Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

eLearning 24-7

the system itself has a lot to offer. The system has come a long way – and that is a good thing, with a nice UI and components including mobile learning. Still this is a very nice system and one that I had fun in playing around. E-Learning 24/7.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

Moodle - Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source. It is in the top 50 (Names were posted in the E-Learning 24/7 Linkedin group and will be re-posted later this week). With over 580 systems on the market, identifying the top systems are no easy task. The market is continuing to grow – with more systems – in the first two weeks of Feb. – another five systems debuted. The system is fun to use. #1

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Top 15 Learning Management Systems mid-year 2014

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I especially love it when I get the opportunity to present all over the world on a variety of e-learning topics. I love meeting new folks who have either been big fans and supporters of e-learning or are totally new to e-learning and seeking out information and knowledge. They forget to realize that a learning system, learning platform are just semantics – as noted before. In January of this year, I presented the top systems for 2013-14.

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Skillsoft buying SumTotal – My Take

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Like many of you, I was surprised to find out that Skillsoft is in the process of acquiring SumTotal. The reason for the acquisition at least from a press release and information on the purchase (and available for viewing on the Skillsoft site), screams of HCM (Human Capital Management). HCM, among other things is all about HR (human resources), HRIS (human resources information systems) and the wherewithal of all that is part of it. Getting back to Skillsoft and SumTotal.

Learning Solutions Series: Top 10 Learning Management Systems

InsiderHub

About half (51.9%) of the organizations surveyed in the 2014 Learning Technology Solutions Forecast Study (report available here ) own a learning management system , most often referred to as an “LMS.”

Presidential Politics, LMSs – The Cycle

eLearning 24-7

If you have any doubt, go do a google search of percentages and e-learning, let alone LMSs and see what pops up. I can guess, and often see that it is the case, that when a vendor says this or a consumer does they are looking at the Cornerstone or SumTotal or similar. . I mean, they are more to me a HCM, which includes modules such as learning. . eLogic Learning were the first ones to have a extensive learner centric capability (and still do). E-Learning 24/7.

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B2B Top Five LMSs

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Resellers who are part of your business learning network – maybe you provide them courses on how to sell your product. Content Providers – the fastest growing B2B right now in e-learning; best or most amazingly of all – it can be just one person who has created a course (content) and then has their own clients who purchase the course or courses to provide to their own employees; the days of large content providers as the only option is gone. Go SumTotal.

Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)

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It might come off as an indicator that they need a new system, however, I’d argue that the reason you see the hands is because whoever made the final decision, selected the wrong system. Dated graphics and really just a yucky system. If you still have the SAP system, I’m sorry to hear that. Cornerstone Learn – The LMS for CoD has improved, but is it something I would buy? Overall, the system looks solid, but I did see many weaknesses.

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Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Back again to bring this first in a series of rankings for the top ten learning management systems for 2013. Still listed as a social learning management system, they have made some new strides that really work for me. Support of the iPad, thus mobile learning. Charging to remove their name of the system. The system is still very strong and they have updated their UI. 7 eLogic Learning. Social learning. Social learning.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

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10 eLogic Learning - Essential LMS. Compliance management, certification management. Immediate language per end user, this means that each end user can select their own language and the entire system changes to that. Mobile learning support, but no TinCan nor on/off synch.

Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

I list below a list of top 13 blogs (in alphabetical order) that we follow for LMS (and learning technology): ALearning. Bersin & Associates – Learning on the Leading Edge. Educause – Learning Technologies. E-Learning 24/7 Blog. Elliott Masie’s Learning Trends.

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

We have spent the last two years interviewing hundreds of global learning technology professionals on both the vendor and practitioner sides of the fence. We incorporate what we learn from each conversation into our analysis and understanding of the learning technology market.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Hands down, our learning technology “predictions” list is our favorite post to develop each year. So, with our feet firmly planted in the fertile soil of LMS innovation, here are the 15 trends we think are most likely to shape learning technology this year… #15 The LMS Will Never Die.

