Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

You may know me as an independent learning systems consultant. But I’m also a recovering LMS sales guy. Six years ago I pivoted after 14 years on the front lines with two major commercial LMS vendors. I learned a lot during those years. Open source software is a great example. 10 years ago we would occasionally cross paths with corporate LMS buyers who were evaluating commercial systems side-by-side with open source platforms.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

Top Three Open Source LMSs of 2013-14. Moodle - Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source. But, as we all know, nothing is ever really free, so if you go open source make sure you have the resources to invest to make it robust. Open Elms – The first free open source LMS, geared specifically for business. – another five systems debuted. The system is fun to use.

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2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. But which 2020 LMS trends really deserve your attention? Based on my work as an independent advisor to learning tech buyers and sellers , I’ve outlined 16 key extended enterprise learning trends and related predictions. But now, let’s start with the issues and opportubities at the top of my watch list… 2020 Extended Enterprise LMS Predictions. New year.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges. Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. Many LMS owners are frustrated with the limitations of their current learning infrastructure. New LMS Realities. No wonder learning professionals began to hate their LMS !

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How to choose an LMS

eFront

So, you are looking to buy an LMS. You might already have stumbled-upon Moodle, Dokeos, Blackboard, Saba or Sumtotal. And usually people want the most their money can buy; which makes the free (open-source) solutions so darn attractive. I include here a few of the blog posts I found most interesting: One week to select an LMS – No way: [link]. Learning Management Systems (LMS) Gotchas: [link]. Selecting an LMS: [link].

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees. EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES. And with more than 1000 enterprise-class learning systems available, finding the right solution is more challenging than ever. Ask a learning tech analyst. Accord LMS.

Top 85 Learning Systems for 2020

eLearning 24-7

It does seem like such a large number, but when you realize that there are over 1,300 learning systems around the world, 85 isn’t such a big number. People always inquire why I like one system over the next, and how their system (if they are a vendor) is not on the list or if a customer, how the system they purchased is not on the list. Plus, I always recommend going 3rd party authoring tool, even if your system comes with one. Absorb LMS.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

LMS Products of the Year 2010. I include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Open Source Systems – That have to be 100% free to be considered. Extended Enterprise – System must have e-comm, multi-tenet – fully skinnable, additional functionality. Big Dog LMS. Saba. Saba does a good job as well. Open Source LMS of the Year.

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

eLearning 24-7

It is that time of the year, okay, not really, but it is time or more specifically near the time for the release of my Top 50 LMS mid-rankings report. 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. Q: How many systems were considered?

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

The year kicked off with lots of potential, lots of excitement in the air and lots of customers gearing up to purchase new systems, despite global economic woes. Mobile Learning. Sadly though many still are in the dark on true mobile learning – i.e. not accessing their platform via a mobile web browser. Those who aren’t are either offering native apps with online/offline synch or performing the shell game via the mobile web browser and calling it mobile learning.

Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training?

Clive on Learning

I must confess it is now four months since I received an in-depth demonstration from the people at Saba of their People Systems Suites. First off, it’s worth noting that Saba does not seem to have been suffering like so many of its competitors through the downturn: It gained 113 new customers in 2010, which was a record year. Addressing this tall order takes a new breed of Learning Management System (LMS).” learning management systems

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Overview of different types of LMS

Xpertcube

TYPES OF LMS. A learning management system is a software application for educational courses, training programs, tracking, documentation and detailed reporting, delivery of educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs. Let’s look at learning management systems from a various frame of reference. Different types of LMS are. Web-based LMS and Installed LMS software.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Today is a banner day for extended enterprise education , because today we’re unveiling the new face of learning systems excellence – The 2019 Talented Learning Awards! As outlined last month , we’re simplifying the way we honor the best learning systems by focusing on two key extended enterprise categories: CORPORATE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE: Business-oriented solutions targeting external audiences such as customers, channel partners, suppliers and contractors.

Totara: re-shaping Moodle for corporate use

Clive on Learning

Last week I asked Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training? - I wanted to know whether Saba, one of the most successful of the big LMSs, could reinvent itself to accommodate informal learning. This time I’m exploring whether it is possible for one of the world’s most popular academic virtual learning environments, Moodle, to be adapted to suit the needs of corporates. The LMS is also typically orientated around formal learning, but of a very different nature.

Switch from Moodle to Moodle Alternatives enriching your learning experience

PSB

Many institutions and organizations utilize online learning to train their employees. Online learning through a learning management (LMS) system has lined up the training and learning process in this pandemic situation. Paradiso LMS. WiZDom LMS.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

You can still buy the 2016 Top 50 LMS Report (BTW). The same could be said for the LMS (and all its subsets) industry. I track 1,225 systems around the world. . Some vendors have multiple systems, but generally speaking it is usually one to one, i.e. one vendor and one system. Still that is 1,000 systems around the world. Oh, and you can access the customized Top 50 LMS report site via your favorite mobile device too (or three, yuck yuck).

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

eLearning 24-7

You can still buy the 2016 Top 50 LMS Report (BTW). The same could be said for the LMS (and all its subsets) industry. I track 1,225 systems around the world. . Some vendors have multiple systems, but generally speaking it is usually one to one, i.e. one vendor and one system. Still that is 1,000 systems around the world. Oh, and you can access the customized Top 50 LMS report site via your favorite mobile device too (or three, yuck yuck).

