LMSs that kick ass: Mzinga

Janet Clarey

Mzinga is the result of a merger between KnowledgePlanet and Shared Insights at the end of 2007. My more recent contact at Mzinga is Dave Wilkins. I spoke with Dave via email about what Mzinga is doing with social media. Q: What social media tools is Mzinga incorporating into their LMS? A: Dave Wilkins - Mzinga has taken a comprehensive approach to social learning by developing three models throughout various components of our entire Social Learning Suite.

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

Software simulation tool (Firefly) and Mzinga Publisher are extra, i.e. there is an additional cost – it is not automatically included in the OmniSocial product. It would be nice if Mzinga listed these two offerings with the wording of “additional or add-on cost&# on their web site. You can do this either through ILinc directly or through Mzinga. Mzinga does not offer any type of free trial with their system.

Trending Sources

MZinga - Engaged in the conversation!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

MZINGA created a "set" of 20 images capturing their event experience. I did not get a chance to see the MZINGA booth, I was not able to attend their session, and I did not talk with any of the workers on site. mZinga is a social media company and they understand the power of the medium. While I did not meet Mzinga at the show, every time I go check out the PageFlakes page, I am reminded of mzinga because "BANG" there are the picks in the Flickr feed box.

Mzinga Releases OmniSocial 2.0 by Bill Brandon

Learning Solutions Magazine

Social software provider Mzinga has released OmniSocial 2.0, the latest update to its enterprise-class. social software. OmniSocial now provides support for onboarding, communication and collaboration, learning and development, performance and career development, innovation, and recruitment and. retention.

Learnlets » Climbing the expertise ladder

Clark Quinn

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

Mzinga. Probably just three years ago, if you said Element K I would have immediately thought about off-the-shelf courseware. However, Element K has made substantial, progressive improvements to their LMS, most recently by building custom integrations between Jive Clearspace and KnowledgeHub, Element K’s LMS. They announced this in October, 2008. Via email, I asked Sue Rodeman, VP., Platform Prod Management & Marketing, Element K about their social media capabilities.

Conflicting personas: social media as an ‘AND’ role (initially titled ‘AND’ job which is entirely inappropriate, even for this blog)

Janet Clarey

Susan is Senior PR Manager at Mzinga who communicates with all sorts of people on Twitter. You know one of those brief tweets or status updates that can easily be lifted from bigger, continuous conversations you’re having with online friends and followers? Out of context stuff.

Free Webinar 11/8 - E-learning Trends: Learning & Talent Systems & Services

Take an e-Learning Break

You know them all: Bobby Yazdani of Saba Systems; Alan Todd of KnowledgePlanet/Mzinga, now CEO of Corporate University Xchange; and Frank Russell, the former CEO of GeoLearning, and now the CEO of Prositions. Tue, Nov 8, 2011 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CST This webinar will deal with the latest trends around Learning & Talent Systems and Services.

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

Mzinga. Another Friday and another LMS that kicks ass! This week’s featured system is OutStart. I interviewed Jeff Whitney, Vice President of Marketing. By way of background, Jeff told me that OutStart has two flavors: Participate, their general social software solution and TrainingEdge.com, their SaaS solution which includes LMS, collaborative authoring, and social media specifically configured to support learning.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Mzinga : White Paper Series : eLearning 2.0 & My collection of eLearning Articles, White Papers, Blog Posts, etc. just reached 100. Thought I'd share. No particular order to these. Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory 2. Keeping Up with the Pace of Change Informal learning will help employees survive in the future workplace 3. Understanding E-Learning 2.0

Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger

Tony Karrer

I've not seen a lot about Mzinga in the eLearning world, but it represents something pretty interesting. Mzinga is a merger of KnowledgePlanet (an LMS provider and also the maker of the eLearning simulation tool - Firefly) and Shared Insights - a community / business social networking software company. The top execs at Mzinga are not the top execs from KnowledgePlanet. I wonder if mzinga does?

Related Terms

Tony Karrer

Here are some terms that are getting more attention the first couple weeks this month (December 2008) include Social Media , eLearning Activity , Mobile Learning , Yugma , Slideshare , SharePoint , Twitter , 100 Conversations , Mzinga , and GeoLearning. Mzinga is shown related to Personal Learning , Social Software , Learning 2.0 , Storyboards , PLEs , CollectiveX , Firefly , Tomoye , KnowledgePlanet , Element K , Awareness Networks.

LMS and Social Learning

Tony Karrer

Mzinga seems to have jumped out early with a strong social platform that also has an LMS capability. Dave Wilkins from Mzinga talks about the two models of social learning as depicted by the diagram on the right.

Hot Last Week

Tony Karrer

Report: Community Platforms Market Led by Jive Software and Telligent - ReadWriteWeb Hot Last Week Keywords eLearning Strategy Social Media Work Skills KnowledgeHub ScreenToaster Cooliris Quizmaker OnDemand Meridian Mzinga GeoLearning Saba Notes on the weekly hot last week. Using the same approach as Hot List , I've compiled.

E-Learning News

eLearning 24-7

Coming in late June: Mzinga’s newest offering. You read it here first -Exclusive: - SCORM Cloud a potential game changer in the e-learning industry goes live Monday – June 7th. If you are unaware of this offering or interested in learning more, please read SCORM Cloud Review. New section – Coming this summer: Secret LMS Shopper. Remember the days of the ol’ secret shopper in the retail industry? Well, welcome to its next evolution.

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0 Social Networking

Vignettes Learning

Listing of Business and Enterprise 2.0

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

Future of Training Started Yesterday – Dave Wilkins – Mzinga The gist: we need to completely rethink training departments and responsibilities from the ground up (both literally and figuratively) and we need to recognize that we are midst of a transition to a new normal.

