Renaissance myON® News, Powered by News-O-Matic vs. Skillsoft Leadership Development Program

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Renaissance myON® News, Powered by News-O-Matic
Score 9.0 out of 10
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myON News engages students in daily nonfiction reading with high-interest news articles that expand their knowledge of the world while building their content-area, digital, and media literacy skills. With five age-appropriate news articles delivered each weekday, 52 weeks a year, plus a searchable archive of thousands of published articles, myON News helps students stay up-to-date on the latest news, discoveries, world events, sports, and more as their build critical literacy skills.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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Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Learning Management
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Renaissance myON® News, Powered by News-O-Matic
8.9
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5% above category average
Skillsoft Leadership Development Program
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Ratings
Course authoring7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning9.11 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Renaissance myON® News, Powered by News-O-MaticSkillsoft Leadership Development Program
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Usability
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(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
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(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Renaissance myON® News, Powered by News-O-MaticSkillsoft Leadership Development Program
Likelihood to Recommend
Renaissance Learning
I think this is a great tool for middle school students, as they are starting to become aware of the world around them and topics that are going on in our country and world. In this digital age, students need to learn the difference between "fake news" and unbiased news reports. The interactive features, as well as letting them read articles based off their interests, is perfect for middle school aged children.
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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
  • A variety of article
  • 3 different Lexile levels
  • English and Spanish
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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
  • Maybe if they added a local or state feature...
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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
Renaissance has always had a great online help section with videos and articles. They also have an online community for users to discuss ways to use their products. They have free webinars available to users as well. Most one-on-one learning sessions are done by our instructional facilitators in our county
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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
I like myON News more than any other product due to the variety of articles along with providing different Lexile levels. The Comprehension questions are also a great added feature. This is the complete package website, you have everything you need in one site. Students do not have to go to multiple websites to complete the activities.
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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
  • The kids are up to date on events.
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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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