10 Learning Management System Vendors

Ed App

While there’s no shortage of learning management system vendors on the market, choosing the best one that aligns with your organizational goals can be quite daunting. Learning Management System Vendor #1 – EdApp. Learning Management System Vendor #2 – ExpertusONE LMS.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I received an email asking the following: What specific advice can you give about the kind of microphone to purchase for making good quality audio narrations to accompany my Captivate training sessions, minimizing echo and other audio problems? each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. I was surprised by how good the audio was considering the poor experiences I've had with most built-in microphones in the past.

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Adobe eLearning Suite training

Adobe Captivate

Many of you have approached me regarding Adobe eLearning Suite training. The need for good training and possibly a certification that adequately covers the suite specific workflows and shared tools (like the SCORM packager, LMS adapter, Flash learning interactions, etc.) Recently a couple of vendors have started offering training on eLearning Suite. Lodestone offers an instructor-led 5 day intensive course on eLearning Suite. Edit audio in SoundBooth.

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Healthcare LMS Vendors That Provide More Than Just Software

EthosCE

In this post, we’ll help you identify healthcare LMS vendors offering you more than just software. Know What Type of Vendor will be the Right Partner Before you Begin Your Search for a New Platform. So what does your organization really need from an LMS vendor? Your chosen LMS vendor should streamline your data management process while adding powerful analytics capabilities to your toolkit. Audio-visual components such as webinars and podcasts.

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 Nightmares

eLearning 24-7

In this scary version, the LMS vendor is holding off implementing the Tin Can API until they see how it plays out. This is the same fear mind you, of two years ago, when you asked vendors if they were going to focus on mobile learning with tablets. ” Here are some reasons I think why vendors are holding off: Time. Whether you see that as good, bad or indifferent, the reality is that you (vendor) has to listen and pay attention to what is happening in the space.

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Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

SCORM compliant learning object generator, customized editing interface, web based media player that works across multiple platforms, video/audio, image slides, text synchronization. Authoring Pro – Developer and International Edition - comes with audio editor, video editor, image editor, screen capture and screen camera. Embed audio, images and Flash objects. Audio recording and editing. The authoring tool vendors will say their products are for everyone.

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Vendors can move up, down or out of the rankings – after all it is on-going. Rankings are based on my directories which are updated monthly; I also keep a separate directory which will contain more vendors than listed within the visible directories – reason being it offers clients (those who hire me – buyers to have an added bonus, of course it contains much more info); that said the monthly directories provide key info and in future updates have new columns added.

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

Because the industry as a whole is a lemming, I expect more vendors to come on board. In just the past month, I have seen quite a few vendors add this capability in their product – and for the most part they are all RCAT products. Audio Editing. Well some vendors have more than 15 come with their product. Anyway, I expect this number i.e. number of vendors to offer more than 10 interactive templates to rise. One vendor has a gaming raceway for quizzes.

Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

Pricing includes “storage&# which is listed. “Storage&# size = courses/content, files – media (audio, video), documents, pdfs, graphics, etc. Segment as a whole is growing in terms of vendors. LMSs Segment Breakout (By the percentage of total number of vendors in each segment). Vendor: Litmos. They can be audio “Motivators&# , video, links to other sites. This Wednesday: Melon Learning Suite – Lite LMS with Authoring Tool.

New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

eLearning 24-7

If you like having scenarios in your courses, you will this tool, because not only does it come with a scenario builder, but also custom branding with your player, a ribbon style similar to what you see in the Microsoft Office products (which adds a familiarity touch), audio and video narration, screen capture/recording, assessments, interactions such as 3D cube, panoramic zoom, and ebook. A few vendors say “social learning” but it is often far from it. 13 Madcap Suite.

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

My latest take on those three vendors (plus one) are: Cornerstone On Demand – I have seen the new UI and I like what I saw. Saba - A solid system, but IMO (in my opinion) better suited for talent/performance management. What is taking place in the space are the number of “freebies” that have arrived – not just for audio conferencing only, but also with web conferencing too. This is why, you see some vendors doing quite well and others who are not.

Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

eLearning 24-7

How a vendor of this size and quality can have this business approach in this day and age is beyond me. This ranking is in reference to their business suite. Any vendor can do that. #3 mobile, audio and video messaging, outcomes and download and upload zip files (again, you would think this would be standard – but it is not). What is of interest are the number of vendors changing their UI to a more clean, crisp and modern look – finally!

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.

TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

eLearning 24-7

Nice selection of vendors – in general. More goodies then in the past, but the vendor with the awesome monkeys – it was nearly impossible to get one – you had a better chance of allowing them to stick leeches on you, then getting one – what’s the point of marketing – if the product you want to show – yours – isn’t walking the floor with folks. Less vendors scanning people’s ID badges, which I found interesting.

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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Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

eLearning 24-7

From products that ranged from the latest versions of RCATs to new vendors in the space, including text to speech. . Not so much, from what I saw – some of the tools were underwhelming (granted some were quite impressive), but rather how the vendors themselves perceived where the market is going and what customers want in their authoring tools. Simply put, one vendor has over 200 Flash-based templates in their product. Other vendors are falling suit.

E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen

eLearning 24-7

billion dollars (USD) by 2015 and an increase in competition in the space, it is time for vendors to act. Interestingly, a large portion of LMS vendors have not optimized their products for the iPad/ iPad2 and with the exception of two content authoring tools, HTML5 capabilities, specifically the ability to output a course in HTML5 does not yet exist. I know of one vendor who gives end users the flash files after building the course.

5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

They love to show the amount of space in huge font and what it means (x number of courses/content, graphics, files, audio, video, etc.). One vendor with 750 users, priced out at nearly 24K a year; another close to 11.5K – thus depends on users is a factor. If you are an e-learning vendor exploring the SBM do not take them lightly, a few are slowly entering my 2nd trend. LMS vendors are targeting companies who have distributors/wholesalers/resellers/sales agents/etc.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Their product is more geared towards a human capital management system, especially with the BizX Suite. 4 IMC-AG Clix Learning Suite. Can leave text/audio/video feedback. 2012 e-learning e-learning vendors education human captial management learning learning management system LMS m-learning mobile learning TinCan learning management systemsWell here it is, the final countdown.

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

eLearning 24-7

What I like about conferences is the ability to see the latest products and hear the pitches from the vendors. Yet, for all that do it, their are equal number of vendors who do not. Vendors who do not have anyone in their booth, during expo times – I see this at all shows, regardless of the product or market; but at e-learning/training shows you see it a lot OR you see them eating in their booth. Meridan KSI and Meridan Anywhere – LMS vendor.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. 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. 43 Vendors do not have one.

5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

They love to show the amount of space in huge font and what it means (x number of courses/content, graphics, files, audio, video, etc.). One vendor with 750 users, priced out at nearly 24K a year; another close to 11.5K – thus depends on users is a factor. If you are an e-learning vendor exploring the SBM do not take them lightly, a few are slowly entering my 2nd trend. LMS vendors are targeting companies who have distributors/wholesalers/resellers/sales agents/etc.

Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

eLearning 24-7

This does not mean that anyone who has more than 5,000 users should be a system in the low cost mode, but rather these systems are definitely suited to this business size. For those who charge with storage – storage includes all courses, files – including your audio, video, images and documents. Many vendors’ sites do not state this information in their pricing. The argument that you have to spend over 50K to find a sweet LMS is totally bogus.

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. Even with slideshare, you can actually post e-books and other documents, so it follows suit in a system. Read, share, print or send to mobile devices: ebooks, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations/slides, documents, images, audio/video – user generated. Tutorials can be e-books, audio, video (mp4, avi), web based training courses. Incorporate end user generated audio/video.

