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Just over a week ago, many in the talent and learning management sector were surprised to learn that Skillsoft acquired Sumtotal to bring together their learning capabilities with Sumtotal’s talent management capabilities.  This is the 2nd capital transaction for Skillsoft this year—it was only in March that a London based firm acquired Skillsoft for $2.3B+. […]

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If you have not read part 1 and part 2 of our Informal Learning at Work series, I welcome you to catch yourself up so you can fully benefit from understanding how to measure informal learning activities that occur without any intervention from learning and development managers. In Informal Learning at Work Part 1 we […]

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In March of this year Shai Reshef, education entrepreneur and one of WIRED’s top 50 people predicted to change the world, came to Vancouver and spoke about a new model of education that will “enhance the collective intelligence of millions of creative and motivated individuals that otherwise would be left behind”. His solution—an ultra-low-cost college […]

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In Informal Learning at Work Part 1 we introduced what informal learning is and how it occurs in the workplace. We also highlighted research that found that the informal learning activities that occur most frequently are the ones that happen without intentional involvement from learning and develop managers. Additional research tells us that successful employees […]

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informal learning

Informal learning in traditional education practices has been understood as ‘learning by experience’ and includes passive activities such as heuristic language building, socialization, inculturation and play (in contrast with teacher-centered learning). Others describe informal learning as a conscious or unconscious activity where learning happens unintentionally due to the consequence of something else. With the advent […]

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corporate elearning

The worldwide market for eLearning is has grown significantly over the past 10 years and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down anytime soon. In 2011, the worldwide market was valued at US $35.6 billion and by 2016 the market is expected to reach US $51.3 billion. As discussed in eLearning Trends in […]

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Online Training

Early this week we discussed how increasing compliance regulations are becoming a burden to companies of all size and we introduced the idea of using online training and talent management to turn compliance into a competitive advantage. Today in, Turning Compliance into a Competitive Advantage Part 2, we are excited to delve deeper into how […]

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Robin Williams (2)

Something good will always come, so long as we ensure it does. A trail of gasps echoed through our office late Monday afternoon as headlines popped up in our feeds informing us of the death of beloved Robin Williams. A few shed tears, and others reminisced about their favorite Robin Williams moments but no one […]

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