Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings
JULY 16, 2013
Oh, here is my latest directory of LMSs. #10 – Meridian - Despite a web site that should be kicked into outer space (hello, update?), the system itself has a lot to offer. I see it as a platform that could easily be for 1,500 and up users, although it may sit better at 5,000+. For retail shops I like the unique feature tied to OJT (on the job training). Learning 24/7.
Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)
JUNE 13, 2016
Well, for one thing, the folks in the room were L&D, Training and HR people who are working behind the scenes. . It might come off as an indicator that they need a new system, however, I’d argue that the reason you see the hands is because whoever made the final decision, selected the wrong system. Dated graphics and really just a yucky system. If you still have the SAP system, I’m sorry to hear that. Cornerstone Learn – The LMS for CoD has improved, but is it something I would buy? Game based learning mobile style.
Top 10 LMSs for 2013
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
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. As a former training director I had enough problems with users buzzing me about whatever, but having the name of the vendor too would not be good. The system is still very strong and they have updated their UI. No spin.
#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012
DECEMBER 12, 2012
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.
Answering your LMS Questions
JULY 9, 2012
The ones who may not are those who identify themselves as “Training mgt systems and alike” – because they are really focused on the course authoring tool and are not a LMS in the true sense of the word. Rather than focus on the most common features, focus on the 10% that are different and thus may not be in every system – because guess what? Mobile learning – it might surprise you to know that 75-80% of all systems in the space, currently do not offer any type of mobile learning, the number goes up even higher for online/offline synch.
2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Learning management systems didn’t die. Corporate LMSs were invented almost 30 years ago to manage and report on the training and compliance of their employees and contractors. LMS and performance management companies started merging and then the big HR/talent players acquired them. SAP acquired SuccessFactors who had acquired Plateau. Expertus.
5 Tips to Boost Your Sales Training Effectiveness with E-learning
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Corporate trainers are always on the lookout for effective ways to boost their sales training programs. In fact, according to the Training Industry 2015 report, “ an estimated $751,542 was invested in their sales training. The highest priority for training in terms of allocating resources in 2015 was to increase the effectiveness of training programs.”
How to choose the right LMS
AUGUST 20, 2013
The same thing applies to the learning management system market. The “I’ll just look at a couple of systems, and decide from there” method doesn’t work either. Selecting a system takes a lot of time, a lot of commitment on your part (and group, if applicable) and yes, even cost – the amount of time x productivity x your salary wage/time spent to find a system. As such, people tend to go about it in a few ways to solve this dilemma. The minus: vendors come out of the woodwork to tell you their system meets those needs.
LMSs, TMs and HCMs
MARCH 16, 2012
SumTotal is calling their product a Human Capital Management system. If you visit the Taleo home page, you will learn the following two items. must have been sleeping, but when did “learning” slide under Talent Management? When did “learning, which is training” become a defacto component of Talent Management? Better yet, when did “learning/training” become a component of Human Capital Management? The same applies when training falls under Human Resources. Talent management.
RIP Old LMS… Say Hello to the Next-Gen LMS
APRIL 18, 2016
We’ve seen people in the Learning and Development (L&D) having petrifying experiences when dealing with Learning Management Systems (LMSs). But no matter the hitches, the reality is that you can’t get learner data that is sorted, valuable and actionable without having a learning management system in place. Social Learning.
Learning Leaders, Get Used to Disruption
JANUARY 26, 2017
Over the past several years, we have seen a continuous disruption in the corporate learning market, and it threatens some of the more traditional tech tools like the learning management system. Instructor-led training has shifted from almost 70 percent of L&D spending in the early 2000s to less than 40 percent today. So, where do we go to actually learn?
5 Essential Qualifications to Look for in an Instructional Designer
APRIL 18, 2013
Be it instructor based learning, elearning, learning management system set-up, training delivery, or the like – you need someone with experience and a background in successful design and implementations (you could opt to just assign this entire process to another in-house employee, but I can promise you that you’ll lose money, and it will not be effective).
How Two Businesses Scored Big with Gamification (Case Studies)
JUNE 8, 2016
Gamification in Simulation Training, the Current Need of the Hour! This drives higher learner engagement , affects learning and behavior, and helps in transferring enhanced performance in the real world. Hence, simulation-based gamified training ! This will help the operator undergo real-life training in a simulated environment. SAP’s community is user rich.
Thanks for Attending our LMS Gamification Webinar
JULY 7, 2016
To give you a summary, the one hour webinar was packed with the ins and outs of how you can implement LMS gamification in your training. Not only that, he gave live examples of businesses like McDonald’s and SAP Community Network, that used gamification to train their employees effectively. Thank you for attending our webinar on LMS Gamification held on Tuesday, 5th July, 2016.
Team Learning Up With Talent
JUNE 17, 2016
Traditional CLOs are up against a serious challenge right now, according to Dave Koll, enterprise learning leader for CGB Enterprises Inc., a grain and transportation company headquartered outside of New Orleans. It’s not enough to have a learning management system and a portfolio of content. “If they aren’t solving clearly defined business problems, they aren’t adding value,” he said.
The Cultural Revolution
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
For what seems like decades, learning leaders have been fixated on the tactical side of their profession. Developing courses, implementing learning management delivery systems and running evaluations based on Don Kirkpatrick’s groundbreaking four levels of training occupies a large portion of their time. Far too many learning departments have become order takers.
Megatrends in MOOCs: #7 Gamification
Your Training Edge
MAY 7, 2014
Last year, gamification was a crazy buzzword indicating a trend that many predicted would be either the savior or the destroyer of education and training. Well, it turns out if your training is motivating and engaging enough, it can be (almost) as addictive as Candy Crush. Recognizing training efforts. Make sure learning game reward systems translate to the real world.
