Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

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Moodle - Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source. Open Elms – The first free open source LMS, geared specifically for business. If your LMS isn’t on the top twenty list, don’t fret, one of the following has occurred. 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). – another five systems debuted. 14 Absorb LMS - Very slick UI.

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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Don’t Believe the Hype. Learning Management Systems Are Alive and Well

CLO Magazine

Recently, Carol Leaman wrote an article for this publication in which she proposed that learning management systems are so five years ago. LMSs, the undisputed Goliath of the corporate learning world, are having their lunch eaten by David,” she wrote.

The NexGen LMS Grid

eLearning 24-7

The GRID – NexGen LMS Style. While there are well over 1,300 systems (LMS and subsets including learning platforms, sales enablement platforms, reinforcement learning platforms, etc.) Systems were graded on my weight system for next generation functionality.

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Five classifications of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Connect Thinking

There are lots and lots of Learning Management Systems (LMS) on the market. From my observation, I have categorised LMS based on the business motivation to create and offer them to the market: LMS that are part of a larger ERP system (e.g. These LMS appear almost an afterthought, an ‘add on’ to the massive database that ERP systems create. LMS that are part of a suite of HR Systems (e.g.

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

The 2016 LMS market is not what you think. We have spent the last two years interviewing hundreds of global learning technology professionals on both the vendor and practitioner sides of the fence. 10 Culture Shift Driving Epic Innovation in the LMS Market.

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. 2 eLogic Learning.

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

In 2016, it makes more sense to think of a LMS as part of a digital business ecosystem, rather than a standalone island destination. There are a variety of approaches to LMS integration. The chart below shows the most popular LMS integrations according to 72 LMS vendors we surveyed.

Naming Names – LMS Mini Reviews

eLearning 24-7

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). Saba Cloud (Legacy is finished – at least in my opinion – and the cloud is the way to go, but is it for Saba customers?). Instructure like so many other HE systems can’t help themselves. If I was to list the systems for B2B/B2C. Saba Cloud.

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.

LMS State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

Learning Systems. Learning Platforms. Learning Management Systems. Caribbean – Across the board, virtually every island is doing e-learning – not one truly stands out. Market with high revenue potential, yet has minimal competition – Content providers, B2B – unique angle – many systems do not understand the space, nor have a system that truly delivers what these markets need. Predictive Learning.

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. 9 Absorb LMS. The system is still very strong and they have updated their UI. 7 eLogic Learning. Social learning.

Attention LMSs – I’m mad as…

eLearning 24-7

I’m calling out Saba. That’s right, Saba and their wonderful salesperson HSwidget (name withheld). I was looking for a system for a client. I contacted Saba and dealt with some really good salespeople. End result – no business for him or Saba.

And in this corner: LMS and in the other corner – Learning Platform

eLearning 24-7

I have spent the last year and a half, looking to see if there were any differences between a LMS and a learning platform. I found that in LMSs (on avg), there were more analytics, more ways to break it down, slice and dice, than there were in the learning platform space (on avg.). Sure there were learning platforms that had more analytics, just as there were LMSs who did not, but there were a higher percentile in the LMS area that did, than did not.

#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Next week, 12-12-12, will be #10 to #1 learning management systems for 2012. They are a next gen of lite LMSs (feel free my post “When is a LMS, Not a LMS”). New features include m-learning on the iPad with native app (no on/off synch), integrates with Yammer, themes, custom URL, assessment tool, the authoring tool is the key component, help and feedback tab. Part LMS, part social and yes a very nice part of mobile including apps for iPad.

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. All that data and information is now within the system and nothing is lost. eLogic Learning.

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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?

E-Learning Tricks and Treats

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I see the system for future growth in true digial learning (my take on digital learning). eLogic Learning – Hands down the best functionality as a whole in the industry. Cornerstone Learning – New UI win on the learner homepage. E-Learning 24/7.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Learning management systems didn’t die. Quick LMS History. Corporate LMSs were invented almost 30 years ago to manage and report on the training and compliance of their employees and contractors. The LMS market started changing after the dot com bust in 2001.

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.

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.”

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Workday Unveils Workday Learning With the Goal of Redefining Learning Management Systems

WalkMe Training Station

This week Workday announced the launch of its new application – Workday Learning – a Learning Management System (LMS) that offers a more personalized, meaningful learning experience. Workday Introduces Learning: A Fresh Approach To The LMS Market.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag. Saba acquired Halogen.

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

I need a LMS. Q: I’m looking for a LMS that has classroom mgt, can have abc learners see only one course or a set of courses, while another group sees a different set of courses and I need to batch upload my learners. A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. 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? Task management.

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

eLearning 24-7

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. A LMS should first be a LMS. 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.

Do We Still Need the LMS?

CLO Magazine

billion into various types of learning and training companies in 2016, and the number appears to be going up in 2017. Saba Software, one of the pioneers in enterprise learning technology, was founded less than 20 years ago, and since then the market has exploded.

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The Cornerstone Effect

eLearning 24-7

First off let me be clear, this post is not about the Cornerstone OnDemand LMS in the sense of whether it is a good or bad platform. 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. The term implies to those who pitch it, as that their LMS is something new and out of the box, not like those traditional platforms.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

” Who knew that years later, this quote would become a battle cry for what I see happening in the LMS market? Recently, the concept of corporate learning ecosystems has grown increasingly popular — and with good reason. Four Pillars of LMS Augmentation.

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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The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

When we started Talented Learning nearly four years ago, our mission was to help clients find and use learning management systems that effectively support extended enterprise education. LMS Demand: New Waves of Unexpected Interest. Augment an LMS?

Opinion: The LMS Isn’t Dead … Yet

CLO Magazine

There’s a lot of talk about the fate of the LMS these days. Others contend that demand is booming and the future of the LMS is bright. For example, read the battling viewpoints expressed on this site between Carol Leaman of Axonify and Joe Majors of Saba. Leaman believes the LMS is close to extinction due to the rapid growth of tools and resources that deliver learning outside the LMS. We need to start by defining what we mean when we say LMS.

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Articulate Quizmaker and Saba

Learning Developments

I'm working with the Saba LMS for this project. As most developers know, each LMS has a different "attitude" and behavior. Quizmaker is not alone, I've had this issue with other content I've used in Saba. JavaScript Saba LMS Articulate SCORMI really like Articulate Quizmaker '09 software.

Latest Trends in E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Twice a year I will be providing some trends that I am seeing in the e-learning market. This one trend really is an irritation to me, because the term “training” is showing up rather than “learning”, which is the standard term as it relates to online learning (see it already?). We call online learning, e-learning, not e-training, but some vendors will have you believe that “training” is the appropriate term, rather than learning.

Saba CEO Steps Down

CLO Magazine

Shawn Farshchi, Saba’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named interim CEO. — March 1 Saba, a provider of people-centric enterprise services, announced a leadership transition Friday. Source: Saba. To see what Bobby Yazdani told editor Deanna Hartley about the evolution of the LMS and how it needs to adapt to the changing business environment back in September, click here.

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.

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).

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

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.