Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 22 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. That was the goal when the DirectEmployers Association (DE) envisioned its new learning portal, DE Academy. If you don’t fully understand your audience’s learning needs, preferences and behaviors, your program is at risk. What did you learn from Carla?

Where Have All the Learning Portals Gone?

CLO Magazine

Fifteen years ago, the learning field thought the learning portal was going to be a powerful tool to drive employee performance improvement. Now when I look around, it is hard to find the 2016 “All Star” learning portal. While almost every learning management system provides a central entry page for each learner, these systems tend to be fairly nondynamic and only lightly personalized. What happened to the magical learning portals of our dreams?

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LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

Latest: 303 LMS & Learning Portal Vendors. 28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. Still vendors offering social learning, yet they do not use or have any social media presence. Learning Portals. Again, a learning portal can achieve this – i.e. by you incorporating APIs, mashups or some component of such with code and you are using as a back end a CMS. Please download it and not just open up open in your window.

Saffron Interactive’s learning portal named on Top 20 Watch List

Saffron Interactive

Saffron Interactive has been named as ‘one to watch’ on this year’s Learning Portal Companies Watch List. Training Industry has recognised Saffron and its open source LMS, Saffron Grow, as.

LMS and Learning Portal Directory Plus HTML5 Course

eLearning 24-7

Latest: 303 LMS & Learning Portal Vendors. 28 free open source vendors – on 2nd tab. Still vendors offering social learning, yet they do not use or have any social media presence. Learning Portals. Again, a learning portal can achieve this – i.e. by you incorporating APIs, mashups or some component of such with code and you are using as a back end a CMS. Please download it and not just open up open in your window.

Elearning portals: Wider learning reach, quicker business impact

Elucidat

These days, connecting your team to your learning should be extremely straightforward. It’s a time when learning content should be readily available. What is an elearning portal? . Why use an elearning portal? Benefits of an elearning portal for enterprise organizations.

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

While the race is on for people to get LMSs and LCMSs, there are some people who either do not want or need a LMS/LCMS, but want to create a learning community or more often, some type of portal – intranet or internet. They may call it a “learning portal&# or “training or knowledge portal&# or whatever. And, with the costs of a LCMS or even some CMSs, you might want to seek out the open source – FREE way. E-Learning 24/7.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

I include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. Social Learning – must have social learning functionality beyond just the standards FB like page, microblog, RSS feed, upload video, follow me thing, these are systems that either advertise themselves as SLMSs or have a significant strong set of SL features. Open Source LMS of the Year. Social Learning is limited.

Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS

Matrix

Learning management systems for business organizations are under constant development; even the latest versions have some new features lined up, waiting to rock the boat again and again. It has a history, it might have a well-known name, and it does what every LMS is supposed to do: enable the creation of training courses, and support the learning process. Open-source LMS. An open-source LMS is easy to use and also customizable. Remember the rotary phone?

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. I believe this is very possible, because regardless of the generation, people want easy, they want fast and if they could do a lot of things in a system for example, rather than having multiple windows open, they would do it. Opens up learning, and makes your solution a one stop service. LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal (commercial or free), e-readers, any mobile device(i.e.

Upgraded LMS Directory- More Vendors, New Add-ons!

eLearning 24-7

List does not include Open Source – FREE LMS vendors which are posted elsewhere on the site. Tags: E-Learn Info LCMS LMS e-learning e-learning vendors hosted learning portal social learning social media elearning learing portal My latest LMS/LCMS directory provides a wealth of new information on 242 vendors. New columns – Does the vendor offer a trial? What social media platforms does the vendor use?

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them. Open Architecture. APIs are open source code, so that developers (inc. Google code is open source code, so you can manipulate. Here is just a few of ones I like, that are unique and you could use in your LMS/LCMS/CMS, Learning Portal (caveat: your vendor must be able to accept APIs, otherwise it won’t work).

This is not (fill in the blank)

eLearning 24-7

This same contradiction is now happening in the e-learning world at a frightening pace. While mobile learning is moving at an incredible speed, faster than anticipated by some of my colleagues, it does not come without a cost. Regardless of whatever e-learning product you are using that states the ability to view and take assessments, courses, etc. E-Learning 24/7.

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What’s hurting the LMS market

eLearning 24-7

While this is a great concept for party decorations, it is not for a learning platform. I see it a lot, especially with social learning and the wonderment of some vendors of adding a “discussion forum and text chat room&# as part of their solution. Even more important, a learning management system was a new concept, so having to ask for X, when your budget has always been Y, isn’t an easy sell, especially when ROI is discussed. E-Learning 24/7.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. While some view themselves as “social learning&# savvy, incorporating various components, others seem to see themselves as just sitting on the sidelines. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. Dip their feet in it – just a bit, a little here, a little there – oh and call it a full social learning platform.

