Tagged: e-learning

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.

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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.

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From E-Learning to We-Learning

From E-Learning to We-Learning

The corporate training industry is undergoing some major changes.  Over last few months we have been involved in many discussions with organizations about the tremendous needs to build, manage, and formalize their social and collaborative learning programs.   This is being driven by many factors:  the slowing economy, the “always-connected” nature of the workforce, and the ... Read more»

The Role of a Learning Culture in 2008

The Role of a Learning Culture in 2008

We recently completed a major research program which studies the elements of corporate learning which deliver the highest levels of business impact. Our findings were fascinating, providing valuable guidance for anyone in the corporate learning industry.

First, there are two types of solutions provided by corporate learning organizations. The first type, which we call “... Read more»

Learning Content Management:  A Real Solution for 2008

Learning Content Management: A Real Solution for 2008

For many years the corporate learning market has struggled with the issue of content management.  Training programs create many forms of content:  powerpoint slides, checklists, job aids, video, audio, as well as the massive amount of content provided by e-learning, including HTML pages, Flash objects, assessments, audio, video, interactivities, blog entries, and more.

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An Economic Slowdown – What does it mean to HR?

An Economic Slowdown – What does it mean to HR?

As we look ahead to 2008, many pundits are trying to predict the direction of the US and world economy.  Today we see that the US unemployment rate ticked up to 5% and the job creation rate (18,000 for December) was at its lowest level in four years.  The unemployment rate is affected by many ... Read more»

A New Organizational Learning Model:  Learning On-Demand

A New Organizational Learning Model: Learning On-Demand

Much has been written in the last few years about “informal learning” and the need for a culture of learning in organizations.  We know from our research that today’s tight labor market and the changing demographics of the workforce are creating an even greater and greater need for a new model.  Let me discuss our ... Read more»