Trending Sources

Learning Management Systems and You

Association eLearning

People always want to know how their association could benefit from a Learning Management System (LMS). To Find yourself a good LMS. Cue the 1950’s film strip… “Learning Management Systems and You!”. An LMS is a system for managing learning. So, there you have a quick overview of what an LMS can do for you.

Education learning management system trends

eLearning 24-7

Many in the education market are still in love with open source systems, such as Moodle. That is why there is an uptick in the number of commercial systems available in the education sector. Mobile Learning. This is one of the most shocking trends in the space – the significant lack of mobile learning in these systems. Social Learning. Parent Portal.

Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now

Association eLearning

I recently attended the Training 2016 Conference and Expo as an exhibitor. I was able to talk with many training and development representatives from a wide variety of organizations about their LMS needs. During these discussions I asked, “what aspects or features are you looking for in an LMS? Social Learning. What LMS features matter to your organization? Gamification.

Trends 119

The Content or the LMS? Which Comes First?

Association eLearning

Without content the LMS is an empty cookie jar. Before EITHER the content or LMS is considered, it is important to step back and think: Who am I providing this content for and why do they need it? If you cannot answer either of those questions, then neither content NOR an LMS will help you provide successful educational material. You need both. Share this on Facebook.

LMS 99

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

corporate Learning & Development inside out. employee learning challenge is ensuring that what is taught is actually understood and. In the next 12 to 24 months, many businesses plan to increase their spending on learning. corporate Learning & Development. Microlearning is a technique of delivering learning content in short, bite-sized bursts (from. learning path.

Top Open Source Learning Management Systems

Designing Digitally

There are many benefits involved with choosing an open source learning management system (lms) for your educational needs; starting with the ability to fully customize the software to your organization’s needs without having to purchase expensive licenses. It still remains extremely popular today due to the easy learning curve and the quick setup options for new courses.

Turbo Charge Scheduled Events in Your Learning Management System by Using Tags

Absorb LMS

Instructor-led sessions, either in physical or virtual classrooms, play a big part of many organizations’ learning strategies. To support such initiatives, the best learning management systems (LMS) are equally adept at managing scheduled instructor-led events as they are at managing self-paced learning.

What every software company needs in a learning management system

LearnUpon

We understand what cloud-based software companies need from a learning management system – because we are a cloud-based software company! Because KeyedIn are experts in cloud-based software, they set the bar for a learning management system very high. Here’s what every great software company should demand from a learning management system.

Why Salesforce LMS Integration could be the future of your learning management system.

Paradiso

Salesforce LMS Explained. The future of an LMS is integrations. An LMS on its own is something that can keep staff better informed, ensure channel partners and customers are up to date on the latest product information and guarantee that all employees have taken the latest compliance tests. Paradiso LMS. Features of Salesforce LMS Integration. Why Salesforce CRM.

LMS 37

Questions to Ask Client References Before Selecting Your LMS

Association eLearning

Selecting an LMS can be a very involved process. Once you have narrowed the list of vendors that seem to fit your needs, watched demos to see the Learning Management System functionality, and narrowed the field, then comes the reference checking. Is there an integration with an Association Management System? What do the users need? How are problems handled?

What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”

Association eLearning

For example, you’ve likely seen Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) discussed on various websites and company pages. What’s an LMS? An LMS manages people’s interactions with learning content. In short, it’s the learning delivery platform. Wrong. Are they similar?

LCMS 85

Course-of-the-Month Club: Using a Learning Management System to Sell Subscriptions to Learning Content

Absorb LMS

It seems as if almost every organization I speak to wants to use a learning management system (LMS) in a different way. Understandably, the company providing this course-of-the-month subscription service doesn’t want the headache of managing all this manually. Here’s how to support this business model using a learning management system. For

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

in learning and development and 1,600 learners. in or introduced into a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise) without the prior written permission of Towards Maturity CIC. 1 [link]. new approach to learning that aligns with the. reality of how their people learn and develop. learning.

The Benefits of SaaS: Hosted LMS

Association eLearning

So, when an LMS provider say they have a SaaS LMS, they’re really saying we offer a cloud LMS.  Because you aren’t purchasing hardware and hiring IT support staff to go along with your software solution, your up-front costs are lower than they would be if you simply purchased an LMS that was not hosted elsewhere. Do they know how to integrate your AMS with your LMS?

Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option

Association eLearning

You’re shopping for an LMS and behold FREE OPEN SOURCE LMS pops up. If it’s free, it may be because it’s an over-simplified bare bones LMS, counting on you to customize and make the platform what it should be. If it’s a free open source LMS then it’s probably not coming with technical support. proprietary LMS vendor. you say excitedly. Yes, indeed. Quality.

