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A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

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From a vendor perspective there was a huge impact, but what was odd, is that some vendors still are living in the past, as though, this is a minor blip, and in 2021, everything will go back as it was – corporate wise that is. Cornerstone acquired Saba, and Clustree.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

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LMSs – Finally vendors took notice. Sadly though many still are in the dark on true mobile learning – i.e. not accessing their platform via a mobile web browser. Authoring Tools – With only a small sample of vendors that are SaaS based, pickings are slim. Web Conferencing – You would think that all these services would have a native app for tablets. Cognetys offers it too but it is via their authoring tool partner, dominKnow Claro.

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Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

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Q : I am curious on why Cornerstone On Demand, Saba and SumTotal do not appear in your top twenty lists even though they appear on other sites as the best products in the market. 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. Q: We use WebEx as our web conferencing tool.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

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They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. Allscripts merged hospital software with an accurate gesture -based system. Smaller size vendors are now entering the foray.

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

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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. Cognition LMS by Reflection Software.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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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.

What is the Importance of SCORM Compliant LMS?

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The SCORM compliant LMSs support interoperability between different online learning software products. So, content can be developed using the popular authoring tools like Lectora, Captivate, Elucidat, and others. ? Integrate with other LMS vendors ?

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Award for all awards

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Granted it does not include bloggers (I hand them out- more on that in a sec) or believe it or not – other vendors, but it is a nice list nevertheless. Nothing wrong with that, mind you, after all when a company or vendor wins such an award it makes for great advertising and marketing. There are a couple of ways that a firm, company, vendor or individual can win an award, depending on the organization that is selecting winners. Big Dog LMS – Saba.

LMS Identify

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You will not forget them when you view a demo, nor when you are looking at the company’s web site or literature. What about a payment gateway – does the LMS vendor assist you with this or do you have to find your own? Drilling down, will provide you with additional information you need to ask and know, and as a result, even when looking at a potential vendor’s site, you will be able to see what they offer in this area. Course Authoring Tool .

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What I want 2 see in your #LMS

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I’ve heard vendors rave how awesome they are, how much their clients love them, how they understand what the market needs and wants, how their support is number one and so on and so on. Grab a set of records and rather than smash them everywhere, tell you, the LMS vendor, what I’d want to see in your system, that will take you to number one (on the charts). Sadly to many vendors this is not feasible. One vendor had what looked like a wrench.

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M-Learning: Where’s the app for that?

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With all these vendors talking about their solution and its capabilities on mobile devices, it should be easy to find an app for that. Regardless if the vendor is m-learning specific, content authoring tool, LMS, web conferencing or a hybrid. Nowadays more and more vendors (thankfully) are seeing the benefit of mobile devices. There is actually a vendor who has a mobile app available on iTunes, Upside Learning. Content Authoring Tools.

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Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

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As analysts, we strive to make sense of the complexity, not just because it’s fascinating but also because we want to help you make better-informed software decisions. Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap. 21 Vendor Expansion and Consolidation Continue at a Brisk Pace. As 2019 begins, 762 vendors are on our learning systems radar – and new innovators are entering the fray all the time.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

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Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Saba. Saba does a good job as well. Please remember for TM or as some vendors like to pitch as “performance management or knowledge management&# , the modules are extra and are not part of the system (at least for now). Comes with Jackdraw authoring tool, and in the tool you can use Captivate, Articulate, Camtasia & PowerPoint content. LMS Products of the Year 2010.

LMS or LXP – Confused?

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Sure a vendor can say we are an LXP, but a LMS too or vice versa. LMS vendors on the other hand are adding LXP features, to counter, and in some marketing may note, learning experience blah blah. . I have seen a few posts on LinkedIn by people calling a learning system – learning software. No, it is not learning software. The Sierra Titles of the 90s and early 2000s, were learning software offerings.

