OpenSesame announces partnership with SumTotal to streamline learning across the employee lifecycle


Portland, OR- 11 August 2020- OpenSesame, the global elearning innovator, announced a partnership with SumTotal to deliver its curated 20,000+ elearning courses on SumTotal’s talent development platform. SumTotal’s award-winning technology provides an end-to-end talent development solution across the entire employee lifecycle to thousands of leading global organizations, including many Fortune 500 companies.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning

Kapp Notes

Today, SumTotal announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. This acquisition combines SumTotal’s proven leadership in Talent Management with GeoLearning’s comprehensive learning solutions specifically in the Mid-market, Government, and Extended Enterprise market segments. As of January 5, 2011, SumTotal and GeoLearning are now one integrated company with a unified strategy and vision. Why is SumTotal acquiring GeoLearning? Here is some information from the announcement.

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Drive Employee Engagement With Great Content

Bluewater Learning

Products range from health and well-being programs with leaderboards and badges to gamification for team-building, to rewards for pulse surveys and on-the-spot recognition. Your SumTotal LMS holds the potential for delivering learning that engages and sticks with employees.

A New World of Corporate Learning Arrives: And It Looks Like TV

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Video-based learning programs, free courses, MOOCs, and hundreds of high fidelity technical and professional programs have arrived, but corporations have struggled to deal with it effectively. Enterprise Learning Learning Programs CornerstoneOnDemand Degreed Edcast Oracle Pathgather Saba SumTotalOver the last several years the corporate learning marketplace has been under stress.

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best LMS


The most popular systems like SumTotal and Moodle may seem like a safe bet (nobody’s ever been fired for hiring IBM, right?), but that’s not always the case, as HP Freeman discovered shortly after deciding to move from SumTotal to Moodle. The institute pioneered the Patient Navigation program to reduce disparities in access to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. A large part of their mission includes an intensive training program that teaches the Harold P.

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq R3: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best New LMS


The most popular systems like SumTotal and Moodle may seem like a safe bet (nobody’s ever been fired for hiring IBM, right?), but that’s not always the case, as HP Freeman discovered shortly after deciding to move from SumTotal to Moodle. The institute pioneered the Patient Navigation program to reduce disparities in access to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. A large part of their mission includes an intensive training program that teaches the Harold P.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Examples include helping the US-based LMS provider, Pathlore, to be acquired by SumTotal Systems and helping the UK-based learning content producer, Skillchange Systems, to be acquired by Vega (which, itself, was later acquired by an Italian company). Learnnovators: It is inspiring to see how L&D has started leveraging the power of storytelling, acknowledging the fact that behind any great learning program, there needs to be a compelling story.

Update on Saba: Turnaround In The Making?

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Enterprise Learning HR Systems Learning Programs LMS, LCMS Talent Management CornerstoneOnDemand Oracle Plateau Saba SAP skillsoft successfactors sumtotal systemsLast month Saba, a pioneer in the market for enterprise learning and talent management systems , held its annual customer conference (more than 700 learning and HR professionals attended).

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Kenexa Acquires Outstart: Getting Serious about the Corporate Learning Market

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

HR Systems Learning Programs LMS, LCMS kenexa learning lms outstart peoplefluent Saba sumtotal systems taleo trainingThis week Kenexa , one of the largest and most successful HR and talent acquisition consulting companies, announced the acquisition of Outstart, a pioneering company in the market for e-learning tools, learning management, collaboration, and mobile learning solutions.

New Disciplines of the Modern Training Organization

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Content Development Informal Learning Learning Programs Talent Management bersin corporate training high impact learning organization hilo information architecture learning culture lms Saba sumtotal systems trainingThis month we are launching The High Impact Learning Organization ®, a research study which has been more than three years in development.

Effective Training on Compliance and Patient Safety Using Robust Healthcare Learning Management Systems


The platform also supports automatic tracking of employees’ progress during the training program. Automatic notification feature updates learners about future training programs, ecourse expiry date, training status, and more. Some of the popular learning management systems such as G-Cube LMS, Blackboard, SumTotal LMS, and others provide custom online learning courses to cater to the pertinent needs of the healthcare workforce.

