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5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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Thus, your competition expands: Large size vendors such as Saba, Cornerstone On Demand, SumTotal, Taleo, SuccessFactors – recently acquired by SAP. Wiki usage is down – again, why I am still seeing wikis? Every year, I identify five trends that I am seeing in the industry as a whole, and forecast on where they will be heading throughout the year. In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. Here now are five trends and their respected forecasts. ” The Future. #1.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

For web pages, wiki pages, PDFs, Word Docs and other standard content that's easy. For example, SumTotal Systems recently announced SumTotal Stream that provides integration with particular tools: Microsoft Outlook: SumTotal's integration allows access to Talent Development tasks within the widely adopted Microsoft Outlook email client. Facebook: With SumTotal's new Facebook Application, employees who typically use this Social Network will be able to receive Talent Development alerts and connect with colleagues all while in the Facebook site. Please chime in.

How to Measure Social Learning

CLO Magazine

In 2009, Telus’ wikis and blogs garnered 23,000 pageviews from employees; in 2011, that number grew to 308,676. For those who prefer to keep social learning measurement simple, matching usage data and correlating it with performance is also an option, said Bill Docherty, vice president of product management at talent development firm SumTotal Systems Inc. Social learning has yet to become a standard in many organizations. But for those where it has, measuring it has become a challenge. Here’s what some firms have figured out. How many users are posting comments?

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

The session was hosted by SumTotal Systems. Wikis - most versatile; can build just about anything on it. provide up-front training/coaching, maintain content, allow for emergence during growth/maintenance, involve a broad cross-section of people, consider templates for consistency, identify super-workers/techies to pilot wikis, seek feedback/evaluate. References / Resources Used (additional to those linked to above): SumTotal, Harnessing the Power of Informal Learning Technology , White Paper. Managing Wikis In Business. SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total).

The Amazing HR Technology Conference

Learning on the Leading Edge

Once again it's time to start making plans to come to Las Vegas (not Chicago this year, thank god) to the annual HR Technology Conference. This conference (October 3-5, 2011) is by far the biggest and most educational place to go to learn about HR technologies of all shapes and sizes. And Bill has invited many more. New Solutions for Performance and Talent Management. Please come join us.

The Amazing HR Technology Conference

Learning on the Leading Edge

Once again it's time to start making plans to come to Las Vegas (not Chicago this year, thank god) to the annual HR Technology Conference. This conference (October 3-5, 2011) is by far the biggest and most educational place to go to learn about HR technologies of all shapes and sizes. Randy McDonald from IBM will talk about how IBM manages its workforce and implements global talent analytics.

Apples and Pears

Clive on Learning

Now I don't normally get very excited about LMSs but these awards attracted my attention, because in amongst the Sabas and the SumTotals was little ol' open-source Moodle: Award for market share - Small and Medium Corporate Learning Management Systems - Platinum award: Moodle. LMSs (Saba, SumTotal, SkillPort, etc.) Moodle (and I believe Blackboard in its latest release), even includes blogging and wiki tools. Yesterday eLearning Guild announced their Member's Choice Awards for Learning Management Systems (LMS). Perhaps they use an LMS and a VLE. Interesting times

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

In fact, each of the “Four Horsemen” who rule the enterprise – namely SumTotal , Saba , Plateau & Geolearning – gave it a go in some way although no one outside their immediate customers or PR agencies seemed to notice. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! On balance, it was an interesting year and there were far more expected outcomes than there were actual surprises.

Do You WANT an LMS? Does a Learner WANT an LMS?

Tony Karrer

Wiki's have exploded onto the scene. 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. However, the "what's next" question has become more challenging recently as we've seen the rapid growth of simple and easy to deploy tools displacing more complex systems.

LMS 2

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

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). The years associated with Wiki suggest it was more discussed a couple years ago and now is discussed less. I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training. In each case, these are crude in that they look only at what terms people are using in a given content set. have doubts about the validity of these data. Just a thought. Seems so long ago. :) How about 2005 ?

EduTools (Decision-making tools for e-learning)

ZaidLearn

Having said that you better use commercial e-learning decision-making tools from Brandon-Hall and Bersin & Associates , if you are planning to compare tools such as SumTotal and Saba (It might cost you a bit, but it could save you from wasting precious time and buckets of golden coins later). Study the EduTools decision making tool to get a better idea, if you are not sure.

