Skillsoft Acquires Element K for $110 Million

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The acquisition adds to SkillSoft's existing offerings in learning content and learning platform technology through the addition of Element K's complementary offerings in e-learning content, virtual labs, ILT print materials and custom development services."

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

relates closely to the concepts Learning 2.0 , eLearning Tools , Corporate eLearning , Personal Learning , and Enterprise 2.0 ; the Tools Odeo , CollectiveX , Bea Pages , Apache Roller , and Dogear ; and the Companies NexLearn , Awareness Networks , Element K , and Mzinga. Again, I'll be curious to see if people find patterns in this information. David Fair - Learning Journeys Talk to him about graphics ( PNG , JPG ) and staying organized ( Tagging , Information Overload ).

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Integrated Learnings

Clay is also planning a follow-up post with more information from the event. It was a great and informative evening, particularly Margaret Martin's demo of Merlin Mobility's augmented reality app that is just astounding; below are a few other items that stood out to me. Jason Cohen of Element K made a sensible point about mLearning design and development. By Jay Lambert.

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LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

Probably just three years ago, if you said Element K I would have immediately thought about off-the-shelf courseware. However, Element K has made substantial, progressive improvements to their LMS, most recently by building custom integrations between Jive Clearspace and KnowledgeHub, Element K’s LMS. Platform Prod Management & Marketing, Element K about their social media capabilities.

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

CLO Symposium

Jay Cross

The buzz on Friday was Skillsoft’s acquisition of Element K. I’m not far enough into this to see if social and informal learning are part of the equation so I’m reserving judgment on this potentially promising effort.

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Interoperability – It works every time! Wrong.

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Your 3rd party developer or the 3rd party off the shelf vendor (example: Element K courses or Rosetta Stone) to go into the new system. Going forward, they should know what code is needed, so that the course can talk to the LMS/LCMS and vice versa and information, and data, etc. Yes, you want to be kept informed. Interoperability – The Double Premise for a LMS/LCMS.

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Rapid (Collaborative) Authoring Tools for developers/SMEs in multiple locations

Janet Clarey

Thought I’d share what I found for three reasons - (1) hopefully to provide some valuable information, (2) to see who I may have missed so I can add them and/or get them added to our KnowledgeBase (3) to let you know about the type of client-driven research we do at Brandon Hall Research. Note to vendors: If you fall in that category, feel free to make comments with information about your authoring tool. KnowledgeHub Authoring Tool (Element K).

LearnTrends Audacity and More - Best of eLearning Learning September 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning. Formalizing Informal Learning …What? Corporations need to catch up on open content - Informal Learning , September 17, 2009. Everyone is Talking About Social Media - Element K Blog , September 2, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars. Thursday, October 08, 2009. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning. Tuesday, October 13, 2009.

DevLearn - Google Wave - Organizational Learning - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

The Modalities of Blended Learning - Element K Blog , November 8, 2009. Rypple - Informal Learning , November 8, 2009. The Information Architecture of Behavior Change Websites , November 10, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. November 6, 2009 to November 13, 2009. Upcoming Online eLearning Events. LearnTrends 2009. November 17-19, 2009. Social Learning for Management Development: Introducing CoachingOurselves. Tuesday, November 17, 2009.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Workscape evolution - Informal Learning , May 7, 2010. The Great LMS Debate - Element K Blog , June 11, 2010. Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. How do we come up with these - well it’s based on social signals (clicks, views, twitter, delicious and more). So, really, you’ve been voting on this all year long just based on your activity. Congrats to all for making the list!

eLearning Learning - Best of June 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Informal learning patterns - Informal Learning , June 26, 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning - Informal Learning , June 12, 2009. The When and What of M-Learning - Element K Blog , June 2, 2009. Supporting Formal and Informal Social Learning , June 18, 2009. eLearning Learning Hot List. June 2009.

Storyboard Templates iPhone - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives - Informal Learning , December 13, 2009. Allen Tough, informal learning pioneer - Informal Learning , December 21, 2009. New Roles for Instructors, Instructional Designers, and Subject Matter Experts - Element K Blog , December 3, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. I fell a bit behind on my reading in December. Luckily eLearning Learning was able to point me at the top 63 posts for the month!

First Top 25 eLearning Posts of 2010 - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Social learning in the enterprise - Learning and Working on the Web , January 3, 2010 Whereas early e-learning was all about delivering content, primarily in the form of online courses, produced by experts and managed via learning management systems, Social Learning is about creating and sharing information and knowledge with other people using (often free) social media tools that support a collaborative approach to learning. Informal Learning - 2010 , January 9, 2010.

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

LMSs control, track and report on formal learning initiatives while a social media platform enables rather than controls informal learning. So we don’t believe a vendor should make a LMS a requirement to implementing a social media platform, but certainly there should be tight integration points to enable informal learning in support of formal learning initiatives. Element K. Another Friday and another LMS that kicks ass! This week’s featured system is OutStart.

LearnTrends - Google Wave - DevLearn - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Social Learning Examples - Informal Learning , November 15, 2009. The Modalities of Blended Learning - Element K Blog , November 8, 2009. The Information Architecture of Behavior Change Websites , November 10, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. November 2009. Upcoming Online eLearning Events. Online Learning Technologies–Past, Present, and Future. Wednesday, December 02, 2009. Implementing Social Media: Beyond The Hype. Wednesday, December 02, 2009.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Rethinking conferences - Informal Learning , February 17, 2009 When I signed up for Spaces for Interaction: An Online Conversation about Improving the Traditional Conference , I didn’t appreciate how timely the topic would become. There will be more information coming around the use of Twitter at the conference. Here's the conclusion in full: Microblogging at conferences seems to be an additional way of discussing presented topics and exchanging additional information.

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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

How to support informal learning - Informal Learning , July 12, 2010 Interview. Cross is a champion of informal learning, Web 2.0, They are currently refining informal/web 2.0 An information and resource aggregator to collect information and resources.

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Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Learning for the 21st Century - Informal Learning , December 17, 2008. Informal learning - what is it? The Modalities of Blended Learning - Element K Blog , November 8, 2009. Information Architecture for Audio: Doing It Right - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design , January 12, 2009. Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need , December 19, 2008.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. Nuts and Bolts: Too Many Tools by Jane Bozarth - Learning Solutions Magazine , September 7, 2010 Cognitive overload – too much information – is one type of problem for learners. Informal learning. believe in the power of informal learning. Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

As a member, I have access to a plethora of sharing, information and intellect as it relates to how individuals are driving Enterprise 2.0 It’s Not That Hard - trainingwreck , April 1, 2010 I find it remarkably sad that ‘training’ departments within organizations continue to pump out bricks and mortar classes as their sole approach to learning instead of shifting to a formal, informal and social mix. It captures my current thinking about informal learning.