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." The business of eLearning in corporate training continues to shift. You may have already heard this news, so I won't bother you with the details. You can read the full press release here.

More on Mobile Learning Trends

Integrated Learnings

Clay Duda, an ILS contributor, recently posted an article to our other blog, Shared Learning , covering the Technology Association of Georgia's Workplace Learning event last week on mLearning. Jason Cohen of Element K made a sensible point about mLearning design and development. Instructional Design Technology mLearning Moments of Learning Need Mobile LearningBy Jay Lambert.

The LMS Debate rides again

Clark Quinn

Yes, Dave Wilkins of Learn.com and Tom Stone of Element K have already argued that the label is still needed in the marketplace, but I’m really trying to shift the way people think about what their role is, and to me using the label LMS is a major barrier to shifting out of the comfort zone. Tags: social strategy technology

Social Learning Trends from Elliott Masie

Bottom-Line Performance

That’s great for me, because it keeps me on my toes as I try to explain why all this really cool technology is also useful for something more than playing April fools jokes on my friends. P.S. – check out what some other reviews of the survey: Clive Shepherd and Tom Stone over at Element K

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TOP eLearning and Workplace Learning Blogs

eFront

During the last 5 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from an eLearning community of practice that exists in the blogosphere. I did my research and I listed 134 eLearning and workplace Learning Blogs.

Collaboration - Knowledge Management - Expert - Hot List

Tony Karrer

Clive on Learning , May 29, 2009 Capture Examples - eLearning Technology , May 29, 2009 Mistakes made in Academic Blogs - Don't Waste Your Time , June 3, 2009 Time Spent - The Learning Circuits Blog , June 1, 2009 Presentation: Camtasia in eLearning - Don't Waste Your Time , June 4, 2009 Does Deliberative Practice Lead to Quick Proficiency? eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Should you Care about Google Wave?

eLearning Tour - May 21 - Free

Tony Karrer

More on our tour guides: Karl Kapp Karl is a consultant, speaker, scholar, and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business operations. Recently, he won the Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology. His experience with technology companies and high-tech initiatives provides him with insights into the future of technology. eLearning Technology. On May 21, LearnTrends will be hosting an eLearning Tour Event.

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009 Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard - Don't Waste Your Time , June 12, 2009 Discovering Instructional Design 11: The Kemp Model - The E-Learning Curve , June 10, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe - Learning Visions , June 9, 2009 Attribution in a Web 2.0 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.

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. Lars Hyland - Lars is Learning Good to see Learning Technologies , Mobile Learning come up for Lars. We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community.

Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009. Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009. New Roles for Instructors, Instructional Designers, and Subject Matter Experts - Element K Blog , December 3, 2009. eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009. eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources - eLearning Technology , July 13, 2010. Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources - eLearning Technology , October 25, 2010. Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 - eLearning Technology , January 18, 2010. How to facilitate synchronous learning for real and virtual learners using technology? The Great LMS Debate - Element K Blog , June 11, 2010.

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

Janet Clarey

Content Authoring Software (Mediapro Education Technology Pvt. KnowledgeHub Authoring Tool (Element K). Mindflash Training System (Mindflash Technologies Inc.). RapideL-i (Brainvisa Technologies Pvt. I’ve been slicing and dicing our Authoring Tool KnowledgeBase and doing some online research in response to a question about collaborative rapid authoring tools that developers in multiple locations can use.

M-Learning: Where’s the app for that?

eLearning 24-7

Element K? Leader Technologies – Audio Conferencing. As I write on my iPad, thoughts swirl abound. With all these vendors talking about their solution and its capabilities on mobile devices, it should be easy to find an app for that. Regardless if the vendor is m-learning specific, content authoring tool, LMS, web conferencing or a hybrid. It shouldn’t matter.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

The Modalities of Blended Learning - Element K Blog , November 8, 2009. Enough Tools for Now - eLearning Technology , November 11, 2009. Have belief in Learning Technologies - Learning Technology Learning , November 9, 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.

