Search - Implications on Knowledge Work

Tony Karrer

It still is surprising that we are not seeing as rapid adoption of search technologies inside the firewall. But, likely, you are at fault as well, after all, What desktop search are you using? Desktop search via tools such as X1 will change your life. Just search and you will find. This post was sparked by a couple of recent articles: Babson Knowledge: How Google Plans to Change the Scope of Googling (And Why Information and Knowledge Workers Should Care).

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FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

A new type of search, find, assess, engage platform where buyers and all types of learning system providers can connect. Because it is more than the usual search directory for learning systems, I thought it would make sense to go in more depth on the platform, how it will work, who is in it (as of August 23rd), how to register (hold off until Sept. You can either register immediately “Sign Up” or go thru some steps to begin your search. September 6th, 2018.


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Search and You Shall Find

CLO Magazine

Search is ubiquitous, but an underutilized development strategy. Ask 100 people about the first step they take when they need to learn something and you will get amazingly consistent responses: I search Google; I search Baidu (in China); I search Bing; and I search our intranet. Many people, including me, often do 10 to 20 searches a day. Yet, search is almost absent from the instructional designs and learning management systems in most organizations.

Worried About Course Security? Start With Your Website.


Google is also cracking down harder on sites that don’t have SSL certification, by highlighting that pages are unsecure in their browser search bar (if you’re using Chrome), or by penalizing them in search engine rankings. Provides malware scanning and firewall protection.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

You could even search for information on these tools themselves and get some good links to follow. As a personal learning tool, Twitter is great but it’s a public platform and what you share on it is available to everyone, some organizations may need tools which can be installed behind their firewalls (Laconica, Yonkly) or that is available as a secure private service (Yammer). You can refer back to your own updates/messages, search on a topic and get pointed information.

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Best No-Code LMS Mobile App Builders for mLearning Courses


Combine search filters to select the target audience. Your learners will search for your brand, company, and app in the app store marketplace. The app is yours, but the LearnWorlds team takes care of everything (aka backups, firewalls, updates, etc.)

4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS

Upside Learning

Gone are the days when having your own staff running your own servers behind your own firewall provided a sense of security and control. A semantic search function that understands and tracks user’s search intention and context. More than 2 years back, I had carried out a SWOT analysis of the LMS to get some understanding on the LMS scenario.

Learning Solutions Conference Day 1, my recap

Challenge to Learn

You can download their presentation through Mapdeck (search for ‘performance support’). In fact the cloud is nothing else then a bunch of web servers behind a firewall, like the servers data would live on your corporate servers. Yesterday we had day 1 of LSCON2013 and here are my findings. I attended a few sessions that I will report on in this post.

5 Leading Enterprise File Sync and Share Providers


Also, they often come with only basic search and have minimal collaborative features. Advanced search feature to quickly find and access any file. An advanced search feature that surfaces the latest files in a few clicks without navigating hundreds of folders.

Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

Type in Moodle Alternatives on a search engine, and a slew of sites pop up. Bonus – One commercial vendor, Paradiso, presents “Open Source LMS, “Best Open Source LMS”, you can find this doozy on any search engine.

5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning


Learners and mangers do not have to search the reports to dig out insights. There are some skeptics who question the security of data residing in the Cloud LMS, but modern systems have multi-layered firewalls and advanced network design which ensure that only authorized entries into the Cloud LMS are allowed. Developments in information technology affect every nook and corner of the business world – creating leading trends that dictate business discourse and atmosphere.

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Adobe RoboHelp 8: The Pros Have It, The Others Don't

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

And you would generate FlashHelp if you were worried about DHTML limitations for browsers and platforms and high-security firewall issues. Increased speed: The Contents, Index, and Search tabs appear more quickly. Usage information: Collect feedback painlessly from readers by analyzing their traffic patterns and search behavior. Better Search: Provides a powerful search engine to produce better results.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 12, 2019

Mike Taylor

I’ll also be back to navigating the world of corporate culture, firewalls, and all the things that come with it. Dragula – Search for images by simply entering a keyword in the search bar. “If you are deliberately trying to create a future that feels safe, you will willfully ignore the future that is likely.” – Seth Godin. The news of the week is that I’ve started a new gig, consulting with Change 4 Growth.

Learning Organizations, eLearning 2.0 and Edupunk

Clark Quinn

It makes sense in many of these cases to keep it inside the firewall. Allow it to be easily searched. Hopefully, we'll begin to see ways to allow a better handling of inside and outside the firewall solutions. Janet Clarey wrote an interesting blog post in response to the relatively recent edupunk meme which is basically an ideology that DIY learning and repurposing content is the way to go (and somewhat the ONLY way to go).

