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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.

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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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?

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

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

Final overall change for the business as a result of the training program, i.e., Improved quality, improved production, decreased costs, increased job satisfaction, reduced problems or accidents, increased sales. 5. Let’s look at an example of each type of objectives: - Course objective: Learners will be able to make 5 entries in a production database in 10 minutes. But because.

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. 

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).

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.

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.

Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible

Cluster the courses based on content types such as Product, Compliance, ERP, etc. impact training for Product Sales, Enterprise Software and. What you need to know to get started. TABLE OF CONTENTS. Migrating Legacy E-learning Courses. to Html5. How to Cluster Courses for Conversion. 5. 8. 9 5 Widely Used Tools Used for HTML5 Output. Summary 10. Page 3/12. on PCs. Reason 1. Reason 2.

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. 

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?

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.

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. 

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.

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?

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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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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Final Post Analysis of #HRTechConf 2015

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According to a source, SumTotal is coming out with a new revamped version – including UI in 2016.  My source tells me that this new version is in production as we speak.  I have reached out to SumTotal about seeing this latest version in the next few weeks.  I’ll keep you posted. For folks who use their product, I was told by a salesperson that xAPI is not on their radar, nor is any type of on/off synch mobile app.  . Considering that the rest of their product was live on various computers, I’m a little confused.  Viewed the product, still underwhelmed. 

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

Dispersed product information. Top-performing sales reps of leading organizations are masters of market knowled- ge, customer needs, their products and services, their value, their competition, and. To contact Docebo, please visit: www.docebo.com BUSINESS VELOCITY New product releases and updates, growing customer needs, shifting market. training, such major product launches.

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.

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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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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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.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

retention, productivity, and employee engagement. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their. employees have the knowledge and skills. they need to succeed. Our experience. and research led us to identify that one. audience organizations consistently. managers. What’s. skills.

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.

2014 E-Learning Awards

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recall a call I was on with a web conferencing vendor and we were using their product and whalla, it stopped working, so we had to talk via phone. . WebEx – that UI is impressive, but I have had mixed experience good and bad with the product, just as I have had with Adobe for that matter. They are also working on the mobile side of the house (I assume xAPI).  I have been told by a source at Microsoft that the product will remain free.  Microsoft Office Mix.  I really like the product and it has so much potential. Everyone loves to win awards. 20th). Nominees.


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. 

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

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100% free but with limitations (and you cannot upgrade – some ATs actually do this – with the goal of you buying another of their products). Sakai has a large faithful following and when you gaze into this product you can see why.  Everyone loves free, especially with software. Free software should be in a class by itself, because it often rumbles into three areas: 100% free with no watermarks, limited features/capabilities. 100% free but with limited features (if you want those gone you pay for it). Especially, people seeking a LMS. Criteria. Offers plugins, add-ons.

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

What are the goals for learning and development? 9 out of 10 of today’s L&D leaders are looking to: Increase on-the-job productivity. times more likely to report benefits relating to productivity and business. 60% want to increase their productivity. 63% report improved productivity. Improving productivity/engagement. productive. In-Focus. Report. Foreword.

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.

Analysis of the LMS space

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What is the big stunner is I have seen only two whose product was unique in bits and pieces. If you are new to the e-learning industry and/or LMS space for that matter, you may be unaware that the LMS market including all the sub-sets of said market is highly fragmented. As a result, it creates a perception that in just a few years, the vendors will hit saturation and then a drop will occur.  The other perceived notion is that in its current state, there are a huge chunk of vendors making peanuts, while others are generating huge amounts of revenue. . Reality. They closed two deals. 

Summer Course Authoring Tool Rankings – Top Ten

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Well, it is a fun product to create a course. This product achieves makes it happen, especially with a slick UI. Nothing like getting your blood boil when you see this ranking and can’t understand why the product is not number one. Feature wise the product has quite a bit, but my biggest gripe with Adobe is that this product always seems to be behind its top competitors.

E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

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For the masses of the e-learning audience, people do not shoot video at a production facility or have one in house; but some do. Some people might convert their PPT to a video (it can be done) OR they have that production facility and shoot their own high quality videos OR they purchase 3rd party content video courses. The biggest and best known of the initial RCATs is Articulate Studio, which uses PowerPoint as a cornerstone to their product. . Gamification among other things involves gaming elements.  Remember those two words – gaming elements. The E-Learning World.

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

Despite its shortcomings, learning technology has a strong correlation to improved KPIs, such as reve- nue, productivity, engagement, costs and turnover. reported that productivity had decreased. © 2016 Brandon Hall Group. Licensed for Distribution by Docebo. The cloud, social tools, mobile technologies, and other advances have created a host of opportunities for. Exploring new and.

LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?

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Marketing spin is about getting you to buy one product versus another. What’s the point of seeing the product if you can’t afford it?  A vendor should be able to give you a ballpark price.  As a child you may have decided that the cookies were a must.  There you are, grabbing them, hiding and munching away (I still do this as an adult).   Anyway, a voice calls out, “Ahem. Where are the cookies?” ”   Your caught, but not before you shove more into your mouth.  Welcome to the world of “do not do this” Adult Stage. You smile with glee. Point.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

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Their product is more geared towards a human capital management system, especially with the BizX Suite. Talk about a system that is under the radar, the product is really quite strong. What can you say, this is a phenomenal product. Add-on Mercury module ($) – news announcements, ability to add banners or videos to advertise or promote courses, new products, etc.,

Readers Q&A on E-Learning

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However, the people I have spoken with at CoD tell me that Learning Cloud (the LMS) is their biggest seller in their product line. If the financial numbers quarterly are so strong, then why is the product, Learning Cloud, lagging in some areas versus others (in comparison with the LMS space on average)? Adobe Captivate Prime – I’m going through the system as we speak, gearing up for my product review – after they launch the LMS, which is scheduled for sometime in August. . Topics covered in this quarter’s Q&A: Assessment Tools in 2020. Drum roll.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

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Numerous vendors posted a full demo of their product on my lmsdemos.com site.  If you (i.e. In an earlier post, I presented the top ten LMSs of 2013-14, but held back on announcing the top 20.  Not anymore.  Below are my top 20 rankings for 2013-14. Before the Top 20, here are the. Top Three Open Source LMSs of 2013-14.  One of these vendors is listed in my top 50. Their name begins with a M and sounds like Noodle. 1. Moodle -  Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source.  Moodle ranks #46. 2.  Opigno – Yes, a new freebie pops up. Notables.