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Microsoft Project for the Thrifty Project Manager: 3 Free (or Almost-Free) Alternatives

Social Learning

With what free time I have at work, I’ve lately been on a mission to find a project management suite that can reproduce the best features of Microsoft Project, add on others, and cost less than $30/month all-together.  Naturally, I wouldn’t recommend using an inferior product just to save money, but with so many wonderful options available online, “cheap” doesn’t have to be a by-word for low-quality. For teams that are not able to meet in person frequently, a good online collaboration tool can be absolutely essential. So… on to the quest!

State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

By the mid to late 2000′s, the split returned with LCMS and LMS (and yes, there were vendors who called themselves LCMSs for as long as e-learning – online learning – has existed). Microsoft Office – 20%. The courses were 100% online, SCORM compliant, with video, audio – including recording your voice and comparing to the speaker. Survey. Best Yet.

Corporate MOOCs Reveal How Badging Can Boost Your Brand

Web Courseworks

Massive Open Online Course, otherwise known as a MOOC, provides users with unlimited participation and access via the web by including interactive user forums to support community interactions between the users and the instructors. The large user-generated audience creates an online discussion portal for users to refer to if they have questions regarding the course. Structure.

Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Social Learning

Some have even been fairly successful, such as Yammer , Bloomfire , or Microsoft SharePoint.  Learning companies like ours have been pushing the idea of “bite-sized learning chunks” through a performance support system or learning portal for quite some time, too.  social learning augmented reality Grockit learning portal Learnist LMS

Megatrends in MOOCs: #7 Gamification

Your Training Edge

On the contrary, gamification has made it into so many aspects of our daily lives that we hardly notice it anymore—if you’ve saved on groceries using a store loyalty card, booked a hotel online, or worn a Fitbit, you’ve been gamified. Let’s be honest here, when’s the last time your employees voluntarily attended training, either in person or online? Playing games at work? The result?

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

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. TinCan with online/offline synch. learning support, assignment grader can be offline and then re-synched online, but courses can not be online/offline. Classroom mgt, event mgt.,

Office 365 Video: Your Corporate YouTube

Visual Lounge

Putting work training videos online was never an option, there are just too many things that would be exposed to the outside world – internal url’s, names of people and documents, etc… A few years ago I experimented with putting a few videos on SharePoint, but at the time it was a really cumbersome, and browser support was limited. Plus it gobbled up space on our servers. Channels.

3 Stupidly Simple Ways to Profit from E-Learning

LearnDash

Create a Learning Portal. If you have something to teach or share, then creating your own learning portal is an excellent way to earn some extra internet profit. Create a couple of videos on how to do this in Microsoft PowerPoint (a program most have access to), and add some additional text/context. Why would someone else take your word for it over someone else?

10 LMS integrations you need for better eLearning

LearnUpon

SSO enables users to move directly from an intranet or corporate network to a personal learning portal without needing to login again. How the integration works:  LearnUpon’s eCommerce features make it easy for Subject Matter Experts and training companies to sell online courses. Learn more:  How to sell online courses with Shopify. Microsoft Azure AD integration.

Camtasia Studio vs Adobe Presenter: Working with PowerPoint Presentations

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel       If you have already created a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint, it's very easy to re-purpose the presentation as eLearning content using either TechSmith Camtasia Studio or Adobe Presenter.   TechSmith also provides a nifty, free publishing portal known as  Screencast.com. Check our our  live, online classes. We offer multiple live, online Adobe Captivate classes each month including  Introduction to Adobe Captivate  and  Advanced Adobe Captivate.   Summary. Interested? 

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

The most common CRM integrations are with Salesforce.com and Microsoft Dynamics. Virtual classrooms, webinars, webcasts and online meetings are all loosely synonymous terms.  Virtual classroom functionality is similar to instructor-led management functionality, except that the location of the event is online.  There are a variety of approaches to LMS integration. Social Media.

A comparison between LMS and CMS

TalentLMS

Microsoft’s “ Sharepoint ” is an example of the former. These include: – Using metaphors and conceptual models from the world of education (such as Courses, Classes, Lessons, etc), thus making the transition to online training easy and intuitive for experienced and inexperienced instructors alike. Sound quite similar? Some you could imitate, albeit poorly.

