Education learning management system trends
APRIL 27, 2012
Many in the education market are still in love with open source systems, such as Moodle. That is why there is an uptick in the number of commercial systems available in the education sector. Mobile Learning. This is one of the most shocking trends in the space – the significant lack of mobile learning in these systems. Social Learning. Trend 1. Kudos.
Continuing Education and Learning Management Systems
MARCH 31, 2011
I'm hoping that readers can weigh in on both aspects: (1) specific thoughts or suggestions on LMS products that might fit and (2) how do you get answers to questions like this? Continuing Education Requirements Requirement #1: The LMS needs the ability to apply multiple types of continuing education credits to a single course, have the user select multiple types of credits to obtain and print certificates with the appropriate wording for the desired credit(s). The LMS offers courses with both nursing and HCS-D credits. She then prints her certificates. Solutions?
Adding YouTube Videos to Your Learning Management System
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
That last metric stating that 72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute , should generate eureka squeals of joy from learning content developers. Sure, a lot of those videos feature musical performances by rock-star wannabes and cats doing funny things, but there’s a huge number of videos on content topics relevant to workplace learning. Don’t believe me?
Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs
APRIL 15, 2010
The LMS market is heating up by the day for past many months now and it looks like it is going, more or less, as predicted by Bersin & Associates about 6 months back – The LMS market: hotter than ever. I list below a list of top 13 blogs (in alphabetical order) that we follow for LMS (and learning technology): ALearning. Educause – Learning Technologies.
7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
We all have a boss and even our best ideas require an explanation, so before you get an LMS, start designing courses, and tracking learner progress, you’ll need to get his or her approval. Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs. Will we need an LMS? An LCMS?
Ten Must-Have Features In A Mobile-LMS
JUNE 11, 2010
Even with the present challenges mobile learning of non-standard screens, operating systems, browser support there is no real doubt that mobile learning is fast becoming widely accepted to deliver and help manage activities around learning delivery. Access to all notifications on mobile version as in the main LMS version. The future of elearning is mobile.
How to revamp your learning model
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. Informal learning. I believe in the power of informal learning. Informal Learning Environment. Formal learning.
LMS: Strategy or Tool?
MARCH 18, 2010
LMS is a fairly common and used (or over-used) phrase in eLearning parlance and means, primarily a software system that allows customers to do a few or many things when it comes to adopting eLearning as a part of the overall Learning strategy. For quite some time now I have been trying to understand – how does a customer look at the LMS? And a few more such questions.
Learning Management Systems: Expert Advice
The eLearning Coach
APRIL 28, 2010
In the market for a Learning Management System? Post from: The eLearning Coach Learning Management Systems: Expert Advice. Tags: BUSINESS learning management software learning management system lms Tom Werner, an expert in these technologies, guides the way.
Maximize Workforce Performance with an LMS
OCTOBER 27, 2015
In your opinion, what is a social learning management system (LMS) good for? Yes, an LMS can facilitate all this and more. But, what is often overlooked is the idea that an LMS, or an eLearning system, can also increase an employee’s work performance. Well-organized learning. That’s where an LMS comes in. LMS & eLearning
On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
For each of these items in e-learning. The challenge is how a 3rd party authoring tools using TinCan can auto upload their new built courses directly into a LMS that supports TinCan. . Just as you can with PENS authoring tools and the systems that support PENS (i.e Of course the system – LMS will need to support TinCan, and right now that is few and far between.
Top 10 LMSs for 2013
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Back again to bring this first in a series of rankings for the top ten learning management systems for 2013. Still listed as a social learning management system, they have made some new strides that really work for me. Support of the iPad, thus mobile learning. Charging to remove their name of the system. 9 Absorb LMS. Remember back in my authoring tool list, I mentioned one well known LMS vendor who dropped significantly in my rankings? The system is still very strong and they have updated their UI. Social learning.
LMS – All You Ever Wanted To Know
MAY 26, 2011
Almost a year back, the LMS was under fire from many corners and questions were being raised about its very future. Experts around the world were contemplating if the LMS will survive. Not just did it survive, but today, it has successfully evolved to adapt itself to the changes in the learning ecosystem. This is evident as we look at changing role of LMS in Training Companies.
2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Learning management systems didn’t die. Quick LMS History. Corporate LMSs were invented almost 30 years ago to manage and report on the training and compliance of their employees and contractors. Much of the investment was upfront and only the largest companies or companies with the most compliance risk exposure could afford an LMS. eLogic Learning.
UpsideLMS Sweeps 5 Brandon Hall Excellence In Technology Awards (2010)
MAY 2, 2011
Earlier today, we received emails from Brandon-Hall Group letting us know that our best value LMS – UpsideLMS – has won 5 Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards (2010) awards. The only LMS to have won these many awards. Learning Management Technology for Blended or Informal Learning. Learning Management Technology for Compliance Training. Learning Management Technology for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses. Social Learning Technology. Learning Management Technology for External Training.
Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010
JANUARY 18, 2010
Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” When I say that, keep in mind that 90% of what workplace learning is all about will be basically unchanged this year. So, viewer discretion is advised.
