This week 360Learning, a fast-growing collaborative learning company, received an astounding $200 Million of investment. Only a few years ago this would have been incomprehensible, but now it makes sense. This is a company that has unlocked the Creator Economy in corporate training, and the impact could be massive. Let me try to explain.... Read more»
Category: Informal Learning
Informal learning refers to all the “non-formal” ways people learn: coaching, access to experts, developmental assignments, reading, performance support, mentorship, apprenticeship, and what we now call “learning in the flow of work.”
Many of you have heard me talk about TikTok as a learning platform, and you probably thought I was talking about the entertaining videos. No, it’s much more. TikTok is not just entertainment, it’s a Creator Platform.
TikTok development tools are amazing. Today millions of young people (and old) are building interactive videos, extravaganzas of ... Read more»
It may sound odd, but the coaching market has caught fire. I’ve talked with coaching providers for more than 20 years and I always considered this a cottage industry. Lots of ex-CEOs and psychologists retire, go into business coaching, so companies hire them. And HR managers tend to hire who they know, who they like, ... Read more»
As I’ve described in several articles over the last few weeks, the Learning Experience Platform (LXP) market is growing rapidly. This market is now over $200M in size, growing at over 100% per year, and vendors like Degreed, EdCast, Fuse, CornerstoneOnDemand, SkillSoft, Valamis, and others are jumping in.
In this article I’d like ... Read more»
Today Degreed, one of the pioneering vendors of Learning Experience Platforms (LXP), announced plans to acquire Pathgather, another innovator in this space. This acquisition gives Degreed clear market share leadership in this fast-growing new market, putting pressure on challengers like EdCast, CornerstoneOnDemand, Skillsoft, LinkedIn and others to move faster as ... Read more»
For many years I’ve been travelling around the world giving speeches and discussions on the future of corporate learning. One of the points I point out is the fact that today learning is part of economic survival for most of us. If we don’t stay current, up to date, and continuously re-skilled in our professions ... Read more»
One of the most disruptive changes we’ve seen in business over the last decade is the end of the traditional “career.”
People used to join companies for life: we would look for a great company when we got out of school, join the new-hire development program, pay our dues working up the ranks, and look ... Read more»
The folks at Class Central just released their data on the growth of online courses (MOOCs) in 2015 and the data is amazing. More than 35 million people enrolled in online courses this year, doubling the enrollments from 2014. (That’s equal to one out of five working professionals in the US!)
Today there are more ... Read more»
Whenever a new website enters the market I try to figure it out. It took me a while to figure out Twitter, and I still don’t like Facebook (I dont like sharing so much), but Pinterest has really grabbed me.
Why is this? Because I am a visual ... Read more»
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»
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»
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»
On April 26-28, in beautiful St. Petersburg Florida, we will be holding our fourth annual research conference, IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent. I would really encourage you to join us.
Here is why.
1. This is the only conference in the talent management, training, and systems marketplace which is 100% focused on providing you ... Read more»
This week Saba Software released one of its strongest financial results in many years. Saba, which pioneered the market for enterprise learning management systems, has now turned the corner in its transformation into a SaaS software company. Some of the highlights which I believe are important:
- Saba’s total revenues grew by 14% year over year