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Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

Moodle -  Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source.  Open Elms – The first free open source LMS, geared specifically for business. 3. If your LMS isn’t on the top twenty list, don’t fret, one of the following has occurred. a. It is in the top 50 (Names were posted in the E-Learning 24/7 Linkedin group and will be re-posted later this week). b.  It is not in the top 50. – another five systems debuted. Modern UI is showing up more and more in systems, which is a big plus for me.  Not anymore. 

Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now

Association eLearning

I recently attended the Training 2016 Conference and Expo as an exhibitor. I was able to talk with many training and development representatives from a wide variety of organizations about their LMS needs. During these discussions I asked, “what aspects or features are you looking for in an LMS? Social Learning. What LMS features matter to your organization? Gamification.

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How to Use a Learning Management System to Solve the I-Didn’t-Get-the-Memo Problem

Absorb LMS

learning management system (LMS) can provide an effective way to monitor who has viewed such important information and who may need a follow-up telephone call. PDF is a nice file format for something like this because it will display on many different devices, including iPads and other tablets, phones, etc. 2. This might be an urgent policy or procedural change.

ASAE Annual Conference 2015

Association eLearning

We’ll be unveiling our newest version of the Knowledge Direct Learning Management System, Knowledge Direct 7 Beta, at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. For the last 3 years we’ve been vetting technology, surveying the analysts, and asking the learning community, “How can we transform learning? One lucky winner will receive an iPad mini!

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Migrating Legacy E-learning Courses. The Relevance of HTML5 in Online Learning 3. the device is – a Smartphone, iPad, or any of the latest browsers. You can download the published files from the LMS. LEARNING COURSES. Test it thoroughly on your LMS and on all mobile. LEARNING COURSES. LEARNING COURSES. 8. management and meticulous execution.

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

eLearning 24-7

For each of these items in e-learning. You can’t live without it – but unless you want to be able to only see your courses on tablets that only support flash (and they all also support HTML5) or have zero desire to see your courses on the iPads (which support only HTML5), you will need to face reality. Learning in General. Learning. Learning with tablets.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Back again to bring this first in a series of rankings for the top ten learning management systems for 2013. Still listed as a social learning management system, they have made some new strides that really work for me. Support of the iPad, thus mobile learning. Charging to remove their name of the system. If you want to charge, charge once. #9 Absorb LMS. Remember back in my authoring tool list, I mentioned one well known LMS vendor who dropped significantly in my rankings? It isn’t. #7 eLogic Learning.

The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development

G-Cube

According to a 2012 survey of mobile learners, 99% believed the mobile format and presentation enhanced their learning, and it was found that 45% actually spent less time in training than their (non-mobile trained) peers, with no loss of comprehension. What other cool mobile learning tools are out there? Tools for Web-Based eLearning Apps. Tools for Native eLearning Apps.

Three Things to Know Before Designing Training for the iPad

Mindflash

Should e-learning be any different? As people get more used to using tablets and smart phones to read the news, watch videos, and otherwise consume content, it stands to reason that they will also want to complete training or otherwise engage in learning experiences using the same technology. Consider Designing Specifically for the iPad. Identify Your Audiences. But be careful.

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#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Your friends days before your big 30-40-50-60, heck even your wedding – again, is this really necessary? #10 eLogic Learning - Essential LMS. Compliance management, certification management. Immediate language per end user, this means that each end user can select their own language and the entire system changes to that. fine system with strong features.

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. . Too many vendors are focusing on talent/performance management as the next feature/component in their systems. Do you have a LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform. Leadership Development/Performance Management – 40%.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

The year kicked off with lots of potential, lots of excitement in the air and lots of customers gearing up to purchase new systems, despite global economic woes. Mobile Learning. Sadly though many still are in the dark on true mobile learning – i.e. not accessing their platform via a mobile web browser. eLogic Learning. exact learning. Sum Total Systems.

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#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Next week, 12-12-12, will be #10 to #1 learning management systems for 2012. They are a next gen of lite LMSs (feel free my post “When is a LMS, Not a LMS”). New features include m-learning on the iPad with native app (no on/off synch), integrates with Yammer, themes, custom URL, assessment tool, the authoring tool is the key component, help and feedback tab. year ago if you told me that they were in the top 25 systems, I would have laughed in your face. This is a new breed of the LMS sector. Video learning platforms.

Have You mEnabled Your eLearning For iPads?

