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. Social Learning standard features – Lame. GeoLearning offers the creation feature for you, for an additional cost.

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?). and social networking tools become more and more valuable.

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E-Learning 24/7 Latest News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

GeoLearning LMS. Social Media offerings and services – did you know there are over 190 social networking sites (besides Facebook and Twitter)? Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning social media API E-Learning 24/7 Virtual Event Latest news and notes. Coming this Thursday June 24th : The Revolution is Coming - How tablets will take e-learning farther and further than b4.

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning. Their acquisition included the Participate team – a group with 12 years of social media experience dating back to the mid 90s. Q: What is OutStart doing with social media integration in their LMS?

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

Platform Prod Management & Marketing, Element K about their social media capabilities. Here’s what she had to say: Q: What social media tools is Element K incorporating into their LMS? Q: What drove your decision to incorporate social media tools into your LMS? Q: What difficulties are you seeing in the incorporation of social media among your current customers/potential customers? GeoLearning.

Related Terms

Tony Karrer

Here are some terms that are getting more attention the first couple weeks this month (December 2008) include Social Media , eLearning Activity , Mobile Learning , Yugma , Slideshare , SharePoint , Twitter , 100 Conversations , Mzinga , and GeoLearning. For example, I see GeoLearning relates to Learning Portals , Community of Practice, Mentoring , IntraLearn , Learnframe , ViewCentral , GeoMaestro , WBT Manager , WBT Systems , KnowledgeNet , Generation 21 , and GeoConnect.

Hot Last Week

Tony Karrer

Report: Community Platforms Market Led by Jive Software and Telligent - ReadWriteWeb Hot Last Week Keywords eLearning Strategy Social Media Work Skills KnowledgeHub ScreenToaster Cooliris Quizmaker OnDemand Meridian Mzinga GeoLearning Saba Notes on the weekly hot last week. Keywords are based on occurrences this week in addition to other social signals. Using the same approach as Hot List , I've compiled.

Hot List

Tony Karrer

The site is beginning to take into account social signals. Together these social signals indicate that the content is likely of higher quality (or at least of higher interest). Air Force: Moving Full Scale Into Social Media i-Clickr Year of the cloud Rypple: telling it like it is 2009 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges What is the TRUE cost Rapid eLearning? Keywords are based on occurrences this week in addition to other social signals.

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The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

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. Along came a groundswell of mainstream innovation – cloud computing, mobile technology, ecommerce and social media. Bolted-on” (vs integral) mobile, social and commerce functionality.

LMSs that kick-ass: Latitude

Janet Clarey

They feel the best way to address social, informal learning (powered by social media) is not to integrate it into an LMS. Q: What ( if any) social media tools is Latitude incorporating into their LMS? A: Kurt Crisman - Incorporating social media tools directly into the an LMS assumes that is the best way to achieve the benefits of these tools for both formal and informal learning. GeoLearning

eLearning Topics

Tony Karrer

Take a look at the companies: Saba (28) GeoLearning (17) SumTotal (22) Meridian (9) Cornerstone (19) You notice the counts are out of order (not descending). I've done a few posts in the past that take a look at the topics that are Hot Topics in Training. In each case, these are crude in that they look only at what terms people are using in a given content set.

LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

This is the seventh featured system in my Friday series highlighting LMSs that are doing innovative, kick-ass things with social media. I spoke with Dave via email about what Mzinga is doing with social media. Q: What social media tools is Mzinga incorporating into their LMS? A: Dave Wilkins - Mzinga has taken a comprehensive approach to social learning by developing three models throughout various components of our entire Social Learning Suite.

LMS Market – An inside scoop

eLearning 24-7

For the debut review, the vendor is GeoLearning. Many are less expensive, yet do not have less features – they see real value with emerging technology and social learning/social media. 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.

Presidential Politics, LMSs – The Cycle

eLearning 24-7

Seems simple and straightforward and yet the media and others love it ignore this approach, which makes I believe anyone who has ever conducted an academic survey to shrug in chagrin. Geolearning (may they rest in piece) was the first vendor to have a “gallery” whereas you can have sponsors images if you will on a wall, like an art gallery. 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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LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

Director, Product Strategy who is responsible for Saba’s Social Media strategy about their product “ Saba Social.&#. Q: What social media tools has Saba incorporated into their LMS? A: Ben Willis- Saba has had social & collaborative capabilities in our product suite for a very long while (since 2004 and the 3.x Q: What drove your decision to incorporate social media tools into your LMS? GeoLearning.

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LMSs that kick ass: Meridian KSI

Janet Clarey

I know you’ve been incorporating some social media tools into your LMS. What is Meridian KSI doing with social media? A: Roy Haythorn - Online communities and blogs are two of the biggest social media tools that Meridian has made a part of its LMS. Q: What drove your decision to incorporate social media tools into your LMS? Frankly, some buyers fear that social software makes it more difficult to communicate, not less.

LMSs that kick ass: Learn.com

Janet Clarey

I spoke via email with JW Ray, COO and Don Cook, Senior VP of Marketing about what’s up with Learn.com - specifically with social media. Q: What social media tools is Learn.com incorporating into their LMS? Q: What drove your decision to incorporate social media tools into your LMS? Stand alone LMS that just do learning and not performance management, not handling social networking or content management will go the way of the Dodo bird.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. Device Diversity is the “New Normal” Mobile Apps Become Essential to Enterprise mLearning Pad/Tablet Use Explodes Authoring Tools Will Evolve Private Social Networks Win Over Public Market Consolidations Will Occur Here Come the Experts! Cramster provides interactive and social support to help students answer textbook questions. Badgeville allows you to add a social game layer onto your content.

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Especially when it comes in the form of questions from readers of the blog and various followers on my social media channels. On the Maestro side (formally GeoLearning), I don’t understand how they could have dropped the ball on the platform. There is nothing like interaction. I have done a segment like this in the past and it was very popular. So, back for another installment.

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. mobile and social) is out of the workplace. Take one part mobile learning, add in social learning (with some significant changes) and then toss in these gaming sims (that are interactive and engaging) and see the power. Lets go back to the media center concept.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Traditional "e"-learning vendors will all jump into the "m"-learning and social networking spaces with "first generation" offerings they believe will address the mobile requirements of their customers and prospects; these early efforts will prove largely ineffective as evidenced by their many iterative and incremental updates, retries and course corrections. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!