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. Here according to the documentation listed on the Skillsoft web site, is what they see as the real value of the SumTotal acquisition (text listed is actual wording on their document): Skillsoft and SumTotal provide highly complementary HR solutions. Combination of Skillsoft and SumTotal offers comprehensive, content-rich HR solutions. Will there be a Ripple Effect?

Effective Training on Compliance and Patient Safety Using Robust Healthcare Learning Management Systems


To keep up with evolving health management techniques and compliance regulations, healthcare companies need to adopt effective e learning strategies. Some of the leading healthcare companies are investing in new-age healthcare Learning Management Systems (LMS) to deliver effective ecourses while ensuring the delivery of right quality products and optimal patient care. Effective training delivery results in optimum employee performance, engagement, and higher retention levels.


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Drive Employee Engagement With Great Content

Bluewater Learning

But if you’re a SumTotal client, you already own a tool that has incredible — but often-overlooked — potential for creating an environment in which engagement can not only flourish, but actually be sustained. It’s entirely possible to use your SumTotal Learning Management System (LMS) to turn the frustrations and limitations related to content and learning into success stories that support employees in ways that have been shown to foster engagement.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Examples include helping the US-based LMS provider, Pathlore, to be acquired by SumTotal Systems and helping the UK-based learning content producer, Skillchange Systems, to be acquired by Vega (which, itself, was later acquired by an Italian company). Bob: You’re right that social media has transformed the way that PR works – and it’s increased its effectiveness immeasurably, at least in the business-to-business sector. So, I agree that storytelling is an effective PR tool.

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.

A New World of Corporate Learning Arrives: And It Looks Like TV

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Video-based learning programs, free courses, MOOCs, and hundreds of high fidelity technical and professional programs have arrived, but corporations have struggled to deal with it effectively. Enterprise Learning Learning Programs CornerstoneOnDemand Degreed Edcast Oracle Pathgather Saba SumTotalOver the last several years the corporate learning marketplace has been under stress.

Leaders, Failure Is Upon You

CLO Magazine

As a result, people begin a leadership role ill-equipped to succeed or to effectively support and develop their team, much less collaborate and contribute across the organization. An effective leadership skillset can’t be defined in a singular way across functions. John Ambrose is a general manager at SumTotal. Homepage Top Story - Left Column Leadership Development effectiveness leadership developmentLeaders today are destined for failure. That was harsh.

Learning Management Platform for Your Training Need


An effective retention program ensures that knowledge and skills remain with the company, even when an employee leaves or retires. These include small businesses which want to deliver workforce training effectively. Amongst the best LMS platforms, SumTotal learning management system, G-Cube LMS, Cornerstone are ideal for enterprises, while Blackboard and Canvas for the education sector. Using Modern LMS for Enterprises, Startups, and Academic Institutions.

Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

Challenge to Learn

You can buy a big system that does all (like Blackboard, Sumtotal, Saba, Cornerstone on demand, et cetera) or you can go for a bunch of specialized tools that will beat that big solution on every specialty. But keeping it simple can be at least as effective and much faster and cheaper. Making mistakes and learning from them is a good thing; learning from mistakes that others make is even better.

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Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

Challenge to Learn

You can buy a big system that does all (like Blackboard, Sumtotal, Saba, Cornerstone on demand, et cetera) or you can go for a bunch of specialized tools that will beat that big solution on every specialty. But keeping it simple can be at least as effective and much faster and cheaper. Making mistakes and learning from them is a good thing; learning from mistakes that others make is even better.

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Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

SumTotal Talent Development Blog. Related posts: Five Ways to Use an LMS for Effective Learning Measurement Five Things Not to do While Selecting an LMS UL Fun-e-toons: Learning Management. The LMS market is heating up by the day for past many months now and it looks like it is going, more or less, as predicted by Bersin & Associates about 6 months back – The LMS market: hotter than ever.

Top 10 mLearning tools in 2020

Ed App

Another effective mLearning solution comes from Modo Labs. 5) SumTotal ToolBook. SumTotal ToolBook is another mLearning authoring tool. This year has seen a sudden rise in the number of tools available for distributed forms of learning.

User Generated Learning Content – Making it Happen

Learning Cafe

This approach while challenging to implement may resolve many of the issues that Organizational Learning faces including: Better engagement and effectiveness. Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside. Wed, Sept 30, 2015 12 – 1 PM AEST , Register. Remember the time we got all our news and entertainment from traditional media such as TV, Newspapers and Radio and experts.

