Alternatives to LMS: what, when and why?


The traditional solution is no longer the default answer in all situations, so let’s explore the LMS alternatives now available. When and why should you consider LMS alternatives? Here are some reasons why an LMS alternative could suit your learning ecosystem better.

Track Course Completions for Free Using Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer

E-learning Uncovered

Are you creating courses using Adobe Captivate and don’t yet have a learning management system (LMS) for tracking results? Did you know there is an alternative, FREE solution?

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Are You Riding the Waves or the Ripples? Tracking Learning Trends

Vignettes Learning

The alternative approach: “Thought and Action are One” (learn and apply, learning by doing) gained popularity. Without presenting an alternative way of writing content, SMEs will cling to these traditonal methods. Gamification Mario Herger , at the Caltech Entrepreneurs’ Forum last Jan.

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

You can still create it as SCORM, SCORM 1.2/2004, but as a “web&# it won’t be tracked from the SCORM perspective, unless you locate a plugin or API that enables your CMS to be SCORM compliant – and well, good luck on that. iPoint Full Content Management Capabilities, social media features including wikis, RSS, blogs, forums, rich media support inc.



As soon as budgets became tighter, particularly following the global financial crisis in 2008, the more forward-looking Chief Learning Officers, HR Directors and business leaders looked to alternative approaches.

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The 70:20:10 Model – Today, Tomorrow & Beyond


As soon as budgets became tighter, particularly following the global financial crisis in 2008, the more forward-looking Chief Learning Officers, HR Directors and business leaders looked to alternative approaches. Key capabilities include understanding performance support and the options it offers, understanding and tracking developments in learning technologies and other technologies that may be used to support learning and development, and also rapid development skills.

Top 5 Benefits of Using a Learning Management System

eLearning Brothers

These systems offer students and teachers the ability to interact with video conferencing, threaded discussions, and forums. They track and report on events too. Benefit #2: Tracking and Reporting Features.

How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

The trainer may be available for a face-to-face support, or through online forums, chats, onsite mall-group instruction, group projects, and individual tutoring, depending on the individual requirements. Create various forum and project groups to create team synergy.

8 Myths about Online Education


When online learning was first proposed as a viable alternative to in-class learning, many people were skeptical. Accordingly, online courses have improved at a rapid rate, and are now fitting alternatives to classroom courses. From browser blocking functions during test sessions to keystroke tracking, many online courses have better cheat-proof functions than traditional classrooms. Some online education myths won’t disappear. Here’s what you need to know.

5 Reasons Why MOOCs Provide Little Real Value


However, allow me to play “devil’s advocate” for a moment and provide an alternative perspective on MOOCs. From there, it’s off to the forums. Surely there is a more accurate way to track user progress, right?

Optimizing Your LMS to Enhance Learner Experience

eThink Education

Half of the companies that confirmed the use of a learning technology had developed a dedicated learning portal to their L&D, providing a central hub for organizing different learning tools and tracking participation.

Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

As we embrace informal learning, we will rely less on e-learning modules in favour of alternatives such as social forums, job aids, games, and indeed, interactive videos. Alternatively, you could use your iPhone.

The 10 Must-Have LMS Software Features


there are fewer better alternatives to properly-designed assessments when it comes to gauging progress. Accordingly, any modern LMS system should include support for collaborative forums and interactive support tools, to help create a dynamic learning environment.

Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

Skill and attitude requirements are changing fast: The World Economic Forum projects that by 2022, 54 percent of all employees will require significant reskilling and upskilling. Like any complex change management process, you need to focus on several tracks simultaneously.

5 Best WordPress LMS Plugins for eLearning Websites


The members can also track their learning process, which in turn helps to increase the user engagement in the learning of the courses. Learndash has pre-built dynamic forums. Discussion forums to create interaction between instructors and learners. Integration with forums.

Top online learning tools for successful solutions


A Learning Content Management System, or LCMS, allows you to create, manage, host and track digital learning content. SharePoint: use this tool to quickly curate elearning and other resources which don’t require tracking. You’re only as good as your tools.

8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment

Petra Mayer

And here is why: The type of tracking you need determines if you even need an LMS. Imagine going through a lengthy needs assessment, only to find out at the very end that an LMS is not what you need and that there are low cost alternatives that will do the job for you.

LCMS vs. LMS: A Guide to Learning Content Management Systems


It’s a platform that allows you to create, manage, host and track digital learning content. You would like the option to track using xAPI rather than SCORM. You create blended learning pathways that need to be tracked. Basic SCORM tracking is enough.