Stock 11

E-Learning 24/7 Latest News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Mzinga - Newest product b4 it hits the streets. Latest news and notes. Coming this Thursday June 24th : The Revolution is Coming - How tablets will take e-learning farther and further than b4. Product Reviews: Coming in July - All Exclusives! Topyx LMS by Interactyx – Now supports the Ipad tablet and will enable you to create HTML5 courses via their content authoring tool and fully SCORM certified – This part is coming this summer. GeoLearning LMS. Plateau LMS.

Top 10 posts for the year

Janet Clarey

Learning Management Systems that kick ass: Mzinga – An interview with Dave Wilkins about what Mzinga is doing with social media. According to Google Analytics, here’s the top content for this blog in 2009. Thanks, as always, for reading and for your insightful contributions. On to 2010… Multi-Generational Learning in the Workplace – Message: designing instruction based on a person’s age is not supported by research.

Social Network Analysis - Twitter - Social Media - Best Stuff from Last Week

Tony Karrer

Here is the best stuff from last week via eLearning Learning. Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Hot List

Tony Karrer

There are some very cool new features especially our hot list feature coming out soon on the eLearning Learning Content Community. The site is beginning to take into account social signals. In other words, we are using what is happening: with the content out in the network on the eLearning Learning searches that land on us and that occur on the site, and various other kinds of behaviors.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

relates closely to the concepts Learning 2.0 , eLearning Tools , Corporate eLearning , Personal Learning , and Enterprise 2.0 ; the Tools Odeo , CollectiveX , Bea Pages , Apache Roller , and Dogear ; and the Companies NexLearn , Awareness Networks , Element K , and Mzinga. We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. You can see the first feature by visiting the site and clicking around on terms.

Social Media Goals

Clark Quinn

Mzinga is clearly targeted at the learning space, being integrated with an LMS. Yet, for a learning group, Mzinga’s integration of formal and informal learning is also plausible. I spent yesterday touring the Web 2.0 expo (part of the time with fellow miscreant Jay Cross ), and it led me to think a bit more about social media tools and approaches.

Social Networking, Informal Learning, Twitter, & Gaming

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is not so of a new generation of social networking technology, which is being used to provide software services under trading names such as Ning, CollectiveX, Sossoon, Hiitch, Huddle, Mzinga, British Telecom's Workspace (project management), Clearspace, and even Microsoft's Sharepoint.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Mzinga is going a different direction focusing on collaboration and social media capabilities. Mzinga certainly is way better as a product that my dire prediction.

eLearning User Groups

eLearning Weekly

Mzinga. Last week I went to the Metrics That Matter user group in Chicago. During my trip, I started thinking about user groups related to learning and technology. Other than conferences, where do learning and technology professionals get together to discuss ideas with each other? Conferences are great; I attend them and present at them on a fairly regular basis. But too often these events are more focused on presentations than collaboration and idea sharing.

What is to Come in 2008

The Learning Circuits

The CoP companies we talk with tell us that their businesses are booming (Tomoye and Mzinga being two which focus heavily in this space). As I read the blog I'd like to post a few updates on our research and predictions for e-learning in 2008. Social Networking is hitting the corporate scene, driving tremendous demand for informal learning, or what we call "learning on-demand." The solutions organizations are looking for include blogs, wikis, and communities of practice.

Significance

Clark Quinn

In the CLT, Dave Wilkins of Mzinga talked about the ‘Amazon’ model of tools around a learning resource (as a formal learning model) and the community model of tools embedded in a community. Sorry for the dearth of postings, but what with last week’s DevLearn conference and this week’s (free, online) Corporate Learning Trends (CLT) conference, and background kitchen remodel, client work, etc, I’ve been wiped out by the end of every day.

Formal learning & social networking

Clark Quinn

I’m still not convinced there’s an LMS that integrates social networking tools in a way that makes a smooth segue from formal to informal, though I know Mzinga’s making a stab at it. After hearing Mark Oehlert and Brent Schlenker do such a great job on eLearning 2.0 at the Guild’s Summer Seminar, I got my own chance to talk about it to a corporate group, but with a twist. Much of elearning 2.0

Rapid (Collaborative) Authoring Tools for developers/SMEs in multiple locations

Janet Clarey

Mzinga Publisher. I’ve been slicing and dicing our Authoring Tool KnowledgeBase and doing some online research in response to a question about collaborative rapid authoring tools that developers in multiple locations can use.

New skills for learning professionals

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Mzinga’s Dave Wilkins describes several production roles. This month’s big question asks, “In a Learning 2.0

Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

However, there's Communities / Social Networking and LMS Merger announcement around Mzinga. In December 2006, I posted my challenges and predictions for 2007. I thought it would be worth looking back at what I said in this post to see how I did for the year. Shortly, I'll be responding to this month's Big Question with my Predictions for Learning in 2008. Biggest challenges for 2007?

The future is people, not technology

Jay Cross

Mzinga’s Dave Wilkins describes several production roles. More Human Than Human. CLO magazine, June 2009. Column on Effectiveness, by Jay Cross. The future is people, not technology. My last column in CLO called for the abolition of corporate training departments.

LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

Next week: Mzinga. The sixth LMS in the LMSs that kick ass Friday series is Saba. Saba’s primary market is corporate learning with just more than half of all implementations installed behind-the-firewall (largest implementation 2,000,000 learners). Their total number of registered users/learners worldwide is 17,000,000 at over 1300 organizations. Saba is a major player among corporate LMSs -you can say it’s a benchmark system. I interviewed Ben Willis, Sr.