Upcoming events

Janet Clarey

I hope you can join me for some upcoming events. I’ll be presenting a Free Webinar, Powered by SumTotal, on the topic of: How Small and Medium Business Can Leverage Social Media Tools to Improve Workplace Learning. April 30, 2009, 7 AM PST - 2 PM PST - Virtual Event w/ Expo. I’ll be presenting a Free Webinar, Powered by Saba, on the topic of: Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace: Overview and Instructional Design Considerations.

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Can you recommend an LMS?

eLearning 24-7

Or maybe you have posted this same question on various social media platforms such as Linkedin. I know SumTotal Learning Management gets tagged regularly when it comes to support. And I know folks who leave them are usually unhappy for various reasons, but I can tell you that I have had two in-depth meetings with SumTotal including one with the VP of Customer Service/Support and have seen the metrics. SumTotal Learning Management (Yes).

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eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

Assuming that your learning audience regularly visits the enterprise portal, then its great to be able to show employees upcoming learning events, training requirements, content that might be of interest, or other similar things. And this whole question is becoming more complicated as we look at the integration of the LMS and Social Learning. There's a question of whether social tools will be part of the LMS or outside the LMS. Great move SumTotal!

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Best of Elearning! 2015 Finalists Revealed


This industry event offers executives the opportunity to network, share and learn about the best learning options and dialogue directly with technologists and learning leaders, all in one place. events, contact sales@2elearning.com or visit www.2elearning.com/events. SumTotal. SumTotal. Social Learning. Virtual Event Platforms. Path Event Learning Platform. Events. Events. Events, visit: www.2elearning.com/events.

Recommended Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

I don’t buy into the amazing social angle they love to pitch, because frankly it isn’t so amazing, it is standard in so many ways. SumTotal Learning Management – They have come a long way. I readily admit for the longest time I was not a fan of SumTotal, but that was then, this is now.

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

The most common corporate SSO integrations are Active Directory, LDAP, OAuth and SAML but social media single sign-on is rising in popularity. Social Media. This data is available on their LMS user profile transcript, and can be shared to their social learning networks if desired.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

Social Media is questionable too. Higher education where social media tools could be utilized for their students. And there are a lot of businesses out there that block their end users from accessing any type of social media from the workplace.

Saba Insight 2018 Insights

Bluewater Learning

Now that we are all back in the office on the Monday after Saba Insight 2018 , I thought it’s a good time to reflect on the Saba Insight 2018 event. The Bluewater team did just that while exhibiting at our booth, attending sessions and during the social gatherings.

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2019 Turkey Awards

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When someone says traditional, they often are referring to Cornerstone, SumTotal, Saba, SuccessFactors and alike. How about having some social functionality that targets them, heck, even the rest of us. Welcome. Welcome to the annual Turkey Awards.

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‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions


Winner: SumTotal Learn. SumTotal Learn provides the personalized, contextual learning required to help your people be better at their jobs while they are doing them. Award of Excellence: SumTotal Talent. SumTotal Talent offers the ability to discover hidden talent and capabilities within your current workforce and provide tools to help all of your people be more productive. SOCIAL LEARNING. VIRTUAL EVENT PLATFORM. The 2015 “Best of Elearning!”

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2018

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9 SumTotal Learn – UI/UX is strong. I love the social playlists they offer, and the ability for folks to build their own subscription package, but you cannot build such packages ahead of time to sell, so that is a fix needed.

Types of Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

Streamlined system, not all the functions of an LMS in fact most lack functionality such as strong social, e-commerce is usually not there, administration usually is missing a few items, learning environment too. . Strong in event management capabilities, including resource management. Usually lacking in social, gamification, a lot of NexGen functionality to be honest, because that is not their forte. Social is a mix bag. Event management is usually poor.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Cloud LMS solutions are easy-to-use, modern, mobile, social and incredibly affordable. SumTotal. SumTotal. SumTotal. . Many association LMS vendors entered the space as event planners for annual association trade shows. Sean McCarthy , SumTotal.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Instead of dismissing the LMS altogether, I think people mean to say that they have had it with big, boring, complex, expensive, talent management LMS systems that look like databases, are socially unaware and ignore informal learning. #14 Register for this live online event now.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2019

eLearning 24-7

Classroom and event management are quite good. . In social, you can’t follow/unfollow folks (not a huge deal for me, but for those seeking that) and in event management they are missing auto waitlisting, which to me, is a necessity for anyone who is doing webinars/F2F seminars.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Still listed as a social learning management system, they have made some new strides that really work for me. Paying extra for something they call the “Mercury Module” – features: Contests, quick polls, news stories, banners/videos (called banners) so that you can advertise or promote new courses, events on the home page. Social learning. Can record live events and stream them or place them on the platform for future viewing. Social learning.

BLOG: Just Do It! Stuart Jones Goes Inside NextGen LMS

Unicorn Training

No longer the 'boring software' it used to be,' declared the event website, 'LMS has undergone a revolution alongside the explosion of SaaS, social collaboration and big data tools!'

Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

eLearning 24-7

Features that I love include the video component, i.e. video courses and not just sticking video into your course, learners can share and send courses, social, classroom management and mobile. SumTotal is also coming out with a new UI for their learning side.

