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."

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.

Adobe eLearning Suite training

Adobe Captivate

One is Element K (and we should have this available on the Adobe store at some point); the other is Lodestone. elearning suite training , lodestone , elementk. Many of you have approached me regarding Adobe eLearning Suite training. The need for good training and possibly a certification that adequately covers the suite specific workflows and shared tools (like the SCORM packager, LMS adapter, Flash learning interactions, etc.)

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The genesis of Internet Time Alliance

Jay Cross

Now that Element K has been acquired by SkillSoft, I wonder if this video series will ever see the light of day. A minute and a half on the founding of Internet Time Alliance and what works for me.

Manager Training Online Courses

Tony Karrer

Thus far I've looked at Element K, SkillSoft, Vital Learning, Ninth House, and Achieve Global. I received an inquiry from someone I know, and I'm hoping people who read this blog can make suggestions. I'm looking for vendors who supply off-the-shelf training for basic manager skills such as, time management and delegation. What I like about these providers is the scope of what they offer -- many courses to choose from. Are there other providers you'd recommend I look at?

More on Mobile Learning Trends

Integrated Learnings

Jason Cohen of Element K made a sensible point about mLearning design and development. By Jay Lambert. 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. You can read his article on the highlights here, 'What Does Mobile Learning Mean to You?' Clay is also planning a follow-up post with more information from the event.

Phew! Reflecting on #ASTD10

Learning Visions

Talking content As always, it was great to connect with Thomas Stone (@ThomasStone) of ElementK and hear what they’re up to with off-the-shelf content and LMSs.

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Related Terms

Tony Karrer

Mzinga is shown related to Personal Learning , Social Software , Learning 2.0 , Storyboards , PLEs , CollectiveX , Firefly , Tomoye , KnowledgePlanet , Element K , Awareness Networks. The recent addition of related terms (relationship factors) in eLearning Learning that show what how related terms are to a given result set provides some interesting insights. I already pointed to some of the Interesting Information that we could see as we compare what different bloggers write about.

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. Well, Saba called me out in an semi-anonymous (there’s a picture, but I don’t know who of, and there’s no name – in social media?)

eLearning Startups - New Wave Coming

Tony Karrer

When you look back at 2000-2002, companies getting VC funding were folks like Outstart, Hyperwave, Infocast, Element K, Pathlore, Vuepoint, Knowledge Impact. I'm not sure if other people are seeing this, but based on a bunch of conversations and calls, it appears that there is a wave of new startups being created right now and the trend is accelerating. Because of my background working with leading startups, e.g., eHarmony, MyShape, LoanToolbox, etc.,

Collaboration - Knowledge Management - Expert - Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List - May 29, 2009 to June 5, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Adobe eLearning Suite: is it worth it?

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.

Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs

Tony Karrer

I just saw a post by Amit Garg Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. His list was very similar to the list of sources that eLearning Learning includes. It made me wonder how many sources does eLearning Learning include? Turns out it's exactly 99. Please let me know if I'm missing any blogs that produce good content on eLearning and more particularly Workplace eLearning that would make sense to include. eLearning Learning is looking for a bit deeper posts that focus on applied issues.

What you need 2 know: 3rd Party Content

eLearning 24-7

Element K? The best Microsoft Office courses that looked like the product, with a show me, tell me, let me do it approach – came right from Element K. There may come a time, when you need content. Content these days, well, it is an umbrella term to represent courses (micro too), videos, articles, materials, workbooks, other types of learning resources, podcasts and so forth. If it can be consumed for knowledge, then it slides under content. .

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eLearning Tour - May 21 - Free

Tony Karrer

Before, Bob was the Executive Director of Education for Element K where he directed and influenced their learning model and products. On May 21, LearnTrends will be hosting an eLearning Tour Event. This is designed to take you on a quick tour of different examples of what's happening out there.

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.

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. We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms.

Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank

Tony Karrer

I recently had a great conversation with Becky Barch, a performance consultant at the Bank, about her smart application of discussion forum software from ElementK. Looking at Capital City Bank from the outside, I wouldn’t have expected to find a great example of social learning inside.

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CLO Symposium

Jay Cross

The buzz on Friday was Skillsoft’s acquisition of Element K. Along with my Internet Time Alliance colleagues Jane Hart & Clark Quinn and several hundred chief learning officers, I attended the Fall CLO Symposium this week.

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Publishing our CellCast Widget for iPad

mLearning Trends

Thanks to our friends at 50 Lessons and Element K for use of their awesome mobile-friendly content from our CellCast Mobile Library that was included in the demo submission to Apple.

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A Big Week for Smartphones

mLearning Trends

If you want to read a nice summary about the device, here's a link to a Tim O'Reilly posting I received today (courtesy of Tom Stone over at ElementK ) that highlights the cool features and compares/contrasts the latest round of Android versus iPhone.