Udemy for you and me
AUGUST 12, 2013
It seems like every time you blink, another free tool becomes available to help you create online learning resources. Udemy has actually been around since 2010, but I only recently decided to dabble in it. That way, if the system doesn’t automatically pick up the first frame as a thumbnail, the owner can plug it in manually. I thoroughly enjoyed using Udemy. COUPON CODE.
Future of Learning Technology – 2015
MAY 7, 2010
The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”. The question is inspired from a post by Derek Morrsion – Technology to Enhance Learning in 2015 , quite an interesting post, a must read. Emergence of social media (and reviewed focus on social and informal learning). What can we expect in next 5 years?
When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
– this is what a client’s IT Manager commented after looking at technology requirements sheet of our Wizdom LMS in a presentation last week (It’s built on.Net, and uses Windows Server, IIS, & MS SQL/Oracle as back-end platform). The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. How about open source vs. proprietary LMS’s?
Training Companies and LMS
DECEMBER 24, 2010
Training Companies needed to enable themselves with the tools and technologies needed to go online with their training material and find the right systems and backend partners to support them during and after this crucial exercise. And as such, an appropriate Learning Management System (LMS) was the key to the successful execution of this piece of strategy.
Does An LMS Actually Manage Learning?
MAY 19, 2010
During the time I posted my last post – The LMS – Will it survive? and continuing after that, there have been some interesting discussions around LMS by Clark Quinn, Jane Hart, Harold Jarche, Dave Wilkins and others debating the need of an LMS, raising questions from why we need it, whether we need it, how it should be viewed, will it survive, etc. I attempt to clarify below.
Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K
JULY 23, 2012
The argument that you have to spend over 50K to find a sweet LMS is totally bogus. What is true is that there are plenty of awesome systems for less than 25K and even sweet systems with very nice feature sets for under 10K. I’m not talking about freebies such as Moodle or Sakai, but actually commercial systems. These are folks who are going to use your system. In my experience, small businesses (500 or less users) are the ideal audience for a low cost system. Do these systems have customers with more than 10,000 users? E-Learning 24/7.
Introducing UpsideLMS V5.0 – Best Value LMS With Stunning GUI
JANUARY 23, 2012
is generating a lot of excitement at Upside Learning. Our stunning, best value Learning Management System , UpsideLMS v5.0, is built to include features that trainers and learners have always wanted in an LMS. This enables a Super Admin to manage user licenses for multiple clients. The release of the new UpsideLMS version – 5.0, of UpsideLMS.
Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010
eLearning Learning Posts
JUNE 9, 2010
Best of eLearning Learning. May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. Not because they are wrong about social, but because they get so little right about LMS. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other. LMS (88).
Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
In the comments section of my previous post, Mike Caulfield kindly pointed me to the article Envisioning the Post-LMS Era: The Open Learning Network by Jonathan Mott. I was immediately interested because, like me, Mott is striving to bridge the gap between the organisation’s LMS and the learner’s PLE. Mott’s blueprint is the Open Learning Network (OLN).
Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010
DECEMBER 26, 2010
News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? by Cathy on 09/07/2010 Mobile Learning: Is It Doing What It’s Supposed To? Enjoy! =>
Online courses must die!
JULY 7, 2010
These days, however, everyone seems to be creating their own online courses and distributing them via an LMS. If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). An ILE is a scalable and flexible learning environment. In other words, facilitate learning.
Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training?
Clive on Learning
JANUARY 12, 2011
I must confess it is now four months since I received an in-depth demonstration from the people at Saba of their People Systems Suites. First off, it’s worth noting that Saba does not seem to have been suffering like so many of its competitors through the downturn: It gained 113 new customers in 2010, which was a record year. For many of us who have been involved in e-learning for quite some time, the ‘big LMS’ has disappeared off the radar to some extent, particularly with the increased focus on informal and collaborative learning. The company is debt-free.
Total Cost of Ownership for Learning Management System
JUNE 8, 2010
Mostly when one budgets for a learning management system (LMS), major emphasis is only given on LMS license cost and annual maintenance cost. However, there are many other factors, such as system software’s, server hardware, and other operating expenses etc that can have a huge impact on your total cost of ownership. LMS TCO Calculator.
Open Source eLearning Tools
OCTOBER 13, 2010
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. Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Here’s some of what I pulled out.
Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010
JANUARY 6, 2011
So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. Here are Upside Learning’s Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2010. The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology. General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning). 7 Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning.
How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning
MARCH 8, 2010
Twitter has become the number 1 tool for learning in just three years – voted by hundreds of learning professionals in this survey at Jane Hart’s site. Organizations are using these tools for workplace learning and performance support. To make all this simple the organizations are integrating these tools into their eLearning courses/LMS. Here’s what for: 1.
Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning
OCTOBER 17, 2010
eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront  but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". The answer is simple. M.Ed. 
Tools For Mobile Learning Development
MARCH 21, 2010
Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. I want to share some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. On broad level those tools can be categories into tools for: Enterprise application like LMS, LCMS. We used it to make our LMS client on Blackberry. Games. Augmented Reality. IPhone. Andriod.