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LMSs that kick ass: Learn.com

Janet Clarey

This week on the Friday series, LMSs that kick ass , I’ m pleased to feature Learn.com ’s LearnCenter system. By way of background, Learn.com’s primary customer base is corporate universities and their total number of registered ‘learners’ is reported at over 2,000,000 worldwide at several hundred organizations. Learn.com is also introducing “Pull Learning Technology” (PLT) through a Module we are calling MyProfile. Learn.com was a sponsor of IiL08 and hosts a monthly webinar with Brandon Hall Research staff: Learning Technologies 101).

Boston - Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com

Tony Karrer

One of the more fun things we did in Boston was going out for a beer tasting that was organized by Jim Javenkoski, Learn.com and myself. I'm just returning from my trip to Boston (and NYC and Cape Cod - with my wife and kids). In Boston, I was at the eLearningGuild event and had the wonderful opportunity to speak at Harvard Business School (more on these sometime soon).

Taleo Corp. to Acquire Learn.com, Inc. by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Taleo Corporation, a leader in on-demand talent management solutions, has announced its intention to acquire Learn.com, Inc., a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) learning management, social learning, and collaboration solutions.

LMS Low-Cost Webinars Hosted eCommerce Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

I was talking with a startup that has an existing audience and now want to provide a monthly subscription for access to training to this audience. They will only convert a portion of the audience to the new service. The learners will get access to webinars, recorded webinars, videos, and other online content that they will author separately. They don't really have a tech team, so going with a hosted solution that would live at a subdomain would be best, i.e., subscribers would go to: learn.company.com in order to sign up, pay, and get access to webinars, content, etc. Why Do We Have an LMS?

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Initially developed as content delivery platforms, these early players (Learn.com and GeoLearning, for example) offered their platforms "on-demand," a phrase which is now called "in the cloud." Learn.com was acquired by Taleo and then Oracle. Over the last ten years the learning technology industry has undergone radical change. Then came talent management. billion.

Taleo Firmly Establishes itself in the Learning Management Systems Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last year, Taleo , the largest provider of recruiting software, spent $100 million acquiring mid-market LMS vendor Learn.com. Learn.com was a relatively small SaaS company (revenues around $30M) when they were acquired by Taleo, and their sales, engineering, and leadership team was very strong. Taleo rapidly developed an integration plan (many of the Learn.com resources were moved into Taleo's mid-market business unit) and has now started to operate and sell the Learn.com product set as an integrated part of the suite. In Q4 of 2010 Taleo booked $8.2

Taleo Firmly Establishes itself in the Learning Management Systems Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last year, Taleo , the largest provider of recruiting software, spent $100 million acquiring mid-market LMS vendor Learn.com. Learn.com was a relatively small SaaS company (revenues around $30M) when they were acquired by Taleo, and their sales, engineering, and leadership team was very strong. Taleo rapidly developed an integration plan (many of the Learn.com resources were moved into Taleo's mid-market business unit) and has now started to operate and sell the Learn.com product set as an integrated part of the suite. In Q4 of 2010 Taleo booked $8.2

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

Oracle Taleo – Seriously, either overhaul this thing or dump it and torch it.   I feel bad for the folks who were learn.com, then thought Taleo would improve it, then Oracle.   And BTW, nearly every LMS can interface with Oracle products. It’s nearly here.  In a little over two months, my 2016 Top 50 LMS Report will be available for purchase.   This post isn’t so much a “buy, buy”, rather it is to give insight into the process, considerations, and factors. Not everyone gets in. Sorry, that’s marketing.  But you won’t make my list because of that.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Initially developed as content delivery platforms, these early players (Learn.com and GeoLearning, for example) offered their platforms "on-demand," a phrase which is now called "in the cloud." Learn.com was acquired by Taleo and then Oracle. Over the last ten years the learning technology industry has undergone radical change. Then came talent management. billion.

The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week Taleo is launching Taleo 12A , which is a new release which fully integrates Taleo Performance (a very innovative, organically developed product) with Taleo Learn (the Learn.com product acquired 18 months ago). The talent management systems market has been under quite a bit of stress lately. What's going on? We are seeing three big trends play out here. 1.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

iPad Cornerstone OnDemand Plateau Saba Augmented Reality Cloud Computing Analytics Mobile Learning GeoLearning Performance Support Outsource Low Cost iPhone Learning Theory Creative Commons Facebook Portal Learn.com Leadership eLearning Strategy Knowledge Management Voiceover Obviously, the Cornerstone OnDemand is because of the IPO. I'm hoping that others will join the effort. Video galore.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

GeoLearning was the arch-rival to Learn.com (now acquired by Taleo ), so this takes the two largest mid-market LMS companies and now makes them part of larger players. The only major players left in the enterprise LMS market are Plateau , Saba, Oracle, SAP, CornerstoneOnDemand , Taleo/Learn.com, and Blackboard. The acquisition of GeoLearning makes sense for several reasons.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

GeoLearning was the arch-rival to Learn.com (now acquired by Taleo ), so this takes the two largest mid-market LMS companies and now makes them part of larger players. The only major players left in the enterprise LMS market are Plateau , Saba, Oracle, SAP, CornerstoneOnDemand , Taleo/Learn.com, and Blackboard. The acquisition of GeoLearning makes sense for several reasons.

