LMSs that kick ass: Learn.com

Janet Clarey

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. 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.

Boston - Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com

Tony Karrer

One of the more fun things we did in Boston was going out for a beer tasting that was organized by Jim Javenkoski, Learn.com and myself. I'm just returning from my trip to Boston (and NYC and Cape Cod - with my wife and kids).

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Taleo Corp. to Acquire Learn.com, Inc. by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Taleo Corporation, a leader in on-demand talent management solutions, has announced its intention to acquire Learn.com, Inc., a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) learning management, social learning, and collaboration solutions.

Latest Negative E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

Otherwise, they will follow the route of Learn.com. Learn.com started as a course aggregator. Trends. They will often bare fruit. Sometimes is a way we like, other times in a way we don’t. Who can forget the trend of seeing Ned Beatty in every movie out there?

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

I feel bad for the folks who were learn.com, then thought Taleo would improve it, then Oracle. It’s nearly here. In a little over two months, my 2016 Top 50 LMS Report will be available for purchase. This post isn’t so much a “buy, buy”, rather it is to give insight into the process, considerations, and factors. Not everyone gets in. And yeah there are vendors who will taut that they are in X list or Y rankings and thus should be included.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

This month's #LCBQ is the first with the Big Question Thought Leaders. It's been fun working with them and has definitely added a new spark. I'm hoping that others will join the effort.

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

Learn.com. Probably just three years ago, if you said Element K I would have immediately thought about off-the-shelf courseware. However, Element K has made substantial, progressive improvements to their LMS, most recently by building custom integrations between Jive Clearspace and KnowledgeHub, Element K’s LMS. They announced this in October, 2008. Via email, I asked Sue Rodeman, VP., Platform Prod Management & Marketing, Element K about their social media capabilities.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Some folks who bought the Learn.com system did not care for the Taleo purchase and thus were stuck. Before you jump into purchasing a LMS it makes sense to cover the basics, understand the jargon, decide if you want to go it alone or hire a consultant and last but not least realize you are not alone in the process. Jargon. The industry uses a lot of jargon and it is easy to become confused. Let’s break down the most common terms and two new terms hitting the space.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Oracle acquired Taleo who had acquired Learn.com and the list goes on. Learning management systems didn’t die. They evolved, and today we recognize them. Quick LMS History.

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

Learn.com. Another Friday and another LMS that kicks ass! This week’s featured system is OutStart. I interviewed Jeff Whitney, Vice President of Marketing. 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.

Informal Learning Blog » LMS, we hardly knew ye

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Recommended: "In Defense of the LMS"

Learning Visions

Dave is currently a bigwig at Learn.com. Are you an LMS naysayer? Do you have any idea what an LMS is actually capable of these days? Either way -- or whatever your LMS experience -- I heartily recommend this post from Dave Wilkins: " A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning). It's a long read, but he makes it more enjoyable with swears. So, yes, he's got a bit of a bias, but he certainly knows his way around an LMS.

Beer and Bloggers in Atlanta at ASTD

Tony Karrer

Continuing what has now become somewhat a tradition (see Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge , and Boston, Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com ), I plan to informally get together with bloggers at the ASTD conference in Atlanta in June to go have a few beers.

Questions to ask your LMS Vendor

Tony Karrer

It appears to be by Justyn Howard - Business Development at Learn.com. You know how I was saying Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They? Well I just ran across a good post: Questions You Should Be Asking Of Your Potential LMS Vendors, But Likely Are Not. It's a good post and some good ways to put questions because it forces some issues - like 3rd party relationships - to surface.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

Learn.com? We are user friendly. Very easy to use. Simple, easy to use. Our customers find our system user friendly and easy to use. We never hear complaints. We have the highest repeat customers in the industry. We are user oriented. The number one reason people leave their current system or purchase a different e-learning product? Poor or non-existent user intuitiveness/interfaces. Common complaints. Poor or difficult navigation on the front end – ala what the end user sees.

LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

Learn.com. It’s Friday yay! That means it’s time to feature another LMS that kicks ass! This is the seventh featured system in my Friday series highlighting LMSs that are doing innovative, kick-ass things with social media. Mzinga is the result of a merger between KnowledgePlanet and Shared Insights at the end of 2007. My first encounter with them was when they were still known as KnowledgePlanet.

DevLearn

Tony Karrer

Boston - Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com and Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge ). Including having Adobe and Learn.com sponsor events in the past. DevLearn is coming up. I just took a quick look on the eLearningGuild site and DevLearnis looking good again this year. My guess is that I'll be getting together with a few folks there to have a drink and discuss things like eLearning 2.0 yeah, we know how to have fun).

