LMSs that kick ass: Learn.com

Janet Clarey

This week on the Friday series, LMSs that kick ass , I’ m pleased to feature Learn.com ’s LearnCenter system. By way of background, Learn.com’s primary customer base is corporate universities and their total number of registered ‘learners’ is reported at over 2,000,000 worldwide at several hundred organizations. I spoke via email with JW Ray, COO and Don Cook, Senior VP of Marketing about what’s up with Learn.com - specifically with social media.

Announcing Keynote Lectora Power Users Showcase: Diane Elkins, Lisa Jones and Bradley Fredrick

Trivantis

He also administers his organization’s LMS with Oracle (formerly Taleo/Learn.com). For more updates on the 2014 Lectora User Conference, plus e-Learning tips, subscribe to the Lectora e-Learning Blog.

Trending Sources

LMS Low-Cost Webinars Hosted eCommerce Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs I was talking with a startup that has an existing audience and now want to provide a monthly subscription for access to training to this audience. They will only convert a portion of the audience to the new service. The learners will get access to webinars, recorded webinars, videos, and other online content that they will author separately.

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

eLearning 24-7

To those from HR who are new to this blog, I give a high five. The system at one time was solid – during learn.com days, then Taleo bought it, said it would be infusing a lot of money into it – and later on, said they infused more money into it, than the days of learn.com. . Welcome, welcome all! To those who have been constant readers, I give a high five with a low five to boot.

Informal Learning Blog » LMS, we hardly knew ye

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

I have an extensive blog article on this topic, but in a nutshell: Sign only a three year deal. Some folks who bought the Learn.com system did not care for the Taleo purchase and thus were stuck. Before you jump into purchasing a LMS it makes sense to cover the basics, understand the jargon, decide if you want to go it alone or hire a consultant and last but not least realize you are not alone in the process. Jargon.

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

These tools are powered by Jive Clearspace and provide integrated access to Wiki’s, Blog’s, and Discussion Forums so that they can be included in a development plan, returned in integrated search results, and linked to from our e-learning courses. An effective use of a Blog would be having the Product Manager author a series of articles around that new product. Learn.com.

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

Communities, blogs, and wikis are just the start. Learn.com. 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.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

eLearning 24-7

The Extended Enterprise blog post and directory will be visible this weekend. Learn.com is now called Taleo. 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. If you are a vendor and are interested in being on this special section of my blog, contact me.

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. Access to the Open Source LMS Directory prior to posting on the blog. LMS Product Reviews UpComing – These are full product reviews – posted on this blog.

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

eLearning 24-7

Full reviews of a couple of products will be posted on the blog. Vendors who will have a mini-review followed by a full review posted on the blog. Taleo Learn - formally known as Learn.com. The Learn.com product was a very nice solution, but only if you purchased their enterprise with the required minimum number of seats and with all the add-ons that came with it. Upcoming Blog Topics. I was planning on writing about emerging technology and virtual worlds.

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.

Beer and Bloggers in Atlanta at ASTD

Tony Karrer

Continuing what has now become somewhat a tradition (see Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge , and Boston, Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com ), I plan to informally get together with bloggers at the ASTD conference in Atlanta in June to go have a few beers. If you are planning to go to ASTD and you have a blog, drop me a comment. Or if you needed that extra little incentive to start a blog right now, this may be the trick

Questions to ask your LMS Vendor

Tony Karrer

You know how I was saying Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They? It appears to be by Justyn Howard - Business Development at Learn.com. Welcome to the blog world Justyn Well I just ran across a good post: Questions You Should Be Asking Of Your Potential LMS Vendors, But Likely Are Not. It's a good post and some good ways to put questions because it forces some issues - like 3rd party relationships - to surface.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Learn.com offered some robust SL capabilities, but you have to pay for one of their premium versions to have it. Vendors who are my clients are aware, prior for me working with them, that there is no quid pro quo, nor any special treatment given to them on my blog. Your competitors are not always the Big Dogs – Learn.com, Saba, Plateau, etc. LMS Products of the Year 2010.

DevLearn

Tony Karrer

Quite a few of the speakers are straight out of my blog roll, so I'm looking forward to seeing them. But, as a reader of this blog, you should drop a comment if you are going to DevLearn and I'll try to let you know when we are getting together. Boston - Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com and Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge ). Including having Adobe and Learn.com sponsor events in the past. DevLearn is coming up.

Rapid Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

Rather that they generally are a hosted LMS solution that roughly corresponds to most of the requirements: Coggno LearnHub Litmos Odijoo Learn.com Personal Edition Articulate Online CourseMill CourseMax Xerceo TrainingAtom Geo On-Demand Upside Learning Upside LMS Ultralearn What other systems should be on the list? Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

Diversity in Blogosphere?

Tony Karrer

In Blogs vs Discussion Groups someone said that blogs - "felt so. Still when we get together for Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge , Boston, Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com - it is definitely still feeling like a lot of middle age white guys. I've run into the question of how diverse the voices are in the blogosphere before. old white guys club."

