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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Principled Technologies (PT) is welcoming Weejee Learning to its family. Clients of both companies will now be able to enjoy broader, deeper, more innovative, more scalable and more sustainable learning and e-learning services.

PT provides industry-leading technology assessment, fact-based marketing, and learning and development services. Guided by the conviction that facts matter, PT has years of experience testing, marketing, and creating e-learning courses on the latest enterprise and consumer technologies.

Weejee Learning, LLC, is a custom learning design and development company providing enterprise-wide e-learning solutions to Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, non-profits and small to mid-sized businesses. Weejee specializes in highly interactive e-learning, instructional design, mobile learning, and strategies for social learning and community building.


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Elearning Experts is a new Moodle Partner for the United States. Elearning Experts provides e-learning services to global enterprises, government, and educational institutions, through to mid-sized and small businesses. Moodle is a leading global open-source learning platform.

As a Moodle Partner, Elearning Experts can use the Moodle trademark and provide certified Moodle services to customers, while helping to financially support core Moodle development and services such as MoodleCloud.

Planning for a roll-out of an affordable solution for clients who are too large for MoodleCloud, but need the reliability and expertise of of an official Moodle Partner at an affordable price are under way.


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The global e-learning market is estimated to be $ 165.36 billion in 2014 and is poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.08 percent, to reach $243.8 billion by 2022. Key factors that are favoring the market growth are flexibility in learning, low cost, easy accessibility, increased effectiveness by animated learning, escalation in number of Internet users, and growing access of broadband pooled with mobile phones with online capabilities. However, factors like change management, technology obsolescence and vendor-developer partnership are major restraints that are hindering the growth of this market.

While the United States leads the sales, Asia is the second largest market in e-learning products.

The most recent “Global E-Learning Market” report is segmented on the basis of Product, Vendors, Technology and Geography. On the basis of Product, the market is segregated into Academic e-Learning and Corporate e-Learning. On the basis of Vendor, the market is categorized into Content Providers and Service Providers. The market is segmented on the basis of technology into Learning Management system (LMS), Rapid e-learning, Mobile e-learning, Virtual classroom, Podcasts, Application simulation tool, Learning Content Management System (LCMS), Knowledge Management System and others. Global e-learning by geography is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World.

The key players in the market are Adobe Systems Inc., Apollo Education Group Inc., Cisco Systems, Citrix, HealthStream Inc., McGraw-Hill, Microsoft, Saba, Skillsoft and Blackboard Inc.

—Read the full report: www.reportlinker.com/p03262779-summary/view-report.html

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What is a VUCA World? One that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. And corporate leaders need to operate effectively in this new world.

According to the “Global Leadership Forecast 2014-2015,” leaders who can do so are three times more likely to be in the top 20 percent of financial performance.

VUCA is better understood in terms of:

1) anticipating and reacting to the nature and speed of change;

2) acting decisively without always having clear direction and certainty;

3) navigating through complexity, chaos and confusion; and

4) maintaining effectiveness despite constant surprises and unpredictability.

According to Harvard Business Publishing, eight key capabilities can help leaders cope with a complex VUCA world:

1) Managing complexity

2) Managing global business

3) Acting strategically

4) Fostering innovation

5) Leveraging networks

6) Inspiring engagement

7) Cultivating learning agility

8) Developing personal adaptability

“There is a great deal of change coming to the world of education both in traditional higher learning in institutions, but also in lifelong learning in our jobs and across our careers,” wrote Rawn Shah in a recent issue of Forbes magazine.

—More info: www.harvardbusiness.org/leading-now-critical-capabilities-complex-world


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Making a sell is harder than ever. What use to take 3 contacts to close now takes 14 contacts today, according to Tony Robbins. Plus the pace of changes, turnover and the like is more rapid than ever. Are your reps ready for this new age in selling?

Today, it takes 4.3 months to get a new sales rep up to speed according to Trish Bertuzzi, CEO, The Bridge Group. And, they average rep stays for only 24 months. Companies need to shorten the ramp up time with on-boarding strategies and provide a roadmap to success that competitors don’t offer. An added challenge is the sales management tenure is only 18 months on average, according to Walter Rogers, CEO of CloudCoaching International.

On-boarding Process

Today, 38% of companies do not have an on-boarding process according to Joe Gustafson, CEO, Brainshark. Measurement of on-boarding training is sorely lacking. Training of new team members needs to be a systematic process and not one left to the line manager. The barriers to success are focus and time. There is not a roadmap to success and inadequate time to train.

The biggest on-boarding problem is focusing too much on company products and not focusing on the customer and their needs. “Teach them about buyers first… and how solutions help them build a better business,” reports Sharon Little, Research Director, SiriusDecisions. To be effective, the system also has to measured. If it is not measured, it won’t be funded.

Role of Continuous Learning

“If you are not learning, you are dying,” claims Rogers. Customers are changing rapidly and teams are learning differently. Training needs to be personalized, bite-sized and accessible. “Continuous learning use to be difficult. There was no technology to support it. Now that is not the case. Delivering learning in the moment of need with content delivered within context is doable,” concludes Rogers.

“Learning is the new coin. Millennials want skills development more than money,” touts Trish Bertuzzi, President, The Bridge Group.

