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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. The employee will not only be able to host a personal website, but also manage their profile, manage personal blogs, wikis, forums, chats, upload content including flash files, audio files, podcasts, RSS feeds, images, and documents.

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?

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

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The system was in my top 50 in 2015 and 2014.  I mean if you are a hardcore SharePoint person who wants an LMS built on SharePoint, then ELF is a serious contender (there is really only one other who is close, but they are not at HR Tech, so sorry, no name mentioning). Personally, I’m not a fan of the “profiles” piece – I see other variables as better options. Welcome, welcome all! To those from HR who are new to this blog, I give a high five. To those who have been constant readers, I give a high five with a low five to boot. Some would call that vapor.

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. Deloitte shall not be responsible for any loss sustained by any person who relies on this publication. billion.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Virtual classrooms and smart-boards are used in a more student-centered way (not putting all the attention to one person up-front=bad). My belief is that there are ways to allow interaction with content to provide greater engagement through gamification, social discovery, improved personalization. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. Learning apps.

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

As a result, the way content is categorized, displayed and accessed will be driven by personalization options like ‘tagging’. Q: What difficulties are you seeing in the incorporation of social media among your current customers/potential customers? A: Sure Rodeman - The biggest difficultly is helping organizations understand how to adopt it, insert into their culture, and apply it to their learning needs. Learn.com. Probably just three years ago, if you said Element K I would have immediately thought about off-the-shelf courseware. They announced this in October, 2008. Mzinga.

How to Buy a LMS

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Ask them who would be your point of contact – it may not be the person who is doing the RFP. and the other information presented above, you should do the same if you are talking directly with the sales person. 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. Learning- Mobile Learning. Not true.

User Friendly or Hype?

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Learn.com?  What if you are sick or out that day OR the person you have hired to create these courses is terminated, laidoff or quits.  Do you have someone who can jump in quickly, and create some type of course? Vendors nowadays provide training early on after you get the product, and then assume that the person will remember everything weeks later.  If not, they have a user guide – which is sometimes so lengthy or missing key information, that the person is left guessing. We are user friendly. Very easy to use. Simple, easy to use. We never hear complaints.

Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Learning and Working on the Web

The manner in which we prepare people for work is based on the Taylorist perspective that there is only one way to do a job and that the person doing the work needs to conform to job requirements [F.W. Individual learning in organizations is basically irrelevant because work is almost never done by one person. Beyond this size, knowing everybody in person becomes impossible.

LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

final driver in our decision to enable social learning is the fundamental disconnect emerging between how we learn and contribute in our personal lives versus how we learn and contribute at work. In our personal lives, we can create a blog post, edit a wiki, share bookmarks, follow each other, microblog, discuss virtually any topic, find expertise and experts, connect to those experts, share ideas, rate and review any sort of material—and we can do all this in an afternoon. Learn.com. It’s Friday yay! That means it’s time to feature another LMS that kicks ass!

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

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Contacting the competitor directly, using a false email address or personal cell phone or having a friend contact the vendor for information. If you invite another person to the group and they join, you receive another entry. 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. Vendors are hearing us and are making changes. LMS Directory.

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

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Attendance booth person is attentive – more than at most trade shows across the board, that I have been to. 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. Learning Trade Shows. The Good.

Rapid Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

personally believe that it would be better for these systems to accept SCORM content from a few of the top authoring tools. Rather that they generally are a hosted LMS solution that roughly corresponds to most of the requirements: Coggno LearnHub Litmos Odijoo Learn.com Personal Edition Articulate Online CourseMill CourseMax Xerceo TrainingAtom Geo On-Demand Upside Learning Upside LMS Ultralearn What other systems should be on the list? I'd like to creating this as self-paced eLearning possibly with other capabilities as well. And I want to charge for this. It's hosted.

Update from TaleoWorld 2011: Talent Intelligence, Mobile, and LinkedIn Partnership

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last year Taleo acquired Learn.com, a mid-market SaaS LMS company which has a highly flexible (but not necessarily enterprise class) learning system. This week Taleo held their annual user conference and attracted more than 1,600 customers. As part of the event Taleo introduced two new product enhancements - one called Taleo Radar and the other a major announcement with LinkedIn.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

Skillsoft Learn.com SumTotal Systems Inc. OnDe mand Personal Navigator Vuepoint Content Creator Quest Too IBook Assistant RapidBuilder® (Software Sim. OutStart Learn.com Blackboard, Inc. Unfortunately, my blog is not wide enough for these images, so click on the image to go to a page with the full size image. List of Tools and Vendors: Keynote - KnowledgePlanet On-Demand.

