Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. Extended Enterprise - Vendors are expanding into the wholesaler/reseller/affiliates/sales agent sector with their solutions. The note of interest is that it is occurring with all size of vendors, albeit the charge is being led by mid size vendors. Not all of the big dog vendors have entered this space, despite it being a huge revenue opportunity. and European vendors interestingly enough, do not follow suit.

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LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

LMS Vendors. I must admit I am still in a daze on some shocking data, I saw in the last few weeks (on a side note: the new and updated version of my LMS/LCMS directory will be available for download this upcoming Tuesday). 30% vendors offer at least one type of social media – from my latest LMS directory. Over 90% of LMS vendors had their sites available only in English; so the potential customer could not view it in any other language.

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Top Nine Web Conferencing Vendors for 2015 Plus Trends

eLearning 24-7

Per Host – My number #1 vendor goes this route, but they and a few others push ultimate options with a minimum number of hosts and I’m not even talking Enterprise yet. There a few vendors who offer a lot more, but nobody is doing like 30 or 40 extensions at this point. Add APIs – In reality those “extensions” are APIs, but separately there are vendors making mention that they can accept APIs too. I know what you are thinking.

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LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes

eLearning 24-7

If you haven’t been looking at LMS/LCMS solutions lately or if you have, you may be noticing a trend - social media. Of course, many vendors like to pitch it as “Web 2.0″ Does your LMS/LCMS vendor offer these? Media Sharing (Video, Audio, Application) - (Video – YouTube, Audio- Last.fm, Application – any P2P site or open storage site if you give access to other end users – examples Livedrive, Idrive, Box.net.

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State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

The data shows that what many vendors assume end users want is far from accurate. Too many vendors are focusing on talent/performance management as the next feature/component in their systems. Do you have a LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform. One important data point here – the term “LCMS” is on its deathbed. As for personal and professional development, it truly amazes me how many vendors in the e-learning space as a whole, forget this type of training.

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

For vendors, they could make it happen and generate revenue. LMS/LCMS/Learning Portals (commercial & free), Social Learning stand-alone systems, hybrid system, content authoring tools, m-learning, web conferencing (already exists in many systems), virtual worlds, virtual meeting systems (already exists in some systems), marketplace exchanges (not affiliated with a system). LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal (commercial or free), e-readers, any mobile device(i.e.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. In any other market, the goal is to be number one, yet for whatever reason, in this market when it comes to social learning, there are a significant number of vendors, who would rather just sit on the sidelines. Time for these vendors to wake up, or see your audience share disappear.

Social Media Offerings which can b used in Social Learning

eLearning 24-7

Media Sharing (Video, Audio, Application) - ( Video – YouTube, Audio- Last.fm , Application – P2P). Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning social learning social media lms vendors Social media types with examples. New social media types are being created, identified and defined constantly. Bi-weekly updates, which can be found on the “Social Media Page&# under my Essentials section, that debuts on Monday.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

When they hit stride, other vendors take notice and soon, the lemming revolution begins. Nor, a LMS vendor who enable their customers to sell their courses, but only people who have the same LMS vendor can buy and use them. Add audio, video, images if you want – even Flash. Pronto - app sharing including real time display, blended audio/video, help desk, online office hours. Except maybe for the “Gerbil in the Wheel&# vendors.

Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)

eLearning 24-7

word documents, audio and video files). Too many vendors (inc. Tags: LCMS LMS Plateau Product Review Talent and Performance Management Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted product review I’ll be the first to admit, that I was not a big fan of the previous versions of the Plateau system. My concerns were the front end UI (what the end user sees), the admin UI and reporting.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

I believe that you can expect some type of voice capability with the actors/avatars as in the ability to either lip synch with the characters via audio tool/recording tool in the product will show up more in 2013. One vendor already offers it in 2012, and knowing this industry – if something takes off and works, others will follow. Whether it is a mobile learning platform, authoring tool or a LMS/LCMS – TinCan will be huge.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

I mean ever&# , from a senior executive at a mid to large size vendor that has been in the market for several years. Across the board, a large number of vendors (from small to large) saw increases in their quarter numbers. Especially, when vendors released their 2010 final numbers and saw big increases from the previous year. One vendor is months behind their release schedule. Another vendor is suffering Q/A issues. Identify the problem, the vendor too.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. If a RCAT vendor tells you they have been in business for over 10 years, they are somewhat misleading, since WBT courses really didn’t start to hit the mark until 2000 and then you have limited choices on how to build. PPT or Word to Flash and the end user can add a TOC, some assessments, audio, video, even additional flash learning objects and attachments.

