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). Combination of Skillsoft and SumTotal offers comprehensive, content-rich HR solutions. Getting back to Skillsoft and SumTotal. As for Skillsoft, they are a content provider.

Skillsoft Goes Private

Kapp Notes

SkillSoft (Nasdaq: SKIL) a provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses with a huge catalog of "off-the-shelf" courses in a variety of subjects from IT to business skills announced today that it will no longer be publicly held. Under the terms of the acquisition, SkillSoft shareholders will receive $10.80 What does this mean for Skillsoft customers? The problem?

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How to Prepare for Active Shooters in the Workplace

CLO Magazine

” The Problem With Run, Hide, Fight. “The problems of a commercial building are not the problems of a hospital or a school,” he said. Education technology company Skillsoft, for example, offers an online active shooter training course that is free to all.

Is Your Organization Worried about the Falling Unemployment Rate?

SumTotal L&D

Biro to talk about this very subject and offered her listeners advice about how learning and development can fix this problem. Skillsoft provides a complimentary online assessment that diagnoses a company’s present stage and offers a playbook of recommendations to ascend to the next phase.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Skillsoft (2018), ‘Storytelling in Video–based Leadership Training and Development’ 4. Content New Value @gomolearning A common problem for organizations who. problems for you further down the line. solved major L&D problems by switching their model to one that.

Is MOOC Suitable For Corporate & Workplace Learning?

Upside Learning

Perhaps the biggest validation of the concept comes from Bersin in this article analyzing the proposed acquisition of MindLeaders by SkillSoft. Any problems you see in applying MOOCs to corporate world?

Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?

Bottom-Line Performance

Motion sickness can still be a problem, but most people can tolerate it for periods of up to 30 minutes’ time. 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?

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Growing From Knowledge-Based to Performance-Driven Learning


ASSIMILATE: While the “facts” included in the knowledge (such as the features of your new product) are important, the learner must build neuro-relationships between those facts in order to cognitively solve problems or answer customer questions about those new product features.

From Military to Civilian Workforce: Helping Veterans Grow Their Careers

CLO Magazine

GE worked with e-learning provider Skillsoft to curate learning material specifically geared toward the veteran community’s needs as they transition into corporate environments.

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

eLearning 24-7

But one of the biggest problems I see at such shows are the number of vendors who in hindsight I wished I avoided. 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. 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!

The Growing Role of Microlearning

CLO Magazine

All this has created a complex problem: How do learning leaders build and curate all the content employees need? This first generation e-learning was revolutionary, and companies like Skillsoft, NetG, Click2Learn, DigitalThink — my alma mater — and others were born.

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Top 10 LXPs for 2019-2020

eLearning 24-7

The LXP industry has a couple of mega problems that for whatever reason, they are ignoring, and then gripe when as a result of one of those problems they start seeing themselves compete against LMSs. Problem A. This in turn leads to Problem B. 9 Percipio by Skillsoft (View details – including web site, contact info, save as a favorite, and listing of functionality, Craig’s Take and other insight thru FindAnLMS ). Vacillation.

Year in Review: The Worst Employee Training Mistakes of 2011


‘If I’d done that, I would have been able to catch problems and potential unethical conduct before it happened.’” On British site, Kevin Young, MD at SkillSoft, has also selected his top training mistake : generic training programs.

How to Get What You Want from Vendors

CLO Magazine

Drakoulis: The CLO has to be as clear as possible about a few key items: The business imperative/need — what problem are we solving together? The hardest thing is when, as a vendor, you are chasing solutions in search of problems. vice president, global customer insight, Skillsoft.

Purchasing Courses for your LMS

eLearning 24-7

Created by a 3rd party provider – a Skillsoft or Wiley for example. The problem with purchasing the content, which is typically some form a course (some folks though do buy ebooks), is what you get can be all over the board. 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). The vendor – Skillsoft.

Evaluating eLearning

Web Courseworks

When I talk about the type of eCourse to be evaluated, I am basically referring to three general categories of eCourses including self-paced tutorials similar to those offered by SkillSoft, higher education courses, and experiential immersive learning simulations.

Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018


Panopto held a well-attended session that covered five problems that arise when using video for learning: Storage. It’s probably not a coincidence that Panopto’s video content management solution can help solve these problems. Storytelling.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

No, but then again, this is an issue with many course providers including and Skillsoft. . Another common problem among the course aggregators and providers, the lack of cleaning up. .

So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

Only through those continual, relationship-building conversations do we begin to create technology that truly solves problems and delivers value. For every tech gadget that saves time, money and eases stress, there are always a few more that seemingly do exactly the opposite.

Challenging Trends: Data, Learning and the LRS

HT2 Labs

We’ve done this for many common platforms in our area already, including Skillsoft, Degreed and Yammer. To do recommendations effectively takes a pretty big amount of data to overcome the ‘cold start’ problem, so getting going here without some legacy in data is a challenge. As learning professionals and technologists, we’re no strangers to the latest industry trends, but keeping up can be something of a challenge.

