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. Q: What social media tools is Learn.com incorporating into their LMS?

2010 LMS Products of the Year

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LMS Products of the Year 2010. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. 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. The product is Flash based, which is nice, but lack of mobile optimization for the iPad.

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

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What I like about conferences is the ability to see the latest products and hear the pitches from the vendors. Demonstrations are crucial, whether it is a 30 minute one, with an audience or one on one, with a potential customer. Regardless, you need to have your product out and showing. Demonstrations or Live Product – The majority show you the actual product and let you test drive it. their own sales folks) and type of product they are pitching.

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

At that time, interest in training customers, channel partners and others “outside the firewall” was on the rise, but many organizations either could not or would not use their internal employee-focused LMS to support external learning programs.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Every LMS tried to be all things to all types of customers in all industries. A steady flurry of acquisitions disrupted customers’ lives but never the market as a whole. Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another.

HPT and Social Learning: David Wilkins via Skype #ISPI -Sharing some key points.

ID Reflections

The session was on HPT and Social Learning: Organizational Performance in the Cloud b y David Wilkins, VP of Product Marketing at Learn.com. My take: With the increasing availability of informal content via different networks, customers are more connected than ever before.

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Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

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I removed any vendor built 100% on free open source or open source whereas it is always 100% customized so that one could build a mega monster or build a 1995 version. UI/UX are solid, can be improved to take the product to the next tier. Here it begins. Oh wait. Here it starts.

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

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Between the two systems, I am leaning more towards LMS365, just because I honestly believe it has a future in the SharePoint space much more so than their other product (nothing against it, but…). I’m not sure why they “appear” as separate products on their site. I should note that Saba is another HCM possible player, and that the majority of their customers also buy two modules (learning and performance). Anyway, the product is dated.

Free Online Conference – Future of Learning - Incredible Speakers

Tony Karrer

Intuit talks about their move to outsource learning development to their customers and redefining value of learning. What will internal or external customers pay for that's not traditional training? What business models, products, companies should we be watching? Josh, a long time analyst and source for trends in learning product and market data, trends and expert advice, will provide us with perspectives on what’s going on.

What you need 2 know: 3rd Party Content

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From a product standpoint – 3rd party content. In general, custom development shops – but it is misleading because there are many folks going solo as freelancers which increases the pot, so to speak. . Thus, a distinguishable point, as in product has to be made. . The best Microsoft Office courses that looked like the product, with a show me, tell me, let me do it approach – came right from Element K. There may come a time, when you need content.

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LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

Most of the time (as is the case with Oracle) these are different products. I know the folks from CornerStone and their product does some really interesting things. Over the past few years, they've been able to fend of Oracle, PeopleSoft and SAP through superior products.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

In the Business of Learning , I asked: While training as a publisher of courses and courseware faces an increasingly challenging market, what other things can learning businesses successfully sell to internal or external customers?

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

However, Element K has made substantial, progressive improvements to their LMS, most recently by building custom integrations between Jive Clearspace and KnowledgeHub, Element K’s LMS. We are attempting to stay ahead of the curve by allowing our customers to include these tools into a variety of Learning Programs. For example, let’s say an organization needs to roll out a new product to its sales force. Learn.com.

User Friendly or Hype?

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Our customers find our system user friendly and easy to use. We have the highest repeat customers in the industry. The number one reason people leave their current system or purchase a different e-learning product? Every time I see a product, two statements seem to be universal. If I am a potential customer, I would expect nothing less to come out of the vendor’s mouth on their product and user friendliness. Learn.com? We are user friendly.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

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The challenge though is that there are customers who have no desire and zero interest to use or have a TM in their system. Even if it is integrated at no additional charge, there are customers who will never use it. Continued increase in the number of vendors, regardless of size or target customer size (i.e Expect to see an increase in systems adding compensation, other workforce mgt features and benefits to their products. Learn.com is now called Taleo.

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LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

Director, Product Strategy who is responsible for Saba’s Social Media strategy about their product “ Saba Social.&#. A: Ben Willis- Saba has had social & collaborative capabilities in our product suite for a very long while (since 2004 and the 3.x Saba Social is a productivity tool designed to engage employees & customers, build connected corporate communities and accelerate high-quality knowledge exchange. Learn.com.

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Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

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I feel bad for the folks who were learn.com, then thought Taleo would improve it, then Oracle. And BTW, nearly every LMS can interface with Oracle products. NEO LMS is similar to Matrix, they say they are separate companies and yes, that is true, but the product is more than similar, I smell doppelganger here – reminds me how many people you run into that are duplicates of someone you know (or is it just me, that see’s it?). It’s nearly here.

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

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Added Demo Column (Y/N) – If the vendor enables you to view a demo of their product without having to register or provide any information upfront, it is identified as “Yes&#. These are vendors who have added new features to their product since the last update/notes have been updated or both. 17% of LMS vendors have a product demo on their site, without having you register to see it. As for the customization, add-on angle, discounts, volume, etc.,

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Better Conferences - Response Needed

Tony Karrer

We would then take these topics and establish cracker-barrel sessions that look at particular issues, e.g., how do you structure your eLearning production, centralized vs. distributed. 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. Seeing a bunch of custom vendors, niche off-the-shelf content folks, etc.,

How to Buy a LMS

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This is a product where you build e-learning courses. offline, without an internet connection and then when they have a net connection all instances (data) is communicated back to the LMS or other SaaS product. The same could apply to customers (although not sure why you would allow it). If you decide to switch to another system who supports LRSs, the employees/customers records could be moved into the new system, assuming you are having the same courses in the new system.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

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When you hear the term “browser agnostic&# , what this means is that the product or solution will work on any browser. The bandwagon rage are LMS vendors stating that their product/solution is optimized for tablets, specifically mentioning the iPad. Ahh two wonderful words, unless you happen to be the other company on the other end, about to be purchased or assimilated into your new BFF’s product. DEPENDS on whose product your purchase.

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

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So, if you include Facebook like in your LMS, wouldn’t it be logical to assume that people would follow the same approach and mechanism, that they use in the actual real Facebook product? They just do not see the benefit nor value – NOW – of having their products available to be used effectively and optimized for consumer slate tablets, aka “tablets&#. Your potential customers are yelling it.

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

Learning Visions

Study Methodology: Studied Adobe customer base -- how using the product and how they might like to be using it. 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.

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

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So, if you include Facebook like in your LMS, wouldn’t it be logical to assume that people would follow the same approach and mechanism, that they use in the actual real Facebook product? They just do not see the benefit nor value – NOW – of having their products available to be used effectively and optimized for consumer slate tablets, aka “tablets&#. Your potential customers are yelling it.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

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When you hear the term “browser agnostic&# , what this means is that the product or solution will work on any browser. Several years ago, many LMS vendor products did not work on Macs, a major consternation for end users who used this system. Ahh two wonderful words, unless you happen to be the other company on the other end, about to be purchased or assimilated into your new BFF’s product. DEPENDS on whose product your purchase.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

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Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Less is more: A different approach to L&D in a world awash with information - Performance Learning Productivity , May 9, 2010. Last week, Dave Wilkins of Learn.com wrote a piece entitled “ A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of social learning) ”.