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. Wimba Collaboration Suite 6.0 – Live. This suite hits it all in stride, without batting an eye. Except maybe for the “Gerbil in the Wheel&# vendors.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

With the growing popularity of Flash for elearning, many elearning vendors developed their Rapid authoring tools which were aimed to publish Flash based elearning content without requiring major programming. Hence for from that perspective, perhaps the MS Expression suite is more important than Silverlight itself and its underlying.NET framework features. Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

With the growing popularity of Flash for elearning, many elearning vendors developed their Rapid authoring tools which were aimed to publish Flash based elearning content without requiring major programming. Hence for from that perspective, perhaps the MS Expression suite is more important than Silverlight itself and its underlying.NET framework features. Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content.

Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: Break Up with Your Current LMS and Find a Partner, Not a Vendor Fallen out of love with your LMS? Poor quality audio will result in learners paying less attention to the content and being more concerned about how inconvenient it is to hear and understand the narration.

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How to Reduce Flash-to-HTML5 Conversion Costs

42 Design Square

Collate all previous versions of storyboards and audio recording scripts. 3) REUSING THE AUDIO: Audio recording costs are a significant part of elearning development costs. If you do not see yourself doing edits, audio extraction software may help you extract the audio files from your existing flash courses. A bit of creative instructional design can help you use the same audio in your new HTML5 version.

The short-cut buyers guide: LMS requirements and more

Docebo

Getting your requirements solid before beginning your LMS search or sending to vendors can seem a bit intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Capture what the experience has been for your learners in the past so that you can clearly articulate to vendors where you’re starting from.

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How Mobile Learning is Changing the Educational Landscape

Hurix Digital

Not only does it support visual learning (via audio, video, and images), but it also makes learning dynamic and fast-paced, thereby keeping students more engaged in a classroom as it conveys course material in a much more effective fashion. 11 Smart Tips to Choose the Right eLearning Vendor.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

With the growing popularity of Flash for elearning, many elearning vendors developed their Rapid authoring tools which were aimed to publish Flash based elearning content without requiring major programming. Hence for from that perspective, perhaps the MS Expression suite is more important than Silverlight itself and its underlying.NET framework features. Audio / Video synching Another aspect is the use of audio / video in the content.

The Latest – Talent Development Platforms

eLearning 24-7

Especially those vendors who have very strong e-commerce capabilities, and multi-tenant aspects (customer education, B2B/B2C requires a multi-tenant, and capabilities and reporting data on them, are all over the place). At least five vendors, although more is better.

dominKnow | ONE vs Articulate 360: an eLearning Authoring Tool Functionality Face-Off

Tesseract Learning

Storyline 360 belongs to the Articulate 360 suite, while Storyline 3 is standalone. They’re very similar – mainly, Storyline 360 comes with stock library access and the suite’s other products, as well as some sharing capabilities.

Award Nominee Reveals His eLearning Authoring Toolkit [Guest Post]

eLearning Weekly

Several years ago we engaged a vendor to create three eLearning modules for a new product launch. When I went back to the product marketing team with the request for budget to re-engage the vendor, they were less than enthusiastic. If your company uses an LMS for learning content, ask the vendor if they have authoring software as well. I’ve also used Audacity , a free audio creation and editing tool, as well as various video encoding and editing tools.

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

How do you explain why these three vendors were selected, how the process for analysis was conducted, and what are the results? Why these three vendors? From the vendors themselves and even in conducting my own research into vendor comparisons. Where do you start?

Best Content Awards 2020

eLearning 24-7

In other words, some vendors say our content is micro and each piece is three minutes long. With vendors pushing micro-content you rarely see a TOC (Table of Contents), which is very doable, and honestly better for the learner. Again, many vendors did not have it. Welcome!

Top 10 LXP/DLP Mid-Year Rankings

eLearning 24-7

More and more vendors are calling themselves digital learning platforms (DLP). There are a few vendors who say, that “most popular” is only based on that learner and what they are taking – but again, if it is assigned, and to me specifically, I’m going to be taking it. . Vendors in this space want into the B2B/B2C (customer education, partner education, aka Extended Enterprise -EXE) market (includes associations).

KEVIN THORN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

It doesn't matter if you have one authoring tool or an entire suite at your disposal. However, tool vendors need to listen to IDs on what they need and keep an ear to the industry. KEVIN THORN - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS.