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What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

I woke up this morning thinking about the tools we use at various levels. Seriously, this is important, as the tools we use and provide through the organization impact the effectiveness with which people can work. What this represents is people talking about the tools they use to do their jobs, and I reckon it’s important for us to talk about tools for learning.

LMS – a Learning Portal that adapts to your Changing Needs

Paradiso

An LMS provides just that and, in addition, it allows you to create coursework, distribute it and manage curriculum, training, and evaluation tools from anywhere and on any device. LMS proves to be a powerful tool, especially for corporates that are into consulting services and specialize in staffing and training the workforce to become industry-ready. Better – With tighter LMS integration with the collaborative platforms in software and messaging frameworks. The post LMS – a Learning Portal that adapts to your Changing Needs appeared first on eLearning Experts.

Mobile Devices in Learning: Utilizing the Ubiquitous Platform for Corporate Learning

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One of the many strengths of the mobile platform is that it really is the primary portal for social communication for many professionals, who are always connected on the social media. Through easy availability of internet, available tools like Wikipedia and YouTube can be utilized to provide background study material – available as and when the learners require. Learning

Create A Social Learning Culture With Origin Konnect

Origin Learning

Konnect- true to its name, Origin Konnect is a next generation social learning platform that helps organizations develop a training and development culture that literally “connects” employees as they learn. This social learning platform serves as a single portal for learning, sharing and collaboration which can be accessed from any device- smartphone, PC or tablet. The results?

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

be difficult to effectively retrofit microlearning into their platforms. social media tools or apps. Components of an ideal Microlearning Platform While technologies exist for distributing and aggregating microlearning, they are not. investment by adopting a platform that not only delivers microlearning content, but also. portal, where they can. About Axonify.14

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

Association eLearning

In short, it’s the learning delivery platform. Or maybe they want to make something completely new but don’t have the tools they need. Can they build a new course without buying an authoring tool? You could invest in a rapid content authoring tool, build the courses in the tool, and then deliver them using an LMS. It sounds like they’re the same thing, right?

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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. . Do you have a LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform. Consumers made the same request regarding content authoring tools several months back, and at last count, I only saw three authoring tool vendors offering this feature. Survey. Lasted for one month. Best Yet.

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

It makes sense then to want to use those powerful and hugely popular platforms for things besides posting cat videos or catching up with Alex from high school. On the other hand, the 140-character limit makes Twitter a handy platform for micro-learning. Besides using Twitter for eLearning delivery, you can also use it as a supplementary tool for your main eLearning platform.

E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen

eLearning 24-7

Recently, I conducted an emerging technology survey related to e-learning and the results show that end users are utilizing technology more then ever before and are seeking product features that LMS and content authoring tools, do not offer at this current time. Interestingly, a large portion of LMS vendors have not optimized their products for the iPad/ iPad2 and with the exception of two content authoring tools, HTML5 capabilities, specifically the ability to output a course in HTML5 does not yet exist. Learning Platforms & Emerging Technology. Tablets. Online Gaming.

Tear down this wall! Seek, Sense, Share

Origin Learning

Harold Jarcherefers to the “Seeking, Sensing, Sharing” pattern in content, learning by using social technology and tools are creating a dynamic learning environment that has a pull rather than a push force at work. These indeed are the features that make social media an appropriate tool of measure for learning. One can re-visit a topic from the posts hosted on the platform.

The Key to Adoption of Collaboration Tools: Process Integration

Social Learning

Plenty has been written about why employees are slow to adopt enterprise collaboration tools.  The more important missing piece for gaining user adoption of enterprise collaboration tools is less obvious.  Social Business as follows: The big failure of social business is a lack of integration of social tools into the collaborative workflow. This makes a lot of sense. 

