The Top 100 Learning Organizations from Public and Private Sectors Convene to Celebrate

Today, the Elearning! Media Group announced the Learning! 100 top learning organizations for 2016. The rankings will be revealed at the awards dinner and reception on June 7 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.  The awards program is hosted at The Enterprise Learning! Conference (ELC), on June 7-8 at the convention center.

“The Learning! 100 recognizes the top 100 global learning organizations for high performance. These organizations are innovative, collaborative and have a truly immersive learning culture,” reports Catherine Upton, Award Chairperson. “Organizations from three to 500,000 employees are honored this year, and shows size does not matter when it comes to making a difference in the learning field.”

Celebrating six years, the Learning! 100 are comprised of 60 corporate enterprises and 40 public sector organizations. Previous honorees include American Heart Association, AT&T, Cisco, Defense Acquisition University, Khan Academy and Verizon. View previous honorees here.

The 2016 Learning! 100 Award Dinner and Reception is being hosted at the Enterprise Learning! Conference. The conference brings together learning, talent and HR executives charged with building smarter organizations to drive performance. The Learning! 100 Awards Ceremony will take place June 7 proceeded by the award reception hosting all the conference attendees. The two-day conference offers more than learning opportunities including Learning! 100 sessions and three keynotes. Executives should attend Enterprise Learning! Conference to discover how to build smarter organizations via learning and workplace technologies.

 

The 2016 Learning! 100 Corporate Enterprise and Public Sector Honorees in Alphabetical Order Are:

Amazon Web Services

ADI Global Distribution N.A., a Honeywell Company

Adobe

Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative

Allied Command Transformation NATO

AlliedBarton Security Services

American Heart Association

American Society of Association Executives

Ascension Information Services

Bayer

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Brainshark

Broward Health

CapGemini

Cenegenics Education & Research Foundation

Choice Logistics

Cisco

College for America, Southern New Hampshire University

Coursera

D4

DDB Worldwide

Defense Acquisition University

Defense Security Service Center

Edward Jones

EDX

E-learning for Kids

Express, Inc.

Facebook

Fedreal Government Distance Learning Association

Fidelity National Title

First Insight Corporation

Fivel Systems

Florida Virtual School

Forward Eye

G4S North America

Gigya

Habitat for Humanity

Healthstar Communications

HEI Hotels and Resorts

IBM

immixGroup (an Arrow Company)

iNACOL

Ingersoll Rand

Institute of Finance & Management

INXPO

International Society for Technology in Education

Jafra Cosmetics International, Inc.

Khan Academy

Lawrence Livermore National Labs

LinkedIN

LivePerson

Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Luck Companies

MarketWired

Mercy

Mesilla Valley Transportation

MobileIron

MTR Corporation Limited

NASCAR

National Training & Simulation Association

Native American Professional Parent Resources

Navy Federal Credit Union

nCino

National Defense University

Neiman Marcus

Paycor

Publicis.Sapient

Red Roof Inn

RK Stratman

Saab Australia

Saatchi & Saatchi

Salesforce

Scripps Health

Service Max

Shaw Industries Group, Inc.

SkillsUSA.org

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Stanford University

SurveyMonkey

Team Orlando

The Go Solution

The Healthcare Information Management Systems Society

The Management Trust - Oregon

T-Mobile

U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs

UNC-Chapel Hill

United Healthcare

University of Central Florida, Institute of Simulation Training

University of Phoenix

US Air Force

US Marine Corp

US Pacific Command Cyber War Innovations Center

USC Institute for Creative Technologies

United States Distance Learning Association

Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy

Vi

Waddell & Reed

Watco Companies, LLC

Western Governors University

World Fuel Services

 

How to Register for Enterprise Learning! Conference

Register now to secure your three-day conference pass. Government, Education and Non-profits, as well as teams of three or more earn 30 percent off when registering at http://www.elceshow.com.   To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Sales at 888-201-2841 x842 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About Enterprise Learning! Conference
Since 2008, Enterprise Learning! Events bring onsite and online audiences together to learn, network and share. Enterprise Learning! Conference, the exclusive learning and workplace technology conference, occurs June 7-8, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Enterprise Learning! Conference hosts the Learning! 100, Learning! Champion & Best of Elearning! Awards. The Enterprise Learning! Conference Online edition is slated for September 8, 2016 featuring new and exclusive content. For more information about the Enterprise Learning! Conference, visit http://www.elceshow.com

About Elearning! Media Group
Elearning! Media Group, owned by B2B Media Group, LLC, consists of 12 media products including: Elearning! Magazine, Government Elearning! eMagazine, Alert email newsletter, SalesTec eNews, 2elearning.com, Elearning! Web Seminar Series, Elearning! Institute, Enterprise Learning! Summits and Enterprise Learning! Conference. Elearning! Media Group serves the $225 billion enterprise learning market. In combination, these brands reach more than 2 million executives, practitioners and professionals, all evaluating or implementing enterprise learning and workplace technologies across their organizations each year. Suppliers and practitioners can follow us: online at: http://www.2elearning.com; on Twitter: 2elearning, #ELC16, #ELS16; via Facebook: Elearning!-Magazine; and, LinkedIn: Elearning! Magazine Network or Enterprise Learning! Events.

 

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there are more than 5 million job openings, and SmartRecruiters, a software company reports that most of those positions are in the technology and health care fields. SmartRecruiters went one step further, and determined that of the 24 percent of tech job openings, the majority of them are located in San Francisco, New York, Austin and Los Angeles. 

The study also found that not all openings receive a lot of applicants. IT positions, for example, only received an average of 4.3 responses per posting suggesting that employers will be required to keep salaries high in order to recruit and obtain top talent.

Learn More: bls.gov

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---Eighth Annual Event Expands to Host Learning! 100, Learning! Champions & Best of Elearning! Awards Celebrations

Elearning! Media Group, the leader in learning and workplace technology media, announced the Enterprise Learning! Conference will go west for the 2016 event, occurring June 6th – 8th at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA. Mark your calendar as registration will open February 14, 2016.

The Enterprise Learning! Conference 2016 will be an unprecedented gathering of the nation’s most influential and innovative thought leaders and executives from corporate enterprise, government agencies, higher education and non-profit organizations. This conference reveals how leaders are building smarter organizations via learning and workplace technologies. A robust $225 billion industry, the enterprise learning market is growing at robust 24% CAGR.

“ The Enterprise Learning! Conference returns home to the heart of innovation, virtual reality, and collaboration. There is no better location to share what’s now and next than California. From self-driving cars, emerging virtual reality technologies, and intelligent systems, these innovations are shifting learning dramatically,” said Catherine Upton, ELC16 conference chair.  “It is exciting to witness the evolution taking place now across global learning organization in attendance.”

Celebrating Excellence

The Enterprise Learning! Conference 2016 (ELC16) hosts the exclusive Learning & Workplace Technology Conference for corporate, government and higher education executives. ELC16 provides executives an engaged environment to network, share and learn from leaders across the globe. Coupled with cutting edge research, expert learning technologists and 3 prestigious industry award programs; Learning! 100, Best of Elearning!, and Learning! Champions, this is the “Must Attend” forum for learning and performance executives.  Mark your calendar as registration will open February 14th at www.ELCEShow.com

 

ELC16 Session Tracks

ELC16 conference features four distinct tracks to support the theme of Building Smarter Organizations. They are:  Engaging the Smarter Workforce, Empowering the Smarter Learner, Best Practices of the Smarter Leader, and Building the Smarter Enterprise. 

Engaging the Smarter Workforce

Ignite Passion, Performance, Collaboration & Culture

Employee engagement is the #1 priority among corporate leaders. High engagement equals high performance. But, how do learning leaders flip the engagement switch? Leverage the right tools, practices and ideas to spur engagement.  From gamification, mobile, video and virtual learning, engaging e-learning to eMentoring and team collaboration, the solutions abound. Hear from these experts who have improved engagement within their organizations.

Empowering the Smarter Learner

E-learning is the fastest growing segment in the global education market, targeted to reach $225 billion by 2017. Learners are empowered with anytime access of information, via any device, videos, mobile apps, and more. Virtual, video and mobile learning are delivering more training hours than traditional methods. But, the transition from classroom to continuous learning, is not a simple step. Discover the design, implementation and deployment challenges of training in an always on environment. And prepare for the next generation of intelligent systems.

Best Practices of the Smarter Leader

Who is the next CEO? What if your top sales leader departs?

Leadership is part art and science. With the right talent management solutions and practices, your team will be prepared with a robust talent pipeline and scenarios in hand. Discover how the Learning! 100, leaders from the top global learning organizations, manage leadership development. Hear real-world case studies, best practices and lessons learned from leaders of these high performing organizations and the 2016 Learning! Champions. Network, learn and share with the global learning elite at ELC16.

Building the Smarter Enterprise

From Internet of Things, to social channels like YouTube, LinkedIn, and unlimited access to free content via MOOCs, learners demand a user experience to match their personal lives.  The learning ecosystems are evolving to keep pace and optimize the User Experience. Consumerization is changing learning, the platforms and delivery systems to meet immediate and life-long learning challenges of the 21st century learner.  Discover how emerging technologies, culture, and big data are influencing the way we can and will learn throughout the learning cycle: during personal learning, collaboration among peers, informal learning, when we are at work, play, and in a community.

Who Should Attend

Executives charged with driving enterprise performance via learning and workplace technologies, including HR, Talent, Development, Training, E-learning, Project Management, Education, Sales & Service should attend ELC15.  Government, non-profit agencies and educational institution leaders are also in attendance to collaborate on the now and the next in learning. Attending this conference is an amazing opportunity to meet colleagues from across the globe.  Registration will open February 14th, 2016 at www.ELCEShow.com.

 

About Elearning! Media Group

Elearning! Media Group is owned by B2B Media Group LLC. Elearning! Media Group consists of eleven media products including: Elearning! Magazine, Government Elearning! E-Magazine, e-mail newsletters, Alerts, Websites, Web seminars, the Enterprise Learning! Summit and Enterprise Learning! Conference. Elearning! Media Group serves the $225 billion learning & workplace technology market.  Suppliers and practitioners can follow us: online at www.2elearning.com; on Twitter: 2elearning or #ELSummit; via Facebook: Elearning!-Magazine or LinkedIn: Elearning! Magazine Network or Elearning! Summit. 

Enterprise Learning! Events

Since 2008, Enterprise Learning! Events bring onsite and online audiences together to learn, network and share. Mark your calendar for Enterprise Learning! Conference on June 6-8, 2016 in Anaheim, CA. Enterprise Learning! Conference hosts the Best of Elearning!, Learning! 100 and Learning! Champion Awards. The Enterprise Learning! Conference Online is slated for September 8th, 2016. For more information about the Enterprise Learning! Conference visit http://www.elceshow.com

 

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Survey says learning leaders should be preparing their employees for the future as well as the here-and-now.

By Chris Osborn

Each year, multiple organizations publish reports about the state of the training industry featuring data points developed by asking questions from the organizational perspective. The value of some of that benchmarking should not be diminished. It’s important to know that investments in employee training are rising, and that organizations are telling the industry that they are making a certain amount of training available to employees, and that some training topics are more important than others. But we think another perspective is important, too.

Now consider nearly every other industry. How do they report on their health and vitality? How about electronics? Automotive? Telecommunications? Entertainment? Without exception, every other industry asks its consumers about the products and services it delivers to gauge the effectiveness and health of its respective industry. How much credibility would any of us give a report about the state of the cable industry, if the only people surveyed are cable providers? Aren’t we really most interested in how the consumers of cable services feel?

Since there isn’t much widely published data on what consumers (employees) of the training industry’s products and services think, we thought that kind of research would be invaluable. Therefore, starting in early June of this year and running until early August, BizLibrary gathered 1,821 survey responses from employees about their employer-provided training programs. The respondents answered three strategic questions:

1  How effective is your employerprovided training program at teaching you new things?

2  How effective is your employerprovided training program at improving your performance?

3  How effective is your employerprovided training program at preparing you for the future?

The responses were separated into two broad categories: 1,002 who work at organizations that are not clients of BizLibrary, and 819 who work at BizLibrary clients (the “control group”). For the purposes of this conversation, it’s less important who provides the solution. What is relevant is the type of solution the employees use. The control group uses a solution with the following characteristics:

>> Heavy emphasis on technology-enabled learning
>> Video-based content >> Primarily micro-learning (seven minutes is average length of the most recently added 2,500 courses)
>> A completion average of 4.8 courses per month
>> LMS’s that are designed expressly to maximize impact of video
>> LMS and video that’s all fully mobileready and mobile-optimized
>> A wide selection of content topics, and generally a high awareness of content availability
>> Minimum of 5,000 courses, and in some organizations 14,000-plus video courses
>> Low emphasis on ILT, though most organizations use some classroom instruction

The broader public participants reported a wide range of content-delivery tools, with ILT being the dominant form. The public participants reported some access to technology-enabled learning including traditional e-learning (click-and-advance PowerPoint-style courseware), virtual classroom and online videos. These participants generally reported fewer content options than the control group. In other words, the public participants generally reported access to traditional employee training programs.

THE RESULTS

Question 1: How effective is your employer’s training program at teaching you new things?

Employee learning is about acquiring new skills and knowledge. For training programs, this should be a foundational competency. Every employee learning program should be effective or very effective at teaching employees new things.

The chart on the below compares the responses for the public participants to the control group in response to Question 1.

 

trainingfeaturegraph1

 

There are significant differences between the public responses and the control group responses. When we combine the responses “Very Effective” and “Effective,” control group employees report that their training programs are 23.77% more effective at teaching them new things than nonclient employees (69.79% to 56.39%). The negative ratings are also lower.

Question 2: How effective is your employer’s training program at helping improve your performance?

Employees should perform at higher levels of mastery after they have been trained. That’s a given. Unfortunately, not all training programs deliver improved performance, and the survey confirms that employees believe many programs substantially under-perform.

Once again, the difference in the top two tiers, “Very Effective” and “Effective,” are striking. The control group employees report they believe their training programs are “Very Effective” or “Effective” at helping improve their performance at a combined rate of 66.41%, but 50.90% of public employees report the same levels of effectiveness for their employers’ training programs. The difference is 30.47% (66.41% “Very Effective” and “Effective” combined, compared to 50.90%).

Question #3: How effective is your employer’s training program at preparing you for the future?

Control group employees report even greater disparities in how their training programs help prepare them for the future: 34.99% better than their peers at other companies. In the top two tiers, 58.33% of employees at control group companies say their training program is either “Very Effective” or “Effective” at preparing them for the future. Only 43.21% — less than half — of the public participants said the same thing.

Of the three strategic questions in the survey, this question about preparing employees for the future elicited the fewest positive responses across the board. This ought to be an area of concern for all of us in the learning and development and training industry. Teaching employees new things and improving performance are outcomes that benefit our organizations in the here-and-now. However, preparing employees for the future is something that we should be working toward for the ongoing success of our organization.

The top graph below summarizes the differences between the public responses and the responses of control group employees. When the survey was launched, we did not expect to see this much of a difference between the perceptions of the control group (BizLibrary client employees) and employees at non-client organizations. The differences are real and rather dramatic — the product of substantive distinctions between the ways employees access learning resources. We believe this because we asked some details about the training programs of the survey participants.

 

trainingfeaturegraph2

 

Doubtless, much more research is needed. In fact, you can learn more about this research at http://goo.gl/crrCo5. But we need data on actual performance.

Data from this survey tells us an important story about what employees think — and they don’t think traditional training programs work very well. Employees tell us to give them more choices, more video and to minimize the use of classroom delivery. Does this data prove the effectiveness of the methods employees prefer? Not conclusively, but when employees are engaged in the training methods, there is a far greater likelihood of success than when they are checked out and not engaged in boring, out-of-date training methods.

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION

Think carefully about critical jobs and professions that most organizations need. They rely on professionals with expertise in Web design, user interface, social media recruiting, and inbound marketing. More jobs or critical job skills (depending upon your specific industry) are likely “hard to find.” Some of these jobs and skills simply did not exist as recently as five years ago. The reality of today will certainly not be the reality of tomorrow. That’s why it’s so important we help employees — and, by extension, our organizations — prepare for the future. We can get ahead of some of this by shifting our training efforts to develop skills and competencies around things like adaptability, learning agility and change leadership. If we can make that strategic shift in our development focus, we might see the next round of answers to this question be more favorable.

—The author is vice president of Marketing for BizLibrary

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The 2015 “Best of Elearning!” awards honor best-in-class solutions across the learning and technology marketplace. Celebrating their 11th year, the awards received more nominations for more brands in more categories than ever.