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash. The latter is slowly gaining speed, which is an advantage to LMS vendors who have a CAT in their own product – which is SCORM,PENS/IMS compliant. Over 98% of the LMS/LCMS/learning platform have at least one compliance standard, so why use a RCAT that doesn’t?

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

If I am a potential customer, I would expect nothing less to come out of the vendor’s mouth on their product and user friendliness. Learning Management Systems, LCMS, Learning Portals. Some vendors who have failed to deliver, in my opinion, a user friendly system, due to front end or back end (admin side), or sometimes both. A few vendors (and not just on the above list), customize so much, that you really have no idea on what the system originally looked like.

10 Best eLearning Authoring Tools

ProProfs

Importing Audio. An eLearning authoring tool is a type of software to create digital content such as video, images, online courses, online tests, audio, and games for training purposes. Pricing: Contact vendor. Pricing: Contact vendor for detailed prices.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution. The Revolution.

M-Learning: Landscape Changer: E-Reader

eLearning 24-7

In a nutshell it was created to thwart piracy of the vendor’s file format i.e. to pirate e-books. So, you now add audio/video capabilities too. The courses are.swf with audio/video capabilities, oh they offer text to speech too. Download the audio version of it, or video or both? Heck sims using.swf , audio/video, etc. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning elearning I know that there are quite a few out there right now going HUH??

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Ten Interactive Online Platforms to Deliver Holistic Learning to Students

Kitaboo

Captivate is easy to install and use, enabling eLearning administrators to quickly assign roles and activities, and organize content into modules and courses using the inbuilt LCMS functionality. You can integrate a variety of elements into the eLearning course such as audio, video, and games.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

Yes there are vendors doing some new stuff, okay many, but a few items are not new, rather they have been around for a long time. SaaS boost – Finally more vendors are on the appropriate path for their consumers; but the big folks are not – why? Mobile Friendly – It has taken a bit of time, but go anywhere and you will see “Responsive” and “HTML5″ xAPI – Another why wasn’t this done a year ago for many vendors?

E-Learning and mLearning Content Authoring Tools | The New Paradigm

Instancy

Both third party vendors and internal instructional design and content development departments are expected to specialize in many aspects of learning. Some of you may understand a LCMS – a Learning Content Management System.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

HD Audio. I will say that I’m not a fan of the analytics angle, because it opens up the approach that you could use the system in a somewhat manner of an LCMS or mini LMS (many SaaS authoring tools follow that path – and I dislike that too). They have partnerships with a few LMS vendors whereas you can purchase their courses via that LMS. I am aware of at least one vendor who includes five courses at no additional charge into their LMS.

E-Learning 101

eLearning 24-7

Systems (LMS (sometimes people call it a portal), LCMS, CMS, Traning Mgt or Online Authoring, Platform) – Talent mgt systems are starting to enter as well, but as a whole they are still a standalone away from e-learning. Personally, I think a LCMS is hanging by its toenails on a cliff. Note: There are Online Authoring Systems that offer a nice robust set of features including output to HTML5 (sadly, the robust feature set exists with only a few vendors).

HTML5 Vs Flash, How to Create HTML5 Based Interactive eLearning Content

Instancy

If you are an Instancy customer, you already know the power of our Learning Content Management System (LCMS) which includes a powerful authoring tool. HTML5 – The Good: Improves video and audio quality – and the improvement is extensive. Codecs exist for audio and video.

