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Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

You may know me as an independent learning systems consultant. Open source software is a great example. 10 years ago we would occasionally cross paths with corporate LMS buyers who were evaluating commercial systems side-by-side with open source platforms. But we were trained to believe that if any corporation expressed interest in an open source LMS , the buyer was probably uninformed, unserious, seeking a cheap fix or some combination of those. Service Requirements.

Consultative Selling Techniques: 6 Ways to Earn Trust and Sell More

Sales Hacker

A consultative selling approach is key to running a well-oiled sales team. To me, the difference between a traditional sales process and a consultative one looks a bit like the difference between a doctor and a therapist. What Is Consultative Selling? Rather than telling your prospects what they need, consultative selling is an investigative approach by which prospects are engaged with thought-provoking questions that help them identify their own pain points.

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Why EasyGenerator isn’t open source

Challenge to Learn

One of them: open source. The question was: should EasyGenerator become open source or should it stay proprietary. In the end we decided not to go for the open source model en in this blog I will try to explain why. Note: With open source software you share the source code of your software with everybody and everybody can contribute to it. When I worked at Stoas Learning we represented a few open source packages ( Sakai , Moodle and Mahara ).

Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

EPISODE 23 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Open source development methodologies are rapidly transforming every corner of the software community. But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ? Tune in now as I explore this topic with Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer of Totara Learning , a market-leading open source LMS pioneer. This has set the stage for open source LMS adoption. .

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 5 1 Create a project. experiences that support and enable change in service. Create a clear project charter Begin with the end in mind. S T E P 1 : C R E AT E A P R O J E C T C H A RT E R 7 Create a. stability, quality of service, and ultimately, public safety.

Software Demo Tips: What Works? Ask an LMS Selection Consultant

Talented Learning

We actually earn our living by providing comprehensive learning software selection services. For nearly 5 years, our consultants have been on a mission to help extended enterprise LMS buyers make better purchasing decisions. Breadth and depth of technical and services capabilities. It’s a rigorous process that starts with a thorough needs analysis and the thorough definition of business, functional, technical, service and licensing requirements.

Can You Hear Me Now? 7 Tips for Consistent Financial Services Messaging

Allego

Joe spent several decades in the Wealth and Asset Management business, managing and leading both Advisors and Wholesaler Investment Consultants. Share product messaging with your team along with guidelines for how to introduce new products and pointers for how to open up the conversation. Tip: Pre-record examples of how salespeople have used an opening successfully or worked a product into the conversation. Today’s post is by Joseph D.

Moodle Services Provider – How would you Choose the Right One?

Paradiso

Moodle, one of the leading open source platforms used worldwide by numerous schools, colleges, universities, government organizations, charities and corporates alike, is an eLearning platform that has endless possibilities. Now that you’ve zeroed down on using Moodle for your training needs, next step would be to hire the right Moodle service provider. And we know it’s a daunting task, given the proliferation of Moodle service providers.

Offline Marketing for Online Courses with High Ticket Ecommerce and Consulting Business Expert Sayan Sarkar

LifterLMS

Learn about offline marketing for online courses with high ticket ecommerce and consulting business expert Sayan Sarkar in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. His company Sark Media Direct is where he teaches people how to start and grow a successful health, eCommerce, or consulting business. To learn more about Sayan Sarkar and how you can start and grow a successful health, eCommerce, or consulting business, check out SarkMediaDirect.com.

Helping Consultants, Experts, and Coaches Smash Through Personal and Professional Plateaus with David Shriner-Cahn

LifterLMS

Helping consultants, experts, and coaches smash through personal and professional plateaus with David Shriner-Cahn in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. This mindset helps you keep an open mind, and when solving difficult problems that often is the fastest path to finding a viable solution. You’re handcuffed to your brain and your high value consulting and you fly in and you flex your brain muscles and it’s not really process driven.

