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Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)

eLearning 24-7

If you have or are looking for an LMS, perhaps someone in your company or department has mentioned that this X vendor or Y vendor either isn’t known or they have never heard of them and thus it is better to go with a well-known vendor, because they must be better – I mean look at all the folks they have. Another zinger is the old some famous, everyone hates their LMS.  At a recent presentation, I gave more than 65% of the audience raised their hands when I asked who hated their LMS. SuccessFactors LMS is horrible. 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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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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LMS State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

Learning Systems. Learning Platforms. Learning Management Systems. Caribbean –  Across the board, virtually every island is doing e-learning – not one truly stands out. Market with high revenue potential, yet has minimal competition – Content providers, B2B – unique angle – many systems do not understand the space, nor have a system that truly delivers what these markets need. Competency Management including Skills. Learning communities tied to courses, groups. Predictive Learning.

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B2B Top Five LMSs

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Resellers who are part of your business learning network – maybe you provide them courses on how to sell your product. Content Providers – the fastest growing B2B right now in e-learning; best or most amazingly of all – it can be just one person who has created a course (content) and then has their own clients who purchase the course or courses to provide to their own employees;  the days of large content providers as the only option is gone. Well the system should have. My LMS Directory has over 600 vendors. and skins is included in the system.

#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.

Learning Solutions Series: Top 10 Learning Management Systems

InsiderHub

About half (51.9%) of the organizations surveyed in the 2014 Learning Technology Solutions Forecast Study (report available here ) own a learning management system , most often referred to as an “LMS.”  A learning management system is the most popular online learning tool, and the one with which people are most familiar.

The 5 most common LMS complaints from end users

eLearning 24-7

As someone who has had the wonderful experience of buying (leasing) a LMS and the issues that arose beyond that, I can tell you that I feel your pain.  There is nothing worse that spending the money, selecting the system, implement it, then it runs into problems and your end users – blame you. You buzz the assigned project manager or tech support person and listen to the whole “we hear you” and get back to you verbiage. “Yep, our system works all the time with Oracle.” You buy the LMS. The LMS didn’t support it.

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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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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.

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

need a LMS. Q: I’m looking for a LMS that has classroom mgt, can have abc learners see only one course or a set of courses, while another group sees a different set of courses and I need to batch upload my learners. A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. 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. Task management. Learning 24/7.

Why Use WordPress For ELearning

LearnDash

Given my elearning industry background I have had the opportunity to interact with the leading elearning development and management tools that are available. Everything from rapid elearning creation programs, instructional design theories and best-practice, and countless learning management systems. The reason I stand by WordPress as an LMS is because of its flexibility.

LMSs, TMs and HCMs

eLearning 24-7

SumTotal is calling their product a Human Capital Management system. Sure, they offer a separate LMS called SumTotal Maestro, but their TM has surprisingly (not really) been morphed into a HCM, will others follow? 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? They purchased Outstart, a LMS. Talent management.

The Cornerstone Effect

eLearning 24-7

First off let me be clear, this post is not about the  Cornerstone OnDemand LMS in the sense of whether it is a good or bad platform. Nor is it about the company itself, rather it is about the effect the system has on the entire LMS industry. Several months ago I picked up on a few items other vendors would mention about other systems.  I also picked up on statements made by consumers. ” In the LMS space, it has become the one term that if cast upon your platform is the sign of death, at least to many other vendors. The statements were eerily similar.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

eLearning 24-7

LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. This is to say that 90% of features most folks seek are nearly universal in a LMS – low cost or otherwise. 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. Built in E-mail that blocks viruses, spam plus you can send out of the LMS. Wizards.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

G-Cube

– this is what a client’s IT Manager commented after looking at technology requirements sheet of our Wizdom LMS in a presentation last week (It’s built on.Net, and uses Windows Server, IIS, & MS SQL/Oracle as back-end platform). The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. Can I manage without active support?

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

Paradiso

Is your current LMS giving you nightmares? You say east and your LMS goes west? No matter how much you try, your LMS never justifies its presence in your organization. You keep racking your brains to get the best out of the fossil aged LMS, and it keeps enfeebling with every single passing day. When there is No LMS…. When your Current LMS is as Good as No LMS!

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

eLearning 24-7

It’s nearly here.  In a little over two months, my 2016 Top 50 LMS Report will be available for purchase.   Even open source systems.   identify the Big Dogs as SumTotal by Skillsoft (yes, that is the actual name),  Cornerstone OnDemand, Saba, SucessFactors and Oracle Taleo (although, I ask myself who is using this and if you still are why?). But, they do use modules (so you can buy learning for example, and then down the road or at the same time performance and so forth). . Saba Learning. eLogic Learning. Matrix LMS. WBT Systems.

LMS Discovery Call – Book Excerpt (my book)

eLearning 24-7

Well, I figured, that any time is as good as a time – and with so many people on the hunt for finding the right LMS, this except will help you or them out. Here is the “Excerpt” on the LMS Discovery Call:   Discovery call. Regardless if you create a RFP, use my LMS RFP template or choose to just ask inquiries and select; an initial call with the LMS vendors of interest is a must. But this isn’t universal, which is why some people end up with systems that are not the best fit for them.  Tagged: craig weiss , LMS , LMS Discovery Call.

LMS Discovery Call – Book Excerpt (my book)

eLearning 24-7

Well, I figured, that any time is as good as a time – and with so many people on the hunt for finding the right LMS, this except will help you or them out. Here is the “Excerpt” on the LMS Discovery Call:   Discovery call. Regardless if you create a RFP, use my LMS RFP template or choose to just ask inquiries and select; an initial call with the LMS vendors of interest is a must. But this isn’t universal, which is why some people end up with systems that are not the best fit for them.  Tagged: craig weiss , LMS , LMS Discovery Call.

