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.

Vendor Spotlight: Skillsoft © provides a multitude of elearning and training solutions


Skillsoft has been in the elearning industry for over 15 years, and has been among the innovative leaders in that particular arena – about as long as the industry itself has been in existence. So, what solutions does Skillsoft offer to help you meet your training goals? Skillsoft Leadership Advantage - SLA is a leadership skills training and development solution designed to accelerate the learning curve, and make the process more engaging.

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SkillSoft survey provides evidence for rethinking learning

Clive on Learning

There's plenty to ponder in the results of Rethinking Learning , a report published in June by SkillSoft and based on research conducted on their behalf by OnePoll. Here are some of the findings that grabbed my attention: A large majority (67%) would like their employer to offer more opportunities for learning and 76% think they could be more effective and productive at work if these were offered.

The Cornerstone Effect

eLearning 24-7

Nor is it about the company itself, rather it is about the effect the system has on the entire LMS industry. 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. The Cornerstone Effect on Traditional. Again, the effect comes into play, loud and clear. Thus the effect is in play.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Skillsoft (2018), ‘Storytelling in Video–based Leadership Training and Development’ 4. When they’re set up within an effective authoring tool, you don’t need to attend to every. and is displayed in the most effective way possible. the effectiveness with which different.

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.

Podcast: Sales Training with the Brain in Mind – Mike Simmons, Co-Founder of Catalyst Sale


Every learning professional must “sell” content and target behaviors to be effective. Mike has held operations, consulting, sales, and executive leadership roles at UPS, Smartforce, Skillsoft, and Safari Books Online. The Salesperson Effect.

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Mike Simmons – Sales Training with the Brain in Mind


Every learning professional must “sell” content and target behaviors to be effective. Mike has held operations, consulting, sales, and executive leadership roles at UPS, Smartforce, Skillsoft, and Safari Books Online. The Salesperson Effect.

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Navigating the New Normal: Advice from Degreed Clients | Conduent


Govind: On the learning front, we are pretty okay because we do much of our learning online with tools such as Degreed and Skillsoft. About 70-80% of our organization has already been using these platforms effectively.

The Mobile Learning Shift


Are traditional elearning packages effective in all situations, or have we just come to expect them? A 2013 study by Skillsoft found that 93% of CEOs planned to increase or maintain their training budgets. If you are part of a medium to large organization, then chances are there is some form of elearning program or platform in place for employee training.

Excellence in E-Learning

CLO Magazine

Excellence in E-Learning recognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative and effective e-learning program or suite for a client. Bronze: Skillsoft and SumTotal Systems.

Growing From Knowledge-Based to Performance-Driven Learning


ASSESS: Whether it is assessing learning effectiveness at its conclusion or assessing learning retention at intervals after the learning, assessing knowledge gain and skill performance provides key measures that are important.

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

Videos, VR, and games all lend themselves to stories so the ability to craft compelling stories is going to be key to effective use of technologies. At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends.

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


Learning management systems come in all flavors and mostly you will consider selecting between Moodle, Blackboard, SkillSoft, etc. We propose using a MicroLMS system which distributes the learning processes across the firm and makes it more effective.

Special Report 2014: Learning Delivery

CLO Magazine

But while many organizations have used the method effectively, it is not always the best choice. But while many organizations have used the method effectively, it is not always the best choice. Most clients of Skillsoft Corp., Mobile learning is often viewed as the next big thing in learning delivery. Go Mobile? Katie Kuehner-Hebert. Mobile learning is often viewed as the next big thing in learning delivery.

What now for the LMS?

Nomadic Learning

And this is what Degreed (and other so-called Learning Experience Platforms) has leveraged to great effect. But with many (like SkillSoft and their SumTotal LMS) already halfway through dubious transformations, the signs are not good. Notes on the Degreed/Pathgather Acquisition.

The NEXT Big Thing in eLearning

eLearning Alchemy

Entrepreneurs quickly saw the potential for profit and course libraries like , CBT Nuggets , and Skillsoft sprung up with massive content offerings. Length: 876 words. Reading Time: ~4 minutes. Over the past decade eLearning has gone through a rapid transformation.

You May Be Training, But Is Your Team Learning?

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. At, we’re dedicated to giving you the tools for effective learning and tracking its impact on business results.

