Reflections on HR Tech 2018: The Evolving Learning Landscape


Posted by Julie Hiipakka on September 17, 2018.

The HR Technology Conference is more than a big—some might say the biggest—event for solution providers, tech buyers, bloggers, industry analysts, and HR consultants. The event has the spirit of a college reunion mixed with elements of speed networking: attendees need comfortable shoes, high energy, and the means to connect. If you don’t carry business cards, be prepared to tweet, email, or use other social media channels to remember everyone you meet.

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The Degreed Acquisition of Pathgather and What It Could Mean for the Learning Organization


Posted by Julie Hiipakka on June 20, 2018.

Degreed has announced they are acquiring Pathgather,1 creating the possibility for there to be a major leader in the learning experience platforms (LXP)2 market. While LXPs are still evolving, these tools help simplify the means of curating and aggregating content, creating learning and career pathways, enabling networking, enhancing skill development, and tracking learning activities delivered via multiple channels and content partners.3 This merger may encourage more companies to add an LXP to their learning technology stack, or push traditional LMS systems to become more like an LXP. Either presents an opportunity for organizations and workers!

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