ASAE Annual Conference 2015

Association eLearning

We’ll be unveiling our newest version of the Knowledge Direct Learning Management System, Knowledge Direct 7 Beta, at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. For the last 3 years we’ve been vetting technology, surveying the analysts, and asking the learning community, “How can we transform learning? Using mobile-first design and offering WCAG 2.0

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Way back when I was just a marketing minion working in development at a nonprofit, I used to attend workshops and classes that would help me learn more about my industry. Yet, how much more could I have learned if I didn’t have to drive across town to take the course? Will I need an LMS? Are we large enough to support online learning? Want to Offer Online Learning.

LMS 201

eLearning 24-7

” “I need the ability to generate reports within the system.” ” Th0se features are common in today’s learning management systems. As previously noted, these features fit into my 90/10 rule, which means that 90% of the features exist in all LMSs (excluding say the next gen lite systems), so it comes down to the 10% differential. Speed.

LMS 70

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

1 kineo.com info@mplus.kineo.com 312-846-6656 Hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the term “eLearning” entered the corpo- rate learning lexicon. learning nuggets. or “very ready” in learning and development in. Learning. just on learning but on learning and doing. In short, marketers have learned to identify. We call this “managing.

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

We all have a boss and even our best ideas require an explanation, so before you get an LMS, start designing courses, and tracking learner progress, you’ll need to get his or her approval. Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs. Will we need an LMS? An LCMS?

What is WCAG 2.0 and Why Does it Matter?

Association eLearning

WCAG 2.0 stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Similar to Section 508, WCAG is the international standard for accessibility in web content created by The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). WCAG offers similar guidance, as well as techniques for building web content that is accessible for people with disabilities. Provides alternatives for time-based media. Separates content from style.

Course-of-the-Month Club: Using a Learning Management System to Sell Subscriptions to Learning Content

Absorb LMS

It seems as if almost every organization I speak to wants to use a learning management system (LMS) in a different way. Understandably, the company providing this course-of-the-month subscription service doesn’t want the headache of managing all this manually. Here’s how to support this business model using a learning management system. For

Using a Learning Management System as a Communication Platform

Absorb LMS

Can anyone really be bothered to learn and go through all the steps required to do an e-mail merge? If you have administrative access to a learning management system (LMS) that contains the ability to send custom messages to learners, you have at your fingertips a powerful communication tool. Compose the message.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. managers. managers (aka supervisors, team leads, mid-level managers). already for front-line managers? learning-doing gap. new managers transition from skilled individual producer to team. majority of today’s front-line managers were promoted.

B2B Top Five LMSs

eLearning 24-7

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. Unlimited children/sub-portals/etc.

5 Tips To Maximize ROI Of Your LMS

Upside Learning

As I keep meeting many of my prospects, I always confront a very common question, “Can you help us to understand how we can maximize the Return on Investment (ROI) of our LMS?”. The question indirectly extends to how can we calculate the ROI of an LMS and highlight the positive outcomes of it. Introduction of LMS – Don’t Force Engage. Improve User Experience.

ROI 121

State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

For the past month, I have been conducting a survey on learning platforms and specifically learning management systems. . Too many vendors are focusing on talent/performance management as the next feature/component in their systems. Do you have a LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform. Leadership Development/Performance Management – 40%.

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.

LMS 59

2016 Top 10 LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Thank you all for the delay.  It’s been a long few weeks, putting together the 2016 Top 50 LMS Report. “A must for anyone looking at buying a LMS”,  says Karl from TX. A bit more. Vendors are from all over the world.  IF your system scored high enough, you made it – regardless of where you are located. Micro-burst learning platform, which is a subset of an LMS.  But if you like micro-burst systems, then you should definitely like them. #9  IMC – AG. The #1 K-12 system on the market today. Student and Parent portals?

LMS – a Learning Portal that adapts to your Changing Needs

Paradiso

LMS is the new wave brought about in the world of e-learning that focuses on efficient use of learning resources. The entire suite of LMS includes varied features that prove useful for different user categories – from the administrator to the end-user, i.e. learner. Despite the fact that it is easy to use and customizable, LMS is robust enough to support global training demands. So you see, incorporation of learning management system has become critical for the success of educational institutes as well as companies and industries.

Making the best use of the Learning Management System

Learning Wire

The Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application/platform for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of training courses. When properly set up and used, the system controls every part of learning course. It’s a huge help in ensuring that learners focus on what they need to (learning) without the tech getting in the way. Setting up the LMSLearning Made Simple! As for all software solutions, getting all your stakeholders onboard is essential to the success of an LMS platform.

