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

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To keep up with evolving health management techniques and compliance regulations, healthcare companies need to adopt effective e learning strategies. With digital transformation, companies are using healthcare learning management systems because of their effectiveness and scalability.

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. The importance of employee engagement today is universally accepted.

Can Millennials Still Benefit From Classroom Training?

Bluewater Learning

One of the most effective aspects of any well-done classroom training is creating opportunities for students to interact with each other. Shark Bites - SumTotal Edition Classroom Communication learning and talent management technology Millennials SumTotal technology Training

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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. What to include in an effective augmentation plan.

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.

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. What to include in an effective augmentation plan.

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.

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.

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The Current Top 5 Talent Management Solutions

InsiderHub

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. You want a talented team. Correction: you NEED a talented team.

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.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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. It happens at least once a week.

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

eLearning 24-7

These two folks can now collaborate more effectively without the need for some extra permission controls in the LMS, or third party drop box / folder to serve as a transfer point for the packages which can result in all sorts of mishaps.

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How to Measure Social Learning

CLO Magazine

For those who prefer to keep social learning measurement simple, matching usage data and correlating it with performance is also an option, said Bill Docherty, vice president of product management at talent development firm SumTotal Systems Inc. Docherty also said learning leaders should use subjective feedback from employees on the effectiveness of social learning channels. Social learning has yet to become a standard in many organizations.

mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

mLearning Trends

The learning experience may feel “smaller” and more intimate, but the ability to package, deliver and track compelling content designed with effective pedagogical structure is truly coming of age when the proper tools, devices and methods are applied to mlearning.

How to Fuel Innovation

CLO Magazine

The problem is that traditional methods for building talent are no longer effective. CLOs looking to create an effective, innovative learning organization rooted in practicality should consider the following four-step process when building their learning strategies: 1. Once an organization has a solid grasp on the business and people information it needs to develop effective learning, the next step is to design targeted interventions.

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

eLearning 24-7

It’s as fun as riding your favorite roller coaster without the after effects of why you no longer ride your favorite roller coaster. Next week: Product Review of SumTotal Learn by Skillsoft .

Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)

eLearning 24-7

While I do not know who WD will focus on in the market, my belief is that it will be SuccessFactors (an easy win), Cornerstone (mixed results), Oracle (victory!), SAP (if they can’t win this one, they shouldn’t be in the game), SumTotal Learn (mixed results – and how important – unknown) and to a very lesser degree Saba. Blue Ocean is used in the consumer marketplace all the time and is a very effective strategy.

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Top 50 LMS Mid Rankings Report – What you need to know

eLearning 24-7

Many people tend to see clients/users as a cause and effect relationship – i.e. the vendor has a lot of clients/users and this says they have an excellent system. SumTotal. It is that time of the year, okay, not really, but it is time or more specifically near the time for the release of my Top 50 LMS mid-rankings report. The report available for acquisition arrives on June 16th.

Free L&D webinars for January 2018

Limestone Learning

More effective communication? Monday, January 8, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: 4 Keys to Enhancing Your Healthcare Culture (Free for ATD members) A healthcare company’s culture has a tremendous effect on the patient experience, and ultimately your survey scores.

Free L&D webinars for March 2018

Limestone Learning

Therefore, when beginning the LMS evaluation process, one of the first questions you should ask yourself is whether an open-source LMS (like Moodle or Totara) or a closed-source platform (like SumTotal or Cornerstone) will be better suited to meeting your needs.