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.

Oracle Buys Taleo by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Oracle plans to add Taleo’s Talent Management cloud offering to the Oracle Public Cloud. Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies

SyberWorks Media Center Presents New Article – “SCORM and the Learning Management System (LMS)”

The Boggs e-Learning Chronicle

Here is the press release on the article:  SyberWorks Media Center Presents a New Article: “SCORM and the Learning Management System (LMS)”. The article, SCORM and the Learning Management System (LMS) , can be found in the SyberWorks Media Center.    I have also posted it below: SCORM and the Learning Management System (LMS). In the context of this article, the client-side content would be the course launched by a student and the runtime environment would be a Learning Management System.

Workday files IPO as Oracle Fusion Builds Momentum

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week Workday released its S-1 (IPO filing) and we also had a detailed briefing from Oracle on the company's progress with Fusion and Taleo. These systems are very complex to implement (the clients I talked with told me it took a few years to be fully integrated) so Workday is working closely with Deloitte and others to build a strong ecosystem of implementation partners.

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

eLearning 24-7

But one of the biggest problems I see at such shows are the number of vendors who in hindsight I wished I avoided.  I recall at ATD this past year, a vendor who was trying to sell people ahead of time their LMS.  This is a system that has a lot of potential, but still lacking a few key items in the areas of classroom management, compliance, gamification (no leaderboard), event management and so on.  Oh, the folks at CD2 respond quickly – so a plus on that (for those who have never sought out systems, communication response time is important). digress.

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).

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

Then it asks questions such as satisfaction level, satisfaction with particular features, are you planning to replace, primary barriers, importance of features, etc. A few of the more interesting graphs that you can't really see well except by going and seeing a larger version at LMS Satisfaction and LMS Barriers and Features. Does a Learner WANT an LMS? Oracle 14 7.48

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.

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. Strategia was a Canadian enterprise LMS company with large clients like Bombardier. 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.

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.

HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update

Learning on the Leading Edge

It was very interesting, and we all have a lot to learn here. Of the 150 or so people in the room, only 3 or 4 worked in companies that had "standard mobile platforms" and a mobile device management strategy. So even if the HR managers wanted to put together a detailed plan for mobile, they are hampered by the lack of standards within their own IT department. ").

CornerstoneOnDemand Strong Quarter: Growing Share in LMS Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

CornerstoneOnDemand is the fastest-growing major LMS vendor, reinforcing itself as a leading best-of-breed talent management systems vendor. Our research shows that Cornerstone will grow to be the fourth biggest LMS vendor next year, following Oracle, SAP, and SumTotal with around 5% global market share. Other LMS vendors have not been keeping up with Cornerstone.

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.

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).

HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update

Learning on the Leading Edge

It was very interesting, and we all have a lot to learn here. Of the 150 or so people in the room, only 3 or 4 worked in companies that had "standard mobile platforms" and a mobile device management strategy. So even if the HR managers wanted to put together a detailed plan for mobile, they are hampered by the lack of standards within their own IT department. ").

CornerstoneOnDemand Strong Quarter: Growing Share in LMS Market

Learning on the Leading Edge

CornerstoneOnDemand is currently the fastest-growing LMS vendor, reinforcing its business as a talent management systems vendor. Cornerstone is winning in the LMS market, driving growth in talent management. The largest vendor has 9% market share - you can purchase our complete research on the LMS market here ). 2. The market remains highly fragmented.

The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead

Learning on the Leading Edge

The market for corporate talent management software continues to surge forward. And the world of corporate learning is entering a new cycle of innovation: MOOCs, new LMS technology, and highly interactive digital content is forcing companies to rethink their L&D strategies as well. Look at all the "categories" now covered by talent management software: Whew.

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).

SyberWorks Media Center Presents a New Article: “AICC and the LMS”

The Boggs e-Learning Chronicle

Here is the press release on the article: SyberWorks Media Center Presents a New Article: “AICC and the LMS”. The article, “AICC and the LMS” , can be found in the SyberWorks Media Center. have also posted it below: AICC and the LMS. With these additions, AICC courses could integrate with the growing web-based e-Learning initiatives. This AICC HACP standard is now the most common installation configuration of AICC courses on LMS systems. the domain of the LMS) differs from the domain that the content comes from. learning management systems.

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.

UPDATED: Other Open Source LMS Solutions

eLearning 24-7

A list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. Ectolearning – Open learning environment, with collaboration tools plus LMS – for Education/academia. Sloode - Multi-user virtual environment of Second Life® with the Moodle® learning-management system, Can be used in corporate and education. metacoon.net - LMS with built in authoring tools – Premise is virtual rooms contained within their system. Open LMS. Edu2.0 – Targets education.extremely simple LMS, hosted online. ILIAS 4 e-Learning.

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. 1. Asia – misleading by LMS/LCMS vendors.  companies are slowly implementing LMS/LCMSs, so there is a strong revenue opportunity.  Mid size, is mixed, with some getting it and many still living in the dark ages.  If your employee or customer cannot figure out how to move around the front end of the system (what they see) then no matter what you place on the screen, they won’t use it.  They won’t.  As a company you have one chance to get them into the system and use it, otherwise they won’t. 

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The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead

Learning on the Leading Edge

The market for corporate talent management software continues to surge forward. And the world of corporate learning is entering a new cycle of innovation: MOOCs, new LMS technology, and highly interactive digital content is forcing companies to rethink their L&D strategies as well. Look at all the "categories" now covered by talent management software: Whew.

Is Saba Coming Back?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. The company's compliance and certification system is among the most sophisticated (and complex) in the industry.

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