Best of Elearning! awards are the industry’s exclusive users’-choice awards. All nominations are made directly by users of solutions. More than 4,000 nominations were received in 2015.

“Given the number of nominations, to make the list in 2015 is quite an honor,” says Catherine Upton, Elearning! Media Group’s publisher. “There is no better honor than to be nominated by users and customers of these best-in-class solutions.”

The Best of Elearning! awards program was first implemented to formalize the recommendation and purchase process for the e-learning community. Research indicated 85 percent of readers had recommended an e-learning solution to a peer over the most recent 12-month period, and 61 percent claimed that award recognition “impacts their decision” to consider a product or service. The “Best of E-learning!” program formalizes this referral process.

BIG WINNERS

Multiple winners this year are BizLibrary (three), ej4 (three) and Adobe (two). Repeat winners from last year are:

>> Skillsoft Leadership Development Training in the Leadership Development category,
>> Cornerstone OnDemand Unified Talent Management in the TMS category,
>> Inxpo Online Learning Environment in the Virtual Learning Environment category,
>> ej4 Business Skills Library in the Soft Skills Content category, >> mLevel’s Game-Based Learning Platform in the Gamification category,
>> Vubiz Compliance Training in the Compliance Training category, and
>> Adobe Captivate in the Mobile Authoring category this year and the Best Simulation category last year.

BEST OF THE BEST

An exclusive handful of organizations have won Best of Elearning! (best-in-class solution) and Learning! 100 honors (top global learning organization). These honorees are: Skillsoft; Cisco; SuccessFactors, an SAP Company; Inxpo; IBM; Adobe; and Oracle.

ABOUT THE VOTING PROCESS

Elearning! Media Group community members, readers, subscribers and online visitors were invited to nominate their solution provider via an online ballot during June 1 to October 15, 2015. The ballot was openended with 30 categories stipulated. At close, the ballots were reviewed. Duplicates were removed, vendor ballots were nullified as well as votes without a verifiable company domain address (ex.: gmail, aol, etc.). Editors verified product types and categories before counting. The top vote earners in each category were identified as finalists. Those with a 10 percent lead over all other products in a category earned category winner status. Close vote counts and runner-ups earned Award of Excellence. To learn more, visit www.2elearning.com/ awards/best-of-elearning-awards.

AND THE WINNERS ARE….

Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines take great pride in announcing the Best of Elearning! 2015 winners:

 

Learning Platforms

 

LMS CLOUD

 

Winner:
BizLibrary LMS

PRODUCT INFORMATION

BizLibrary’s complete learning platform meets the needs of today’s learners involved with both online training and classroom training.

The LMS delivers all of its critical functions at an affordable price. As a Softwareas-a-Service (SaaS) provider, BizLibrary manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance, allowing I.T. personnel to focus on improving the day-to-day technical operations of your company providing rapid deployment, easy administration and quicker return on investment.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Fully hosted and maintained
>> Easily import of SCORM and AICC content
>> Integrated email messaging and notifications
>> User-generated comments and ratings
>> More than 50 standard reports
>> Filtering based on groups, date range, courses, activity and more

CUSTOMERS

Go Solution, Marquette Savings Bank, Covenant Healthcare, Bally Technologies

CONTACT INFORMATION

285 Chesterfield Business Parkway Chesterfield, MO 63005

(888) 432-3077

www.bizlibrary.com

 

Award of Excellence:
Intellum Exceed LMS

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Intellum’s Exceed combines flexible content management, enrollment, assessment and reporting functionality with a clean user experience that drives course completion. It seamlessly handles off-the-shelf and custom courseware, instructor-led, “blended,” and virtual classes, videos, and a wide range of informal learning content.

Optimized for mobile devices, it also has cutting-edge assessment and survey functionality built-in. Access a variety of auto-graded question types or free-form response options, like long-text answers and user-recorded video responses, which can then be graded by instructors or peers.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Powerful, elegant and simple to use
>> Rapid deployment: most customers are up and running in less than a month
>> Unlimited, real-time reporting
>> User language localization
>> Rapid integration with enterprise and HR software

CUSTOMERS

AlliedBarton Security Service, Randstad Professionals U.S., Titleist

CONTACT INFORMATION

3525 Piedmont Rd. NE, Suite 7-210 Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 890-7690
www.intellum.com

 

Award of Excellence:
Litmos LMS

PRODUCT INFORMATION

The Litmos API platform allows you to integrate with any system, including a separate version that integrates with Salesforce (“Litmos LMS for Salesforce”).

The best part of Litmos is that it is a hosted training system, which means you don’t need help from the I.T. department to set it up and get started. You can literally begin creating your courses in minutes.

And it has an intuitive user interface that is fully responsive, built using powerful and flexible BootStrap technology.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Accessible anywhere from the Cloud or mobile device
>> Partner and contractor certification
>> SCORM- and Tin Can-compliant
>> Core features include course builder, assessment, quizzes, surveys with feedback, checklists, course library, reports, dashboards, e-commerce, gamification with leaderboards and CEUs, messages, learning paths

CUSTOMERS

Zumba, Build.com, Advance Financial, Cenegenics, West Bend Insurance

CONTACT INFORMATION

4140 Dublin Blvd., Suite 400 Dublin, CA 94588
(925) 251-2220
www.litmos.com

 

 

LMS ENTERPRISE

 

Winner:
SumTotal Learn

PRODUCT INFORMATION

SumTotal Learn provides the personalized, contextual learning required to help your people be better at their jobs while they are doing them. The company can serve all your learning needs — from simple to complex requirements. Especially in compliance-heavy industry verticals, such as manufacturing, airlines, healthcare and financial services. It has been in learning management since 1985, serving hundreds of industries, across 156 countries worldwide.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Choose your deployment option, SaaS, hosted or on-premise
>> Reduce your total cost of ownership
>> Personalized, intuitive user experience
>> Built-in advanced reporting
>> Mobile and offline learning capabilities CUSTOMERS McAfee, Edward Jones, Capgemini

CONTACT INFORMATION

2850 NW 43rd St., Suite 150 Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 264-2800 or (866) 768-6825
www.sumtotalsystems.com

 

 

TMS

 

Award of Excellence:
IBM Kenexa Talent Manager

PRODUCT INFORMATION

The suite of IBM Kenexa talent products includes BrassRing, Skills Assessments, Talent Insights, Talent Acquisition Suite, Survey Enterprise and BrassRing Candidate Relationship Manager.

BrassRing allows its users to attract and hire top talent using applicant tracking systems. Then, you can quickly sift through talent pools with the right skills assessment test. Making decisions is easier using Talent Insights’ analytics. The Talent Acquisition Suite hiring solution helps you attract, hire and onboard top talent. The remaining two products help you build a better employee engagement survey and devise a proactive recruitment marketing campaign.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Attract the right candidates to the right roles
>> Understand what motivates and engages employees
>> Build compensation and reward programs that invest in your employees
>> Foster organizational growth
>> Manage talent while maximizing their performance

CUSTOMERS

Potash, FRHI, the Apollo Education Group, H&R Block

CONTACT INFORMATION

650 E. Swedesford Rd. Wayne, PA 19087
(877) 426-3774
www-01.ibm.com/software/smarter workforce/

 

Award of Excellence:
SumTotal Talent

PRODUCT INFORMATION

SumTotal Talent offers the ability to discover hidden talent and capabilities within your current workforce and provide tools to help all of your people be more productive. With SumTotal Talent solutions, you can unlock hidden potential in your people and watch your business soar.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Improve employee engagement because employees understand how their work connects to overall strategy
>> Reduce voluntary turnover as employees understand how to build a career with you and acquire new skills
>> Increase productivity as you show employees how to get better at their jobs
>> Achieve better visibility because analytics are embedded in all of our solutions
>> Integrate solutions easily because our solutions are built on the flexible, scalable elixHR Platform
>> Offer employees the best possible development opportunities that are most applicable to building the skills and competencies required for the job with contextual recommendations and actions

CUSTOMERS

Edward Jones, Capgemini, Express Scripts, Pfizer

CONTACT INFORMATION

2850 NW 43rd St., Suite 150 Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 264-2800 or (866) 768-6825
www.sumtotalsystems.com

 

 

SOCIAL LEARNING

 

Winner:
BizLibrary Community

PRODUCT INFORMATION

In a knowledge-based world, employees need immediate access to information and data to perform at their full potential. BizLibrary’s Community puts the collective knowledge of your entire organization at everyone’s fingertips.

