Renaissance myON vs. Skillsoft Leadership Development Program

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Renaissance myON
Score 9.9 out of 10
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myON is a digital reading platform that provides students with 24/7 access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction books and news articles—in English, Spanish, and additional languages. A multimedia reading experience with colorful illustrations, professionally recorded audio, and annotation tools makes each text engaging and unique. Built-in close reading tools, customizable literacy projects, and a large collection of nonfiction titles support lesson plans centered on reading and writing…N/A
Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
Score 7.7 out of 10
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Skillsoft offers their Leadership Development Program, with a number of course offerings featuring scenarios and model behavior, reflection exercises and other curricula to train learning or first-time managers.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Renaissance myON
8.8
3 Ratings
6% above category average
Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
-
Ratings
Course authoring9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning9.12 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Renaissance myONSkillsoft Leadership Development Program
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(12 ratings)
9.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(3 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Renaissance myONSkillsoft Leadership Development Program
Likelihood to Recommend
Renaissance Learning
I teach 5th/6th grade math and science, but I love finding fun books to explain science and math concepts using books that keep the students engaged. I can make sure to give them several options on their reading level to choose from and know I am meeting a majority of my students needs because they can listen to other book be read if they so choose. My students have learned so much from science graphic novels!
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Skillsoft
They have a large library - make sure you clearly study the library offerings and choose the courses that are best for you as you will never be able to use all of them. Make sure you survey your user base before purchasing the licensing of the library courses so the courses are 'marked' with an employee in mind to keep costs minimized. Only purchase the Books 24x7 if you have a large IT department - otherwise you might want to lease a smaller content portion. Their Leadership Development, Project Management, business series and critical thinking and technical products are exceptional.
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Pros
Renaissance Learning
  • Helps students gain comprehension by suggesting reading materials at their level.
  • Because the program has the capacity to read to the students, they get a to hear a good role model which helps develop fluency and accuracy in their reading.
  • It is easy to access and helps keep students on track with their reading goals.
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Skillsoft
  • Covers a wide-breadth of topics ranging from desktop / office skills to communications skills to leadership development
  • Offers knowledge portals (Knowledge Centers) around specific topic areas such as Management Development, Six Sigma, Professional Foundations, Sales, etc - that aggregate content from the large Skillsoft resources and present it in a way that is both meaningful and relevant to the learners. Plus, they have editors update the featured topic each month.
  • Include a wide variety of learning media such as eLearning courses, books, book summaries and videos.
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Cons
Renaissance Learning
  • I could never figure it out.
  • Students levels from their STAR test did not translate into the books suggested on myON.
  • The platform is cumbersome and inaccessible for students and teachers.
  • I am fairly tech-savvy, but I could never navigate through and understand how myON worked. Eventually, I gave up and switched to Epic.
  • The book selection was poor. Only the non-fiction books were interesting to my students. None of the popular titles and authors were available.
  • It was a big disappointment and frustration for me and my students.
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Skillsoft
  • The platform does have room to improve their response time for assistance. Depending on the issue an internal "help team may be required"
  • They removed what was called "knowledge centers" which could be summed up as an accumulation of books, courses, exams, practice exams, articles and basically any asset within the platform surrounded by a particular subject. This was a great benefit to some of our customer. It was a one-stop-shop but now you would need to search independently for all of those assets.
  • Because the platforms library can be customized its a bit of a struggle to have certain assets changed or modified within Skillsoft. You basically are on their time when it comes to updates or any major changes you as a customer would like to make.
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Likelihood to Renew
Renaissance Learning
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Skillsoft
I would recommend to renew as this is part of our employee development goals and we make a strong commitment to develop employees' people skills. I think SkillSoft has a very innovative approach to develop people's interpersonal skills other than traditional classroom learning.
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Usability
Renaissance Learning
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Skillsoft
The integration between the main Skillsoft portal and Books24x7 could use improvement. Most users don't realize there is actually a separate books portal because the link to it is not that visible. Yet, once they discover it, they realize that the books portal is actually easier to use to search for books, ebook summaries, and videos.
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Support Rating
Renaissance Learning
I believe this product provides students with faster and easier access to books. This increases their time spent on task reading. myON reader is a product that is great for students and teachers.
If there are any issues and concerns while using myON, there are many help resources available to offer assistance.
myON Reader works so well with the rest of the Renaissance Platform. This consistency is great for everyone!
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Skillsoft
Very responsive, knowledge and helpful. They are always focused on ensuring they are doing the very best to support our success.
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Implementation Rating
Renaissance Learning
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Skillsoft
Just that it takes a village. It cannot be done alone. Everyone needs to know what you are doing and what their role is in the implementation. Tightly managing the project management schedule and resources is important in ensuring that everything gets done on time, and with quality. Education is KEY
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Alternatives Considered
Renaissance Learning
Renaissance myON is hands down the best as compared to Epic. I am allowed to consistently monitor my students. I am able to print reports to help evaluate student progress. I can also use these reports during parent/teacher conferences so parents and guardians can see where their student is throughout the year. They are able to see how their interests change along with how the reading level improves.
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Skillsoft
We chose SkillSoft for the overall ease of use for both our users and our administrators and have a great value proposition. We have continued our contracts for the same reasons and the relationship we have built with our Learning Consultant and Account Representative.
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Return on Investment
Renaissance Learning
  • Students continued to read on their level and were motivated by all of the books being an AR book with a quiz and points to earn.
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Skillsoft
  • The ability to have on-demand training saves money in not having to have an in-house trainer.
  • Employees can complete training on their own time (even at home), so if they need more time for a training, they can complete it on their own time.
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