Government Elearning! Magazine

FALL 2016

Elearning! Magazine: Building Smarter Companies via Learning & Workplace Technologies.

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A Winning A Winning Combination Combination Note Editor's E very year we are honored to recognize the Learning! 100 Award recipients. ese organizations continue to inspire, engage and surprise us with their commitment to making the workplace, and in many cases, the world better. Inside this edition, we rec- ognize 60 corporate and 40 public sector organizations who all share a similar vision: Learning is an organizational imperative; Senior leadership leads or supports learning initiatives; initiatives; And, many have learning leaders driving a positive impact on the enterprise. Inside we share And, many have learning leaders driving a positive impact on the enterprise. Inside we share their their stories including Amazon Web Services which embraces rapid innovation and business growth, stories including Amazon Web Services which embraces rapid innovation and business growth, projected projected to account for 50 percent of Amazon total revenues by 2020. (See article on page 16.) to account for 50 percent of Amazon total revenues by 2020. (See article on page 16.) We have also added three new features in this issue. Within the cover story, you can view the advice and and comments from the top 10 Learning! 100 winners by accessing the QR code on each page. e comments from the top 10 Learning! 100 winners by accessing the QR code on each page. e Learning! Learning! Champion Award Ceremony also occurred in June honoring individual contributions made Champion Award Ceremony also occurred in June honoring individual contributions made to to our industry. Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Frank Anderson, retired President, Defense Ac- our industry. Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Frank Anderson, retired President, Defense Ac- quisition quisition University offers advice to today's learning leaders. Access his comments and other inspiring University offers advice to today's learning leaders. Access his comments and other inspiring Learning! Learning! Champions (page 38). Finally, see how you benchmark against the Learning! 100 by viewing Champions (page 38). Finally, see how you benchmark against the Learning! 100 by viewing the the 2016 Learning! 100 Benchmark article (page 34). Mark your calendar for next year's award pro- 2016 Learning! 100 Benchmark article (page 34). Mark your calendar for next year's award pro- grams. grams. e 2017 Learning! Champion Award application opens September 1st, 2016. e 2017 Learn- e 2017 Learning! Champion Award application opens September 1st, 2016. e 2017 Learn- ing! ing! 100 Award application opens October 1st. See details at 2elearning.com. 100 Award application opens October 1st. See details at 2elearning.com. Next, see how two Learning! 100 winners implemented Virtual Learning 2.0 (page 44). Adobe shares its its on-boarding program incorporating video, live sessions, collaboration and mobile aspects. United- on-boarding program incorporating video, live sessions, collaboration and mobile aspects. United- Healthcare Healthcare has advanced their multi-state training program to internal and external stakeholders with has advanced their multi-state training program to internal and external stakeholders with a state-of-the-art virtual learning platform that is part TV, part live event. See how your organization state-of-the-art virtual learning platform that is part TV, part live event. See how your organization compares compares by reviewing the current trends in virtual learning inside. by reviewing the current trends in virtual learning inside. Also inside, Joe DiDonato, editor-at-large, takes on the two sigma problem in training and education. How How can the performance gap between classroom based training and personalized tutoring be closed? can the performance gap between classroom based training and personalized tutoring be closed? Review Review Joe's analysis (page 39). Joe's analysis (page 39). Finally, if you missed the Enterprise Learning! Conference in June, join us September 8th at the ELC Online. Online. Keynote speaker Karie Willyerd presents "Stretch: How to Future-proof Yourself for Tomor- Keynote speaker Karie Willyerd presents "Stretch: How to Future-proof Yourself for Tomor- row's row's Workforce." More than 10 sessions are slated for a full day of engaging, interactive and live col- Workforce." More than 10 sessions are slated for a full day of engaging, interactive and live col- laboration. laboration. Learn more at ELCEShow.com Learn more at ELCEShow.com Let's keep on learning, together! — Catherine Upton, Publisher Governement Elearning! Fall 2016 7

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