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Using MOOCs: Self-Directed Development and Workforce Training

Your Training Edge

The annual cost of job training and certification has reached $160 billion, or nearly $1200 per employee, and results of a recent study by Skillsoft suggest that while nearly all CEOs recognize the importance of workforce training, they are looking for ways to make that training faster and more efficient. According to Skillsoft managing director Kevin Young, “The research shows that business leaders increasingly appreciate the value of learning.

How Do You Define Digital Learning?

CLO Magazine

As we look at the work required to build an effective digital learning environment at work, it’s turning out to be much harder than we thought. Vendors like, Skillsoft, Grovo, Udacity, Udemy, NovoEd, SkillShare and others offer this.

Learning Solutions Series: Most users satisfied with Off-the-shelf content solutions, when it fits their needs


Imagine this: There’s a new federal law coming into effect next month, affecting 40% of your workforce’s day-to-day operations. Particularly popular are products from Skillsoft: 23% of organizations who own OTS content obtained it from that company.

E-Learning Today: High-Tech and High Touch

CLO Magazine

While wading through e-learning delivery options to identify what will effectively meet their company’s needs, learning leaders must navigate the waters with a clear objective in mind to zero in on how to accomplish it.

Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace: The Future of the L&D Landscape

eThink Education

By serving more useful content, the system also encourages further interaction, reinforcing the positive effect of continuous learning while encouraging users to keep coming back for more. .

Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics

Origin Learning

According to SkillSoft, 93% of CEOs plan to increase or maintain their training budget, and 85% already have a mobile training strategy, or will implement one soon. to supplement on-the-job performance for just-in-time learning have proved their effectiveness and usefulness to employees.

The Wolf of Warfare

CLO Magazine

Another partnership, with Skillsoft, has been very positive. According to Wolf, Skillsoft offers training that appeals to a broad variety of job families and types of work that ManTech does. It’s not just her enthusiasm that allows Wolf to be effective in her role.

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. The company is also using user-generated content effectively for peer training and compliance tracking. a Nashua, N.H., e-learning company, are still experimenting with mobile learning, according to Tim Hildreth, the firm’s vice president of product management.

How to use conversations to embed content in elearning


But conversations can be an element in other effective eLearning approaches, such as to set up a scenario or tell a story. My first job out of college 15 years ago was at SmartForce (now SkillSoft) as a simulation developer.

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A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel


We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. Analytics and reporting system — Effectiveness. Recap from: Kapp Notes.

The Talent Management Award

CLO Magazine

The Talent Management Award is for learning executives who have developed a program that effectively integrates learning into broader talent management initiatives such as employee engagement, onboarding, succession planning, recruiting or performance management.

Is Adaptive Learning the Way of the Future

Training Industry

In 2014, Skillsoft and IBM Research completed an adaptive learning pilot program with 32,000 users and found that personalized learning based on data such as user-content interactions, content relationships and consumption patterns improves engagement. Adaptive learning enables this alignment by ensuring that only the content learners actually need is created and delivered, and by delivering that content more effectively and efficiently.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions


These honorees are: Skillsoft; Cisco; SuccessFactors, an SAP Company; Inxpo; IBM; Adobe; and Oracle. With the combination of video, collaborative tools and making learning truly a conversation, Inxpo’s Learning Environments and Virtual Classrooms deliver the ultimate blended learning experience in a cost-effective way. >> Track results real-time and measure effectiveness. Using ej4, we were able to achieve these goals in a quick, efficient, and effective manner.”. >>

Time for Change: MOOCs and Learning Technology

CLO Magazine

Companies such as Blackboard, CBT Systems — now Skillsoft — Saba and Docent were born. The explosion of MOOCs and new tools for education will have three big effects on corporate learning. Already content companies such as Skillsoft and others are focused on video and mobile content, driven largely by the consumerization of online learning and demand for a next-generation learning experience. Massive open online courses are transforming learning technology.

Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

With so many stakeholders in the extended enterprise value chain, an effective technology infrastructure is vital. They also offer visual dashboards that make it possible to slice and dice data and drill-down as needed for effective compliance gap analysis and troubleshooting.

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

Talented Learning

Google is also doing its part to support workers and educators who need to communicate effectively in distributed environments. via SumTotal and Skillsoft. How can leaders communicate effectively with their workforce during this time of disruption?

Social Learning: Top Down Versus Bottom Up

CLO Magazine

There are two broad categories of learning technologies emerging: top down and bottom up, according to John Ambrose, senior vice president of strategy, corporate development and emerging business at Skillsoft, an e-learning and performance support company. Skillsoft went this route with its inGenius social product. Companies look at pricing, product features and ease of use when determining the L&D technology that is right for them.