When Does Your Training Need To Go On A Private Cloud?

eFront

If instead of running your own mail server on your data center, you use some third party online mail provider like Gmail or Fastmail, then you are already making use of Cloud services. You can make your portal truly yours, with custom branding and your own domain name, and you can install any kind of plugin or integration with your existing infrastructure or third party services.

Advantage of Third-Person Perspective in eLearning Design

Vignettes Learning

Image Source I chanced upon an EA Sports website, a gaming portal that enables players to ‘paste’ their head shots onto the body of the player of their choice. The chat room and online forum become more ‘personified’ during virtual lessons through the photos or avatars of fellow learners. Synthesis. Avatars are not only novelties or catchy web accessories.

eFrontPro 4.2.0 – your favorite LMS with extra awesome

eFront

Microsoft announced Windows 10, Google announced the new Android a couple of weeks ago and Apple just announced the next iOS and OS X versions. takes the instructor led training (ILT) features we’ve introduced in earlier eFrontPro versions to the next level, giving physical world trainings and webinars the same first class status online courses had. But I digress. eFrontPro 4.2.0

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

greater number of people, worldwide are using SaaS then ever before, mobile products, tablets – especially the iPad – is growing at a feverish pace, people are using online storage, beyond just placing photos and media, and open source is continuing expansion. The growing number of businesses leaving Microsoft Outlook to Internet e-mail is amazing. Online Storage i.e online hard drives. Feature set is rich – think of the possibilities, even with a learning management or learning portal system. These features can change that. Reality.

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Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Here are the current breakouts: Google Chrome 8 and future editions, Microsoft IE9 and Apple Safari 5 supports h.264, a proprietary format. will be discussing online the role of social media and mobile technology in corporate training, commenting on the growing focus on performance support and highlighting new areas of LMS applications beyond employee training and development. This webinar is 100% free.  To Learn more and register for this one time online amazing event, please click I’M Intrigued. Get your tablets here. your tablets. and HTML5. Gartner projects 54.8

If you build it, will they come?

eLearning 24-7

What I do is use an online e-mail marketing program/site.  My favorite is Constant Contact, but you can use whomever you want. Some great off the shelf content is Microsoft courses – i.e. Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning elearning learning portal marketing training strategy Many people believe that once they have implemented their LMS/LCMS that everyone will come running to use the system. Nothing could be farther than the truth. In July, I will provide marketing your LMS to your customers. you love it, so sell it!!

8 LMS Requirements For Corporate Training

eFront

So much, in fact, that eLearning in general and corporate online training, also known as “enterprise online training”, in particular, have become a hundred billion dollar market. authentication protocol, as well as federated authentication through its Facebook login integration, although we mostly recommend the latter for public facing eLearning portals. 2) Reporting.

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Using SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Using SharePoint for Event Planning & Organizing Just like we used a Wiki one year and Ning another to support the online conference LearnTrends , SharePoint can be used to manage all types of events, especially internal events. In SharePoint, there are MySite which is more like a portal page showing RSS feeds, list of SharePoint sites, shared documents. Possibly its smarter use of Outlook that's the intent from a Microsoft vision of supporting the knowledge worker. I've been having fabulous conversations about using SharePoint. These would be external consituents.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

Media Group community members, readers, subscribers and online visitors were invited to nominate their solution provider via an online ballot during June 1 to October 15, 2015. BizLibrary’s complete learning platform meets the needs of today’s learners involved with both online training and classroom training. Inxpo’s Learning Environments are private and secure virtual learning portals that incorporate interactive user forums and group collaboration to help build a community and promote knowledge transfer through open content sharing. The 2015 “Best of Elearning!”

Mediasite Rocks: UW DL conference presentation: Micro-Collaboration

Web Courseworks

Combine the Mediasite Recorder with Sonic Foundry’s online hosted content management offerings and you have a distance education portal. Mediasite has always relied on Microsoft software and the recent emergence of Silver Light has enabled Mediasite to drastically improve the “look and feel” of the skins. Reliance on Microsoft software. The quality of the output. 6.

Sonic Foundry's Media Site

Web Courseworks

Combine the Media Site Recorder with Sonic Foundry’s online hosted content management offerings and you have a distance education portal. Media Site has always relied on Microsoft software and the recent emergence of Silver Light has enabled Media Site to drastically improve the “look and feel” of the skins. Reliance on Microsoft software. The quality of the output. 6.

