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Five Things Not to do While Selecting an LMS

Upside Learning

With respect to salesmen and the time they get to demonstrate a product for the first time, do not buy the system right after. As one of the vendors ourselves, I have found that a few (ok, I’ll admit, more than a few) customers make assumptions that the vendor would take care of all such assumed items automatically and that they are obvious. These tips are from our own experience of selling, customizing and implementing LMS systems over the years.

Seven Tips for an Easy and Effective LMS Switch

Upside Learning

I’d written a few posts on how to decide between hosted and behind-the-firewall option , what typical things training companies look in an LMS for , and a recent one on five things not to do while selecting an LMS. Even though the study does find a big number of switch-overs possible in the coming time (and some of these will definitely happen) it’ll still be a great challenge for customers to switch-over in a manner that will increase their satisfaction after the switch.

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2.0 and Interesting Times

Tony Karrer

Definition (via Andrew McAfee ): the use of emergent social software platforms within companies, or between companies and their partners or customers HR & Org Implication: Enterprise 2.0 The theme of LearnTrends 2009 is a term I call Convergence. The nature and value of content production is changing. Interesting post by Dan Pontefract where he provides definitions of some different "2.0" definitions and the HR & Organizational impacts.

Models for Learning Questions

Tony Karrer

I will say that sometimes companies get it a bit wrong when it comes to leveraging existing sites to create value that extends beyond the firewall. For example, having a robust group and network on LinkedIn can be quite valuable when you have employees who should be able to reach outside the firewall for expertise and can leverage LinkedIn to find internal expertise as well. Similarly having content that flows outside to partners, customers, etc.

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DevLearn ‘09 Keynote: Andrew McAfee #dl09

Learning Visions

More productive approach: letting the people help each other out (rather than build some crazy system that tries to answer questions for you) People envision nightmares of letting the doors open to letting people interact with each other. With the enterprise, within the firewall, anonymity isn’t there. tools: Access to knowledge 68% Access to internal experts 43% Employee satisfaction 35% increasing innovation 25% increasing customer satisfaction 43% Sitting this one out (web 2.0)

Ten years after

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Most businesses have wrung most of the productivity benefits out of their processes. But it you don’t invest, you may lose competitive advantage, put relationships with customers at risk, fail to meet your business objectives, decrease morale, and extinguish the flame of innovation. Love customers. The technology objective is to select the best flamingos to build and strengthen relationships with customers [4]. Customers and employees are two sides of the same coin.

LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

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). Director, Product Strategy who is responsible for Saba’s Social Media strategy about their product “ Saba Social.&#. A: Ben Willis- Saba has had social & collaborative capabilities in our product suite for a very long while (since 2004 and the 3.x

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Learnnovators: In this age where PR has greatly transformed with the power of social media networking, how significant is it still for organizations to rely on external professional PR services such as yours vis-à-vis building in-house PR capability to build brand and customer relationships? ABOUT BOB LITTLE (Senior Partner, Bob Little Press & PR).

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. Yeah, check out this new product we’re selling next month!”).

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Unicorn Training

Responsive design' is different to apps - the ongoing Unicorn app development is targeted for different purposes/tasks etc as well as the on/offline advantages.Difference between SkillsServe and other LMSs - others give structure and control but when had product for 2 years isn't always easy to make major changes without basically getting a whole new product / migrating content & data etc. MORNING!So