Naming Names – LMS Mini Reviews

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What is happening with some better known vendors or those on my radar of up and coming will be equally presented. Issue #1, Vol 1, Vendors 5. Growth Engineering (Genie is now out of the bottle and what is offers could change the authoring tool space in a good way). Saba Cloud (Legacy is finished – at least in my opinion – and the cloud is the way to go, but is it for Saba customers?). Saba Cloud. Speaking of Saba: Saba Cloud.

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2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

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Certainly, other learning software categories deserve awards, including employee talent management, compliance, academic ed tech, learning experience platforms, content management and authoring. This voluntary learning mindset is why successful extended enterprise solutions often include tools that blend marketing, business strategy, content development and promotion, social engagement, customer relationship management, ecommerce and more.

NexGen Learning Systems T-Grid 2019-20

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Nowadays every learning system vendor out there will tell you their system is Next Generation or some nuanced spin that goes towards NexGen. Breakdown of each Grid – Leaders, Risers, Steady – and each vendor that is in that grid. The biggest surprise to me is Saba.

Top 85 Learning Systems for 2020

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People always inquire why I like one system over the next, and how their system (if they are a vendor) is not on the list or if a customer, how the system they purchased is not on the list. And is one that is often overlooked when folks are considering a vendor. I hear the “they never called us back,” “they promised and never delivered,” and the “they ignore us”, and yet, I equally have heard folks say that, then renew with the same vendor.

The Business of Learning

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Then you will need content, regardless if it is off-the shelf or someone you hired to create the custom content or even yourself or your team building the content via a 3rd party authoring tool. If you are buying a web conferencing tool, it is very feasible to be profitable six months into your purchase, even at a low price point. Already in 2020, we have seen Cornerstone acquire Saba, and a few other smaller buys (other vendors). . Pick a number.

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

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Rather than go into a whole diatribe about CMI-5, I recommend you read this info on CMI-5 (put together in part from vendor RISC). I as many folks constantly referred to xAPI as Tin Can, but recently say in the past month, I found out that Tin Can was a trademarked name by Rustici Software. Thus by saying Tin Can repeatedly, I was doing you an injustice, since in essence I was putting out a brand name by one vendor. 8 Built-in Authoring Tools.

Learning Technologies UK 2015 Review

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Lots of vendor booths. One vendor told me it was 296, another said, 260. I did see one vendor who bought a booth and never showed up (G-Cube). Vendors who were in certain sections (I counted Seven sections), seemed to have more humans than say others. One vendor put it so eloquently when describing the two (learning tech area, learning skill area): “The decision makers (CLOs, Training Directors, etc.) Vendors. Vendors of Intrigue.

The NexGen LMS Grid

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One Grid that goes beyond the Quadrants of the world, the other type of grids focusing on the space, the vendors that make it based on a variety of factors as defined by the firms themselves. I decided for this debut to focus on 20 vendors. I wanted to provide the “Big Dogs” on the list, so that folks where aware of those vendors and their nextgen functionality and track record, which ties to growth. . The sample size included vendors located throughout the world.

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Review of #ASTD2014 International Conference and Expo

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Although after talking to several vendors, irritation seemed to be a part of their response to me. Estimate 55% e-learning related content, including e-learning vendors and ILT vendors who added a “virtual training” component as part of their offerings. To me, many more LMS vendors than in the past, especially some newbies I’ve never seen attend the show. Great to see Saba attend the event. Expo vendor pick up in terms of leads and traffic.

Forecasts for 2020

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Workforce management is vague and ambiguous enough to do well in 2020, albeit for learning it would seem to me that workforce enlightenment would be better suited, unless you plan to incorporate additional HCM functions into your learning system, which of course, will place you completely into the segment of SuccessFactors, Cornerstone, SumTotal, Saba Cloud, Talentsoft among others. Assessment tool market? Authoring Tools? One such vendor, NovoEd comes to mind.

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

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That said, there were some hiccups and from an entire vendor wise (expo here) angle, some unique and some, uh. This year, I estimated a 55/60% e-learning, including some ILT vendors offering some type of e-learning component. . In all the years I have attended and have known about ATD (formally ASTD), this year is by far the most in terms of e-learning vendors, especially those in the LMS space. Vendor Time – Vendor Time. This is their authoring tool.

