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IT WILL TAKE A COMBINED EFFORT FROM EDUCATIONAL AND BUSINESS INSTITUTIONS TO DRIVE THE AMERICAN…

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New Entrants to the Learning Platforms Market

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The LMS Re-Imagined

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ISOtrain LMS Offers Decision Making System

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HITALK’S NEW ADAPTIVE LEARNING PLATFORM FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS

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Meet the 2018 Learning! 100

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Learning! 100 Award Finalists Revealed

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8th Annual Learning! 100 Award Application Deadline…

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Skills Gap to Grow in Tech Era

Most of the new hires are not well prepared to perform at a high level in a professional environment, primarily because of insufficient skills, cites a study conducted by Bloom-berg and Workday. The… Read more...

Learning! 100 Award Finalists Revealed

The Top 100 Learning Organization Rankings to be Revealed August 27th The Elearning! Media Group revealed the Learning! 100 top learning organizations finalists for 2018. The final rankings will be… Read more...

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AI in Education to Top $6 Billion

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) in education market is set to surpass $6 billion by 2024, according… Read more...

AR Market Growth to Explode

The AR/VR market is valued at $27 billion dollars and expected to reach $209 billion by 2022… Read more...

Learning & Talent Platforms Buyer Study

The 2018 Learning & Talent Platforms Buyer Study conducted by Elearning! Media Group via an online… Read more...

10 Disruptions in the HR Technology Sector

Josh Bersin, principle, Bersin by Deloitte revealed 10 disruptions that will transform the HR… Read more...

Global Corporate E-learning Market Expanding 19%

Global corporate e-learning market is set to grow at a CAGR of close to 19% during the forecast… Read more...

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Preparing the Workforce For Jobs of the Future

IT WILL TAKE A COMBINED EFFORT FROM EDUCATIONAL AND BUSINESS INSTITUTIONS TO DRIVE THE AMERICAN… Read more...

Re-imaging the Learning Ecosystem at Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Getting a Seat at the Table

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How to Cultivate a Learning Culture in Your Organization

Strategy cannot always ensure success. The learning culture of an organization can be easily… Read more...

2018 Learning & Talent Platform Buyers' Plans Revealed

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How to Make Training Engaging and Effective

Every business has its challenges when it comes to training employees, but there are three issues… Read more...

Managing the Millennial Technologist

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Challenges of Global Corporate Universities

Y ANNICK RENAUD-COULON WHY DID YOU LAUNCH THE GLOBAL COUNCIL OF CORPORATE UNIVERSITIES? I launched… Read more...

How to Increase Employee Engagement

BY DEAN PICHEE, CEO, BIZLIBRARY, INC. Unengaged employees cost the U.S. economy $550 billion every… Read more...

5 Transformational Technology Trends

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Learning & Development Crucial to Future Workforce Development

Automation, Engagement & Technology Challenges Emerge Learning and Development plays a crucial role… Read more...

The Benefits of Custom E-Learning Courseware At the Price of Off-the-Shelf E-Learning

You have been there before. Your leadership team is asking for e-learning courseware that looks… Read more...

A Modern Learning Experience

A Modern Learning Experience Can Give Companies a Competitive Advantage BY JEREMY AUGERN Savvy… Read more...

How Micro-Credentials Can Prepare People for 21st-Century Jobs

DO WE FULLY UNDERSTAND THE BROAD MIX OF WORKFORCE SKILLS NECESSARY FOR FUTURE SUCCESS? BY SIMON… Read more...

Blended and Hybrid Global Delivery of Higher Education

BY IAIN MARTIN There is a vibrant future for globally linked higher education, even though the… Read more...

Most of the new hires are not well prepared to perform at a high level in a professional environment, primarily because of insufficient skills, cites a study conducted by Bloom-berg and Workday. The absence of aligned collaboration between academia and business are impeding efforts to effectively prepare students for employment and to reskill existing workers. Findings include:

>> Opportunity for Greater Collaboration: Only 30 percent of corporations and 39 percent of educators say they are collaborating to help reskill and retrain employees.

>> Plans to Invest in Reskilling: Roughly four in 10 corporate respondents plan to invest in reskilling current employees.