Learning Management Platform for Your Training Need


An effective retention program ensures that knowledge and skills remain with the company, even when an employee leaves or retires. Amongst the best LMS platforms, SumTotal learning management system, G-Cube LMS, Cornerstone are ideal for enterprises, while Blackboard and Canvas for the education sector. Using Modern LMS for Enterprises, Startups, and Academic Institutions.

Excellence in E-Learning

CLO Magazine

Excellence in E-Learning recognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative and effective e-learning program or suite for a client. Bronze: Skillsoft and SumTotal Systems. Due to this demand, Learn@Cox was launched in 2019, delivering an easy, streamlined experience across all four Cox divisions via SumTotal Learning Management. Gold: Degreed.

Congrats to our Top Learning Systems customers

Rustici Software

GyrusAim is a LMS which is designed to completely manage the learning & development programs of companies of all sizes. 5 SumTotal. SumTotal is a major player in the enterprise LMS space. SumTotal Learning Management has an integration with Rustici Engine , which includes xAPI and Learning Record Store (LRS) support.

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Best of Elearning! 2015 Finalists Revealed


Awards program is the industry gold standard for excellence. The program is a User’s Choice Award whereby learning professionals vote with their ballot for best-in-class solutions. Eighty-five percent of professionals have personally recommended a learning solution to a colleague over the past 12 months and this awards program formalizes this personal recommendation process. Awards Programs. SumTotal. SumTotal.

Chief Learning Officer announces the 2019 Learning In Practice Award finalists

CLO Magazine

The awards were established in 2003 to recognize learning leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs. Jason Moore, Manager, Alternative Learning Technologies and Programs, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Skillsoft and SumTotal Systems. Chief Learning Officer has revealed the finalists for its 2019 Learning In Practice Awards.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions


awards program was first implemented to formalize the recommendation and purchase process for the e-learning community. program formalizes this referral process. Winner: SumTotal Learn. SumTotal Learn provides the personalized, contextual learning required to help your people be better at their jobs while they are doing them. >> Build compensation and reward programs that invest in your employees. >> Award of Excellence: SumTotal Talent.

Chief Learning Officer announces its 2019 Learning In Practice Award winners

CLO Magazine

Since 2003, the Learning In Practice Awards have recognized learning leaders who demonstrate excellence in the design and delivery of workforce learning and development programs. Bronze: Jason Moore, Manager, Alternative Learning Technologies and Programs, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Bronze: Skillsoft and SumTotal Systems. Chief Learning Officer has revealed the winners of the 2019 Learning in Practice Awards.

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So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

Of course, Tena Lyons, vice president for product marketing at SumTotal, works for a learning technology company, so she’d obviously have some pros to offer. Those who aren’t embracing the ways technology can enable more effective development programs are going to be left behind. Many of our most vocal customers are also the ones doing some of the coolest, most innovative things to elevate learning and development programs in their organizations.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Imagine that your organization is informed in real-time about individual and program progress, as well as relevant business impact. Originally, many LMS specialists tried to compete head-to-head with the established giants of the talent management LMS world like Cornerstone , Saba , SumTotal , SAP/SuccessFactors , Oracle. Their position in the business gives them some leeway to “go rogue” if needed, to support their learning programs.

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

At that time, interest in training customers, channel partners and others “outside the firewall” was on the rise, but many organizations either could not or would not use their internal employee-focused LMS to support external learning programs. Old-school LMS companies (like SumTotal , Plateau , , GeoLearning and Certpoint ) were acquired by much larger talent and HR-suite providers like SAP/SuccessFactors , Infor , Oracle and IBM.

Recommended Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

SumTotal Learning Management – They have come a long way. I readily admit for the longest time I was not a fan of SumTotal, but that was then, this is now. That said, support has improved greatly – especially with an outstanding mobile support app, a big plus for me, and they – the folks at SumTotal seem to be moving in the right direction.

Hurrah for client winners of John Leh’s Best of the Best

Rustici Software

The GyrusAim Product Suite is designed to completely manage the learning & development programs of companies ranging from 20 learners up to multi-site, enterprise organizations requiring complex training necessitated by hundreds of departments and tens of thousands of learners. 3 Sumtotal. SumTotal is a major player in the LMS space and they use SCORM Engine to help them support xAPI. This week, we’re cheering, “Hurrah!”

