large size customer band. They are slow to solve issues and current customers are not happy.

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

Why you should create an enterprise-wide strategy for boosting social acumen. Thursday, June 7, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Creating a Marketing Plan for Your Employee Training Program You probably didn’t think too much about needing marketing skills when you took on a training role!

Five LMS Lists

eLearning 24-7

So you have to use their authoring tool to create courses. Nor can you upload content from a 3rd party provider – example Skillsoft. Think “buy and launch” I always identify these systems as self-service systems. As a potential customer you will no doubt be impressed with seeing such a big name as a client. Everyone loves a good list.

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