>> Adapting to New Technology: More than 50 percent of corporate respondents plan to evolve job responsibilities to reflect future needs and improve their recruitment of diverse talent to address the impact new technology has on their workforce.

>> Budget Constraints a Challenge: Approximately half of corporate respondents anticipate facing budget resource constraints when deploying a plan to address the impact of emerging technologies on the workforce; 84 percent of academic respondents say budget limitations will be their biggest anticipated challenge in deploying plans to better prepare students for the future workforce.

“[It] is the time to rethink how to put reskilling our people at the center of corporate talent strategies…while building stronger bridges to the academic world so we can establish a clear path forward,” concluded Leighanne Levensaler, senior vice president of corporate strategy, Workday.

Download Building Tomorrow’s Talent: Collaboration Can Close Emerging Skills Gap at https://bit.ly/2MDj4AH

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Seventy percent of learning leaders cite Employee Engagement as the top business driver for learning platform investment, according to the 2018 Learning & Talent Platforms Study conducted by Elearning! Magazine. Engagement has topped the list three years in a row.

Personalize Learning was cited by 49% of respondents; the largest shift seen given only 0.4% cited this four years ago. Improve Leadership Skills (46%), Drive Sales and  Profits (40%) and Increase Employee Collaboration round out the top five business drivers for investment.

Download the complete report complimentary at http://information.2elearning.com/2018lmstmsstudy/

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The key attributes and skills that large companies look for when hiring new candidates according to a study of 200  C-suite leaders are:

>>  Work Ethic (60%) and Teamwork (45%) were selected as the most important skills;

>>  Over half of professional services (55%) and manufacturing companies (58%) state that Leadership is the most important skill;

>>  Only two of the 14 industries polled think that grades are looked upon most favorably by the hiring team and only 12% of CEOs consider grades important.

When interviewing for a leadership role, they would opt for someone who can exemplify Creativity, People Management and Cognitive Flexibility.  Most respondents also believe that schools should be teaching students the specific skills they will need in their future careers.

Source: https://kingsleyleadership.academy/

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Dan Pontefract, Chief Envisioneer of TELUS

I discovered that many people are suffering from their thinking.

Whether via the pressures and stresses at work, a state of freneticism, the distractedness of social media and notifications, or overburdening time constraints, many of us are no longer capable of doing the heightened thinking required to be sane, engaged, and happy.

That got me down a little, to be honest. However, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. During my journey of research and interviews, I came across many people who had sorted out the secret sauce of thinking. Whether for themselves or including a team or organization that they were leading, these were indeed the “Open Thinkers.” These people had sorted out a way in which to balance the realities of today’s busy world with the absolute need to have space to creatively think while having the time and methodology to make better decisions.

One of my favorite discoveries was when I entered a hat millinery. I did not expect to get a hat made. I just wanted to see how milliners operated. What I stepped into was a hive of Open Thinking. There was simultaneous Creative Thinking (brainstorming, discussions, what if ’s and why not’s) with Critical Thinking (don’t do this, do this) alongside Applied Thinking (sewing, stitching, ironing, and steaming). I learned so much I decided to get a custom hat, to go through the process and experience their world first-hand. It was a glorious, hands-on experience.

The millinery was an incredible metaphor and example of Open Thinking. It was a sublime example of light, where all the dots of my research began to connect. “Open to Think” highlights not only what’s going wrong with our thinking; it provides an antidote for better thinking. It gives you the license to analyze how you currently approach your thinking and makes recommendations on what to alter. 

When I noticed leaders and team members in the organizations I work with were complaining about various pressures and stresses, I began to inquire about their cause. Some of those factors led to a lack of Open Thinking.

There are far too many people who are stressed out at work and life, in part because of an incredible imbalance that they place on themselves, and an imbalance that has been placed on them, too. Time has become the enemy. We no longer use it to our advantage.

What I learned is that people who appropriately balance their time through improved Creative Thinking and Critical Thinking with the need to get things done (Applied Thinking) end up being more engaged, innovative, productive and, happier.

It is possible to win back your time, your thinking, your life.

The model found in the book “Open to Think” is a simple one: Dream, Decide, Do Repeat.  It serves as a reminder that when we balance the three categories of thinking, we are far better off. I hope it provides ideas, solutions, and techniques to help you (or your team) to become better at daily thinking.