E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen

eLearning 24-7

Recently, I conducted an emerging technology survey related to e-learning and the results show that end users are utilizing technology more then ever before and are seeking product features that LMS and content authoring tools, do not offer at this current time. With an increase in e-learning sales a, projections of 7.1 For end users in the e-learning market, it is clear they are following the market. Learning Platforms & Emerging Technology. E-Learning 24/7.

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

eLearning 24-7

More multilingual options to their web sites, trials and social learning. Newest Version – LMS/Learning Portal Directory. Ability to e-mail – write and send to people outside of the system, a few vendors are doing this – innovators – and something I believe is needed to enhance LMSs and Learning Portals to the next level. Yet, in the e-learning industry as a whole and in the LMS space, the concept just is not clicking.

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5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

They are similar to what you see in your standard LMS, course content, learning paths, reporting – but it is not as robust (which is fine for some end users). If you are an e-learning vendor exploring the SBM do not take them lightly, a few are slowly entering my 2nd trend. Marketplaces & Exchanges by LMS/Learning Portal Vendors. Social Learning and M-Learning. M-Learning follows suit. M-Learning is not going away. E-Learning 24/7.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

I especially love it when it happens in the e-learning industry. Innovators and Risk Takers – emerging technology integrated, new ideas, pushing the envelope in what is possible in e-learning/social learning/m-learning, coming up with something that has never been done before – risk takers. You do not want to switch, but your current LMS, doesn’t have the social learning or any social learning features I need or want. E-Learning 24/7.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

In the movie Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room , one of the opening shots shows the skyline of Houston from above. But with LMS vendors jumping into the mobile learning sector, at least in some cases, it may be a tad misleading. Craig Weiss, Analyst and Author of E-Learning 24/7 blog (me). To Learn more and register for this one time online amazing event, please click I’M Intrigued. E-Learning 24/7.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

One vendor asked if you wanted to learn more about their product and sent you to their help desk to notify them of errors or issues with their system (hmm, not likely to buy one from these guys). Social Media & Social Learning – LMS Style. A surprisingly number of vendors who offer some form of social learning, whether it is the minimum – a FB like page, micro-blog, even some form of app sharing or collaborative tool, do not have any social media on their site.

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

I’m on my way to get a car that enables me to launch a robust social learning system. OmniSocial is a social learning platform, with learning management capabilities and with the ability to select individual apps in the system and only use those you select to install onto your web site or learning portal. Because it offers the capability to start out using it either as the robust social learning product and ignore the LMS part (inc.

If you build it, will they come?

eLearning 24-7

Many Training professionals – management or otherwise, believe that everyone is going to open and read their e-mail, because after all, this is exciting stuff and will benefit all employees. There are people who never open e-mail, and I stress never. People will scan the subject line of the e-mail to decide if they will open it or not, regardless that you sent it. Identify with short words, why they should open up your e-mail. E-Learning 24/7.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

In the movie Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room , one of the opening shots shows the skyline of Houston from above. But with LMS vendors jumping into the mobile learning sector, at least in some cases, it may be a tad misleading, especially with smartphones. Craig Weiss, Analyst and Author of E-Learning 24/7 blog (me). To Learn more and register for this one time online amazing event, please click I’M Intrigued. E-Learning Vendors, Giveaways and Drawings.

The Winners List: Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019

HT2 Labs

With a global cohort of organizations presenting their Learning Locker innovations to judges, extensive deliberations have now taken place to recognize the strongest contenders across a variety of categories. Highlighting innovation and creativity amongst users of both Open Source and Enterprise editions of the Learning Locker® LRS, the first year of the Awards proved popular with learning analytics enthusiasts from a diverse range of industries and disciplines.

Does Online Training Work?

Coggno

In recent years, online learning has been on the rise. E-learning courses have become increasingly more popular because they are so much more convenient than traditional face-to-face classes. Another reason why online learning has become so popular is that it’s much cheaper.

The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution. Open Peak.

Now that’s an Enterprise Moodle! -- Kineo Moodle for Retail Giant Tesco

Learning Visions

In case you’re still not sure if the open source LMS Moodle is ready for prime time corporate use, have a second look. Kineo has just deployed a Moodle/Joomla learning portal for 400,000 staff at Tesco, the world’s third largest retailer. The eventual scale of the project will make it one of the largest ever implementations of the Moodle platform in the corporate learning space.