Hello from Our New VP of Partnerships and Distribution Strategy
OCTOBER 2, 2014
Be it UCaaS with RingCentral or Identity and Access Management with Centrify , what excites me are big problems in big markets that can be solved by technology and an innovative business model. Organizations like Khan Academy, MOOCs (Coursera, Udacity, EdX) and platforms like Canvas are revolutionizing our primary and secondary education systems. Breadth of Content. Content Quality.
Why MOODLE Is the Most Widely Used LMS
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Do you wish to make the best use of your e-learning materials? Are you looking for a means to deliver online training programs effectively? Do you wish to get the best ROI on your training dollar? Well, you need to use a Learning Management System (LMS). An LMS is a computer system that enables you host, manage, and track your e-learning courses.
Why MOODLE Is the Best Course Management Software
JANUARY 31, 2017
The market for corporate e-learning solutions is growing steadily. How can companies make the best use of the technology-enabled learning format? What does it take to deliver and manage online courses effectively? CMSs allow users with appropriate permissions to view and edit learning content. Manage Online Courses in a Cost-effective Manner. What do you think?
Top Social Learning LMS Features
JANUARY 27, 2016
But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning management systems (LMS)? Here is what we found: What’s Going on with the Social Learning LMS? Unfortunately, content quickly became stale and learning interaction ceased. Effective drip, drip, drip micro learning and marketing.
The three components to successful learning in the corporate space
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Graham Hall , a professional Learning Specialist, guest blogs today, giving some practical insights on the three components to successful learning in the corporate space. Graham has a ton of L&D experience under his belt, having helped numerous small businesses to implement successful training solutions over the years. All e-learning is not created equal. MANAGED.
MARCH 23, 2014
Once companies decide how social learning should take place, it’s important to fully integrate it into an organization’s overall learning strategy. Social learning is continuous learning, whereas more traditional forms can be more transactional. The uploaded materials could enhance classroom curriculum as engineers have informal conversations about what they’ve learned. ” Part of that integration requires social learning to be accessible to employees in the field. Dearborn said this collaboration makes learning a richer experience.
The Wisdom of Experience: Simplifying Complex Learning Targets.
MARCH 29, 2011
The material is being written at an 8th grade reading level and, for the most part, the training content is pretty straightforward. It covers topics like filling and emptying propane containers, and federal codes and regulations as they relate to the training tasks. Rather, it has to be learned through experience. Now, experiential learning is great. Blog this!
The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.
MARCH 8, 2011
The gist of it was that even though we have an enormous amount of tools available to enable social learning across far reaching boundaries, the self-study type of eLearning seen in so many workplaces today can potentially cut learners off from any type of social interaction during the course of the learning. Learning in a vacuum is simply not optimal for the majority of us.
Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog
MAY 16, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves by Paul on May 17, 2011 in user adoption User adoption is the single biggest challenge when implementing new technology – it is now and it has been for 15 years. Rob Mueller: Great post on using games as a training device.
Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog
APRIL 21, 2011
Early indications of this same paradigm shift can be seen in the learning and education arenas. We We are moving, albeit in fits and starts, from traditional learning environments, where curriculum are essentially assigned to learners, to more collaborative and innovative environments where learners can self-direct their learning and participate in communities of passion.
A Functional Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 3
FEBRUARY 2, 2013
Over the last couple of months I’ve blogged about change management when introducing technology (e-learning) into a learning strategy (see part 1 – setting the context , and part 2 – organisational perspective ). Readiness to design, develop and manage technology. For some learning practitioners, ‘systematising learning’ is an oxymoron.
The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? by Andrea on February 23, 2011 in social learning The other night I attended a lecture at the University of Minnesota Medical School. But what does that have to do with social learning? Blog this!
LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers
SEPTEMBER 20, 2007
They are moving towards a broader suite that focuses on other aspects of Talent Management. But it's not really an enterprise LMS and has some very serious deficiencies when it comes to many of the needs of corporate training departements. As these systems catch up, this will make the market really hard for Saba and SumTotal. TopClass e-Learning Suite WBT Systems 2 8.25
Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog
APRIL 14, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? You might wonder why Dr. Medina was speaking at a conference for eLearning professionals until you see this last credit…He is also the director for the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University.
User Friendly or Hype?
MARCH 12, 2011
Our customers find our system user friendly and easy to use. The number one reason people leave their current system or purchase a different e-learning product? Quiz assessment tools and systems, that assume everyone wants to do T/F and M/C or Short Answer and T/F only. Who is going to buy a product, where the salesperson says, “Well, our system is really difficult and we lose customers over it ? Learning Management Systems, LCMS, Learning Portals. Plateau Talent Management System. SAP’s LMS.
Putting Thought to Work: Evaluation in Practice
AUGUST 24, 2013
The company organizes its learning evaluation data using a tool, Metrics That Matter, from KnowledgeAdvisors that connects directly to its learning management system. Jaime Maas, manager of organizational development at Qualcomm, said its program managers are assigned to specific learning topics. Managers input progress measures into the LMS, which streamlines the data to Metrics That Matter. Maas said Qualcomm ties participation rates in learning with outcomes such as performance, promotion and turnover.
‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions
DECEMBER 8, 2015
awards honor best-in-class solutions across the learning and technology marketplace. awards program was first implemented to formalize the recommendation and purchase process for the e-learning community. Research indicated 85 percent of readers had recommended an e-learning solution to a peer over the most recent 12-month period, and 61 percent claimed that award recognition “impacts their decision” to consider a product or service. The “Best of E-learning!” best-in-class solution) and Learning! 100 honors (top global learning organization). TRAINING.