Upside Learning

Since its launch, back in April 2010, Apple has sold more than 100 million iPads – a mind boggling quantity unmatched and way ahead of any other device manufacturer. Unsurprisingly, global enterprise’s interest in the iPad is growing and it is reported that a staggering 94 percent of the Fortune 500 companies are either testing or deploying the iPad. Mobile Learning

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How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

Absorb LMS

In the example below, interface elements are resized and rearranged to best display on an Apple iPhone and iPad. This site looks really nice on my iPad. Absorb LMS Best Practices Design Features Android e-learning elearning eLL ipad iphone learning management learning management system LMS tablet training User experience User interface UX

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Gamification in E-Learning – Are you really learning?

eLearning 24-7

admit that I tell myself that I am only going to spend an hour on my iPad playing Plague and then realize that three hours have gone by and I still haven’t decimated the planet with my new disease. Some people define gamification in the e-learning space as games themselves – sim games for tests, or games for learning.  Incentive Points = Learning. Not at all.

Go Mobile or Go Home

Association eLearning

While many organizations struggle to choose an LMS, then race to assemble eLearning courses so learners can take training and CE courses online, few have mastered the mobile revolution. So a mobile responsive website or mobile responsive LMS is one that adapts to various screens, like an iPad or an android phone. mean I have to do that pinch thing, but it’s viewable.”

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The Question Of Why (Not) eLearning On iPads Or Tablets?

Upside Learning

2012 saw the re-emergence of ‘Mobile learning’ or ‘mLearning’ as “new” (ok, not really new) buzzwords in L&D and Training circles around the world. Mobile Learning is being loosely attributed to any learning activity that is not location bound, which is very surprising! But to things like, making an LMS available on an USB drive so you can track courses while on a plane!

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How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

Absorb LMS

In the example below, interface elements are resized and rearranged to best display on an Apple iPhone and iPad. This site looks really nice on my iPad. Absorb LMS Best Practices Design Features Android e-learning elearning eLL ipad iphone learning management learning management system LMS tablet training User experience User interface UX

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Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

Upside Learning

The questions came thick and fast during the webinars, and while we managed to answer most of them, we ran out of time (and space) to answer all, as much as we would have liked to. Finally, here’s everything you wanted to know about eLearning on iPads… and asked! mLearning and Tablet Learning. Q 1. The tablet is a format and the iPad is one too! learning.

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18 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest –12

Upside Learning

iPad takes centre stage once again as it gains increasing foothold in education, with educators touting it as one of the must-have technologies and students preferring it over hardcover books. Learn how you can stay on top of current events, eLearning market stats, the future of education, the evolving role of an Instructional Designer and more. Learning occurs in many contexts.

This is not (fill in the blank)

eLearning 24-7

This same contradiction is now happening in the e-learning world at a frightening pace.   While mobile learning is moving at an incredible speed, faster than anticipated by some of my colleagues, it does not come without a cost. What is true is that you can view the courses you have created on any mobile device that supports HTML5 including the iPad series. . Learning 24/7.

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Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

So what makes a Lite LMS different from a Standard LMS? Less functionality and features than their standard counterparts, but these features may be “social learning&# , or “ability to tie a user to a course&# or “creating learning paths for each user&# or “assessment tools&# , etc. Inbox features – to email other users in system.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”. The question is inspired from a post by Derek Morrsion – Technology to Enhance Learning in 2015 , quite an interesting post, a must read. I can only wonder at the pace of change of technology that the world has seen in last decade. example: Pune Layar ). 3.

Free Webinar: 2/10 - Litmos "Love your LMS": Experience the world's most user-friendly Learning Management System

Take an e-Learning Break

February10th, 1:00pm ET Space isLimited Reserve Your Webinar Seat Now At: [link] Litmos is the Learning Management System (LMS) that people love to use. The best part is Litmos is a hosted training system, which means you'll neverneed help from the IT department to set up. Key features in Litmos: · Hosted/SaaS LMS · SCORM 1.2 Easy to assemble courses, assign them to learners and watch the resultscome in. You can literally get started inminutes. Plus, all of thisinformation can be instantly exported to Excel or PDF

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E-Learning Takeaways

eLearning 24-7

37 support m-learning. Speaking of holding in a pattern, here is a list of vendors – SaaS and desktop who output to HTML5 (please note: that this does not include authoring tool vendors whose product can be seen on a tablet, including the iPad – which is achieved thorough a web browser). Learning Vendors and Apps. I’m not sure if it is going to take a predication by the late Edgar Cayce or Nostradamus to see the need to have native apps for people to download with the numerous m-learning, Mac store or Windows 8. Learning 24/7. 12-21-2012.