#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. Features include: Extended enterprise – multiple children/sub-portals, each skinned/branded and each on a separate server – many EEs are on a shared server. Unlimited portals. fine system with strong features.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

The year kicked off with lots of potential, lots of excitement in the air and lots of customers gearing up to purchase new systems, despite global economic woes. Mobile Learning. Sadly though many still are in the dark on true mobile learning – i.e. not accessing their platform via a mobile web browser. eLogic Learning. exact learning. Sum Total Systems.

CD-ROM 109

Go Mobile or Go Home

Association eLearning

While many organizations struggle to choose an LMS, then race to assemble eLearning courses so learners can take training and CE courses online, few have mastered the mobile revolution. So a mobile responsive website or mobile responsive LMS is one that adapts to various screens, like an iPad or an android phone. mean I have to do that pinch thing, but it’s viewable.”

RWD 47

#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Next week, 12-12-12, will be #10 to #1 learning management systems for 2012. They are a next gen of lite LMSs (feel free my post “When is a LMS, Not a LMS”). New features include m-learning on the iPad with native app (no on/off synch), integrates with Yammer, themes, custom URL, assessment tool, the authoring tool is the key component, help and feedback tab. year ago if you told me that they were in the top 25 systems, I would have laughed in your face. Part LMS, part social and yes a very nice part of mobile including apps for iPad.

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. Skinning for additional portals/tenants, etc.

LMS 46

LMS – All You Ever Wanted To Know

Upside Learning

Almost a year back, the LMS was under fire from many corners and questions were being raised about its very future. Experts around the world were contemplating if the LMS will survive. Not just did it survive, but today, it has successfully evolved to adapt itself to the changes in the learning ecosystem. This is evident as we look at changing role of LMS in Training Companies.

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.

Classroom vs LMS: the battle for the future of education

eFront

E-learning is taking the world of education by storm, with the industry growing stronger every year. Read on to find out… As LMS vendors we’ve witnessed the huge growth of the e-learning industry first hand. But to answer whether e-learning can (or will) replace brick-and-mortar education we have to dig a little deeper than revenue and profit numbers.

5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning

G-Cube

These IT-enabled business trends also affect learner preferences for ways to access and consume workplace learning. But today, all forward thinking organizations are open to harnessing the immense potential of social media platforms to increase the effectiveness of their learning solutions. Technology has now created avenues for personalized learning within the enterprise LMS.

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

As a company, we consistently strive to transform learning to change lives. The  Knowledge Direct 7 learning management platform, is a major upgrade of the company’s flagship learning management system (LMS). Knowledge Direct 7 goes beyond traditional LMS functionality to provide advanced customization and configuration flexibility.

What’s hurting the LMS market

eLearning 24-7

The LMS market is strong. But for all that is positive, there are negatives, and these negatives can hinder long term growth for commercial systems. They are necessary for the evolution of any system and mandatory to garner more market share. While this is a great concept for party decorations, it is not for a learning platform. Because systems understand the importance of adding features and capabilities to keep their system fresh and updated. Any systems come to mind, that fit this build? Learning 24/7. The Negatives. Why Does it Occur?

Giving ‘em what they want: Exploring what Modern Learners want from an LMS

G-Cube

There is constant pressure on employees to proactively learn and get trained throughout their careers. The good news is that with technology-aided learning, e-courses are now readily available for the learners’ consumption anytime and anywhere. Learning Management Systems are put in place to make learning available in an easily accessible manner.

RWD 50

Step right up to the LMS Sideshow

eLearning 24-7

This show isn’t for the faint of heart or for those who realize they overspent on their LMS, no siree. Best of all, its free.  So, come on in, and find a seat, plenty of room for the show is about to begin. A ct 1 -  A good LMS is one that costs a lot of money. I am passing around my hat, feel free to drop tens and twenties in.  Because I’m ripping you off, just like those systems that tell you it will cost 750 thousand dollars for 1000 users. The reality is that having a name that is recognized by everyone doesn’t mean it is the best system on the market. 

Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

eLearning 24-7

The argument that you have to spend over 50K to find a sweet LMS is totally bogus.  What is true is that there are plenty of awesome systems for less than 25K and even sweet systems with very nice feature sets for under 10K. I’m not talking about freebies such as Moodle or Sakai, but actually commercial systems. These are folks who are going to use your system. In my experience, small businesses (500 or less users) are the ideal audience for a low cost system. Are there low cost systems for the education market? AJ LMS - UI is average.

Introducing UpsideLMS V5.0 – Best Value LMS With Stunning GUI

Upside Learning

The release of the new UpsideLMS version – 5.0, is generating a lot of excitement at Upside Learning. Our stunning, best value Learning Management System , UpsideLMS v5.0, is built to include features that trainers and learners have always wanted in an LMS. This enables a Super Admin to manage user licenses for multiple clients. The User Experience.