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Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

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I note this, because this post covers my new Learning Systems RFP Template , which includes the latest NexGen Tier 4 feature sets. Why one RFP instead of specific ones for LXP and LMS? When see the template you are going to be like “this is a lot of features and categories, no vendor will complete all of this.” This is far better than them receiving a 20 page RFP or 100 page RFP. The features contained within, not every vendor will have.

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LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

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LMS Vendors. 30% vendors offer at least one type of social media – from my latest LMS directory. Dozens of LMS vendors, had typos on their web pages, zero screens of the system, links that went nowhere and two kicked up my Firewall warning of possible privacy collection and one had a Trojan Horse (I use a hardcore firewall and A/V). 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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Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

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Authoring Tools. Do I need an authoring tool if I have a LMS? Do I need to get an authoring tool that is SCORM or can it just be proprietary? If your goal is just to post the course on a server and let people access it, just for the sake of learning and you don’t care about tracking of any sort – then no, you do not need any compliance standard. – but not a course from say Articulate or any of the other tools.

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Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

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Makes me thrilled to know that this system, tool, solution, content really does what it says it does, it works, it delivers, it provides people with the essentials, to make their learning and training exceptional. . On each Vendor listing – as you see in the above catalog example, if the vendor is in my Top 50 rankings for 2019, they will have an icon identifying them, Purple – Top 50, Dark Blue – Top 20, Green – Top 10. . LMS vendor calls.

4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

Fresh out of university, I worked as a content developer and designed and authored hundreds of hours of online courses. As an analyst a decade later, I wrote industry reports about learning management systems, authoring tools, and other technologies. I also had the chance to sit in on three or four demonstrations by LMS vendors per week. Installed software was hot. If it does show up, the organization is likely using an RFP template from the disco era.

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Psst. You wanna buy some features?

eLearning 24-7

LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. Desktop sharing (appears with a few vendors). Assessment tool with plagiarism detection (education system). Section 508 (still shocking at the lack of vendors that fail to offer this feature). more common is partnering with a web conferencing vendor). Tutoring, mentor tools. Guess what some vendors do.

LMS Q and A

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Everything from which one should I pick, to what do I think of X or Y to whether or not, they should have use a RFP. Questions on whether there are any good systems for under 50K (yes, plenty), what systems offer batch uploading and curriculum paths (nearly all of them), do I need a content authoring tool built in (no), it is better to have a SaaS system or on my own servers (SaaS), and many more. When should I use a RFP?

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Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

Troy is a “triple threat” learning innovator with deep expertise as a content development practitioner, solutions consultant and technology vendor. New tools are emerging that promise to overcome key content availability issues without requiring organizations to abandon or replace existing learning systems. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: Before we dive into what you’re doing with remote learning content tools, could you talk a bit about your background?

Forecasts for 2020

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I mention this because there are vendors who continue to push towards adding performance management functionality to their learning system, with many people assuming these vendors to be, LMS vendors when it just isn’t universally true. Assessment tool market? Authoring Tools? Cornerstone and SumTotal already note they have a content-first strategy, and just in the past few weeks, even more, vendors are adding this to their repertoire.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. 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. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs. LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability).

K-12 and LMSs are Broken, Who’s to Blame?

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The problem though is that there is a crisis going on in the K-12 sector and it is tied in part to e-learning (with wins and losses) and LMS vendors who serve that sector. and K-12 LMS vendors (a chunk of them). But for this article the focus will be on those school districts and K-12 LMS vendors (many who are lost in really “getting it”). Possibly three parties in the rest of the world – Schools, some Governments, and a nice slice of K-12 LMS vendors.

2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

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Countries showing off their latest e-learning (often under the words – distance learning , which should be booted as a term), and vendors showing their products, making their pitches and eating their food in their booth. And yes, I’ll be there to – checking out some sessions, mingling among the attendees and chatting it up with the vendors. Multi-Tenant and if yes, can the client have their own server and if yes, is it free? (The I’m here.

E-Learning Strategy – The Right Way to Success

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If yes, you will need an authoring tool. On a side note, some vendors call it “virtual classrooms” Do you want to track your learners? Do you want an e-learning solution that exists in the cloud or on your own servers? It is easy to say, “We project the cost of our entire e-learning solution to be $35,000 USD) and from that, we anticipate the cost for an e-learning tool to be XYZ and the rest to be for our learning platform and/or blah blah blah.

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 software platform that manages the administration, delivery and reporting of online training. Learning Tools Interoperability is a standard created by the IMS Global Learning Consortium.