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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. If your LMS isn’t on the top twenty list, don’t fret, one of the following has occurred. 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). With over 580 systems on the market, identifying the top systems are no easy task. – another five systems debuted. 14 Absorb LMS - Very slick UI.

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

Absorb LMS

A 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. This might be an urgent policy or procedural change.

Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now

Association eLearning

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? All LMS providers will be expected to provide a mobile responsive platform this year. Social Learning. What LMS features matter to your organization?

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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!

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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. 9 Absorb LMS. Remember back in my authoring tool list, I mentioned one well known LMS vendor who dropped significantly in my rankings? The system is still very strong and they have updated their UI. No spin.

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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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.

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

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%.

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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Using a Learning Management System Checklist In Classroom-Based Training

LearnUpon

For most users, a Learning Management System is central to online training. The role a Learning Management System should play in managing classroom-based training can be less clear. Both online and offline training must be aligned if blended learning programs are to succeed, but striking a balance between the classroom and the computer can be tricky.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

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. What makes it different than say other systems that offer multilingual, is that all the languages are already in the system at no additional charge.

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.

#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. A 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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Gamification in E-Learning – Are you really learning?

eLearning 24-7

I 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. You also have probably read (not sure if you received any points) that gamification is the next big thing in e-learning. . Incentive Points = Learning. E-Learning 24/7.

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. . E-Learning 24/7.

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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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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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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.

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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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.

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). E-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. E-Learning Apps. 12-21-2012.

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. I mean I have to do that pinch thing, but it’s viewable.”

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.

Confused with learning technologies? Choose your best option

CommLab India

No doubt the enhanced technology will really improve the performance of existing system. In this blog, I am going to give an overview of some technical aspects of learning technologies which may help you in choosing the best option for your organization. Hosting and managing trainings online. It is now no longer feasible to manage trainings on books or excel sheets.

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. What are the limitations of mobile learning? learning.

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. A Day in the Life of the iPad Class.

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.

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.”

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

Xyleme

Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins. Learn more about Dawn here. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

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. Emergence of social media (and reviewed focus on social and informal learning). What can we expect in next 5 years?

A Step-by-Step Guide to Publish and Host your E-learning on an LMS

CommLab India

You have developed a fantastic e-learning. Hosting courses developed using e-learning authoring tools on a Learning Management System (LMS) is the most preferred option, because you can: Track learning progress. In the ‘ Publish ’ dialog box, you will find various publishing options such as publish to the web, to an LMS, CD, Word, and other options.

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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