A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

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Mobile Learning. LMSs – Finally vendors took notice. Sadly though many still are in the dark on true mobile learning – i.e. not accessing their platform via a mobile web browser. Authoring Tools – With only a small sample of vendors that are SaaS based, pickings are slim. Frankly a few deserve coal in their stockings. I am quite amazed at the number of vendors who really have zero idea on what the terminology of online/offline synchronization.

How to choose the right LMS

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Should we demand that the vending machines charge only 50 cents for a candy bar or do we run over to 7-11 and stock up for rainy day? The same thing applies to the learning management system market. The minus: vendors come out of the woodwork to tell you their system meets those needs. I mean if you say you need “e-commerce for 500 users, certificates, ability to add users to groups for courses”, that would cover about 550 systems. E-Learning 24/7.

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May Edition: E-Learning News and Notes

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The partner approach works this way: vendor A integrates Vendor B’s solution into their product. Some times, it is nothing more than a link – hidden from the end user – the screen shows a popup or goes to the “page” but in reality the end user is now in the other vendor’s solution. The product are an extensive set of stock photos with real human being images and not the cheesy clip art, one often sees in such tools. E-Learning 24/7.

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State of the LMS 2012

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For the past month, I have been conducting a survey on learning platforms and specifically learning management systems. . The data shows that what many vendors assume end users want is far from accurate. Too many vendors are focusing on talent/performance management as the next feature/component in their systems. Do you have a LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform. Today, however more and more learning management systems are bringing into content management features, inc.

Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

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I’ve also learned firsthand, how to make it work in any vertical and any industry. Learning Management Systems. Mobile learning platforms. Social learning platforms. If you want to track in a learning management system or learning platform that supports SCORM then you want it. May offer the ability to take a course via an e-mail link or twitter link or in another fashion. Why do some vendors have trials and others do not?

The Latest: Rapid Content Authoring Tool Market

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I am still surprised on how vendors who are offering assessment only tools are staying in the game. This will become one of the biggest features in 2012 – especially with people wanting to create simulations without being an e-learning developer. Some vendors push heavily on PPT, implying that a great WBT is really a PPT converted to Flash. Over 98% of the LMS/LCMS/learning platform have at least one compliance standard, so why use a RCAT that doesn’t?

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. Yet, for all that do it, their are equal number of vendors who do not. E-Learning Trade Shows. Vendors who do not have anyone in their booth, during expo times – I see this at all shows, regardless of the product or market; but at e-learning/training shows you see it a lot OR you see them eating in their booth. E-Learning 24/7.

Benefits of e-Learning Part 4 – Easy to update Training Content

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e-Learning Refreshes Information Instantly. Moreover, the company had printed a large stock of manuals and booklets and new updated material will be printed after the existing stock exhausts. e-Learning to Rescue. On the contrary, if an organization relies on e-Learning, it can not only quickly refresh the information but also dissipate it throughout the organization. e-Learning Research

The 5 Myths of Rapid E-Learning Revisited

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I came into rapid e-learning from the world of Authorware and Flash where building courses took a lot of time and cost a lot more money. As soon as I asked that question, I heard all of the bellyaching from our Flash developers and most of the custom e-learning vendors we hired. They felt threatened and raised all sorts of concerns about the future of the industry and the fate of e-learning. Myth 1: Rapid E-Learning Is Crapid E-Learning!

A Simple Way to Get the Most Out of Your E-Learning Tools

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E-Learning Tools from a Different Perspective. Here’s the deal, e-learning vendors make products and those products have a purpose. I always tell people to look at the e-learning applications as a means to create multimedia content and not just to create e-learning courses. Here are few tips to help you get there: Learn to use the tools. Find ideas outside of e-learning. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

How to make compliance training effective & human-centric

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Compliance training online, as classroom training or as blended learning is essential to mitigating the risk of non-compliance. A good compliance training program and compliance learning solutions are essential tools for practitioners to build capacity in the organization.

Do You Really Know the Terms and Conditions of Your Purchased Media?

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Well, what if you are downloading images to include in an e-learning course? For example, the standard license for iStock lets you use the image in most e-learning courses. But if you were creating an e-learning template for resale, then you’d need the extended license. If you are an e-learning vendor getting paid to make a course for the government, is that commercial use? appeared first on E-Learning Uncovered

LMS dot.com 3.0?

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40,000 share of stock. I received 40,000 shares of stock in a company that was pre-IPO. I like Grovo as a product, but their pitch as the original micro-learning platform (read in one press release) is a twist on reality – great marketing, but really? This is because any vendor/platform/system could provide micro-learning since the start of the LMS space in the late 90’s. I told them, vendors were offering this in 2000. E-Learning 24/7.

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2010: mLearning Year in Review

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As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. Indeed, many traditional eLearning vendors ventured into the market though not in the volume or with the fanfare we had postulated twelve months ago. Others vendors will quickly follow/respond. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!