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LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

Mzinga is the result of a merger between KnowledgePlanet and Shared Insights at the end of 2007. My more recent contact at Mzinga is Dave Wilkins. I’m a more recent reader of Dave’s blog and occasionally have conversations with him in Twitter. spoke with Dave via email about what Mzinga is doing with social media. Q: What social media tools is Mzinga incorporating into their LMS? A: Dave Wilkins - Mzinga has taken a comprehensive approach to social learning by developing three models throughout various components of our entire Social Learning Suite.

Mzinga Releases OmniSocial 2.0 by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Social software provider Mzinga has released OmniSocial 2.0, the latest update to its enterprise-class. social software. OmniSocial now provides support for onboarding, communication and collaboration, learning and development, performance and career development, innovation, and recruitment and. retention.

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

Software simulation tool (Firefly) and Mzinga Publisher are extra, i.e. there is an additional cost – it is not automatically included in the OmniSocial product.  It would be nice if Mzinga listed these two offerings with the wording of “additional or add-on cost&# on their web site. You can do this either through ILinc directly or through MzingaMzinga does not offer any type of free trial with their system.  If you are in the market, then visit Mzinga OmniSocial, because it is the Super Software Learning Platform. What is it? I say to myself.

MZinga - Engaged in the conversation!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

MZINGA created a "set" of 20 images capturing their event experience. How cool is that! I did not get a chance to see the MZINGA booth, I was not able to attend their session, and I did not talk with any of the workers on site. mZinga is a social media company and they understand the power of the medium. While I did not meet Mzinga at the show, every time I go check out the PageFlakes page, I am reminded of mzinga because "BANG" there are the picks in the Flickr feed box. In fairness, maybe mzinga did not intend for these images to hit our pageflakes page.

Free Webinar 11/8 - E-learning Trends: Learning & Talent Systems & Services

Take an e-Learning Break

You know them all: Bobby Yazdani of Saba Systems; Alan Todd of KnowledgePlanet/Mzinga, now CEO of Corporate University Xchange; and Frank Russell, the former CEO of GeoLearning, and now the CEO of Prositions. Tue, Nov 8, 2011 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CST This webinar will deal with the latest trends around Learning & Talent Systems and Services. They will share a portion of a clip from the ELCE show, where they asked the “founding fathers” of the LMS industry, “With the growing trend towards social and informal learning, what do you think the role of the LMS will be in the future.”

LMS and Social Learning

Tony Karrer

Mzinga seems to have jumped out early with a strong social platform that also has an LMS capability. Dave Wilkins from Mzinga talks about the two models of social learning as depicted by the diagram on the right. As a follow on to the discussion of social learning and formal learning in Long Live … great post by BJ Schone - Have LMSs Jumped The Shark? Users hate the system. It’s ugly.

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

Mzinga. Probably just three years ago, if you said Element K I would have immediately thought about off-the-shelf courseware. However, Element K has made substantial, progressive improvements to their LMS, most recently by building custom integrations between Jive Clearspace and KnowledgeHub, Element K’s LMS. They announced this in October, 2008. Via email, I asked Sue Rodeman, VP., Platform Prod Management & Marketing, Element K about their social media capabilities. This is fueled by the various Web 2.0 Thanks to Sue, from a fellow upstate New Yorker! Generation21. Learn.com.

Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)

Janet Clarey

Susan is Senior PR Manager at Mzinga  who communicates with all sorts of people on Twitter. You know one of those brief tweets or status updates that can easily be lifted from bigger, continuous conversations  you’re having with online friends and followers? Out of context stuff. Poor partygirl99. Williams’ statement is very true. It’s the AND part of the job. Wha??? Ready?

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Mzinga : White Paper Series : eLearning 2.0 & Communities 2.0 24. My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. 1. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0 There are some very interesting changes going on in the world of e-learning that seem to have crept up on practitioners. 4. eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 collaboration 8.