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

eLearning 24-7

Learn.com is now called Taleo. 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).

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

eLearning 24-7

Taleo Learn - formally known as Learn.com. The Learn.com product was a very nice solution, but only if you purchased their enterprise with the required minimum number of seats and with all the add-ons that came with it. I was planning on writing about emerging technology and virtual worlds. However, with ASTD’s TechKnowledge 2011, starting next week, I’m going to hold off until after TK11, to write on virtual worlds.

Rapid Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

Rather that they generally are a hosted LMS solution that roughly corresponds to most of the requirements: Coggno LearnHub Litmos Odijoo Learn.com Personal Edition Articulate Online CourseMill CourseMax Xerceo TrainingAtom Geo On-Demand Upside Learning Upside LMS Ultralearn What other systems should be on the list?

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

eLearning 24-7

Checking out and reporting on Meridian Knowledge, Beeline Orchestra, RISC, Learn.com. 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. New trends are starting to appear – and in these two cases, they are beneficial to consumers. Vendors are hearing us and are making changes.

Diversity in Blogosphere?

Tony Karrer

Still when we get together for Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge , Boston, Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com - it is definitely still feeling like a lot of middle age white guys. I've run into the question of how diverse the voices are in the blogosphere before. In Blogs vs Discussion Groups someone said that blogs - "felt so. old white guys club."

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Learn.com offered some robust SL capabilities, but you have to pay for one of their premium versions to have it. Your competitors are not always the Big Dogs – Learn.com, Saba, Plateau, etc. LMS Products of the Year 2010. A lot of great products out there this year, new updates and latest versions; new companies, new services and just some real innovation. These standout to me.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

Skillsoft Learn.com SumTotal Systems Inc. OutStart Learn.com Blackboard, Inc.

DevLearn

Clark Quinn

Boston - Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com and Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge ). Including having Adobe and Learn.com sponsor events in the past. DevLearn is coming up. I just took a quick look on the eLearningGuild site and DevLearnis looking good again this year. My guess is that I'll be getting together with a few folks there to have a drink and discuss things like eLearning 2.0 yeah, we know how to have fun).

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Last week, Dave Wilkins of Learn.com wrote a piece entitled “ A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of social learning) ”. Best of eLearning Learning. May 2010. Some great stuff again this month in the world of eLearning. ID - Instructional Design or Interactivity Design in an interconnected world?

DevLearn - Beer - Who's In? - And Where?

Tony Karrer

It's become somewhat of a tradition for us at conferences ( Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge , Boston, Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com ). I just saw that BJ had posted about DevLearn and I feel somewhat remiss that he beat me to it. In case you hadn't heard, The eLearning Guild is hosting DevLearn 2007 in San Jose, CA, November 5-8 2007. I'll be there (and doing a few presentations and some special sessions for managers with Lance Dublin).

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

LearnCenter Learn.com 5 7.18 Update, Nov.

Kevin Oakes on the Rise and Fall of the LMS

Tony Karrer

• Learn.com is the worldwide leader in on-demand workforce development and productivity. Sitting in a fun presentation by Kevin Oakes at DevLearn on the Rise and Fall of the LMS. He pointed back to entry of various players in the market and particularly the enterprise vendors as opposed to pure-play vendors from articles five years ago.

LMS Solution for Simple Partner Compliance Training

Tony Karrer

Current Thinking So, without a lot of thought, here’s what I’m currently thinking and I hope folks will weigh in… I was a little surprised when I realized how much some of the mainstream SaaS LMS products (Articulate Online, Learn.com, etc.)

SCORM Test

Tony Karrer

Docent, SumTotal, Saba, Learn.com, etc.). There have been lots of good comments and discussion on the post Test SCORM Courses with an LMS : eLearning Technology. Well worth looking at some of them. The basic issue covered in the post was how to test SCORM courses prior to loading on a given LMS (e.g.,

The LMS Debate rides again

Clark Quinn

Yes, Dave Wilkins of Learn.com and Tom Stone of Element K have already argued that the label is still needed in the marketplace, but I’m really trying to shift the way people think about what their role is, and to me using the label LMS is a major barrier to shifting out of the comfort zone. Well, Saba called me out in an semi-anonymous (there’s a picture, but I don’t know who of, and there’s no name – in social media?)

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

eLearning 24-7

Remember, Taleo purchased Learn.com, another vendor is integrating with SuccessFactors, and there are plenty of LMS vendors who are moving more into the TM space, so creating a mini HRIS system is smart business. On 11-18-2010, I was part of an online panel discussing whether the LMS as we know it is dead and if not, what is the evolution of the LMS. In that discussion, each of us covered various avenues and in a couple of topics all commented.