How to Level Up Your Marketing, Web Design, and Photography with Consultant and Business Coach Jean Perpillant

LifterLMS

Learn how to level up your marketing, web design, and photography with consultant and business coach Jean Perpillant in this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Design Theory started as a way for Jean to create websites, and while looking into ways to advertise his sites, he found that the images and content would need to be optimized so it is readable and legible. The problem is is that I do enjoy photography as a hobby, and so I still have that as a service.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts. BigBlueButton is built by combining over fourteen open source components.

Monetization, Production, Growth, and Advertising for Course Creators, Coaches, and Consultants with Michael Greenberg

LifterLMS

We dive into monetization, production, growth, and advertising for course creators, coaches, and consultants with Michael Greenberg in this episode of LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. At Call For Content Michael works with coaches, consultants, and podcasters to help them take effective action for their businesses. Michael uses how his father has positioned his practice as an example of creating a profitable niche. Like coaches and consultants?

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

Nowadays small and medium size organizations (SMEs), educational institutions, and independent consultants struggle to adopt an expensive eLearning solution. This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned!

How to create an efficient marketing funnel for an L&D company

Matrix

Since some learners are paying customers, it’s essential to set the right expectations, to educate them about the L&D industry, and ultimately to talk openly about opportunities and limitations if we want to stay in business. Consideration – prospects consider your L&D services.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning.

Instilled’s parent company, Learning Technologies Group, to acquire Blackboard’s Open LMS for $31.7 million

Instilled

LONDON, UK — 10 March 2020 — Instilled’s parent company, Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), a global leader in the high-growth workplace learning and talent industry, has entered into an agreement to acquire all intellectual property and assets relating to Blackboard’s Open LMS platform for $31.7 LTG will commit dedicated resources to Open LMS as a unique operation, encouraging organic and synergistic growth.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. The OpenStack project intended to help organizations offer cloud-computing services running on standard hardware. The need for creating meticulously designed training programs will be gone – ( Some compliance programs may still be around.) Content will be continuously co-created and co-owned by the community members ( much like the evolution of Wikipedia ).

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The Secret SAUCE for Creating Great Content

Hurix Digital

So she adopted the most common route and opened Google.in. Noting that the content was created by doctors and parenting experts, she read through a few of the blogs. Create content for your audience, create great content and your products will basically sell themselves. But, what’s the recipe of creating content that works? Create content that solves a real problem for your audience and adds value. In search of content that works.

UK Government G-Cloud 11 & eThink Education: Improving the Digital Marketplace for Cloud-Based eLearning Services

eThink Education

The Solution: G-Cloud Approved Open-Source eLearning. Investing in open-source learning solutions helps to drive down the cost in comparison to closed-source solutions, often lowering the cost of ownership by around 33%. The UK Government makes it easy for public sector organisations, including central government, local councils, NHS Trusts and other public sector bodies, to obtain LMS and other eLearning or technology services through the G-Cloud procurement framework.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. => Rops, CAE / President, Mickie Rops Consulting Inc.

The Winners List: Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019

HT2 Labs

Highlighting innovation and creativity amongst users of both Open Source and Enterprise editions of the Learning Locker® LRS, the first year of the Awards proved popular with learning analytics enthusiasts from a diverse range of industries and disciplines. Best use of Learning Locker® for Education: Guroo Producer are an Elearning Consultancy based in Sydney, Australia focused on building immersive, self-paced and blended adaptive learning.

