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How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Before you jump into purchasing a LMS it makes sense to cover the basics, understand the jargon, decide if you want to go it alone or hire a consultant and last but not least realize you are not alone in the process. LMSLearning Management System – most commonly sought out by folks. Can include talent management/performance management features or add-on modules (which are often built into the system, but turned off). LCMSLearning Content Management System – going the way of the dodo bird.

LMSs that kick ass:

Janet Clarey

This week on the Friday series, LMSs that kick ass , I’ m pleased to feature ’s LearnCenter system. By way of background,’s primary customer base is corporate universities and their total number of registered ‘learners’ is reported at over 2,000,000 worldwide at several hundred organizations. So, they’re one of the big players among commercial learning management systems. Q: What social media tools is incorporating into their LMS? Tags: LMS Brandon Hall kick-ass

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

eLearning 24-7

A new year is upon us and thus it is time to re-visit the LMS market. More multilingual options to their web sites, trials and social learning. I’m still an anti-fan of the storage concept, but the systems as a whole to fit a niche that is needed in the marketplace in terms of feature sets and capabilities. LMS Directory. Newest Version – LMS/Learning Portal Directory. Nearly all Lite LMS vendors have their pricing listed and I thank them for doing so – frankly, every vendor should (and I’ll explain further down the blog).

Taleo Corp. to Acquire, Inc. by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Taleo Corporation, a leader in on-demand talent management solutions, has announced its intention to acquire, Inc., a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) learning management, social learning, and collaboration solutions. Tags: Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Tools

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

As the camera goes over the buildings, a series of voices say, “something is going on down there&# , well in the LMS world; something is going on down there. LMS Vendors and Tablets Update. Over 98% do not have a true HTML5 player in their system that can run a 100% pure HTML5 course – which by the way, has nothing to do with the browser agnostic pitch they make about their system being optimized for the iPad. But with LMS vendors jumping into the mobile learning sector, at least in some cases, it may be a tad misleading, especially with smartphones.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. Cloud Blogging Social Media Twitter Google e-Learning Cloud ComputingThis is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. Many of the blogs I follow are part of the eLearningLearning community.

E-Learning for Newbies

Janet Clarey

ASTD ’s Learning Circuits Blog has a monthly ‘Big Question.&# I’m responding to this question from the perspective of a person looking to get a job in the field of e-learning vs. a person who knows little about the term. I think one place to start is to look at the competencies and skills needed for various “e-learning&# jobs. What should I do first?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Overview of the eLearning Industry The evolving state of the industry Host: Ellen Wagner, Adobe Guest Speaker: Chris Howard, Principal Analyst at Bersin Associates (research and advisory firm in corporate training and performance management) Research done by Bersin in the last several months. E-learning Market Overview Key findings Industry Data Corporate Training Market is BIG -- almost $56 billion in the U.S. Provide support for SME online, resources, rapid e-learning chunks.