A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

The number of vendors who went mobile with tablets at the start of the year was extremely small compared to where it stands at the end of 2012. My Forecasts for 2012. Considering that the number was zero at the start of 2012. Numbers at the start of 2012 were dismal. .

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#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Next week, 12-12-12, will be #10 to #1 learning management systems for 2012. While their UI is very user friendly, they really haven’t done much in terms of new cool features in 2012. Now in 2012, they overhauled that UI, added some very forward thinking features including digital signatures and are now on the rise. 20 Saba Learning Suite.

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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.

Saba to Acquire Halogen Software in 2017’s First Big HR Technology Deal

CLO Magazine

While consolidation in the HR technology space isn’t much of a surprise anymore, Saba Software’s announced acquisition of Ottawa, Canada-based Halogen Software was a bit unexpected. Though it’s certainly not on the scale of cloud-based talent management software blockbusters like 2012’s $1.9

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5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

Kinect technology and gesture free will equally make an appearance in 2012. I am projecting that the number of vendors who enter this space to start slow, but gain steam – at least with some aspect, by the end of 2012. If you had to decide which of the following: AR or Kinect technology will be more widely used in 2012, I’m betting on Kinect technology. This is my major hot trend for 2012. Based on what I am seeing, 2012 is going to be the best yet.

Discussion with Lucid Meetings

Kapp Notes

3) How is Lucid Meetings different from other meeting software such as GoTo Meetings, Saba’s Centra or Adobe Connect? The other day I had a chance to learn about Lucid Meetings and to hear what they are doing in terms of creating interesting meeting spaces.

Reflections on the eLearning Expo in Lyon 20-21 November

eFront

Booth traffic at Lyon's eLearning Expo 2012. Among many other vendors that were also exhibiting at this eLearning Expo were SABA, Cornerstone, TalentSoft HRMS and a few French vendors ( unfortunately don’t recall their names!) ) etc.

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Attention LMSs – I’m mad as…

eLearning 24-7

I’m calling out Saba. That’s right, Saba and their wonderful salesperson HSwidget (name withheld). I contacted Saba and dealt with some really good salespeople. End result – no business for him or Saba.

Latest Trends in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Saba People Cloud – a social enterprise platform. Twice a year I will be providing some trends that I am seeing in the e-learning market. Training. This one trend really is an irritation to me, because the term “training” is showing up rather than “learning”, which is the standard term as it relates to online learning (see it already?).

LMSs, TMs and HCMs

eLearning 24-7

Two examples: In 2010, a person at Saba was talking about their system to me. And now a brief announcement: Shocking news! SumTotal is calling their product a Human Capital Management system. Sure, they offer a separate LMS called SumTotal Maestro, but their TM has surprisingly (not really) been morphed into a HCM, will others follow? Oh wait, others were starting the trend. Never mind, now back to our regular scheduled blog. The Taleo Spin.

Learning Goes Social

CLO Magazine

Some of the most common social networking tools organizations are using for formal and informal learning are internal blogs, LinkedIn and Facebook, according to Chief Learning Officer magazine’s 2012 Learning Technology survey, conducted by the Human Capital Media Advisory Group (Figure 1). New technology is empowering employees more than ever to control their own learning and development.

Transforming the CLO Role

CLO Magazine

Saba CEO Bobby Yazdani discusses learning’s evolution and technology’s role in its future. For the 10-year anniversary of the magazine, Chief Learning Officer caught up with the Saba chief executive to hear about the evolution of the industry and the critical role he believes chief learning officers will play in the transformation of the enterprise. As one of the early investors in the L&D market, Bobby Yazdani has seen a lot of change in the industry.

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Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

Q: Saba, SumTotal, Cornerstone, Taleo, SuccessFactors must be the best because a lot of people buy these systems. How many of you have posted questions regarding LMSs on Quora, Linkedin or the various other social media sites available on the net? How many of you have had hundreds of comments as a result of these questions, and than rather than solve it, create only more confusion? How many of you have seen vendors respond to your questions?

The Next Generation LMS

CLO Magazine

See what Saba’s founder and CEO Bobby Yazdani has to say about the evolution of the LMS and how it needs to adapt to the changing business environment. This is what we’re working on at Saba. At Saba, we spend a lot of time thinking about search, because search is an enabler in the development process.

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Special Post – Why the Big Four are not on my latest Top 10 LMS List

eLearning 24-7

Since my Top 10 list of LMS vendors has been posted online, I have received quite a bit of e-mail wondering why the biggest names: Cornerstone On Demand, Saba, SumTotal and SuccessFactors are not on the list. 2012 Lists. “While the pricing is outrageous and the Saba as a whole seems better suited as a HCM, their learning suite is a better alternative than those who want Cornerstone OnDemand.” ” They were listed number 20 in 2012.

Time for Change: MOOCs and Learning Technology

CLO Magazine

Companies such as Blackboard, CBT Systems — now Skillsoft — Saba and Docent were born. According to the Gates Foundation, in 2012 more than 170 startups in this area were funded for a total capital investment of more than $1.2 Massive open online courses are transforming learning technology. During the past year we’ve all seen the explosive growth of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, produced by organizations such as EdX and Coursera.

With New Application and MediaCore Acquisition Workday Extends Cloud Offerings to Learning

Training Industry

Workday’s 2012 IPO was valued at $637 million and was described by Forbes as “the clearest sign yet of the relative strength of new enterprise technology companies.” Historically, Workday has worked with Cornerstone OnDemand and Saba to help its customers find learning solutions. Despite recently reporting a wider loss and a “lackluster revenue forecast,” last month, Workday, Inc. announced the development of Workday Learning and the acquisition of MediaCore.

Learning In Practice Awards 2013

CLO Magazine

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina outsourced 36 percent of its training development in 2012 and expects to be above 40 percent in 2013, resulting in savings of $450,000 over two years. Silver: Saba Software Bronze: Weejee Learning. Gold: Saba Software. Saba Cloud LMS usage has increased by more than 10 percent each month at Kaspersky Labs since it was implemented.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

You purchased your LMS before 2012 (probably for reasons no one remembers). You are a small or medium-sized business that is paying for an oversized SAP, Oracle, SumTotal, Saba or Cornerstone LMS and feel like plankton in an ocean of priorities. It happens at least once a week.

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Incorporating Social

CLO Magazine

“A person takes a class and then forgets about it,” said Hemanth Puttaswamy, chief technology officer at enterprise software company Saba Software Inc. Graduates from the 2013 boot camp that included the social component made 50 percent more sales deals that were 30 percent larger in size than graduates from the 2012 boot camp without the social component.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

At the end of 2012, was #4, now it is #6. Saba: See SumTotal. Hello from sunny Los Angeles. Back again to bring this first in a series of rankings for the top ten learning management systems for 2013. As many of you will around know, these rankings are just the first in of series. That said, just as a reminder: Here is how these new rankings will work throughout 2013: Debut this month, update in July, final top 25 in Dec.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

My belief is that we'll hear a lot about it in 2011, but that by mid 2012 the focus will change to more actionable information related to doing. This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark.