Virtual Corporate University : Thomson Netg

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

If you are still wondering what Secondlife is all about and how it is being used in corporate universities, then you must check out this video from Thomson Netg. The New Media Center held an inworld tour of the ThomsonNetg campus this morning. I now remember why I've been a big advocate of interactive 3D learning for 10+ years. My early 3D simulations were done in Superscape, then Visual BASIC, then Macromedia DirectorMX.

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Thompson Leaves Learning Market

Tony Karrer

Not only have they just completed the sale of their NETg subsidiary to SkillSoft for $270 million , but they have also announced they are selling Higher Education assets of Thomson Learning to a couple of venture funds for $7.75 Saw Thomson Corp exists Learning Market on Learning Reflections.

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Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Learning about Second Life

Kapp Notes

If you want to know more about Second Life, you can jump into the world and attend classes sponsored by NETg. I found this billboard as I was walking around looking for educational institutions and experiences. If you already know about Second Life, they are looking for instructors as this sign shows. As the online economy grows within Second Life, their are many chances to make money and contribute within the Second Life envrionment (as an instructor for example.)

What you need 2 know: 3rd Party Content

eLearning 24-7

Who remembers NetG? NetG, was the evil empire of the days gone past – ok, in my mind. speed with no latency issues would be acquired by NetG and shoved into the Raiders of the Ark storage facility, next to the ark itself. 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.

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I need your advice on learning profiles

The Learning Circuits

full disclosure - As some of you may know, I joined Thomson NETg in January to run one of their strategic business units called Collaboration (essentially what was KnowledgeNet whom they acquired in late 2004). Very exciting (at least to me) but what I need is your feedback on a tool that Thomson NETg developed which I think is a hidden gem.

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The Growing Role of Microlearning

CLO Magazine

This first generation e-learning was revolutionary, and companies like Skillsoft, NetG, Click2Learn, DigitalThink — my alma mater — and others were born. Learning organizations today are dealing with a lot of change. LMS and learning platforms are evolving into video learning solutions; employees want consumer-like learning experiences; experts in all domains are creating videos, MOOCs and YouTube lessons.

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Skillsoft – An Analyst Perspective

eLearning 24-7

” This was due to the buying spree that Skillsoft conducted in the early to mid-2000s where they bought up quite a few 3rd party off the shelf vendors including NetG (a big player back then) and Element K (strong player back in the day). . This is a story about a one-time giant in the 3rd party off-the-shelf content providers. A behemoth, impressive and at the same time, seen in a “Evil Empire” perspective among other vendors in the mid 2000s.

consolidation continues - BlackBoard + WebCT & more.

The Learning Circuits

Now having gone through a "merger" myself (SkillSoft and SmartForce) it sounds like BlackBoard is really acquiring WebCT and it doesn't bode well for WebCT given that there is a tremendous amount of product overlap between the two companies (a similar comparision would be if SkillSoft and NETg, the leading providers in the corporate education space, merged). The Resulting Big Five: (forecasted annual revenue) SkillSoft $200M+ NETg $150M-200M?

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A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

Bryan has had a distinguished career in corporate Learning & Development, including leadership roles with Skillsoft, Kaplan, AchieveGlobal and NETg. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bryan Austin, mLevel’s Vice President of Learning Innovation. I’ve known Byran for a while and he has always been passionate about games for learning and it was good to catch up with him.

Content – Change the Narrative

eLearning 24-7

At one time, it was the biggest brand out there, and a vendor who bought up other well-known content providers such as NetG and ElementK. It was finished. All I had to do was click publish, but then something happened. Dinner. Afterwards, I started to question the post.

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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Customer Loyalty for Learners? How weird!

The Learning Circuits

Will we ever see this for Capella and University of Phoenix or Thompson NETg ? I love the stream of consciousness effect imparted by linking from one blog to another. It reminds me of the best part of the best classroom discussions; making new connections. Let me try to recreate a recent experience in a way that you can share.

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Purchasing Courses for your LMS

eLearning 24-7

Hmm, let’s see NetG (back in the day), Skillsoft, Playback Media (not the new one out there, but another one – may the rest in peace), a few other shops and Rosetta Stone (yes, that Rosetta Stone). Before we jump into the topic, the blog will now be published every Friday. 61 years ago, if you were like many – okay like me, you probably weren’t born yet. But for those who were they could go and get a dime novel and read the latest on whatever was their fancy.

Learning as Art - the dream, the reality

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Its closer to our experience in the NETg tour the other day. the person from NETg was showing how they had created all these audio tracks and this whole room with comfy chairs for your avatar and you sat in the chair and clicked on the ball to hear the audio. Mark Oehlert is going through a metamorphasis, "noodling out" the idea of Learning as Art in his head and on his blog. Mark does some excellent noodling in his post on the topic.

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LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

KnowledgeNet Platform LMS Thomson NETg 2 4.10 Update, Nov.

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?

CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

CLO Magazine

Dr. James L’Allier serves as Chief Learning Officer and Vice President, Research and Development of Thomson NETg, Inc. This From the Vault article was originally published on CLOmedia.com in July 2006. For many training managers and directors, the position of chief learning officer represents a career path. Many who currently hold this executive position are between the ages of 45 and 55—thus, attrition will soon impact the top end of this group.

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Merger mania in and around eLearning

The Learning Circuits

All of this comes of the heels of SkillSoft releasing SkillSoft Dialogue , their version of a virtual classroom and NETg buying KnowledgeNet last year for their virtual classroom technology/LMS resulting in their Knowledge Now suite. First, on Monday, WebEx buys intranets.com for $45M in cash ( details ) then today SumTotal buys Pathlore for $29M in cash ( details ) and $19M in stock.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

I used to pitch up against some of the "big guys" -- NetG, SkillSoft -- who do some custom development, but the clients would choose our small shop because we provided better customer service. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 20, 2009 eLearning Brand Name Recognition? The eLearning industry is a weird beast. Its not really one beast at all. Maybe its a whole bunch of beasts. Or maybe its a fruit bowl instead.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Remember Digital Think, SmartForce, Pensare, NETg, KnowledgeNet, UNext, Docent, One Touch, Centra, InterWise, and their brethren? Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It. Executive Summary 3. Where Corporate Learning Came From 3. Corporate Learning Today 5. Training is not the same as learning 6. Corporate Training Is Broken 7. Senior managers are dissatisfied 7. Chief Learning Officers know training is not working 7. Managers feel training has scant impact 8.