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Many in the education market are still in love with open source systems, such as Moodle. However, they often do not realize – until it is too late, that “free” isn’t really free because customization has to constantly exist, support, among other things.

Five classifications of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Connect Thinking

There are lots and lots of Learning Management Systems (LMS) on the market. From my observation, I have categorised LMS based on the business motivation to create and offer them to the market: LMS that are part of a larger ERP system (e.g. These LMS appear almost an afterthought, an ‘add on’ to the massive database that ERP systems create. LMS that are part of a suite of HR Systems (e.g.

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12 Most Popular eLearning Posts: January 2011 Monthly Roundup

Upside Learning

You can look forward to some hardcore ID gyan from Aneesh, while Abhijeet would be the one feeding you with your weekly dose of the best of Learning, Technology and Media links. Game Based Learning Isn’t Always Electronic. This LMS Has No Traps! LMS Wikis: Unharnessed Potential.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's LCBQ is What are your Predictions and Plans for 2011? Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit.

The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

I like to imagine performance support as an Exobrain … (and, of course, that I am one of the smart people in learning … guess I will have to ask Simon about that.)

Introducing UpsideLMS V5.0 – Best Value LMS With Stunning GUI

Upside Learning

is generating a lot of excitement at Upside Learning. Our stunning, best value Learning Management System , UpsideLMS v5.0, is built to include features that trainers and learners have always wanted in an LMS. The release of the new UpsideLMS version – 5.0,

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Addressing On-Demand Learning and Performance Needs #LCBQ | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

The Learning Circuits Big Question for May is: How do we need to change in what we do in order to address learning/performance needs that are on-demand? In my opinion, it’s not that providing on-demand learning and performance solutions is a new idea.

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting take a journey down our blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2011. So without much ado, here are Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2011 from our blog as determined by you, our readers. Game Based Learning Isn’t Always Electronic.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How On Target Were My 2011 Predictions? It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. If 2010 was the year of the pilot, 2011 will be the year of the deployment. a.k.a.

Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? All 12 rules have potentially profound implications for the future of learning.

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Top 5 eLearning Skills for 2011 – A Follow-Up

eLearning Weekly

Following up on last week’s post titled, “Top 5 Skills for eLearning in 2011,” I’d like to explore this at a different angle. The eLearning skills you need for 2011 may be directly influenced by the industry in which you work, and therefore some are more prevalent than others.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Some companies will use “Level 2: Learning” to measure whether the learners have mastered the training course content. Company executives are typically interested in the bottom line, not how well their employees apply the learning from a training class.

Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.

Dashe & Thomson

I should acknowledge here that there will continue to be some corporate function responsible for performance improvement, but traditional training departments will – at minimum – continue to be downsized and further decentralized. Learn about Social Learning.

Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

I've been too wrapped up thinking about interactivity to pay attention to the pains learning managers must go through for making their Moodle implementations effective. User Management User management is the starting point in making Moodle successful. Here we deal with problems such as grade data privacy, activation and deactivation of users for business reasons, and protecting sensitive business information arising from learning systems from prying eyes.

EPSS: When Change Overruns Competency

Living in Learning

Moments of learning need are converging with the need for flawless performance and that convergence is happening in the work context – not the classroom and not on-line with e-learning. We have to bring learning and support assets into the work flow in order to meet this need. The LMS requires that we leave the workflow to learn whereas the EPSS integrates inside of the workflow and addresses the moment of need at the moment of work.

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Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

We frequently cite a study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which demonstrated that approximately 70% of all on-the-job learning is done informally, through employee-driven initiative, and through employee-to-employee knowledge transfers.

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Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

This should come in the form of blended learning: using ILT, eLearning, performance support and user-generated content to teach the end users how to properly wield their powerful new tool.

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Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Like many enterprise learning companies, we are actively brainstorming ways to incorporate collaborative Web 2.0 technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components.

How Social Networks Can Harness the Power of Weak Ties | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

If we separate the human aspect of social networking from the technology, we can learn a lot more about the power of networks – not just from today’s pundits, but from many years of sociological research on the topic.

What does an mLearning participant look like?

Integrated Learnings

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz around Mobile Learning, or mLearning for short, and how it is changing the face of learning in organizations. You can read more about this exciting trend in Jay Lambert’s post, More on Mobile Learning Trends. The possibilities for learning are endless, given the right environment. I had always understood the word “mobile” in this context to refer to the device on which the learning was delivered. by Dean Hawkinson.

Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training?

Clive on Learning

I must confess it is now four months since I received an in-depth demonstration from the people at Saba of their People Systems Suites. It’s SaaS (Software as a Service) offering, launched a few years ago to support medium-sized enterprises, now 4m users. For many of us who have been involved in e-learning for quite some time, the ‘big LMS’ has disappeared off the radar to some extent, particularly with the increased focus on informal and collaborative learning.

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Social Learning is NOT a new training trend

Jane Hart

I’ve written a few postings recently (notably Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does ) where I have tried to show how the fundamental changes in how businesses are operating, require a fundamental change in how the L&D function needs to view workplace learning. I suggested this means a move from a “Command and Control” approach to an “Encourage and Engage” approach to Workplace Learning. Traditional workplace learning. PERFORMING.

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Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. In last many months we have written a number of blog posts around mobile learning ranging from development tips, general examples, tips and tricks, etc.

The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? But what does that have to do with social learning? Social learning no longer has to take place in person.

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Social Learning doesn’t mean what you think it does: PART TWO

Jane Hart

Yesterday, in my first posting on this topic, I showed how “social learning” is not just about a new training trend or about adding social media into the “blend&# or acquiring the latest Social Learning Management System, but a fundamental change in how we need to view workplace learning.

Introducing Share&Learn

Jane Hart

Tweet I recently launched Share&Learn – a new collaboration platform where members can share links, resources, ideas, experiences, tips, etc about the use of learning and performance trends, technologies and tools, in order to learn from one another – both informally and formally.

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

He says we need to find out what success will look like in the eyes of stakeholders or management. Level 2: Learning. He says unless one or more of the learning objectives?knowledge, He recommends performance tests to measure an increase in skills.

Bringing learning to the workplace: step one ‘learning nuggets’

Challenge to Learn

In my posts on output learning I have tried to describe a method to connect learning to problems in the workplace. I think that the first step could be formed by using ‘learning nuggets’ e-Learning is now often delivered as a SCORM package in an LMS covering a complete subject. The solution is to bring the learning to the workplace. In order to do that we have to alter our Learning content.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The usual rationale given for why eLearning needs both text and audio is that it accommodates multiple learning styles. Oddly enough, however, it’s a rare day when you hear people say “I learn so much better when my brain is trying to do two things at once.”

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The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives.

Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S.

Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

I’ve often wondered what all this right-brained thinking means for the learning industry. How will organizations get them to adopt new business processes, procedures, or software systems when necessary? Instead, we will need to put the workers themselves in charge of their own learning.

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What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? by Jim on March 8, 2011 in social learning I’ll be honest.

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Embracing Innovation in Learning | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Early indications of this same paradigm shift can be seen in the learning and education arenas. The problem in executing this shift is not in setting up these new learning environments and communities, but rather in embracing the change.

What Can March Madness Teach Us About Blended Learning? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS What Can March Madness Teach Us About Blended Learning? Boise State Film Room We also had the privilege to witness blended learning at work.

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Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. The self-directed learner has become the student of the 21 st century – one who needs more support and encouragement rather than direction.

The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

However, with the passing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), that’s all changed, and there is now significant financial incentive to adopt — and properly use — an EHR system.