Meridian Expands Leadership Team with Learning Industry Experts


There, he established a product consulting practice focused on addressing the training needs of performance and development programs across public sector organizations and commercial companies. Prior to Blackboard, Ken held public sector sales roles at Saba and SumTotal Systems. Reston, VA – December 13, 2018 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions today announced a significant leadership team expansion with the recent addition of three learning industry veterans.

The Talent Management Award

CLO Magazine

The Talent Management Award is for learning executives who have developed a program that effectively integrates learning into broader talent management initiatives such as employee engagement, onboarding, succession planning, recruiting or performance management. The 10-point plan included developing Talent Acceleration Centers to deepen the overall talent pipeline, launching a training program for all senior leaders and upskilling managers with a new, global program.

Desperate Need to Reinvent the L&D professional in Australia – Online Forum

Learning Cafe

Jeevan has worked for EY, PWC, Boots, SumTotal and Upside. Offered the role of a onboarding program facilitator, Derek did not think twice before he said “yes” Since then he had polished his facilitation skills, moved into a Learning partner role and currently headed the Learning function for one the divisions of the insurance company. Thu, Sep 11, 2014 12-1 PM Sydney , Register.

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Free L&D webinars for January 2020

Limestone Learning

Recommend effective coaching program leaders. Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 9AM – 10AM PT: Best Practices for Implementing Gamification in Your Training Programs Gamification is an important and powerful strategy for influencing and motivating people.

Gender in the Workplace Study

eLearning 24-7

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? Leadership development programs are no better. Some vendors noted that they do not look at gender as a factor in who is placed into a leadership development program.

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Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

“ Corporate extended enterprise learning ” is essentially any instructional program a business offers to non-employee audiences. 4) Measurability – Because extended enterprise learning programs are driven by specific business objectives, metrics are integral to their success.

Leaders, Failure Is Upon You

CLO Magazine

Modern leadership programs are beginning to harness what we know about our people, and they’re tailoring development to each individual’s gaps, job role requirements and team demands. John Ambrose is a general manager at SumTotal. Leaders today are destined for failure. That was harsh. The outlook may not be quite so doom and gloom, but research shows us that only a small percentage of people have the inherent skillset needed to be a leader.

Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Strong compliance LMS solutions are available from NetDimensions , BlueDrop , Compli , Cornerstone , eLogic Learning , Gyrus , Risc , Saba and SumTotal. Extended enterprise compliance isn’t a one-way street. It isn’t even a two-way street or a highway.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

Say what you will about Cornerstone and SumTotal, but neither are on this list. . I mean I watch programming that could be slid under learning, “The story of the Magna Carta”, that is learning I tell you!

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Integrate a CRM and a LMS together and you have the most measurable training program in history. Ongoing visitor insights can be tied to promotional programs and data that justifies your ongoing ROI business case. This can easily increase brand and content awareness and interest in learning programs beyond an organization’s active customer base. In 2016, it makes more sense to think of a LMS as part of a digital business ecosystem, rather than a standalone island destination.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

You know the names – Cornerstone , Oracle , Saba Software , SAP SuccessFactors , SumTotal Systems and Workday. Smart companies are starting to think ahead by outlining goals, strategies, concepts and pilot programs that can be tested as infrastructure upgrades become available.

Technology and Training: Using Artificial Intelligence for Learning and Development


Therefore, it is important for L&D professionals to understand what these technologies are, why they are particularly beneficial for training, and how to best utilize them in their own programs. Machine Learning (ML) is a type of AI, or more accurately, a way to achieve AI in which a computer program progressively improves on a particular task without feedback from a human. There are multiple companies that provide production and programming services for almost any budget.

Get Ready for a Season of Learning Tech Success! Fall Webinar Series

Talented Learning

Our “ Summer of Learning ” webinars were so popular, we’ve decided to extend the series with four new topics — all designed to help you drive successful learning programs for employees, customers, association members and more. Even better, 87% rate their association’s professional development program as “very good” or “excellent.” A whole new season of learning tech guidance is coming this fall, and we saved you a front-row seat!

LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy

eLearning 24-7

E-Learning program – which the LMS will play a part in. Poor Way: Our goals are to find an LMS that will help us with compliance. OR Our objective is to find/select an LMS that will enable us to move forward on our L&D program. Ask someone to name a few LMSs or at least one, and I suspect it will be Cornerstone OnDemand or SumTotal. People either love or hate Cornerstone OnDemand, SumTotal Learn, Saba, SuccessFactors.