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Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

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The name alone “Adobe” is a strong brand, highly recognized in the tech industry.  If you are a fan of Adobe products and love Captivate the authoring tool or Connect, then having the LMS wouldn’t be out of the question. If you do not have those Adobe e-learning offerings, but have Adobe products, again, it is not out of the realm to see you purchasing the solution.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

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bring you my top picks for a wide swath of products on the online learning space. Uberconference.  I use this product on a daily basis and it packs a whallop. Top of the product line when it comes to video capture, editing and well, video course builds from an output standpoint. Tagged: authoring tools , Best products , e-learning , e-learning awards , video , video tools.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

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Product Roadmap for 2017. It’s that time of the year, when research firms, industry firms, Fred your mailman and Judy the person who nags you each day you come into your office, announces their best of the best awards. And I’m along with them. Well, sort of for authoring tools.  For the whole whammy of LMSs, the list has been out for nearly 12 months (for 2016). You can still buy the 2016 Top 50 LMS Report (BTW). Let’s move on to 2017… The report is being built as we speak, with a release for purchase on Jan. 30, 2017. . All of their information, ranking, etc.

What is in store for the LMS Space: My Forecasts for 2016

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Yes it will be a splash, it’s Workday after all, but their product IMO is targeting some certain folks i.e. Cornerstone, SuccessFactors, SumTotal by Skillsoft and to a lesser degree Saba. Lately there have been quite a few articles relating to where the LMS is heading, what is the future of the LMS market and so forth. All interesting reads, but do they really get to the heart of the matter, which is how will it affect you the buyer and what advantages are available for the supplier (i.e. vendor)? Forecast #1. Curating Content. Not just capturing links and content on the internet. 

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Quality Control process for E-Learning

Tools and Techniques for Managing Hardware and Software Testing, Rex Black writes, “…quality control is concerned with product, quality assurance with process.”. He continues: “Quality Assurance is generally defined as the process used to ensure a product meets. It consists of activities that occur before and during the production. product exists.” - Black. PROCESS.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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Objects, Triggers, Conditions, Layers and more – For authoring folks who either have the skill set, or have hit the top of their product and want to push forward – more authoring tools are embracing those feature sets. A few have gone beyond that, thus if you are an ID person, there is hope. Every product can do it.   Learning games in the authoring tool product

Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

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Would wear a t-shirt if they gave me one (no need to send).  If it in my mind one of the best ten products to hit the e-learning cycle in the last five years.  I kid you not. Supports Tin Can – Should be universal with every product out there it isn’t. Tutorials when opening the product – Good, but. Let me see, desktop product.  Speed 2 – Awful. 

The E-Learning Slug Awards

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The people who build some of these products, well… And now the AWARDS. It’s going to be a slugfest. Slugging it out? Slugfantastic! Yes, I made up that word, but go with it. I don’t know about you, but while I love giving out awards to systems, authoring tools and e-learning tools that deserve it, rarely do you hear about platforms that are slugs. . Equally, where the industry loves jargon, buzz words and the latest whatever, some deserve to be in the slug folder.  Maybe they need a squish or perhaps just a little push with a stick to go faster. slug to pass you by?

Product Review: Totara

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Blog – This was on the trial and for a nice product like this – it should be removed for the trial.  It is sooo boring. While that makes sense, what hurts the product is the overkill of information. know Totara is going to say that the product is built on open source and the folks who are buying it know the technical aspects/Moodle and thus this isn’t an issue.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

The final product shows a direct link between the training and the goals of the. Instructional design approaches, current thinking and modern production values aside, a. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning. Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. capital. of learners. You’re.

Top 10 NextGen LMSs for 2015-2016

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This product is not for everyone – and I want to repeat that – not for everyone. . har har, oh I’m on fire today. #7 learndot –  When I saw this product a few months back, I admit I gave them an earful. Open ID is in the product – I love that! Lots to get do, so little time or space for that matter. What I am seeing. Less statistics.  Now it is as though we have come full circle but the exception being nicer graphics and UIs. zzzz, oh sorry about that. I was drooling on my keyboard. As a Result. Lastly there is the whole UI thing.  Step three?

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Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015

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Usually I list the others first, then the top tool or top product at the bottom to build excitement. Okay, all set.  Oh, and for those folks wondering whether I am getting any money from these listings of products, the answer is a huge NO.  NO affiliate money, no nothing.  As with anything I do, always independent and fair. Anyway, he launched this product and it really is very cool.  As you can surmise it enables you to create demos of your product, content, etc.  A demo can easily become a course.   Well it is that time of the year.  Unusual? Oh, in so many ways. 