Customer Learning, a largely unexploited marketing strategy

Jay Cross

Google’s course on power searching is a brilliant marketing move. Power Searching with Google features: Six 50-minute classes. Given that most people are novices at search and that Google has so many features that even Dan admits he forgets some of them, a formal approach seems entirely appropriate. We used to think of companies as being like castles, cut off from the world by firewall moats.

Outdated Training – from Problem to Asset

Obsidian Learning

There’s no easy way to search and go right to specific topics in our web-based training courses (WBTs). Instead, our employees are Googling quick answers outside our firewall. Of course, if an employee goes to a class or accesses approved courses inside the firewall only to find obviously outdated content, that’s a whole different problem. We get calls every week from customers looking for help with their outdated training.

7 Mobile Learning Facts L&D Managers Should Know

Obsidian Learning

Some of the older smartphones may not be able to smoothly process high data loads, and some deliverables may have to be accessed through the company’s firewall, which could cause problems for devices outside the organization. When they need to learn something, employees very rarely rely on an LMS search. Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash. More than 5 billion people in the world own a mobile phone. Clearly, mobile technology is making a significant impact in our world.

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What is an LXP – The Definitive Guide

Origin Fractal LXP

A Learning Experience Platform is cloud-based and functions outside the firewall too. Take Google search engine as an instance. Search and browse content or topics just like you would search on Google.

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Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers--stop #9

ID Reflections

Today, a trainer/ID/L&D director can ask a group of learners on Facebook or Twitter (or any other micro-blogging service that operates within the company firewall if security is an issue) how useful they find the course, what do they like or dislike, which aspects are most relevant to their real work, what could be removed, and so on. New Twitter tools appear all the time, so search the web for other similar products.

Discover Your Organization’s Learning Ecosystems


While many learning opportunities are obvious, others can be subtle—such as informal conversations or impromptu Google searches. Look for all the ways people search for and find information. Outside the Firewall. Learning (especially informal learning) often happens outside the firewall. In the introduction to this series, we explained how your organization’s learning ecosystems are comprised of different L&D tools and technologies.

An Introduction to the Enterprise Quiz Builder From ProProfs


Also, our network is protected by an enterprise-class firewall, and all ProProfs plans include remote data backups to keep your data safe. Acer’s search for an assessment tool that offered question banks and collaboration between trainers ended with ProProfs Quiz Maker. .

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WooCommerce Pricing: How much do you need to pay?

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Using a security plugin on your WooStore is a must as it’ll protect your business and client data from getting compromised, provide malware prevention, Firewall protection, regular system cleanups, and ensure all the safety processes are in place.

Twitter Founder Launches New App - Its a Jelly, eh?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

I still find Google Search to be quite helpful in my quests for answers. In order for this to work in the enterprise it would need to be hosted behind a firewall for security to approve it. I have a hard time NOT thinking of this movie whenever I see doughnuts. And I have been known to bribe my kids with them. Of course, they never knew why I would always say, "It''s a jelly, eh?" So, Imagine my reaction to the new mobile app, Jelly , from the co-founder of Twitter, Biz Stone.

Learning Organizations, eLearning 2.0 and Edupunk

Tony Karrer

It makes sense in many of these cases to keep it inside the firewall. Allow it to be easily searched. Hopefully, we'll begin to see ways to allow a better handling of inside and outside the firewall solutions. Janet Clarey wrote an interesting blog post in response to the relatively recent edupunk meme which is basically an ideology that DIY learning and repurposing content is the way to go (and somewhat the ONLY way to go).

How to Ensure intellectual property Protection for Online Course Content?

Hurix Digital

You can also set up Google Alerts, a free Google tool, with the name of your institution, or keywords used to search for your course material. The software is of special benefit to access to eLearning content that includes passwords, encryption, and firewalls to restrict its use to only authorized users. Content is the foundation for all online courses. As an education institution, you have invested time, money and other valuable resources to create content to meet students ’ needs.

Software-Defined Networking with Micro-Segmentation


It isn’t so much that they’re not searching for upgrades in orchestration and automation to deal with security incidents, yet they’re trying harder to avoid incidents from happening at all (or if nothing else to diminish their effect).

The 9-Point Checklist for Monthly WordPress Maintenance

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Sucuri is a popular website security plugin that offers a firewall to protect your website against common threats. Page speed directly affects your page ranking on search engines.

