FREE Alternative To SurveyMonkey


One of the leading players in this field is SurveyMonkey, a easy to use SaaS that enables you to create and track surveys to your heart's content.

Microsoft Project for the Thrifty Project Manager: 3 Free (or Almost-Free) Alternatives

Dashe & Thomson

For whatever reason, getting “just-as-good” alternatives is something of a hobby of mine. issues tracking. Issues-tracking: Lighthouse. Anyone who has ever tried to manage testing and review of a web-based training system without a robust issues-tracking system knows that it is not an experience worth repeating (sadly, I’m talking from experience here). The time tracking is well done, but the other features are merely so-so.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. There will be more types of devices and ways to connect with our mobile learning world in 2012.

Your Most Useful Learning Management System Report: The Learning Matrix

Absorb LMS

As soon as admins depart from using their system’s pre-built report templates, they can sometimes find themselves in an alternate universe of SQL queries and database tables. Reporting is often a headache for learning management system administrators.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

How it’s Viewed7 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Pages Interactive8 The Sky’s the Limit with the Cloud9 Translate Your Learning into Hundreds of Languages10 Track and Analyze Exactly how. are switching between devices, alternating between. Track and Analyze Exactly.

4 Must-haves for a m-Learning Tool

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Media support With an explosion of device types and browsers, it is important to keep track of media supported by each combination. Even better the tool could intelligently select an alternative media from multiple media provided. These days designing and delivering end-to-end e-learning on mobile devices is on everyone's mind. What kind of capabilties must tools have to support m-learning? Here is a quick 4-point checklist.

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Emergent & Semantic Learning

Clark Quinn

However, as you track outcomes, e.g. success on practice, and start looking at that by doing data analytics, you can start trolling for emergent patterns (again, made up).

The Just Right Learning Management System

dVinci Interactive

An Alternative to the Enterprise LMS. As the enterprise LMS has evolved, so too have alternate applications that are built on open source platforms. These alternate applications are customizable, easier to implement and do not require ongoing license fees. As more and more training moves to e-Learning, organizations will look for more efficient ways to deliver, manage and track learning experiences. According to a recent Bersin study , organizations will spend $1.9

The Pulse of Mobile Learning

Allison Rossett

While this mobile app is only a first try that lacks the the richness that comes from assessment and tracking, it is nothing to sneeze at. John Park recently blogged about alternatives for mobile development. We’re happy with how these small devices have added goals, metrics, transparency, tracking, and community to the nooks and crannies of our lives. A faint pulse today.

What is a Learning Burst?

Allison Rossett

In the next few years, approximately 4,000 emerging leaders were going to begin their development track to place them into business management positions. The program is in its fourth year and continues to be one of the highest rated courses in the IBM leadership development track.

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Guest Post: You can teach an old teacher new tricks

Visual Lounge

They talked TechSmith into giving all of the attendees of the conference a copy of Camtasia to get us started on the right track. Guest post by teacher, Steve Kelly. It took a rude awakening for me to realize I had fallen behind as an educator.

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Comparing Traditional and Lite LMSs

Association eLearning

However, many of you are just now beginning to hear about these new LMS alternatives. The system’s limited functionality and feature set can be beneficial to organizations that don’t need advanced reporting or tracking – making them a very simplistic option. • Analytics and corresponding reports are often non-existent or not as robust as the reporting capabilities you will find in a standard learning management system – limiting your ability to track learner progress.

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Share Your Feedback, Get Satisfaction

Visual Lounge

But he needed to mesh the two recordings together into a cohesive video, alternating between the recordings depending on which better portrayed the lesson being taught. Jamie noted that the ability to edit a project with multiple video tracks would relieve a number of headaches for people.

Webinars are better, but not yet best

Allison Rossett

I did this by tracking the twitter stream, #closym. But the webinar in and of itself is a skimpy way to develop yourself to be a better decision maker about, for example, alternative approaches to leader development or the pros and cons of mobile learning for your organizational strategy. From my sunny office in San Diego, I checked into the happenings at CLO’s spring conference in Miami. One tweet grabbed my attention.

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How to Deal with Those Pesky Compliance Courses

Rapid eLearning

If you need to do some tracking, build a simple quiz. But I’d spend some time to really look at what the requirements are, especially if the alternative is to build a boring and cumbersome elearning product.

ARG and ARG --What are they? What does it mean? Should you care?

The Learning Circuits

Here is what Koreen wrote in the chapter: Alternate reality games (ARGs), also sometimes called pervasive games or transmedia storytelling, are designed to combine real life and digital game play elements.

What is a Learning Burst?

Allison Rossett

In the next few years, approximately 4,000 emerging leaders were going to begin their development track to place them into business management positions. She wanted it to be fun, memorable, to use alternate forms of delivery, to include some gaming, to promote networking among students from all over the globe, and to reduce expenses. The program is in its fourth year and continues to be one of the highest rated courses in the IBM leadership development track.

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Learn by Doing: Get Faster Every Lap

Marcia Conner

This is most evident in automobile racing, whether it is the international Formula 1, the annual “greatest spectacle in racing” at Indianapolis, the thundering NASCAR circuit, or the more than 250,000 dirt tracks around the United States. Each race track is unique.

Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Informal Survey of Importance of Sources of Learning, Centre for Learning Performance Technology, 2012. Inexpensive alternative to training. retrieved from the Web June 14, 2012. ITA) Internet Time Survey of CLOs, retrieved from the Web June 22, 2012.

Is Inside Sales Training More Important Than Field Sales Training?


A recent study of more than 600 companies noted that, for the first time, a majority 51 percent of firms now track the ROI of their marketing campaigns. Unfortunately their customers needed and wanted experienced, live people representing alternatives from different providers.

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Who’s Leading Innovation?

CLO Magazine

In The Conference Board’s 2012 CEO Challenge study, innovation was identified as the top CEO priority. Challenge current perspectives : Help others view problems and opportunities differently and envision alternative possibilities.

mylearningworx - a reflection on the launch event

Learning Rocks

Before I bore you with my impressions, let me tell you you can get easier reads from Craig Taylor , who wrote a short summary of his day before most of us got home, and weelearner Gill Chester , who presented a "track" at the worxshop, and has taken a rather creative angle in her summary written/assembled for the blog. Last week I was pleased to attend the launch of mylearningworx , a new site that offers individuals the chance to both make a course and take a course.

Putting the Dance in Your mLearnCon Attendance

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The questions you craft now will be what you use to refresh yourself when you've gone off track.and you will go off track. A short list of questions crafted BEFORE the event will act as your compas to get you back on track. Just consult your session list first for alternatives. The mLearnCon event is 3 weeks away. If you are designing learning experiences in any way, you've got to take mobile devices seriously.

A Conversation with Sharon Boller

Kapp Notes

Until 2012, we were a 100% custom services shop designing large-scale curricula for things such as product launches, onbarding, product training, etc. ” I wanted detailed tracking of what people were learning – and weren’t learning.

Breathing life into Employee Development Trainings – An e-learning perspective


According to the Global Workforce Study 2012 ( [link] ) , in addition to the compensation, job security and career advancement opportunities, Learning and Development opportunities features in the top five reasons that attracts employees to a job.

Creating interactive and engaging e-content: Experiences with Articulate Storyline


Articulate Storyline is a rapid authoring tool that has fast garnered popularity within a year of its launch in early 2012. Alternatively, there are also a variety of ready-made theme-based templates available that can be utilized.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #7 Gamification

Your Training Edge

In 2012, in hopes of providing a better training option to its 200,000 employees, Deloitte put its course catalog online in a gamified system.

The Rise of Executive Coaching

CLO Magazine

Learning and development professional Susannah Baldwin has been satisfied with her track record of late. In a 2012 study by the International Coach Federation, or ICF, the coach credentialing body said there were 41,300 active business coaches worldwide, with North America representing about a third of them. In a 2012 survey from executive coaching firm CoachSource, 97 percent of organizations reported using coaching for leadership development.

Virtual (Learning) Reality

CLO Magazine

Content can also be more organized and tracked. According to a 2012 survey by virtual communication company ON24, 91 percent of human resources and learning professionals plan to increase virtual learning use this year; 33 percent said they would be increasing use by more than 25 percent. According to data from learning and development consulting and research firm Bersin by Deloitte, in 2012 U.S.

Apply Design Thinking to Story-based eLearning - Tip #180

Vignettes Learning

This is the time to generate ideas and “think outside the box” for alternative solutions to the problem/s. This helps you to stay on track and develop “stories with intention.” 20, 2012 Adam Westbrook. Have you ever had an MRI or CT scan? How did you feel?

Localising elearning for China

Sponge UK

An LMS allows companies to present elearning content to employees and track their progress and results. Alternative social media sites As many websites and online services are banned or severely restricted, Chinese companies have filled the vacuum.

Keep Tuition Assistance Costs in Check

CLO Magazine

EdLink, a tuition assistance benefits company, outlines a few methods companies can use to mitigate much of the tuition increases in its August 2012 report, “Innovative Approaches to Manage Your Tuition Program.” Further, these alternatives can create viable pathways to credit while reducing the overall price tag and debt to employers and employees. Communicate and promote the advantages for alternative methods to employees.

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018


MOOCs were first introduced in 2006 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012. A mini-course is a bit-sized alternative to offer as a lead-capture mechanism for your business, educating your customers or presenting your skills to nurture leads into customers.

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Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Authorware and ZebraZapps are alike in this goal, and it’s certainly true that by using ZebraZapps you can build complex freeform interactions, simulations, and serious learning games faster and more easily than with any other tools I know of (and we use a wide range of tools in our studios, so we’re quite familiar with the alternatives). Because of its speed and flexibility, it helps designers explore more alternative designs. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.

Kirkpatrick Model Good or Bad? The Epic Mega Battle!

Work Learning

Here’s what a 2012 seminal research review from a top-tier scientific journal concluded: “The Kirkpatrick framework has a number of theoretical and practical shortcomings. [It] When a car is advertised, it’s impossible to track advertising through all four levels.