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

Learn.com. Probably just three years ago, if you said Element K I would have immediately thought about off-the-shelf courseware. However, Element K has made substantial, progressive improvements to their LMS, most recently by building custom integrations between Jive Clearspace and KnowledgeHub, Element K’s LMS. They announced this in October, 2008. Via email, I asked Sue Rodeman, VP., Platform Prod Management & Marketing, Element K about their social media capabilities. This is fueled by the various Web 2.0 Thanks to Sue, from a fellow upstate New Yorker! Generation21. Mzinga.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Some folks who bought the Learn.com system did not care for the Taleo purchase and thus were stuck. Before you jump into purchasing a LMS it makes sense to cover the basics, understand the jargon, decide if you want to go it alone or hire a consultant and last but not least realize you are not alone in the process. Jargon. The industry uses a lot of jargon and it is easy to become confused.  Let’s break down the most common terms and two new terms hitting the space. LMS – Learning Management System – most commonly sought out by folks. Learning- Mobile Learning. Demos.

SuccessFactors Acquires Plateau: Accelerating a Global Powerhouse

Learning on the Leading Edge

The company evaluated the possible acquisition of GeoLearning (acquired by SumTotal Systems), Learn.com (acquired by Taleo), and others. A few months ago the company acquired Jambok, a small technology company with an excellent social learning solution - but still did not have a solid LMS strategy in place. While CornerstoneOnDemand, Learn.com, GeoLearning, and other LMS systems are enterprise capable, Plateau's functionality rivals Oracle and Saba for its global scalability - which enables SuccessFactors to compete directly in any enterprise LMS opportunity.

SuccessFactors Acquires Plateau: Accelerating a Global Powerhouse

Learning on the Leading Edge

The company evaluated the possible acquisition of GeoLearning (acquired by SumTotal Systems), Learn.com (acquired by Taleo), and others. A few months ago the company acquired Jambok, a small technology company with an excellent social learning solution - but still did not have a solid LMS strategy in place. While CornerstoneOnDemand, Learn.com, GeoLearning, and other LMS systems are enterprise capable, Plateau's functionality rivals Oracle and Saba for its global scalability - which enables SuccessFactors to compete directly in any enterprise LMS opportunity.

Informal Learning Blog » LMS, we hardly knew ye

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

Learn.com. 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 TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning. OutStart acquired Participate Systems in November, 2005 and since then they’ve enhanced the system extensively and integrated it with their other learning solutions.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Oracle acquired Taleo who had acquired Learn.com and the list goes on.  Learning management systems didn’t die.  They evolved, and today we recognize them. Quick LMS History. Corporate LMSs were invented almost 30 years ago to manage and report on the training and compliance of their employees and contractors.  They were expensive to purchase, implement, maintain, host, upgrade and replace. 

Customer Satisfaction with Talent Management Systems: The Leaders, The Story

Learning on the Leading Edge

Market Outperformers: Learn.com (midmarket), iCIMS (enterprise), Stepstone (enterprise), Plateau (global enterprise), and Taleo (global enterprise). This winter we launched our second annual Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction research. Now, after surveying more than 1,500 organizations over the last two years, we have a very deep understanding of how this market has evolved.

Customer Satisfaction with Talent Management Systems: The Leaders, The Story

Learning on the Leading Edge

Market Outperformers: Learn.com (midmarket), iCIMS (enterprise), Stepstone (enterprise), Plateau (global enterprise), and Taleo (global enterprise). This winter we launched our second annual Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction research. Now, after surveying more than 1,500 organizations over the last two years, we have a very deep understanding of how this market has evolved.

Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS"

Learning Visions

Dave is currently a bigwig at Learn.com. Are you an LMS naysayer? Do you have any idea what an LMS is actually capable of these days? Either way -- or whatever your LMS experience -- I heartily recommend this post from Dave Wilkins: " A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning). It's a long read, but he makes it more enjoyable with swears. So, yes, he's got a bit of a bias, but he certainly knows his way around an LMS.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

Learn.com?  We are user friendly. Very easy to use. Simple, easy to use. Our customers find our system user friendly and easy to use. We never hear complaints. We have the highest repeat customers in the industry. We are user oriented. The number one reason people leave their current system or purchase a different e-learning product? Poor or non-existent user intuitiveness/interfaces. Common complaints. Poor or difficult navigation on the front end – ala what the end user sees. UI is challenging, if not very difficult. Admin side’s interface is non-user oriented. Culprits.

