Y R Some Vendors confused about e-learning?

eLearning 24-7

Are there vendors in the e-learning space who lack basic understanding around e-learning? Lastly, if the vendors, organizations and firms whose whole background, expertise and existence is tied to e-learning and they themselves are not fully understanding it, does this bode well for the industry as a whole? (I’ll I always tell vendors that they are supposed to be the experts and not the people inquiring about the information. .

SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions

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What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers. The bottom line without getting technical or overly detailed, the solution is hosted on your vendor’s servers and not hosted on your internal servers. So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Hosted Server Question to Ask.

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LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

LMS Vendors. 30% vendors offer at least one type of social media – from my latest LMS directory. Dozens of LMS vendors, had typos on their web pages, zero screens of the system, links that went nowhere and two kicked up my Firewall warning of possible privacy collection and one had a Trojan Horse (I use a hardcore firewall and A/V). Over 90% of LMS vendors had their sites available only in English; so the potential customer could not view it in any other language.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

It was within these comments, that afterwords, I decided to expand a bit plus identify other areas that I see, LMS vendors must explore – which they have not yet done so, to re-energize themselves. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Oh, excuse me – social networking to most of the vendors who spin it under the guise of social learning.

SAAS (Hosted) LMS and Vendor Questions

eLearning 24-7

What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers. The bottom line without getting technical or overly detailed, the solution is hosted on your vendor’s servers and not hosted on your internal servers. So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Hosted Server Question to Ask.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

It was within these comments, that afterwords, I decided to expand a bit plus identify other areas that I see, LMS vendors must explore – which they have not yet done so, to re-energize themselves. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Oh, excuse me – social networking to most of the vendors who spin it under the guise of social learning.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server. Other Open Source LMS Solutions - eLearning 24-7 , April 14, 2010 Here is a list of other Open Source LMS vendors, besides Moodle. Is Google Analytics the new LMS?! Let me Google that for you! Google Buzz (5). Google Buzz , Google Wave and PKM PKM stands for Personal Knowledge Management, which is a definite passion of mine (see Work Literacy and Social Media for Knowledge Workers ).

gLMS is coming - Google Gears

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This post isn't about Google Gears as much as it is about what it signals to the learning industry. Google did. Its called Google Gears and its just another step closer to the browser being the ultimate delivery tool for learning. Actually, it already IS.but some of that critical functionality required in many learning environments sits server side with the browser acting as the conduit through which the other client tool launches.

Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

Other options – depends on the vendor. Typically the video content management platform consists of (please note: that some vendors call their VCMS something else). Can interface with learning management systems – including educational focused LMSs – always contact your vendor if you want to go this route — i.e. interface/integration/extension. SaaS or on your own servers – they can do both, but ideally prefer SaaS (they host it).

Halftime! LMS trends though July

eLearning 24-7

All they care about is whether the system is in “the cloud” SaaS or “in the cloud” to the consumer means that is it hosted on your servers or wherever you host your LMS and they can access it via the internet regardless of where they are located as long as they have an internet connection. If you offer the SaaS option and the consumer hosts it on their own server, fine. Typically it is a faster fix than on your own servers. SaaS and LMS vendors.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

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Some vendors have multiple systems, but generally speaking it is usually one to one, i.e. one vendor and one system. Open source systems are included, but not “customized shops or botique firms from customized Moodle per se that you pay” In the 2017 report, the number of vendors explored was 1,000. Upon making your selections, a customized Top 50 report will be viewable on your screen, listing all the vendors in the Top 50 that match with that criteria.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

Some vendors have multiple systems, but generally speaking it is usually one to one, i.e. one vendor and one system. Open source systems are included, but not “customized shops or botique firms from customized Moodle per se that you pay” In the 2017 report, the number of vendors explored was 1,000. Upon making your selections, a customized Top 50 report will be viewable on your screen, listing all the vendors in the Top 50 that match with that criteria.

Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

eLearning 24-7

In the cloud or on your own servers. Low cost systems are typically SaaS based (then again, the LMS industry as a whole is more SaaS based than hosted on your servers). Any vendor, who includes a set storage fee, should be able to provide you a range of number of courses – with examples and video/audio files – if you plan to use them. Many vendors’ sites do not state this information in their pricing. Available as hosted or on your own servers.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

You work online via the servers of your vendor. I had thought that this trend would be dying out, but it is amazing at the number of vendors who are entering the space and still focused on the desktop approach. Google Docs – ever heard of em? Despite the overwhelmingly number of vendors who have a “desktop only&# solution, based on what I am seeing- a result of new feature sets – this will change. Vendors to Watch.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Features include: Extended enterprise – multiple children/sub-portals, each skinned/branded and each on a separate server – many EEs are on a shared server. Can add Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ : interesting about Linkedin – it is not that widely used by college students. The system can either be SaaS or hosted on your own servers. Well here it is, the final countdown.

Benefits of using an LMS for nonprofit organizations

Creativ Technologies

Such an LMS is hosted on a cloud-based server so it’s accessible everywhere and at any time. Data security : Such an LMS is also quite secure because the LMS vendor has servers that are protected from hacking.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

eLearning 24-7

LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. Desktop sharing (appears with a few vendors). Integrates and works with Google Apps (education systems). Google checkout. Section 508 (still shocking at the lack of vendors that fail to offer this feature). more common is partnering with a web conferencing vendor). Guess what some vendors do.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

What always stuns me are vendors who state they know what their learners want, but in reality have no clue, because they themselves do not see the technology and its usage among the masses. While there are a couple of vendors out there who have incorporated e-mail that can go to outside to people, rather than just within the learning management product, the overall space isn’t doing it. Why are people using such products as Google docs?

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ASTD TechKnowledge 2013, Day 2

eLearning 24-7

SaaS product – but here’s the thing – if you want the course to be in your LMS – it can but it still sits on the ZZ server side and not in your system (should note that the LMS connectivity is available only in the $40/u version). SSO for Google and Salesforce.com (you have to have the product). However there were plenty of vendors who had — NOTHING. Wow, wasn’t that marching band fantastic? I loved the lip synch of that tune.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. iTunes, iTunes University, Facebook, MySpace, CD, web server & more. SAAS or hosted on your own servers. Mashups, Google charts. Many vendors hyping PowerPoint to Flash angle as key feature. 57% offer a trial at various length, this is significantly higher than any other e-learning tool with over 40 vendors in the market.

A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

From a vendor perspective there was a huge impact, but what was odd, is that some vendors still are living in the past, as though, this is a minor blip, and in 2021, everything will go back as it was – corporate wise that is.

4 Key Benefits a Cloud LMS Can Offer Your Company

Cloudshare

Because your vendor sets up and maintains the server technology required for an LMS, the initial investment for you, the client company, is virtually nonexistent. Expanding an on-site server system for an LMS involves buying and maintaining extra hardware.

SaaS LMS vs. hosted LMS: Why the SaaS LMS rules e-learning

Docebo

SaaS stands for Software as a Service which, much like your iCloud, Google cloud, or Verizon cloud, stores your data for you and hosts a service through the cloud instead. . A SaaS LMS, like most of your data these days, lives in the cloud. .

Learning Solutions Conference Day 1, my recap

Challenge to Learn

Google aps, dropbox, facebook, Flikr are all cloud based solutions. 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. He was just starting up a panel with vendors of cloud based tools. 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 Things To Look Out For While Choosing An LMS

Origin Learning

If not, ask your vendor to provide cloud based support on their servers. Be it in-house ERP systems or external applications from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, if your LMS does not merge its functionalities with the applications your employees use most commonly, it will not be able to deliver the full utility that it must. Choosing the right Learning Management System is an arduous task and if not done carefully, may lead to a substantial waste of time and money.

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Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

Here is a sampling of those vendors on the (“Alternative to Moodle). Google Classroom – This is not an LMS. Bonus – One commercial vendor, Paradiso, presents “Open Source LMS, “Best Open Source LMS”, you can find this doozy on any search engine.

Open Source LMS: The Free LMS that isn’t Free!