Learning Audiences Are Not Created Equal: Employees vs. Extended Enterprise

Talented Learning

Meanwhile, for the brave souls who do respond, extended enterprise learning programs can be an eye-opening experience. As an independent LMS consultant who has focused on extended enterprise learning for more than 20 years, here’s my quick take on differences that can make a big impact on your results. They need content and performance support for one reason – to help them sell your products or services. How to create a multi-year strategy.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

“In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. The OpenStack project intended to help organizations offer cloud-computing services running on standard hardware. But here are five things I envisage will be different… The need for creating meticulously designed training programs will be gone – ( Some compliance programs may still be around.) I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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Immersing Learners in Engaging eLearning Assessments

eLearning Brothers

Provides appropriate opportunities for learners to rehearse, practice, consult resources, get feedback on, and refine performances and products. Projects or Exhibitions: A prompt for the learner to create a “product”—such as a plan of action or a presentation that they share with their team—that demonstrates what they’ve learned in the experience. Custom Solutions eLearning Featured Instructional Design Resources Products/Services Resources assessments

You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

Remember the excitement you felt as a kid when you opened a holiday gift? As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. Even if you haven’t relied on a consultant for LMS selection , it’s critical to put an independent advisor on your side now. 4) Create a project game plan. Create a coherent storage structure, but save it all.

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. In that case, make them visually interesting and create a story around the content rather than screens of bullet points. To make eLearning more engaging, think of how a TV mystery show is created. He is well known for his books , courses, writing, consulting, and talks on interactive learning, games, and gamification.

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. In fact, organizations that once managed educational portals as “walled gardens” are now opening these sites to large customers and/or resellers and are offering custom learning experiences at a premium. Before you know it, you’ve created a massive list of random features.

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Chad Riddersen’s 7 Tips for Creating High-Converting Sales Proposals

TechSmith Camtasia

This is the second time Chad is sharing his sales expertise on the TechSmith blog, after a break for a very informative webinar on leveraging video to create high-converting sales proposals. Today Chad is giving his top 7 tips for creating high-converting sales proposals; a perfect followup to the first installment where he explained how he uses Snagit to boost sales. Create an Open Loop. And we’re back!

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #3 Updating the Competency-Based Training Model

Your Training Edge

HR consultancy firm The Competency Group (TCG) describes competency-based training as “training designed to deliver performance.” It improves the quality of products and services. The biggest player in the digital badge arena is Mozilla Open Badges—using this open-source platform, organizations can develop and issue badges to individuals who have demonstrated specific skills or pieces of knowledge.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

Unicorn Training

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. This post is a post of the series "Free e-Learning Resources" and I am going to talk about free and open source text-to-speech tools for e-Learning. As a eLearning consultant I would prefer to use a human narration professional.

JAY CROSS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He distills lessons from cognitive science, social networking, business strategy, futures research, and psychology to boost sales, improve customer service, and spark innovation. Businesses that have their heads buried in the sand when it comes to social media, openness, sharing, transparency, and authenticity will not be in business much longer.

eLearning vs. Class Room

ICDTranslation

With schools and businesses opening or not opening soon, the pros and cons of eLearning have come to the fore front. The material is created one and the same for all learners and the teachers need to use their creativeness to adapt it to the group they teach.

How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

Only after a thorough requirements analysis process will you have the information you need to create a really good LMS RFP. Narrow down the field first by: Working with an LMS consultant who narrows it down for you based on your requirements and their market knowledge. Some have a project manager (PM) on staff or a consultant who acts as PM, and some have a harried employee who will attempt to juggle implementation along with all their other work.

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MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: You are known for your role as the primary architect in creating Authorware ? one of the most successful authoring tools ever created. And, you are the innovative force behind your recently launched authoring and publishing system, ZebraZapps — your award-winning instructional design approach and authoring environment for creating serious learning games and simulations. fuelled by the enormous possibilities thrown open by emerging technologies?

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. fuelled by the enormous possibilities thrown open by emerging technologies? The training manager, who sees their job as ‘doing training’, responds by creating a training course.

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

The opportunities are huge and exciting; to create a performance ecosystem where the network is vibrant, performance support is ‘to hand’, and when courses are needed they’re deeply engaging, but we’re not seeing this except in isolated pockets. Clark: I’m a strong believer in social constructivist pedagogies, e.g. problem-based and service learning, whereby a curriculum is activity, not content. fuelled by the enormous possibilities thrown open by emerging technologies?