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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.

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

Twitter based support available M-F 8 a.m. 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.  What is it? I say to myself. OmniSocial can be a standalone, or be integrated with your LMS. 

MZinga - Engaged in the conversation!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The Twitter Channel picked up 34 followers which is about 32 more than I expected. 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.

New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

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Easy to use interface and supports SCORM and AICC. #18 Mzinga Publisher - Holy macaroni! (No reason, I just love saying that) Mzinga shows up with a true social learning authoring tool. A few vendors say “social learning” but it is often far from it. Twitter widget within product. Added bonus – supports Mac OS too, and has an app in the Mac store.  No idea.)

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Newbie's guide to Twitter | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone 22. 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 eLearn magazine: Feature Article Ten Web 2.0 Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning?

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. It's also interesting to me to drill down another level on a couple of the companies to see what pops for them.

E-Learning News

eLearning 24-7

Coming in late June:  Mzinga’s newest offering. To Follow me on Twitter: Click Here. 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.

E-Learning 24/7 Latest News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Mzinga - Newest product b4 it hits the streets.  Social Media offerings and services – did you know there are over 190 social networking sites (besides Facebook and Twitter)?  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.

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.

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. Mel Aclaro - Business Casual Mel has a lot of interesting topics, but clearly a lot around social topics ( Social Media , Social Networks , LinkedIn , Twitter , RSS , Social Network , Facebook ), but keep him in mind for Streaming , Privacy , and Internationalization. As an example, I can see that eLearning 2.0

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Twitter I'm still not sure what my Twitter Status will be. I use it a little bit. But still have doubts, such as those in Twitter Mass Follow - Nevermind. 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. Applications in Learning (24) Free - Web 2.0

eLearning User Groups

eLearning Weekly

It’s an online discussion that happens each Thursday on Twitter. Mzinga. Twitter. 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. came up with a list of ideas below.

Rapid (Collaborative) Authoring Tools for developers/SMEs in multiple locations

Janet Clarey

After looking at the Authoring Tool KnowledgeBase I went to my LinkedIn and Twitter network. Mzinga Publisher. I’ve been slicing and dicing our Authoring Tool KnowledgeBase and doing some online research in response to a question about collaborative rapid authoring tools that developers in multiple locations can use. Immediately heard back from two people. gotta love crowdsourcing ). My methodology: Rapid = Tool designed for SME with no page design, authoring, or programming experience (this doesn’t exclude tools with additional functionality for advanced users).

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

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Micro-blogging – similar to Twitter, again learners in the system can “followers&# other learners, see their micro blog posts, and their friends can respond. Links to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin accounts right in the LMS, so the user signs in, and it is now working in the system. Twitter – the real thing, and not only can learners in the system – “followers&# and respond within the LMS, but the end user’s tweets are seen externally by their “followers&# and their followers tweets are seen back in the system, in real time – no delay.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?


would add that Mzinga is another elearning company on this chart, in addition to Saba. Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. 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. Blow up your LMS.