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#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

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Not sure how SAP will eventually impact the system, but for today it stands strong. Here are #25 to #11 for 2012. 2012 e-learning e-learning vendors education human captial management learning learning management system LMS m-learning mobile learning TinCan learning management systemsWell here it is, the final countdown. 7, 1941 – great movie. Unlimited portals. 9 Docebo.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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Kinect technology and gesture free will equally make an appearance in 2012. I am projecting that the number of vendors who enter this space to start slow, but gain steam – at least with some aspect, by the end of 2012. If you had to decide which of the following: AR or Kinect technology will be more widely used in 2012, I’m betting on Kinect technology. Thus, your competition expands: Large size vendors such as Saba, Cornerstone On Demand, SumTotal, Taleo, SuccessFactors – recently acquired by SAP. This is my major hot trend for 2012. Boring.

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011

Upside Learning

The Gamification Of SAP. On behalf of the entire Upside Learning team, I wish you a joyous and prosperous 2012. One week into the New Year it’s the right time to look back on the year gone by. So we thought it would be interesting take a journey down our blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2011. Read them. Reflect on them. Debate them. Enjoy them! January. March.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. There will be more types of devices and ways to connect with our mobile learning world in 2012. So, that’s a wrap for 2012. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. Bullseye.

How to have a Happy Ending to Your ERP System Implementation Story

Social Learning

Implementing an ERP system – whether it’s SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX – is a big, hairy deal. Ensuring that end users learn the new system, embrace it as part of their daily work routine, and use it effectively is a daunting task. In a recent blog post Using Storytelling to Add the [.]

How Do You Get Leaders to Change?

CLO Magazine

Stefan Stenzel, a senior HR expert and manager of learning programs for global leadership development at SAP, said “each of them has her/his own immunity to change, which has to be analyzed. Emphasizing dialogue, data, respect and patience can make change happen. Change is hard. The brain is wired to detect any change in the environment as a threat. It takes an enormous amount of intention, focus, attention, patience and persistence to make a decision to change and then follow through. First, the person must see a need for change. ” 3. ’ attitude.”

Evolving Training Into the Perfect Hole

Living in Learning

Then comes something called GoLive, and heads and hearts that were “certified as ready”, struggle with crippled recall knowledge; some users settling for feelings of success when they can remember enough to sign-on to SAP or the EMR the first time. Deployment gets you to the end-of-training celebration party and the three-bite shrimp, the balloons, the creepy clowns, and the face painting. Now our learners are in their downstream, post-training environment called the work context. Now they are outside of the scope and charter of most training organizations. Now they are most dangerous.

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How to have a Happy Ending to Your ERP System Implementation Story

Social Learning

Implementing an ERP system – whether it’s SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX – is a big, hairy deal. I’ve seen week-long SAP training courses covering over 100 procedures for people who plan and scheduled production in a manufacturing plant. And then there are the new procedures – many, many new procedures. Really? That’s a lot to ask people to remember…. Oh-oh! Grass!

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Using Storytelling to Add the Why to ERP Training

Social Learning

I’ve seen week-long SAP training courses covering over [.] Let’s face it…ERP training is typically boring at best and utterly overwhelming at worst. The systems are complicated, users have to learn new terminology, new codes and numbers for products, vendors, accounts and everything in between. And then there are the new procedures. Many, many new procedures.

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Excerpt from Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Kapp Notes

SAP—an inter-enterprise software development and implementation company—needed to provide their project managers with a learning experience to address a specific challenge—managing teams whose members were scattered across the globe. With team members in Germany, Japan, America, and India, a SAP project manager must contend with issues such as cultural differences, time zones, disparate expectations, communication styles, and other issues a local team may not encounter. ” Managing Team Members Across the World. So how does the learner measure progress? Check out the book!

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Revamping 70-20-10

CLO Magazine

It became a foundation for the work at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), which continues today and has been adopted by many global organizations — including IBM, SAP, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, Farmers Insurance and American Express. The 70-20-10 model for professional development is a valuable but dated approach in need of a checkup. There is a core set of frameworks that support the way organizational learning and development is conducted. The Kirkpatrick framework made sense in a world based on courses and classrooms. Consider the ADDIE model today. David C.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

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HRIS integration – At one time systems said ERP integration with SAP, Oracle, Peoplesoft for example, now the new buzz: HRIS integration – Lawson. LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. These expand past the standard feature sets, which I call 90/10. This is to say that 90% of features most folks seek are nearly universal in a LMS – low cost or otherwise. Sure there are exceptions, but they are exceptions to the rule. We Will Rock You. Funky Features in a Good Way. Virtual printer. Wizards.