Paradiso

Server Set- Up (One time Cost – Range $3000 – $5000). Installing an open source LMS on just any server hardly takes an hour, but assuming that your data is critical, this might not be the correct way to go. What if the server is down, who will take care of data backup? You have two options to choose from – buy your own server hardware or rent space in the cloud. Opt for a hosting service like Amazon, Google, or GoDaddy and pay them monthly or yearly.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

Yes there are vendors doing some new stuff, okay many, but a few items are not new, rather they have been around for a long time. SaaS boost – Finally more vendors are on the appropriate path for their consumers; but the big folks are not – why? Mobile Friendly – It has taken a bit of time, but go anywhere and you will see “Responsive” and “HTML5″ xAPI – Another why wasn’t this done a year ago for many vendors?

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

Users of Moodle LMS have the choice of installing their Moodle account on cloud or server making it a cloud-based learning management system or on-premise LMS.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

Users of Moodle LMS have the choice of installing their Moodle account on cloud or server making it a cloud-based learning management system or on-premise LMS.

Moodle vs LearnUpon: Find out which tool is better?

PSB

Users of Moodle LMS have the choice of installing their Moodle account on cloud or server making it a cloud-based learning management system or on-premise LMS.

SaaS LMS vs. hosted LMS: Why the SaaS LMS rules e-learning

Docebo

SaaS stands for Software as a Service which, much like your iCloud, Google cloud, or Verizon cloud, stores your data for you and hosts a service through the cloud instead. . A SaaS LMS, like most of your data these days, lives in the cloud. .

Uncovering the Full Advantages of Cloud-Based Learning Solutions

Mindflash

The former is hosted on an organization’s own servers. The latter is hosted on the vendor’s servers and is accessible from anywhere because the data is stored “in the cloud”. Modern LMS’s are generally: Centrally managed: The responsibility of deploying system upgrades, freeing up bandwidth, ensuring security, and providing IT support falls on the SaaS vendor. There is no software to license or dedicated on-premise server hardware to purchase.

100+ LMS Integrations to Unify your Learning Ecosystem

Paradiso

We differ from the other vendors in one simple proposition. If yes, will it be internal or from external resources like Google Docs, FTP servers, Box, YouTube, cloud-based labs, and other websites? We, at Paradiso Solutions, can get going with any of the LMS integrations of your choice. We boast of providing 100+ integrations with the most popular and premium of software available in the market.

Why You Should Choose an Open Source eLearning Platform?

Pinlearn

Android is an open-source operating system owned by Google but is available for all to configure customized applications and experiences over it. While only original vendors can access the source code, some closed-source solutions do sanction API access to conduct developments on top. As you do not have the access to the code in closed versions, you are completely dependent on the proprietary vendors to make every change in the platform.

10 Key Benefits of Adopting Cloud Computing for Businesses

Hurix Digital

Cloud computing vendors are increasing the scope and number of services they provide via the cloud, and popular public cloud environments like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform are becoming more popular than ever.

Top 10 Cloud myths busted, pt. 2

TalentLMS

Installation, updates, security and backups are all taken care for them by the SaaS / Cloud vendor, enabling them to be more productive, competitive and cost efficient. Let’s not forget that four of the biggest IT-based companies on the planet, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon are all heavy users of private Cloud infrastructure (and all but one of them also sell Cloud solutions ―Azure, AWS, GAE― to third party organizations). Mythology.

Complete guide: How to start online tutoring business in 2019?

Pinlearn

Every software is delivered to you through a cloud server when you can get a cloud dashboard to control it. These are ready-made software delivered to you through the traditional media and you have to host them on a web server of your choice. Self-hosted Pre-hosted on a cloud server Self-hosted. Takes a lot of time to develop from scratch, set up a server, host the site, and then set up the platform. Scalability depends on the tech stack and your hosting server-type.

NexGen Learning Systems T-Grid 2019-20

eLearning 24-7

Nowadays every learning system vendor out there will tell you their system is Next Generation or some nuanced spin that goes towards NexGen. Breakdown of each Grid – Leaders, Risers, Steady – and each vendor that is in that grid.

LearnDash vs Teachable vs Thinkific – Comparing Top 3 LMS

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

Since both Teachable and Thinkific are hosted platforms, it means all your activities will rely upon the functioning of the hosted server. You may lose out on business, especially if your main pages (payment page, blogs, product page) are connected to the hosted server.