The Education World is changing

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

One needs only to look at the change in platforms and products for companies such as Blackboard, SABA and Mzinga to witness the transition. Somewhere Over the past few months, I have seen the signs of what could be the next generation of teaching – learning experiences, the signs that show how traditionally accepted models and conceptions of tools are being superseded and are gaining focus and importance from education companies, vendors and users, not just innovator-entrepreneurs who have a good idea. Technology. Web 2.0/Web 3.0, Pedagogy. Assessments. Standards. In Summary.

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

Mzinga. Another Friday and another LMS that kicks ass! This week’s featured system is OutStart. interviewed Jeff Whitney, Vice President of Marketing. By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning. OutStart acquired Participate Systems in November, 2005 and since then they’ve enhanced the system extensively and integrated it with their other learning solutions.

Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger

Tony Karrer

I've not seen a lot about Mzinga in the eLearning world, but it represents something pretty interesting. Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. The top execs at Mzinga are not the top execs from KnowledgePlanet. wonder if mzinga does? From what I can gather from the press releases and based on who's in charge of the combined company, it appears that KnowledgePlanet is somewhat the loser.

Related Terms

Tony Karrer

Here are some terms that are getting more attention the first couple weeks this month (December 2008) include Social Media , eLearning Activity , Mobile Learning , Yugma , Slideshare , SharePoint , Twitter , 100 Conversations , Mzinga , and GeoLearning. Mzinga is shown related to Personal Learning , Social Software , Learning 2.0 , Storyboards , PLEs , CollectiveX , Firefly , Tomoye , KnowledgePlanet , Element K , Awareness Networks. Some of these are no surprise, but others such as Yugma made me notice that version 4 is out, hence people are talking about it more than usual.

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

Future of Training Started Yesterday – Dave Wilkins – Mzinga The gist: we need to completely rethink training departments and responsibilities from the ground up (both literally and figuratively) and we need to recognize that we are midst of a transition to a new normal. This is a very strange time. There are some important calls to action at the bottom of this post. Your balance sheet."

Hot Last Week

Tony Karrer

Report: Community Platforms Market Led by Jive Software and Telligent - ReadWriteWeb Hot Last Week Keywords eLearning Strategy Social Media Work Skills KnowledgeHub ScreenToaster Cooliris Quizmaker OnDemand Meridian Mzinga GeoLearning Saba Notes on the weekly hot last week. Using the same approach as Hot List , I've compiled. The posts come from the primary sources for this group. Other items come from other sources. Keywords are based on occurrences this week in addition to other social signals. Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com

E-Learning News

eLearning 24-7

Coming in late June:  Mzinga’s newest offering. You read it here first -Exclusive: - SCORM Cloud a potential game changer in the e-learning industry goes live Monday – June 7th.  If you are unaware of this offering or interested in learning more, please read SCORM Cloud Review. New section – Coming this summer:  Secret LMS Shopper.  Remember the days of the ol’ secret shopper in the retail industry?  Well, welcome to its next evolution. Get the real info!    Who am I? Just another potential customer – heh heh. Mindflash.com Review.

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0

LAK11: Semantic Web and Learning Analytics

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

For example, SABA’s BI (I think they use Business Objects) & SABA Social or  Mzinga Omnisocial Platform analytics or Valdis Krebs’ work at orgnet or the work being done at Radian6, don’t leave much to imagination. Traditional BI has permeated the education function, at least in terms of the available platforms. Nearly every LMS platform provides some kind of reporting, but some systems are really advanced. have also come across Knowledge Advisors and their Metrics That Matter  line of products for talent & performance and learning. Filed under: 3.0 Tagged: lak11. lak11

E-Learning 24/7 Latest News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Mzinga - Newest product b4 it hits the streets.  Latest news and notes. Coming this Thursday June 24th :  The Revolution is Coming -  How tablets will take e-learning farther and further than b4. Product Reviews: Coming in July - All Exclusives! Topyx LMS by Interactyx – Now supports the Ipad tablet and will enable you to create HTML5 courses via their content authoring tool and fully SCORM certified – This part is coming this summer. GeoLearning LMS. Plateau LMS. You will read about it here first! What it does, has, and everything in between. API List. 10, 2010.