—Pontrefact is the author of “Open to Think” his third book.  “Flat Army” and “The Purpose Effect” were his previous titles tackling workplace collaboration and meaningful work. View Dan’s TEDTalk at https://youtu. be/sQSFW8HWVFg  Dan is also Chief Envisioner of TELUS, a four-time Learning! 100 award-winning organization.

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…TRIDIB ROY CHOWDHURY, SENIOR DIRECTOR & GENERAL MANAGER, ADOBE

HOW HAS ADOBE PARTNERED WITH ITS MANY LEARNING! 100 CLIENTS TO CREATE ENGAGING LEARNING EXPERIENCES AND DRIVE ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE?

The Learning! 100 finalists are an impressive list of organizations with a stellar learning culture, which directly correlates to their leadership position in their respective categories. This endorsement only cements our belief that learning continues to be a critical and indispensable piece of organizational growth. These organizations are invested in creating a vibrant and collaborative learning culture. Adobe is helping them to keep learners front-and-center of all their learning initiatives through unique and engaging learning experiences that can be delivered across devices. This is made possible through innovations in content creation, delivery, tracking, and collaboration. We couldn’t be happier to see this list of organizations - many of which we partner with - and we feel both humbled and proud of the global benchmarks they have set in driving effective learning cultures.

LEARNING LEADERS ARE CHANGING THEIR LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS TO SUPPORT DYNAMIC LEARNING (DIGITIZATION, MOBILE, IMMERSIVE). HOW DOES ADOBE FACILITATE THIS TRANSITION?

It’s all about the ZMOT (zero moments of truth) and the learner. Adobe’s strategy starts and ends with the learner experience. The status quo of expecting learners to come to an LMS has brought us to a stage where LMS is a “four-letter word” at best and irrelevant at worst. We need to take the learning systems to the learners at their point of need. A big part of this story is around mobile-first. We introduced the concept of auto-responsive content authoring in 2017 and continue with our innovations to achieve the author-once, publish-anywhere paradigm a reality in the multi-form factor and multi-platform world. Efficacy of learner immersion in real-world scenarios is well documented, though proven difficult to implement. Our new Adobe Captivate makes it super-easy to introduce VR in your learning - literally with just a few clicks.

We are committed to making the authoring and management experience easier for designers and administrators and the learning experience enjoyable for learners, and that’s the vision we set for my teams at Adobe. Our new LMS allows learners to navigate through content seamlessly across different media, different devices and across online and offline delivery. Learners are mobile, learners learn differently, and learners are adopting technology at a fast rate, so how long can learning organizations afford to stay relevant by tying them to their desks in a uniform straitjacket with a keyboard and a mouse?

ADOBE HAS JUST ANNOUNCED A SIGNIFICANT PRODUCT ADVANCEMENT.  HOW WILL THIS IMPACT THE FUTURE OF LEARNING?

The 2019 release of Adobe Captivate is just the beginning of our journey as we transform how modern learning experiences are created for a smarter world. The future of learning is here, and we are doing everything we can to equip our customers with the right set of tools and technologies to design, deliver and manage smart learning experiences. Some cool new features include the ability to create learning scenarios delivered using VR, creating interactive videos, and using the QR code technology to preview their courses live on mobile. My personal favorite is the ability to change your webcam video background on the fly. Now designers can create any kind of experiences without the need to physically be present or hire a studio with a green screen. You will also see some major advances around auto-responsive authoring with the revamped Fluid Boxes. Captivate Prime, being introduced this fall, has the ability to integrate informal learning among employees into a formal learning plan that is scalable and trackable.

IT’S AN EXCITING TIME IN LEARNING WITH AR, VR, AND MACHINE LEARNING CHANGING THE WAY WE WORK AND LEARN. WHAT IS ADOBE’S PRODUCT ROADMAP TO LEVERAGE THESE ADVANCEMENTS?

We are excited to see how customers use the super-easy VR functionality in the upcoming release of Adobe Captivate. Ease of content creation, dropping price points of the VR devices, and the extreme simplicity of their use makes us believe that it is only a matter of months before we see VR becoming mainstream in learning. We also are starting to see the first set of browsers offering native AR capabilities, driving the urgency of our efforts around a WYSIWYG AR content-creation framework. New developments revolve around how we integrate machine learning to help accelerate learning in a corporate setup.

