Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS

Matrix

As for business training technology, things are really not that different. Learning management systems for business organizations are under constant development; even the latest versions have some new features lined up, waiting to rock the boat again and again. So, what are the types of business LMSs, and what are the good and the bad aspects for each of them? Open-source LMS. An open-source LMS is easy to use and also customizable.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

I include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. Social Learning – must have social learning functionality beyond just the standards FB like page, microblog, RSS feed, upload video, follow me thing, these are systems that either advertise themselves as SLMSs or have a significant strong set of SL features. Open Source LMS of the Year. E-Learning 24/7.

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

eLearning 24-7

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. They may call it a “learning portal&# or “training or knowledge portal&# or whatever. And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. E-Learning 24/7.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? But as an independent analyst, I spend my days investigating which companies excel at driving learning technology forward. They want to be a relevant, useful voice in today’s learning community conversation. A must-read for learning technology decision makers. 10 Common Myths About Open Source. What is a Learning Portal and How is it Different From an LMS?

SaaS vs custom eLearning solution: How to Start an Online Tutoring Business?

mysimpleshow

Is there someone out who would want to learn what you can teach them? If you have masters in the skills and want to teach and explore in an extensively profitable way, then be thankful for the online platforms which make it so easy to start your own online tutoring business. billion mark by 2020 and as per the forecasts of Research and Markets, the global e-learning market will grow over $325 Billion by 2025. How to start your own tutoring business?

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. I believe this is very possible, because regardless of the generation, people want easy, they want fast and if they could do a lot of things in a system for example, rather than having multiple windows open, they would do it. Opens up learning, and makes your solution a one stop service. LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal (commercial or free), e-readers, any mobile device(i.e.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

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. Open Peak.

5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

They are similar to what you see in your standard LMS, course content, learning paths, reporting – but it is not as robust (which is fine for some end users). If you are an e-learning vendor exploring the SBM do not take them lightly, a few are slowly entering my 2nd trend. Marketplaces & Exchanges by LMS/Learning Portal Vendors. Social Learning and M-Learning. M-Learning follows suit. M-Learning is not going away. E-Learning 24/7.

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

eLearning 24-7

More multilingual options to their web sites, trials and social learning. Newest Version – LMS/Learning Portal Directory. Ability to e-mail – write and send to people outside of the system, a few vendors are doing this – innovators – and something I believe is needed to enhance LMSs and Learning Portals to the next level. Yet, in the e-learning industry as a whole and in the LMS space, the concept just is not clicking.

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E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

I especially love it when it happens in the e-learning industry. Innovators and Risk Takers – emerging technology integrated, new ideas, pushing the envelope in what is possible in e-learning/social learning/m-learning, coming up with something that has never been done before – risk takers. You do not want to switch, but your current LMS, doesn’t have the social learning or any social learning features I need or want. E-Learning 24/7.

A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

Kapp Notes

Her niche is learning technologies and she has recently partnered with a company called Exult, based in Pune, India. Here is our conversation about learning technologies and her new partnership with Exult. Kapp: You’ve been in the Learning and Development space for a long time, especially in the area of learning technologies, what is the industry doing correctly and where are some areas for improvement in terms of learning technologies?

8 Best LMS Options to Enable Online Course Creation for your Employees

Hurix Digital

A cloud-based or self-hosted Learning Management System (LMS) can be an excellent tool for L&D teams to fulfil their employee training needs as long as they pick the right one that meets their organisation’s specific requirements. Image source – talentedlearning.

How to Drive Agile Learning for a More Effective Workforce

Learning Wire

Although required skillsets have evolved rapidly in recent years, many organisations have not updated their methods of learning to keep pace. However, with the right approach, it is possible to drive agile learning to create an agile and highly-engaged workforce to help deliver business goals.

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E-learning Outsourcing – Make the Right Choice

CommLab India

A pharmaceutical company wanted to create an e-learning course on product training for its sales force. Are you taking baby steps in e-learning and still undecided whether to develop your courses in-house or outsource them? Are you familiar with the outsourcing options available in e-learning? To help you, this blog will take you through the process of developing an e-learning course. You will also gain insights on the business benefits of outsourcing.

DevLearn, Reflected #dl10

Learning Visions

Life as a booth babe At the Kineo booth, we were busy on the stand talking about Totara – the new open source LMS for corporates – and showing off some our custom eLearning projects. I was joined on the booth floor by our US CEO Steve Lowenthal , our new Director of Totara Jonathan Newman (who’s quite the smarty pants on open source and Moodle – welcome Jonathan!);

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

A greater number of people, worldwide are using SaaS then ever before, mobile products, tablets – especially the iPad – is growing at a feverish pace, people are using online storage, beyond just placing photos and media, and open source is continuing expansion. The growing number of businesses leaving Microsoft Outlook to Internet e-mail is amazing. Free open hard drive space – especially with video hungry files. Can be open source, cost?

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Learning Management Systems and Training: A Complete Guide

Webanywhere

What Is a Learning Management System (LMS)? The shorthand description of a learning management system is an online location that helps you manage administration, tracking, reporting and delivering of courses, lessons and tests. How does a learning management system work? The best way to imagine a learning management system is to think of it as a vast website, that only those people with a log-in will be able to access. How to Choose the Best Learning Management System.

How To Tell It’s The Best LMS For Great Corporate Training

TalentLMS

We believe we have a good grasp on the answer because we have poured a lot of energy, hard thinking, and hard work into the platform, trying to understand what business users value in an eLearning platform in general, and in TalentLMS in particular, and what makes our customers rank us so highly. Blended learning. Along with enterprise training, which is the platform’s main focus, commercial learning (that is, the selling of online courses) is a major TalentLMS use case.