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

Association eLearning

Open SSL is an open source encryption tool used by almost every ecommerce site on the internet to secure data. 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. You’re shopping for an LMS and behold FREE OPEN SOURCE LMS pops up. you say excitedly. Yes, indeed. Free and open source. Quality.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

We have the tools, but we’re not having enough. can you do with the tools you have to create a. learning platform – to not just be able to “give learners some training”. Our platform (we use. Our platform provides. We provide tools and guides. learning portal, which we can use to report. the market has gone through the roof. We now. learning nuggets.

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

often lament that “if only I’d had more time and access to the tools that would have helped, I could have made a bigger difference.” In short, associations, I was your target audience. Will I need a tool to do that? Have the finalists provide you with a demo and, if possible, a free trial so that you can answer the board’s questions about the platform with confidence. Now What?

Using a Learning Management System as a Communication Platform

Absorb LMS

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. Decide whether you want to send them an e-mail or, if your LMS supports it, a message to their learning portal user interface. Compose the message.

Find out if social learning chemistry works for you!

Origin Learning

Which brings us to the question as to the start of how to craft, design, and lay the foundation of using the social media platform as an effective engagement tool in the sphere of learning? Be it to launch initiatives or trying to make things work, this is a technology platform that has thrown open the doors wide to experiment , explore, and measure the outcomes.

Using social media for eLearning (a look at the top 6 social platforms)

eFront

It makes sense then to want to use those powerful and hugely popular platforms for things besides posting cat videos or catching up with Alex from high school. On the other hand, the 140-character limit makes Twitter a handy platform for micro-learning. Besides using Twitter for eLearning delivery, you can also use it as a supplementary tool for your main eLearning platform.

ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

ZaidLearn

Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? 101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Lets explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! Gmail Social bookmarking tool? Diigo Tool to translate text or a webpage?

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

incredibly useful tool – and like all tools, it’s what. together using online social media tools. (16% vs 2%) FORMAL SOCIAL WORKFLOW. Those adopting 70:20:10 are more likely to use technology to deliver across all phases of the model: Supporting learning in the workflow: 2x more likely to use performance support tools. support tools. In-Focus. Report. Foreword.

LMS State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

Learning Platforms. Built-in authoring tool – If you are expecting something like Storyline, forget it – not there yet; unless vendor has a partnership with an authoring tool vendor – example: Claro. Video courses without being wrapped in an authoring tool. Key Points to Remember. A LMS, learning system, learning platform, whatever term is infrastructure. learning community or hub or portal. The same applies to a learning system or learning platform.  with other platforms (besides those above) doesn’t help. Video.

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CASE Professional Development Portal

Association eLearning

CASE sought a platform which would facilitate access to and delivery of: • self-paced eLearning, • extended and facilitated online courses, • online study groups, • recorded convention and conference sessions, • live and recorded Webinars, • blended courses that combine place-based activities with online activities, and. THE SOLUTION. THE RESULT. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!

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This is not (fill in the blank)

eLearning 24-7

If you listen to content authoring tool vendors who have added the capability of HTML5 it is easy to misunderstand what some are saying is not what you assume to be true. The assumption is that the product can output to HTML5, yet this is hardly true for the vast majority of authoring tools. An app that goes to the SaaS authoring tool – but uses a url to get there.

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Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: Blackboard Roadmap and The Challenges Ahead

Dont Waste Your Time

Analysis: item (test question) analysis, new content editor and updated equation editor, new calendar (including subscription option!), in-line assignment marking and grading, xpPlor (cloud based, cross-Institutional and cross-platform learning object repository), Student engagement & retention, the ‘ active learner ‘: ebooks, text messages, etc.

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.1 #edcmooc

Dont Waste Your Time

Initial thoughts on the course and/or platform (supplemental to my earlier post ): Agree to abide by an ‘honour code’ – much like a learning contract that some places use with students, does anyone have any indication that this works (or not)? There is so much going on, on all the platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Coursera discuss boards, etc.) hopkinsdavid.

Proliferating Portals

Clark Quinn

You want to provide a platform for this knowledge to be shared, discussed, and build upon. hear it all the time: I ask “are you using portals?&# and the reply is “oh, yeah, we’ve got hundreds&#.  Typically, each business unit is providing a portal of their information for others to use. Though fortunately that’s now being baked into most tools.). So people wonder where to go, different units create different mythologies about what portals are useful, some sites aren’t used, others are misused, it’s a mess. Hundreds?

