Build a Learning Portal Using WordPress

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I’ve written before about learning portals and how they can be a great way to improve access to learning materials for users. I wanted to provide a more in-depth post that shows how you can create your own learning portal using the freely available content management system, WordPress. So, let’s get started… Refresher: What is a portal? It would then automagically determine learning resources that may be most valuable to that person.

LMS Stories – Fantasy or Reality?

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Dragons and knights aren’t heading down the e-learning path. If the vendor has load balance (which anyone who has servers should), then the bandwidth claim just doesn’t fly – not even in a spaceship to Mars - unless you i.e. the customer is having internal issues with your network lines or your own servers. On the e-learning side, vendors who do not have their own servers, will use server farms such as Rackspace. E-Learning 24/7.

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Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

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If you are like the thousands of other people exploring the purchase of a learning management system, the key to success is asking the right questions. . Additional benefit – if you leave and go to another LMS vendor, the courses you created are still on your server or the RCAT’s server and thus you can move them quickly and easily, rather than having your former LMS vendor involved, which sometimes can be painful . E-Learning 24/7.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

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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

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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. No problem.

Transform to SCORM Conformant LMS and Track Course Data

JCA Solutions

Just load this in our Learning Portal. You’re probably all too familiar with this dreaded moment is when Someone’s Great Decision turns into Your Problem. It really shouldn’t be a big deal, or any problem at all. Transform to SCORM Conformant LMS and Track Course Data.

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Knowledge Guru Adds Video, Adaptive Learning, Faster Speeds in Winter Release

Knowledge Guru

We collected customer needs and feedback to add new features that make Knowledge Guru a more powerful learning tool… all while improving load times and speed. Adaptive Learning. The Knowledge Guru database can now create a personalized learning experience for players based on their learning needs. We have migrated the entire Knowledge Guru database to Amazon cloud servers. No problem.

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SaaS vs custom eLearning solution: How to Start an Online Tutoring Business?

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Is there someone out who would want to learn what you can teach them? billion mark by 2020 and as per the forecasts of Research and Markets, the global e-learning market will grow over $325 Billion by 2025. The e-learning has become a prominent source of education, and the progress of technology is embracing the people with advancements in the learning mediums. Inevitably, the new things in technology turn out to be a solution to all the problems.

Benefits of moving your online learning platform to the Cloud

TalentLMS

And, more specifically, is moving your online learning platform to the Cloud a good idea? Besides, with TalentLMS ’ support for blended learning you can easily combine traditional and online learning sessions, in those few cases where there’s a legitimate need for the former (e.g. TalentLMS , for example, is just there, available and working 24/7, waiting for you to open your eLearning portal account. Cloud is just were the servers live.

The A-Z of eLearning Acronyms (with bonus explanations from experts)

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Rhonda DeYoung, Senior Learning Experience Designer, Anthem, Inc. ADDIE is a tried and true method for making a training house a learning home.”. Content is then delivered through a Learning Management System (LMS). And is any learning delivered online through a computer or mobile device. Similarly, there’s also an LCMS = Learning Content Management System. Used to create, manage, and maintain learning content. CLO = Chief Learning Officer.

The 5 Most Essential LMS Security Features

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Whether you’re doing online corporate training or selling commercial training courses, the security of your eLearning portal is something you should take very seriously. your learning portal) can be broken into and/or have their operation disrupted. But even a simple “hacking” of your training portal can expose private employee information, leak business secrets, or wreak havoc with your training program.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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A trend that is happening in the LMS market more so than in the other e-learning markets, is the failure to follow their path of success. The problem here is that they developed a solution that is not made for 10,000 or more end users. While there is nothing wrong with seeking the golden goose, and even catching it a few times, if you do not have the server bandwidth to do so, nor the internal support and capabilities to handle it, how long do you think they will remain?

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

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While there are a couple of vendors out there who have incorporated e-mail that can go to outside to people, rather than just within the learning management product, the overall space isn’t doing it. I see this as one of the most important features for any learning management system, open source or commercial. Innovation drives the market (regardless if it is e-learning or not). Mobile learning value is there, expands a system who offers extended enterprise.

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Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

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Best of eLearning Learning. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other. May 2010.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

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Active Learning. Active learning is a strategy focused on encouraging learners to actively participate in training. This approach prompts learners to read, discuss, and solve problems in order to synthesize course content. Examples of active learning activities include practical tasks and problem-solving conducted in small groups. It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools.