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Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014


The year also witnessed Enterprise Mobile Store (from Qualcomm) – an innovative and inspiring concept that could encourage adoption of mobile learning across enterprises around the world. Opening up of learning content that is presently locked up behind firewalls or LMSs to enable access to learners for just-in-time learning or performance support. Learning Analytics.

Shrinking LMS Implementation Fees Drive Market Expansion

Talented Learning

Firewalls, server sizing, bandwidth, database preference, historical data migrations, customizations and integrations were complex and problematic. Global, employee, extended enterprise? Buying LMS Cloud LMS Extended Enterprise LMS Business Case LMS Implementation LMS License LMS Requirements Selling LMS Buying an LMS extended enterprise LMS LMS Cost LMS ROI Selling an LMS

Abstracts and Enterprise 2.0

Clive on Learning

I was recently given a copy of Andrew McAfee’s Enterprise 2.0 Anyway, I know what the key benefits are of employing ‘emergent social software platforms' within the firewall, how to counter the most common objections, and how to make a success of implementation. Harvard Business Press, 2009) by Martin Baker from LM Matters. I sat down to skim read it on the train – the one hour trip from London to Brighton is usually enough. I was delighted when I opened the cover to find that the job had been done for me in the form of a five-page summary produced by getAbstract.

Employees Avoiding Corporate Barriers

Nick Leffler

Even a barrier as small as needing to sign into a firewall is big enough to make an employee avoid security measures. You might also enjoy: Challenges and Barriers to Mobile Learning in the Enterprise. Enterprise Barrier Dropbox LegalThis is a story that is close to me because I see employees avoiding corporate barriers every day. I’ve seen what command and control leads to and it’s not good for anybody, organization or employee. For an employee, getting their job done the best they can is the first priority. Working Around Legal. it’s going to backfire.

Web 2.0 Tools in the Enterprise

Tony Karrer

Then I saw Bill Ives Is Blogging Inside the Firewall an Oxymoron? where he talks about some of the issues with blogs within the enterprise and ends with: Wikis seem to have less baggage attached to them and that might partially (and only partially) explain their recent rise in use within the enterprise. See also: Wikipatterns - A Pattern to Emulate Why Wikis Are Conquering the Enterprise Do You WANT an LMS? I first saw Andrew McAffee's post on uses of Web 2.0 approaches inside of corporations - quite good at identifying some different patterns.

7 Challenges to Social Learning

Origin Learning

Issues like firewalls and security may be major concerns when you launch an enterprise-wide social learning project. Social Learning is a self-propagating concept, that is- once a social learning culture is achieved in an organization. Here we try to enlist the top challenges which hinder social learning from becoming a reality in organizations: 1. Garnering support from seniors.

JIVE's clearspace takes social networking behind the firewall

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I've been watching Clearspace as one of those Enterprise products that just might have that something special that finally brings the Web2.0 experience behind the firewall. The best way to try to describe it may be to say it's like a combination of Facebook, Google Docs, Netvibes/Pageflakes, Meebo and a little bit of Basecamp - for the enterprise. But since we're talking about an Enterprise level solution competing with the likes of Microsoft then it's actually a screaming deal. R/WW reports tonight that Jive Software is releasing Clearspace2.0 tonight. Sweet!

Vote Now For Best of Elearning! Awards 2012


Readers and users of elearning solutions can nominate and vote for solutions across 26 different categories from May 15 th to August 1 st , 2012, and The Best of Elearning Awards 2012 will be honored at the Enterprise Learning! Category #2: Best Learning Management System (Enterprise-based, behind the firewall). 2012 Awards. Now in its 7 th year, Elearning! Click to vote now.

Vote Now For Best of Elearning! Awards 2013


Awards will be honored at the Enterprise Learning! Category #2: Best Learning Management System (Enterprise-based, behind the firewall). Polls are now open for The Best of Elearning! 2013 Awards! Now in its 9 th year, Elearning! Magazine allows eLearning professionals to nominate elearning products and services each year. eFront LMS has been a Best of Elearning! The Elearning!

5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning


There are some skeptics who question the security of data residing in the Cloud LMS, but modern systems have multi-layered firewalls and advanced network design which ensure that only authorized entries into the Cloud LMS are allowed. Technology has now created avenues for personalized learning within the enterprise LMS. Advanced Analytics. The Power of Service.

3D Virtual Worlds are NOT Dead, Dying or Disappearing

Kapp Notes

ProtonMedia and ProtoSphere continue to make virtual worlds work for the enterprise. They are a partner with Microsoft in a big way, they have an immersive, social, learning & collaboration enterprise environment available in the SaaS cloud. The platform is great for easy firewall access. Here are three indicators that I see. Classes in 3D Worlds and About 3D Worlds.

Where Have All the Learning Portals Gone?

CLO Magazine

Here are some observations across enterprises: Direct access to learning. So if an employee starts a knowledge search, they may not get access to the best elements behind the learning system’s firewall. Fifteen years ago, the learning field thought the learning portal was going to be a powerful tool to drive employee performance improvement. Personalization, please. Integrated search.

To optimize your learning, optimize your networks

Jay Cross

These networks operate behind the firewall (e.g., They can be personal or professional on either side of the firewall (for example, the company football pool or machinists who support Obama’s re-election). The Internet Time Alliance has been brainstorming models of learning networks. Harold recently posted this model: Workers collaborate in Project Teams to get the job done.

Twitter Founder Launches New App - Its a Jelly, eh?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I could see this being a white label enterprise Q&A app with employees asking and answering questions. In order for this to work in the enterprise it would need to be hosted behind a firewall for security to approve it. I have a hard time NOT thinking of this movie whenever I see doughnuts. And I have been known to bribe my kids with them. I so hope I''m wrong

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

But if you want to keep the materials as close to the workflow as possible, then other tools are available for in-house, behind-the-firewall, enterprise use. Tweet. This is the 4th in a series of posts about how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning. The Smart Worker : needs job aids rather than courses.

The Coherent Organization

Jay Cross

As standalone companies realize that they’re really extended enterprises, co-learning with customers and stakeholders becomes important as everyone faces the future together. These networks operate behind the firewall (e.g., They can be personal or professional on either side of the firewall (for example, the company football pool or machinists who support Obama’s re-election). The firewall itself is becoming porous; customers and partners are increasingly privy to what was previously considered insider-only information. Co·her·ent (k -hîr nt, -h r -) means.

Mobile Learning: 3 Security Threats & 7 Ways to Beat Them

CommLab India

Because of this, your enterprise data and personal information are vulnerable to cyber attacks and at a risk of password thefts. Installing genuine/authorized anti-virus software programs with frequent updates, firewalls activation can keep your mobile learning systems safe from attacks. Anywhere, anytime, on-the-go learning has become a reality due to mobile learning. Three Threats.

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

It goes by many names, from Enterprise 2.0 The Workscape should address the needs of learners throughout the extended enterprise. Theoretically, your Workscape — the realm where you’ll be wielding your influence on performance and learning — could stretch way beyond your firewall to include nearly everyone the organization interacts with. Enterprise social network.

The Smart Worker : recognises she learns to do her job as she does her job

Jane Hart

the use of personal tools and devices in the enterprise): “Today already 47% of business technology users at North American and European companies report using one or more website(s) to do parts of their jobs that are not sanctioned by their IT department. This post looks at L&D’s approach to the wider concepts of informal and social learning in the organisation. Smart Worker

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The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution


The vast majority of these situations require a behind the firewall/locally installed LMS. For context at Learning Solutions earlier this year I spoke to a lady who worked for a large blue chip company and they had a well known enterprise LMS implemented that had been heavily customized. It is nearly 13 years since I started working in the LMS space. Reasons to choose a custom LMS.

When Does Your Training Need To Go On A Private Cloud?


Few things illustrate the fast pace of change in the IT industry better than the enterprise data center. Nowadays Cloud services are used for all kinds of things traditionally run from the enterprise data center , from corporate portals to full blown public facing applications (for example Apple’s own web services, from the App Store to Apple Music, are run on Microsoft’s Azure cloud).

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Last year, Docebo – the Italy-based Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Enterprise learning management system provider – published the results of its researches into the worldwide e-learning market. It believes that Cloud-hosted solutions will continue to make LMSs more attractive to the small-and-medium enterprise market. ABOUT BOB LITTLE (Senior Partner, Bob Little Press & PR). Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. His interests include singing and sport – notably cricket. LCMSs.

Pinterest? Not a fan.but I'm paying attention.the Re-Rise of the Visual

Mark Oehlert

I'm watching long-time visual people/expertise matchers like introNetworks provide in-depth integration with enterprise-grade social media platforms like Social Text. Just because I remain convinced that if you want to see what enterprise software /services are going to look like in 18-24 months (w/ some its already here, just not widely distributed ;-)).then Why am I watching?