With Community, your business can increase employee engagement, communication, collaboration and innovation. You can also increase (a) the efficiency of your employee learning and training and (b) organizational I.Q.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Share documents, files, ideas and status updates
>> Ask and answer questions
>> Organize employees into communities based on job role, function, team, project, etc.
>> Share links or files for input, ideas and suggestions
>> Post best practices learned from clients
>> Search and sort posts by content and tags CUSTOMERS Go Solution, Marquette Savings Bank, Covenant Healthcare, Bally Technologies

CONTACT INFORMATION

285 Chesterfield Business Parkway Chesterfield, MO 63005
(888) 432-3077
www.bizlibrary.com

 

Award of Excellence:
Cisco Collaborative Knowledge Program

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Cisco Collaborative Knowledge is a complete, end-to-end solution that strategically combines best-in-class digital workplace capabilities to redefine the customer and employee experience. With it, organizations can gain the critical information they need in real-time to make informed business decisions. The result: improved performance, productivity, and competitive advantage.

The Cisco Collaborative Knowledge “digital workplace” solution can empower your organization with the digital tools and technology it needs to access experts, learning, and knowledge in real time. It can help you solve real-world business challenges anytime, anywhere.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Mobilize your workforce with knowledge, speed, and flexibility to create a more empowered, productive and engaged organization
>> Foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation
>> Form agile teams to rapidly collaborate on and innovate new solutions
>> Capture, share, and manage content with laptops, tablets, and smartphones
>> Access data that is synchronized and stored in Cisco Collaborative Knowledge
>> View information online or offline

CONTACT INFORMATION

170 West Tasman Dr. San Jose, CA 95134

(800) 553-6387

 

 

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

 

Award of Excellence:
Inxpo Virtual Classroom

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Inxpo’s Virtual Classroom is an interactive way to educate corporate and enterprise learners through video and open collaboration on a single platform. Virtual Classrooms have enabled organizations to better track learning progress, provide certification, and analyze knowledge gaps for better education programs.

Inxpo’s Learning Environments & Virtual Classrooms are globally accessible, and can be cloned and reused for different programs. With the combination of video, collaborative tools and making learning truly a conversation, Inxpo’s Learning Environments and Virtual Classrooms deliver the ultimate blended learning experience in a cost-effective way.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Scheduled and self-paced virtual classroom
>> Engagement through gamification, badging and interaction
>> Mentoring and peer to peer community support

CONTACT INFORMATION

770 N. Halsted St., Suite 6S Chicago, IL 60642

(312) 962-3708

 

 

VIRTUAL EVENT PLATFORM

 

Winner:
Inxpo Virtual Learning Environment

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Inxpo’s Learning Environments are private and secure virtual learning portals that incorporate interactive user forums and group collaboration to help build a community and promote knowledge transfer through open content sharing.

Inxpo’s Online Learning Environment gives users the power to connect with a global audience and tailor the event to meet business objectives. The environment gives learning professionals full and self-service options for creating stimulating, measurable and secure online events. It also has robust analytics and reporting that includes chart slicing, monitoring of downloads and interactive data zoom and scroll.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Live and on-demand programming
>> Recommended content keeps users engaged
>> Scalable to more than 100,000 visitors
>> Track results real-time and measure effectiveness

CUSTOMERS

Association of Corporate Travel Executives, RSA Security Analytics, Professional Convention Management Association

CONTACT INFORMATION

770 N. Halsted St., Suite 6S Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 962-3708

 

Award of Excellence:
InterCall Virtual Event Platform

PRODUCT INFORMATION

InterCall virtual events for marketing, training and recruiting are an innovative channel to engage with your customers, prospects, partners and employees. Some ways to use virtual events include: user conferences, trade shows, product launches, company meetings, partner communities, road shows, sales kick-offs, employee training, corporate universities, roundtables and job fairs.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Easy to use and learn: The platform is intuitive and easy to navigate. It does not require users to switch applications or click through multiple pop-ups
>> Better communication tool: Rich registration information, activity data and comprehensive lead ranking. All data is delivered through web-based reporting, which makes it easy to access and share information with partners and sponsors
>> Customizable branding: Up and running in a matter of hours, with point-and-click customization and predefined templates and themes
>> Global reach in multiple languages: available in 17 languages with a global services model, which is crucial for delivering online events to an international audience

CUSTOMERS

Novartis, IBM, KPMG, Fortune magazine, Spark Interactive

CONTACT INFORMATION

8420 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 1100 Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 399-1600
www.intercall.com

 

Content

 

ADAPTIVE LEARNING CONTENT

 

Award of Excellence:
Salesforce Success Community

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Salesforce University offers a wide range of training options, from in-person classes featuring hands-on instruction, to virtual training, self-led courses, private workshops, and more.

You can choose from classes for Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Analytics Cloud, and Community Cloud, along with training for the Salesforce1 Platform. Classes are available for administrators, developers, solution designers, technical architects, marketers, sales and service management, and end-users.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> One- to five-day, instructor-led regional or virtual classes available
>> Main topics: sales Cloud, service Cloud, marketing Cloud, community Cloud, analytics Cloud and more
>> Integrated Success Community for collaboration and learning CUSTOMERS Shutterstock, Information Logistics, Siemens

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Landmark at One Market, #300 San Francisco, CA 94105
(877) 872-4610

 

 

CONTENT LIBRARY/AGGREGATION

 

Winner:
BizLibrary Collection

PRODUCT INFORMATION

The BizLibrary Collection is an awardwinning “NetFlix-style” employee training solution of online training videos and eLearning courses.

Employees have unlimited access to thousands of online training programs on virtually every topic they might need, including Communication, Leadership, Management, Customer Service, Compliance and Desktop Computing, and much, much more.

More than 50 new courses are added monthly.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Twenty-five topic areas include communication, leadership, customer service, computer skills
>> Unlimited employee access from desktop, mobile and/or tablet
>> Variety: 60-minute e-learning courses, 15- to 25-minute videos, 2-to 5-minute performance-support programs

CUSTOMERS

Go Solution, Marquette Savings Bank, Covenant Healthcare, Bally Technologies

CONTACT INFORMATION

285 Chesterfield Business Parkway Chesterfield, MO 63005
(888) 432-3077
www.bizlibrary.com

 

Award of Excellence:
Degreed for Enterprise Learning Platform

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Degreed for Enterprise is an award-winning learning experience system that helps individuals and organizations discover, measure and recognize all learning. Founded in 2012, Degreed helps solve corporate learning challenges by integrating organizations' internal learning systems (LMS, TMSs, Sharepoint etc.), external vendor content, and open learning resources into a single system for L&D professionals and employee learners.

Degreed offers an innovative “learner-centric” platform that aggregates all kinds of learning content and experiences- academic, professional, and informal - and helps organizations get a more complete and continuous view of everything that their employees know. Degreed enables employees, managers and L&D professionals to curate and share resources, set learning goals, and helps create a culture that values learning across the organization.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>>World's largest learning ecosystem: 250,000+ courses and 3 million+ articles and videos from 1,200 sources through a single-sign-on platform.
>> Powerful tools: learning pathways designed specifically for roles and career development, daily learning playlists, unified search and sharing, drag-drop features and a lifelong profile.
>>Social functions: follow people and create groups, so employees can learn with (and from) mentors and colleagues.
>>Comprehensive feedback: reporting and analytics on ALL the learning employees do -- courses, articles, videos, conferences and more.

CUSTOMERS

Fortune 10, Fortune 50, and Fortune 50 organizations

CONTACT INFORMATION

449 Bryant Street 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94107
(800)311.7061
http://get.degreed.com/

 

 

 I.T. TRAINING

 

Award of Excellence:
ej4 Microsoft Office Package

PRODUCT INFORMATION

All aspects of MS Office are available, but the luxury of being able to select the most important course for your employee at that specific time is rewarding. ej4 lets administrators easily group software courses that are critical for their department. No wading through introductions of Excel to get to what matters most.

For instance, your accounting division’s ability to learn and apply a course on pivot tables to make better spreadsheets explaining company financials. Perhaps your sales team needs to learn how to make better PowerPoint presentations for prospects. It could be that everyone in the office needs to learn how to format memos and create company templates with a detailed walkthrough of Word.