SCORM: What you should be asking your LMS Vendor to be

eLearning 24-7

If they do not know what “off the shelf&# means,Exit stage right. : ) as in walk away… Why is it important to find out if they have any or have they ever uploaded off the shelf 3rd party SCORM courses from another vendor (regardless of netg, skillsoft, elementK, whomever), because there may come a time, where you want a management or leadership course or a MS Word course and you do not want to build it. SCORM, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, AICC what does it all mean?

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

Janet Clarey

KnowledgeHub Authoring Tool (Element K). 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.

Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

New Roles for Instructors, Instructional Designers, and Subject Matter Experts - Element K Blog , December 3, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. I’ve fallen a bit behind on my reading in December, so I was glad to be able to use eLearning Learning to catch me up on the good stuff for the month. A couple of real gems in here. December 1, 2009 to December 15, 2009. eLearning Templates – 20 Resources - eLearning Technology , December 7, 2009.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

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! Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010.

M-Learning: Where’s the app for that?

eLearning 24-7

Element K? 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. If your telling me your solution is mobile ready, then all I should need to do is go iTunes or Android and find your app. Simple, right?

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SCORM: What you should be asking your LMS Vendor to be

eLearning 24-7

If they do not know what “off the shelf&# means,Exit stage right. : ) as in walk away… Why is it important to find out if they have any or have they ever uploaded off the shelf 3rd party SCORM courses from another vendor (regardless of netg, skillsoft, elementK, whomever), because there may come a time, where you want a management or leadership course or a MS Word course and you do not want to build it. SCORM, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, AICC what does it all mean?

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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. 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. Innovative Online Communications and Training Strategies. Tuesday, November 17, 2009. Developing Talent: Today’s Most Critical Business Imperative.

LearnTrends Audacity and More - Best of eLearning Learning September 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Everyone is Talking About Social Media - Element K Blog , September 2, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars. Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning. Thursday, October 08, 2009. Social Media: Trends and Implications for Learning. Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Gaining Leverage From Leadership. Wednesday, October 14, 2009. Formalizing Informal Learning …What? Thursday, October 15, 2009. Featured Sources.

Storyboard Templates iPhone - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

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! December 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

eLearning Learning - Best of June 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

The When and What of M-Learning - Element K Blog , June 2, 2009. eLearning Learning Hot List. June 2009. You can subscribe to the best of eLearning Learning to receive weekly, monthly hot lists and other updates that provide you with the best of eLearning Learning. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Top 100 Learning Game Resources - Upside Learning Blog , June 24, 2009.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

The Rise of Webinars, Virtual Conferences, and Twitter Chats - Element K Blog , May 8, 2009 Conferences are still being held in the Learning and Development industry as in past years, and generally they have the same level of quality presentations, hallway discussions, vendor demos, and much more. I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic.

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Interoperability – It works every time! Wrong.

eLearning 24-7

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. Interoperability – The Double Premise for a LMS/LCMS. You can take any course from one system pull it out and then upload it into another system and it will work without any problems whatsoever. No issues, perfect. So, if the course is SCORM 1.2 and the LMS/LCMS is SCORM 1.2 everything works fine. SURE IT WILL !

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

eLearning Learning Posts

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. Best of eLearning Learning. January 1, 2010 to January 15, 2010. The following are the top items based on social signals. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010 So many cool ways to learn online now. The whole world is a school.

LearnTrends - Google Wave - DevLearn - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

The Modalities of Blended Learning - Element K Blog , November 8, 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. Why The Death Of The Newspaper Industry Should Scare The Hell Out Of The Learning Industry. Thursday, December 03, 2009. Adjunct Faculty: Building Teachers From Experts.

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

Element K. Another Friday and another LMS that kicks ass! This week’s featured system is OutStart. I interviewed Jeff Whitney, Vice President of Marketing. By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

The Modalities of Blended Learning - Element K Blog , November 8, 2009. It’s always fun at this time of the year to look back at what’s happened in the world of eLearning. And I’m having a good time on this post as I’m seeing some really great stuff that I hadn’t seen before. This also contributed to the Hot Topics and eLearning Trends for 2009.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

One of the more compelling online pedagogical approaches is digital storytelling that combines audiovisual elements and focuses on a human interest story. 15) - Element K Blog , July 6, 2010 It's time for another edition of the Learning and Development Roundup!

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E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

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. Create – Either via a pre-built model or custom – provides a significant library of elements to choose from and add. I love innovation. It is what makes any product or service, aspire to new heights. I especially love it when it happens in the e-learning industry.

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 Truly its a masterpiece in the making.Pricing is not listed online.thinkingcap lab - LiveFor instructional designers and developers who want to create content with multiple elements. It is simple a drag and drop, but you have to drag and drop it at the sequence level and in some cases, I found that the element bounced back to the library, but did drop into the sequence.