Introducing a new Podcast: This Week in #mLearning [Episode 1: The new iPad and Mobile Learning]

mLearning Revolution

I’m am extremely excited to introduce a brand new weekly Podcast entitled ‘This Week in Mobile Learning” with my friend and co-host Robert Gadd. Each week Robert and I will discuss various trending topics and their impact on mobile learning, including the state of mobile in general, mobile devices, HTML5, Adobe Flash, Responsive Web Design, Rapid Development tools, especially as they begin making the shift from desktop to mobile, mobile apps, video, Education and more. First Impressions of the New iPad as compared to the first and second generation iPads.

Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training?

Clive on Learning

I must confess it is now four months since I received an in-depth demonstration from the people at Saba of their People Systems Suites. For many of us who have been involved in e-learning for quite some time, the ‘big LMS’ has disappeared off the radar to some extent, particularly with the increased focus on informal and collaborative learning. What interested me was the extent to which Saba has been remodelling its applications to reflect a very different view of what ‘people systems’ could consist of in the years to come. learning management systems

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Competition: Love elearning & writing about it? You can win an iPad!

eFront

The competition will take place from November 26th to Dec 17th and during that period we will accept blog entries on the following topics: Informal learning in the workplace. Social learning in the workplace. Tablet learning. How LMS’ save money and increase revenue. LMS use case studies (how has your LMS helped your business?). Performance support.

How to design exciting, engaging and immersive technical training?

Origin Learning

Mega corporations with substantial inter-continental presence have their own challenges to contend with when it comes to employee learning and development skills. The creation of a learning framework will have to take into consideration challenges manifold. How do companies keep employees engaged with the learning architecture of the organization?

Introducing Adobe Captivate Draft: Storyboard and design eLearning on your iPad

Adobe Captivate

In fact with the addition of Adobe Captivate Draft for pre-production design and storyboarding, and the addition of Adobe Captivate Prime (an all new LMS from Adobe) it is now possible to complete your entire eLearning […]. Adobe LMS Captivate Prime Documentation eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I.

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., but after much consideration, decided this week to focus only on the LMS sector. 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. that you could not access via a LMS nor were available on a desktop or SaaS based solution. K-12 Commercial System of the Year.

Identify Your LMS Requirements Easily Using this Powerful Visualization Tool

Absorb LMS

Invariably, these so-called learning management system selection tools suffer from one or more of the following design flaws: They ask vendors to provide information they won’t ever disclose and/or is not relevant to the acquisition of a learning management system. ” . Click the image to see a full-size version.). Happy mind mapping!

Huge Breakthrough in Authoring Tools – HTML5 from Articulate, Captivate, Claro & Lectora!

eLearning TV

Learn how HTML5 is enabling the delivery of eLearning content to mobile devices, including the iPad and iPhone. - And much more… HTML5. eLearningTV Episodes Interviews articulate authoring tools captivate Claro cogentys Dominknow elearning elearningtv HTML5 ipad learning management system lectora lms rapid authoring RCAT storylineIn this episode: - See an Articulate Storyline Demo! click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!].

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

The flexibility of accessing an entire course from a small and lightweight wireless device makes mobile learning the current education frontier. It is a very exciting time for online course developers as upgrades, new devices, new software, apps, and WiFi hotspots can now break course design out the legacy learning management system box. ADL Mobile Learning Handbook.

Using Rapid Authoring Tools to Design eLearning Courses for Multiple Devices

Bottom-Line Performance

Our eLearning Challenges blog series explores the common situations our clients face when deploying learning solutions. To get today’s content, I interviewed Alicia Ostermeier , a senior learning designer for this project. When clients come to us in need of a learning solution, accessing the solution on a phone or tablet is still usually a “nice to have.”

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity

TOPYX LMS

Accessing mission critical information, including eLearning and other online learning resources, with an employee’s own device whenever and wherever they may be reduces a barrier that limits adoption and engagement. Access only to non-sensitive systems and data. Can an LMS Remedy BYOD Security Issues? Mobile learning and BYOD are enhanced by one another. Jeffrey A.

The 3 mindsets of m-learning

E-Learning Provocateur

One of my most popular posts of last year was M-Learning’s dirty little secrets. In corporate e-learning, the most obvious example of such content is the online modules that the company distributes via its Learning Management System. If you base it on HTML so it will run across operating systems, you can make the course device agnostic.

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The grades are in for Education focused LMSs

eLearning 24-7

The best system for the education market is Moodle. Moodle can be a worthwhile system but it requires heavy customization, dedicated IT person who has Moodle skill sets (ideal), in-house support (because when end users can’t figure it out – they will come calling YOU) and costs that many folks fail to realize. In a nutshell, Moodle is not an out of the box system.