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LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring

Tony Karrer

I’ve received some good feedback on my post Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets. One thing is pretty clear, LCMS tools have really headed towards a kind of super Authoring tool and there's a related but quite distinct need for support for a Warehouse. In terms of use of traditional LCMS products towards the needs cited in the previous post, Brenda Robinson and I had a good "discussion" around this - email exchange. My larger customers faced the same problem and use LCMS to fix it. Another problem solved by LCMS technology.

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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest. Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Applications in Learning - eLearning Technology , March 3, 2008 Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

Free e-Learning books

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Members of the higher education academic and research communities K-12 educators and technologists Workplace technology integrators Synchronous e-Learning - eLearning Guild (Update 11/16/2010: suggested by Miriam Ramos-Warth ) The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning is intended for anyone who wants to produce, lead, or promote live, interactive learning events on the Web.

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

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Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins. The industry is rapidly reaching a point where eLearning is no longer the center of the universe.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Others are actually are fairly instructive about what the current trends are in eLearning. Here are my top 10 eLearning predictions for 2011. eLearning Technology. Learning apps. Rovy F.

eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation the other day about whether there’s that much new going on in eLearning here in 2010. I tend to work on things that are a bit leading edge like Data Driven performance solutions or eLearning Startups or the next great idea that someone has. In the world of eLearning, I generally pay attention to other innovators. These are often bloggers as exemplified by the great bloggers found via eLearning Learning. That said – I’m still under the impression that my central eLearning Predictions for 2010 is going to come true.

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

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The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. Asia – misleading by LMS/LCMS vendors. Forecast: Continued development by LMS/LCMS vendors making their front end UI (what the end user – i.e. employee or customer) more intuitive, easier to use and truly user friendly. Leadership development, HPI, succession planning and OD are increasing in the LMS market, due to a real change in having L&OD or HR leaders taking charge of the LMS/LCMS. How is that handled from the LMS/LCMS angle – in terms of their mobile LMS or mobile features? Global markets.

LMS/LCMS More Puzzlers – OS + Language + Browsers

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Welcome to 2010. Yes, there are many languages that LMS/LCMS vendors leave out, considering we live in a global marketplace, but there is one that really stands out: Latin American Spanish. When I look at LMS/LCMS vendors I always ask them if they support LAS. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning elearning browsers e-learning vendors I realized I left out three additional gems that vendors seem to have just fallen off the planet when it comes to the REAL WORLD! Operating Systems. I guess they have no desire to attract this audience. I have 64 bit. Browsers.

LMS/LCMS Reports: Generate or Perish

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You have a LCMS/LMS. Because your LMS/LCMS does not offer it. Not all LMS/LCMS offer this, but really if they do, it is a great feature, and frankly they should! Who accessed or entered the LMS/LCMS? The Report Curse of some LMS/LCMS Vendors. Because your time is being spent having to do additional steps, which impacts your productivity (since you could be working on something else) and really should not be necessary, if you have the right LMS/LCMS. So, the next time your company wants to stay with the LMS/LCMS and you want to change, use this spin.

Notes from Intelligent Content 2010

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Home > Instructional Design , Learning Content Management > Notes from Intelligent Content 2010 Notes from Intelligent Content 2010 March 11th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment A couple of weeks ago, Xyleme presented at Intelligent Content conference hosted by the Rockley Group. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Often a mismatch. A: PowerPoint. Till next year.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

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I must admit I am still in a daze on some shocking data, I saw in the last few weeks (on a side note: the new and updated version of my LMS/LCMS directory will be available for download this upcoming Tuesday). Rather then try to gouge your customers for “storage&# fees, why not just increase your mark-up on your SAAS LMS/LCMS and include unlimited storage – i.e. free? Tags: E-Learn Info LCMS LMS SAAS e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted learning portal social learning social media SAAS. We live in a global marketplace. Global. LMS Vendors.

Moodle: Pros, Challenges

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More of a course management system, than a LCMS/LMS as they try to push it. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. Moodle and some other open source LMS/LCMS solutions are not really “out of the box” solutions. Sure you can upload courses into your open source LMS/LCMS, but with third party off the shelf courses and with some 3rd party developers, you will still face interoperability issues. e-learning elearning Open Source Moodle E-Learn Info API

how not to adopt an lcms

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Home > Executive Perspective > How not to adopt an LCMS How not to adopt an LCMS June 2nd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment As the economy has forced organizations to do more with less, we’re seeing more and more interest in LCMS systems. Some common mistakes organizations make when adopting and LCMS are: Trying to shoe-horn your existing process into your new system. One of the reasons you’re adopting an LCMS is to streamline your process. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. They particularly don’t like change that is not well thought out.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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When I was looking at a LMS/LCMS vendors in the last few years, one of my first questions, “Are you SCORM 2004 or 1.2 RCATs who do not offer multiple outputs – say to the web, other media and of course a LMS/LCMS – it is amazing, how many do not offer an output to the web, but offer it to a LMS/LCMS. Tags: AICC PENS SAAS SCORM Uncategorized authoring tools e-learning e-learning vendors elearning content authoring tools rapid content authoring tools rapid content authoring Is it PowerPoint converted to Flash? Microsoft Word converted to Flash? MLOAT.

Upgraded LMS Directory- More Vendors, New Add-ons!

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My latest LMS/LCMS directory provides a wealth of new information on 242 vendors. Tags: E-Learn Info LCMS LMS e-learning e-learning vendors hosted learning portal social learning social media elearning learing portal New columns – Does the vendor offer a trial? What social media platforms does the vendor use? If the vendor offers a trial, it will identify if known the length of the trial. If the vendor uses any social media, the name is listed (example: Twitter, Facebook, etc). All Links checked and verified – and updated when needed as of 9-29-10. Data Points.

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E-Learning 24/7 Latest News and Notes

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What LMS and LCMS vendors support APIs and why this should be the first question you ask any prospective vendor. 10, 2010. This event will enable attendees to check out LMS/LCMS vendors, view live webinars by the vendors, or view them archived, talk to the vendors and much more. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning social media API E-Learning 24/7 Virtual Event Latest news and notes. Coming this Thursday June 24th : The Revolution is Coming - How tablets will take e-learning farther and further than b4. GeoLearning LMS.

Other Open Source LMS Solutions

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Part two discusses some pros vs. cons on Moodle and open source LMS/LCMS in general. Tags: LCMS LMS Moodle Open Source Uncategorized e-learning elearning Here is a list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. This is not an all encompassing list, rather I have listed a wide swath, that you may wish to consider, including ones that are intriguing. Nor are they in any specific order. This is part one. ILIAS 4 e-Learning. Pojosoft. Docebo - Integrates with external systems such as video conferencing and HR systems. Atutor. efront. Sakai - Targets education. Joomla.

Interoperability – It works every time! Wrong.

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Interoperability – The Double Premise for a LMS/LCMS. and the LMS/LCMS is SCORM 1.2 Anyone in this industry knows that interoperability sounds fantastic, but you will face challenges, regardless of your LMS/LCMS vendor – small, medium or large. If you are moving your courses (excluding your rapid e-learning software courses, such as those built in Articulate or Captivate or whatever – and your new LCMS/LMS vendor accepts them) from your current LMS/LCMS vendor into your new LMS/LCMS vendor, 99% of the time you will face interoperability issues.

LMS Modules – The “Add-On” Facts

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LMS/LCMS vendors are notorious for offering the amazing “module&# in their marketing and advertising pitches – whether it is on their web site, at trade shows, white papers, e-mail marketing, whatever. A module – is an add-on to your LMS/LCMS. Module/Add-on is not integrated in your LMS/LCMS. Always ask any LMS/LCMS vendor does the module/add-on in question come with the system and included in it at no extra cost. I asked them if this was included in their LMS/LCMS or was it a module that cost extra. What is a Module? Flexibility. E-Commerce.

Proactive, Not Reactive: Strategic with Technology

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In the 2010 study by Tagoras, the research showed a mere 9 percent. Use a learning content management system (LCMS).” In the meantime, other means of delivering and managing content are available, though may be lacking the powerful data analysis capabilities of an LMS or LCMS. A Research Review. “…we abandoned the term e-learning entirely.” ” Wow!

LMS True or False

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Ahh the LMS/LCMS world where everything is a wonderful world of pear trees, green grass, sunny days and where there are no myths, no falsehoods, just internal bliss – awaiting the customer. LCMS) out there that are mid level and honestly even small dogs. LMS/LCMS vendors who offer multiple systems/flavors of the systems are targeting certain company size (employee wise). Solve it: When the vendor is showing you the LMS/LCMS ask them if that is included in the system or an extra cost. e-learning LCMS LMS Let’s Play True or False. SOMETIMES FALSE.