COURSE LIST

>> New Features Training: Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
>> Special Features Training: Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
>> Essentials Training: PC Fundamentals, Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

CUSTOMERS

Allison Transmission, Mahindra, The Corridor Group

CONTACT INFORMATION

12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr., Suite 300 St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 878-6700 or (800) 566-3159
www.ej4.com

 

Award of Excellence:
BizLibrary I.T. Content Library

PRODUCT INFORMATION

BizLibrary offers a series of specialty content bundles of e-learning courses designed to supplement the BizLibrary Collection. These small, single-topic bundles are designed to meet the advance and specialized learning needs of small groups of employees.

E-learning bundles are available in three categories: business skills, computer skills, and certification, and custom bundles are also available. These e-learning bundles are available in flexible quantities of 5, 10 or 20 courses.

COURSE LIST

>> Security Essentials, Avoid Social Engineering Attacks
>> Protecting Your PC
>> MS Windows 8.1: File Management and Organization

CUSTOMERS

Cellular One, Farmway Co-Op, Celergo

CONTACT INFORMATION

285 Chesterfield Business Parkway Chesterfield, MO 63005
(888) 432-3077
www.bizlibrary.com

 

 

COMPLIANCE

 

Winner:
Vubiz Compliance Library

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Vubiz provides full service — content, development, and delivery software — offering solutions that are extraordinarily flexible in practice. Thousands of hours of off-the-shelf content are available for purchase as-is or tailored to a specific client situations.

The company has built an excellent reputation over the past decade, offering outstanding value with comprehensive services from its large, impressive online library to content creation, an LMS and Vubuild, which is a do-it-yourself authoring tool.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

Vubiz has 93 titles in its Compliance Training library. Included are:
>> Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
>> Business Ethics >> E-mail and Internet Use
>> Fair Labor Standards
>> Harrassment/Discrimination
>> Sarbanes-Oxley
>> Family and Medical Leave

CUSTOMERS

Forbes Industries, Goodrich, Lockheed Martin, Mattel

CONTACT INFORMATION

2872 Colorado Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 358-9583
www.vubiz.com

 

 

COMPLIANCE TRAINING

 

Award of Excellence:
ej4 Workplace Compliance Library

PRODUCT INFORMATION

ej4’s Workplace Compliance Library supplies you with the courses needed to maintain compliance. The programs included are: Anti-Harassment, Anti-Harassment for California, Connecticut, and Maine, HIPAA, FLSA, FMLA, Hiring and Firing procedures, and more. When the regulations change, programs are updated accordingly, so you don’t have to keep track of the changes.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Short, tactical e-learning
>> Fully customizable
>> Multi-platform, including mobile
>> Most video titles are 10 minutes or less in length
>> Off-the-shelf programs can be customized using ej4 Thinkzoom

CUSTOMERS

Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Golden Harvest, Community Coffee

CONTACT INFORMATION

12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr., Suite 300 St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 878-6700 or (800) 566-3159
www.ej4.com

 

 

SOFT SKILLS CONTENT

 

Winner:
ej4 Business Skills Library

PRODUCT INFORMATION

ej4’s off-the-shelf e-learning is a collection of proven solutions that are built with instructional design specific for e-learning in today’s multi-platform mobile workforce.

ej4 offers an immediate solution that employees can use to get the information they need while being back to work in 10 minutes or less. Plus, with ej4’s Thinkzoom platform, you have the ability to personalize the learning with your own custom video.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> More than 1500 courses on everything from sales, compliance, IT training, and general soft skills for every business.
>> Content that is delivered through any device or platform
>> Professionally created videos that are informative and up-to-date
>> A customizable learning management system (Thinkzoom)
>> Dedicated learning professionals to support your business
>> Complete custom videos for your unique needs

CUSTOMERS

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, greatcall, Goodwill

CONTACT INFORMATION

12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr., Suite 300 St. Louis, MO 63141 
(314) 878-6700 or (800) 566-3159 
www.ej4.com

 

 

SALES TRAINING

 

Winner:
ej4 Sales Skills Library

PRODUCT INFORMATION

ej4’s libraries of courses consist of ready to use solutions for your organizations specific needs. They are broken up by topic in Business Skills, Workplace Compliance and Microsoft Office that can be deployed on any platform.

The company’s Business Skills Library offers courses in Professional Productivity, Communications, Sales, Project Management, Leadership, Supervision, Safety and Presentation Skills — to name a few.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Other titles: Assertive Verbal Skills, Business Travel, Business Statistics, Business Writing, Time Value of Money, and more
>> Library expands every month, based on customer feedback
>> Course titles can be added upon customer request

CUSTOMERS

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, The Corridor Group, Western Equipment Dealers Association

CONTACT INFORMATION

12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr., Suite 300 St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 878-6700 or (800) 566-3159
www.ej4.com

 

 

ej4 - AWARD WINNING CONTENT

PEOPLE GROW BUSINESS.  WE GROW PEOPLE.

ej4 creates award-winning content based on the 4 “J’s”: just as needed, just enough, just in time, and just right. This content is delivered through short, tactical videos designed to teach new skills and change behaviors through an engaging delivery style based on adult learning methodology. ej4’s content library contains more than 1,500 courses with new and updated content every month.

ej4’s off-the-shelf e-learning is more than a video learning library. It offers a collection of proven solutions that are built with instructional design specific for e-learning in today’s multi-platform mobile workforce. The current and future business environment demands tools that are quick, strategic, and accessible on all devices. ej4’s content delivers in all areas.

ej4 provides your company with an immediate solution that employees can use to get the information they need while being back to work in 10 minutes or less. Plus, with ej4’s Thinkzoom platform, you have the ability to personalize the learning with your own custom video.

ej4 bridges the gap between potential and results. It offers:

>> More than 1500 courses on everything from sales, compliance, I.T. training and general soft skills for every business
>> Content that is delivered through any device or platform
>> Professionally created videos that are informative and up-to-date
>> A customizable learning management system (Thinkzoom)
>> Dedicated learning professionals to support your business
>> Complete custom videos for your unique needs

PRODUCTS:

Off the Shelf Videos - At ej4, e-learning is done a little differently. While the company does offer hundreds of e-learning courses on topics like Management, Productivity, Anti-Harassment and Customer Service, it looks for the business need first. It analyzes your problems and builds solutions that fit your needs.

ej4’s libraries of courses consist of readyto-use solutions for your organization’s specific needs. They are broken up by topic in Business Skills, Workplace Compliance and Microsoft Office that can be deployed on any platform. http://ej4.com/resources-catalog

LMS Platform - Thinkzoom by ej4 is more than a learning management system. It’s a powerful knowledge-sharing platform tool for a customized user experience. Thinkzoom is an easy-to-use platform that allows you to record, edit, track and share your company-specific knowledge that integrates seamlessly with all ej4 content. http://ej4.com/services-thinkzoom

Custom Videos - There are times when an off-the-shelf course does not effectively teach an industry-specific skill or communicate your company message. Partner with ej4 to create custom e-learning videos that are short, to-the-point, and communicate YOUR message. http://ej4.com/services-custom-elearning

Support - It’s easy to get started using the ej4 solution. You can be up and running in a few days. Its team of dedicated learning professionals partner with you to ensure your learning program meets the needs of your learners.

CUSTOMERS

ej4 has customers that cover the spectrum in size, industry and products. To name a few: Goodwill, TigerDirect, First American Title, Allison Transmission, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper Snapple, Mahindra, Wells and Community Coffee.

WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY:

>> Dr. Pepper Snapple Group: “At Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, we needed to take the disciplines and common practices that we wanted to instill to over 20,000 employees across 250 locations. Using ej4, we were able to achieve these goals in a quick, efficient, and effective manner.”
>> Greatcall: “With ej4, course completion rates have increased over 80 percent, and employees continually request additional professional development.”

CONTACT INFORMATION:

12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr., Suite 300 St. Louis, MO 63141
Sales: (800) 566-3159
Headquarters: (314) 878-6700
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www.ej4.com

 

 

Tools

 

GAMIFICATION

 

Winner:
mLevel GameBased Learning Platform

PRODUCT INFORMATION

mLevel offers a low-cost solution that immerses employees in a fun, casual learning experience that can be easily scaled across an organization. Its SaaS-based platform makes quick creation and delivery of interactive learning games easy. Employees can play anytime or anywhere, all backed by leaderboards, badges, social learning interactions and detailed analytics.

