Skillsoft Blog

Two Studies (Large and Small) Support Online Learning Effectiveness

It’s not unusual to run into people who listen politely to

my spiel about how great online learning is, and then ask “the” question:  is it as effective as classroom training?  It’s a loaded and somewhat unfair question
(from my point of view); loaded because it suggests the classroom is the gold
standard against which all other forms of learning are judged, and unfair
because it’s too broad to be meaningful.Read more


Many training organizations I speak with are intrigued by
Enterprise 2.0 technologies and their promises for creating a viral
collaborative community within the organization.  At last count, there
were more than 400 companies out there touting ‘e2.0 technologies’ … everything
from wiki and blog products, to products that promise a safe Facebook-like or
Twitter-like platform that can be rolled out behind your firewall.Read more

Workplace Learning: the new “Classroom without Walls”

I was assembling a piece of “big box” furniture for my guest
room last week, and the experience presented a metaphor for job-related
learning.  (It helps to break out of our
traditional assumptions about professional development and observe what happens
in everyday life, where we’re actually learning all the time.)

In this case, I thought about how my learning process
started, well before I opened the box and spread the pieces of my purchase over
the guest room floor. Read more

Fall CLO Symposium


I’ve just spent three great days in Colorado Springs attending CLO’s 2009 Fall Symposium on Peak Performance: Pushing Your Enterprise to the Top. It was a great chance to spend time with top training and development professionals from around the country and hear their thoughts on the issues and concerns that are foremost in their minds.Read more