SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions

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What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers. The bottom line without getting technical or overly detailed, the solution is hosted on your vendor’s servers and not hosted on your internal servers. So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Hosted Server Question to Ask.

SAAS (Hosted) LMS and Vendor Questions

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What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers. The bottom line without getting technical or overly detailed, the solution is hosted on your vendor’s servers and not hosted on your internal servers. So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Hosted Server Question to Ask.

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LMS Setup Fees: For some vendors it’s a cash cow

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At one time they are were all about implementation, since in the early years, 90%+ of implementations were on the client’s servers. Implementation, training, project management and support were common components of a client side server LMS – and huge revenue generators. it sits on your own servers), up to $25,000. You already have done a cost analysis – otherwise you shouldn’t be in business. The other day I walked into my bank.

4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

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Locally-Installed Software About a decade ago, many organizations shunned cloud-based software and demanded that the LMS be installed on their internal servers. As an added benefit, new features regularly and magically appear in the LMS without the need for Jim in IT to load CD-ROMs onto a server every couple of months. During the peak of the LCMS craze, people used to often demand that their LMS also have LCMS capabilities.

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CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

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While the race is on for people to get LMSs and LCMSs, there are some people who either do not want or need a LMS/LCMS, but want to create a learning community or more often, some type of portal – intranet or internet. And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. Your output will need to be “web or online&# and not a LMS/LCMS, depending on their verbiage.

LMS Modules – The “Add-On” Facts

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LMS/LCMS vendors are notorious for offering the amazing “module&# in their marketing and advertising pitches – whether it is on their web site, at trade shows, white papers, e-mail marketing, whatever. A module – is an add-on to your LMS/LCMS. Vendor Approaches to LMS Modules - We will focus BTW on SAAS (which in basic terms means “Hosted&# – as in they host the LMS on their servers). Module/Add-on is not integrated in your LMS/LCMS.

The top 10 elearning LMS platforms & software available right now


Cloud-based vs. Locally hosted: Choose between a SaaS (Software as a Service) LMS or storing your data on your own servers. If you host the system yourself, you’re responsible for all server specs, uptime and security. LMS or LCMS?

Here Data, Data, Data – LMS

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We all want to have the perfect LMS/LCMS when we purchase it and implement it into our workplace. Questions to Ask your Would-Be LMS/LCMS vendor. I say IS/IT, because typically the HR person inputs the employee data, it gets housed on a server, and your IS/IT person can extract the information you want for your file (be consistent though, or they will really hate you –hahah) and send it you via.csv.

Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

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Rather, “partner&# is a dual revenue steam for the vendor and their partner – a business relationship deal. LMS vendor and content provider have a business relationship deal – so LMS vendor takes X percent and the remaining goes to the content vendor. E-Learn Info e-learning e-learning vendors elearning LCMS learning portal Lite LMS LMS craig weiss learning management system SCORM

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

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I must admit I am still in a daze on some shocking data, I saw in the last few weeks (on a side note: the new and updated version of my LMS/LCMS directory will be available for download this upcoming Tuesday). Why would I want to do business with you, when you are not even using any form of social media? on their server. Tags: E-Learn Info LCMS LMS SAAS e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted learning portal social learning social media SAAS.

Advantages of WordPress over Moodle


LearnDash is able to take advantage of the elegant simplicity of WordPress and add the tracking and scoring and convert it into a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). Anyone from large to small businesses, Non-profits or even Academic, could potentially use it. You can upload media or you can create pages that communicate the course status directly to the server and then launch it from there.

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The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

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E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution. The Revolution.

Should You Switch from Moodle to LearnDash?


This is the first and most basic question facing anyone as they get their start in online education—whether as a private individual launching their first course, an educational institution trying to bring their current catalog online, or a business hoping to broaden their employee training. That makes them a fine option for small operators who are working on their own, have no coding skills, and don’t plan to grow their program into a large business.

