Product Review: GeoLearning GeoMaestro

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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.

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.

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

Your Training Edge

One way to see what content is being used and in what contexts is to go out to major Learning Management System vendors such as Learn.com or GeoLearning and ask for a free tour. Building an effective e-learning program is a seven-step process.

Free Webinar 11/8 - E-learning Trends: Learning & Talent Systems & Services

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They will share a portion of a clip from the ELCE show, where they asked the “founding fathers” of the LMS industry, “With the growing trend towards social and informal learning, what do you think the role of the LMS will be in the future.” You know them all: Bobby Yazdani of Saba Systems; Alan Todd of KnowledgePlanet/Mzinga, now CEO of Corporate University Xchange; and Frank Russell, the former CEO of GeoLearning, and now the CEO of Prositions.

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. Bolted-on” (vs integral) mobile, social and commerce functionality.

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. Tags: Social Media LMS Brandon Hall kick-ass

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?

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning technologies are becoming social, collaborative, and virtual. Cramster provides interactive and social support to help students answer textbook questions. With the growth of Facebook Like buttons, there are all sorts of new social signals going on.

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.

ASTD TechKnowledge 2013, Day 2

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The interface you showed was similar in many ways to the old GeoLearning 3D look back in 2002 (which Geo eventually dumped – too bad). Yeah your social was nice and yeah you had some cool features – but there were plenty of VLEs before you showed up on the scene – and I’m not even thinking Second Life. Oh, and communities of practice, which you have in your social? Wow, wasn’t that marching band fantastic? I loved the lip synch of that tune.

eLearning User Groups

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GeoLearning. 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? Conferences are great; I attend them and present at them on a fairly regular basis.

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. GeoLearning.

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. social networks. Creating Social Presence in Online Classroom (ID. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

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Anyway, social exists in the platform, along with a built in authoring tool and the system is SCORM course standard. . SumTotal ruined IMO the GeoLearning LMS known as Maestro and will Skillsoft buying SumTotal, I wondered to myself whether this would be great or awful. Social arrived late for them as well. . Welcome, welcome all! To those from HR who are new to this blog, I give a high five. To those who have been constant readers, I give a high five with a low five to boot.

Presidential Politics, LMSs – The Cycle

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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. If it was, no one would have m-learning or responsive or e-commerce or deep learning or curation or video course capabilities or on/off synch or social expansion or one click purchase courses or APIs and I could go on.

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LMS Market – An inside scoop

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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.

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: 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. Tacking on social media tools to an LMS might not create this environment.

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. GeoLearning.

One Step Behind

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GeoLearning. 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. I know about the secrets of such a thing, and not sharing, but lets be real, what do you think they are doing on social media sites such as Facebook? Especially when you add social learning to it. Social Experience.

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? Q: Are you seeing any difficulties in the incorporation of social media among your current customers/potential customers? GeoLearning.

2011 LMS Award Winners plus a quick note on m-learning

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Some social learning functions. Its lack of mobile learning (as I define it) and lack of social learning, hurt it – but in looking at the entire space, nobody seemed overly hardcore in pushing this aspect. CertPoint was a consideration as well, and they do offer mobile learning with some social learning. This is the former GeoLearning Maestro solution, which is now listed as SumTotal Learning Maestro.

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

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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.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

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The freebie does not offer SCORM nor monitoring, but has social learning, assessment tool inc. GeoLearning’s Maestro product is now called SumTotal Maestro. The Extended Enterprise blog post and directory will be visible this weekend. Well, a lot has been happening in the past three months, from SaaS driven to talent management to course authoring to name changes and everything in between. Without further adieu, Talent Management/Performance Management (TM/PM).

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LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

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More multilingual options to their web sites, trials and social learning. Exclusive Scoops on who is out at GeoLearning following the acquisition by SumTotal Systems – not presented anywhere on the net. 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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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!