LearnTrends Audacity and More - Best of eLearning Learning September 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , September 14, 2009. Nothing More Important in my Life Than Blogging - eLearning Technology , September 1, 2009. Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank - eLearning Technology , September 15, 2009. Everyone is Talking About Social Media - Element K Blog , September 2, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

28 Web Conference Training Tips - eLearning Weekly , July 10, 2009 Learning to use web conferencing technology is pretty easy, but there is a lot more to training via web conference than just putting on a headset, dialing up an audio-conferencing bridge, and logging onto the application. Conference Balance - eLearning Technology , June 6, 2008 Just read a great post by Clive Shepherd - Cutting the Pie - where he discusses what the appropriate balance is at conferences.

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eLearning Learning - Best of June 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Business of Learning - eLearning Technology , June 15, 2009. Google Wave as a Learning Tool - Learning and Technology , June 12, 2009. Expert Level Answers via Social Networks - eLearning Technology , June 8, 2009. eLearning Technology , June 3, 2009. Individual Value Required - eLearning Technology , June 11, 2009. Collaboration - Knowledge Management - Expert - Hot List - eLearning Technology , June 9, 2009. eLearning Learning Hot List. June 2009.

Storyboard Templates iPhone - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009. Blending Learning with Social Technology Components - Upside Learning Blog , December 22, 2009. Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009. 2009 Top Posts and Topics - eLearning Technology , December 1, 2009. RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline - Learning and Technology , December 21, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning.

LearnTrends - Google Wave - DevLearn - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Online Learning Technologies–Past, Present, and Future. The New Wave of eLearning Technologies. eLearning Conferences 2010 - eLearning Technology , November 19, 2009. The Modalities of Blended Learning - Element K Blog , November 8, 2009. New paper on leveraging social learning technologies - Learning in a Sandbox , November 19, 2009. Have belief in Learning Technologies - Learning Technology Learning , November 9, 2009.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 - eLearning Technology , January 26, 2009. eLearning Conferences 2010 - eLearning Technology , November 19, 2009. Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009. LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers - eLearning Technology , July 6, 2009. Collaboration Tools - eLearning Technology , December 2, 2008. Twitter as Personal Learning and Work Tool - eLearning Technology , January 21, 2009.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Information Filtering - eLearning Technology , January 8, 2010 Harold Jarche posted Business models looking back and forward where he looks at various trends and implications on business opportunities. On Finding a Job in the Learning and Development Industry - Element K Blog , January 8, 2010 As 2010 gets going, many in the L&D industry continue to face the job-search struggle. The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology , January 7, 2010. Best of eLearning Learning.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

Innovators and Risk Takers – emerging technology integrated, new ideas, pushing the envelope in what is possible in e-learning/social learning/m-learning, coming up with something that has never been done before – risk takers. Not, some 3rd party aggregator like Skillsoft or Element K, where you can purchase courses from. For instructional designers and developers who want to create content with multiple elements. I love innovation.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

Unicorn Training

Not, some 3rd party aggregator like Skillsoft or Element K, where you can purchase courses from.It Unlimited capabilities here, really – depending on the way they go, because emerging technology will continue to push the envelope for audio and equally video capabilities.This is SAAS based, but sadly only for academia.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Let us address the technology aspect. Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning - eLearning Technology , September 14, 2010 Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Promoting Distance - Learning Technology Learning , September 24, 2010 Recently I have arrived at the opinion that developing a viable distance learning offering is the way to go for Higher Education. Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources - eLearning Technology , July 13, 2010 I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. eLearning Technology. Technologies is second which is an obvious dominant theme. Best of eLearning Learning.

iPad 101

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

eLearning Learning Posts

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2010 With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong? eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30 - eLearning Technology , April 13, 2010 I had an interesting conversation the other day about whether there’s that much new going on in eLearning here in 2010. Best of eLearning Learning.