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Product Review: Saba Social

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I admit that in general I have been underwhelmed in the past with Saba. A LMS whose UI is poor, ease of use not there and questionable feature sets and service.  So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. I was surprised. They finally figured it out. Average. Ability to add links, files.

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Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training?

Clive on Learning

I must confess it is now four months since I received an in-depth demonstration from the people at Saba of their People Systems Suites. First off, it’s worth noting that Saba does not seem to have been suffering like so many of its competitors through the downturn: It gained 113 new customers in 2010, which was a record year. What interested me was the extent to which Saba has been remodelling its applications to reflect a very different view of what ‘people systems’ could consist of in the years to come. So what are Saba up to with their latest software?

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Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

The first software element that makes up a virtual world is a synchronous learning tool similar to WebEx or Adobe Connect or Saba’s Centra. Another important element of a metaverse is the social networking capability. The social networking aspects of a metaverse allow learners to interact and share data and information with each other while in the virtual world.

LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

The sixth LMS in the LMSs that kick ass Friday series is Saba. Saba’s primary market is corporate learning with just more than half of all implementations installed behind-the-firewall (largest implementation 2,000,000 learners). Saba is a major player among corporate LMSs -you can say it’s a benchmark system. and the Social Social software phenomena, Saba has long held the point of view that these are meaningful technologies and philosophies that can and do drive real productivity. interviewed Ben Willis, Sr. generation of the suite).

Profile of a learning architect: Tiina Paju-Pomfret

Clive on Learning

portfolio of learning assets was created, which included ‘above the line’ learning interventions (instructor-led classroom and online classroom) as well as ‘below the line’ (e-learning, email and phone support, with corporate social networking groups). This was accomplished using Bupa’s Saba Centra virtual classroom platform. learning architects

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

In the late 1980s a few pioneering companies (Saba, Docent, and Pathlore) set out to build a new generation of systems to manage not only formal training, but also e-learning and other forms of digital content. Saba extended its technology into social and collaboration systems and continued to grow in the high end of the market. Then came talent management. billion. The $1.8

Social Tools Collide with Talent Management Software

Learning on the Leading Edge

Social networking tools have transformed our lives. And as more and more devices become internet-aware (the "internet of things"), social networks will become networks of all activities in our lives (did we leave the sprinklers on this morning?). The Need for Social Tools within HR and Talent Management. Saba introduced its PeopleCloud offering.

Social Tools Collide with Talent Management Software

Learning on the Leading Edge

Social networking tools have transformed our lives. And as more and more devices become internet-aware (the "internet of things"), social networks will become networks of all activities in our lives (did we leave the sprinklers on this morning?). The Need for Social Tools within HR and Talent Management. Saba introduced its PeopleCloud offering.

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

In the late 1980s a few pioneering companies (Saba, Docent, and Pathlore) set out to build a new generation of systems to manage not only formal training, but also e-learning and other forms of digital content. Saba extended its technology into social and collaboration systems and continued to grow in the high end of the market. Then came talent management. billion. The $1.8

The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry

Learning on the Leading Edge

In the late 1980s a few pioneering companies (Saba, Docent, and Pathlore) set out to build a new generation of systems to manage not only formal training, but also e-learning and other forms of digital content. Saba extended its technology into social and collaboration systems and continued to grow in the high end of the market. Then came talent management. billion. The $1.8

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. Device Diversity is the “New Normal” Mobile Apps Become Essential to Enterprise mLearning Pad/Tablet Use Explodes Authoring Tools Will Evolve Private Social Networks Win Over Public Market Consolidations Will Occur Here Come the Experts! Badgeville allows you to add a social game layer onto your content.

Learning Goes Social

CLO Magazine

As corporate America continues to embrace social tools for learning and development, social learning has shed its reputation as a transient industry buzzword. The ability to collaborate, innovate and gain expertise in real time has never been easier — and vendors in the learning industry who believe the sky’s the limit are working to ensure this is just the beginning of the social collaboration era. Meanwhile, social learning tools and platforms ranked near the bottom. “Many organizations see this as an opportunity to augment informal development.

LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

This is the seventh featured system in my Friday series highlighting LMSs that are doing innovative, kick-ass things with social media. 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. The first, the “Embedded Model,” weaves social learning opportunities throughout the asynchronous learning experience.

The Education World is changing

Viplav Baxi Meanderings

Features such as the ability to integrate with social networks and media, the ability to use informal learning pedagogy within the structured confines of the traditional environment, the ability to apply traditional business analytics to the learning process, the ability to work with mobile devices for content delivery and interaction and the ability to be open and adaptive to learning needs, are now surfacing in products. 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

SuccessFactors Acquires Jambok - Is this Corporate Learning 3.0?

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week SuccessFactors announced the acquisition of Jambok, a small platform company with an innovative and powerful solution for social learning and knowledge sharing. Jambok's product competes directly with solutions like Saba Live, the Plateau Talent Gateway, and even Sharepoint and YouTube itself (you can create your own YouTube channel if you dont mind sharing.)

SuccessFactors Acquires Jambok - Is this Corporate Learning 3.0?

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week SuccessFactors announced the acquisition of Jambok, a small platform company with an innovative and powerful solution for social learning and knowledge sharing. Jambok's product competes directly with solutions like Saba Live, the Plateau Talent Gateway, and even Sharepoint and YouTube itself (you can create your own YouTube channel if you dont mind sharing.)

A Confluence of Benefits

Learning on the Leading Edge

As followers of this blog and of our reserach well know, social learning is changing the learning industry in ways both explicit and implicit. It is not surprising then that ELearning Magazine now includes a social learning tool category in its yearly awards. Despite yeoman efforts on the part of many of the learning systems and tools providers to develop social learning capabilities, there are no established learning industry representatives in this group. The winner: Atlassian and their wiki-based enterprise social software platfrom, Confluence. Sorry. Thanks.

A Confluence of Benefits

Learning on the Leading Edge

As followers of this blog and of our reserach well know, social learning is changing the learning industry in ways both explicit and implicit. It is not surprising then that ELearning Magazine now includes a social learning tool category in its yearly awards. Despite yeoman efforts on the part of many of the learning systems and tools providers to develop social learning capabilities, there are no established learning industry representatives in this group. The winner: Atlassian and their wiki-based enterprise social software platfrom, Confluence. Sorry. Thanks.

A Confluence of Benefits

Learning on the Leading Edge

As followers of this blog and of our reserach well know, social learning is changing the learning industry in ways both explicit and implicit. It is not surprising then that ELearning Magazine now includes a social learning tool category in its yearly awards. Despite yeoman efforts on the part of many of the learning systems and tools providers to develop social learning capabilities, there are no established learning industry representatives in this group. The winner: Atlassian and their wiki-based enterprise social software platfrom, Confluence. Sorry. Thanks.

Friday ReFlects #3 - Social Learning in Ireland Edition

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting a somewhat loose and rapid-fire version of our workshop on developing a social learning strategy as part of 2010 edition of the Irish Learning Showcase. The Showcase is a recurring mini-conference and networking opportunity co-sponsored by the Irish Learning Alliance (a consortium of Ireland-based learning industry providers) and Enterprise Ireland.

Friday ReFlects #3 - Social Learning in Ireland Edition

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting a somewhat loose and rapid-fire version of our workshop on developing a social learning strategy as part of 2010 edition of the Irish Learning Showcase. The Showcase is a recurring mini-conference and networking opportunity co-sponsored by the Irish Learning Alliance (a consortium of Ireland-based learning industry providers) and Enterprise Ireland.

Friday ReFlects #3 - Social Learning in Ireland Edition

Learning on the Leading Edge

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting a somewhat loose and rapid-fire version of our workshop on developing a social learning strategy as part of 2010 edition of the Irish Learning Showcase. The Showcase is a recurring mini-conference and networking opportunity co-sponsored by the Irish Learning Alliance (a consortium of Ireland-based learning industry providers) and Enterprise Ireland.

Systems of Engagement vs. Systems of Record - About HR software, design. and Workday

Learning on the Leading Edge

" Systems of Engagement " are systems which are used directly by employees for "sticky uses" - like email, collaboration systems, and new social networking and learning systems. Modern "design-centric" HR/ERP systems (like Workday, Silkroad Point, Saba PeopleCloud, Taleo, SuccessFactors, Kronos, and many others) are being designed differently.

Friday ReFlects #4 - Virtual Classroom Edition

Learning on the Leading Edge

More recently, however, the convergence of rapid content development tools and social software has many companies using these systems in very different ways. Learners can access learning content, assignments, news, alerts, social and collaborative learning activities, and integrated virtual classroom spaces. But, as we’ve noted in past case studies such the amazing work being done at Westinghouse Electric , the higher-ed model for distance learning is a remarkably effective strategy for blending social learning with formal learning in the corporate world. Hello there.

