Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

Twitter has become the number 1 tool for learning in just three years – voted by hundreds of learning professionals in this survey at Jane Hart’s site. Organizations are using these tools for workplace learning and performance support.

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2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. I include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Social Learning – must have social learning functionality beyond just the standards FB like page, microblog, RSS feed, upload video, follow me thing, these are systems that either advertise themselves as SLMSs or have a significant strong set of SL features. That said, across the board for all Big Dog systems, their social learning functionality was weak.

Hidden costs of an LMS: What to expect

Matrix

The decision of choosing the right learning management system makes no exception. If you’re involved in getting a new LMS for your company, read on to learn about some of the most common hidden costs that usually — but not always — creep into the acquisition process.

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LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

Latest: 303 LMS & Learning Portal Vendors. Still vendors offering social learning, yet they do not use or have any social media presence. Learning Portals. Again, a learning portal can achieve this – i.e. by you incorporating APIs, mashups or some component of such with code and you are using as a back end a CMS. User name: E-Learning. 35 new tablets will be in the space by the end of Q4 2010. E-Learning 24/7.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

Latest: 303 LMS & Learning Portal Vendors. Still vendors offering social learning, yet they do not use or have any social media presence. Learning Portals. Again, a learning portal can achieve this – i.e. by you incorporating APIs, mashups or some component of such with code and you are using as a back end a CMS. User name: E-Learning. 35 new tablets will be in the space by the end of Q4 2010. E-Learning 24/7.

Does An LMS Actually Manage Learning?

Upside Learning

In one of these posts, a question was raised whether an LMS can actually manage learning. Since it is called Learning Management System, it implies management of ‘learning’ or does it? Let me come back to the original question – does an LMS actually manage learning?

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. 5 Must-See PowerPoint Tutorials for Creating Better Training - Mindflash , September 29, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Learning styles: Worth our time?

Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at the Moment of Need #ls2010

Learning Visions

Contextual learning. Get you ready to apply a holistic learning ecosystem at your own org. What is a holistic learning ecosystem? If you’re in the learning business, you should be talking to your help desk people every week! After a “course” – don’t ask “did you learn?” You learning people care way too much about training.” – we’re focused on the process and not the results. Informal Learning “What’s in a name?”

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LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

One vendor asked if you wanted to learn more about their product and sent you to their help desk to notify them of errors or issues with their system (hmm, not likely to buy one from these guys). Social Media & Social Learning – LMS Style. A surprisingly number of vendors who offer some form of social learning, whether it is the minimum – a FB like page, micro-blog, even some form of app sharing or collaborative tool, do not have any social media on their site.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

In the webinar, I brought up how LMS vendors were themselves perpetuating the myth of the bad things of social media (which is a necessary component of social learning), so, rather than identify the facts and data to potential clients who are concerned about social media and thus social learning, they instead do not include it in their system. Majority of employees access a LMS or Learning Portal out of the workplace. Social Learning. Mobile Learning.

A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

Upside Learning

Mobile learning is in the air, almost everyone realizes the potential, and some companies are now taking tentative first steps. Here are some interesting links I’ve come across recently, mostly about mobile learning and some about learning in general that I found interesting.

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

eLearning 24-7

Tags: E-Learn Info LCMS LMS e-learning e-learning vendors hosted learning portal social learning social media elearning learing portal

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Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

The latest projected number of just iPads to be sold by the end of 2010 is 19 million units. But with LMS vendors jumping into the mobile learning sector, at least in some cases, it may be a tad misleading. Craig Weiss, Analyst and Author of E-Learning 24/7 blog (me). To Learn more and register for this one time online amazing event, please click I’M Intrigued. Next week, I will presenting my topic on HTML5, Tablets & E-Learning at BYOL in NYC.

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

While the race is on for people to get LMSs and LCMSs, there are some people who either do not want or need a LMS/LCMS, but want to create a learning community or more often, some type of portal – intranet or internet. They may call it a “learning portal&# or “training or knowledge portal&# or whatever. This is a content management system, not a learning management system or a learning content management system. E-Learning 24/7.