Users can access mLevel on any device, and training missions can be completed just about anywhere. Because mLevel’s training is progressive, users have to score above a certain threshold before they can unlock the next round of educational content. Their colleagues’ scores become visible once a mission is complete, adding a friendly, competitive component and an incentive to score well, too. Thus, engagement is at the center of the platform.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> No coding required to create rich, interactive learning missions in hours
>> Its games drive individual and team competition, as well as social learning
>> Analysis function allows managers to uncover what employees know and don’t know about critical business topics, then react in real-time to close the gaps

CUSTOMERS

D4, IHG, U.S. Foods

CONTACT INFORMATION

205 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 422 Chicago, IL 60606
(888) 564-5395
www.mlevel.com

 

 

VIDEO CAPTURE

 

Winner:
ej4 Thinkzoom

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Thinkzoom by ej4 is a powerful knowledge-sharing platform tool for a customized user experience. It’s an easy-to-use platform that allows you to record, edit, track, and share company-specific knowledge. The bottom line is that ej4’s Thinkzoom does more than house e-learning. It’s a tool that you can use every day to train, communicate and share information with teams.

Its easy-to-use recording features allow you to create video content with your computer or mobile device. Think of the knowledge sharing opportunities that exist outside of the training department! Thinkzoom allows you to record and share best practices from the field, the sales floor, or even information from your customers and competition. Then you can build a training plan around the content with existing off-the-shelf courses and business book summaries.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Create completely custom training: record and share best practices
>> Reporting features allow managers to see who’s taking which courses, and then analyze viewing trends

CUSTOMERS

Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Golden Harvest

CONTACT INFORMATION

12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr., Suite 300 St. Louis, MO 63141 
(314) 878-6700 or (800) 566-3159 
www.ej4.com

 

 

Services

 

TRANSLATION AND LOCAL SERVICES

 

Winner:
TransPerfect Translation & Localization Services

PRODUCT INFORMATION

TransPerfect can provide multi-language translation of company training materials or a centralized e-learning solution to serve an internationally distributed workforce. TransPerfect’s education experts can help you enhance sales force effectiveness, drive customer satisfaction, and deliver on-demand research and collaboration to take your global learning and training programs to the next level.

TransPerfect offers multiple levels of service based on client needs, ranging from draft / summary translation up to certified translation, featuring our three-step process with a translator, editor, and proofreader, all designed to meet the evolving needs of global businesses.

Its Human Translation Quality Assurance process assigns three professional linguists — translator, editor and proofreader — to create each translation.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Network of more than 4,000 linguists, all of whom are native speakers of the target language, experts in their subject areas, and accredited by numerous translation and interpretation industry organizations

CORPORATE FAMILY

Adams Globalization, Epic Global Solutions, WorldLingo, eTranslate

CONTACT INFORMATION

3 Park Ave., 39th Floor New York, NY 10016
(212) 689-5555

 

 

OUTSOURCED LEARNING SERVICES

 

Award of Excellence:
Skillsoft Learning Services

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Skillsoft e-learning consultants, customer support and application engineers provide core program support services, a fundamental value-add. These teams deliver the expert e-learning services and advice to help establish general strategy for deployment and adoption of powerful learning programs.

FEATURES/BENEFITS

>> Deliver strategy, competency mapping, blended learning design, technology deployment and value measurement
>> Boost the ROI, engagement, and success rate of any implementation
>> Empower managers to effectively manage complex blendedlearning programs
>> Reduce overall administrative burden
>> Help identify when custom development services could be more effective
>> Include customer support, 24x7x365, by telephone, email, Web or chat

CUSTOMERS

FM Global

CONTACT INFORMATION

107 Northeastern Blvd. Nashua, NH 03062
(603) 324-3000 or (877) 545-5763)
www.skillsoft.com

 

 

To view  the Best of Elearning! 2015 Complete List of Honorees, register and download the Elearning! Dec/Jan 16 Edition which includes the full list on page 45:

http://information.2elearning.com/bofellist/

Published in Top Stories

 

ELC Abstract Submissions Open Until February 1st, 2016

 

 

 Corona, CA, November, 2016 Elearning! Media Group, hosts of Enterprise Learning! Events, announced today a call for papers for the Enterprise Learning! Conference 2016 (ELC16). ELC16 Call for Paper submissions will be accepted until February 1st, 2016.

Enterprise Learning! Conference 2015 (ELC16) hosts the exclusive Learning & Workplace Technology Conference for corporate, government and higher education executives. ELC16 provides executives an engaged environment to network, share and learn from leaders across all sectors. Coupled with cutting edge research, Learning! 100 award winners, and expert learning technologists, this is the “must attend” forum for learning and performance executives.  Join the dialog as a conference presenter by submitting a call for paper by February 1st at: http://www.2elearning.com/rss2/item/56406-enterprise-learning-conference-call-for-papers

“Since 2008, the Enterprise Learning! Events provide an highly engaged intimate conference where top global learning leaders can share advice and best practices with leading edge technologists and colleagues, says Catherine Upton, Conference Chair and Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group, “In 2016, we are expanding our reach to include the Best of Elearning! and Elearning! Magazine’s new Learning! Champion awards. Literally, the best of the best are attending this annual celebration of excellence,”

 

ELC16 Themes

ELC16 conference features four distinct tracks supporting the theme of “Building Smarter Organizations.” They are:  The Engaged Employee, Evolving Learning Ecosystems, Learning! 100 Best Practices, and Learning Technology at Work. Submissions should  be made at: http://www.2elearning.com/rss2/item/56406-enterprise-learning-conference-call-for-papers

and relate to one of the following topic areas:

  1.                    The Engaged Employee

Engaging the Smarter Workforce: Employee engagement is the #1 priority among corporate leaders. High engagement equals high performance. But, how do learning leaders flip the engagement switch? Presenters should focus on how learning leaders can impact engagement; How to ignite passion, performance and collaboration; The role of culture, caring and transparency; And, the change management process leaders face. Research and case studies should point to convincing evidence and best practices to share with this executive audience. 

  1.                    Consumerization of Learning Ecosystems: Enhancing the User Experience

Building the Smarter Enterprise: From Internet of Things, to social channels like YouTube, SnapChat, and unlimited access to free content via MOOCs, learners demand a user experience to match their personal life.  The learning ecosystems are evolving to keep pace and optimize the User Experience. Presenters should focus on how consumerization is changing learning, the platforms and delivery systems to meet immediate and life-long learning challenges of the 21st century learner. Focus on how the

emerging technologies, culture, and big data are influencing the way we can and will learn throughout the learning cycle: during personal learning, collaboration among peers, informal learning, when we are at work, play, and in a community.

  1.                   Best Practices of the Learning! 100

Best Practices of the Smarter Leader: The Learning! 100 represent the top global learning organizations across the private and public sectors. These sessions feature real-world case studies, best practices and lessons learned from leaders of these high performing organizations. Learning! 100 winners are invited to submit a session for the ELC16 conference. (Only past and present 2016 Learning! 100 organizations qualify to submit for this category. Those with pending applications to the 2016 Learning! 100 Award will also be considered.)

  1.                     Learning Technology at Work

Empowering the Smarter Learner: E-learning is the fastest growing segment in the global education market, targeted to reach $225 billion by 2017. Learners are empowered with anytime access of information, via any device, videos, mobile apps, and more. Virtual, video and mobile learning are delivering more training hours than traditional methods. But, the transition from classroom to continuous learning, is not a simple step.  Presenters should discuss the design, implementation and deployment challenges of training in an always on environment. Focus should be on novice to expert levels on technology-enabled learning. 

  1. 5.                        Optional:  Workshops

Building the Smarter Organization: These half-day workshops are deep-dives into building the smarter organization. Submit your workshop topic for consideration.

 

Submissions are accepted until February 1st, 2016 at: http://www.2elearning.com/rss2/item/56406-enterprise-learning-conference-call-for-papers

About the ELC16 Audience

ELC16 attendees are management level professionals charged with building smarter organizations via learning & workplace technologies. Each manages enterprise learning budgets up to $13.8 million annually and has active learning and workplace technology initiatives. All submissions must aligned with ELC16 themes and provide actionable content for real-world application. Vendors may submit proposals but will be subject to an additional sponsor fee. Potential sessions may be best practices, case study, technology implementation, strategy & leadership, research or trends format.  Submit your paper at: http://www.2elearning.com/rss2/item/56406-enterprise-learning-conference-call-for-papers

Selection Process

ELC16 Conference Advisory Committee seeks innovative, creative, solutions-oriented sessions that will help attendees build smarter organizations and drive employee performance. Each session will be 50 minutes long and presented to a live, and possibly, virtual audience.   The ELC16 conference advisory board will review all proposals submitted on or before February 1st, 2016 at: http://www.2elearning.com/rss2/item/56406-enterprise-learning-conference-call-for-papers    All abstract proposals will be notified of their status on or before March 1st, 2016. 