CAS eLearning Portal for CME

Association eLearning

However, CAS found its current online learning platform difficult to maintain and use. There were also many time-consuming, manual processes, including manual verification of non-members and double login to the education portal from CAS’s website. The multi-lingual platform provides CAS’s English and French speaking members, as well as non-members, with improved access to CPD modules.

ICAAP eLearning Portal for CME

Association eLearning

Digitec’s Knowledge Direct® Med platform proved to be the perfect eLearning solution for ICAAP. With the portal and web-based courses in place, physicians are now able to earn CME credit and MOC Part IV credits through the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). MOC Part IV (Practice Improvement CME) Tool. Download the ICAAP Medical Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF.

Gamification of the LMS – A Step Towards Evolution of the Modern LMS

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While applying gaming in learning content, we create timed quizzes, mazes and other such learning tools, which award the learner points, badges or other collectibles. Learners who have accumulated coupons can also be given special ‘first-look’ privileges to new courses that are added on the portal. Learning LMS New Ideas Tools & Technologies WiZDOM v5.0

How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 1

Your Training Edge

The recent explosion of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in higher education has brought with it a whole new set of technology-enabled learning tools. Today, through computers and mobile devices, education can happen anywhere and at any time, and learning involves students not only actively engaging with the content, but also using various tools and platforms to interact with instructors and fellow learners. MOOCs incorporate several different tools for content delivery and these tools are becoming increasingly interactive. What exactly does this mean?

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5 Knowledge Management Tools to Consider

WalkMe Training Station

That is why it is imperative for companies to have the best knowledge management tools; so that every individual gains the ability to use the right knowledge to work more effectively and efficiently, improve the bottom line and understand the products. The best tools to try should easily integrate with your platform and therefore should include features, which enhance knowledge sharing throughout your organization and streamline the process of knowledge management. The Most important Knowledge Management Tools. 1. Fuze Suite. IntelliResponse Virtual Agent. Zendesk.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

Sadly though many still are in the dark on true mobile learning – i.e. not accessing their platform via a mobile web browser. Authoring Tools – With only a small sample of vendors that are SaaS based, pickings are slim. The next day or whenever he has a connection to the Internet, his data gets pushed out from the device and pulled into the platform or tool.

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

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This truly demonstrates the power of social media as a platform of communication. 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. This trend is especially beneficial when procuring software solutions or IT infrastructure – including e-learning platforms.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

In a couple of years, microblogging tools have become very popular.  Twitter has become the number 1 tool for learning in just three years – voted by hundreds of learning professionals in this survey at Jane Hart’s site. Microblogging platforms are a great tool to keep you updated with latest trends & get real time support or answers to questions.

LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

Extended Enterprise – aka Multi-Tenet, Portals-Sub Portals. Course Authoring Tool . Next week: Product Review – Saba Social Learning Platform. Craig Weiss E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning elearning 24/7 LCMS learning portal LMS m-learning craig weiss elearning vendors identifying a LMS LMQ questions lms vendors selecting a LMSWelcome, Welcome. How are you today? Audience: We are Fine – Craig! Glad to hear that. Well, I am here to tell you about an amazing product that can answer your LMS questions. Audience:  OOOOH, GASP!

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

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. Virtual classrooms, which is the same as virtual meetings or webinars – often seen with an integrated platform such as WebEx, GoTo Meeting or their own proprietary one. M/C, T/F, Matching questions – many now offer question banks. Those that don’t are due to: Your tool works only with SCORM 2004 3rd edition, and your LMS only accepts AICC.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

Accepts any courses built in any content authoring tools that are SCORM & AICC compliant – so you can upload and sell your courses that you built in Articulate, Captivate, even open source authoring tools (but they must be standards compliant). It is not a marketplace like Odijoo, where you are stuck within their platform after purchasing your courses, and having to use their system – or as it they pitch it, creating your own “campus or company center&#.  Especially, when they are building the course in a rapid content authoring tool. Twist?