LMS for Nursing Associations

Association eLearning

Recently, nursing associations have discovered the advantages of offering CE, professional development and pre-licensing courses online. Online nursing education is: • More convenient for learners, • Easier to update, and. Includes a built-in, easy-to-use eLearning authoring too l to help you quickly create online learning content your learners will love. technology.

LMS for School Executives Associations

Association eLearning

Recently, school executives associations have discovered the advantages of offering CE, professional development and training courses online. Online school executive training is: • More convenient for learners, • Easier to update, and. Includes a built-in, easy-to-use eLearning authoring too l to help you quickly create online learning content your learners will love.

LMS for Real Estate Associations and Schools

Association eLearning

Recently, real estate associations and schools have discovered the advantages of offering CE, professional development and pre-licensing courses online. Online real estate training is more convenient for learners, easier to update, and often cheaper to deliver than traditional classroom-based classes. technology. We understand the unique needs of real estate associations and schools.

LMS for Real Estate Associations and Schools

Association eLearning

Recently, real estate associations and schools have discovered the advantages of offering CE, professional development and pre-licensing courses online. Online real estate training is more convenient for learners, easier to update, and often cheaper to deliver than traditional classroom-based classes. technology. We understand the unique needs of real estate associations and schools.

LMS for Marketing Associations

Association eLearning

Recently, marketing and public relations associations have discovered the advantages of offering CE, professional development and core knowledge courses online. Online marketing and PR training is: • More convenient for learners, • Easier to update, and. The Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS) for Marketing Associations helps membership organizations  create, manage and deliver online learning. Includes a built-in, easy-to-use eLearning authoring too l to help you quickly create online learning content your learners will love. technology. Tweet This!

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Whereas an online course accessed via a portal can be launched most any time too, that same sensitive or proprietary content never finds itself in a position to be casually viewed by a learner late into the evening at a party pr by an unintended audience if their device was accidently misplaced, stolen or even innocently shared (e.g., A.K.A. Validated (“Double”). Validated (“Triple”).

The Value of a Virtual Academy

CLO Magazine

When Microsoft needed a more efficient way to deliver education to its global finance function, it tore down the classroom walls and created a flexible, Web-based learning model. SNAPSHOT : When Microsoft needed a more efficient way to deliver education to its global finance function, it tore down the classroom walls and created a flexible, Web-based learning model that enables people in different time zones to come together in an environment that fosters teamwork and yields a high retention rate. Building a Virtual Academy Young approached TRI Corp., Can I have more?’”

ARTICULATE NON EST REX – 3 REASONS HIGHER ORDER LEARNING IS BEYOND THE MOAT

Wonderful Brain

But I wish those same qualities extended to training, for here, little was produced that could be considered responsible online education. What I call ‘low-level’ elearning is the product of 3 conditions; the desire to move content to delivery as fast as possible, using the most basic software tools from which this can be accomplished, and lastly if something important is being tee’d up online but the development tool isn’t up to the task, the organization puts up fierce resistance to deliver learning in a different medium. Low-Level Learning Cheats the Learner. Not so.

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2016 Moxie Awards!

mLevel

With sales more than doubled and online sales up sevenfold, BucketFeet has fast become one of Chicago’s hottest startups. We added two revenue channels, expanded Microsoft support and activated 175 brands at major lifestyle events. Avant is an online lending platform that is lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing for consumers. 14 winners. 7,000 nominations. Radish.

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Industry Happenings in 3D

Kapp Notes

ProtoSphere integrates with Microsoft SharePoint to produce a live, "humanized," avatar-driven portal experience around self-service enterprise resource planning transactions. Who Should Care: ProtoSphere should be of interest to any company interested in bolstering its online collaboration capabilities for employees, business partners and customers. A number of exciting things are happening in 3D space. Caspian Learning just released a new version of its Thinking Worlds 3D software. This is version 3.3. has achieved.”

Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest?

Performance Learning Productivity

Our Changing World The world is moving on, people expect to get their learning and development online where possible, at a time that suits them, and in small chunks rather than 5-day off-the-job courses. They have developed a portal to stream video and audio of the instructor's performance, with some real-time communication with instructor and other participants in 'break-out rooms'.

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