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. The reason for the acquisition at least from a press release and information on the purchase (and available for viewing on the Skillsoft site), screams of HCM (Human Capital Management). HCM, among other things is all about HR (human resources), HRIS (human resources information systems) and the wherewithal of all that is part of it.

2016 EMEA Skillsoft Perspectives Recap

Skillsoft

2016 EMEA Skillsoft Perspectives included exciting announcements, informative industry insights and plenty of great networking opportunities for our customers. Skillsoft events

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CEB Features Skillsoft Resources in New Book "The Challenger Customer"

Skillsoft

Skillsoft's free ebook, featured in CEB's new book, is described as a best practice example of how to equip stakeholders with the information they need to make a move to technology-enabled learning.

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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."

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. THE QUOTE.

LinkedIn Launches Their Own LMS

LearnDash

Especially since they won’t be the only ones with custom & informal content libraries (Cornerstone, Skillsoft, and others have had this for years). In 2015 LinkedIn purchased Lynda.com, a premier provider in online training.

Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics

Origin Learning

According to SkillSoft, 93% of CEOs plan to increase or maintain their training budget, and 85% already have a mobile training strategy, or will implement one soon. Did you know that the average smartphone today is more powerful than the PCs that took two astronauts to the moon in 1969?!

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report.

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E-Learning Today: High-Tech and High Touch

CLO Magazine

Today, e-learning’s flexibility to reach learners wherever they are, to connect them with information and with each other, and ultimately deliver results continues to drive its adoption. They’re adept at adopting new technology and are inclined to seek out information as-needed.

Lynda.com Graduates to Next Level of Online Learning

CLO Magazine

LinkedIn is not the only LMS to embrace custom and informal content. Vendors like Cornerstone, Skillsoft, and Degreed all offer various customization tools that enable access to curated content and individualized learning paths.

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

I identify the Big Dogs as SumTotal by Skillsoft (yes, that is the actual name), Cornerstone OnDemand, Saba, SucessFactors and Oracle Taleo (although, I ask myself who is using this and if you still are why?). SumTotal by Skillsoft – the 2016 re-haul is a huge plus. I think Skillsoft has the power to turn it around – ST that is, when it comes to learning. SumTotal by Skillsoft. It’s nearly here.

The Inevitable Fusion of Learning and Talent

CLO Magazine

Talent management teams possess a wealth of insights about workforce needs, while inordinate numbers of learning and development departments operate independent of this vital information. Kieran King is vice president, global customer insight for Skillsoft.

You May Be Training, But Is Your Team Learning?

Pract.us

According to Skillsoft’s recent research , employees mainly want training to help them get better at their jobs and reach personal goals, which includes promotion. Classrooms and videos can provide basic information about a skill before someone tries it in the field.

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#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

eLearning 24-7

There are few and I mean only a few who follow this pattern (example: Skillsoft), where the course library is the primary and the system secondary. The administration side can be overwhelming – sometimes too much information isn’t a good thing. If I was to compare the Big Dog Four – SuccessFactors, Saba, Cornerstone OnDemand and SumTotal by Skillsoft, Saba would win hands down. SumTotal by Skillsoft. Welcome, welcome all!

How to use conversations to embed content in elearning

eLearningArt

One of the advantages of incorporating characters in your eLearning courses is that shifts the tone from formal to informal. As Clark & Mayer discuss, an informal tone takes advantage of the “personalization principle” that helps improve learning.

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Part 1: The Shift From Push to Pull Learning

CLO Magazine

Commonly called “pull” or informal learning, these just-in-time solutions differ from traditional “push” types of classroom instruction by enabling users to access at the point of need and find compressed nuggets of content that can help them with specific tasks or workflow. E-learning courseware company Skillsoft experienced a similar situation when it first invested in pull types of learning technology. invested in informal learning tools and services.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Abillity to include your conference information within Gmail, Outlook and other e-mail providers when you schedule a session. . No, but then again, this is an issue with many course providers including Lynda.com and Skillsoft. .