To learn more about ELC16, visit: http://www.2elearning.com/rss2/item/56406-enterprise-learning-conference-call-for-papers

About Elearning! Media Group

Elearning! Media Group is owned by B2B Media Group LLC. Elearning! Media Group consists of eleven media products including: Elearning! Magazine, Government Elearning! E-Magazine, e-mail newsletters, Alerts, Websites, Web seminars, the Enterprise Learning! Summit and Enterprise Learning! Conference. Elearning! Media Group serves the $225 billion learning & workplace technology market.  Suppliers and practitioners can follow us: online at www.2elearning.com; on Twitter: 2elearning or #ELC16 or #VLS15; via Facebook: Elearning!-Magazine or LinkedIn: Elearning! Magazine Network or Elearning! Summit or Enterprise Learning! Conference.

Enterprise Learning! Events
The Enterprise Learning! Events bring onsite and online audiences together to learn, network and share. Mark your calendar for Enterprise Learning! Conference 2016, the exclusive learning and workplace technology marketplace, June 2016. Enterprise Learning! Conference hosts a Celebration of Excellence, with the Learning! 100 Award Reception & Dinner, Best of Elearning! Awards and Learning! Champion Awards Receptions. For more information about the Enterprise Learning! Conference visit http://www.elceshow.com after January 1, 2016. The Enterprise Learning! Virtual Events are held September 2016 and December 2016. Learn more at:  http://www.2elearning.com/events 

 

Published in Top Stories

 

BizLibrary, ej4 and Articulate lead all companies with finalists in four product categories of the Best of Elearning! Awards for 2015. IBM and Cisco have three each. And with two each are SumTotal, Oracle, Lynda.com, Skillsoft, Rosetta Stone, CloudCoaching International, Docebo and Inxpo. In all, 77 companies are finalists.

Readers and professionals from both the private and public sector cast more than 4,000 nominations for the best-in-class solutions across 30 product categories. Winners of each category will be revealed in Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines in December and honored at the Best of Elearning! Celebration at the Enterprise Learning! Conference.

In its 11th year, the Best of Elearning! Awards program is the industry gold standard for excellence. The program is a User’s Choice Award whereby learning professionals vote with their ballot for best-in-class solutions.

This year, 100 individual products and solutions are being named as finalists — up from 89 in 2014. “Our industry continues to innovate and evolve. We responded by adding the new categories of for Adaptive/Personalized Learning Platforms, Adaptive/Personalized Learning Content, and Content Aggregations Libraries. We are committed to recognizing innovation and user satisfaction across a diverse group of solution providers,” reports Jerry Roche, editorial director of the Elearning! Media Group.

All 100 brands will be honored for excellence, and the top vote-getter in each category is named the winner. “Each of the 100 brands named will receive an award of excellence or winner honors. Given the high volume of votes and the number of nominated products, every one of these solution providers should be proud to be voted as best-in-class by their customers,” adds Catherine Upton, group publisher of the Elearning! Media Group.

—More info: http://www.2elearning.com/latest-news/item/56391-best-of-elearning-2015-finalists-revealed

 

Published in Latest News

 

Elearning! Media Group’s new Learning! Champion Award will recognize individuals for exceptional contributions to the industry. Nominees can be innovators, thought-leaders, trail-blazers, mentors, cutting-edge technologists, creative consultants, or high performing learning leaders that positively impact the learning industry.

All honorees and the nominating contact will be notified in March 2016 of their award status. Learning! Champion award-winners will be featured in Elearning! magazine’s May 2016 issue and invited to join the Learning! Champion Award Reception at the Enterprise Learning! Conference 2016. Award-winners are also invited to participate in educational sessions, Web seminars, articles, blogs and other media options across the year.

A committee of practitioners, analysts and magazine editors will take part in evaluating nominations. A validation process will be conducted as well as relevance testing. After which, nominees will be selected and ranked within each category. The selected candidates and their nominators will be notified when named a Learning! Champion Award recipient.

Nominating a candidate is easy via the online ballot and takes only minutes to apply. There is no charge for applying. A candidate can be submitted only one time per year for consideration. Upon completion of the application, you will receive via email a confirmation of receipt along with a copy of the nomination. All applications must be received by Dec. 31.

While self-nominations are not explicitly prevented by the rules, they are somewhat discouraged.

Email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for review.

—More info: www.2elearning.com/awards/learning-champion-award

 

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Executives Nominate 100 Solutions Across Expanded 30 Categories for Excellence

 

Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, the industry voices of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announced today the Best of Elearning! Awards 2015 Finalists. Readers and professionals from both the private and public sector cast more than 4,000 nominations for the best-in-class solutions across 30 product categories. Winners of each category will be revealed in Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines in December and honored at the Best of Elearning! Celebration at the Enterprise Learning! Conference.

In its 11th year, The Best of Elearning! Awards program is the industry gold standard for excellence. The program is a User’s Choice Award whereby learning professionals vote with their ballot for best-in-class solutions. Eighty-five percent of professionals have personally recommended a learning solution to a colleague over the past 12 months and this awards program formalizes this personal recommendation process. Award recognition is important for buyers, as 61 percent agree that award recognition impacts their buying decision, according to Elearning! Media Group’s research.

This year, 100 individual products and solutions are being named as finalists — up from 89 in 2014. “Our industry continues to innovate and evolve. We responded by adding the new categories of for Adaptive/Personalized Learning Platforms, Adaptive/Personalized Learning Content, and Content Aggregations Libraries. We are committed to recognizing innovation and user satisfaction across a diverse group of solution providers,” reports Jerry Roche, editorial director of the Elearning! Media Group.

All 100 brands will be honored for excellence, and the top vote-getter in each category is named the winner. “Each of the 100 brands named will receive an award of excellence or winner honors. Given the high volume of votes and the number of nominated products, every one of these solution providers should be proud to be voted as best-in-class by their customers,” adds Catherine Upton, Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group.

The Voting Process

Elearning! Media Group readers, practitioners and community members nominate and vote for products and solutions via Elearning! Media Group’s online ballot. All ballots were cast between August 1 and October 15, 2015. Each ballot was reviewed and validated by the editorial team. All vendor ballots were voided.

Best of Elearning! Awards  Programs

Discover what your peers and colleagues say about their solution providers. See who made the cut in 2015. The Best of Elearning! honorees are featured in Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines’ December 2015 editions. “The awards issue is by far the most popular edition of the year. Those seeking world-class solutions go to the Best of Elearning! issue to short-list brands and see what real users say about the solutions,” reports Roche.

New in 2016, The Best of Elearning! Web Seminar Series will host various solutions providers, customers and best practices in this monthly web seminar program. The wider learning community is invited to attend and dialogue with the best-in-class technologists. Watch for blogs, articles and other commentary shared by The Best of Elearning! in 2016.

