Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - 50

CLOSING
DEALS
RECENT ACQUISITIONS POSITION ELEARNING
BROTHERS AS A ONE-STOP-SHOP SOLUTION
BY SARAH GALLO, CPTM
eLearning Brothers has come a long
way from its humble beginnings as a
learning templates startup that two
brothers, co-founders Shawn and
Andrew Scivally, were running out of a
basement in 2009.
After acquiring eLearning software
provider Trivantis and eLearning provider
Edulence in April 2020, eLearning
Brothers acquired game-based learning
provider The Game Agency in March
2021, positioning the company as a
front-runner in the learning technologies
market, says Stephen Baer, chief
creative officer at The Game Agency.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED,
ALL IN ONE PLACE
From games and arcades to virtual reality
(VR) to authoring tools and eLearning
Brothers' learning management offering,
The Rockstar Learning Platform, eLearning
Brothers isn't giving its customers any
reason to look elsewhere for its digital
learning needs.
Acquiring Trivantis, Edulence and The
Game Agency was a " full integration "
of people, processes and finances that
transformed eLearning Brothers into a
learning technology product business,
says Andrew Scivally. Their goal? To
create a business that " can do everything
[its customers] need to get their learning
online, " from content creation to tracking
and measuring learning analytics.
By creating, managing and delivering
digital learning solutions all in one
place, customers can fulfill their digital
learning needs through a single vendor,
which especially benefits middle-market
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companies who may not have large
training departments and are looking for
turn-key solutions. eLearning Brothers'
offerings " will find a home in the middle
market, " says Ken Taylor, Training
Industry's president and editor-in-chief.
Its suite of learning technologies and
abilities is putting the tools to build and
deliver digital learning in the hands of
companies previously unable to access it.
PARTNERING UP
There's plenty of assimilation happening
in the digital learning space, says John
Blackmon, chief technical officer at
eLearning Brothers and previous chief
executive officer at Trivantis. " We're
seeing a lot of dance partners getting
together. That seems to be going on
more and more in the industry. "
After acquiring Trivantis and, with it,
leading eLearning authoring tool Lectora
and VR course-builder CenarioVR, along
with Edulence's learning management
system (LMS), Knowledgelink, Andrew
Scivally wanted to bring yet another
offering into its current lineup: games.
" We wanted gaming because it's super
hot right now; it's growing like crazy. It's
effective, and everyone loves [them], "
he says. Bringing The Game Agency
into the eLearning Brothers family " was
a natural fit. "
These recent acquisitions reflect " what's
in the pipeline to come " for eLearning
Brothers, Baer says, ultimately, the
company is " hyper-focused " on
acquiring technology solutions that will
position it as a key player in the learning
technologies market.
ON-TREND
Learning technologies are constantly
evolving, and eLearning Brothers'
acquisitions are helping it keep pace.
While learner engagement has always
been a priority for training providers, it
has taken on a new level of importance
with the rise of remote learning due to
the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew Scivally
says. Acquiring The Game Agency offered
eLearning Brothers a way to create
engaging learning solutions through the
power of play. After all, he says, " Learners
might play a game four times, but no one's
going to complete a compliance course
four times. " Instead, they're likely clicking
" Next " as " fast as humanly possible. "
eLearning Brothers also knows that VR
is here to stay. " It's definitely the future of
the learning space, " Andrew Scivally says.
Today's learners are looking for training
on demand, on whatever device they
have. By simply putting on a headset, VR
can transport learners into a simulated
environment in which they can safely
practice both soft and hard skills.
As eLearning Brothers continues to
expand, Taylor says it will be interesting
to see how the different systems and
platforms interact with each other.
Blackmon agrees, noting that better,
tighter integrations are on the way.
As digital learning continues to advance,
eLearning Brothers has proven it's a
provider both training managers and
suppliers should keep on their radar.
Sarah Gallo, CPTM, is an editor at
Training Industry, Inc., and co-host of
" The Business of Learning, " the Training
Industry podcast. Email Sarah.
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Elevating Leadership Development
Table of Contents
Preparing Leaders for the 'New Normal'
How Does the Rise of Artificial Intelligence Impact Leadership?
Soundbites for Consideration
Leadership: The Bottleneck or the Breakthrough for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?
Dip Into Leadership: Identifyiing Emerging Leaders During a Time of Change
Give Your Leadership a Vertical Lift
Creating Conversational Leadership
A Blueprint for Remote Leadership That Works
Leadership Development is About Capacity, Not Just Competencies
How to Create Leadership Fluency: Cultivating Communities of Practice for Seasoned and Aspiring Leaders
Leveraging Data to Increase Leadership and Team Effectiveness in the Flow of Work
The Power of Practice
Brain-based Leadership Development: What Exactly Are You Scaling?
Learner Mindset
Recent Acquisitions Position eLearning Brothers as a One-stop-shop Solution
Company News
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - Intro
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - 1
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - 2
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - CT1
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - CT2
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - Elevating Leadership Development
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - 4
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - 5
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - Table of Contents
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - 7
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - 8
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - Preparing Leaders for the 'New Normal'
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - 10
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - How Does the Rise of Artificial Intelligence Impact Leadership?
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - 12
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - Soundbites for Consideration
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - 14
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - Leadership: The Bottleneck or the Breakthrough for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - Dip Into Leadership: Identifyiing Emerging Leaders During a Time of Change
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Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - 18
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - 19
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - Give Your Leadership a Vertical Lift
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Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - Creating Conversational Leadership
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Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - A Blueprint for Remote Leadership That Works
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Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - 31
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - Leadership Development is About Capacity, Not Just Competencies
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Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - 35
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - How to Create Leadership Fluency: Cultivating Communities of Practice for Seasoned and Aspiring Leaders
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Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - Leveraging Data to Increase Leadership and Team Effectiveness in the Flow of Work
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Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - The Power of Practice
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Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - Brain-based Leadership Development: What Exactly Are You Scaling?
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Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - Learner Mindset
Training Industry Magazine - July/August 2021 - Recent Acquisitions Position eLearning Brothers as a One-stop-shop Solution
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