Top 10 posts for the year

Janet Clarey

Learning Management Systems that kick ass: Mzinga – An interview with Dave Wilkins about what Mzinga is doing with social media. According to Google Analytics, here’s the top content for this blog in 2009. Thanks, as always, for reading and for your insightful contributions.  On to 2010… Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace – Message: designing instruction based on a person’s age is not supported by research. Role Models in Educational Technology on Ada Lovelace Day – A listing of notable women in the education technology field.

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Here is the best stuff from last week via eLearning Learning. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Overcoming Top 10 Objections to Social Learning - Social Enterprise Blog , April 24, 2009 Ten commandments of e-learning (content design) - Clive on Learning , April 30, 2009 Twitter Learning - eLearning Technology , April 30, 2009 Learning Goals - eLearning Technology , April 29, 2009 An eight-step process using Post-it notes to gain meeting consensus. Browse eLearning Content

Hot List

Tony Karrer

Social Learning Question of the Day E-Book Now You Can Design E-Learning Courses Like a Pro Twitter, Networks, and “following” people Learning Circuits Blog Big Question: What are your Challenges, Plans and Predictions for 2009 Hopes and Predictions for 2009 Hot List Items How to Embed Almost Anything in your Website Copyright-friendly image source websites " Moving at the Speed of Creativity YouTube - E-learning tips eLearning Learning Hot List Keywords Work Skills FLV Knowledge Work iPhone Twitter Jing GeoLearning Saba Mzinga Cornerstone Workshop Notes on the weekly hot list.

The future is people, not technology

Jay Cross

Mzinga’s Dave Wilkins describes several production roles. More Human Than Human. CLO magazine, June 2009. Column on Effectiveness, by Jay Cross. The future is people, not technology. My last column in CLO called for the abolition of corporate training departments. Now some instructors and traditional instructional designers see me as a job threat. They needn’t worry.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

relates closely to the concepts Learning 2.0 , eLearning Tools , Corporate eLearning , Personal Learning , and Enterprise 2.0 ; the Tools Odeo , CollectiveX , Bea Pages , Apache Roller , and Dogear ; and the Companies NexLearn , Awareness Networks , Element K , and Mzinga. We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms. What you will now see is that the left hand keywords are sorted based on an algorithm that takes into account how related that term is to the currently selected terms.

Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

Mzinga is clearly targeted at the learning space, being integrated with an LMS.  Yet, for a learning group, Mzinga’s integration of formal and informal learning is also plausible.  I spent yesterday touring the Web 2.0 expo (part of the time with fellow miscreant Jay Cross ), and it led me to think a bit more about social media tools and approaches.  After touring the floor, having lunch, and touring the floor some more before the keynotes, my reflections have to do with hybrids and implementation. What definitely makes sense is having an implementation strategy for success.

2009 Predictions

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

But no real effort except perhaps for Mzinga which focused on Communities of Practice. solutions such as Mzinga and ELGG. It’s the new year and time to review some of the predictions I had made for 2008. PLEs will be shareable – tools shall arrive on the web that shall allow entire learning experiences to be sliced and shared between users. This shall be followed by ratings on which PLE slices are great. Any learner wanting to learn about a topic will take a PLE slice of a person who the community says has mastered it and follow the learning path.

Social Networking, Informal Learning, Twitter, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is not so of a new generation of social networking technology, which is being used to provide software services under trading names such as Ning, CollectiveX, Sossoon, Hiitch, Huddle, Mzinga, British Telecom's Workspace (project management), Clearspace, and even Microsoft's Sharepoint. Improved collective performance: Investing in Web 2.0 - Knowledge Board. Training Zone.