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

Can integrate with various HRIS or ERP systems including Oracle, SAP, Lawson. How many of you have posted questions regarding LMSs on Quora, Linkedin or the various other social media sites available on the net? How many of you have had hundreds of comments as a result of these questions, and than rather than solve it, create only more confusion? How many of you have seen vendors respond to your questions? How many times have you wished they didn’t? I need a LMS. A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. Use my 90/10 rule. ePub publishing

When Social means Business …

Learning Cafe

Although not yet confirmed, it comes hot on the heels of other social media buy outs such as snapping up Buddy Media for close to $700 million to complement its existing Chatter social media platform; Oracle adding Collective Intellect and Vitrue to its portfolio of social media-related acquisitions and SAP acquiring Ariba for $4.3 Last week news was abounding that Microsoft are about to announce their acquisition of social media company Yammer for $1.2B. billion. And something is. Businesses are going social. And social means business. Are employees ready for this?

Using Storytelling to Add the Why to ERP Training

Social Learning

I’ve seen week-long SAP training courses covering over 100 procedures for people who plan and scheduled production in a manufacturing plant. Let’s face it…ERP training is typically boring at best and utterly overwhelming at worst. And then there are the new procedures. Many, many new procedures. Really? You have to work with what you’ve got.). One way to do this?

LMSs, TMs and HCMs

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Taleo, which as many of you know, was purchased by SAP. And now a brief announcement: Shocking news! SumTotal is calling their product a Human Capital Management system. Sure, they offer a separate LMS called SumTotal Maestro, but their TM has surprisingly (not really) been morphed into a HCM, will others follow? Oh wait, others were starting the trend. Never mind, now back to our regular scheduled blog. The Taleo Spin. If you visit the Taleo home page, you will learn the following two items. And even better (now remember, the above tag line). A Call to Arms. Are we seeing a trend here?

Oracle buys Taleo - Cloud Tech is Important! Are you Still Avoiding Cloud Services?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The big news here is that Oracle rival SAP recently acquired SuccessFactors which is a rival of Taleo. More articles on the topic: Reuters - Oracle buys Taleo for $1.9biln: Cloud War Brews MarketWatch - Oracle buys Taleo for $1.9biln GIGAOM - Oracle buys Taleo in a $1.9bil Response to SAP ZDNet - Oracle buys Taleo for $1.9bil; SaaS Consolidation Ramps


Fortitude – the mix of intuition, courage and boldness

Learning Cafe

Resources provide value and to waste them saps the energy they provide. When asked to develop a learning program we are often provided, initially at least, with three pieces of information. The context is usually provided and you know the typical scenarios. “we we need to roll out a new system”; “we need to increase sales”; “there been some customer complaints about service”. and so it goes on. Then the conversation usually expands along these lines. “we Then we receive the “bottom line” which is almost a caveat on the request. Do it as fast as possible. Do it as cheaply as possible!

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Saba to Acquire Halogen Software in 2017’s First Big HR Technology Deal

CLO Magazine

Though it’s certainly not on the scale of cloud-based talent management software blockbusters like 2012’s $1.9 billion SAP-SuccessFactors acquisition , this could be the next wave in smaller companies building broader HR technology suites. The deal, worth a reported $293 million , is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017. billion Oracle-Taleo deal or 2011’s $3.4

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MOOCs are Focusing on Fundamentals

Your Training Edge

It has been argued that MOOC-mania rose to its peak in 2012, which the famously called “The Year of the MOOC” by the New York Times. The corporate world is exploring and integrating MOOCs into their learning and development strategies with businesses like SAP, Bank of America, are all early adopters. Learning in a number of organizations is passing through immense change. 2] [link].

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #7 Gamification

Your Training Edge

I’m not just talking about small companies here: Nike, Microsoft, SAP, Samsung, Deloitte—these are just some of the organizations that have introduced game elements into their training programs. In 2012, in hopes of providing a better training option to its 200,000 employees, Deloitte put its course catalog online in a gamified system. Playing games at work? The result?

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

At the end of 2012, was #4, now it is #6. Why isn’t: SuccessFactors – I really liked this system in my previous rankings, but with a few new items I am hearing in relation to SAP, it drops it out of the top ten. Specifically: No SSO between SF and SAP. Hello from sunny Los Angeles. Back again to bring this first in a series of rankings for the top ten learning management systems for 2013. As many of you will around know, these rankings are just the first in of series. Vendors can move up, down or out of the rankings – after all it is on-going. 100% independent.

Announcing Bravais 1.2!


include: Analytics API: User access to tracking data and allows users to plug in third party reporting tools like SAP Crystal Reports. Bravais 1.2 provides the ability to track and report on all the content published to and from the Bravais TM cloud platform, no matter the device from which the content is being accessed. With Bravais 1.2, The tracking in Bravais 1.2 Bravais Content Report.

Incorporating Social

CLO Magazine

” Brookshire plans to rebrand the SAP Jam social platform as BGC Connect and use it for key initiatives, such as its female manager networking forum. For SAP sales’ new hires, Dearborn’s team created a five-day boot camp, a blend of instructor-led training with social collaboration using SAP Jam to complete assignments. Graduates from the 2013 boot camp that included the social component made 50 percent more sales deals that were 30 percent larger in size than graduates from the 2012 boot camp without the social component. Do they expense it?