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We are experiencing a major evolution in work, technology, and the skills that drive them. The fastest-growing fields are in machine learning, data science, vision engineering, operations engineering, and stack development, according to The Ladders. Companies struggle to find the high-tech skills that power manufacturing, technology, and our world.

In “Preparing the Workforce for Jobs of the Future” (page 14), we discover how education and business needs are not aligned, creating a skills gap among graduating students. Organizations like Toyota, Walmart and Amazon have filled the skills void by training, retraining and redeploying talent to high-need areas. But these efforts cannot keep pace with the pace of change. An astounding 60 percent of high schools don’t have a computer science program, so how can students be tech-ready at graduation? It starts with learning and training.

The 2018 Learning! 100 organizations, revealed in this issue, have some great ideas on how to close the skills gap. Navy Federal Credit Union “hires to retires” employees. Vi’s culture attracts and retains talent in the highly coveted field of health care. Shaw Industries partners with high schools and technical centers to train the next generation of talent. Amazon pays tuition up front for employees. Department of Veteran Affairs Acquisition Academy not only trains its own but serves as an outsourced resource for other federal agencies. I daresay every one of the Learning! 100 has embraced the changing workforce, invested in engagement, and support an enabling learning culture that drives performance, retention, and talent. Discover their path to excellence starting on page 25.

How does your organization compare to the Learning! 100? Find out by viewing the “Learning! 100 Benchmarks” on page 44. Learning! 100 organizations deploy mobile, support a remote workforce, invest in learning, and link learning to business impact and management goals. We invite you to join the continued dialogue in upcoming articles, Web seminars, and events. Watch for news at www.2elearning.com.

Coupa, a three-time Learning! 100 winner, shares its story on “Values-Based Leadership.” Though a small company, it has the heart and team of a Fortune 500 behemoth. Jonathan Fear, Director of Coupa University, shares the company’s road to excellence (page 20).

Congratulations to all of the Learning! 100. You inspire us every day. Learning is the answer. - Jerry Roche, Executive Editor

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Gallup released the State of the Global Workforce Study revealing engagement trends across 115 countries.  Here’s some telling statistics that every manager should know.

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The 2018 Learning & Talent Platforms Buyer Study conducted by Elearning! Media Group via an online survey of learning professionals reveals the current trends and purchase plans for 2018. These findings were tabulated from 441 responses across corporate, government, education and non-profit organizations. The study was conducted industry-wide and includes Elearning! subscribers and community members.

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Discover Must Have Features, Brand Ownership & Awareness, Buying Process and Roles in 2018 Learning & Talent Platforms Buyer Study Download Free Report at:  http://bit.ly/2tDfzWH

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Diversity, inclusion, and belonging are unique areas of both challenge and opportunity for learning professionals.

To address these topics, Elliott Masie has partnered with international learning leader Jayzen Patria to produce The Diversity & Learning LAB Experience. Sessions will be held at the MASIE Center in Saratoga Springs April 10-12, 2018. Jayzen will host and facilitate a small group of learning colleagues in the lab as diversity, inclusion, and learning leaders from around the world interact with participants by video throughout the program. Participants are encouraged to come prepared to share, learn, and design with fellow learning professionals and thought leaders, as well as their own board of stakeholders back at the office (via connected technology).

Learn more: Masie.com

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The annual Learning! 100 award program honors public and private sector organizations for innovation, collaboration and learning culture that drives performance.  Applications can be submitted at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Learning100

“The Learning! 100 award winners are an elite team of high performers. From small to large enterprises, this award honors those that push the limits of learning and development, to over achieve by exceeding performance expectations,” says Catherine Upton¸ Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group. “Learning is at the core of their success. Every Learning! 100 winner inspires us with their innovation, passion and performance.”

Previous Learning! 100 honorees include: T-Mobile, Amazon Web Services, American Heart Association, Salesforce, NASCAR, Defense Acquisition University, and Scripps Health to name a few. Application deadline has been extended to April 15th.

Learn More: http://bit.ly/2FjrEon

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