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LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

Here’s what she had to say: Q: What social media tools is Element K incorporating into their LMS? A: Sue Rodeman - We recently launched a suite of Collaborative Tools into KnowledgeHub – Element K’s Learning Management System. tools at everyone’s finger tips and by the changing demographic of today’s workforce. We are attempting to stay ahead of the curve by allowing our customers to include these tools into a variety of Learning Programs. Meridian KSI. Tags: Social Media LMS Brandon Hall kick-ass They announced this in October, 2008.

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Janet Clarey

spoke via email with JW Ray, COO and Don Cook, Senior VP of Marketing about what’s up with - specifically with social media. Q: What social media tools is incorporating into their LMS? A: We have known since our inception that every user of an LMS is a SME of some kind and that capturing, sharing, cataloging, reusing and reporting on that information is the glue that keeps superior organizations together. was a sponsor of IiL08 and hosts a monthly webinar with Brandon Hall Research staff: Learning Technologies 101).

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

Meridian KSI. Tags: Social Media LMS Brandon Hall kick-ass Another Friday and another LMS that kicks ass! This week’s featured system is OutStart. interviewed Jeff Whitney, Vice President of Marketing. By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning. Most of OutStart’s implementations are within organizations with less than 5,000 learners. Thanks Jeff! Mzinga.

LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

spoke with Dave via email about what Mzinga is doing with social media. Q: What social media tools is Mzinga incorporating into their LMS? A: Dave Wilkins - Mzinga has taken a comprehensive approach to social learning by developing three models throughout various components of our entire Social Learning Suite. In Mzinga Publisher, our collaborative authoring tool, we’ve integrated social technologies within both the collaborative authoring process and the learner experience. Meridian KSI. Disclosure: Mzinga was a sponsor of Brandon Hall Research’s IiL08 conference.).

LMSs that kick ass: Meridian KSI

Janet Clarey

Continuing on with the Friday series that - each week - features an LMS that kicks ass, I’m pleased to feature Meridian KSI. spoke with Roy Haythorn, Vice President of Operations for Meridian Knowledge Solutions, LLC. Let’s find out what’s new at Meridian KSI. Q: Hi Roy. know you’ve been incorporating some social media tools into your LMS. What is Meridian KSI doing with social media? A: Roy Haythorn - Online communities and blogs are two of the biggest social media tools that Meridian has made a part of its LMS.

LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

Director, Product Strategy who is responsible for Saba’s Social Media strategy about their product “ Saba Social.&#. Q: What social media tools has Saba incorporated into their LMS? A: Ben Willis- Saba has had social & collaborative capabilities in our product suite for a very long while (since 2004 and the 3.x In the context of Learning, for example, social media tools are defining the “New Blended Learning Toolkit&# — expanding the options available to learning leaders just as e-Learning and Virtual classroom delivery did upon their arrival. suite.

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