Apples and Pears

Clive on Learning

Yesterday eLearning Guild announced their Member's Choice Awards for Learning Management Systems (LMS). Now I don't normally get very excited about LMSs but these awards attracted my attention, because in amongst the Sabas and the SumTotals was little ol' open-source Moodle: Award for market share - Small and Medium Corporate Learning Management Systems - Platinum award: Moodle. LMSs (Saba, SumTotal, SkillPort, etc.)

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Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

In a little over two months, my 2016 Top 50 LMS Report will be available for purchase. Even open source systems. I identify the Big Dogs as SumTotal by Skillsoft (yes, that is the actual name), Cornerstone OnDemand, Saba, SucessFactors and Oracle Taleo (although, I ask myself who is using this and if you still are why?). But, they do use modules (so you can buy learning for example, and then down the road or at the same time performance and so forth). .

LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy

eLearning 24-7

If you are like me, you have probably seen dozens of posts or articles out there telling you here is “how to pick an LMS”, “criteria for selecting an LMS”, “best practices for buying an LMS” and so forth. The problem I have with all these items, is wondering how many of these people have bought an LMS, i.e. been on your side – the buyer’s side? ” You should like, heck, love your system. The LMS itself.

Types of Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

The notion of types of personalities, aligns in some ways with types of systems, in that there is a lot of leeway in terms of what it actually means, with some folks saying this, when in fact it is that. . There is no better place to see this then our fine world of e-learning, which was devised to be an umbrella term for everything that is well, online learning. An LMS thus is under e-learning. e-learning. e-learning. Micro-learning platforms?

Recommended Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

T his post covers a list of systems that I’d recommend on any given day, that based on nearly 20 years of experience in online learning, and witnessing the trends, the duds, the promises and disappoints. What it isn’t – is a list of systems based on a 15 point criteria that I use for my Top 50 for 2020. That said, I will say to you, that before you just buy the learning system, please, please do due diligence on the system.

Award for all awards

eLearning 24-7

CODiE – in one category under “Software”, 32 awards are available, at least two winners per award, one has three: 65 winners – some of the awards do not fall under “e-learning” CODiE – under “Education”, 23 awards are available, at least two winners per award, a couple have 3 winners. Monitoring of the industry, following it and then selecting winners (E-Learning 24/7 aka this blog, follows this approach). LMS of the Year.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

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. This isn’t the case with a LMS product geared to small business or associations, for example, who land a large client or two, and then say to themselves – ah, we can compete, so lets focus on that. In 2009 and 2010, many vendors in the LMS market, tossed in items that at one time were extra fees. E-Learning 24/7.

What is Needed to Develop an E-learning Course?

CommLab India

Implementing eLearning appears to be a minefield because a lot of investment and time goes into shifting training from the classroom to e-learning. The process you follow is very important to ensure that your e-learning project confines to the set timelines and budget. There are 3 phases in this model ( Source : Leaving ADDIE for SAM by Michael Allen with Richard Sites). Phase 3: E-learning Course Launch. It could either be open-source or proprietary.

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

This year’s Top 50 learning systems for 2018 is now out, and we are doing it a bit different this year. comparison of a system that focuses on SMB vs another that is SMB, rather than SMB vs. 50,000+ employees; equally, someone focusing only on B2B/B2C should be compared to other vendors only focused on B2B/B2C and not say comparing an internal only system to one that is B2B/B2C, because there will be some functionality differentials). E-Learning 24/7.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. I have seen continued interest and downloads for open source AR tool kits. For the mobile learning space – it is a necessity.

consolidation continues - BlackBoard + WebCT & more.

The Learning Circuits

It also doesn't bode well for WebCT's willingness to play with open source (sorry Harold!) This announcement comes on the heels of Saba acquiring Centra. Now this deal makes more sense as Saba continues evolve beyond its Learning Management Software (LMS) roots (Saba recently bought THINQ) by rounding out its services offering. Plus Saba + Centra creates a US$100M revenue company which is not too shabby!

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Learning apps. Branon Learning Management System App Stores Bob Little Apps, Not Courses Inge de Waard Augmented reality moves towards augmented learning with easy tools: Wikitude , Layar , ARToolKit. Situated learning (learning within context in a community of practice) grows thanks to augmented mobile reality. Open Educational Resources Matures 4. Learning Analytics 6. Investment in mobile learning will significantly increase.

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

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Overview of the eLearning Industry The evolving state of the industry Host: Ellen Wagner, Adobe Guest Speaker: Chris Howard, Principal Analyst at Bersin Associates (research and advisory firm in corporate training and performance management) Research done by Bersin in the last several months. Provide support for SME online, resources, rapid e-learning chunks.

Top 20 Learning Systems for 2020

eLearning 24-7

Okay, this is the continuation of the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2020. Below are the Top 20 Learning Systems (of those Top 50). . Moodle base is open source, and thus from Moodle alone standpoint is not on the list, nor is any open source solution. . Unless otherwise noted, all of the systems can be found on Findanlms.com. The system hits all the feature sets for sales components and learning too. 7 Learn Amp (DLP).

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, July 10, 2007 e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems e-Learning Guild presentation on Synchronous Learning Systems hosted by Steve Wexler, Karen Hyder, and Karl Kapp. Steve Wexler waxed poetic about his job and the opp to work with such great people at the e-Learning Guild. The wiki is open and free (thus the ads on the side).