Articulate, Moodle, and SCORM

eLearning Blender

One of the most common questions I see in forums, twitter, and blogs is how to use SCORM so that the results of eLearning courses developed with articulate can be tracked in the Moodle gradebook. While it is a fairly simple process, many eLearning developers run into problems tracking scores for Articulate courses in Moodle. All it takes is one wrong setting for your scores to not be tracked and there are a lot of SCORM settings to choose from in both programs.


Why We’re Excited About Open edX Hawthorn


Updates range from improved learner progress tracking and video optimization, to easier formatting and GDPR compliance features. Learner progress tracking and Completion API. One of the first challenges that Hawthorn tackles is learner progress tracking.

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Why Attrition has hit the Hospitality Industry and how Training & Engagement can revive its lost glory!


Modern learning platforms come with features to attest skillset to each employee through which you can track their learning and progress. If you find such mismatch, discuss it during the Connect sessions and discuss alternatives to move the person to a different function.

Visuals and Visual Thinking

Association eLearning

Have you ever sketched something out on the back of a napkin or drawn a mindmap to keep track of ideas during a brainstorming session? Alternately, you could convert your own written notes into visuals. Post your questions and comments in the forum.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

6) Are credentialing programs becoming a viable alternative to higher education? By offering live and virtual community-driven learning forums , associations can add value in meaningful ways that lower-priced standalone continuing education can’t touch.

5 Best WordPress LMS Plugins for eLearning Websites


The members can also track their learning process, which in turn helps to increase the user engagement in the learning of the courses. Learndash has pre-built dynamic forums. An alternative to the LearnDash and mostly liked for the features like integration with WooCommerce, Mailchimp, and AffiliateWP. Discussion forums to create interaction between instructors and learners. Using this plugin, you can integrate with most of the forums and social networks.

Translating Activities Into the Virtual Classroom

ATD Learning Technologies

Note that when we use the term blended learning, we are referring to creating a digital learning journey that may consist of many different methods of delivering learning—face-to-face, virtual classroom, e-learning, discussion forums, bite-size learning.

How Can Corporate Training Solutions Streamline Employee Learning Processes? 


Alternately, you can also choose from a library of specialized courses. Build a wide network of interactive communities and discussion forums. DISCOVER HOW A MOBILE-FIRST INTERACTIVE TRAINING SOLUTION CAN HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION Kitaboo is a cloud-based platform to create, deliver & track mobile-first interactive training content. This blog talks about Corporate Training Solutions and how they can Streamline the Employee Learning Processes.

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

As an alternative, it may require attending some live online interaction , which requires some sort of video conferencing. Do you need to have a discussion forum ?

Down But Not Quite Out: what can we learn from the plights of Learning Tree International and Readers Digest?

Performance Learning Productivity

Alternatives to ILT events The Internet has not only changed the way we communicate but also our concept of 'freely available'. These turbulent economic times have not been kind to two of the large publishers of catalogues and journals - Reader's Digest and Learning Tree International.

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Virtual instructor-led training: a step-by-step guide


Creating different workspaces and forming separate groups, you can also use communication tools as breakout rooms, discussion forums, and workspaces for group assignments. An LMS offers features that will help you better organize your sessions and keep track of training.

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Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014


trackthisforme - A data-lovers dream, this site can track anything you want—from your mood, to how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll pop. Reward Summit - Reward Summit tracks your credit card rewards programs so you never miss out on another dollar again.

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How to Motivate Employees to Accept eLearning

Enyota Learning

For instance, something as simple as a progress bar that lets them keep a track of their course completion. Alternatively, you can also give them real-world rewards such as a promotion, performance bonus, paid time-offs, discount coupons, membership cards, etc.

Learning and Development: The Presidential Debate Edition


After much deliberation and preparation of a well-crafted message, I finally landed on a variety of topics, which will be delivered in a persuasive tone as if produced in a debate forum. Refer to their track record for outstanding customer service.

Distance Learning and the LMS: Advice From a Higher Education Expert

Talented Learning

Connecting online learner s with the broader community of on-campus students, faculty and events is the best way to keep them on track with their educational goals.

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind


When you attend a conference together, you can “divide and conquer,” making sure that each member of the team attends a different track or series. Look for less expensive alternatives. Chief Learning Officer Fall Forum. “ The shoemaker’s children always go barefoot.” – Proverb.

Benefits of Delivering Content Through Digital Publishing Platform


This is because a digital publishing platform takes into consideration all the latest technologies and applications used by millennials, and tries to provide a similar interface which the users are already familiar with such as social platforms, video conferencing, video calls, discussion forums etc. Cost-effective Alternative: Replacing print with digital medium is undoubtedly cost saving as we saw in the previous point.