Product Review: Saba Social

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I admit that in general I have been underwhelmed in the past with Saba. So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. Saba Social is a very solid product, that despite a few hiccups and “huh&# moments, achieves what it sets out to do, provide a user friendly social experience. Over 25 different social media types and Saba Social sticks with the ones everyone always sees – WHY?

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Top 15 Learning Management Systems mid-year 2014

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If you are seeking a system that is a mash-up of useful business tools with a strong LMS, than this is a system to examine. Their ideal market honestly is education, but they as many other VLPs have realized that corporate is a delicacy that cannot be passed up. Well, that’s good because I just made it up. Curious to know where SumTotal, Cornerstone, Saba and SuccessFactors ended up? I love to travel.

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2010 LMS Products of the Year

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Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Saba. Saba does a good job as well. My runner-up is Operitel’s LearnFlex LSP. Runner-Up Social Learning Management System of the Year – Upside Learning. Topyx by Interactyx - once a small dog, and now a fast and up-comer who understands their space and their niche markets. Your competitors are not always the Big Dogs – Learn.com, Saba, Plateau, etc.

Review of #ASTD2014 International Conference and Expo

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hey it is a Mashup of Emotions! Great to see Saba attend the event. Welcome back, Saba, we missed you – okay, some people missed you, okay a few.okay.a Expo vendor pick up in terms of leads and traffic. Day two really picked up, with those same vendors telling me they had a great day, good leads. Cornerstone On Demand, SumTotal, Saba, Totara, Moodle, MindFlash, Net Dimensions, ANewSpring, Litmos, Upside Learning, Inquisiq R3, iSpring.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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If you as the customer want to create your own API/Mashup or find one on the net and want to integrate it into your paid LMS, the vendor will charge you. As I have said before, mobile learning and tablets is going to end up being the biggest thing in the last 10 years in the e-learning industry. These trends and a few others are starting to peek up, and will continue to do so.

E-Learning Trade Shows + Product Reviews 4 #TK11

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The Swipe Rule – Vendors need to swipe your card to follow up with you; which is fine; but I cannot tell you the number of times when I was a Director of Training and told the vendor in the face to call me or email me, and never heard from them. Saba Software – March 2011 – Review of Learning, Connect & Performance. 10th – Virtual Worlds, Mashups & M-Learning - Add a splash of GeoLocation.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Virtual classrooms and smart-boards are used in a more student-centered way (not putting all the attention to one person up-front=bad). open up exciting opportunities for people to access relevant information where and when they require it. Here's what came up. My Predictions So with all of that as a lead up. In trying to come up with next month's #LCBQ, we specifically wanted to be able to name this.

LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

Publisher further fosters learner social interactions through a variety of social media within the courses themselves; authors can embed course-specific blogs, comment and ratings capabilities, and even YouTube videos and Google Mashups. Social learning, on the other hand, empowers organization from the bottom-up through transparency, trust, and self-direction. It’s Friday yay! That means it’s time to feature another LMS that kicks ass!