Udemy for you and me

E-Learning Provocateur

It seems like every time you blink, another free tool becomes available to help you create online learning resources. One of them is Udemy – a web-based platform that enables anyone to create and deliver online courses for free. found it to be a simple yet powerful tool. think it’s an excellent tool. thoroughly enjoyed using Udemy. COUPON CODE.

5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

Marketplaces & Exchanges by LMS/Learning Portal Vendors. I see 10-12% growth in this space. Customers of the LMS vendor can sell their courses to other customers who are using the same LMS vendor – the LMS vendor receives either a small percentile or minimum $ amount per course – a marketplace exists;  LMS may or may not be robust does not matter, the only key – you must have the same system or platform as the other customer you are selling to. HTML5 &  Rapid Content Authoring Tools. No particular order. 1.  Lite LMS. They are here and growing.

Sales Team Portal for Content and Expert Access

Tony Karrer

I wanted to share some discussions I've recently had around an interesting project where the company provided the sales team a collaboration, content distribution and expert access portal. Clearly, they wanted/needed the knowledge-exchange platform to be easy to use. They really felt they needed more of a portal. They have another tool they use to put up learning content.

Understanding the Tools of the Social Learning Landscape

The Learning Generalist

I am with Mark Oelhert this morning in his all day workshop about the tools of the Social Learning Landscape. Mark's focus is to look at social media tools, their impact on an organisation's culture. So it's quite pointless to use new tools in an old fashion. cool thing Mark mentions -- social media is not about the tools, it's about the people. fashion. Web 2.0

Future Of Flash Is Open Source

Upside Learning

Looks like a desire to speed up their open-source development around the Flash platform. The new portal called Open@Adobe will hold Adobe’s open source projects in coming days. Adobe has some great development tools like Flash Builder, Flash CS5 which target the runtimes – Flash Player and Adobe AIR. Adobe, recently announced moving their open-source development to Sourceforge.

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

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So, because it’s an activity in which they want to willingly participate, they want the learning platform to look good as well as provide efficient interactions – with the minimum clicks. Making it mine: e-Learning is a self-driven learning process, and thus it is important that the learner finds opportunities to personalize the learning platform. Apps are Hot!:

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Change Management Efforts Are At The Heart Of e-Learning Success: 4 Tried And Tested Ways

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Once the needs of learners are identified, proactive steps can be taken to make the learner comfortable with new platform of learning. Design the learning portal to increase learning ease: The e-learning portal should have a modern look that excites learners and be easy to work on. short video was utilized as a marketing tool for various learning events of the year.

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

eLearning 24-7

already have spoke ad naseum about the pros and cons of any free open source platform, so my criteria on what I feel are the best 10 free open source systems are presented below. Since basically anyone can offer a free open source system, if they have the technical skills to create such a platform, I went about and developed requirements to be part of the process. . One Note:  Open source systems in general are not “turnkey”, which means you have to do some customization to the platform – either heavy customization, adding plugins and so forth.  Criteria.

E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

You could count on your hand the number of vendors even looking at it, and I’m not just talking LMSs/Learning Portals, but content authoring tools and other products. couple of rapid content authoring tool vendors are incorporating HTML5 features in their tool, which can be used on tablets, and of course the iPad. 100% pure mobile learning platform for tablets and smartphones – accepts them all, they plan to launch an app for the iPad to harness its full capabilities soon. That smartphones were the answer to mobile learning. Tablets? Kudos!

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Non-Profit Organizations Also Benefit From e-Learning – An Insight

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With a technology-aided platform, all employees can be engaged with one another on a continuous basis which helps them work better together. Most modern eLearning platforms are equipped with features like content sharing, reporting, calendaring, and administrative tools help employees stay up-to-date and in sync with one another. That’s a true win-win for all. Learning