Types of Learning Systems

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Authoring tool? Nowadays though, vendors have changed the message to mean e-learning as in e-learning courses and not an umbrella term. . Knowledge Reinforcement systems and/or tools? ” One vendor recently told me they were not a “Soviet Era LMS” Another told me LMSs were dead (not even close). But the LMS is dead vendor couldn’t explain in one sentence or even a few words what they were. what the vendor does not have).

Top 50 LMS Mid Rankings Report – What you need to know

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Changes have been made from the previous report, including vendors who are now out and new ones that are now “in” . Q: What is the criteria for vendors being listed in the report? The 10% – Cool features that do not fit in any of the below sections, for example, a couple of vendors have a built-in CRM, that’s cool, another two supported Office 365 – very nice. I had one on my web site in 1994.

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

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comparison of a system that focuses on SMB vs another that is SMB, rather than SMB vs. 50,000+ employees; equally, someone focusing only on B2B/B2C should be compared to other vendors only focused on B2B/B2C and not say comparing an internal only system to one that is B2B/B2C, because there will be some functionality differentials). If the vendor did HE and Corporate, I looked only at corporate. Welcome back – Saba and Absorb LMS. Here it begins. Oh wait.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

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Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people.

The Cornerstone Effect

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Several months ago I picked up on a few items other vendors would mention about other systems. ” In the LMS space, it has become the one term that if cast upon your platform is the sign of death, at least to many other vendors. What Traditional Means to a LMS vendor. Talk to the vendors who pitch this term as if it is similar to your city being destroyed by Godzilla, and you will find that it similarly aligns with Cornerstone OnDemand’s platform.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Back on December 30 2011, I scoped eight predictions ranging from hardware/software to content types and authoring tools to macro-level mobility trends our team felt would influence the market for mLearning products and services for the year and I wasn’t disappointed (or much surprised) about how it all played out. Prediction #3 - Mobile Web vs. Mobile App Debate Intensifies. Is enterprise mobile learning best delivered via native mobile apps or using mobile web apps?

Top 15 Learning Management Systems mid-year 2014

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They fail to let people know that building something isn’t free, even if the software to do so is equally free. 15 Administrate – Part CRM, part financial tools, and a unique approach that works for a LMS. If you are seeking a system that is a mash-up of useful business tools with a strong LMS, than this is a system to examine. 11 Meridian Global - Don’t let the web site fool you – because it really needs an overhaul, this is a strong system.

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E-Learning Q&A November Issue

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In this riveting issue we will be covering the international e-learning scene, my State of the Industry LMS Report – specifically the Top 50, LMS ROI, e-learning costs and web conferencing. Q: We are looking at various web conferencing products and can’t decide on which one to purchase. 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. Web Courseworks.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

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Karl Kapp: Assisted with survey questions.wrote an essay on 3D tools (with Tony ODriscoll). 61% wanted a side by side comparison of tools. Its going to change drastically -- integration with virtual social worlds Karl: Interesting to note the # (27%) of organizations that are using more than one tool. 50% of respondents indicated that they thought they could use their tools to greater potential. Means theres a lot of way to better leverage these tools.

Top 20 Learning Systems for 2020

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Select up to four vendors and compare them! 15 Saba Cloud (Specifically Learning and Skills Development). Built-in authoring tool which is not common with LEP/LXP. Okay, this is the continuation of the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2020.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

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You'll get a simple introduction to the software—aimed at helping you get started making great eLearning content. What employees and employers agree is the biggest challenge when it comes to corporate learning tools and solutions. With the right tools and techniques, you can prove the value of training and garner the broad corporate buy-in your programs deserve. Standardize evaluation tools, assess progress, and benchmark results.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

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Traditional "e"-learning vendors will all jump into the "m"-learning and social networking spaces with "first generation" offerings they believe will address the mobile requirements of their customers and prospects; these early efforts will prove largely ineffective as evidenced by their many iterative and incremental updates, retries and course corrections. Others vendors will quickly follow/respond. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!