SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning

Kapp Notes

Today, SumTotal announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. GeoLearning is the leading provider of managed services and on-demand learning management software. Founded in 1997, GeoLearning has a recognized history of innovation with comprehensive software products to address the needs across both employee development and extended enterprise. As of January 5, 2011, SumTotal and GeoLearning are now one integrated company with a unified strategy and vision.

Product Review: GeoLearning GeoMaestro

eLearning 24-7

GeoLearning’s GeoMaestro is a LMS that packs a wallop but at the same time has some features that provide limitations. While the solution delivers more than enough for a LMS and the company gets “it&# for where the industry needs to go, GeoLearning has made some interesting decisions with GeoMaestro that to say the least is bewildering. API (Application Program Interface) capability. GeoLearning offers the creation feature for you, for an additional cost.

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LMSs that kick ass: GeoLearning

Janet Clarey

Of all commercial LMSs, I probably have the most hands-on experience with GeoLearning ’s various products and services having managed an enterprise implementation several years ago. It was a multi-phase implementation (LMS, LCMS, Talent Management) that went off pretty smooth and the team at GeoLearning was great to work with. Anyway, GeoLearning’s LMS is pretty super too (AWESOME transition, huh?).

7-Steps to Creating an Effective E-learning Program Part 1: Assessment

Your Training Edge

Building an effective e-learning program is a seven-step process. So if you’re new to e-learning, wipe your mind clean while we discuss the seven steps of creating an effective e-learning program. With that in mind, let’s discuss assessing the situation before you begin an e-learning program. In many cases, informational course material is the best way to start with an e-learning program. Do they have exposure to computers and computer programs every day?

And the adventure continues…

eLearning Development

Then last week some people who are starting up an internal training program came to me asking what I use to track online courses. In terms of what I’ve seen lately, GeoLearning was the last product I looked at. My current research project of finding an LMS continues, albeit slowly. I’ve said before that my needs for an LMS are pretty simple - basic tracking, nothing fancy. All the systems I’ve looked at so far do more than I need and charge accordingly.

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. Old-school LMS companies (like SumTotal , Plateau , Learn.com , GeoLearning and Certpoint ) were acquired by much larger talent and HR-suite providers like SAP/SuccessFactors , Infor , Oracle and IBM.

LMS Market – An inside scoop

eLearning 24-7

One additional word, as many of you may know, I have launched my “Secret LMS Shopper&# program which will provide an unbiased review of a LMS/LCMS vendor, incl. The program’s debut “review&# will appear in July. For the debut review, the vendor is GeoLearning. Today, I was going to discuss how to market your LMS to your employees, but instead wish to focus on a common question, I often receive about LMS vendors. Specifically, the inside scoop.

One Step Behind

eLearning 24-7

GeoLearning. The term often associated with such a capability is “Media Center&# , in that your television becomes not just a box to view programming, but basically an extension of your computer. will see it later this year, and it is an app, which you download through iTunes, so you can view BBC programming including Dr. Who, right on your mobile device (preferably a tablet). I am talking about programming in real time, not snippets nor just the news.

LMSs that kick ass: Learn.com

Janet Clarey

All without need to understand programming code. GeoLearning. 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.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

The role of the learning leader is shifting from being a program manager to a solution architect. iPad Cornerstone OnDemand Plateau Saba Augmented Reality Cloud Computing Analytics Mobile Learning GeoLearning Performance Support Outsource Low Cost iPhone Learning Theory Creative Commons Facebook Portal Learn.com Leadership eLearning Strategy Knowledge Management Voiceover Obviously, the Cornerstone OnDemand is because of the IPO.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event Take Home Point #1

Learning Visions

The group included Andy Snider ( Snider Associates ), Bjorn Billhardt ( Enspire Learning ), Pete LeDoux ( GeoLearning ), Doug Foster ( D Foster Associates ), Adam Girard (Bank of America) and myself. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

eLearning 24-7

Exclusive Scoops on who is out at GeoLearning following the acquisition by SumTotal Systems – not presented anywhere on the net. Each program is month to month and you can cancel at anytime. A new year is upon us and thus it is time to re-visit the LMS market. A lot of changes have already been happening in just a short time frame. Several vendors have left the space, a few have entered.

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LMSs that kick ass: Meridian KSI

Janet Clarey

Once there, he finds he doesn’t remember how to run the program. GeoLearning. Continuing on with the Friday series that - each week - features an LMS that kicks ass, I’m pleased to feature Meridian KSI. I spoke with Roy Haythorn, Vice President of Operations for Meridian Knowledge Solutions, LLC. Let’s find out what’s new at Meridian KSI. Q: Hi Roy. I know you’ve been incorporating some social media tools into your LMS.

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. Indeed, HTML5 does hold great long-term promise but the specification is still very much a work in progress (due to be ratified in 2013) and only a reasonable few (read: newer, more expensive) mobile devices fully support the spec as written in today’s program.