The Growing Role of Microlearning

CLO Magazine

But the biggest change we’re dealing with is the disintegration of learning content, what one might call the “growing role of microlearning.”. Learning organizations today are dealing with a lot of change.

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Woman in Action – an Interview with one of our Women in Action Leadership Program Participants


Peterson, Executive Vice President for Johnson & Johnson, spoke about her role in “enabling other women to become their full potential.” By Tara O'Sullivan In an interview with Fortune, Sandra (Sandi) E.

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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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Growing From Knowledge-Based to Performance-Driven Learning


Here is a brief summary of the important role played by each step: ANCHOR: As discussed above, most learning begins and ends by processing knowledge into short-term memory. Over the last 20 years, I’ve worked closely with hundreds of Learning and Development (L&D) organizations.

You May Be Training, But Is Your Team Learning?

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. However, there is a cost in terms of refocusing efforts and revising job roles.

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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. Well hello there! Back after a few grueling weeks first in Australia then in Orlando, speaking at ATD.

How to use conversations to embed content in elearning


My first job out of college 15 years ago was at SmartForce (now SkillSoft) as a simulation developer. One plays the role of the expert and the other person is a beginner who is AMAZED as they learn more about the product.

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E-Learning 101: Straightforward Answers to Fundamental Questions

ATD Learning Technologies

Which role should we pursue? Some of the major providers of off-the-shelf e-learning courses include: Skillsoft. At the 2016 ATD TechKnowledge Conference, I hosted a session designed for people just getting started with e-learning.

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

The Learning Dispatch

Bill Tyler, digital accessibility engineer at Optum Technology, favors a role-based approach , where testing rests with the appropriate decision-making role instead of the quality assurance team (which usually enters at the end of the development process).

HR and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Their role when it comes to interfacing with HRIS platforms are to stay current with who is out there, of course there are exceptions as aforementioned with brand new ones hitting the market. Skillsoft is fine, but be aware that you do not have to buy the entire bundle, you can pick and choose (they never seem to mention that). If you know someone in HR on have them on a committee, have you ever heard these statements? (or or if you are in HR or HRIS, said them yourself).

PENS – Why your LMS and Authoring Tool Solution should include it

eLearning 24-7

It also conveniently helps to delineate the author and LMS admin roles. When I was with GeoLearning, I worked with a 2-developer team and they finished and polished their implementation into Maestro (now SumTotal/Skillsoft Maestro) in less than 4 weeks of development time.


2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

Simultaneously, there has been a shift from having a career at one organization to having a career comprised of numerous strategic roles at many organizations. The 2016 LMS market is not what you think.

So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

We’ve taken this concept further by delivering consumer-driven features like enterprise search which brings together people, actions, learning — and even Skillsoft content — from across the Talent Expansion Suite into one results window.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces


Dan Pontefract on Social Learning : This is a short interview that SkillSoft conducted with Dan Pontefract in which he shares some brilliant insights on the benefits related to employee engagement to organizations offering social learning to its workforce in his own style using facts and metaphors.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Education often plays a strategic role in driving awareness, interest, trial and purchase by targeted prospects. Long ago, I decided to hang a poster on my college room wall, featuring a quote from an unknown source: “If you can’t beat them, join them — then beat them.”

Learning Audiences Are Not Created Equal: Employees vs. Extended Enterprise

Talented Learning

When entering an LMS, employees are typically “assigned” content automatically (based on their title, role, or other criteria) and the interface reflects their content status. 3) Roles vs. Domains. Domains go much further than “roles.”

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.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

What's your role relative to Talent Strategies? What's your role relative to providing business and performance focused initiatives? What's your responsibility for finding, vetting, facilitating the acquisition of external content sources, e.g., Skillsoft, Books 24x7, Safari, etc.

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

Additionally, I assessed the consumer marketplace (which does play a role in any accurate forecast) and re-read various observations I had made over the past year at various shows and events, as well as observations on various items I was seeing across the entire landscape. Welcome to the new year, which means a lot of people telling you, “Happy New Year”, so rather, I will say, “Greetings and salutations. This is going to be an awesome new year for e-learning.”

Spending on Learning and Development on the Rise

CLO Magazine

The survey''s findings underscore the continued rise in learning budgets as organizations recover from the recession, said Kieran King, the global director of loyalty strategy for Skillsoft. As businesses emerged from the economic crisis, many leadership roles were underdeveloped, in turn shrinking the succession pool. More organizations are investing in leadership development, according to a new survey. Will the trend continue?

Dan Pontefract – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


In 2012, SkillSoft awarded Dan the ‘Learning Leader of the Year’ for his work at TELUS and CLO Magazine bestowed the ‘Learning in Practice Innovation Award’ as well. The central arc of the book: every leader has a responsibility to redefine the purpose of an organization and they have a responsibility to assist employees to reach a sense of purpose in their roles. What role does innovation play in L&D? ABOUT DAN PONTEFRACT (Author, Speaker, Chief Envisioner).

Year in Review: The Worst Employee Training Mistakes of 2011


On British site, Kevin Young, MD at SkillSoft, has also selected his top training mistake : generic training programs. rolling out a generic training program is a significant waste of money, as each employee has different roles and tasks and thus varying training needs.”

Mike Simmons – Sales Training with the Brain in Mind


Mike has held operations, consulting, sales, and executive leadership roles at UPS, Smartforce, Skillsoft, and Safari Books Online. Listen to Podcast: [link] If you’re thinking that this topic is only for those of us who directly design and deliver sales training, think again!

Dear C-Suite: We Don't Do Training

CLO Magazine

In the summer 2013 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review, an article appeared titled, “The Executive’s Role in Social Business.” ” In 2012, when cloud-based learning organization Skillsoft surveyed 503 CEOs of organizations with more than 250 employees across 13 business sectors, the results revealed that 42 percent of the CEOs interviewed said “the length of a course was a more important deciding factor than its content.”

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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.


Technology in Action: Firms Make an Effort

CLO Magazine

Some companies may even feed targeted videos and research to business leaders’ mobile devices to stimulate soft skill development, said John Ambrose, senior vice president of corporate development and emerging business at HR technology company Skillsoft. “Technology can play a huge role in building soft skills,” Ambrose said. Some company leaders say they’ve been successful using technology in soft skill development.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions


These honorees are: Skillsoft; Cisco; SuccessFactors, an SAP Company; Inxpo; IBM; Adobe; and Oracle. >> Attract the right candidates to the right roles. >> >> Organize employees into communities based on job role, function, team, project, etc. >> Award of Excellence: Skillsoft Learning Services. Skillsoft e-learning consultants, customer support and application engineers provide core program support services, a fundamental value-add.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

The survey asks demographic and company questions of all the participants so that you know things like the industry, size of company, number of learners, their role, etc. SkilISoft SkillPort Skillsoft 12 8.03 Update, Nov.

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. Recap from: Kapp Notes.

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

The Learning Dispatch

Bill Tyler, digital accessibility engineer at Optum Technology, favors a role-based approach , where testing rests with the appropriate decision-making role instead of the quality assurance team (which usually enters at the end of the development process).

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. Community members should be able to perform one or more of the five roles described in the table that follows. The road ahead : I am presently developing detailed role descriptions, community guidelines, role assessment tools, and the identification of appropriate learning products and offerings.

2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best

Talented Learning

Skillsoft – Percipio. In our role as learning tech analysts and consultants, we meet dozens of LMS salespeople from around the world, and we see how they sell up close. As 2017 draws to a close, the learning community is buzzing with chatter. Why?