APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

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An API (Application Program Interface) enables an interface from a piece of software to communicate with another piece of software (in its simplest form) or multiple pieces of software (called a mashup). Here is just a few of ones I like, that are unique and you could use in your LMS/LCMS/CMS, Learning Portal (caveat: your vendor must be able to accept APIs, otherwise it won’t work). Mashups. Mashups Possibilities. API and Mashup Directories.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

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Latest: 303 LMS & Learning Portal Vendors. They are offsetting their cost for their servers by including it into the price. Learning Portals. Again, a learning portal can achieve this – i.e. by you incorporating APIs, mashups or some component of such with code and you are using as a back end a CMS. Please download it and not just open up open in your window. HTML5 is made up of the following: HTML.

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LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

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Latest: 303 LMS & Learning Portal Vendors. They are offsetting their cost for their servers by including it into the price. Learning Portals. Again, a learning portal can achieve this – i.e. by you incorporating APIs, mashups or some component of such with code and you are using as a back end a CMS. Please download it and not just open up open in your window. HTML5 is made up of the following: HTML.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

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I include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. The e-commerce component itself includes a robust function set beyond just the ability to accept credit cards; and the look of the site typically appears as a “learning portal&# , clean, crisp and reminds me more of a web page with products (again, depending on the LMS vendor or system) with maybe advertising capabilities included. My runner-up is Operitel’s LearnFlex LSP. Cost/Budget Allocation.

What’s hurting the LMS market

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Revenues across the board are up, profit margins are healthy and competition is on-going (always a good thing). Illogical – I often see systems that add features that seem as though they tossed a bunch of ideas on a wall and whatever stuck up there, went into their platform. But here’s the thing, there are costs involved with doing business, because the savings in return can be ten fold. . The LMS market is strong.

State of the LMS 2012

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Yes, you get the card or however it is built-in, but you still need a service to use it – and 4G costs are high, especially when it comes to data plans. I blame this totally on the industry as a whole – who focused too much on the same features as everyone else – forgetting the over 25 different types of social media available, or even creating a mashup of social types.

Using Data from Online Learning to Fuel Association Growth

Association eLearning

Some data our partners often find interesting are how long learners spend in a course, which courses showed the greatest learning gains, how active the members are in the online portal, and which discussions are most popular. According to CIO.com , “The new cornucopia of public and private data is providing a new opportunity to mash up multiple big data sets to gain new insights beyond what a single big data set allows. 3) Data Costs.

The push toward content curation

Litmos

Another is to set up feeds that are triggered by particular topics of interest. He also touts mashups , where two things are juxtaposed creating new meanings. Internally, it can be both collecting resources in a portal and tagging them with terms that will assist your workers to find them. Just as you may purchase access to a suite of curated content that meets your needs on a cost-effective basis, so too you might have a valuable asset.

Moodle: Pros, Challenges

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I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. APIs and mashups – which is really can expand Moodle to the next level of learning. Worse, what if your key IT/IS person is sick, injured or leaves the company, do you have a back-up that can and knows the system to handle anything and make mods, etc? You still have to purchase seats for that content and that will cost.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Virtual classrooms and smart-boards are used in a more student-centered way (not putting all the attention to one person up-front=bad). open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Here's what came up. My Predictions So with all of that as a lead up. In trying to come up with next month's #LCBQ, we specifically wanted to be able to name this.

Encore – Moodle: Pros, Challenges

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I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. APIs and mashups – which is really can expand Moodle to the next level of learning. Worse, what if your key IT/IS person is sick, injured or leaves the company, do you have a back-up that can and knows the system to handle anything and make mods, etc? You still have to purchase seats for that content and that will cost.

What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

According to a 2011 Forrester Research report, “Informal Learning Garners Acceptance as a Legitimate Learning Approach,” 76 million millennials will make up 47 percent of the 2014 workforce and will soon become middle managers. Collaborative learning also can be informal discussion groups in Yammer, rating content on SharePoint or mashing up a video. To remove the confusion, companies are turning to learning portals so learners can search and access information.

E-Learning Early Indicators

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I’m glad to report that Litmos, a Lite LMS vendor, has dropped any additional cost for more storage, if you go over your included storage. You could count on your hand the number of vendors even looking at it, and I’m not just talking LMSs/Learning Portals, but content authoring tools and other products. Vendors are adding more “comments&# and voting i.e. yes or no or thumbs up/thumbs down features.

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Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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If you as the customer want to create your own API/Mashup or find one on the net and want to integrate it into your paid LMS, the vendor will charge you. They will argue it is time and labor costs for the person doing it. When you purchase off the shelf 3rd party courses, either via Skillsoft, Rosetta Stone or whomever and need to integrate that into their system, they do it, and at no cost. There is a cost there, and time/labor on the side of the vendor’s person.

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

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The LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal market continues to be strong. Folding up shop and switching to a new market: Talent/Performance Management, new product lines not tied to e-learning, services. Folding up shop for good – goodbye and nice knowing you. Folding up shop and switching to a new market : Talent/Performance Management, new product lines not tied to e-learning, services. Folding up shop for good – goodbye and nice knowing you.

Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)

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Plateau LMS is a Talent Management System, made up of four modules. After logging into the system a pop up window appears with four option, under the title “How to Get the Most out of the Plateau TMS. You can click a check box, if you do not want the pop-up to appear the next time you log into the system. However the system will show the pop up box if their is new content. Then digital cameras showed up. The more users the cost changes.

ARTICULATE NON EST REX – 3 REASONS HIGHER ORDER LEARNING IS BEYOND THE MOAT

Wonderful Brain

What I call ‘low-level’ elearning is the product of 3 conditions; the desire to move content to delivery as fast as possible, using the most basic software tools from which this can be accomplished, and lastly if something important is being tee’d up online but the development tool isn’t up to the task, the organization puts up fierce resistance to deliver learning in a different medium.