Update from TaleoWorld 2011: Talent Intelligence, Mobile, and LinkedIn Partnership

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last year Taleo acquired Learn.com, a mid-market SaaS LMS company which has a highly flexible (but not necessarily enterprise class) learning system. This week Taleo held their annual user conference and attracted more than 1,600 customers. As part of the event Taleo introduced two new product enhancements - one called Taleo Radar and the other a major announcement with LinkedIn.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Last week, Dave Wilkins of Learn.com wrote a piece entitled “ A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of social learning) ”. Personal Brand, Professional Brand, and Perceived Bias in Social Media , May 17, 2010. Best of eLearning Learning. May 2010. Some great stuff again this month in the world of eLearning. ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world? Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

personally feel that Moodle is good at the limited stuff it does. LearnCenter Learn.com 5 7.18 WBT Manager Integrity eLearning 1 6.90 Update, Nov. You can get the abstract for the report and sign-up for a webinar on Sept. 26th on that same page. I was one of several authors who collaborated on the survey questions and wrote different sections of the report. Does a Learner WANT an LMS?

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

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Remember, Taleo purchased Learn.com, another vendor is integrating with SuccessFactors, and there are plenty of LMS vendors who are moving more into the TM space, so creating a mini HRIS system is smart business. This goes beyond the standard repository of a CMS, which seems in-personal.  Having my own virtual desk, is personal. Perpetuating the Myth. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Majority of employees access social media sites out of the workplace. Secondly, it is just not social networking.

E-Learning for Newbies

Janet Clarey

What should I do first? I’m responding to this question from the perspective of a person looking to get a job in the field of e-learning vs. a person who knows little about the term. started a personal e-learning blog, joined the edublog community. ASTD ’s Learning Circuits Blog has a monthly ‘Big Question.&# knowledge of evaluation. Attend webinars. Tweet!

Better Conferences - Response Needed

Tony Karrer

Now, I'm personally not ready to throw in the towel on conferences. Better Fun Activities I'm not sure that I know how to make this happen for more attendees, but Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge , Boston, Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com and similar things at ASTD in Atlanta were definitely fun. I'm pretty sure it's not just me. believe we can build better conferences. because most conferences have these same problems. Certainly a big part of the issue is that attendees are quite willing to hop on a plane to attend a conference, but are much less willing to spend time preparing.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

Remember, Taleo purchased Learn.com, another vendor is integrating with SuccessFactors, and there are plenty of LMS vendors who are moving more into the TM space, so creating a mini HRIS system is smart business. Having my own virtual desk, is personal. Perpetuating the Myth. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Okay, but what does that have to do with anything?  If you look at data across the board, two points constantly appear. Majority of employees access social media sites out of the workplace. Not now.

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LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

Saba’s most recent social learning announcement is called “Saba Social&# and is a robust enterprise social networking solution that uniquely combines a rich person profile, competency-driven expertise, real-time collaboration, and a comprehensive Web 2.0 Learn.com. The sixth LMS in the LMSs that kick ass Friday series is Saba. Saba’s primary market is corporate learning with just more than half of all implementations installed behind-the-firewall (largest implementation 2,000,000 learners). interviewed Ben Willis, Sr. generation of the suite). suite. Thanks Ben.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

This doesnt have to be a big investment Key Finding #2: The Rise in ASP Models ("externally hosted" or "software as a service" -- SAAS) taking desktop metaphor and putting into a browser trend towards companies giving other people the headaches of dealing with the backend solutions great for small organizations Saba, Learn.com, Adobe Connect, Articulate, etc. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Nothing shocking, but some interesting tidbits. My notes here. This session will provide big picture of trends in the industry.

The Evolving Social Organization

Learning and Working on the Web

Beyond this size, knowing everybody in person becomes impossible. We know that informal learning happens all of the time but often the best answers or experts are not connected to the person with the problem. Part of this is the development of habits of continuous sense-making by recording what we hear, read and observe; e.g. personal learning environments (PLE) & personal knowledge management (PKM). Typing “#PKM&# shows current conversations on personal knowledge management. Tweet Co-author: Thierry deBaillon – @tdebaillon. Complication.