The A-Z of eLearning Acronyms (with bonus explanations from experts)


The practice many businesses are adopting to allow their employees to use their personal devices for work purposes too. Similarly, there’s also an LCMS = Learning Content Management System. Talent development refers to the function within a business to hone and improve the skills of its employees. xAPI also, known as “Tin Can”, allows for this by enabling a learning record from any source to be written to a storage server as an “I did this” statement.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

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Whether it is a mobile learning platform, authoring tool or a LMS/LCMS – TinCan will be huge. Education is going more and more with tablets, businesses are going with tablets (in some cases, expecting the consumer who has the tablet to bring it into work and use it), consumers as a whole are using tablets. Global tablet sales will exceed 450 million units by 2016 (Business Insider). Yeah I know its not the end of the year, when such forecasts tend to show up in droves.

Creating an e-learning strategy that works

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A LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform – Regardless if it is open source (free, but not really) or commercial. I know people you just use a web server, but honestly, that won’t achieve long term success. . You are not launching a business here. Specifically we are talking about specific people at whatever type of business, school, university and so forth. . The Conversation. A: “We need to have online learning” B: “Huh?

MyUdutu: One of those best kept secrets in e-learning authoring tools

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Ability to save your courses so you don’t freak out about losing courses that exist on a server other than your own. Can also be installed on your server. If you want it on your own server there is a licensing fee. The business model they use is really one of added value. I thought it was funny when I asked about users…seems to be a tool used by rogue designers (many clients are people circumventing their current solution (LMS, LCMS, etc.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

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An authoritative whitepaper on how to plan, implement, and evaluate an e-learning program for your business. Like any corporate initiative, the training program should have a stated mission and a set of business objectives that are well defined. The plan will also need to include a business analysis that identifies the costs and benefits of the training program. Your initial plan should include the following: Identify and define the business goals.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

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Even in organisations where L&D priorities are closely aligned with business priorities there’s plenty of head-room for improvement. OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server. Jason Rosenthal, CEO of Ning , announced the shift in the company’s business model while downsizing his company by more than 40%. Confused enough to wonder if there is any point turning my business towards this genre. LCMS (22). Best of eLearning Learning. April 2010.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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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. Desktop or SAAS – i.e. you either dl the software and work on it on your desktop or your server OR you access the software in the “cloud&#. As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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While there is nothing wrong with seeking the golden goose, and even catching it a few times, if you do not have the server bandwidth to do so, nor the internal support and capabilities to handle it, how long do you think they will remain? This isn’t the case with a LMS product geared to small business or associations, for example, who land a large client or two, and then say to themselves – ah, we can compete, so lets focus on that.

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

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The LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal market continues to be strong. If you do not have backups of your courses – your proprietary ones – contact them and have them send you the course files – they can do it, unless they decided to trash their servers with a sledgehammer. Same as above, but if they already sold off or no longer have their servers, from the system standpoint – there is little that can be done.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

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The acceptance of mobile learning within the business community probably won’t happen with much fanfare, it will just happen and be accepted as a “norm” wherein the market no longer asks “should we offer learning to our employees (or partners or customers) via mobile device?” Part of this shift was driven by the fact that Flash-based content actually didn’t perform/behave well on most Flash-enabled handsets and tablets especially when the content was local rather than on a server.

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

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Adobe, Articulate building little back-end server technologies that enable you to build straightforward courses, install in LMS and track results. LMS vs. LCMS LMS -- manage training transactions and student date LCMS more with content creating (moving more to on-demand) Training Platform/Suite -- brings these together. 2) Understand the business problem that youre trying to solve.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

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Technology Innovation Cycles: Some books about technology innovation if you want more on this -- James Utterback, Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation Clayton Christensen, The Innovators Dilemma (If youre doing well now, be careful because a new tech is being developed to disrupt your business.) Instead of building website on a server, can build a website that pulls from multiple. LCMS is in decline -- because the learning object model doesnt really work.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2


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. The server only needs to provide whatever information the client needs to interact with the service. It allows you to scale the service with your growth as a business.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


Here at LearnUpon, we’re all about helping businesses better understand eLearning so they can get better results from their training. CDN is a global network of proxy servers deployed in multiple data centers to enable the high availability and high performance of content being viewed by the learner. By furthering their success, you are, in turn, facilitating the success of your business. LCMS (Learning Content Management System).