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. I see it in blog posts, comments, posts, LrnChat discussions, and all sorts of places. 30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With - Upside Learning Blog , May 20, 2010 ID is an interesting domain to be involved in.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

Unfortunately, my blog is not wide enough for these images, so click on the image to go to a page with the full size image. Skillsoft Learn.com SumTotal Systems Inc. OutStart Learn.com Blackboard, Inc.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Many of the blogs I follow are part of the eLearningLearning community. When it comes to free cloud apps, I also share them on my blog's Free Cloud Apps page. It is tough to stay on top of all the great stuff being offered out there, but the blogs and social media certainly help. Cloud Blogging Social Media Twitter Google e-Learning Cloud Computing

DevLearn

Clark Quinn

Quite a few of the speakers are straight out of my blog roll, so I'm looking forward to seeing them. But, as a reader of this blog, you should drop a comment if you are going to DevLearn and I'll try to let you know when we are getting together. Boston - Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com and Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge ). Including having Adobe and Learn.com sponsor events in the past. DevLearn is coming up.

DevLearn - Beer - Who's In? - And Where?

Tony Karrer

As always, I'll likely be getting together with folks who read this blog and other bloggers and other interesting folks to go have a few beers. It's become somewhat of a tradition for us at conferences ( Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge , Boston, Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com ). I just saw that BJ had posted about DevLearn and I feel somewhat remiss that he beat me to it. In case you hadn't heard, The eLearning Guild is hosting DevLearn 2007 in San Jose, CA, November 5-8 2007.

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? LearnCenter Learn.com 5 7.18 Update, Nov.

LMS Solution for Simple Partner Compliance Training

Tony Karrer

Current Thinking So, without a lot of thought, here’s what I’m currently thinking and I hope folks will weigh in… I was a little surprised when I realized how much some of the mainstream SaaS LMS products (Articulate Online, Learn.com, etc.) Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

micro-blog great, but how interactive can this be. Remember, Taleo purchased Learn.com, another vendor is integrating with SuccessFactors, and there are plenty of LMS vendors who are moving more into the TM space, so creating a mini HRIS system is smart business. On 11-18-2010, I was part of an online panel discussing whether the LMS as we know it is dead and if not, what is the evolution of the LMS.

The LMS Debate rides again

Clark Quinn

blog post on the LMS debate (a bit late to join the fray, no?). Yes, Dave Wilkins of Learn.com and Tom Stone of Element K have already argued that the label is still needed in the marketplace, but I’m really trying to shift the way people think about what their role is, and to me using the label LMS is a major barrier to shifting out of the comfort zone.

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I also updated the graphic that shows eLearning Tool Satisfaction at the bottom of the page - see also - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction blog post. Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. Page update Mar 2008.

eLearning User Groups

eLearning Weekly

Learn.com. 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.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Let’s take a brief look at a couple of recent moves: Taleo acquires Learn.com. If you want to use a freebie, my blog contains an article on free course authoring tools – the most widely used one is courselab. Craig Weiss, Analyst and Author of E-Learning 24/7 blog (me). As aforementioned, I will be away next week speaking at a conference and as such will not be putting up a new blog post. My next new blog post will appear on November 17th, 2010.

Best of informal learning since September 1, 2010…

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Points of control = Rents - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 29, 2010. How Facebook and Twitter Are Replacing Blogging - Forbes.com: News , November 4, 2010. Gladwell discovers it takes more than 140 characters to overturn a government - Joho the Blog , October 2, 2010. Thinking: Steve Jobs - Lockergnome Blog Network , October 25, 2010. 5 points about PLEs PLNs for PLENK10 - Dave’s Educational Blog , September 12, 2010. Informal Learning Flow.

E-Learning for Newbies

Janet Clarey

ASTD ’s Learning Circuits Blog has a monthly ‘Big Question.&# Subscribe to blogs & start your own. Visit the Learning Circuits blog and find others’ suggestions on this question. subscribed to periodicals, email lists, listserv, read blogs.

Better Conferences - Response Needed

Tony Karrer

If you've been a reader of my blog for a while, you may have figured out that I'm almost continually surprised by what I consider to be obvious problems with the conferences I regularly attend - and no offense to the eLearningGuild, ASTD, etc. Better Fun Activities I'm not sure that I know how to make this happen for more attendees, but Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge , Boston, Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com and similar things at ASTD in Atlanta were definitely fun.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

This doesnt have to be a big investment Key Finding #2: The Rise in ASP Models ("externally hosted" or "software as a service" -- SAAS) taking desktop metaphor and putting into a browser trend towards companies giving other people the headaches of dealing with the backend solutions great for small organizations Saba, Learn.com, Adobe Connect, Articulate, etc. Better off if we can incorporate training material into the wikis and blogs.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Over the next month, I will be testing a few LMS vendors out there with several alternative browsers to see if their system is truly browser agnostic, and will report the results back to you on my blog. Let’s take a brief look at a couple of recent moves: Taleo acquires Learn.com. If you want to use a freebie, my blog contains an article on free course authoring tools – the most widely used one is courselab.