Product Review: Saba Social
AUGUST 12, 2011
I admit that in general I have been underwhelmed in the past with Saba. So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience.
Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training?
Clive on Learning
JANUARY 12, 2011
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?
Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse
JANUARY 29, 2009
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
JANUARY 2, 2009
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. Director, Product Strategy who is responsible for Saba’s Social Media strategy about their product “ Saba Social.. Q: What social media tools has Saba incorporated into their LMS? suite. Thanks Ben.
Learning Goes Social
SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
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
JANUARY 9, 2009
This is the seventh featured system in my Friday series highlighting LMSs that are doing innovative, kick-ass things with social media. I 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 social media available within the Mzinga LMS includes blogs, discussions, rating, comments, and social profiles.
New offerings provide a gateway to Learning 2.0
Clive on Learning
OCTOBER 22, 2008
The first is from one of the major corporate LMS providers, Saba. According to the announcement , Saba Social will incorporate "comprehensive social networking tools - blogs, communities of practice, wikis, discussion boards and social connection capabilities will enable people to conduct informal knowledge exchange, build connected communities and extend blended learning." " The new system integrates with other tools in the Saba suites, including web conferencing, performance management and other HR processes. starting point.
2010: mLearning Year in Review
DECEMBER 27, 2010
Traditional "e"-learning vendors will all jump into the "m"-learning and social networking spaces with "first generation" offerings they believe will address the mobile requirements of their customers and prospects; these early efforts will prove largely ineffective as evidenced by their many iterative and incremental updates, retries and course corrections. A.K.A. Maybe next year.
Do You WANT an LMS? Does a Learner WANT an LMS?
JULY 26, 2006
If you look at what's going on at Saba, SumTotal or any of the major players, they are adding features and major functional areas at an amazing pace. In fact, many of us have all created our own Personal Learning Environment by cobbling together using a variety of tools (RSS Reader, Bookmarking, Social Networking, Desktop Search, Web Search, Personal Learning Blog, To Do Lists).
JULY 20, 2009
Take a look at the companies: Saba (28) GeoLearning (17) SumTotal (22) Meridian (9) Cornerstone (19) You notice the counts are out of order (not descending). When you look at the keywords on the left you see things like: Social Learning (356) Social Media (411) Twitter (725) Google Wave (22) Camtasia (76) Adobe Captivate (71) Social Network (460) Now, the content set in this case are highly skewed towards innovators as compared to the topic sets being used by my past analysis (training conferences). I have doubts about the validity of these data.
Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?
JULY 21, 2010
Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? Is There a Better Way to Social Learning? My conversation with George was no exception as we spoke at length about Connectivism , social learning networks, and the future of current learning technologies (LMS, LCMS, etc.) in light of social media. Well said.
Learning Developments: WBT Development Toolbox
DECEMBER 15, 2008
My goals for selecting a content authoring product are as follows: Ability to easily import from existing course materials made in Word and PowerPoint Ability to export to SCORM 1.2/2004 Ability to create simulations Ability to use UI templates or global “skins Must be easy to use Must be able to create interactive content that keeps the user engaged I looked at several products including IBM Content Producer, IBM Simulation Producer, Wimba Create , SumTotal Toolbox , Lectora/Saba Publisher , Thesis Rapid SCORM , Articulate , and Adobe Captivate. Learning Developments. Shoaf.
Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace
FEBRUARY 26, 2009
This was the first time I presented on this topic and the first time I led a session using Saba’s Centra platform. Google, Google Scholar, and Wikipedia for homework, the school’s VLE/LMS, instant message, text, profile on a social networking service like Facebook or MySpace.). Neomillennial User Experience Design Strategies: Utilizing social networking media to support “always on” learning styles. Here are the slides from an online session I did yesterday on Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace. Great questions, great crowd, no big tech issues.