A Bersin and Associates Social Network?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Mzinga , an enterprise social software vendor with a long history in the Learning & Development space (formerly the LMS provider Knowledge Planet), provided the platform for our attempt at a conference-focused community site. And afterwards, we placed conference materials and session recordings on the site, hoping to spur ongoing interaction. I sat down recently with Mzinga to chat about our experiences from last year and to discuss our plans for next year. We recently started planning for next year’s IMPACT conference. Why build a conference community? How did it go?

A Bersin and Associates Social Network?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Mzinga , an enterprise social software vendor with a long history in the Learning & Development space (formerly the LMS provider Knowledge Planet), provided the platform for our attempt at a conference-focused community site. And afterwards, we placed conference materials and session recordings on the site, hoping to spur ongoing interaction. I sat down recently with Mzinga to chat about our experiences from last year and to discuss our plans for next year. We recently started planning for next year’s IMPACT conference. Why build a conference community? How did it go?

A Bersin and Associates Social Network?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Mzinga , an enterprise social software vendor with a long history in the Learning & Development space (formerly the LMS provider Knowledge Planet), provided the platform for our attempt at a conference-focused community site. And afterwards, we placed conference materials and session recordings on the site, hoping to spur ongoing interaction. I sat down recently with Mzinga to chat about our experiences from last year and to discuss our plans for next year. We recently started planning for next year’s IMPACT conference. Why build a conference community? How did it go?

A Bersin and Associates Social Network?

Learning on the Leading Edge

Mzinga , an enterprise social software vendor with a long history in the Learning & Development space (formerly the LMS provider Knowledge Planet), provided the platform for our attempt at a conference-focused community site. And afterwards, we placed conference materials and session recordings on the site, hoping to spur ongoing interaction. I sat down recently with Mzinga to chat about our experiences from last year and to discuss our plans for next year. We recently started planning for next year’s IMPACT conference. Why build a conference community? How did it go?

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Mzinga is going a different direction focusing on collaboration and social media capabilities. Mzinga certainly is way better as a product that my dire prediction. It's always interesting to look back at the past year - 2008, think about what has changed for me during the year, and think about what that means for the next year - 2009. Applications in Learning (24) Free - Web 2.0

New skills for learning professionals

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Mzinga’s Dave Wilkins describes several production roles. This month’s big question asks, “In a Learning 2.0 world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?&#. We addressed this question at the April 2009 Learntrends event.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Dawn of Learning

would add that Mzinga is another elearning company on this chart, in addition to Saba. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? It was this last point where our discussion got quite animated. which kicked this discussion into high gear. Blow up your LMS.

eLearning User Groups

eLearning Weekly

Mzinga. Last week I went to the Metrics That Matter user group in Chicago. During my trip, I started thinking about user groups related to learning and technology. Other than conferences, where do learning and technology professionals get together to discuss ideas with each other? Conferences are great; I attend them and present at them on a fairly regular basis. But too often these events are more focused on presentations than collaboration and idea sharing. We can learn a ton from each other simply by trading stories and experiences, and we should do this more often. Cornerstone.

What is to Come in 2008

The Learning Circuits

The CoP companies we talk with tell us that their businesses are booming (Tomoye and Mzinga being two which focus heavily in this space). As I read the blog I'd like to post a few updates on our research and predictions for e-learning in 2008. 1. Social Networking is hitting the corporate scene, driving tremendous demand for informal learning, or what we call "learning on-demand." The solutions organizations are looking for include blogs, wikis, and communities of practice. And despite this need, only 35% feel that they have the tools and experience to do this today. www.bersin.com

Significance

Clark Quinn

In the CLT, Dave Wilkins of Mzinga talked about the ‘Amazon’ model of tools around a learning resource (as a formal learning model) and the community model of tools embedded in a community.  Sorry for the dearth of postings, but what with last week’s DevLearn conference and this week’s (free, online) Corporate Learning Trends (CLT) conference, and background kitchen remodel, client work, etc, I’ve been wiped out by the end of every day.  Which is, basically, the middle of the night for the Western Pacific.