LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring

Tony Karrer

I’ve received some good feedback on my post Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets. One thing is pretty clear, LCMS tools have really headed towards a kind of super Authoring tool and there's a related but quite distinct need for support for a Warehouse. In terms of use of traditional LCMS products towards the needs cited in the previous post, Brenda Robinson and I had a good "discussion" around this - email exchange.

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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Open Source LMS Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Open Source life, LMSs beyond Moodle - Learning Rocks , December 18, 2008 Open Source LMS - eLearning Technology , December 10, 2009 The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS! Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

Trending Sources

Tools For Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

On broad level those tools can be categories into tools for: Enterprise application like LMS, LCMS. Tools for Enterprise application like LMS, LCMS: Enterprise applications can be created as Native or Web based.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive set of tips that you can use to improve your LMS and LCMS implementation efforts. 382 Tips on the SELECTION of an LMS or LCMS - eLearning Guild.is 311 Tips on the MANAGEMENT of an LMS or LCMS - eLearning Guild.is

LMS & LCMS Directory

eLearning 24-7

Click to view and download the directory, which is in an Excel file - E-Learning 24/7 LMS & LCMS Directory. Example: Lotus LMS by IBM is no longer offered and support will cease to exist on September 30, 2010. The article can be viewed in CLO magazine (link appears in the directory), July 2010, under the “Take Five&# column by Brandon Hall. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning Contains over 200 systems.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learning Light has noted a revival in the learning management system (LMS) market since 2010 – largely due to a fall in the perceived cost of LMS ownership as well as technological advances in today’s LMSs. From being a term used exclusively in academic circles (around 2010), ‘social learning’ has made steady progress. ABOUT BOB LITTLE (Senior Partner, Bob Little Press & PR).

LMS/LCMS Puzzlers

eLearning 24-7

Just some thoughts that puzzle me on why some LMS/LCMS vendors (okay over 98% of them) are still in some time warp from the Eighties when it comes time to enhance their services and technological solutions. Unfortunately, we do not have that luxury when buying YOUR LMS/LCMS. Better yet, is that you e-mail your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tech support and it is as though it goes into a black hole and is never seen again.

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. Asia – misleading by LMS/LCMS vendors. Forecast: Continued development by LMS/LCMS vendors making their front end UI (what the end user – i.e. employee or customer) more intuitive, easier to use and truly user friendly. Leadership development, HPI, succession planning and OD are increasing in the LMS market, due to a real change in having L&OD or HR leaders taking charge of the LMS/LCMS.

LMS/LCMS More Puzzlers – OS + Language + Browsers

eLearning 24-7

Welcome to 2010. Yes, there are many languages that LMS/LCMS vendors leave out, considering we live in a global marketplace, but there is one that really stands out: Latin American Spanish. When I look at LMS/LCMS vendors I always ask them if they support LAS. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning elearning browsers e-learning vendors I realized I left out three additional gems that vendors seem to have just fallen off the planet when it comes to the REAL WORLD!

LMS/LCMS Reports: Generate or Perish

eLearning 24-7

You have a LCMS/LMS. Because your LMS/LCMS does not offer it. Not all LMS/LCMS offer this, but really if they do, it is a great feature, and frankly they should! Who accessed or entered the LMS/LCMS? The Report Curse of some LMS/LCMS Vendors. Because your time is being spent having to do additional steps, which impacts your productivity (since you could be working on something else) and really should not be necessary, if you have the right LMS/LCMS.

eLearning Innovation 2010 – Top 30

Tony Karrer

I had an interesting conversation the other day about whether there’s that much new going on in eLearning here in 2010. That said – I’m still under the impression that my central eLearning Predictions for 2010 is going to come true. At the end of the year, we will be saying: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” But I also thought I’d cheat and use what eLearning Learning is telling me the hotter topics are for the first 3 months of 2010.

LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes

eLearning 24-7

If you haven’t been looking at LMS/LCMS solutions lately or if you have, you may be noticing a trend - social media. Does your LMS/LCMS vendor offer these? I left out social analytics, since with a LMS/LCMS it would be needed, so why list it as a social media offering? So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world.

Marc My Words: E-Dreaming by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

Future Trends Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Professional Development ResearchMarc’s wish list for the New Year. How many of these are on all our lists?

Rethinking the LCMS with Xyleme

Jay Cross

At DevLearn10, I had an opportunity to chat with Xyleme president Mark Ellinger about his XML-based learning management system and why it’s so successful. I shot the first segment with my Kodak videocam; the second with my Canon still cam.

Outstart’s ForceTen: Tips on using the e-learning authoring tool

Bottom-Line Performance

Outstart is a company who bought out Eedo the company who originally owned ForceTen which is an LCMS (Learning Content Management System) authoring tool. Tags: LMS/LCMS Uncategorized content development Eedo ForceTen LCMS Outstart What is “Outstart’s ForceTen?&#.

Notes from Intelligent Content 2010

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Learning Content Management > Notes from Intelligent Content 2010 Notes from Intelligent Content 2010 March 11th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment A couple of weeks ago, Xyleme presented at Intelligent Content conference hosted by the Rockley Group.

how not to adopt an lcms

Xyleme

Home > Executive Perspective > How not to adopt an LCMS How not to adopt an LCMS June 2nd, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment As the economy has forced organizations to do more with less, we’re seeing more and more interest in LCMS systems. Some common mistakes organizations make when adopting and LCMS are: Trying to shoe-horn your existing process into your new system. One of the reasons you’re adopting an LCMS is to streamline your process.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

I must admit I am still in a daze on some shocking data, I saw in the last few weeks (on a side note: the new and updated version of my LMS/LCMS directory will be available for download this upcoming Tuesday). Rather then try to gouge your customers for “storage&# fees, why not just increase your mark-up on your SAAS LMS/LCMS and include unlimited storage – i.e. free? We live in a global marketplace. Global.

Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

More of a course management system, than a LCMS/LMS as they try to push it. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. Moodle and some other open source LMS/LCMS solutions are not really “out of the box” solutions. Do you have someone who can dedicate the time needed for your open source LMS/LCMS?

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

When I was looking at a LMS/LCMS vendors in the last few years, one of my first questions, “Are you SCORM 2004 or 1.2 RCATs who do not offer multiple outputs – say to the web, other media and of course a LMS/LCMS – it is amazing, how many do not offer an output to the web, but offer it to a LMS/LCMS. As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit.

E-Learning 24/7 Latest News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

What LMS and LCMS vendors support APIs and why this should be the first question you ask any prospective vendor. 10, 2010. This event will enable attendees to check out LMS/LCMS vendors, view live webinars by the vendors, or view them archived, talk to the vendors and much more. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning social media API E-Learning 24/7 Virtual Event Latest news and notes.

Upgraded LMS Directory- More Vendors, New Add-ons!

eLearning 24-7

My latest LMS/LCMS directory provides a wealth of new information on 242 vendors. Tags: E-Learn Info LCMS LMS e-learning e-learning vendors hosted learning portal social learning social media elearning learing portal New columns – Does the vendor offer a trial? What social media platforms does the vendor use? If the vendor offers a trial, it will identify if known the length of the trial.

Kineo to Debut Enterprise Moodle Solution at DevLearn 2010 by Learning Solutions Staff

Learning Solutions Magazine

Tags: Content Management Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Tools

Interoperability – It works every time! Wrong.

eLearning 24-7

Interoperability – The Double Premise for a LMS/LCMS. and the LMS/LCMS is SCORM 1.2 Anyone in this industry knows that interoperability sounds fantastic, but you will face challenges, regardless of your LMS/LCMS vendor – small, medium or large. Again, they will work with your new LMS/LCMS vendor to get this done! Tweaking the Code – Integrating into your LMS/LCMS. Your LCMS/LMS vendor will need to work with your 3rd party developer.

Other Open Source LMS Solutions

eLearning 24-7

Part two discusses some pros vs. cons on Moodle and open source LMS/LCMS in general. Tags: LCMS LMS Moodle Open Source Uncategorized e-learning elearning Here is a list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. This is not an all encompassing list, rather I have listed a wide swath, that you may wish to consider, including ones that are intriguing. Nor are they in any specific order. This is part one.

LMS Modules – The “Add-On” Facts

eLearning 24-7

LMS/LCMS vendors are notorious for offering the amazing “module&# in their marketing and advertising pitches – whether it is on their web site, at trade shows, white papers, e-mail marketing, whatever. A module – is an add-on to your LMS/LCMS. Module/Add-on is not integrated in your LMS/LCMS. Always ask any LMS/LCMS vendor does the module/add-on in question come with the system and included in it at no extra cost.

LMS For SMBs And Training Companies – A Year On, Is It Still The Same?

Upside Learning

Looking at the Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts – two points which I found relevant to this post (in terms of what an SMB or a training company needs from an LMS) were point no. About almost an entire year ago (just five days short to be precise) I put up a post on Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?

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SCORM Cloud

eLearning 24-7

No matter where you are, no matter what you are – portal, learning community, LMS/LCMS (open source), group, web page with links, API integrated solution, etc. Can download your SCORM courses from the “cloud&# to go into your LMS/LCMS (open source/vendor or proprietary – hosted on your own server – behind your firewall, on your vendor’s server or on any server on the net or wherever). Company: Rustici Software Public beta is available on May 21st, 2010.

Moodle Mayhem

eLearning 24-7

More of a course management system, than a LCMS/LMS as they try to push it. The biggest challenge you will face with Moodle, and in many cases with open source LMS/LCMS solutions is that you need to have strong technical skills. Moodle and some other open source LMS/LCMS solutions are not really “out of the box&# solutions. Do you have someone who can dedicate the time needed for your open source LMS/LCMS?

LMS True or False

eLearning 24-7

Ahh the LMS/LCMS world where everything is a wonderful world of pear trees, green grass, sunny days and where there are no myths, no falsehoods, just internal bliss – awaiting the customer. LCMS) out there that are mid level and honestly even small dogs. LMS/LCMS vendors who offer multiple systems/flavors of the systems are targeting certain company size (employee wise). e-learning LCMS LMS

UPDATED: Other Open Source LMS Solutions

eLearning 24-7

Tags: LCMS LMS Moodle Open Source Uncategorized e-learning elearning joomla

SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions

eLearning 24-7

So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Argument for security internally due to data or otherwise is out-dated: Even before cloud computing, hosted LMS/LCMSs always had very tight security safeguards in place; in some cases stronger than some companies; I am unaware of one LMS/LCMS that has been hacked.

SAAS (Hosted) LMS and Vendor Questions

eLearning 24-7

So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Argument for security internally due to data or otherwise is out-dated: Even before cloud computing, hosted LMS/LCMSs always had very tight security safeguards in place; in some cases stronger than some companies; I am unaware of one LMS/LCMS that has been hacked.