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Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? But as an independent analyst, I spend my days investigating which companies excel at driving learning technology forward. They want to be a relevant, useful voice in today’s learning community conversation. A must-read for learning technology decision makers. 10 Common Myths About Open Source. What is a Learning Portal and How is it Different From an LMS?

Using a Learning Management System as a Communication Platform

Absorb LMS

What if you want to include your recipient’s first name in the message’s opening salutation? Can anyone really be bothered to learn and go through all the steps required to do an e-mail merge? If you have administrative access to a learning management system (LMS) that contains the ability to send custom messages to learners, you have at your fingertips a powerful communication tool.

The 5 Top Blogs of 2016 on Mobile Learning

CommLab India

The corporate training world is chanting the mobile learning mantra. The demand for mobile-compatible technology-enabled learning solutions is growing by leaps and bounds. Markets and Markets estimates that the global mobile learning market will grow from $7.98 Are you planning to climb the mobile learning bandwagon too? Well, here are 5 useful blogs that will help you make good use of the learning format. Mobile Technologies and Social Learning.

A Major Lender Manages Change in the Era of Digital Transformation!

Knowledge Synonyms

Work Engagement Type: Change Management, Learning Portal, vILT, Microlearning, Job-Aids, Assessment, Surveys. Stage 1: KS worked with the client HR to develop a change portal to share timely information, updates, and action items to the WE THE CHANGE Team.

Myth #5: Social and workplace learning are the same as 70:20:10

Docebo

Are you embracing experiential learning for 70:20:10, or just adding learning to work? Yet another common misconception swirling around the 70:20:10 learning model is that companies can cherry pick a few experiential learning components, and apply them to their informal and social learning strategies , either on or off the cloud LMS, and expect to see the same results had they adopted a fully-integrated 70:20:10 approach.

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Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. Moodle: Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. You can either have all open, which many companies do not want, or are stuck with course keys and other additional non-necessary steps. APIs and mashups – which is really can expand Moodle to the next level of learning. E-Learning 24/7.

Free Quiz and Test Maker Tools Plus My Top 3

eLearning 24-7

This is ironic, considering that the rapid content authoring tools, LMSs & Learning Portals offer quiz/assessment tools and target the corporate market (and not academia or or not just academia). Openmark All, seems to push towards academia, but can be used in corporate market, unknown types of questions, unique approach whereas feedback is the key, interactive process, question choices, exist – open source. E-Learning 24/7.

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Encore – Moodle: Pros, Challenges

eLearning 24-7

The new article on a side note: focuses on emerging technology, but with a twist – something vendors in any e-learning space should be doing or exploring, but have not yet. I want to make something very clear – Moodle and other open source LMSs, Learning Portals, CMSs, etc. Moodle: Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. APIs and mashups – which is really can expand Moodle to the next level of learning. E-Learning 24/7.

Common Myths about e-Learning

Origin Learning

Gone are the days when class room training was the only way to learn. Technology has revolutionized the way we are living and learning methods are no exceptions. e-Learning is a relatively new technology that started popularizing among education centers and students in the past decade. It is not just restricted to education centers but is now open to industries, software, business learning, etc. e-Learning is replacing class room training.

Financial Inclusion Certification Program – A Case Study

ID Mentors

Not an easy goal, but at ID Mentors, we are always up to a challenge because that’s what keeps us learning and evolving as Instructional Design professionals. . The learning duration – about 20 hours in total, for an audience not used to formal education. How could we get this audience to embrace technology as the learning medium? Like it is with most learning projects, we made some assumptions to start with. © Crisil Foundation. The Challenge: A Leap of Faith.

PRESS RELEASE: Blatant Media Launches `The Learning Management Pain Clinic’

Absorb LMS

CALGARY, ALBERTA– (Feb 8, 2012) – Blatant Media Corporation, creator of the award-winning learning management system, Absorb LMS, is happy to launch a new Webinar series titled “Learning Management Pain Clinic.” These monthly online events are designed to help organizations make workplace learning more efficient; from registration of new learners to certification, and beyond. How to Manage Large Scale Learning Initiatives Painlessly.

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4 Incredible Ways Technology is Fostering Smarter Communication

Your Training Edge

For instance, one can simply open an account in YouTube, create salable content to share with the target audience, connect the channel to an AdSense account and expect to foster monetization in the long term. Wrapping it up, Prof Harrison Smith, Program coordinator and CEO of an E-learning portal says … “ I wonder where we would have been, what we would have done without technology, especially when you run a business which is entirely based on this phenomenal advancement.