Virtual World Vendor Forterra Systems Purchased by SAIC.

Kapp Notes

This will be interesting for both Virtual World Vendors and Consulting firms. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post called Not a Good Week for the Virtual Worlds Space where I reported, based on other reports, that Forterra Systems had laid off some of its workforce.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

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2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. Starting around 2010, the market began changing again. The LMS industry in 2015 now has hundreds and hundreds of viable vendor solutions. Learning management systems didn’t die.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

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. First iPad University Course - The eLearning Coach , May 16, 2010 These students will be getting an iPad loaded with course content.

A Fresh Look At Levels of Custom eLearning Solutions

Upside Learning

The concept of ‘ levels ’ of custom eLearning development is a commonly used standard matrix for comparing vendors; sadly, this is a much abused concept too. Every vendor (and client) has a unique definition of levels and they seldom match.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. A.K.A.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Performance Learning Productivity

Maybe LMS vendors would be better off sticking to their knitting and letting the maelstrom that is the profusion of targeted ‘2.0’ (for want of a better term) tools that are emerging virtually every day to provided support for process-based learning.

Augmented Reality and M-Learning

eLearning 24-7

While there are vendors who tout mobile LMSs and courses that can be seen on smartphones, I’m not too keen on taking an actual course on my smartphone. Mobile LMS or LMSs and courses that work on tablets is another story, but most vendors today focus squarely on the smartphone arena.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. Please remember for TM or as some vendors like to pitch as “performance management or knowledge management&# , the modules are extra and are not part of the system (at least for now). the ability to have their own system off that initial system, with own look and feel, and features that can be turned on or off at the top tiered level or at each sub system level (depending on the vendor’s system).

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

In 2010, the RCAT market continued its upswing and nothing indicates to me it will be changing anytime soon. 2010 E-Learning 24/7 Awards (No official icon logo handed out to winners, rather just a “WHOO-HOO&# – uh, you can make that sound to yourself.thank you). Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. Market Trends Update 2010. Many vendors hyping PowerPoint to Flash angle as key feature.

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

eLearning 24-7

It was within these comments, that afterwords, I decided to expand a bit plus identify other areas that I see, LMS vendors must explore – which they have not yet done so, to re-energize themselves. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Oh, excuse me – social networking to most of the vendors who spin it under the guise of social learning.

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Are apps the future of e-learning?

Clive on Learning

Collaborating live : All the major web conferencing vendors, including WebEx, Adobe and the like have apps available already for a wide range of devices and people are beginning to use them. I came fairly late to the multi-touch iOS/Android/W7 Mobile world, having been stuck on a 2-year contract with a Nokia smart phone that was great compared to the phones I'd had before, but which I now realise was hopelessly behind the game.

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On the Road with Internet Time Alliance, December 2010

Jay Cross

Over the course of 18 days in December 2010, I took part in learning events in seven countries. One vendor showcased the women’s world champion foosball player. Here are some of the things I learned. Brussels, Belgium.

Text-to-Speech Costs – Licensing and Pricing

Tony Karrer

The TTS vendors learned two things from the voice-talent pricing model: The price level – Because of their perceived lower voice quality, TTS voices need to be priced much lower than their real counterparts to be an attractive alternative The TTS voice price need to be fixed according to the value of its use to the customer. TTS Voice Licenses The TTS voice vendors enforce the intended usage of a voice by a voice license, which precisely describes the restrictions on the use of the voice.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

So, what to do when a “boutique vendor” (our client’s label for us) gives you a number that sounds outrageously high? The client engaged a vendor with development resources in India. How did the offshore vendor come up with such an astoundingly high estimate?

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eLearning Outsourcing: 5 Keys To Make It Work

Upside Learning

Some months back I wrote a couple of posts about elearning outsourcing focusing on why to outsource elearning and how to select a vendor. The vendor will often create a sketchy picture of your goals and try and achieve that. But that’s something any responsible vendor should do.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

How to Run a Conference That Makes Us Say “WOW!” - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2010 Attending conferences is always a mixed bag. Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes - Full Circle , February 24, 2010 The topic was “ Online Facilitation: 14 years on. References on Lurking | Full Circle Associates - Full Circle , March 28, 2010 First, is an old discussion summary from the Online Facilitation list from 2003, compiled by Chris Lang which still has value to me.