A little about “Promise of 3D Environments for Learning and Collaboration”

Kapp Notes

The neutrality of the virtual world context dissolves the feeling of distance or isolation that remote geographies often feel relative to the home-country of the enterprise or individual. Additionally, virtual immersive environment provide social networking tools which sit behind a corporate firewall tapping into the collective conscious of the organization. Well designed virtual worlds serve as more than mere 3D doll houses; instead, they provide the connectivity across distances, the opportunity to rapidly prototype and the ability to provide diverse training venues.

LEARNNOVATIONS ~ Looking Back, Looking Forward


My hope is that Tin Can will position the learning department as leaders in analytic thinking that will spread to broader parts of the enterprise, with Tin Can becoming just one piece of that larger puzzle.”. ” “ Tin Can will position the learning department as leaders in analytic thinking that will spread to broader parts of the enterprise. So, here we go…. Tom Kuhlmann.

How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

That’s short for a phrase that kept coming up in conversation when he was writing Enterprise 2.0. Innovations in applications and user-interface design are born on the consumer side and migrate to the enterprise. As the web turns social, has changed its mission to “leading the shift to the Social Enterprise,” and that’s where it’s proving its forward-thinking nature.

This Week on #TalkTech: Apple Slows Innovation, PKM Not a Technology, and Digital Natives

Bottom-Line Performance

PKM is not a technology, an enterprise system, a piece of software, or a platform. These barriers include social media policies, firewalls, inefficient work practices, defining people by their job, and many others, too numerous to name. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. Take a look at what we have planned for this week: CNET Live blogged the iPhone Keynote.

10 Questions to Ask About Your Learners Before You Develop e.


CourseMill LMS - Enterprise. Enterprise Learning Management System. You will want to know how your learners will access the course and anticipate any restrictions (firewall restrictions, for example). CourseMill LMS - Enterprise. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU. ReviewLink. CourseMill LMS. Community Forum. Products. Authoring Tools. Lectora Inspire. The Full-Featured Authoring Tool. Lectora Publisher. e-Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Lectora Online. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. ReviewLink. by Lectora. Empower. Blog.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Personalization does not equal Personal

Learning Visions

Today, Tom mentions that "James Ryan left an extensive comment on Enterprises that love PLEs. For folks who are not passionate about their work -- many who reside within the traditional, corporate firewall -- the PWLE is Pointless. Reflecting on #ASTD10 Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS" Chicago Bound: Kineo at ASTD ICE #astd10 One Year on at Kineo #yam Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle f. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. But that does not equal a Personal Learning Environment.

Customer Learning, a largely unexploited marketing strategy

Jay Cross

The Extended Enterprise. We used to think of companies as being like castles, cut off from the world by firewall moats. Now we see companies as extended enterprises. Google’s course on power searching is a brilliant marketing move. As retailer Sy Syms used to say, “The best customer is an educated customer.” Simultaneously, Google is building customer loyalty.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

For services outside the firewall, blockage continues to be an issue driven by such barriers as organizational culture, bandwidth limitations, security issues, IT resistance, and lack of resources. Social bookmarking in the enterprise. Here are slides from the presentation I did yesterday. The session was hosted by SumTotal Systems. SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). View more presentations from Janet Clarey. Some notes: Polls: Most attending work in L&D with some HR, IT, and learning services providers. Very few people work with fellow employees at one physical location.

Three Practical Ideas for Using Twitter in E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Some of you are behind corporate firewalls and don’t have access to Twitter. However, if you do have access to Twitter (or an enterprise equivalent) then these tips might come in handy. Twitter’s all the rage. Some people love it. Some people hate it. But many people really don’t know much about it or don’t do much with it. On the other hand, much of their value is exaggerated. today.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. Our experience in 2010 found ALL of our new customers and partners went “hosted” instead of installing enterprise (“behind the firewall”). A.K.A. Validated (“Double”).

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

See lots of thoughts on this in: Enterprises that love PLE's , Cross battles Downes: is corporate learning corrupt? Blogging Inside or Outside the Corporate Firewall ). I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. I'm hoping to address questions such as: How do you create a personal tool set or Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for yourself? What should be in your tool set? What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? Should twitter be part of your tool set? So, here goes.