Confused of Brighton

Clive on Learning

The next generation of authoring tools included a handful of really serious players, notably Authorware (now with Adobe) and Toolbook (now with SumTotal), both still going although not so strongly. Think Word, PowerPoint, mass market audio and video editors, wikis and other simple content management tools - applications that we use every day and which can be applied with some success in learning contexts. Two situations recently have got me thinking about e-learning authoring tools. To achieve this while comparing apples with apples is nigh on impossible. Have you ?

eLearning User Groups

eLearning Weekly

SumTotal. blogs, wikis, etc.) Last week I went to the Metrics That Matter user group in Chicago. During my trip, I started thinking about user groups related to learning and technology. Other than conferences, where do learning and technology professionals get together to discuss ideas with each other? Conferences are great; I attend them and present at them on a fairly regular basis. But too often these events are more focused on presentations than collaboration and idea sharing. What other ways do we have to interact directly with each other? came up with a list of ideas below.

EduTools (Decision-making tools for e-learning)

ZaidLearn

Having said that you better use commercial e-learning decision-making tools from Brandon-Hall and Bersin & Associates , if you are planning to compare tools such as SumTotal and Saba (It might cost you a bit, but it could save you from wasting precious time and buckets of golden coins later). URL: [link] "WCET’s EduTools provides independent reviews, side-by-side comparisons, and consulting services to assist decision-making in the e-learning community. Study the EduTools decision making tool to get a better idea, if you are not sure. mail, CRM, ERP, etc).

Learning from Higher Education

Gram Consulting

Business e-learning has focused on short self-paced, independent, interactive learning module typically delivered via an LMS designed to store, deliver and track progress (think Plateau/SumTotal etc). applications like wiki’s, blogs and social networking have made significant headway in higher education. I’ve worked in learning design and management in both business and higher education settings and the differences in how e-learning technology is used in these two worlds is striking.   Building collaboration and social learning into business training. Web 2.0

The LCMS at a Crossroads

Learning on the Leading Edge

These skeptics would argue that you can use any of hundreds of alternative options out there (many sold by the content development tools providers) - running the gamut from traditional content and document management systems to new social software tools such as wikis. GeoLearning, Learn.com, Saba, and SumTotal all have broad and widespread adoption of their LCMSs, even though it is embedded into their platforms. We will soon publish our brand new research study of the learning management systems market: Learning Management Systems 2010 (available soon). link].

The LCMS at a Crossroads

Learning on the Leading Edge

These skeptics would argue that you can use any of hundreds of alternative options out there (many sold by the content development tools providers) - running the gamut from traditional content and document management systems to new social software tools such as wikis. GeoLearning, Learn.com, Saba, and SumTotal all have broad and widespread adoption of their LCMSs, even though it is embedded into their platforms. We will soon publish our brand new research study of the learning management systems market: Learning Management Systems 2010 (available soon). link].

The LCMS at a Crossroads

Learning on the Leading Edge

These skeptics would argue that you can use any of hundreds of alternative options out there (many sold by the content development tools providers) - running the gamut from traditional content and document management systems to new social software tools such as wikis. GeoLearning, Learn.com, Saba, and SumTotal all have broad and widespread adoption of their LCMSs, even though it is embedded into their platforms. We will soon publish our brand new research study of the learning management systems market: Learning Management Systems 2010 (available soon).

The LCMS at a Crossroads

Learning on the Leading Edge

These skeptics would argue that you can use any of hundreds of alternative options out there (many sold by the content development tools providers) - running the gamut from traditional content and document management systems to new social software tools such as wikis. GeoLearning, Learn.com, Saba, and SumTotal all have broad and widespread adoption of their LCMSs, even though it is embedded into their platforms. We will soon publish our brand new research study of the learning management systems market: Learning Management Systems 2010 (available soon).

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

The session was hosted by SumTotal Systems. Coming back after a week of being mostly disconnected I'm woefully behind on email and even more so on my reading. Luckily, I have a short cut to seeing the stuff that is generating interest across most of the top eLearning bloggers. So, here's the hot list for April 1 - April 11 via eLearning Learning. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals. Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. It always looks much easier than it is. Web 2.0