Latest News

Learning Events Shift in 2021

Learning Events Shift in 2021

COVID-19 continues to negatively impact conferences and events into 2021. ATD announced that TechKnowledge, scheduled for late January in San Antonio, TX, will go virtual for 2021. The Jan 25-28 virtual event details can be found at: https://atdla.org/event-4011328. Training Conference & Expo initially reported they were to host their event in February in Orlando, FL as a live in person event on Feb 22-24, preceded by a live virtual event on Feb 8-12. However, they…
Churchill II Merges with Skillsoft, Acquires Global Knowledge

Churchill II Merges with Skillsoft, Acquires Global Knowledge

Churchill Capital Corp II entered agreement to acquire Skillsoft and Global Knowledge for $1.533 billion. The valuation was 2x revenues and 8x adjusted EBITDA representing more than a 50% discount to peers. The initial $100 million equity investment was made by Prosus, a tech investment company. Churchill plans to transform Skillsoft with large cash infusion to support a growth and consolidation strategy. Jeffrey Tarr, former CEO of DigitalGlobe and President & COO of IHS, will…
UDEMY Surpasses $100 Million Revenue Annually

UDEMY Surpasses $100 Million Revenue Annually

Udemy for Business, has scaled from $1 million to $100 million annual recurring revenue (ARR) in just five years. Udemy for Business curates 7,000 of the highest-rated courses covering in-demand professional skills that employees need. When the pandemic resulted in shelter-in-place orders, Udemy for Business experienced a 90% surge in enrollments as employees adapted to remote work. Popular topics included Virtual Teams (1,523% increase in enrollments), Coaching (322%), and Stress Management (235%). Consumption has stayed…
Learning Events in 2021 Announce Plans

Learning Events in 2021 Announce Plans

ATD announced that TechKnowledge, scheduled for late January in San Antonio, TX, will go virtual for 2021. The 1/25-1/28 event details can be found at: https://atdla.org/event-4011328 However, Training Conference & Expo will host their event in February in Orlando, FL as a live in person event on Feb 22-24, and preceded with a live virtual event on Feb 8-12.Learn more at:  https://www.trainingconference.com/2021/index.cfm We are all hopeful events will return to their prior glory in 2021. Safe…
IBM Splits Into 2 Companies

IBM Splits Into 2 Companies

IBM  announced a strategic plan to tackle the $1 trillion hybrid cloud opportunity by separating the managed infrastructure services unit from its Global Technology Services division. It will become a new public company, a spinoff that for now IBM is calling “NewCo.” “IBM is laser-focused on the $1 trillion hybrid cloud opportunity,” said Arvind Krishna, CEO of IBM. “Client buying needs for application and infrastructure services are diverging, while adoption of our hybrid cloud platform is accelerating.…
National Distance Learning Week Slated for November 9-13, 2020

National Distance Learning Week Slated for November 9-13, 2020

National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) generates greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field. Produced by the U.S. Distance Learning Association, the week-long live online program caters to professionals engaged in the day-to-day practice of distance learning (schools, colleges, corporations, military) and individuals and organizations providing products and services being distributed via online, video conferencing and satellite technologies. Learn more…
CSU Chico and UCLA Use AI Tech for Student Learning

CSU Chico and UCLA Use AI Tech for Student Learning

California State University (CSU), Chico is deploying Otter for Education, distance learning platform leveraging Zoom-like conferencing, to its entire teaching faculty for the upcoming Fall semester. Faculty members using Otter for Education will capture and share lecture notes in real-time with their students.  “Learning at CSU is evolving quickly due to the current environment. With this full rollout of Otter’s technology, our faculty can now capture and share lecture notes in real-time with their students,” said…
16th Annual Best of Elearning! Voting Now Open

16th Annual Best of Elearning! Voting Now Open

Elearning! Magazine, the industry voice of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announced today the Best of Elearning! Awards 2020 voting opened August 1st, 2020 at: https://cu2co.com/bestofelballot Learning professionals from both the private and public sector are invited to nominate their best-in-class solution provider for consideration across 25 different categories for 2020.  Winners of each category will be revealed in Best of Elearning! Showcase, online at 2elearning.com and across social media channels. In its…
2020 Learning! 100 Award Finalists Revealed

2020 Learning! 100 Award Finalists Revealed

– 25 Global Organizations Honored for High Performance in Learning and Development The 10th Annual Learning! 100 Award Committee is honored to announce 25 elite learning organizations as 2020 finalists. The Learning! 100 Award recognizes the world’s top global learning organizations for innovation, collaboration, and learning culture that drives organizational performance.  Past honorees include Amazon, AT&T, U.S. Air Force, NASCAR, American Red Cross and others. The final rankings will be announced this summer at the…
Kids at Home Benefit From Free Digital Online Learning in Math and Science

Kids at Home Benefit From Free Digital Online Learning in Math and Science

–The e-Learning for Kids Foundation’s Digital Lessons Can Help During This Unprecedented Health Crisis The e-Learning for Kids Foundation (EFK, (https://www.e-learningforkids.org/), a non-profit organization launched in the USA in 2004 and in the Netherlands in 2007, provides free, highly engaging and game-based quality curriculums to children ages 5-12 around the world. This includes the entire primary International Baccaleaurte (IB) Kindergarten to Grade 6 curriculums of Mathworld and Scienceworld, respectively consisting of 336 and 221 eLessons,…