Podcast: Sales Training with the Brain in Mind – Mike Simmons, Co-Founder of Catalyst Sale

Learningtogo

Mike has held operations, consulting, sales, and executive leadership roles at UPS, Smartforce, Skillsoft, and Safari Books Online. He joined me to talk about modern sales training and how it is changing in response to new information from the neurosciences and cognitive psychology.

How to Get What You Want from Vendors

CLO Magazine

CLOs and learning leaders must clearly state their learning and development goals in order to avoid investing in inadequate technology, but they must also be willing to listen to the information and advice that their vendor has to offer. vice president, global customer insight, Skillsoft.

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

eLearning 24-7

Skillsoft and the wording of SumTotal right next to it, I wonder when it will be formally known as Skillsoft SumTotal or SumTotal by Skillsoft , rather than Skillsoft and SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft company – whew, I’m out of breath just saying it. in the form of information, insight and yeah, products. Well hello there! Back after a few grueling weeks first in Australia then in Orlando, speaking at ATD.

Webinars: Past, Present and Future

Kapp Notes

The panelists are: John Ambrose Senior Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Emerging Business, SkillSoft Janet Clarey Sr. Unfortunately, there are few guidelines to inform the development and creation of effective 3D Learning Events.

E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

Augmented reality takes a view of a real environment and augments it with additional information or effects. What is a good source of information to further learn about e-learning? Some of the major providers of off-the-shelf e-learning courses include: Skillsoft.

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

eLearning 24-7

The page will provide direct access to a wealth of information from many of the vendors (all were offered the opportunity to do so). If you are looking for an LMS or considering an LMS, my 2016 Top 50 LMSs report will give you the insight you will need to make an informed decision.

10 Must-Read Articles About Big Data

TalentLMS

The Information Age is currently changing. The data becomes easier to capture and data storage becomes less expensive, so people are no longer satisfied to just have access to big amounts of information—now they expect that information to be completely personalized.

Final Post Analysis of #HRTechConf 2015

eLearning 24-7

SumTotal by Skillsoft. SumTotal by Skillsoft (Part two). It was actually in the Skillsoft booth. I felt bad for the vendor who was near the board that had the Wi-Fi information on it. It is over. A big expo with several LMS vendors along with a few HR focused vendors who had a “learning component” to their systems.

Review of Linkedin Learning

eLearning 24-7

If the salesperson was misinformed by whomever provided her this information, than that individual should provide their employees with what is the actual reason (if AICC is not the future of learning). “If you have complaints or concerns, maybe you should write a blog.”

Review of Linkedin Learning

eLearning 24-7

If the salesperson was misinformed by whomever provided her this information, than that individual should provide their employees with what is the actual reason (if AICC is not the future of learning). “If you have complaints or concerns, maybe you should write a blog.”

When It Comes to Technology, All That Glitters Is Not Gold

CLO Magazine

This has created a different learning environment from 10 years ago, when all of the information an employee needed came from the learning and development department, Johnson said. These are heady days for learning leaders.

So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

Additionally, the experience has to be simple with intuitive usability that puts critical information and activities only a click away from anywhere in the suite. For every tech gadget that saves time, money and eases stress, there are always a few more that seemingly do exactly the opposite.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

When I write my Top 50 report, I wear multiple hats ensuring that all factors are considered, beyond just the weighting and point totals (based on many tiers of data and information). Ability to upload a course or courses from a 3rd party course/content provider (example: Wiley, Skillsoft, etc.). A few weeks back, I was speaking at an event and was asked a question, “What do you look for when you select an LMS?”

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

When I write my Top 50 report, I wear multiple hats ensuring that all factors are considered, beyond just the weighting and point totals (based on many tiers of data and information). Ability to upload a course or courses from a 3rd party course/content provider (example: Wiley, Skillsoft, etc.). A few weeks back, I was speaking at an event and was asked a question, “What do you look for when you select an LMS?”

How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

So much new information! Drawing from various presentations, I’d suggest that accessibility can inform elearning in four areas in particular: the design process, content development, course production, and module testing.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

Informal learning? Are you focused on and responsible for informal learning solutions? that can be used as part of informal learning support does not mean that you are really supporting informal learning in the organization.