How To Create An Online Language Learning Website Like Verbling

Pinlearn

With a CAGR of 18.7%, the online language learning market is expected to reach $21.2 It’s a rapidly growing market, mostly due to the globalization of economies and cost-effective online learning solutions going accessible to all. Besides, the ever-growing investment in the education sector and expansion of MNCs into diverse global locations are also responsible for this learning frenzy. Impact of COVID-19 on the online language learning market.

eFront sites to check out

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 3/30/2010 eFront sites to check out Here are a few eFront sites you might check to get a few ideas about your own implementation. link] Turkish educational site [link] Chinese learn English site. Recent Comments Blog Archive ► 2011 (3) ► January (3) Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Le.

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eThink 2019 Year in Review: New Markets, Solutions & Recognitions

eThink Education

We were also able to collaborate with some of our top eLearning technology and content partners, like GO1 and OpenSesame , and experts in the industry such as John Leh of Talented Learning. Overall, we had over 8,000 learning professionals attend our virtual webinar events this year!

eThink 2019 Year in Review: New Markets, Solutions & Recognitions

eThink Education

We were also able to collaborate with some of our top eLearning technology and content partners, like GO1 and OpenSesame , and experts in the industry such as John Leh of Talented Learning. Overall, we had over 8,000 learning professionals attend our virtual webinar events this year!

Your 2020 L&D Checklist: Top eLearning Considerations for the New Year

eThink Education

2020 is here and many organizations are thinking about their learning and development goals for the new year. 86% of HR professionals indicate that their organizations use technology to deliver learning experiences. . Every learning solution is only as good as its content.

Wrapping up the year

eFront

Our restrengthened goal for 2016 is to excel on what brings value to you; to build usable and innovative learning tools that help you be a bit more productive and a lot more successful. TalentLMS is now over 32,000 learning portals strong and it grows at a pace of around 1,250 learning portals per month. This year we also took the hard, but necessary decision to discontinue the open-source version of eFront.

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Wrapping up the year

TalentLMS

Our restrengthened goal for 2016 is to excel on what brings value to you; to build usable and innovative learning tools that help you be a bit more productive and a lot more successful. TalentLMS is now over 32,000 learning portals strong and it grows at a pace of around 1,250 learning portals per month. This year we also took the hard, but necessary decision to discontinue the open-source version of eFront.

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Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

As I discussed in last week’s post , organizations everywhere are suddenly taking a crash course in virtual learning. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. 3) Learning and Business Services.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Last week we kicked-off the 2019 Talented Learning Awards by honoring the best learning systems in our first category – corporate extended enterprise systems. Specifically, today we focus on top learning and certification solutions used by trade and professional associations , mission-driven non-profits, commercial training providers, trade schools and subject matter experts. Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition. eLogic Learning.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Course Content Authoring Tools – Open Source (Free) - eLearning 24-7 , June 7, 2010.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. 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. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Open Educational Resources Matures 4. Learning Analytics 6. Investment in mobile learning will significantly increase.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Here at LearnUpon, we’re all about helping businesses better understand eLearning so they can get better results from their training. Active Learning. Active learning is a strategy focused on encouraging learners to actively participate in training. Examples of active learning activities include practical tasks and problem-solving conducted in small groups. In today’s fast-paced learning environments, the AGILE method is often seen as more efficient than ADDIE.

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

eLearning 24-7

In the webinar, I brought up how LMS vendors were themselves perpetuating the myth of the bad things of social media (which is a necessary component of social learning), so, rather than identify the facts and data to potential clients who are concerned about social media and thus social learning, they instead do not include it in their system. Majority of employees access a LMS or Learning Portal out of the workplace. Social Learning. Mobile Learning.

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

eLearning 24-7

The LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal market continues to be strong. In my latest directory, 393 LMS vendors – global, of which 34 or so are open source systems. Folding up shop and switching to a new market: Talent/Performance Management, new product lines not tied to e-learning, services. Acquiring another LMS or e-learning vendor. Acquiring another LMS or e-learning vendor/Outside of the industry purchasing vendors in the space. E-Learning 24/7.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

The number one reason people leave their current system or purchase a different e-learning product? Nobody, if they want to stay in business. I have seen over 150 systems, 80 plus authoring tools, dozens of web conferencing products, mobile learning, quiz assessment tools, CMSs and learning portals, and not everyone of them meets those two statements. Learning Management Systems, LCMS, Learning Portals. Authoring Tools (Rapid E-Learning).

5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

They are similar to what you see in your standard LMS, course content, learning paths, reporting – but it is not as robust (which is fine for some end users). If you are an e-learning vendor exploring the SBM do not take them lightly, a few are slowly entering my 2nd trend. Marketplaces & Exchanges by LMS/Learning Portal Vendors. Social Learning and M-Learning. M-Learning follows suit. M-Learning is not going away.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

A trend that is happening in the LMS market more so than in the other e-learning markets, is the failure to follow their path of success. 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. The spin of course, is that open source systems enable APIs. Open marketplaces for courses created by end users.

E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

That smartphones were the answer to mobile learning. Social learning? A calling to a large number of vendors (small, medium and big), are all reporting strong numbers in January, with many saying that January 2011, was their best month – numbers and business wise, in the last few years. While they still offer the LMS as we all know it, and its “learning&# approach, they are really driving into the TM space. 2 Mobile Learning. 3 Social Learning.

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

eLearning 24-7

In the webinar, I brought up how LMS vendors were themselves perpetuating the myth of the bad things of social media (which is a necessary component of social learning), so, rather than identify the facts and data to potential clients who are concerned about social media and thus social learning, they instead do not include it in their system. Majority of employees access a LMS or Learning Portal out of the workplace. Social Learning. Mobile Learning.