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Tools For Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. 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. Tools to develop Native applications: SDK provided for mobile device. Games.



The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. Buzz words in the industry include e-learning, mobile learning, cloud delivery, bite-sized learning, informal learning, learning record store, and single-source content development. Features of an LCMS. Key: ? Xyleme.


Mobile Learning and the Continuing Death of Flash

Tony Karrer

Yesterday, I saw what Rapid Intake is doing with their tools to allow authoring of Mobile Learning - what they call mLearning Studio. The mobile version allows you to compose mobile learning courses using the same authoring system. You choose templates, add text, images, audio, video and quizzes, then publish for web and mobile. eLearning Technology.

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Reporting & Analysis of Mobile Learning: Is It Worth It? by Skip Marshall

Learning Solutions Magazine

Is the effort required to create and deliver mobile learning worth it? Here are some ideas to help you get started on reporting and analyzing your mobile content. Design Techniques Evaluation Future Trends Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Mobile Learning

Engineering Intelligent Content for Mobile Learning by Rick Wilson and Dr. Gary Woodill

Learning Solutions Magazine

Adding mobile devices to the channels available for learning does far more than “putting a classroom in every pocket.” The ability to move around and to contextualize learning based on the learner's location breaks the classroom metaphor and opens up new possibilities for learning. Here are some key issues and considerations about engineering intelligent learning content for a mobile world. Design Strategies Future Trends Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies

E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen

eLearning 24-7

Recently, I conducted an emerging technology survey related to e-learning and the results show that end users are utilizing technology more then ever before and are seeking product features that LMS and content authoring tools, do not offer at this current time. With an increase in e-learning sales a, projections of 7.1 More of a surprise is that with the exception of 6 web conferencing vendors, who have apps specifically for the iPad/iPad2 market, you can count on one hand the number of LMS/LCMS vendors that offer the same thing. Learning 24/7. Tablets. 52% 3D.

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. LMS/LCMS/Learning Portals (commercial & free), Social Learning stand-alone systems, hybrid system, content authoring tools, m-learning, web conferencing (already exists in many systems), virtual worlds, virtual meeting systems (already exists in some systems), marketplace exchanges (not affiliated with a system). Read, share, print or send to mobile devices: ebooks, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations/slides, documents, images, audio/video – user generated.

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

eLearning 24-7

For each of these items in e-learning. Right now, you have to upload the course as you would with your SCORM wrapper, where you self-upload or use the course within an online mobile platform from your authoring tool vendor. Learning in General. Whether it is a mobile learning platform, authoring tool or a LMS/LCMS – TinCan will be huge. Learning.

State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

For the past month, I have been conducting a survey on learning platforms and specifically learning management systems. . Do you have a LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform. One important data point here – the term “LCMS” is on its deathbed. Today, however more and more learning management systems are bringing into content management features, inc.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Join us on this exciting journey as we engage with thought leaders and learning innovators to see what the future of our industry looks like. LCMSs.

Mobile Enterprise Content Management: Adding Tablets by Bob Little

Learning Solutions Magazine

[Product Announcement] eXact learning solutions (, a leading provider of online and mobile learning content management solutions, has launched eXact Mobile, one of the world’s first Mobile Learning Content Management solutions. eXact Mobile supports authoring, delivering, and tracking of SCORM content on mobile devices.


What’s REALLY Going On? 6 Truths About Training in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

Training’s Top 125 acknowledges the companies whose efforts in learning and development (L&D) stand out from the rest in terms of their impact on the winners’ bottom-line results. Mobile. mLearning and all things mobile have been hot topics for at least three years. Yet only 1.4% of respondents indicated that mobile is a current distribution method. 59.4%. 8.75%. 5%.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. There are consumer locations that have implemented augmented reality without using a mobile device to view it.  If you have a mobile device with a camera, opportunities are endless. Social Learning. Mobile Learning.

InfoPro Launches Collaborative Learning Platform Gnosis by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

InfoPro Learning, Inc. announces the release of Gnosis, an advanced and sophisticated online collaborative learning platform with cutting-edge functionalities. With Gnosis, people can capture and share knowledge, experience, and expertise to better connect formal and informal learning within an organization. Content Management Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Mobile Learning Tools

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. 1. 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.  Some vendors are making this change in such a way, that learning (as defined by a LMS) is becoming smaller, while the drive to TPM is becoming stronger and is driven internally to make this happen.  Mobile Learning.  How will your LMS/LCMS vendor handle them?  The U.K.

LMS/LCMS Reports: Generate or Perish

eLearning 24-7

You have a LCMS/LMS.  You generate reports about your employees or customers or both on information that you need to validate impact of learning or return on investment or because department xyz wants the information to ensure that Bobby is actually completing the course.  Oh, yeah, if you have compliance training in there – data reports are necessary as well, for obvious reasons. 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?

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

especially love it when it happens in the e-learning industry. Innovators and Risk Takers – emerging technology integrated, new ideas, pushing the envelope in what is possible in e-learning/social learning/m-learning, coming up with something that has never been done before – risk takers. You do not want to switch, but your current LMS, doesn’t have the social learning or any social learning features I need or want. Provides social learning features including shoutbox, photos, discussion boards, blogs, events, polls, articles.

Author-it to Demonstrate Pre-Release Honeycomb LCMS at DevLearn by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Author-it Software Corporation is bringing a pre-release demonstration of its Honeycomb learning content management. learning and assessment on desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Learning Systems Management Mobile Learning Training Strategiessystem to DevLearn 2016 next week. Honeycomb is the latest version of ASC’s responsive HTML5 output for delivering.