Moodle Mayhem

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More of a course management system, than a LCMS/LMS as they try to push it. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. Moodle and some other open source LMS/LCMS solutions are not really “out of the box&# solutions. Sure you can upload courses into your open source LMS/LCMS, but with third party off the shelf courses and with some 3rd party developers, you will still face interoperability issues. Much has been written about the pros and cons of Moodle.

UPDATED: Other Open Source LMS Solutions

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LMS For SMBs And Training Companies – A Year On, Is It Still The Same?

Upside Learning

This is definitely surprising and thought-provoking as training companies are eventually serving customers who are looking to eLearning for some of their training needs. Looking at the Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts – two points which I found relevant to this post (in terms of what an SMB or a training company needs from an LMS) were point no. About almost an entire year ago (just five days short to be precise) I put up a post on Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for? The key points I had mentioned earlier were. Hosting and Support. eCommerce.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

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Whether it is a mobile learning platform, authoring tool or a LMS/LCMS – TinCan will be huge. M-Learning is on fire in 2012 and will continue to be so in 2013, especially on the tablet side (uh, to the vendor who constantly dogged me on it in 2010, who’s laughing now? Yeah I know its not the end of the year, when such forecasts tend to show up in droves. Authoring Tools.

SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions

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So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Argument for security internally due to data or otherwise is out-dated: Even before cloud computing, hosted LMS/LCMSs always had very tight security safeguards in place; in some cases stronger than some companies; I am unaware of one LMS/LCMS that has been hacked. What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers. Plus, what does being in the cloud actually mean?

SAAS (Hosted) LMS and Vendor Questions

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So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Argument for security internally due to data or otherwise is out-dated: Even before cloud computing, hosted LMS/LCMSs always had very tight security safeguards in place; in some cases stronger than some companies; I am unaware of one LMS/LCMS that has been hacked. What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers. Plus, what does being in the cloud actually mean?

Top 5 Up and Coming LMS Providers Article Assistance

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CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

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While the race is on for people to get LMSs and LCMSs, there are some people who either do not want or need a LMS/LCMS, but want to create a learning community or more often, some type of portal – intranet or internet. While you can create an amazing learning portal with social learning and a LMS as a hub, with APIs, you may not want all the doo-dads that come with a LMS system, nor do you want to buy a LCMS, when you might only be seeking specific features that can exist without the “LMS&# component. So, what do you do? Get a CMS – Content Management System.

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Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

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The latest projected number of just iPads to be sold by the end of 2010 is 19 million units. LMS/LCMS/CMS Vendors. David Wilson, Founder and Managing Director, Elearnity. My next new blog post will appear on November 17th, 2010. Tags: E-Learn Info HTML5 LCMS LMS SCORM Talent and Performance Management Trends Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning learning portal mobile learning tablet tablets webinars ASTD clo mlearning talent management Get your tablets here. your tablets. Latest data: 95% of the tablet market is owned by iPad. Swing!

LMS Market – An inside scoop

eLearning 24-7

One additional word, as many of you may know, I have launched my “Secret LMS Shopper&# program which will provide an unbiased review of a LMS/LCMS vendor, incl. There are over 190 LMS/LCMS vendors. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized WBT e-learning e-learning vendors elearning m-learning mobile learning Today, I was going to discuss how to market your LMS to your employees, but instead wish to focus on a common question, I often receive about LMS vendors. Specifically, the inside scoop. the front end, admin end and everything in between, plus screen shots. Reporting.

The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 1

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Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter LearnNuggets Nuggets of Learning Stuff Home About Resources Tags eLearning , ls2010 The E-Learning Foundations Intensive: Day 1 by Kevin on March 22nd, 2010 Today is Monday; the end of the day on Monday. The first day of the eLearning Guild’s The E-Learning Foundations Intensive co-hosted with Learning Solutions 2010 Conference & Expo.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

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If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution. Forrester Research projected that in the entire 2010, that 3.5 Has the full power of people going into a LMS/LCMS online and actually seeing it in full screen, not tiny screen, your LMS features for viewing more importantly end users can take courses online via a nice size screen and not small screen. Armies.

Social Learning, Social Media – Brothers in Arms

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Is it me or does it seem that most vendors in the LMS/LCMS market still believe that with some smoke and mirrors, you won’t realize that social media actually must be integrated into social learning for it to exist? While some vendors in the LMS/LCMS space will argue that they offer similar “real life&# social media offerings in their solution, the key here is “similar&#. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning social learning social media geolocating ″? See, it is social learning. Not!!! Brief Background. Web 2.0