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Free L&D webinars for October 2019

Limestone Learning

The fundamental problem with both approaches is that the metrics are historical views and do not help workers impact work. For this reason, participants lose interest and refocus on other problems if they aren’t engaged. That’s a big problem because no one learns if they aren’t engaged.

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Gender in the Workplace Study

eLearning 24-7

It is my believe that there is a systemic problem in the learning system space regarding the number of female executives in relation to their male counterparts. Over the past three months, we have been reaching out to learning system vendors throughout the world, seeking to find information on the number of female executives at their companies and whether or not they had a leadership development program, and if so, what are the breakdowns?

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The 3 Most Important Questions for Your Digital Learning Strategy


In order to get learning to people quickly, we partnered with a few leading content providers that have libraries of digital content (examples include Plural Sight, BigThink, SkillSoft,, Safari Books, and Harvard Publishing, although there are hundreds out there).

Free L&D webinars for January 2018

Limestone Learning

To support you on this journey, Skillsoft has developed a road map, The Skillsoft Compliance Maturity Model, to make sure the route to your destination is clearly defined. " Soyuz TMA-22 rocket during a snow storm the morning of the launch " by NASA / Carla Cioffi is Public Domain.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions


These honorees are: Skillsoft; Cisco; SuccessFactors, an SAP Company; Inxpo; IBM; Adobe; and Oracle. It analyzes your problems and builds solutions that fit your needs. Award of Excellence: Skillsoft Learning Services. Skillsoft e-learning consultants, customer support and application engineers provide core program support services, a fundamental value-add. The 2015 “Best of Elearning!”

Implement An Online Learning Content Strategy

eLearning 24-7

There are cases of vendors, telling their own clients that when there is a problem with the content – to contact the content provider and not them (you know the ones, you bought it from). Percepio from Skillsoft, houses only Skillsoft courses at this time. Regardless of your situation, an online content strategy will solve a lot of problems down the road. There was a time, just a few years back, that content meant one thing and courses meant another thing.

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

The problem previously was off-the-shelf content was terrible but now content exists on most topics at a variety of price/quality points. Vendors like BizLibrary , Grovo and Skillsoft provide an LMS that includes prepackaged content and the ability to support proprietary content.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And a big part of the problem is just how many there are and how fast they change. 6) iPad (5) SkillSoft (2) Social Learning (15) Virtual Classroom (5) ASTD (8) eLearningGuild (2) And here were my top posts based on social signals. Over the past few years, I spend part of December going back through my blog to recap a bit of what some of the key things I’ve learned over the course of the year. I’ve been doing this the past few years, for example: Learned about Learning in 2009.

Grids are gone, Welcome2 T-Quad

eLearning 24-7

In all seriousness, these are systems that I have no problem recommending, but recognize they are in the potential phase. . Linkedin, Workday, SumTotal, Cornerstone On Demand, Skillsoft, eLogic, Cross Knowledge, D2L, Unicorn LMS, Saba, Docebo, Digits Glo, Fuse Universal, Degreed, EdCast, Udemy, Growth Engineering, eCom Scotland, Skillgate, Learning Pool, Spoke (Unboxed Technology), Eurekos, Gyrus Aim, Instancy On Demand, UpsideLMS, Absorb, Coorpacademy, Learn Amp and Axonify. .

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel


Bryan has had a distinguished career in corporate Learning & Development, including leadership roles with Skillsoft, Kaplan, AchieveGlobal and NETg. Kapp: What problem are you solving with the mLevel platform? Recap from: Kapp Notes.

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

eLearning 24-7

If they do not respond or it takes the length of a steam engine in the 1920’s, then yeah, there is a problem. 33 Percipio by Skillsoft – An LEP/LXP that does quite a bit, very good UI and UX. Back by popular demand, the top 50 Learning Systems for 2019. As in last year’s post, the rankings will be split up over multiple blog posts and weeks. . First up, #50 to #40 listed, followed by mini breakouts for #39-30. Next post by Feb.

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

Includes a bundle of Skillsoft content, when you buy – a nice touch. As a kid growing up, our house had a lot of pictures of clowns. Framed no less, some innocent enough, others downright weird. When the movie Poltergeist came out with the clown part in it, yeah, that was it for me.

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. Kapp: What problem are you solving with the mLevel platform?

Free learning & development webinars for September 2017

Limestone Learning

In this webcast, Laura Rexford, director of value engineering at Skillsoft, will share three practices that have helped clients around the world get and maintain funding for e-learning projects. Pulling together a myriad of different technologies is only compounding the problem.

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

CLO Magazine

Customers have a lot of expectations that mobile will solve all of their problems, but it is not always the case.”. These are heady days for learning leaders.