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. Due to this demand, Learn@Cox was launched in 2019, delivering an easy, streamlined experience across all four Cox divisions via SumTotal Learning Management. Gold: Degreed.

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 recent acquisition of Pathgather by Degreed, analyzed here by Josh Bersin , raises some interesting questions for the learning industry.

Sharing the TinCan/xAPI@Work Journey – Step 1 – Validating the Potential

Learning Cafe

In collaboration with participating organisations, learning cafe shall explore not only the business impact of TinCan but also its effectiveness as a new learning standard. Cameron Hodkinson – Learning Effectiveness Lead, CGU Insurance. Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside. xAPI/TinCan has the potential to alter just about everything Learning does or will be expected to deliver.

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The Social Collaboration Party – Should Learning Gatecrash ?

Learning Cafe

Alex has worked in senior leadership positions in Jive, SumTotal, Talent2 and Saba. Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside. Workshop – Building Effective Employee Social Networks. Thu, Sep 11, 2014 12-1 PM Sydney , Register. In February this year Facebook was 10 years old with 1.4 billion Facebook users. Twitter signs up 135,000 new users every day. billion hours of YouTube is watched every month.

How Mobile Devices Will Continue To Shape HR Departments in the Future?

Your Training Edge

SumTotal. The same technique will be beneficial and cost-effective for many companies, instead of spending a lot for training days. With the strong adoption of mobile devices in enterprises, it is showing no signs of slowing down in the future, especially with the continuous development to produce smarter, high-tech devices.

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The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

When we started Talented Learning nearly four years ago, our mission was to help clients find and use learning management systems that effectively support extended enterprise education. Old-school LMS companies (like SumTotal , Plateau , , GeoLearning and Certpoint ) were acquired by much larger talent and HR-suite providers like SAP/SuccessFactors , Infor , Oracle and IBM. What to include in an effective augmentation plan.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions


Winner: SumTotal Learn. SumTotal Learn provides the personalized, contextual learning required to help your people be better at their jobs while they are doing them. Award of Excellence: SumTotal Talent. SumTotal Talent offers the ability to discover hidden talent and capabilities within your current workforce and provide tools to help all of your people be more productive. >> Track results real-time and measure effectiveness.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Originally, many LMS specialists tried to compete head-to-head with the established giants of the talent management LMS world like Cornerstone , Saba , SumTotal , SAP/SuccessFactors , Oracle. Typically, groups tied closely to profit centers are considered essential to serve efficiently and effectively. Your organization long ago settled on Cornerstone, Saba, SumTotal, SAP or another full-blown talent suite LMS and there is little chance of change.

Our TinCan/xAPI@Work Journey – Step 2 – Proof Of Concept & Learning Analytics

Learning Cafe

In collaboration with participating organisations, learning cafe shall explore not only the business impact of TinCan but also its effectiveness as a new learning standard. Cameron Hodkinson – Learning Effectiveness Lead, CGU Insurance. Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside. Thu, July 16, 2015 12 – 1:00 pm EST. Register.

The Current Top 5 Talent Management Solutions


Talent Expansion ™ by SumTotal Systems, Inc. stars out of 5) SumTotal began in the e-Learning industry, and have a different but creative approach toward talent management. TalentManager ™ by Kenexa (part of IBM’s Smarter Workforce initiative) (4 stars out of 5) TalentManager takes the approach of combining talent management and social collaboration solutions to help organizations build their own cultures, and make them effective. You want a talented team.

Latest Takeaways from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

Consumer goods are to follow, after all, if consumers are not going out and buying (and cutting interest rates to zero, wouldn’t be a factor to someone who is debating about going to the theater), then a ripple effect occurs. . Honestly, buying SumTotal would make more sense, but nevertheless, it is Saba. Curious to know the similarities and differences between Cornerstone and SumTotal?

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A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

The most effective way to learn is to a. You can go linear if you want – like ILT does, or go non-linear, which is more effective.

Perception in the E-Learning World

eLearning 24-7

It just means a few metrics, often ones, that will not help you with effective analysis to deliver better results with your employees or customers. When someone says traditional, I know they are thinking of SumTotal, SuccessFactors and Cornerstone. Yet, I never hear those same terms that are tossed towards the folks such as Cornerstone and SumTotal. . Hyundai had a problem.

So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

Of course, Tena Lyons, vice president for product marketing at SumTotal, works for a learning technology company, so she’d obviously have some pros to offer. Those who aren’t embracing the ways technology can enable more effective development programs are going to be left behind. For instance, you recently updated the SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite.

Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

With so many stakeholders in the extended enterprise value chain, an effective technology infrastructure is vital. Strong compliance LMS solutions are available from NetDimensions , BlueDrop , Compli , Cornerstone , eLogic Learning , Gyrus , Risc , Saba and SumTotal. 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.

Get Ready for a Season of Learning Tech Success! Fall Webinar Series

Talented Learning

Your organization long ago settled on Cornerstone, Saba, SumTotal, Oracle, SAP or another full-blown talent suite LMS, and there is little chance of change anytime soon. What to include in an effective augmentation plan. A whole new season of learning tech guidance is coming this fall, and we saved you a front-row seat!

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

SumTotal. SumTotal. Data is shared from the talent and learning modules that effect content recommendations, skill and competency acquisition, succession planning and performance reviews. SumTotal. . Sean McCarthy , SumTotal. Tim McDonnell , SumTotal Systems. Learning management systems didn’t die. They evolved, and today we recognize them. Quick LMS History.

Should You Use an Employee LMS for Extended Enterprise Learning in 2019?

Talented Learning

Examples in this group including Adobe Captivate Prime , BizLibrary , CrossKnowledge , Degreed , Gyrus , Bridge by Instructure , Lessonly , SuccessFactors and SumTotal. These systems can effectively drive learning programs that target employees, customers, business partners or a combination of audiences. Early in 2014, I set-out to answer a question I constantly hear as a learning systems selection consultant : “Should we use our employee LMS to educate external audiences?”

Free L&D webinars for January 2020

Limestone Learning

Thursday, January 2, 2020, 11AM – 12PM PT: Accelerate the Development of Emerging Leaders (Free for ATD members) There’s an urgent need for effective leadership in our institutions of higher learning, government and corporations. Emerging leaders are all around us, but they need help developing into effective leaders. You’ll be able to: Define effective leadership and explain why so many people in positions of authority fail to exercise leadership.

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. To help remote teams communicate more effectively and operate more productively on an ongoing basis, 15Five is offering free access to its full work performance alignment, coaching and recognition software through June 15th. via SumTotal and Skillsoft. How can leaders communicate effectively with their workforce during this time of disruption?

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. PSAV ultimately chose to partner with SkillSoft and SumTotal Learning Management.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

You know the names – Cornerstone , Oracle , Saba Software , SAP SuccessFactors , SumTotal Systems and Workday. Create relevant training content for each role, so employees can develop the necessary competencies to perform effectively. New year. New decade. No better time to step back and look at the big picture. And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. But which 2020 LMS trends really deserve your attention?

Make Your LMS Mobile Compatible in 4 Easy Ways

CommLab India

Here are four effective ways to make that possible. Therefore, you can customize the existing LMS native apps such as MOODLE , SumTotal, Cellcast, and others. The most preferred and cost-effective option is to use the MOODLE native app as it has an open source framework. Growing learner needs, training requirements, and busy work-life cycles– all these are prompting organizational training to go mobile.

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

The speakers at the webinar were Kevin Oakes (founder & CEO of i4CP, earlier founder of Click2Learn which was merged with Docent to form SumTotal) and John Polaschek (Sr. Mobile delivery & market performance : The research found that “ the delivery of internal content by mobile devices is strongly correlated to learning effectiveness and to market performance ”.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

You are a small or medium-sized business that is paying for an oversized SAP, Oracle, SumTotal, Saba or Cornerstone LMS and feel like plankton in an ocean of priorities. Even if for some reason you discover that switching isn’t cost-effective for your organization, you will understand why and feel better about your current situation. It happens at least once a week. I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges.

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Free L&D webinars for June 2019

Limestone Learning

Join David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, and Jim Poisson, Senior Director of Product Management at SumTotal, as they examine ways HR can leverage L&D to boost talent acquisition, onboarding, skills and career development, and other areas. Effective communication starts with an accurate perception—a perception of what the person meant by their words and actions. Share her seven steps for creating an effective learning video.

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Technology and Training: Using Artificial Intelligence for Learning and Development


Well-known platforms like Oracle, SAP SuccessFactors , SumTotal, and more are constantly evolving to offer an improved user experience and new features. AI is poised to transform L&D in the years to come, but as advanced as this technology is becoming, it is still only a tool and must be used properly to be effective. Artificial Intelligence (AI), once the stuff of science fiction, has today established a firm presence in our everyday lives.