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Tips for Developing an LMS RFP

Association eLearning

So, you’re ready to take the initial plunge into eLearning, and you’re thinking of issuing a request for proposal (RFP). Distributing an RFP is a wonderful way to “set the stage” for your ideal learning management system (LMS). An RFP is especially beneficial if you have a lot of requirements, because it gives you a simple way to evaluate and compare numerous LMS systems. When the going gets tough, it may be tempting to copy another organization’s RFP requirements.

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September E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

No surprise that some vendors are also waiting to see what happens. M-Learning with a native app – slowly trucking along, but I am hearing quite a few vendors who are either in development or getting going in 2014. One vendor is focused only on SaaS products including social media. I recall one vendor telling me that they are including this new approach – only to find out – after I told them, that they are one of many.

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E-Learning Q&A November Issue

eLearning 24-7

Yes, you can get a solid LMS for under 10K (depending on the number of users), but you also need to factor in the initial setup fee (if applicable), an authoring tool, maybe a web conferencing solution, perhaps a few other e-learning tools (if so desired) and the understanding that this is all about progression. LMS vendors had the option to create a video demo of their product without any sales pitch whatsoever. At last count, 25 vendors created such videos.

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How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

RCAT – Rapid Content Authoring Tool. Authoring Tool. Some vendors (and it is gaining steam) offer “active users” Active users – People who are taking at least one course during the month. There are a few vendors who will charge only when the end user completes a course (but this is rare). E-Commerce model – It is rare, but there are vendors who offer it. Some RCAT vendors have the Tin Can API as well as some LMS vendors.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

The development of the SCORM specification is essentially what has allowed the e-Learning industry to make a clean division between LMS solutions and content/authoring solutions. New SCORM compliant content authoring tools. If you develop it yourself, there are many issues to consider regarding the necessary skill sets, tools & technology, and outsourcing and teaming with experienced vendors.

One of These Services Is Not Like the Others

CLO Magazine

Several business models have been created by vendors to quantify training outsourcing services. To select individual sales trainers with specific or high-level expertise, one might have to rely on information from speakers bureaus, authors of well-known sales methodology books or online research and reviews from sites such as Amazon.com. ” An electronic procurement tool still can be used, but it must have the flexibility for vendors to tell their story.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Companies should be wary of the value a “free” learning platform can deliver and alert to the costs quickly accrued in maintaining, updating and supporting an LMS without a vendor. One popular eLearning podcast is hosted by Connie Malamed and started in 2013. RFP (request for proposal ): Document prepared by organizations to help assess LMS vendors during a selection process. Last week, we decoded tongue-twisting eLearning terms from A-L.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Integrating with a vendor’s API can speed up the eLearning processes by automating time-consuming manual tasks like updating, deleting, or exporting lists of users. Authoring Tool. An eLearning content authoring tool is a software package which content developers use to create and package eLearning course content using SCORM or xAPI standards. There are many popular authoring tools to choose from, including Adobe Captivate , Articulate Storyline , Elucidat , and iSpring Pro.