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Mobile Learning: Book Review

Kapp Notes

This book provides a nice overview of the field of mobile learning and contains many resources and lists to help you discover the vendors who are creating innovative products in the area of mobile learning. 2010), making it appealing to the business market. Recently, I was sent a copy of Gary Woodill’s latest book, The Mobile Learning Edge.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

One vendor already offers it in 2012, and knowing this industry – if something takes off and works, others will follow. One vendor told me they will incorporate it when it becomes certified – uh systems and authoring tools can be certified not a standard.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

Among others, a learning consultant may need to analyze performance issues, conduct training needs analyses, create a course catalog, create technical/managerial learning paths, select tools, select vendors (courseware, technology, processes etc.), 2) Develop a plan for solving the problem, based on company culture, existing materials, resources, budget, stakeholder and SME involvement, vendor solutions and a host of other variables.

5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

One vendor with 750 users, priced out at nearly 24K a year; another close to 11.5K – thus depends on users is a factor. If you are an e-learning vendor exploring the SBM do not take them lightly, a few are slowly entering my 2nd trend. LMS vendors are targeting companies who have distributors/wholesalers/resellers/sales agents/etc. Marketplaces & Exchanges by LMS/Learning Portal Vendors. Vendors will continue to explore and enter more niche markets.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

LMS Vendors. 30% vendors offer at least one type of social media – from my latest LMS directory. Dozens of LMS vendors, had typos on their web pages, zero screens of the system, links that went nowhere and two kicked up my Firewall warning of possible privacy collection and one had a Trojan Horse (I use a hardcore firewall and A/V). Over 90% of LMS vendors had their sites available only in English; so the potential customer could not view it in any other language.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Vendors can move up, down or out of the rankings – after all it is on-going. Rankings are based on my directories which are updated monthly; I also keep a separate directory which will contain more vendors than listed within the visible directories – reason being it offers clients (those who hire me – buyers to have an added bonus, of course it contains much more info); that said the monthly directories provide key info and in future updates have new columns added.

eLearning Outsourcing – How To Select A Vendor?

Upside Learning

Sometimes they choose a vendor without proper evaluation only to end up having a bad experience – missed deadlines, shoddy output & unprofessional teams. So, how to select a vendor for elearning outsourcing? See if the vendor has won any awards or any other recognition.

ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?

Performance Learning Productivity

Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. e-Clippings (blogoehlert) , November 8, 2010**Please use W-A-S-D keys to move through this post, mouse to look around, space bar to jump and left-click to fire. Why Games Make Great Learning Solutions - Bottom-Line Performance , November 4, 2010Finally – I have time to write a blog post about some of the wonderful stuff I’m immersed in at DevLearn 2010. The New Features in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

eLearning 24-7

Many of us, see e-learning vendors who put $$$ ahead of their customers. Thus, it is wonderful to see vendors who have stepped forward and said, “we care&#. “We value you&#. The Vendors (alphabetical order, followed by giveaway). Link to web site is located within the vendor’s name. If you are selected as a winner, your information will be sent to the vendor who will communicate directly with you – regarding the prize. 14th, 2010.

Mobile Learning: e-learningnext

ID Reflections

Source: 2009-Horizon-Report This prediction is reinforced by the growth of the worldwide-converged mobile device market (commonly referred to as smartphones ) that more than doubled that of the overall mobile phone market in the first quarter of 2010—a sign the segment is in high-growth mode again.

Education learning management system trends

eLearning 24-7

In the first week of the semester, the number of students using mobile devices like tablets instead of computers to access the Internet, went from 22% to 71% between 2010 and 2011 (ITS). A huge number of vendors are offering this feature in their system.

The big question: predictions for 2010

Clive on Learning

The Big Question for January in the Learning Circuits Blog is, rather predictably, what are your predictions for 2010? In 2010, the pressure will reduce in many areas of the private sector, as the economy starts to recover and fear ceases to drive decision making.

Social Learning Tools Should Not be Separate from Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

My contention (as expressed in LMS and Social Learning ) is that most of the vendors are getting this wrong. With the recent launch of InGenius by SkillSoft, I believe it’s time again to raise a pretty important question: Where do Social Learning Tools belong?

E-learning News September 2010

eLearning 24-7

This is a free webinar that will cover a specific topic each month – the debut session is October 14th, 2010 at 4 p.m. LMS Top 10 Forecast and Trends 2010 (885.7kb). Web Conferencing – the Players, the Duds, the Newcomers – includes a directory of all the vendors out there. Coming at the end of October 2010. People have been asking me for my top LMS vendors, and so, I will be providing my top 20 vendors.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

So, what to do when a “boutique vendor” (our client’s label for us) gives you a number that sounds outrageously high? The client engaged a vendor with development resources in India. How did the offshore vendor come up with such an astoundingly high estimate?