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LearnSomething Recognized as Global Top 20 Learning Portal Company
LearnSomething, developer of the innovative Learner Community™ eLearning platform, has been named to the 2012 “Top 20 Learning Portal Companies" list by TrainingIndustry.com, publisher of Training Industry Quarterly.
LearnSomething’s inclusion in the "Top 20” list reflects the company’s prominent position as an innovator in the online learning space, and the transformational capabilities of Learner Community™, the company’s groundbreaking new learning management system (LMS).
“This award is an affirmation of our mission to understand organizations and their training needs — and how they’re changing,” said Steve Roden, LearnSomething’s President and CEO. “Learner Community, our flagship platform, expands the range of learning experiences organizations can offer their employees and members, and simplifies the course creation and distribution process.”
Selection to this year's "Top 20” list was based on criteria that included: breadth of functionality and capabilities, commitment to the corporate training market, industry visibility innovation and impact, number and strength of clients, and geographic reach.
“Our ‘Top 20 Learning Portal Companies’ list represents the pioneers of technology companies in the industry,” said Ken Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of Training Industry, Inc. “These innovative companies integrate an array of technologies into their portals and serve multiple industries.”
Learner Community, Roden explained, supports both traditional courseware and new approaches to learning. “This platform can help organizations transition to what we call ‘learning experiences,’ which can integrate all kinds of educational opportunities, from formal learning to social knowledge sharing and collaboration.”
But for all the focus on technology, Roden said, Learner Community is about learners. “At the end of the day, this award recognizes what Learner Community does for people — how it helps them improve their daily performance and achieve their goals.”
Pearson Learning Solutions Agrees to Strategic Alliance with LearnSomething
LearnSomething’s enduring relationship with Pearson Education has been one of the company’s proudest accomplishments. When an internationally recognized leader like Pearson has used your products and rewarded you with its loyalty, you know your formula is working.
Now LearnSomething is enjoying an even greater moment of recognition from the company that is shaping the future of eLearning. Pearson’s online learning and digital courses division – Pearson Learning Solutions – has formed a strategic alliance with LearnSomething.
Pearson will resell the platforms with the Pearson brand in markets outside of LearnSomething’s established retail and association sectors (pharmacy, grocery and health care).
LearnSomething’s Learner Community LMS has already sparked a buzz among many educators and site developers who have adopted or sampled the platform.
Learner Community’s easy-to-use tools for quickly creating and deploying innovative learning products provide organizations with extensive in-house capabilities.
The user-friendly technologies and versatility of Learner Community attracted Pearson’s interest.
“We’re investing in Learner Community because it fits well with our on-going objective to unleash the potential of digital courses and online learning,” says Eric Kuennen, Business Development Manager for Pearson Learning Solutions. “We want a platform that lets educators and designers turn their ideas into reality, not one that creates barriers.”
Steve Roden, LearnSomething’s CEO, sees the resources Pearson will be able to allocate in promoting Learner Community and LearnPro+ as having huge potential. “Our platforms are the result of years of experience, hard work and innovation. So I’m thrilled our friends at Pearson want to stamp our technology with their prestigious brand and wrap it in a full complement of their client services,” says Roden. “Their impressive sales force, custom consultations, online education catalog, and turnkey solutions – not to mention their worldwide penetration – will extend our corporate reach. I couldn’t be more excited.”
LearnSomething Welcomes New Vice President of Business Development
Experienced eLearning and Change Management Executive to Lead Association Division
LearnSomething Inc. today announced that Robert Burroughs has joined the company’s management team as Vice President of Business Development for Associations.
With more than a decade in providing many Fortune 500 companies – from Ford Motor Company to King Pharmaceuticals – and U.S. defense and armed forces sectors with strategic guidance in developing and implementing eLearning systems and large-scale initiatives, Burroughs will focus on developing scalable solutions for the most pressing challenges of LearnSomething’s association clients.
“Robert’s success with a broad range of learning systems and diverse clientele makes him a rare find,” says Steve Roden, LearnSomething’s CEO. “He’s demonstrated a superior talent for understanding a client’s unique needs and responding with a reality-based solution. In addition to having technology and systems expertise, he’s also scored many successes in change management, which is an often-misunderstood and essential part of the large-scale projects we support. And he fits our own management model of being a hands-on manager who’s going to challenge our team to innovate while providing technical know-how.”
“Sometimes the perfect spot for your skill set and experience opens up — and I feel like this is one of those opportunities,” says Burroughs. “LearnSomething’s track record of focusing on business solutions – and utilizing rather than being ruled by technologies – fits my own approach and will make for a good match.”
LearnSomething, Inc., Announces New Relationship with Higher Logic
LearnSomething has announced a new relationship with Higher Logic, a professional social networking applications provider for non-profits and associations. As a result of their partnership, organizations utilizing LearnSomething’s learning management solutions will have access to a turnkey integration to and from Higher Logic’s Connected Community™.
LearnSomething, a provider of eLearning solutions to associations, has announced a new relationship with Higher Logic, a professional social networking applications provider for non-profits and associations. As a result of their partnership, organizations utilizing LearnSomething’s learning management solutions will have access to a turnkey integration to and from Higher Logic’s Connected Community™.
Senior VP of Association Sales, Mark Lambertson, says, "I have spoken with the Higher Logic folks for some time about integrating our two technologies. We share many clients and I believe there will be an immediate buzz about the new opportunities available to them to enhance continuing education strategies."
“We're excited about the enhanced value this partnership will deliver to our clients and LearnSomething's clients,” says Mark Lowry, Higher Logic’s Executive VP of Sales & Marketing. “Our Connected Community™ product suite continues to revolutionize the way association professionals engage around the world, and the integration with LearnSomething's top-tier learning management system will help us provide a superior solution.”
About Higher Logic
Higher Logic provides professional social networking and collaboration solutions for associations and non-profits seeking to attract new members and energize existing members. The connected Community™ application suite empowers members to exchange ideas, share best practices and collaborate — anytime, anywhere. Higher Logic’s suite of products offer a new dimension of value to constituents, with Connected Community’s pre-built integration to leading association management systems and Mobile Membership™ smart phone app. Learn more at www.higherlogic.com.
LearnSomething, Inc., Announces New Relationship with ASHP
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (September 21, 2010) – LearnSomething, Inc., a leading provider of e‐learning solutions to associations, has announced a new relationship with the American Society of Health‐System Pharmacists (ASHP). One of LearnSomething's learning management systems (LMS), Isoph Blue, will be implemented to support ASHP's ongoing learning initiatives.
Carol Wolfe, ASHP’s Vice President of Publications and Drug Information, says, "We are excited to be working with LearnSomething. The implementation of the Isoph Blue LMS from LearnSomething will allow ASHP to expand continuing education and competency assessment opportunities for our members, as well as all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in hospitals, long‐term care, home care, and other health-system settings."
Isoph Blue is a customizable portal environment with tools for creating a wide range of learning content and managing a community of learners. It enables organizations to develop and manage a variety of continuing education, training and certification initiatives.
LearnSomething Inc. to Attend Avectra’s 2011 Users Conference
TALLAHASSEE, FL (February 22, 2011) - LearnSomething, Inc., is planning their annual trip to the Avectra Users & Developers Conference (AUDC) being held February 27 – March 1, 2011, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.
As a provider of eLearning solutions for national associations, LearnSomething values the opportunity to sponsor and attend the annual AUDC conference. This year the company will showcase Isoph Blue and LearnPro+, their two learning management systems built to support associations and integrate with Avectra's Association Management Systems (AMS).
Mark Lambertson, Senior VP of Association Sales, says, "LearnSomething has been a proud sponsor of AUDC from its inception because our relationship with AMS providers and their clients is a critical component of our business strategy."
According to the AUDC conference website "The Conference is designed for association executives, membership marketers, web strategists, technologists, project managers and anyone looking to optimize their use of association technology to achieve key objectives."
"Our long-term sponsorship of AUDC demonstrates our commitment to the business of member management, Associations and Avectra," says Lambertson.
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LearnSomething Tapped for Success by Inc. Magazine
LearnSomething Makes Inc.’s Exclusive 5000
Fastest Growing Private Companies List for 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (September 14, 2010) – Undeterred by economic uncertainty, LearnSomething, a Tallahassee-based online education company, has earned a spot on the 2010 Inc. 5000 list.
LearnSomething’s dedicated workforce and unwavering commitment to providing innovative products and services to clients have led the company to the top, or more specifically, to No. 3367 of the 5000 list of companies that are “doing well despite—or because of—the downturn.”
As a leading eLearning and knowledge management service provider for over a decade, LearnSomething finds itself well positioned to take advantage of these demographics. With vast offerings in Pharmacy, Supermarket, and shopper education — and a solid footing in the Association world – LearnSomething has prepared for future growth with years of award-winning experience.
According to Steve Roden, LearnSomething’s CEO, “Like many companies, we’ve faced enormous challenges the last few years, and we’ve had to carefully navigate through uncertainty in our industries. But I truly believe that the key to our success has been our team’s loyalty and dedication to our clients…and to each other. We’ve always been transparent with our team about our financial challenges and successes, and they have responded by innovating and sacrificing when times are tough. And that’s been our formula for achieving unprecedented growth.”
You can view LearnSomething’s profile page linked to the Inc. article at “Meet the 2010 Inc. 5000” http://www.inc.com/inc5000/2010/index.html, and can also connect with them daily on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
LearnSomething to Showcase AMS-LMS Integration at Upcoming NiUG Discovery Conference
Tallahassee, FL, August 28, 2009 — LearnSomething, a recognized leader in association learning services, will be attending the NiUG Discovery Conference at Baltimore’s Hyatt Regency on the Inner Harbor, September 28-30, 2009.
LearnSomething’s e-learning services and solutions have attracted keen interest at AMS user group conferences because of the plug and play approach to full integration LearnSomething has continually worked to achieve. LearnSomething has developed close partner relationships with ASI and other major AMS providers.
Mark Lambertson, LearnSomething’s Vice President for Association and Channel Sales, recognizes that seamless integration with any AMS is an absolute must. “We’ve been committed to understanding what e-learning means from an association’s perspective from the beginning — and being in constant direct contact with the AMS user community allows us to be in sync with the latest advancements and challenges.”
Lambertson points out that most LMS developers started out building a solution for HR departments and not associations, so until they entered into the association market they did not understand that the AMS-LMS relationship is essential. “If the LMS doesn’t support single sign on, seamless integration with e-business, real time reporting of learning activity and automated transfer of data to the AMS out of the box, an association’s e-learning initiative could easily be compromised before it really gets going.”