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Build Gr8 Micro-Learning Course

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There is ZERO reason that authoring tool vendors (as a whole) are ignoring this and then tell people are product enables you build courses, as though it is enough. For months I’ve been telling folks that if they want to learn how to build outstanding courses, they should surf deep into the search engines, locate the information and begin their learning experience. I was wrong. Now before you go “WHAT?”, ”, let me tell you why.  Outdated and seriously who is using this? have yet to meet an educator who uses Gagne.  ADDIE?  Theory loaded garbage? Video based course.

E-Learning 24/7 Superhero Reader Edition: LRS Pros/Cons, Course design – what works

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Next week:  Product Review of SumTotal Learn by Skillsoft . Welcome, to another installment of Q&A where readers of the E-Learning 24/7 send me questions via e-mail and I respond (okay, I select a few and respond, but you probably figured that out). Couple of quick housekeeping notes – starting in March, the blog will be posted on Saturdays.  Take that Big Data! Well, it is now).

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

Multi-year cycles for product. productivity and feel a lack of engagement. often correlate with productivity gains. sponsors care about such as retention, productivity, and employee engagement. aimed at increasing its focus on product. in productivity, a better co-ordination amongst. 1Making Dynamic Performance. more dynamic approach to managing. sprints.

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

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Oracle Taleo – Seriously, either overhaul this thing or dump it and torch it.   I feel bad for the folks who were learn.com, then thought Taleo would improve it, then Oracle.   And BTW, nearly every LMS can interface with Oracle products. NEO LMS is similar to Matrix, they say they are separate companies and yes, that is true, but the product is more than similar, I smell doppelganger here – reminds me how many people you run into that are duplicates of someone you know (or is it just me, that see’s it?). Not everyone gets in. Sorry, that’s marketing. 

Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

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The user interface is slick and feature wise the product has a lot to offer. I see them in the mid size market, 1,000-10,000 users, but again can easily go 10,000 and more users – so don’t let that be a deal breaker if you are checking them out.  Back for another installment of the rankings. The final rankings will be the top 25 LMSs of 2013, will be posted in December.

Your Top Three Gamification LMSs for 2016

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First off, you can’t judge a web site by the product, because well, the web site stinks.  Three.  It is the magic number.  Well, actually, probably it isn’t, but let’s roll with it. As with anything that involves rankings there will be conjecture on this or whether it really belongs with that. Most of all, folks will wonder why there system isn’t in my top three.  Or they will wonder what they can do it be in the top three of whatever the topic happens to be. That was so yesteryear.   You must adapt, you must enhance and frankly, you must change. Is it an LMS?

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

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If I am an authoring tool vendor, I would explore what is happening in the authoring tool market, what my product looks like, how I can make it better for my target audience and what do I see or others I trust see the e-learning space is heading. . Two problems that I see with PPT being used as an authoring tool is that to make it engaging, fun and interactive you have to use what the product includes, and those templates are a mixed bag.  . If you are doing the course link – how about making your product compatible with some of the apps in Zapier or at least Gmail?

21 CFR Part 11 Frequently Asked Questions

No vendor can claim that his or her software products are certified Part 11 compliant. say that he has all of the Technical Controls for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance built into his product. consistently) along with using products with the correct Technical Controls for overall Part 11 compliance. beverage manufacturing). Additionally, some organizations that. 21 CFR Part 11.

Future Technologies – Get Ready because they could change the way we learn online

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If you haven’t heard, and most people have not, there is a product out there called Blippar.  One product, Jaspersoft 6.1 is intriguing.  But for mass usage in some ways, just doesn’t seem on task.  It would be more likely that someone would use a drone for learning (that would be cool, just to see), than mass produce a learning product with biometrics and RFID (although I do use that technology). Say out loud learning technology and the two words just seem not to go together. Learning? You mean the classroom?  Technology?  Some clearly will, others, maybe not. 

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

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best products that work under water (summer time) and from the e-learning prospective – the best authoring tools. always prefer going from 10 to 1, it builds excitement. #10: TechSmith Camtasia Studio – I’ve debated numerous times if a product that is more of a screen recorder with added feature sets deserves to be in an authoring tool set. Everyone loves lists.

Creating an e-learning strategy that works

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Perhaps you are seeking a mentoring product or a syllabus management tool or plagiarism detection tool or VR tool or whatever. It should be broken down by line item of each of those components (products you will need). The Conversation. A: “We need to have online learning” B: “Huh? ” A: “I was told we must have e-learning. I’m not really sure what it is, but I know it is popular, so we must have it” B: “Okay, what should I look for?” ” A: “We need a LMS. So look for that.  ” B:  “Ok.” Education?