The Best of Elearning! 2016 Awards Celebration will be hosted at the Enterprise Learning! Conference in June 2016. This industry event offers executives the opportunity to network, share and learn about the best learning options and dialogue directly with technologists and learning leaders, all in one place. Attend Best of Elearning! sessions, hear customer stories and share advice on learning architecture at ELC16  To learn more about The Best of Elearning! events, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.2elearning.com/events

The Best of Elearning! Finalists for 2016 are as follows:

 

1. LMS Cloud

 

Company:

Product:

BizLibrary

LMS

Docebo

Learning Management System

eLogic Learning

eSSential LMS

ePath Learning

ASAP

Intellum

Exceed LMS

Litmos

LMS

   

2. LMS Enterprise

 

Company:

Product:

GeoMetrix

Training Partner

SumTotal

Learn

   

3. LCMS

 

Company:

Product:

eXact Learning

LCMS

CD2Learning

LCMS

DominKnow

Claro LCMS

IBM

Kenexa LCMS Premier

   

TMS

 

Company:

Product:

Cornerstone OnDemand

Unified Talent Mgt

Halogen

TalentSpace

IBM

Kenexa Talent Manager

SumTotal

Talent

   

5. HR Tech/HCM

 

Company:

Product:

Oracle

HCM Cloud

SuccessFactors

HCM

Workday

HCM SaaS

   

6. Adaptive/Personalized Learning Platform

Company:

Product:

Desire2Learn

Brightspace

Dreambox Learning

Adaptive Learning Platform

Knewton

Knewton Adaptive Learning Platform

   

7.  Adaptive/Personalized Learning Content

Company:

Product:

AIU

Intellipath

Oracle

Personalized Training Catalog

Salesforce

Salesforce University

   

8. Content Library/Aggregation

Company:

Product:

BizLibrary

The BizLibrary Collection

degreed

degreed

Lynda.com

Skills Library

Udemy

Udemy

   

9. IT Training

 

Company:

Product:

ej4

Microsoft Office Package

BizLibrary

IT Content

Lynda.com

Web Skills Library

   

10. Leadership Development

Company:

Product:

Blanchard

Situational Leadership II

SkillSoft

Leadership Development Training

Vado

Leadership Development Track

   

11. Best Soft Skills Content

Company:

Product:

CEGOS

Management Training

ej4

Business Skills Library

Rosetta Stone

Advantage

   

12. Compliance Training

Company:

Product:

ej4

Workplace Compliance Library

Mastery.com

Compliance Course Library

RedVector

Engineering Training

Vivid Learning Systems

Online Safety Training

Vubiz

Compliance Library

   

13. Sales Training

 

Company:

Product:

CloudCoaching Int'l

Pathways to Growth

ej4

Sales Skills Library

Masterskill

Sales Skills Library

14.  E-learning Dev Tool

Company:

Product:

Articulate

Storyline 2

Harbinger Group

Raptivity

Lumesse

CourseBuilder V7

ISpring

ISpring E-learning Suite

   

15. Simulations

 

Company:

Product:

Code Baby

Code Baby

Forio

Simulations

NexLearn

SimWriter

   

16. Gamification

 

Company:

Product:

Bunch Ball

Nitro

Game Learn

Merchants Game

Mlevel

Games Platform

   

18. Video Capture

 

Company:

Product:

Articulate

 Replay

ej4

Thinkzoom

Techsmith

Camtasia Studio

   

19. Video Publishing Tool

Company:

Product:

Kaltura

Corporate TV

KnowledgeVision 

KVStudio

KZOInnovations

Video Suite

   

20. Test & Assessment

Company:

Product:

Articulate

QuizMaker

Qualtrics

Employee Engagement

Questionmark

OnDemand

   

20. Learning Analytics Solutions

Company:

Product:

ArcheMedX

ArcheViewer

IntelliBoard.net

IntellliBoard.net (Moodle)

Rustici

Watershed LRS

   

21.Social Learning

 

Company:

Product:

BizLibrary

Community

Bloomfire

Bloomfire

Cisco

 Collaborative Knowledge

   

22. Mobile Authoring

 

Adobe

Captivate

Brainshark

Brainshark

IBM

Hot Lava Mobile

23. Presentation Tools

Articulate

Presenter

GoAnimate

GoAnimate

Prezi

Prezi

   

24. Web Seminar Solution

Adobe

Connect

Cisco WebEx

Meeting Center

Citrix Online

Go To Webinar

   

25. Virtual Classroom

 

Cisco WebEx

Training Center

Colorado Technical University

Virtual Classroom

INXPO

Virtual Classroom

26. Virtual Event Platforms

Blue Sky Broadcast

Path Event Learning Platform

InterCall

VLE Platform

INXPO

Online Learning Environment

on24

Virtual Environments

   

27. Mobile App

 

Company:

Product:

CloudCoaching Int'l

Pepper

Allen Communications

DesignJot ISD App

Skill Pill

Training

   

28. Translation & Local Svcs

Company:

Product:

Rosetta Stone

Enterprise Language Learning Suite

SDL

Trados Studio

Transperfect 

Transperfect

   

29. Outsource Learning Svcs

Company:

Product:

GK Corporation

Custom Content

GP Strategies

Learning Services

SkillSoft

Learning Services

   

30. Open Source Solutions

Company:

Product:

eFront

Authoring Tool

Forma

LMS

Moodle

Moodle

UDUTU

Authoring Tool

About Elearning! Media Group

Elearning! Media Group serves the $225 billion enterprise learning market.  Elearning! Media Group, owned by B2B Media Group, LLC, consists of 12 media products including: Elearning! agazine, Government Elearning! magazine, e-magazines, e-mail newsletters, Alerts, website, Web Seminar Series, Enterprise Learning! Summits and Enterprise Learning! Conference, Learning! 100, Learning! Champion Award and Best of Elearning!.  In combination, these brands reach more than 2 million executives, practitioners and professionals, all evaluating or implementing enterprise learning and workplace technologies across their organizations each year.  Suppliers and practitioners can follow us: online at www.2elearning.com; on Twitter: 2elearning, #ELC16, #ELS16; via Facebook: Elearning!-Magazine; and, LinkedIn: Elearning! Magazine Network or Enterprise Learning! Events.

About Enterprise Learning!  Events

Since 2008, Enterprise Learning! Events bring onsite and online audiences together to learn, network and share. Mark your calendar for Enterprise Learning! Conference in June 2016 and Enterprise Learning! Online September 2016. For more information about the Enterprise Learning! Events, visit: www.2elearning.com/events

 

 

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Elearning! Media Group, publishers of Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, announced the call for nominations for the first annual Learning! Champion Award 2016. The Learning! Champion Award honors Individuals for exceptional contributions to the Learning industry. Nominations are open until December 31st, 2015 at: http://www.2elearning.com/awards/learning-champion-award

 “We are honored to host the industry’s 11th Annual Best of Elearning! Awards recognizing best-in-class technologies, and the 6th Annual Learning! 100 Award honoring top global learning organizations,” reports Catherine Upton, CEO/Group Publisher, Elearning! Media Group. “It is now time to recognize individuals for their contributions in advancing our industry, Upton continues.”

Who Should Apply

New in 2016, Learning! Champion nominees can be innovators, thought-leaders, trail-blazers, mentors, cutting-edge technologists, rookie of the year, creative consultants, or high performing learning leaders that positively impact the learning industry.  Nominees can be a client, leader, mentor, technologist, or partner. There is no application fee to submit nominations.

The Nomination Process

Nominating a candidate is easy via the online ballot and takes only minutes to apply. There is no charge for applying.   The applications is very streamlined consisting of 6 questions and the opportunity to upload supporting information. Nominators will receive a confirmation email upon submission. All submissions received by December 31st, will be considered.

 

Judging Process

All completed nominations will be reviewed, categorized and evaluated by the Learning! Champion Award Committee. The Committee consists of analysts, Elearning! Advisory Board Members (learning practitioners) and Elearning! Magazine’s editors.

Award Notification & Announcements

All honorees and the nominating contacts will be notified in March 2016 of their award status. Learning! Champion award-winners will be featured in Elearning! May 2016 edition, and invited to join the Learning! Champion Award Reception at the Enterprise Learning! Conference 2016. Award-winners are also invited to participate in educational sessions, web seminars, articles, blogs and other media options across the year to share their insights, best practices and wisdom.

To learn more about the 2016 Learning! Champion award program, visit: http://www.2elearning.com/awards/learning-champion-award

 

Important Dates:

Nominations Open:     Oct. 20-Dec. 31, 2015

Judging:                      Jan-Feb 2016

Award Notifications: March 2016

Award Publication:     May 2016

Award Reception:       June 2016

Web Seminars, Articles, Blogs            June ’16-June ‘17

 

About Elearning! Media Group

For 17 years, Elearning! Media Group helps executive build smarter organizations. The 20-time award winning publications provides executives a roadmap to building a high-performance organization by focusing on industry best practices, real-world case studies, trends, analysis, technologies and services. Elearning! Media Group consists of 12 brands including: Elearning! Magazine, Government Elearning! Magazine, eMagazines, E-News, Alerts, Enterprise Learning! Events, Virtual Summits, 2elearning.com, the Best of Elearning!, Learning! 100 Award and Learning! Champions Awards.  Elearning! Media Group is owned by B2B Media Company, LLC. Learn more at: http://www.2elearning.com.   

 

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