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

eLearning 24-7

What has been applying is the term mobile learning and how it it pitched to consumers in the e-learning sector, especially with LMS/LCMS/Learning platform vendors. Mobile learning is not just seeing the LMS (or LCMS or platform) via a mobile browser. If at a minimum you can implement at least one of these features (and yes, there are content authoring tool and LMS vendors who have it/working on it now), that works for me. Audio/Video conferencing.

How to implement a successful customer training program

Elucidat

You’ll probably need a portal through which customers access your online learning content This could be an LMS, LCMS or another more bespoke type of learning portal. Some features that vendors might provide that make their LMSs or LCMSs a good fit with your organization (and differentiate them from others) include: eCommerce functionality. An excellent example is this microlearning guide from Nice Media on how to get the best from their audio and video services. .

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

Integrating with a vendor’s API can speed up eLearning processes by automating time-consuming manual tasks like updating, deleting, or exporting lists of users. Compliance learning content usually includes online text, audio and videos elements, with a corresponding risk assessment. HTML5 enables video and audio content to render directly in the browser. Like an LMS, an LCMS manages the creation, storage and delivery of eLearning content.

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. FAQs allow learners to get the information they need without having to contact the vendor directly. . HTML5 enables video and audio content to render directly in a browser. LCMS (Learning Content Management System). Like an LMS, an LCMS manages the creation, storage and delivery of eLearning content.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

aLearning , April 13, 2010 We make recordings all the time: podcasts, recorded audio conferences, recorded Webinars. Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Here is a list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. LCMS (22). Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 cons on Moodle and open source LMS/ LCMS in general. They Tags: LMS LCMS product comparison reports resource And the emails just keep coming in!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Content & Version Control

Learning Visions

As an e-Learning vendor, I think its our responsibility to make sure that our clients have thought this through. I suppose most LMS/LCMS keep track of versions on some levels. (Is Of course these vendors will want to provide updated content in order to ensure their clients dont have out of date material. This is part of the space my company inhabits -- my point is that we (the vendors) need to make sure that were talking to our clients about maintaining version information.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. I am also going to say no as Open Source LMS's are not "essentially free", they need a technical support team at hand and this expense can be offset by outsourced managed services for LCMS's that need little or no technical knowledge. At least you have a choice of vendors to do the work. John Roberts mentions an openSource LCMS.

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Tips for Audio and Voice Overs - Visual Lounge , March 18, 2010 One of the biggest challenges in video is getting good audio. Chris McQueen, one of TechSmith’s instructional designers, shares his secrets on how he gets great audio for the videos he creates! E-Learning Learning should be engaging and interactive, but must be developed without the use of Flash animations, large graphics, audio, or video. LCMS (15). Best of eLearning Learning.

LMSs that kick ass: Learn.com

Janet Clarey

Further, our LearnCenter platform has always had a ability to upload, launch and track audio files, both our clients and our company are currently using our LearnCenter software to launch and track Podcasts. The employee will not only be able to host a personal website, but also manage their profile, manage personal blogs, wikis, forums, chats, upload content including flash files, audio files, podcasts, RSS feeds, images, and documents.

Top Posts from August - Augmented Reality - Social Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Don’t: Turn off navigation until a screen’s audio is done. Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace - eLearning 24-7 , August 31, 2010 As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. August was a little quiet in terms of traffic numbers and vacations, but there were some really great posts you may have missed during vacation.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

An LCMS can be considered to be an LMS that includes an authoring tool. If you need to create materials from scratch (rather than the upload of pre-existing materials such as documents, video, audio, SCORM or xAPI), you should choose an LMS and an authoring tool or an LCMS. A Request For Proposal is a document which asks a vendor to create a proposal so that it can enter into a bidding process for organizations looking to procure a software.

Reflecting on Xyleme Voices: The Industry Luminaries We've Talked To

Xyleme

This year, our educational podcast library Xyleme Voices was nominated and shortlisted in the category of Best Educational Use of Audio. One of the few vendors who understands the importance of making valuable contributions to the learning community rather than just pushing a corporate message. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.