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Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Source – a conversation with Sakai’s Executive Director

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 1 of the webinar: The Truth About Open Source: A conversation with Michael Korcuska, Executive Director of Sakai. The Truth About Open Source Who writes the code? And other burning questions about source… Poll #1: How many of you currently use open source LMS? 5% currently use one 95% do not use an open source LMS.

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Making Sense of LMS License Models. These buying organizations are working with us as LMS selection consultants to define their learning technology requirements, identify the best vendor options and then conduct a formal proposal-based buying process. In each case, we asked vendors for pricing tailored to the client’s unique usage patterns. However, the proposals were inconsistent in all respects — format, approach, assumptions and license model.

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Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study

Learning Visions

Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. Kronos had a vast library of elearning content to help customers betters use products. Compared it to a # of diff open source offerings as well as large commercial systems and smaller vendors as well. Decided would rather spend money on support and implementation rather than licensing. Professional support available through numerous support vendors.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

Are any LMS vendors on that list? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. I’m not an LMS vendor. For smart vendors, a blog is not another way to manipulate you with product marketing messages or achieve keyword dominance in search engines. LMS vendors offer a goldmine of thought-provoking guidance, if you’re willing to look for it. 10 Common Myths About Open Source. 75 LMS Vendor Profiles.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. And as vendors focus more heavily on gaining market share dominance, buyers should prepare for further M&A confusion, uncertainty and disruption.

5 Reasons Why Associations and Training Companies Should Use an eLearning Platform

eThink Education

Associations and other companies that provide some form of education or training can benefit from implementing an eLearning platform to support initiatives like professional education, certification and membership success. Consult experts to help navigate the LMS market.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions. There are many factors that impact the cost of your Learning Management System : System licensing costs. Implementation costs by the vendor or related third party. System integration costs by third party vendors with other systems. Licensing costs for additional systems acquired related to the project. Costs for consultants hired to support the project. Free/Freemium (open source).

GEOFF STEAD – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

We also worked with vendors to license and list their apps for all our staff. Qualcomm develops an open source toolkit called Gimbal that lets you extend these to inside a building too. Work with your IT team to make sure you get the optimum balance between security and openness.

LMS Pricing: Avoiding Hidden Costs When Selecting eLearning Software

Melon Learning

Any one of them will do the basic job of storing, organizing and delivering your eLearning content. If you, however, decide to dig deeper into the vast variety of feature sets, functionalities and supporting services LMS vendors offer, the task of comparing them all in order to choose the one that best suits your unique needs will be an arduous endeavour. Perpetual On-premises License. Periodic Cloud-Based or Self-Hosted License.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Of the 15 episodes we produced this year, these three sessions attracted the most listeners: #3 Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – with Donald H. 2 Why Corporations Choose Open Source Learning Systems – with Brian Carlson.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 20, 2009 eLearning Brand Name Recognition? The eLearning industry is a weird beast. A few weeks ago I did a very informal query on Twitter, asking people what were their favorite eLearning brands. Or maybe the question was, what brand names come to mind when you think about eLearning? No eLearning development houses. United States License.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. The nature of employees is also undergoing a deep change – from permanent employees to freelancers, contractors, vendors, consultants, and everything in-between.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 23, 2009 Market Differences in eLearning Im a fan of the number 42. Sreya Dutta (Instructional Design: On the road to learning ) responded to a thread in the comments about the eLearning market in India: Cammy, thanks for this interesting post. I agree with Rupa and Poonam on the elearning industry in India but there are variations too. United States License.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Not surprisingly, many continuing education learning systems vendors are specialists. Because continuing education providers often look to technology vendors for hands-on guidance, these learning solutions usually come with professional services that are much more extensive than standard implementation and administrative support. As a result, continuing education system developers tend to build stronger partnerships with clients than corporate extended enterprise learning vendors.

eFront as a SumTotal alternative

eFront

Still, SumTotal produced a number of headaches for the customer which I will outline below: Inflexibility: SumTotal comes as a closed source model. Having the ability for “deep” customization is not something that any closed-source project can offer but “big” customization projects require it in order to produce a coherent result. They prefer to sell licenses where the margins are higher and there are fewer headaches. Contact us for a free demo consultation.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. This is a big consulting project -- a first for me -- in which we have this amazing opportunity to work with a large organization to help them define their e-Learning strategy. All the vendors and consultants say pretty much the same thing and follow the same process. Let them know what you need to prepare for the opening meeting. United States License.

Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

For example, I worked on elearning projects for customers at Accenture. And in this industry, open source companies are the customer education leaders, in my opinion. Interesting points… In other words, to build market momentum, open source companies lead with training.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I’m a recent convert, perhaps on the path to open source evangelism.) Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Moodle and other open source products have huge communities behind them. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. United States License.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Brain Learning and eLearning Design - The Learning Circuits Blog , July 1, 2010 David Grebow suggested this month’s Big Question (thanks David). Image Source: Apple UK. eLearning Technology. July 2010.

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eFront as a SumTotal alternative

eFront

Still, SumTotal produced a number of headaches for the customer which I will outline below: Inflexibility: SumTotal comes as a closed source model. Having the ability for “deep” customization is not something that any closed-source project can offer but “big” customization projects require it in order to produce a coherent result. They prefer to sell licenses where the margins are higher and there are fewer headaches. Contact us for a free demo consultation.

8 Tips to Identify the Best-Fit LMS For Your Training Needs

CommLab India

Learning Management Systems are valuable tools for any organization, to manage activities including hosting courses, tracking and reporting, managing users, organizing elearning, classroom and virtual training sessions and much more. Open source LMSs are a good choice, as they can be customized cost-effectively. Check into the vendor’s customer support. Check what is available regarding training, consulting and documentation of the LMS, to refer later.

The 19 Best Learning Management System (for 2021)

learnWorlds

During the last decade, there has been a major increase in the adoption of elearning technology. An LMS is used widely in the elearning industry and acts as a distribution and management vehicle for online courses, training programs, or learning and development programs.

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

Talented Learning

NOTE: Although we don’t receive compensation from any of the sources mentioned below, feel free to tell them I sent you. eThink is offering free open-source learning platform hosting through July 1st for any new client that signs a contract before May 1st.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Why should companies go with e-Learning vendors when rapid e-Learning tools are available? Ive seen this trend with my company as well: Laurence Wilson, who runs an independent e-learning consultancy, recently employed this approach on a project for recruitment giant Vedior. Have the e-Learning vendor create the first few custom programs. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Visions

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Learning Visions Im Cammy Bean and this is my little corner of the world where I talk about instructional design and topics somewhat related to eLearning. Most of that time, Ive worked for eLearning vendors: companies that design and develop eLearning programs for a wide variety of corporate clients. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Whos Your Master?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. eLearning vendors (those that design custom courseware) are often handed the course to be built. The sponsor says "we want this eLearning course." So the vendor scopes it out and does the design work, the storyboarding, the development work. But the bottom line is, the vendor needs to butter their bread and produce what the client has asked for.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Youre So Immature: e-Learning in Some Organizations

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Vendors -- of which I am one -- are often in the position of just answering the mail. These are the challenges of being the external vendor. Your comment on just "answering the mail" for some of your clients opens up a larger problem I have in my work, which is at what point do you stop doing things the way the client wants you to? Are you a strategy consultant?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Are we – as in the collective we of the eLearning ‘industry’ – making a conscious shift away from Instructional Designer since no one on the outside knows what that means? Since "I'm an instructional designer" is almost always met with blank stares, I just fall back on elaborating with "eLearning developer." United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Job Description

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. What strategies are helping other vendors succeed? e-Learning Strategy Consulting: This is a new area for me. My title is "E-learning consultant". The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! ► March (11) eLearning Geeks on Spring Break and New Skills for. Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Messy Learning OK. Messy Training Not OK.

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. The training doesnt teach what the participants want or need (failure to consult with actual learners while designing the program). I think it is possible to have elearning that is organised without being linear. Increasingly we are seeing the move towards performance support resources rather than pre-emptive elearning courses. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. My experience is mainly in development of self-paced eLearning for the corporate market.) In the December 10, 2007 edition of The eLearning Guilds Learning Solutions magazine, Reuben Tozman (President and founder of edCetra Training ) gets into this topic in The Next Generation of Instructional Designers. Overall, I think the field is wide open for a bit of everything.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. And, hey, many e-Learning vendors are vested in the "old boomer" model of training. Managers, HR, recruiting officers, and consultants working with clients on organizational change initiatives should read it. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! ► March (11) eLearning Geeks on Spring Break and New Skills for. United States License.

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