Security for WordPress Websites with Kathy Zant from Wordfence Security Plugin


The firewall that prevents malicious traffic from hitting your site is the major feature of Wordfence that helps to protect over 2 million sites on the internet. If you’re not watching your site, it can affect your search engine rankings. It’s primarily a firewall. Chris Badgett: What is a firewall for the non-techy? Well, the firewall is looking at the traffic that’s coming into your website and analyzing it based on a number of parameters.


Jay Cross

My workscape could include participating in a community of field technicians, looking things up on a search engine, and living in France for three months. Provide a single, simple, all-in-one interface, like that provided by Google for search. You can’t afford to replicate Facebook or Google behind your firewall. Bookmarks – to facilitate searching for links to information, discover what sources other people are following, locate experts.

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LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

It is very similar to how you would host software behind your own firewall, but it’s located in someone else’s hosted data center. It helps to start with a pre-defined set of LMS requirements based on a clear set of use cases, so you can actually map out what you need before you start your search. If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value.

How Micro-Learning Boosts “At the Moment Performance” - Tip #114

Vignettes Learning

What is your instant reaction? [ ] Write an explanation and email it back. [ ] Find a link and send it to the person. [ ] Tell the person to use keywords and search online. The new learners built the habits of freely asking others when in need or searching for the answers themselves. In the case of Ed, do we allow workers to access YouTube references or do we still bar them from accessing such resources from our corporate firewalls?

4 Secrets No One Will Tell You When Choosing Your Microlearning Platform

Obsidian Learning

Taken together, that means you’d like a single system for storing and tracking content and learner activity, and that system should reside behind a firewall with at least one and possibly more login requirements to prevent unauthorized eyeballs on sensitive information.

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Localising elearning for China

Sponge UK

The great firewall of China Despite investing heavily in internal infrastructure , China has a chequered history with global internet connectivity. China has prevented citizens accessing many Western websites and services with a system known as the “great firewall”. A guide for L&D professionals in multinational organisations who are producing digital learning content for China. The 1.3 billion people in China represent around 20% of the world’s population.

A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

This would include auto-transcripts being pulled from the video (not CC mind you), video editing, bookmarking, search tied within the video, video streaming to match bandwidth of your remote learner base. .

Digital Asset Management – LCMS, ECM and SharePoint

Tony Karrer

Even still, most of these companies use relatively simple organization methods and the issues are getting developers to contribute assets, catalog them and then provide effective search and browsing. But using a storage as a service model with these large assets outside the firewall doesn't make much sense in that there's also often a restriction on network traffic. Interesting post by Vic Uzumeri where he responds to a question that I asked him.

We Need a Wiki in a Wiki

eLearning Blender

The search features are weak and there is now so much information available that we need a quicker way to get an answer in a pinch. Install behind firewall – One of our tech support guys has experience with PHP and MediaWiki in particular so I am hoping to leverage his experience and install MediaWiki behind the firewall. It's obvious that a Wiki would be a great help in my organization. A few years ago we started using SharePoint and now we are SharePoint junkies.

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Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

Talented Learning

It’s wise not to waste valuable time and resources searching for a needle in this haystack of possibilities. Rather, it must integrate with other functional and business systems, as well as other tools and resources that “live” inside and outside of your organization’s firewall.

What will change in 2010?

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Just as the Google Search Appliance enables companies to find needles in haystacks behind their firewalls, Wave is likely to replace lots of wikis and content management systems. I nnovations in computing used to trickle down from business and government to consumers. Mainframes evolved into personal computers. The space program put men on the moon and gave us Tang for breakfast. Now, innovation often goes the other way.

Why Academic Publishing is Destroying Civilization

Usable Learning

There are services like [link] which are doing pretty much *exactly* what I want, but I haven’t yet had a ton of luck finding specific articles on it (it works better for topic searching). This is so clearly a business model that hasn’t woken up and smelled the new millennium, and I think it’s getting worse, not better (a lot of things that wouldn’t have been firewalled a few years ago are finding their way into these expensive repositories).

LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?

eLearning 24-7

I’m still searching their site for the Ocean Magazine Widget Winner of 85 – People’s Choice! For the majority of technical questions/requirements I see on RFPs are those whose experience are with systems behind the company’s firewall, or ERP platforms or HRIS systems and so forth. If you have a firewall blocking social media, mention that. As a child you may have decided that the cookies were a must.

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