Category: Content Development

Content development refers to the industry of tools, practices, methodologies, and solution providers who build training content. This category discusses all aspects to building great content, reusing content, and using advanced media for training and learning applications.

Workday Introduces Learning: A Fresh Approach To The LMS Market

A shoe just dropped in the talent management marketplace. Workday introduced Workday Learning, the company’s new solution for learning management (LMS), career development, video content sharing, and video management. (Workday Learning is scheduled to be generally available in second half of 2016, with early availability starting this year.)

This is a significant announcement for several ... Read more»

Yikes. Training spending up 9.5%, highest increase in 3+ years!  A renaissance.

Yikes. Training spending up 9.5%, highest increase in 3+ years! A renaissance.

Wow.  After more than three years of decline in spending, corporate training budgets just jumped up 9.5% last year.  (Just released, 2012 Bersin & Associates Corporate Learning Factbook®).  Good news for corporate HR teams and business leaders in general.

This is a huge increase, bringing the average spending per employee to over $800, or ... Read more»

BersinBasics Pioneers a New Way to Learn the Fundamentals of Talent Management

BersinBasics Pioneers a New Way to Learn the Fundamentals of Talent Management

We all know that talent management is a hot topic in business today.  SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion demonstrates how important this market is to businesses around the world.

But ultimately it isn’t software that drives business results: it’s the practices of talent management that matters.  Our research shows that companies which ... Read more»

From E-Learning to We-Learning – Lessons Learned

From E-Learning to We-Learning – Lessons Learned

We have been conducting a series of workshops around the country on best-practices in corporate social learning, and the results have been really overwhelming. As I’ve discussed with many of you, we really are in the middle of a revolution in corporate training, as we all learn to adapt the concepts of formal training toward ... Read more»

IMPACT 2011:  Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

IMPACT 2011: Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

Next week we launch IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent®, our fourth annual research conference.

For those of you who follow our blogs and our research, the conference is sold out. But if you would like the excitement of attending the conference virtually, our marketing team has put together a wonderful opportunity for you ... Read more»

How to Build a High-Impact Learning Organization?  Participate now…

How to Build a High-Impact Learning Organization? Participate now…

How do you build a high-impact learning organization?  As many of you know, it’s not as easy as it looks.

Back in 2008 we essentially wrote the book on this topic when we launched our extensive research on training teams, and published HILO, The High-Impact Learning Organization®.  That research has now been used by ... Read more»

From E-Learning to We-Learning:  SkillSoft InGenius

From E-Learning to We-Learning: SkillSoft InGenius

Today the corporate training industry is evolving from ten years of focus on e-learning and blended learning towards a serious and transformational focus on “we-learning.”   We named this trend the “formalization of informal learning” and it is now one of the most significant changes taking place in corporate training around the world.

As ... Read more»

Skillsoft goes Private.  E-Learning Market has Matured.

Skillsoft goes Private. E-Learning Market has Matured.

Today Skillsoft announced that the company is being acquired by a private equity firm for approximately $1.1 billion.  This acquisition price reflects a 14% premium over the public share price and a price to sales ratio of 3.3, which is quite high for a company of this size.

Why did this private equity firm decide ... Read more»

Learning and Talent Management in Europe

Learning and Talent Management in Europe

This week I had the opportunity to keynote the largest learning conference in the UK, the UK Learning Technologies Conference (developed and run by Donald H. Taylor, one of the most knowledgeable professionals in our industry). The title of my presentation was “Informal Learning: What, Why, and How – and what it means to ... Read more»

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