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. There’s lots to be learned! Cloud-based learning.

Naming Names – LMS Mini Reviews

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In future posts, three random systems will land a “quick take” mini review. . Instructure Bridge (Yep those HE folks are adding a corporate system to their product line). Instructure like so many other HE systems can’t help themselves. The whole “non-traditional” push or more importantly, when a vendor says “traditional” implies that their system is not like Cornerstone, SumTotal, and alike. SumTotal. SumTotal.

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Top 50 LMS Mid Rankings Report – What you need to know

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Breakdowns of each system including latest new features and quick take. Listing of top three systems in the following verticals – Banking/Finance, Manufacturing, Association, Education K-12, Higher Education, B2B. Listing of top five systems that I see as NextGen systems. M-Learning Features - On/Off synch, Native app, self-contained app, responsive mobile design, capabilities in the app. Q: How many systems were considered? eLogic Learning.

The Cornerstone Effect

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Nor is it about the company itself, rather it is about the effect the system has on the entire LMS industry. Several months ago I picked up on a few items other vendors would mention about other systems. Focuses on TM/PM with learning as secondary OR learning is a part of it, but contains other HR oriented components. Take a deep look and you see as I did, that the traditional moniker is in reference to Cornerstone and similar systems.

Make Your LMS Mobile Compatible in 4 Easy Ways

CommLab India

When learning goes mobile, the Learning Management System (LMS) that manages all Learning and Development (L&D) activities should also be available on mobile devices. Learning should start as soon as the user logins in to the LMS.

Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?

eLearning 24-7

First off, there are vendors out there who pitch they are an LMS when in reality they are a courseware provider that has some type of learning platform. Before diving into the courseware LMS angle of right now and moving forward (as I see it), learning about the courses (the content) is important. They do have e-learning courses, besides their ILT. I still believe you can do more with e-learning than ILT.

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Vendors can: Provide an open API library consisting of available scripts that a tech-savvy buyer can use to automate integration with client systems. Pre-built API connectors can be turned on by checking a box and entering the appropriate API “code” to link the two systems.

Best of the Best – Extended Enterprise or multi-tenant LMSs

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Just because a system lists itself as an extended enterprise does not mean it comes with multiple domains (which with some vendors includes customized) nor with multiple portals or my preferable term – “multi-tenant” You may see an “extended enterprise” which not only refers to the company’s employees, but also their customers and channel partners. There are some systems who target only channel partners. Nice classroom management.

Special Post – Why the Big Four are not on my latest Top 10 LMS List

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Since my Top 10 list of LMS vendors has been posted online, I have received quite a bit of e-mail wondering why the biggest names: Cornerstone On Demand, Saba, SumTotal and SuccessFactors are not on the list. When I talk about a LMS, I am saying specifically a learning management system and the vendors themselves should see their own product first and foremost as a LMS, not as a TM/PM or whatever. SumTotal. E-Learning 24/7.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

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While UI on the front and back end of a system continues to be all over the place – from generally awful to very nice – regardless of the price point, its the features that stand out (or in some cases -you should stand clear off) in the space. You don’t have to go to funkytown to see some feature sets that put the “WoW” back into learning. System that offers 300 APIs that the client can pick and choose from. Help desk integration (a few systems).

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Learning management systems didn’t die. Corporate LMSs were invented almost 30 years ago to manage and report on the training and compliance of their employees and contractors. The cloud LMSs provide learning management to the masses. eLogic Learning.

Answering your LMS Questions

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The ones who may not are those who identify themselves as “Training mgt systems and alike” – because they are really focused on the course authoring tool and are not a LMS in the true sense of the word. Rather than focus on the most common features, focus on the 10% that are different and thus may not be in every system – because guess what? Streaming video – low number of systems. Task management. Learning paths or curriculum paths.

EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

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Linkedin E-Learning 24/7 group briefings - once a night – short and right to the point – think highlights of the day’s expo event (5th and 6th). I have either seen the product before at a previous show or by seeing a demo in the past six months OR I have never seen the product – there are a lot of e-learning products out in the marketplace. Time to hit the Road to Learning – Where is my Car? Is this a system for everyone? E-Learning 24/7.

Step right up to the LMS Sideshow

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Because I’m ripping you off, just like those systems that tell you it will cost 750 thousand dollars for 1000 users. There are plenty of fantastic systems out there that will cost you anywhere from 20 thousand dollars to 65 thousand dollars for 1,000 users, minus the one time setup fee. The reality is that having a name that is recognized by everyone doesn’t mean it is the best system on the market. The first to use SumTotal. I mean facilities management?

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

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Q : I am curious on why Cornerstone On Demand, Saba and SumTotal do not appear in your top twenty lists even though they appear on other sites as the best products in the market. Every e-learning consulting/research firm, etc. The problem though is it is not throughout the entire system, rather it is in a few areas. While the learning cloud and extended enterprise cloud are purchased by folks, I still see the platform – assuming you get all the modules as a HCM.

eFront as a SumTotal alternative

eFront

The client was using SumTotal as its backbone LMS and was in need of a comprehensive and efficient alternative solution. Why change from SumTotal. The decision to move away from SumTotal was not an easy one. SumTotal is one of the leaders in the LMS space for numeral reasons.

LMSs, TMs and HCMs

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SumTotal is calling their product a Human Capital Management system. Sure, they offer a separate LMS called SumTotal Maestro, but their TM has surprisingly (not really) been morphed into a HCM, will others follow? If you visit the Taleo home page, you will learn the following two items. I must have been sleeping, but when did “learning” slide under Talent Management? It can easily change the world of e-learning upside down.

Moodle 2.9 Pre-Release Announcement

Lambda Solutions

Moodle is the world’s leading Learning Management System. With more than 70 million users, Moodle is the clear market leader, with almost double the adoption of the two subsequent vendors, SumTotal and Blackboard, combined. boasts enhanced development in the areas of lessons, quizzes, and course management. Moodle 2.9 is officially on its way.

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

eLearning 24-7

Initially I was going to provide a list of all my award winners including web conferening, stand alone mobile learning, etc., Before announcing the winners, I have seen a trend regarding mobile learning, that can easily mislead folks. Mobile Learning. Two years ago there were some folks who believed that mobile learning where tools, etc. Our system offers or has the capability for mobile learning (some use variance of the system offers).

E-Learning Q&A November Issue

eLearning 24-7

In this riveting issue we will be covering the international e-learning scene, my State of the Industry LMS Report – specifically the Top 50, LMS ROI, e-learning costs and web conferencing. I’m curious to know what you are seeing in other countries regarding e-learning? In just the past several months, numerous countries are really embracing not just e-learning but also mobile. could learn something from VA or even the online university in the U.K.

Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

Challenge to Learn

Making mistakes and learning from them is a good thing; learning from mistakes that others make is even better. In this post I will show you the pitfalls that e-Learning experts are falling in, so you as a e-Learning rookie do not have to make them.

Want to be successful at e-Learning? Don’t make the mistakes experts make!

Challenge to Learn

Making mistakes and learning from them is a good thing; learning from mistakes that others make is even better. In this post I will show you the pitfalls that e-Learning experts are falling in, so you as a e-Learning rookie do not have to make them.

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq R3: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best New LMS

Inquisiq LMS

Getting a new Learning Management System (LMS) or migrating to a new one? You’re no doubt finding that there is no shortage of different types of Learning Management Systems to choose from. The most popular systems like SumTotal and Moodle […]. The post SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq R3: One Non-Profit’s Quest for the Best New LMS appeared first on Inquisiq R4 LMS.

The Social Collaboration Party – Should Learning Gatecrash ?

Learning Cafe

Read a bearish view- 4 reasons why employee social learning will fail at work. L&D is talking about Social Learning a lot. Does Learning set up its own social collaboration infrastructure or use ones existing in the organisation ? Learning Cafe Resources.