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.”

EdCast Expands The LXP Market With Focus On Global Upskilling

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»

The Learning Experience Market Explodes: Degreed Acquires Pathgather, Taking an Early Lead

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»

The Learning Curve is the Earning Curve

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»

Reinventing The Career: What Should Organizations Do?

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 Use of MOOCs and Online Education is Exploding: Here’s Why

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»

The Power of Pinterest

The Power of Pinterest

Am I a girl? I love Pinterest.

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»

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»

Why I Hope to See You at IMPACT 2011, our Fourth Annual Research Conference

Why I Hope to See You at IMPACT 2011, our Fourth Annual Research Conference

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»

Saba Earnings show Growth and Momentum – Now Truly a SaaS Company

Saba Earnings show Growth and Momentum – Now Truly a SaaS Company

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
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SuccessFactors Acquires Jambok – Is this Corporate Learning 3.0?

SuccessFactors Acquires Jambok – Is this Corporate Learning 3.0?

This week SuccessFactors announced the acquisition of Jambok, a small platform company with an innovative and powerful solution for social learning and knowledge sharing.

Jambok was the brainchild of Karie Willyerd and a small technical team at Sun, where Karie was the Chief Learning Officer and pioneered knowledge and video-sharing with the Sun Learning Exchange ... Read more»

Today’s Chief Learning Officer:  Tamar Elkeles – A CLO of the Decade

Today’s Chief Learning Officer: Tamar Elkeles – A CLO of the Decade

One of the privileges I have in my role is the opportunity to meet some of the great world leaders in corporate learning and development.  In the interest of helping our industry understand the changing role of corporate training and talent management, I would like to talk about the changing role of the Chief Learning ... Read more»

How People Learn:  It Really Hasn’t Changed

How People Learn: It Really Hasn’t Changed

Over the last several months I have been in many meetings with HR and L&D professionals talking about the enormous power of formalized informal learning. As we walk through out enterprise learning framework and talk with people about the need to expand their concept of training, I am reminded of the work we did back ... Read more»