Saba Earnings show Growth and Momentum - Now Truly a SaaS Company

Learning on the Leading Edge

Taleo's acquisition of Learn.com is now complete , and Taleo is actively promoting its enterprise LMS offering. This week Saba Software released one of its strongest financial results in many years. Saba, which pioneered the market for enterprise learning management systems, has now turned the corner in its transformation into a SaaS software company. Some of the highlights which I believe are important: Saba's total revenues grew by 14% year over year (the largest growth in several years), and this represents a significant growth in SaaS revenues and a drop in license revenues.

Saba Earnings show Growth and Momentum - Now Truly a SaaS Company

Learning on the Leading Edge

Taleo's acquisition of Learn.com is now complete , and Taleo is actively promoting its enterprise LMS offering. This week Saba Software released one of its strongest financial results in many years. Saba, which pioneered the market for enterprise learning management systems, has now turned the corner in its transformation into a SaaS software company. Some of the highlights which I believe are important: Saba's total revenues grew by 14% year over year (the largest growth in several years), and this represents a significant growth in SaaS revenues and a drop in license revenues.

Beer and Bloggers in Atlanta at ASTD

Tony Karrer

Continuing what has now become somewhat a tradition (see Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge , and Boston, Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com ), I plan to informally get together with bloggers at the ASTD conference in Atlanta in June to go have a few beers. just realized that's less than a month away. We'll do it on June 4th in the evening. If you are planning to go to ASTD and you have a blog, drop me a comment. Or if you needed that extra little incentive to start a blog right now, this may be the trick

Cornerstone Acquires Sonar6: Talent Management for SMB

Learning on the Leading Edge

Learn.com sold its LMS into the SMB market, and they did grow to around $30M before they gave up, and they found that a small subset of smaller companies really badly need training management systems. Learn.com often had to sell their system as a "fully customizable website" in order to get small companies to buy it. An SMB Play. They simply want something that works.

Questions to ask your LMS Vendor

Tony Karrer

It appears to be by Justyn Howard - Business Development at Learn.com. You know how I was saying Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They? Well I just ran across a good post: Questions You Should Be Asking Of Your Potential LMS Vendors, But Likely Are Not. It's a good post and some good ways to put questions because it forces some issues - like 3rd party relationships - to surface. Hopefully Justyn is tied into product development there, because it can help get some sense of where they believe things are going. Welcome to the blog world Justyn

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

eLearning 24-7

Taleo Learn - formally known as Learn.com. The Learn.com product was a very nice solution, but only if you purchased their enterprise with the required minimum number of seats and with all the add-ons that came with it. I was planning on writing about emerging technology and virtual worlds. However, with ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2011, starting next week, I’m going to hold off until after TK11, to write on virtual worlds. What I like about conferences is the ability to see the latest products and hear the pitches from the vendors. Learning Trade Shows. The Good. The Ugly.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

eLearning 24-7

Learn.com is now called Taleo. The Extended Enterprise blog post and directory will be visible this weekend. Well, a lot has been happening in the past three months, from SaaS driven to talent management to course authoring to name changes and everything in between.  Without further adieu, Talent Management/Performance Management (TM/PM). Three months ago, only a few systems had either integrated for no additional charge or for additional fees, a talent management/performance management feature set. Ahh, how things have changed. What do you do? Prediction. Prediction. Mobile. Prediction.

LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

Learn.com. It’s Friday yay! That means it’s time to feature another LMS that kicks ass! This is the seventh featured system in my Friday series highlighting LMSs that are doing innovative, kick-ass things with social media. Mzinga is the result of a merger between KnowledgePlanet and Shared Insights at the end of 2007. My first encounter with them was when they were still known as KnowledgePlanet. I was at a demo of their system at a company near where I live - an area that is not an easy destination to fly to. Anyway, the rep I was working with at the time was Jen Chambers.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Learn.com offered some robust SL capabilities, but you have to pay for one of their premium versions to have it. Your competitors are not always the Big Dogs – Learn.com, Saba, Plateau, etc. LMS Products of the Year 2010. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. These standout to me. include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Categories. Big Dog LMS. Saba does a good job as well.  Academia.

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LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

eLearning 24-7

Checking out and reporting on Meridian Knowledge, Beeline Orchestra, RISC, Learn.com. A new year is upon us and thus it is time to re-visit the LMS market.  A lot of changes have already been happening in just a short time frame. Several vendors have left the space, a few have entered. New trends are starting to appear – and in these two cases, they are beneficial to consumers. Vendors are hearing us and are making changes. More multilingual options to their web sites, trials and social learning. But, they still have a way to go. A few are truly innovating. LMS Directory. Bad News.