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).

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.

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.

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.

Informal Learning Blog » LMS, we hardly knew ye

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

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.

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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.

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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).

LMS: The Foundation of Your Training Initiative

Your Training Edge

There are numerous vendors out there, including Learn.com, CapitalLMS, GeoLearning, Registrar, Joomla, and Blackboard to name a few. In today’s environment, your learning and development department must be many things to many people.

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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."

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

When I was at LTUK a couple of weeks ago, a vendor who was giving a presentation, showed a slide with Learn.com on it, as though their tool worked with it or something like that, uh Learn.com hasn’t been around in like five plus years. Here it begins. Oh wait. Here it starts.

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?

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Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

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

Announcing Keynote Lectora Power Users Showcase: Diane Elkins, Lisa Jones and Bradley Fredrick

Trivantis

He also administers his organization’s LMS with Oracle (formerly Taleo/Learn.com). Get prepared for the first-ever Lectora® Power Users Showcase: a spectacular keynote presentation at the 2014 Lectora User Conference !

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).

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).

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

eLearning 24-7

The system at one time was solid – during learn.com days, then Taleo bought it, said it would be infusing a lot of money into it – and later on, said they infused more money into it, than the days of learn.com. . 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.

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What you need 2 know: 3rd Party Content

eLearning 24-7

Open Sesame is what we call a content aggregator, in that they sell as one unit, but have content coming from various other providers into their solution. The most famous aggregator back in the day was Learn.com. There may come a time, when you need content. Content these days, well, it is an umbrella term to represent courses (micro too), videos, articles, materials, workbooks, other types of learning resources, podcasts and so forth.

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?)

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.

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.

LMS Low-Cost Webinars Hosted eCommerce Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

I was talking with a startup that has an existing audience and now want to provide a monthly subscription for access to training to this audience. They will only convert a portion of the audience to the new service. The learners will get access to webinars, recorded webinars, videos, and other online content that they will author separately.

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.)

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.

HPT and Social Learning: David Wilkins via Skype #ISPI -Sharing some key points.

ID Reflections

The session was on HPT and Social Learning: Organizational Performance in the Cloud b y David Wilkins, VP of Product Marketing at Learn.com. I just attended an #ISPI session hosted by the Massachusetts ISPI chapter (@ MASS_ISPI ).

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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.

Informal learning: the real deal. Free.

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

The next day, Wednesday April 21st at 2:00 pm Eastern, Human Capital Institute is hosting an unrehearsed discussion between Learn.com ’s Dave Wilkins and me on more advanced topics. I nformal Learning has been getting a lot of buzz lately.

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.,

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Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. Page update Mar 2008. When the above graphic was taken, it shows the overall satisfaction reported by eLearningGuild members about various tools. I was reminded of the various Brandon Hall shoot-outs.

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.

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Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use.

Free Online Conference – Future of Learning - Incredible Speakers

Tony Karrer

Amit Garg, Director, Upside Learning – The Training Company Back Office Dave Wilkins, Executive Director of Product Marketing, Learn.com Monika Ebert, President, DifferentLens Holly Peck, Chief Instigator of Learning and Fun, Peck Training Panel #5 – Discussion 1 PM – 2 PM Pacific Time We will transition into a more open discussion around what we heard and what we think are some of the important answers coming from the session.

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.

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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).

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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.

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knowledge and Learning In The News - 7/29/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Rapid e-Learning: What Works - Learn.com. Phylotaxis - Phylotaxis. Click on the moving dots -- a new screen is then presented -- move the bottom slider from science to culture. Click on one of the small pictures. AMAZING!!! Knowledge management uses collaborative technologies to encourage subject matter experts to share their knowledge and e-learning delivers skills and knowledge in a streamlined and methodical way.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

Let’s take a brief look at a couple of recent moves: Taleo acquires Learn.com. In the movie Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room , one of the opening shots shows the skyline of Houston from above. As the camera goes over the buildings, a series of voices say, “something is going on down there&# , well in the LMS world; something is going on down there. Get your tablets here. your tablets. Latest data: 95% of the tablet market is owned by iPad.

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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.

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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.