Product Review: GeoLearning GeoMaestro

eLearning 24-7

GeoLearning’s GeoMaestro is a LMS that packs a wallop but at the same time has some features that provide limitations. While the solution delivers more than enough for a LMS and the company gets “it&# for where the industry needs to go, GeoLearning has made some interesting decisions with GeoMaestro that to say the least is bewildering. What is really nice about GeoMaestro is that GeoLearning has thought long and hard about this issue and has solved it.

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Especially when it comes in the form of questions from readers of the blog and various followers on my social media channels. On the Maestro side (formally GeoLearning), I don’t understand how they could have dropped the ball on the platform. There is nothing like interaction. I have done a segment like this in the past and it was very popular. So, back for another installment.

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LMSs that kick ass: GeoLearning

Janet Clarey

Of all commercial LMSs, I probably have the most hands-on experience with GeoLearning ’s various products and services having managed an enterprise implementation several years ago. It was a multi-phase implementation (LMS, LCMS, Talent Management) that went off pretty smooth and the team at GeoLearning was great to work with. Anyway, GeoLearning’s LMS is pretty super too (AWESOME transition, huh?).

Presidential Politics, LMSs – The Cycle

eLearning 24-7

Oh wait, that will be showing up on this blog in a new section coming soon. Geolearning (may they rest in piece) was the first vendor to have a “gallery” whereas you can have sponsors images if you will on a wall, like an art gallery. If you are like me, there sure has been a lot of vitriol spilled in this year’s US Election.

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LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

Communities, blogs, and wikis are just the start. GeoLearning. Another Friday and another LMS that kicks ass! This week’s featured system is OutStart. I interviewed Jeff Whitney, Vice President of Marketing. By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning.

LMSs that kick ass: Learn.com

Janet Clarey

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. GeoLearning. This week on the Friday series, LMSs that kick ass , I’ m pleased to feature Learn.com ’s LearnCenter system.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

eLearning 24-7

The Extended Enterprise blog post and directory will be visible this weekend. GeoLearning’s Maestro product is now called SumTotal Maestro. I will be launching the first week of December via this blog, a one stop shop for LMS Demos. Blog readers and anyone surfing the net basically can take a look at the product demo – without having to register first or anything like that.

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

eLearning 24-7

Nearly all Lite LMS vendors have their pricing listed and I thank them for doing so – frankly, every vendor should (and I’ll explain further down the blog). The group continues to grow and provides an added value to readers of the blog. It is an extension of the blog, not a replacement. Exclusive Scoops on who is out at GeoLearning following the acquisition by SumTotal Systems – not presented anywhere on the net.

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

eLearning 24-7

As noted in an earlier blog posting, that would be saying your car has air conditioning because you can roll down the windows as you drive. On behalf of a blog reader, I had the opportunity to listen in on a webinar for the Taleo Learn Business Edition. A future blog will look at the free systems, which technically are not open source. This area (an upcoming blog post) is dynamically changing.

LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

I’m a more recent reader of Dave’s blog and occasionally have conversations with him in Twitter. While authors could always share resources within Publisher, they now can communicate more effectively and share their expertise through social technologies such as developer blogs; a presence monitor that indicates not only who’s online, but what they’re working on; chat functionality, an authoring dashboard and individual project dashboards, and deep audit and report capabilities.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

Some other posts in my blog around Learning Management Systems: Learning Management Systems (LMS) Gotchas Tracking Without an LMS LMS Dissatisfaction on the Rise Do You WANT an LMS? GeoLearning 6 6.27 GeoConnect GeoLearning 1 3.90 Update, Nov.

Hot Last Week

Tony Karrer

Report: Community Platforms Market Led by Jive Software and Telligent - ReadWriteWeb Hot Last Week Keywords eLearning Strategy Social Media Work Skills KnowledgeHub ScreenToaster Cooliris Quizmaker OnDemand Meridian Mzinga GeoLearning Saba Notes on the weekly hot last week. Using the same approach as Hot List , I've compiled.

LMS & LCMS Directory

eLearning 24-7

Two vendors – Plateau and GeoLearning products will be reviewed and presented to you in the next three weeks. Vendors that have already been reviewed on this blog – are listed as such, by date. Contains over 200 systems. To view the specific system, click on the system’s name and it will take you to the site or if possible, directly to the information on the system.

Hot List

Tony Karrer

There are some very cool new features especially our hot list feature coming out soon on the eLearning Learning Content Community. The site is beginning to take into account social signals. In other words, we are using what is happening: with the content out in the network on the eLearning Learning searches that land on us and that occur on the site, and various other kinds of behaviors.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!

LMS Market – An inside scoop

eLearning 24-7

For the debut review, the vendor is GeoLearning. As a reminder: This blog is not affiliated with Brandon Hall. Today, I was going to discuss how to market your LMS to your employees, but instead wish to focus on a common question, I often receive about LMS vendors. Specifically, the inside scoop. Here is some insight into the market (just a tad), some of which you may know, others which you may not.

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

Take a look at the companies: Saba (28) GeoLearning (17) SumTotal (22) Meridian (9) Cornerstone (19) You notice the counts are out of order (not descending). For example, when I view my blog's content through the eLearning Learning lens , it shows me that relative to other sources of content in the system, I tend to talk about: eLearning 2.0 (130) I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training.

eLearning User Groups

eLearning Weekly

GeoLearning. blogs, wikis, etc.) Blogging, definitely. Last week I went to the Metrics That Matter user group in Chicago. During my trip, I started thinking about user groups related to learning and technology. Other than conferences, where do learning and technology professionals get together to discuss ideas with each other? Conferences are great; I attend them and present at them on a fairly regular basis.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event Take Home Point #1

Learning Visions

The group included Andy Snider ( Snider Associates ), Bjorn Billhardt ( Enspire Learning ), Pete LeDoux ( GeoLearning ), Doug Foster ( D Foster Associates ), Adam Girard (Bank of America) and myself. In the "Appropriate Use of New Technologies" session with Keith Resseau, a large percentage of the audience had never used blogs or wikis. And certainly blogs and wikis and PLEs are not the tools for this sector of the audience. Wikis, Blogs and all things Web 2.0.

One Version of the Future

The Learning Circuits

As to a longer focus on workflow learning, we have several members of the LCB Blog Squad who are very involved in such efforts. Some will be the vendors you know today - SumTotal , GeoLearning , SAS , Oracle , etc. Per Mindy B's request, here's my version of our future. I can elaborate a little now. I'll encourage them to post some of their thoughts. Jay Cross and Tony O'Driscoll laid out a more detailed vision of workflow learning in the February Training.

LMSs that kick ass: Meridian KSI

Janet Clarey

A: Roy Haythorn - Online communities and blogs are two of the biggest social media tools that Meridian has made a part of its LMS. GeoLearning. Continuing on with the Friday series that - each week - features an LMS that kicks ass, I’m pleased to feature Meridian KSI. I spoke with Roy Haythorn, Vice President of Operations for Meridian Knowledge Solutions, LLC. Let’s find out what’s new at Meridian KSI. Q: Hi Roy.

LMSs that kick-ass: Latitude

Janet Clarey

gadgets (blogs, wikis, forums, chat, etc.) GeoLearning Continuing my Friday series featuring LMSs that kick-ass, I’m pleased to profile Latitude. Latitude is a pure LMS so you may be wondering why the heck are they featured here. Well, because they kick-ass for their view of the role of the LMS. They feel the best way to address social, informal learning (powered by social media) is not to integrate it into an LMS. Instead, they bolt the LMS on an existing CMS. (An