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APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them. SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API. Hmm, mobile learning pushed to the next level? Hunch is designed so that every time it’s used, it learns something new.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

The latest projected number of iPads and other tablets to be sold by the end of 2010 is 19.5 But with LMS vendors jumping into the mobile learning sector, at least in some cases, it may be a tad misleading, especially with smartphones. Craig Weiss, Analyst and Author of E-Learning 24/7 blog (me). To Learn more and register for this one time online amazing event, please click I’M Intrigued. E-Learning Vendors, Giveaways and Drawings. E-Learning 24/7.

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

I’m on my way to get a car that enables me to launch a robust social learning system. OmniSocial is a social learning platform, with learning management capabilities and with the ability to select individual apps in the system and only use those you select to install onto your web site or learning portal. Because it offers the capability to start out using it either as the robust social learning product and ignore the LMS part (inc.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution. E-Learning 24/7.

EMEA Reporter: Transforming Disaster Response Through eLearning by Nic Laycock

Learning Solutions Magazine

the Pakistan floods of 2010. learning portal to enhance their preparedness for whatever assignment comes next. Blended Learning Emerging Topics Instructional Design Professional Development Training Strategies DisasterReady.org is a newcomer to the global aid effort, born out of the need to rapidly train aid workers being deployed to. Today, over 40,000 aid workers from 190 countries have accessed the DisasterReady.org.

If you build it, will they come?

eLearning 24-7

Having something like, “Brand new LMS is coming&# – will not be as effective as, “WidgetWorld – A new learning experience – and the date&#. The value of e-learning is enabling people to bounce around and go to the area of the course or courses they want to focus on. Nor do you call it a “Learning Management System&# , again, same issue. E-Learning 24/7.

Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. Moodle: Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. APIs and mashups – which is really can expand Moodle to the next level of learning. To learn more about interoperability challenges, please read my blog article. E-Learning 24/7. e-learning elearning Open Source Moodle E-Learn Info API

Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle for Retail Giant Tesco

Learning Visions

Kineo has just deployed a Moodle/Joomla learning portal for 400,000 staff at Tesco, the world’s third largest retailer. The eventual scale of the project will make it one of the largest ever implementations of the Moodle platform in the corporate learning space.

Bob Mosher on Informal Learning and Performance Support

Learning Visions

Informal Learning: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? with Bob Mosher of Learning Guide Solutions, presented by Massachusetts Chapter of ISPI and sponsored by Kineo. When learning for the first time 2. Identify and rate existing learning assets You have to know what you have.

PRESS RELEASE: Blatant Media Launches `The Learning Management Pain Clinic’

Absorb LMS

CALGARY, ALBERTA– (Feb 8, 2012) – Blatant Media Corporation, creator of the award-winning learning management system, Absorb LMS, is happy to launch a new Webinar series titled “Learning Management Pain Clinic.” How to Manage Large Scale Learning Initiatives Painlessly.

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Upside Learning’s Interview On LMS-Selection.com

Upside Learning

After the recent recognition of Upside Learning as one of the top 20 Learning portal companies in the world by trainingindustry.com, Sébastien FRAYSSE of lms-selection.com interviewed us and put it up here on his blog with the title LMS Vendor interview: Upside Learning.

DevLearn, Reflected #dl10

Learning Visions

I showed off a project I did for Paul Mitchell – a Moodle learning portal for sales reps complete with a program on color basics, interactive product knowledge br ochures, a virtual salon to apply what they’ve learned and convince a salon owner to go with their products, and a final challenge. Kudos to Brent Schlenker and all of the eLearning Guild team for putting on another great learning geek fest.

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking. For fun, they toss in YouTube and say – look we know what social learning is for the masses. 8th, 2010).

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Tony Karrer

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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. CMSs, learning portals geared only are not on the list. 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. E-Learning 24/7. Contains over 200 systems.

Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

eLearning 24-7

You have probably been bombarded with lots of social learning surveys over the past few weeks. Because without it, you cannot have social learning. In order for social learning to exist you need to have the following: social media plus e-learning. And, let us clear up another point: social learning is not just social networking. For fun, they toss in YouTube and say – look we know what social learning is for the masses. 8th, 2010).

The LMS – Will It Survive?

Upside Learning

Reading these posts and the comments on these posts made me think if the LMS is looking at its own end or does it still add enough value to a company’s training/learning function. But facilitation of informal learning needs tools and the right infrastructure to ‘manage’ that.