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.

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Latest Negative E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

The point of it all, is that this negative trend skews the data out of the gate and your results on future depth will provide you with erroneous information, especially as part of a gap analysis for future learning and growth. Otherwise, they will follow the route of Learn.com. Trends.

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.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

The explosion in the world of mobile learning (mLearning) is fueled by the numbers, but also by the need to provide new kinds of learning and support that can be used at the point of need. The answer is simple: Information Overload provides inherent opportunity for curation.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Ask them if they will provide a sandbox (trial) with full access if they are in the top three. That said, I have vendors who said yes or what do you mean, so expect to provide them information. To score a lower price point, provide estimates on how many users will be in year two and year three. Some folks who bought the Learn.com system did not care for the Taleo purchase and thus were stuck.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Oracle acquired Taleo who had acquired Learn.com and the list goes on. To save the day the cloud was invented and with it the significant fiscal barriers of entry for new LMS providers were removed. The cloud LMSs provide learning management to the masses.

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

These tools are powered by Jive Clearspace and provide integrated access to Wiki’s, Blog’s, and Discussion Forums so that they can be included in a development plan, returned in integrated search results, and linked to from our e-learning courses. Learn.com. Probably just three years ago, if you said Element K I would have immediately thought about off-the-shelf courseware.

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.

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.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

Learn.com? Vendors nowadays provide training early on after you get the product, and then assume that the person will remember everything weeks later. 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?

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

eLearning 24-7

Added Demo Column (Y/N) – If the vendor enables you to view a demo of their product without having to register or provide any information upfront, it is identified as “Yes&#. Utilizing services, such as Brandon Hall, where if you are a member (and this includes consumers too), the other vendor members can provide their pricing based on the number of end users set by Brandon Hall. The group continues to grow and provides an added value to readers of the blog.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Normally, I wouldn’t provide a specific breakout, say Big Dog or Small Dog, but people ask me whom I like or dislike, etc. Learn.com offered some robust SL capabilities, but you have to pay for one of their premium versions to have it. A really good EE system, offers this and for those who just want the standard LMS, provides these features too, without missing a beat.

LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

Mzinga believes that while traditional web-based training and eLearning courses have provided great ROI and cost reduction, they lack the social aspect of learning—the diversity in perspective, the insights, and the real-world stories and sharing that have always happened in a classroom. Fortunately, these characteristics are true for most companies today and provide the foundation on which social learning strategies can be built. *. Learn.com. It’s Friday yay!

Rapid Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

They need to be able to have these learners grouped together and provide reporting over those learners. 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?

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

It should provide access to courses when those are relevant, resources/job aids, and eCommunity tools too. LMS Template - eLearning 24-7 , May 21, 2010 Provides a template you can use when comparing LMS vendors, thus creating an apple to apple process. 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.

Kevin Oakes on the Rise and Fall of the LMS

Tony Karrer

And when you go look at the LMS providers, they don't call themselves an LMS anymore: • SumTotal is a global provider of talent and learning management solutions. • Saba is the premier global provider of strategic human capital management (HCM) software and services. • Plateau is a leading provider of talent management software, content and services designed to increase workforce productivity and drive business success.


Tony Karrer

Docent, SumTotal, Saba, Learn.com, etc.). Why assume that the client or someone else is supposed to provide systems for testing for courseware vendors but not say accounting systems?" 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.,

Free Online Conference – Future of Learning - Incredible Speakers

Tony Karrer

It’s clear to thrive they need to focus on business critical issues for the organization, provide solutions provide real value, differentiate their offerings, and look at ways to provide value beyond being a publisher of courses and courseware. Josh, a long time analyst and source for trends in learning product and market data, trends and expert advice, will provide us with perspectives on what’s going on.


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.

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.

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

We've used several different eLearning tools and so I'm hesitant to say which is best, but thought it would be worth providing a list of eLearning tools. 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.

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. It identifies those who offer trials and provides additional information. I will provide information on it, and for those who do not have a tablet, explain how you will be able to view via a browser and which browser I recommend that you use, to see its capabilities. In the movie Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room , one of the opening shots shows the skyline of Houston from above.

E-Learning for Newbies

Janet Clarey

I also wrote elearning 101 which provides an overview of e-learning. ASTD ’s Learning Circuits Blog has a monthly ‘Big Question.&# This month it’s: I’m interested in [the field of] eLearning. What should I do first?

Better Conferences - Response Needed

Tony Karrer

And, I need you to help by doing one or more of the following: provide a response to the poll below (won't show in an RSS feed - sorry) provide suggestions for what you'd like to see in future conferences (add comment). Better Fun Activities I'm not sure that I know how to make this happen for more attendees, but Beer Tasting at ASTD TechKnowledge , Boston, Beer - Bloggers - Learn.com and similar things at ASTD in Atlanta were definitely fun.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

I will provide to you what I am testing. Let’s take a brief look at a couple of recent moves: Taleo acquires Learn.com. It identifies those who offer trials and provides additional information. I will provide information on it, and for those who do not have a tablet, explain how you will be able to view via a browser and which browser I recommend that you use, to see its capabilities.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Adobe/Bersin Overview of the eLearning Industry

Learning Visions

This session will provide big picture of trends in the industry. Provide support for SME online, resources, rapid e-learning chunks. Saba and Centra) WebEx is partnering with an LMS provider as will Adobe [link] Rapid Development Trend How do you expect the % of informal usage to change over 2 years?" Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.