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

You will have a lot of filter options to choose from, from selecting Top 10, 20, 50 to functionality including Administration options (not an entire list, just several), learning environment, social, gamification, security, compliance and so forth. . Event management includes auto waitlist.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Classroom mgt, event mgt., If this is something you are looking for – i.e. a HCM, then they are the ones to go with – over Cornerstone, Oracle-Taleo, SumTotal and alike. Jam – which is their social learning and collaboration tool. Social learning.

Early Look – Top 50 Learning Systems 4 2018

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SumTotal Learn. So the post will be after day one of the event. Bonus time – Live 360 streaming video on social media – I’ll be asking the tough questions, showing some cool products, etc. Who knows, I might even shave for this fun filled event.

eLearning User Groups

eLearning Weekly

But too often these events are more focused on presentations than collaboration and idea sharing. SumTotal. Many of the “social learning&# tools (ex. Last week I went to the Metrics That Matter user group in Chicago. During my trip, I started thinking about user groups related to learning and technology. Other than conferences, where do learning and technology professionals get together to discuss ideas with each other?

Top 15 Learning Management Systems mid-year 2014

eLearning 24-7

The user interface is fantastic, the system offers a lot of features and frankly it is fun, especially if you are in secondary (6 to 12th grade – which I feel is its strength).  Extensive resources for teachers including EduTalk, connects with Google Drive and Docs for students and teachers and super strong social. #11 Strong in social, gamification is solid and multi-tenant are just a blissful. Event management? I love to travel.

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Learning Technologies UK 2015 Review

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As with any e-learning conference and event, the show wasn’t 100% awesome, that is to say, it had some areas for improvement, but overall I give it was quite strong. They called it a social knowledge center on their web site, but it appeared to many folks as a LMS (I say that because a couple of people said take a look at Fuse, a LMS). . I’m back. Well, back from being sick that is (hence the one week delay). And with that delay, came my delay of the LTUK15 review.

Presidential Politics, LMSs – The Cycle

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Politifact is a non-partisan site that identifies how many false or near false statements politicians make in any speech, event, etc. I can guess, and often see that it is the case, that when a vendor says this or a consumer does they are looking at the Cornerstone or SumTotal or similar. . People who will use social media to say outright lies, spew hate, disparage others for their opinions is fanning the flames. .

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Answering your LMS Questions

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How many of you have posted questions regarding LMSs on Quora, Linkedin or the various other social media sites available on the net? Calendar, schedule events where end users can see the events. Schedule ILT courses – typically appears in the event mgt section. Collaboration, create learner groups for social, some type of chat function. Q: Saba, SumTotal, Cornerstone, Taleo, SuccessFactors must be the best because a lot of people buy these systems.

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

Additionally, I assessed the consumer marketplace (which does play a role in any accurate forecast) and re-read various observations I had made over the past year at various shows and events, as well as observations on various items I was seeing across the entire landscape. Lastly, I expect to see more learner functionality including social, gamification with a touch of video in 2015. #4 Gamification capabilities tied to various social features and functionality.

ATD ICE 2016 – Post Review

eLearning 24-7

And before the review, I want to thank readers of the blog and followers of mine on social media, who stopped by and said “hi” Great honor, seriously so thanks again. Overall feedback regarding the event in general – Good. Location of the event – it was easy to get to. Far superior than in past events – remember DC? SumTotal. If you were like me and attended the ATD ICE 2016 show, you would have come away exhausted.

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Psst. You wanna buy some features?

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Event management inc. Social learning – snooze fest, but few vendors now offering Facebook SSO and Twitter integration. People often ask me why I seem to dog the big players in the space, ala SumTotal, Cornerstone and alike. LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. These expand past the standard feature sets, which I call 90/10.

Step right up to the LMS Sideshow

eLearning 24-7

The first to use SumTotal. Event management – Calendar, ability to send email notifications including auto notification, waitlist, e-mail template(s). Others – such as manager, instructor, gamification, social, competency management, integrations, mobile and so on. Hello, hello, hello! Come over and see the show. You kid, you in the back, there are scary things in this show, come on over. (in in my carnie voice). Step right up and get ready to be dazzled.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

eLearning 24-7

Offers a vast array of modules, metastudy is the LMS with over 70 tools, other modules: project mgt, knowledge mgt, assessment mgt, career mgt including event mgt features, course authoring tool, job exchange, alumni module, authoring tool – basic is free, the advanced version is fee based, sharing mgt – which is free – ONYX, called edu-share. . The freebie does not offer SCORM nor monitoring, but has social learning, assessment tool inc.

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2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

In fact, each of the “Four Horsemen” who rule the enterprise – namely SumTotal , Saba , Plateau & Geolearning – gave it a go in some way although no one outside their immediate customers or PR agencies seemed to notice. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!

Free L&D webinars for February 2018

Limestone Learning

Therefore, when beginning the LMS evaluation process, one of the first questions you should ask yourself is whether an open-source LMS (like Moodle or Totara) or a closed-source platform (like SumTotal or Cornerstone) will be better suited to meeting your needs.

Findanlms.com and Trend Lines

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eLogic Learning (#1 2018), Growth Engineering (#3 of 2018) , Unicorn LMS (#4), CrossKnowledge (#5), SumTotal (#9) Learn, Cornerstone Learning Suite (#10). Event management – calendar and waitlist. Social with drill-downs. Heyo! I know it has been a couple of weeks.


2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best

Talented Learning

The most effective interfaces resemble a social media environment, or fit-in seamlessly with the overall digital customer experience. SumTotal Systems. On an ongoing basis, we engage with vendors through social media.