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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. Unlimited children/sub-portals/etc.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

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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.

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.

Step right up to the LMS Sideshow

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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. 

LMS Identify

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Well, I am here to tell you about an amazing product that can answer your LMS questions. That’s right your questions when it comes to identifying a LMS.  I know, I know you have heard it before, read about it before, thought about it before and yes, uh, did I say read about it before? Anyway, with my LMS Identify device, you simply hold the device, ask it a LMS question and whalla the answer magically appear s. Who else? Q. I am interested in a LMS, but there are so many out there, what do I need to do first? then you are not buying a great system.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

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LMS Products of the Year 2010. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. Extended Enterprise – System must have e-comm, multi-tenet – fully skinnable, additional functionality. Big Dog LMS. Open Source LMS of the Year. Absorb Anywhere 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.

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

eLearning 24-7

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. More multilingual options to their web sites, trials and social learning. Lite LMSs are growing and there is clearly a need in 2011. I’m still an anti-fan of the storage concept, but the systems as a whole to fit a niche that is needed in the marketplace in terms of feature sets and capabilities. LMS Directory. Newest Version – LMS/Learning Portal Directory. Learning 24/7 Linkedin Group.

Tech Headlines for September 2014

ATD Learning Technologies

Tech headlines for September 2014 include: Skillsoft to Acquire SumTotal, Top 20 Portal Companies, Phablets Add VR, and Bersin Reports LMS Spending Grows More Than $2.5 Billion. Click here to read full version

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 Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

In 2016, it makes more sense to think of a LMS as part of a digital business ecosystem, rather than a standalone island destination.  There are a variety of approaches to LMS integration. Vendors can: Provide an open API library consisting of available scripts that a tech-savvy buyer can use to automate integration with client systems. Types of LMS Integration.

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly.

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.

Final Post Analysis of #HRTechConf 2015

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It is over.  A big expo with several LMS vendors along with a few HR focused vendors who had a “learning component” to their systems. Lots of interesting stuff happening over in the HR space, but this analysis is all about our beloved e-learning and thus wonderful LMS flying machines (anyone see that movie? SumTotal by Skillsoft. They go with m-learning philosophy of you opening up your mobile browser and going right to the site. Talent Pool comes with the learning product.  CD2 Learning. Best LMS Product. Good).

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. ").

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. ").

HR and Talent Software Vendors Get Into. Data Management

Learning on the Leading Edge

Over the last few weeks we've been briefed on a whole series of announcements from HR software vendors focused on the somewhat arcane and technical area of "data management." This new offering is a full blown BigData analytics system, including cloud-based Hadoop (massively parallel database), an easy to use data "explorer," and a direct integration into the Workday reporting environment. Third, this system is open. SumTotal's Elixr. Our research shows that the average large company has seven different HR systems and many have dozens.

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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trend that is happening in the LMS market more so than in the other e-learning markets, is the failure to follow their path of success. I am seeing many vendors whose products were built for SMB (and more aligned on the lower side of mid size companies) who are now pushing into the mid/upper mid to large size customer band.   The problem here is that they developed a solution that is not made for 10,000 or more end users. In 2009 and 2010, many vendors in the LMS market, tossed in items that at one time were extra fees. Mobile Learning and Tablets. Learning 24/7.

Tech Headlines for September 2014

ATD Learning Technologies

Tech headlines for September 2014 include: Skillsoft to Acquire SumTotal, Top 20 Portal Companies, Phablets Add VR, and Bersin Reports LMS Spending Grows More Than $2.5 Billion. Click here to read full version

ASTD Webcast On New Mobile Learning Research

Upside Learning

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we recently supported ASTD research on Mobile Learning , a report around that was released in May 2012. The speakers at the webinar were Kevin Oakes (founder & CEO of i4CP, earlier founder of Click2Learn which was merged with Docent to form SumTotal) and John Polaschek (Sr. Manager, Learning Technology at Qualcomm).

Analysis of ASTD International Conference and Expo 2013

eLearning 24-7

Enough of that, let’s hit the analysis. I was enthralled to see more e-learning products than in past shows. Even with products that are typically classroom based – some were including mobile learning capabilities. If I was to place an estimate on it – it would 50% e-learning.  I suspect it will go up more in 2014. Sales training – It was huge, especially with mobile learning and gamification products.  Learning Management Systems – I expect to see more next year, but this year was solid. Learning 24/7. EXTRA!

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

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Well, a lot has been happening in the past three months, from SaaS driven to talent management to course authoring to name changes and everything in between.  Without further adieu, Talent Management/Performance Management (TM/PM). Three months ago, only a few systems had either integrated for no additional charge or for additional fees, a talent management/performance management feature set. New features in this space include workforce management, compensation/payroll and benefits as part of their modules.  Open Source Systems. Mobile.

‘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). LMS CLOUD.

User Friendly or Hype?

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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. SumTotal.

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. ").

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. ").

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly.

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly.

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly.

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly.

Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect

Learning on the Leading Edge

The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly.

HR and Talent Software Vendors Get Into. Data Management

Learning on the Leading Edge

Over the last few weeks we've been briefed on a whole series of announcements from HR software vendors focused on the somewhat arcane and technical area of "data management." This new offering is a full blown BigData analytics system, including cloud-based Hadoop (massively parallel database), an easy to use data "explorer," and a direct integration into the Workday reporting environment. Third, this system is open. SumTotal's Elixr. Our research shows that the average large company has seven different HR systems and many have dozens.

HR and Talent Software Vendors Get Into. Data Management

Learning on the Leading Edge

Over the last few weeks we've been briefed on a whole series of announcements from HR software vendors focused on the somewhat arcane and technical area of "data management." This new offering is a full blown BigData analytics system, including cloud-based Hadoop (massively parallel database), an easy to use data "explorer," and a direct integration into the Workday reporting environment. Third, this system is open. SumTotal's Elixr. Our research shows that the average large company has seven different HR systems and many have dozens.

The LCMS at a Crossroads

Learning on the Leading Edge

We will soon publish our brand new research study of the learning management systems market: Learning Management Systems 2010 (available soon). Today, however, I want to talk about another project we are doing in parallel to our LMS research: a report on the ongoing relevance of the LCMS (learning content management system). The topic of Learning Content Management Systems has been a lighting rod for both providers and customers. Tags: Content Development E-Learning LMS link].

The LCMS at a Crossroads

Learning on the Leading Edge

We will soon publish our brand new research study of the learning management systems market: Learning Management Systems 2010 (available soon). Today, however, I want to talk about another project we are doing in parallel to our LMS research: a report on the ongoing relevance of the LCMS (learning content management system). The topic of Learning Content Management Systems has been a lighting rod for both providers and customers. Tags: Content Development E-Learning LMS link].

The LCMS at a Crossroads

Learning on the Leading Edge

We will soon publish our brand new research study of the learning management systems market: Learning Management Systems 2010 (available soon). Today, however, I want to talk about another project we are doing in parallel to our LMS research: a report on the ongoing relevance of the LCMS (learning content management system). The topic of Learning Content Management Systems has been a lighting rod for both providers and customers. Tags: Content Development E-Learning LMS