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Three Ways to Improve E-Learning

CLO Magazine

In his 2012 paper, “What Every Chief Learning Officer Needs to Know About Games and Gamification for Learning,” he urges learning leaders to embrace gamification. In 2012, Deloitte published an article by Doug Palmer, Steve Lunceford and Aaron Patton titled “The Engagement Economy — How Gamification Is Reshaping Businesses.” ” Included are case studies and examples from numerous organizations such as SAP, Cisco and Samsung. If you find e-learning to be among the most efficient methods of learning delivery, you’re not alone. percent.

Five Reasons You Can’t Ignore Gamification

CLO Magazine

At the annual National Retail Federation conference held in January 2012, gamification was touted as the next form of work-based social media where people interact and socialize around a common bond of knowledge, competitive strategy and fun. In 2011, the winner of the SAP Gamification Cup had the idea of gamifying SAP’s vendor invoice transaction.

Dan Pontefract – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


In 2012 he appeared on the front cover of T+D Magazine and Chief Learning Officer Magazine. In 2012, SkillSoft awarded Dan the ‘Learning Leader of the Year’ for his work at TELUS and CLO Magazine bestowed the ‘Learning in Practice Innovation Award’ as well. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Brandon-Hall ‘Gold Award in Strategy & Governance’. He was recruited into TELUS in Q4 of 2008, previously holding senior positions with SAP, Business Objects, Crystal Decisions and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). 100 Awards. He’s an educator at heart.

Gamification: Separating Fact From Fiction

CLO Magazine

Software company SAP used gamification to keep recruited students in India interested in the onboarding process by inviting new hires to participate and win medals by answering trivia questions about the company. Researchers Shana Carpenter, Nicholas Cepeda, Doug Rohrer, Sean Kang and Harold Pashler summarized dozens of studies on the topic in their 2012 article “Using Spacing to Enhance Diverse Forms of Learning: Review of Recent Research and Implications for Instruction.” Four myths have developed about gamification as a learning delivery method. Neither is true.

Dear C-Suite: We Don't Do Training

CLO Magazine

In 2012, Peter Aceto, president and CEO of ING Direct, a Canadian bank with nearly 1.8 ” Jenny Dearborn, the chief learning officer for SuccessFactors and SAP Cloud, said there is a disconnect between the definition of learning in organizations and how senior executives actually learned things before they got to the C-suite. Many senior-level executives still equate learning with training events — to the detriment of the function — and learning leaders aren’t doing enough to change their minds. Two points emerged. So, how could they change their own views?

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Hello 2013

Janet Clarey

For me, 2012 will go down as a year I basically went dark publicly. As 2013 begins, it seems an ideal time to reflect back on 2012, share some observations and predictions, and get blogging again. Of course, 2012 brought consolidation among vendors driven by integrated talent management (i.e., Oracle, SAP). So that’s a ridiculously long post that I hope will serve as a catalyst for your own reflections on 2012. While I wrote a lot for my work, I think I posted here just 5 times. LCMSs are alive and well and the market will grow. Mobile, mobile, mobile.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

We’ll certainly see the features and functionality of HTML5 maturing through 2012 along with access to better and faster networks (LTE, 4G, Wi-Max) but, for now, we still feel the best customer/user/learner experience happens via a native but customizable app framework. All the best to everyone in 2012. a.k.a. How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? On the Target – But Barely. Robert

Editor's Letter: The Human Face of Learning

CLO Magazine

Co-sponsored by companies including EMC, SAP and Cisco, the project explored how data from satellites, sensors, RFID tags, GPS-enabled cameras, smartphones and other technologies not only affect life today but might help humanity solve its biggest challenges in the future. In 2012, the U.S. As access to information continues to grow, it''s important to make sure the personal aspects of learning remain intact. Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt, co-founders of Against All Odds Productions, are well-known for creating the ambitious “Day in the Life” book series.


Looking Back at the Year in e-Learning, and Other Web Links


In his e-learning year-in-review blog post , Tony Bates looks back at some of the new companies and services entering the field, and gives a little forecast of what he expects to see, particularly at higher-learning institutions, happen in 2012. Whatever you do never, ever, hand out criticism en bloc because that is the most morale sapping thing you can ever do. billion to $31.3

2013 Business Impact -- Division 2

CLO Magazine

GOLD: Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SuccessFactors When software company SAP acquired SuccessFactors in December 2011, it wanted to reach its 176,000 newly acquired customers. The 275 new hires in 2012 significantly outperformed the 2011 batch, and the sales conversation ratio improved by 79 percent in the first six months. BRONZE: Kimberly Stewart, Senior Vice President of Corporate Learning and HR Technology, First Citizens Bank First Citizens Bank experienced a period of rapid growth from 2009 to 2012. The approach was a success.