Friday ReFlects #4 - Virtual Classroom Edition

Learning on the Leading Edge

More recently, however, the convergence of rapid content development tools and social software has many companies using these systems in very different ways. Learners can access learning content, assignments, news, alerts, social and collaborative learning activities, and integrated virtual classroom spaces. But, as we’ve noted in past case studies such the amazing work being done at Westinghouse Electric , the higher-ed model for distance learning is a remarkably effective strategy for blending social learning with formal learning in the corporate world. Hello there.

Friday ReFlects #4 - Virtual Classroom Edition

Learning on the Leading Edge

More recently, however, the convergence of rapid content development tools and social software has many companies using these systems in very different ways. Learners can access learning content, assignments, news, alerts, social and collaborative learning activities, and integrated virtual classroom spaces. But, as we’ve noted in past case studies such the amazing work being done at Westinghouse Electric , the higher-ed model for distance learning is a remarkably effective strategy for blending social learning with formal learning in the corporate world. Hello there.

SuccessFactors Q2 2011 Earnings - Plateau Moves to SaaS Focus

Learning on the Leading Edge

New areas of HR software like the various elements of social recruiting, management of the contingent workforce, rewards and recognition management (another white hot space), engagement management, employee self-service, internal social networking, and workforce scheduling are all getting "thrown in" to the talent management software market. It does, however, open up the licensed LMS market to other vendors like Saba and Meridian (who continue to grow). First, from a financial standpoint SuccessFactors continues to grow at an amazing rate. Final thoughts.

SuccessFactors Q2 2011 Earnings - Plateau Moves to SaaS Focus

Learning on the Leading Edge

New areas of HR software like the various elements of social recruiting, management of the contingent workforce, rewards and recognition management (another white hot space), engagement management, employee self-service, internal social networking, and workforce scheduling are all getting "thrown in" to the talent management software market. It does, however, open up the licensed LMS market to other vendors like Saba and Meridian (who continue to grow). First, from a financial standpoint SuccessFactors continues to grow at an amazing rate. Final thoughts.

The Problem of Content - Part 2 - I Want it Now!

Learning on the Leading Edge

Social Learning. Finally, and perhaps of most interest to L&D departments, there are a growing number of providers of purpose-built platforms for leveraging the natural social learning behaviors of employees as a corporate learning strategy. The Problem: Expectations of Speed and Accessibility. We are drowning in content. Water,water everywhere, and not a drop to drink!

The Problem of Content - Part 2 - I Want it Now!

Learning on the Leading Edge

Social Learning. Finally, and perhaps of most interest to L&D departments, there are a growing number of providers of purpose-built platforms for leveraging the natural social learning behaviors of employees as a corporate learning strategy. The Challenge: Expectations of Speed and Accessibility. We are drowning in content. Water,water everywhere, and not a drop to drink!

The Problem of Content - Part 2 - I Want it Now!

Learning on the Leading Edge

Social Learning. Finally, and perhaps of most interest to L&D departments, there are a growing number of providers of purpose-built platforms for leveraging the natural social learning behaviors of employees as a corporate learning strategy. The Challenge: Expectations of Speed and Accessibility. We are drowning in content. Water,water everywhere, and not a drop to drink!

Update from TaleoWorld 2011: Talent Intelligence, Mobile, and LinkedIn Partnership

Learning on the Leading Edge

This framework also shows how Taleo has deliberately decided not to compete directly with collaboration software companies like Jive, Microsoft, Salesforce-Chatter, Cisco, and IBM - a strategy which differs greatly from SuccessFactors, Saba, and Cornerstone - each of which are selling their own social software modules. In social recruiting Taleo is considered a platform of choice.

HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update

Learning on the Leading Edge

" They have mobile features (GPS, location awareness, cellular networks) but the idea that they are somehow "different" or "lesser" than PC's is obsolete. We just completed another HR TechnologyConference and the attendance set records. Let me share just a few findings and some hot topics of interest. Mobile Technology - Immature Market but White Hot. ").

HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update

Learning on the Leading Edge

" They have mobile features (GPS, location awareness, cellular networks) but the idea that they are somehow "different" or "lesser" than PC's is obsolete. We just completed another HR TechnologyConference and the attendance set records. Let me share just a few findings and some hot topics of interest. Mobile Technology - Immature Market but White Hot. ").