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’m a more recent reader of Dave’s blog and occasionally have conversations with him in Twitter. 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? It’s Friday yay!

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

Twitter based support available M-F 8 a.m. 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.

Web 2

Trending Sources

MZinga - Engaged in the conversation!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The Twitter Channel picked up 34 followers which is about 32 more than I expected. 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. In fairness, maybe mzinga did not intend for these images to hit our pageflakes page.

New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

eLearning 24-7

18 Mzinga Publisher - Holy macaroni! (No No reason, I just love saying that) Mzinga shows up with a true social learning authoring tool. Twitter widget within product. Initially I wasn’t going to post authoring tool rankings beyond the top ten, until July.

100 eLearning Articles and White Papers

Tony Karrer

Newbie's guide to Twitter | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone 22. 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

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.

E-Learning News

eLearning 24-7

Coming in late June: Mzinga’s newest offering. To Follow me on Twitter: Click Here. 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?

E-Learning 24/7 Latest News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Mzinga - Newest product b4 it hits the streets. Social Media offerings and services – did you know there are over 190 social networking sites (besides Facebook and Twitter)? 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!

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.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Twitter I'm still not sure what my Twitter Status will be. But still have doubts, such as those in Twitter Mass Follow - Nevermind. Mzinga is going a different direction focusing on collaboration and social media capabilities.

eLearning User Groups

eLearning Weekly

It’s an online discussion that happens each Thursday on Twitter. Mzinga. Twitter. 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.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

eLearning 24-7

Micro-blogging – similar to Twitter, again learners in the system can “followers&# other learners, see their micro blog posts, and their friends can respond. Links to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin accounts right in the LMS, so the user signs in, and it is now working in the system. As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches.

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

Janet Clarey

After looking at the Authoring Tool KnowledgeBase I went to my LinkedIn and Twitter network. 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.

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?


I would add that Mzinga is another elearning company on this chart, in addition to Saba. Follow @dawnpoulos on Twitter. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc. Home > Learning Technologies , Social Learning > Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?