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Skillsoft and CLO Publish New Infographic to Celebrate 100 Years of Learning and Development

17 September 2012

Skillsoft, an innovative pioneer in the field of learning who provides cloud-based learning solutions for its customers worldwide announced the availability of a new infographic developed with Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine that illustrates the evolution of learning and development during the past century.

Skillsoft, and CLO designed the infographic to provide readers with a visual tool that highlights key moments and trends in the history of business learning, training and development. The infographic, created in conjunction with Skillsoft's sponsorship of the Autumn 2012 CLO Symposium is available at: http://www.skillsoft.com/online/learning-timeline.asp

"Over the last century, we have witnessed the immense progress and evolution of the learning and development industry, especially with the technology used. This growth has seen a shift in the way we view traditional methods of learning and how we have embraced the collaborative social learning approach," said Skillsoft's Asia Pacific Vice President and Managing Director, Glenn Nott.

"Organisational leaders recognise the growing importance of injecting significant learning and training opportunities to their staff to nurture business growth. They know that the learning needs to be contemporary and relevant and that is why a solid technology base plays such a fundamental role in its success."

"Since the magazine's inception, ten years ago, we have seen significant change in the way we do business and the manner in which we prepare our workforce to achieve our organisational goals," said Norm Kamikow, editor in chief of Chief Learning Officer magazine and president of MediaTec Publishing.

"We are very proud of the role Chief Learning Officer has played during this time and equally pleased to celebrate this milestone with Skillsoft who has supported of efforts since our very first issue."

The infographic highlights many industry milestones, beginning in 1914 when manufacturers became among the first to develop internal training functions. It also includes when corporate universities were developed, the naming of the first chief learning officer and the introduction of the first academic program to focus on chief learning officers a graduate degree in organisational learning.