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

Mobile learning – it might surprise you to know that 75-80% of all systems in the space, currently do not offer any type of mobile learning, the number goes up even higher for online/offline synch.  Learning paths or curriculum paths. Learning is really becoming secondary, even if these vendors offer a LMS. . Learning 24/7. learning e-learning vendors human captial management LCMS learning learning management system learning portal LMS Talent and Performance Management virtual learning elearninfo learning management systems

LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

often hear people say they want mobile learning in their solution, social learning, e-commerce, but when you ask for specifics they sometimes have a blank stare on their face.  It is not because they have no idea on what these items are, rather it catches them off guard because they have not thought through all the specifics. Because it is just a feature, just as mobile learning is a feature – that comes with the system. Learning 24/7. Next week: Product Review – Saba Social Learning Platform. Welcome, Welcome. How are you today?

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Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

trend that is happening in the LMS market more so than in the other e-learning markets, is the failure to follow their path of success. I am seeing many vendors whose products were built for SMB (and more aligned on the lower side of mid size companies) who are now pushing into the mid/upper mid to large size customer band.   The problem here is that they developed a solution that is not made for 10,000 or more end users. Buyers and Sellers of courses who can then use the course in any learning management system, so they are not tied to one LMS, is happening. Learning 24/7.

Merger - OutStart & Hot Lava (Mobile Learning)

eLearning Cyclops

OutStart produces an LCMS and development tools (including TrainerSoft, which was renamed OutStart Trainer). There are many challenges to m-learning. If done well it may even give them some advantage in the m-learning world. OutStart will make use of Hot Lava’s patent-pending technology to develop, deliver and track mobile content for everything from product training to assessments, surveys, job aids and checklists.  This will be interesting to follow and see its impact on the m-learning world. Learning LMSIt will be interesting to see where this goes.

how not to adopt an lcms


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. Learning Pulse Learning Pulse RSS feed Google Youdao Xian Guo Zhua Xia My Yahoo! and CSS 3

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

eLearning 24-7

Initially I was going to provide a list of all my award winners including web conferening, stand alone mobile learning, etc., Before announcing the winners, I have seen a trend regarding mobile learning, that can easily mislead folks. Mobile Learning. Two years ago there were some folks who believed that mobile learning where tools, etc. What has been applying is the term mobile learning and how it it pitched to consumers in the e-learning sector, especially with LMS/LCMS/Learning platform vendors. Tasks.

RFPs: Eliminate the Agony, Embrace the Success

eLearning 24-7

The LMS market as it relates to online learning and web based training courses has been around for less than 13 years. For the mobile learning question – Initial – “Do you offer mobile learning?&#. If you do not offer mobile learning, when do you plan to? If you offer m-learning, is it part of the system or do I have to pay an additional fee? To learn more about negotiating (view my “ Contracts &# article). Learning 24/7. Three letters.  Is there anyone out there? RFP is another word for lots of pages.

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Top 10 LMSs for 2017, Part 1 (10-6)

eLearning 24-7

Speaking of which, The Top 50 LMSs for 2017 Report, which includes detailed profiles, analysis of the market in general, top three for various verticals, along with mobile, social, gamification and this year, five to “watch”   . Nor is it fair to look at a social learning platform with base LMS criteria and compare that to a video learning platform.  Learning 24/7.

Xyleme introduces Mobile Learning on iPad at DevLearn|10 by Learning Solutions Staff

Learning Solutions Magazine

Xyleme Mobile Learning on iPad deploys a full range of blended learning materials and allows users to navigate their own educational experience. Tags: Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Mobile Learning Tools

Mobile Learning at the Tipping Point by Ara A. Ohanian

Learning Solutions Magazine

Mobile learning is a valuable addition to organizational learning strategy. Tags: Future Trends Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Mobile Tools Implemented correctly, it provides an excellent means to deliver knowledge rapidly across an enterprise, to ensure that people understand new corporate initiatives, or that new product knowledge is quickly available to those who need it.

CollectMyThoughts Launches Quote Quest for Learning Solutions


CollectMyThoughts, the online service for web software ratings for HR and learning solutions, has launched Quote Quest, a service providing vendor quotes to users who are expecting to purchase new learning software within the next year. CollectMyThoughts seeks to help those in the learning and HR industries to find the best solution. LIVERMORE, CALIF.—CollectMyThoughts,


eLearning Trends And Predictions For 2017

EI Design

This was exactly my objective and this article on eLearning trends and predictions for 2017 will provide several pointers that you can use to uplift your current learning strategy (better learner engagement and other measures to create the impact businesses need to see). mLearning Or Mobile Learning. Microlearning And Learning Paths. Mobile Apps For Learning.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

The “WOW”   They have failed to grasp the power of mobile content, beyond “responsive”; understood gamification (a few have, the rest “nope”) and see the real power and value of a video course with all the trimmings, not a video embedded in a course. Learning games in the authoring tool product.  Thus it is truly mobile learning content err course. 

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. The Future is Mobile 3. Video galore.

A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

Kapp Notes

Her niche is learning technologies and she has recently partnered with a company called Exult, based in Pune, India. Here is our conversation about learning technologies and her new partnership with Exult. One interesting European-based initiative to address this problem is the Adapt Learning Project. Kapp : Exult has recently launched a new product called Expedite Learning.

E-Learning 101

eLearning 24-7

Weiss, who passed away on 4-7-12.  He often found it difficult to explain to others what I did and more importantly, what is e-learning. The reality of e-learning is that ambiguity still plays a big role in the space. The challenges are two-fold. a.  E-Learning is still growing and with that growth, comes people who are brand new into the space unfamiliar with the terms, the applications and thus are left to either surf to find out or rely on people who on occasion don’t know themselves, but just wing it. b. Mobile Learning. Social Learning.