What is our role in online learning?

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Or increasing the sales of products and services for customers and clients in the B2B/B2C space?  Initially this post was going to be whether or not LMSs have become commodities (they haven’t). . However, after reading another article on another country (Brazil) in a depression, China and its economic woes, the under utilization of many employees in the United States (due to the past recession) along with folks who have given up looking for work or finding a job still difficult to acquire, a post on such an initial topic didn’t see the right thing to do. The Possibilities.

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Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

as retention, productivity, and employee. at increasing its focus on product. in productivity, a better co-ordination amongst. From Performance Management. to Performance Development eGuide 2Part 2: A Roadmap. for Change In Part 1 of this eGuide, we explored the confluence. of factors that’s driving change in how performance. is managed and how organizations are moving. away from the traditional annual review process to. more real-time dynamic approach. This all sounds. very logical, of course, until an organization starts to. be some very real barriers to moving forward.

LMS Potluck

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OR would you rather feel more comfortable knowing that said mechanic attended some session with someone from a training department with the parts company, who had the extensive knowledge and thus experience to provide it? I don’t care how many years that salesperson has with the product.  Rather than spending some additional bucks on some doo-dah in your office or hiring an additional sales person, YOU actually hire a training or L&D director and at least, let them provide the training on your product. . Before we dive in, just a couple of updates. a. Absolutely.  Yep. .

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

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We created a strategic framework that mapped knowledge sharing to measurable gains in productivity, quality and revenue. What people really want to know about is if something conforms to the specification — meaning “does this product actually do xAPI the way the spec says it must?” Today’s post is quite unique since it takes a different path than previous posts. years.

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On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

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In 2012 it has been all about collaborative/peer review with authoring products, and it still will be in 2013, but the avatars/actors with/without backgrounds are going to be in “fuego” Where can it go? As a whole we like products that offer some form of personalization. Yeah I know its not the end of the year, when such forecasts tend to show up in droves. HTML5. TinCan.

To be or not to be Moodle

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wish many products in the e-learning market had such a fan base, oh wait, Articulate does, but on the LMS side of the house, not really.  I mean people either really love their system, dislike it and stick with it, or dislike it and search out another platform, but Moodle has fanatics (and I mean no disrespect to that). Additional fees can spring up – some people use APIs from other products, including those that are fee based.  If you have thousands of registrants, you might need to have a company oversee that to get them into your platform. Not a fan of it. The heartache.

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The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

drives more productive conversations. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). happening now. If the.

70-20-10 : No longer applicable to online learning – and here’s why

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know of a great product that I would use in my LMS, that is designed, IMO to deliver a great coaching experience (albeit they do not use it – product in that fashion). In just a couple of weeks, I’ll be heading on over to London then unto Berlin to speak at Online Educa Berlin. digress, my new coffee, “Death Wish” (actual name) is starting to kick in.  And yes, the name reflects the power err empowerment. “The Truth? You Can’t Handle the Truth” 70-20-10.  I’ll be up front here. Who does that? It no longer applies to e-learning.

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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. I admit I love lists.  I’m one of those people who sees a book of lists about anything and then I must have it. must read it.  I just like lists.  It seems to me that there are others who also love lists. After all there is a social media site dedicated to people making their own lists and then sharing those lists with other people. Yep, people love lists. Yet, other times, the list carries value and benefit.  Channel Partners. Distribution partners. Uh, no.

Video Learning Platforms

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While a video learning platform might have multiple products at the end of the day it is built upon two key components (which they all have in some form). The KV Studio is the product to look at.  What I love is their Exchange marketplace which lists an extensive list of partners that can integrate, support or work with their product. Flashback. Beta is better, but VHS wins. 

DevLearn 2014 Conference Review

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Seriously though, as a result of the broken bones in my foot and use of such scooter, I did not attend as many sessions as I wanted, but was able to stop by and take a deeper dive at many products. Best Product at DevLearn 2014. By far the coolest product at this year’s show.  However, the rest of the product and all the other stuff listed above will work in any browser.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

drives more productive conversations. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). happening now. If the.

Gamification in E-Learning – Are you really learning?

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recall a few years back talking to a vendor whose product included incentive points for their learners.  I’m an addict. An addict for games. Not just any type of game mind you, rather one that I can win at.  I readily admit to playing my Xbox 360 late into the night forgetting that I have to rise and shine early. By the Numbers. Billion dollars by 2016 (M2 Research). Not at all.