The coaching role has become more critical now. There is an important role for coaches in facilitating on-the-job skill development. “In the past, managers would get 1-2 days training and expected to be a good coach. But…coaching is not a natural skills. Formal coaching programs are needed to perform the function effectively,” reports Rogers.

To develop effective coaching programs, companies need to do three things. First, when using internal sales management as coaches, take work off their plate to provide time to effectively coach. Second, coaching is not a natural skill but can be trained. Use outside resources to train coaches or use as coaches for your internal teams. Finally, measure the impact of it. “Collect better data on what is actually going on and focus on the outcomes measured,” says Gustafson. “Use the tools available in salesforce,” adds Little. The data is collected there from hire, train to retire.
There are 9 disciplines to focus on with the data to support focus,” says Rogers. They are outlined in the Pathways to Success series offered by CloudCoaching International.


There is more sales content than ever available to sales teams. Which investment is driving revenues? Most companies don’t know.

“Today, 100% of companies measure revenue, 30% measure knowledge, but less than 10% are measuring revenue from the content that drives it, “reports Gustafson.

“You must tether your content to revenue. Finance knows the expectations, so go ask them if you don’t,” reports Little. “First identify which products drive the most revenues to the organization. Then identify the selling motions of those sources and the process to convert it to revenue,” adds Little.

The day of updating the content archives every 90 days on automatic are over. New content should be viewed through a governance process before being launched. When the content goes live, it can be hosted on a trackable cloud video system, like Brainshark, which reports view, tracks buyer interactions and links to the client record. Tools like these are sales accelerators for the sales team.

The Wish List

What improvements do sales organizations need?

“Availability of useful data and apply it to remove the pain of failure,” claims Little.

“The sales readiness role needs to move from training to the sales team. The trainer needs the street sales experience to know buyer challenges,” claims Bertzzi.

“We need to be aware that success is 80% psychology and 20% tools,” concludes Rogers.

Source: Are You Reps Ready? Insights for Better Sales Conversations, Dreamforce 2015.

Participants: Trish Bertuzzi, President, The Bridge Group, Walter Rogers, CEO, CloudCoaching International, Joe Gustafson, CEO, Brainshark and Sharon Little, Research Director, SiriusDecisions

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The JZero LMS contains the training system requirements of numerous Fortune 500 companies built in as standard. Its features:

1) Complete flexibility - JLMS has been built from the very beginning with a policy of adapting the system to suit each individual enterprise’s unique advantages.

2) Adaptive Learning Architecture - allows rapid and easy modification to work with the differences in today’s modern enterprises.

3) Enterprise-aware – JLMS contains advanced technologies for scalability and reliability. For the technical manager, it is designed to work on server farms and with distributed content servers. Team managers are provided with the tools to ensure staff are meeting their minimum learning requirements. For the HR Department, it has the ability to handle varying users with different needs. For the learning director, it contains the ability to gain accurate intelligence on the whole organization’s learning habits.

—More info: www.jzero.com

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The Qlik Continuous Classroom is a new 24/7 subscription-based, self-service learning platform for Qlik Sense. With this supplemental offering to its Education Services portfolio, Qlik now provides users with a new way to learn that allows them to completely customize their learning journey based on their individual needs. Users can choose from dozens of modules equivalent to approximately 25 hours of work, with topics ranging from “Foundations of Building Visualizations” to “Build-and-Play Stories.”

The Continuous Classroom education package includes:

>> Videos with interactive exercises and quizzes that lets users decide when to start, stop, and resume as often as needed.

>> The ability to interact directly with instructors and peer students, leveraging Web conferencing tools and forums to quickly get answers as well as share best practices.

—More info: http://qcc.qlik.com

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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has found that overexposure to technology at home and in classrooms is associated with lower educational outcomes and social isolation.

The study was based on an assessment in 2012 that surveyed students in 40 countries. It found that increased access to computers improves educational outcomes up to a certain point. But beyond that point (average and higher), computer use in school had negative impacts on academic achievement in reading, and any computer use seemed to have a negative impact on math and science scores.

“Despite considerable investments in computers, Internet connections and software for educational use, there is little solid evidence that greater computer use among students leads to better scores in mathematics and reading,” the report said.

The report suggested that “we have not yet become good enough at the kind of pedagogues that make the most of technology; that adding 21st century technologies to 20th-century teaching practices will just dilute the effectiveness of teaching.”

While student access to computers leads to overall better performance in the classroom, how those computers are used and the amount of time spent on them have a great effect on performance as well, according to the report.

—More info: http://www.oecd.org/education/students-computers-and-learning-9789264239555-en.htm

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LearnLive’s Continuum family of products has four modules: Compass, Compliance Tracking, Connect and Capture. These products provide your firm with an integrated learning management system, an automated compliance manager, a live webcast delivery platform, and a course authoring tool. Continuum allows you to manage a full suite of delivery methods — formal, informal, self-paced, live, and a blend — to provide seamless and truly effective learning that builds organizational competencies while assuring professional license requirements are being met. Features:

>> Automation allows your firm to focus on learning, not on administration, delighting your administrators and professionals.

>> Each product is user-friendly and synchronized with the others to enable a unified, turnkey solution.

>> Drastically lowers costs by eliminating manual administration, excessive travel, etc.

>> Meets all prescribed guidelines required by state boards for Web-based delivery.

>> Customizable to your firm's unique needs and branding.

—More info: https://www.learnlive.com/cpe_continuum.html


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