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Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

eLearning 24-7

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.

LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems

Learning on the Leading Edge

Billion spent on training technology systems? This week we will be launching our newest annual research on the state of the Learning Management Systems market. These software systems are among the most important and rapid-changing parts of HR technology, and they drive tremendous value to businesses of all sizes. The Continuous Corporate Learning Model.

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Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)

eLearning 24-7

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.

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LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems

Learning on the Leading Edge

Billion spent on training technology systems? This week we will be launching our newest annual research on the state of the Learning Management Systems market. These software systems are among the most important and rapid-changing parts of HR technology, and they drive tremendous value to businesses of all sizes. The Continuous Corporate Learning Model.

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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.

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. 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.

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LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems

Learning on the Leading Edge

Billion spent on training technology systems? This week we will be launching our newest annual research on the state of the Learning Management Systems market. These software systems are among the most important and rapid-changing parts of HR technology, and they drive tremendous value to businesses of all sizes. The Continuous Corporate Learning Model.

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Best of the Best – Extended Enterprise or multi-tenant LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Just because a system lists itself as an extended enterprise does not mean it comes with multiple domains (which with some vendors includes customized) nor with multiple portals or my preferable term – “multi-tenant” You may see an “extended enterprise” which not only refers to the company’s employees, but also their customers and channel partners.  Or you may see an extended enterprise which focuses on the B2B, B2C or both. Rather it refers to a Training Provider, which is a firm/company that sells 3rd party courses through B2B or B2C channels.

Getting Bullish on SAP in the HR Marketplace

Learning on the Leading Edge

SAP, the world's largest application software company, just announced the best revenue and earnings growth the company has made in many years. SAP's Legacy in HR. SAP has quite a legacy of experience in the HR market. SAP's Bigger Business Growth. SAP is a Bullish Bet. Making an SAP decision for HR is still a very big move. billion.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

eLearning 24-7

While UI on the front and back end of a system continues to be all over the place – from generally awful to very nice – regardless of the price point, its the features that stand out (or in some cases -you should stand clear off) in the space. You don’t have to go to funkytown to see some feature sets that put the “WoW” back into learning. System that offers 300 APIs that the client can pick and choose from. Integrates and works with Google Apps (education systems). Help desk integration (a few systems). Event management inc.

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

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. 

How to choose the right LMS

eLearning 24-7

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

eLearning 24-7

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.

LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems

Learning on the Leading Edge

Billion spent on training technology systems? This week we will be launching our newest annual research on the state of the Learning Management Systems market. These software systems are among the most important and rapid-changing parts of HR technology, and they drive tremendous value to businesses of all sizes. The Continuous Corporate Learning Model.

RIP Old LMS… Say Hello to the Next-Gen LMS

Paradiso

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.

How Two Businesses Scored Big with Gamification (Case Studies)

Paradiso

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.

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5 Essential Qualifications to Look for in an Instructional Designer

LearnDash

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).

Team Learning Up With Talent

CLO Magazine

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.

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The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Over the last ten years the learning technology industry has undergone radical change. With a flurry of acquisitions and many new technologies now available for learning, it is increasingly difficult for a corporate training manager to develop an integrated learning platform. Evolution of the Learning Management System (LMS) Market. billion.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Over the last ten years the learning technology industry has undergone radical change. With a flurry of acquisitions and many new technologies now available for learning, it is increasingly difficult for a corporate training manager to develop an integrated learning platform. Evolution of the Learning Management System (LMS) Market. billion.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

Over the last ten years the learning technology industry has undergone radical change. With a flurry of acquisitions and many new technologies now available for learning, it is increasingly difficult for a corporate training manager to develop an integrated learning platform. Evolution of the Learning Management System (LMS) Market. billion.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #7 Gamification

Your Training Edge

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

OpenSesame

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.

How to use SharePoint to track annual competency tests: Part 1 – Lists

SharePoint and Assessment

Taking a test is a reliable way of checking understanding – more reliable than simply tracking training or checking people have read documents.  Many organizations use compliance management systems or learning management systems (e.g. SAP LSO). Compliance How-To Annual tests Certification Corporate training listsCreate a new SharePoint list.

Incorporating Social

CLO Magazine

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.

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ADP Rocks the Talent Management Market with New Integrated Solution

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week ADP , the largest HR company in the world, introduced its integrated talent management solution (and its own learning management system). This announcement has the potential to significantly impact the human capital and talent management software markets. ADP's New Talent Management Strategy. Cloud-Based End-to-End Talent Management Providers.

The Wisdom of Experience: Simplifying Complex Learning Targets.

Social Learning

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!

ADP Rocks the Talent Management Market with New Integrated Solution

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week ADP , the largest HR company in the world, introduced its integrated talent management solution (and its own learning management system). This announcement has the potential to significantly impact the human capital and talent management software markets. ADP's New Talent Management Strategy. Cloud-Based End-to-End Talent Management Providers.

A Functional Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 3

Connect Thinking

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.

Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

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.

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Social Learning

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

Social Learning

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.

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LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

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

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

eLearning 24-7

In the webinar, I brought up how LMS vendors were themselves perpetuating the myth of the bad things of social media (which is a necessary component of social learning), so, rather than identify the facts and data to potential clients who are concerned about social media and thus social learning, they instead do not include it in their system. common argument I’m hearing from vendors on why they do not offer a social learning component in their system. &# “Companies are blocking social media access at their site and/or have social media governance policies&#.

The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Social Learning

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!

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

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.

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems).

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems).

Putting Thought to Work: Evaluation in Practice

CLO Magazine

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.

LMS Market Continues to Grow

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week Peoplefluent (a $100M+ talent management software company, built from the combination of Authoria and Peopleclick) announced the acquisition of Strategia, a small but very successful enterprise learning management systems company. First, companies no longer want to purchase talent management software from multiple vendors - so Peoplefluent found that its customers and prospects were demanding an integrated LMS. Second, it points out the continued growth and health of the learning management systems (LMS) market.

Talent Management Software - Yes, It's Still Hard to Select the Right Solution

Learning on the Leading Edge

The talent management software marketplace is now more than ten years old, yet it is still a daunting task to select the right solution. Originally these systems were designed as forms automation systems, often based on PC tools, which were used to automate performance appraisals or streamline the capture and storage of incoming resumes. History of the Space. and by the way.

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

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.

Saba Announces PeopleCloud and Acquisition of Human Concepts

Learning on the Leading Edge

First, the company introduced a bold new product offering, Saba PeopleCloud, an integrated new "work environment" which pulls together corporate social networking, knowledge sharing, real-time collaboration, web conferencing, and all of Saba's formal learning technology in a brand new platform. This week Saba made two major announcements. Human Concepts. Saba PeopleCloud.

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‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

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.

Unfortunately in my world…

Tayloring it

For those of you who know me, you’ll know that I am more than keen to try out both current and emerging technologies to see how they can enhance and enrich the learning experience not only for myself, but also the learners within my organisation. Learning Technology Trends To Watch In 2011. Growth of Social Learning. My comments are shown in red italics. To LMS or Not.