Outstart’s ForceTen: Tips on using the e-learning authoring tool

Bottom-Line Performance

What is “Outstart’s ForceTen?&#. Outstart is a company who bought out Eedo the company who originally owned ForceTen which is an LCMS (Learning Content Management System) authoring tool. Tags: LMS/LCMS Uncategorized content development Eedo ForceTen LCMS Outstart Got it?

Merger - OutStart & Hot Lava (Mobile Learning)

eLearning Cyclops

OutStart has announced a merger with Hot Lava software. OutStart produces an LCMS and development tools (including TrainerSoft, which was renamed OutStart Trainer). OutStart will make use of Hot Lava’s patent-pending technology to develop, deliver and track mobile content for everything from product training to assessments, surveys, job aids and checklists. It will be interesting to see where this goes. There are many challenges to m-learning.

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Kenexa Acquires Outstart: Getting Serious about the Corporate Learning Market

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

This week Kenexa , one of the largest and most successful HR and talent acquisition consulting companies, announced the acquisition of Outstart, a pioneering company in the market for e-learning tools, learning management, collaboration, and mobile learning solutions. HR Systems Learning Programs LMS, LCMS kenexa learning lms outstart peoplefluent Saba sumtotal systems taleo training

LMSs that kick ass - OutStart

Janet Clarey

This week’s featured system is OutStart. 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. OutStart acquired Participate Systems in November, 2005 and since then they’ve enhanced the system extensively and integrated it with their other learning solutions.

Kenexa Agrees To Acquire OutStart by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Acquisition will address growing market demand for social learning, mobile learning, learning content management, and the integration of learning management and talent management. Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies

The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

In the last 90 days we have seen SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors , followed by Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo , and then the smaller Kenexa acquisition of Outstart and PeopleFluent acquisition of Strategia. HR Systems LMS, LCMS bigdata Halogen Software kenexa linkedin Oracle outstart peoplefluent Saba SAP Silkroad strategia successfactors taleo workdayThe talent management systems market has been under quite a bit of stress lately.

Learning Content Management: A Real Solution for 2008

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Content Development Enterprise Learning Informal Learning LMS, LCMS content e-learning eedo elearning giunti labs lcms learning on-demand outstart xylemeFor many years the corporate learning market has struggled with the issue of content management.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating

Learning Visions

5-minute interviews with Articulate , Atlantic Link , Composica , Experience Builders , Mohive , Outstart , Raptivity , ReadyGo. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 16, 2007 Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating Check out the Engage presentation done by the folks over at Kineo: Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating.

Free Hot Lava Software

eLearning Cyclops

Hot Lava, which was recently acquired by OutStart, is now offering a free version of their m-learning development tool. My guess is that OutStart will be making significant improvements to the software, so why not offer the current version free as a teaser. It is accessible at this link, Hot Lava download-registration. Here is also a description of Hot Lava. It is a full version and without any time limitations.

Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions

Learning Visions

Do we need a full-blown authoring tool like Lectora or Outstart if we already have something like Captivate? I'm talking to an in house learning team as they work on developing a strategy around eLearning -- including authoring tools and LMS selection. They've posed some questions to me that I was hoping to get your input on -- wisdom of the crowd and all that: What should we look out for when selecting a tool to do simulation development or quizzing/evaluation?

Intro to Hot Lava Mobile - Free Webinar

Take an e-Learning Break

Friday, July 23, 2010 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT If you’re thinking about developing media-rich, trackable and secure mlearning, mobile surveys, polls, or mobile performance support, attend this Webinar to learn about the features and capabilities of OutStart's Hot Lava Mobile.

eLearning Development News » Elicitus Content Publisher Review

eLearning Development

LMS Low-Cost Webinars Hosted eCommerce Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

I was talking with a startup that has an existing audience and now want to provide a monthly subscription for access to training to this audience. They will only convert a portion of the audience to the new service. The learners will get access to webinars, recorded webinars, videos, and other online content that they will author separately.

My e-Learning Toolbox

eLearning Cyclops

ToolBook authoring tool - this is the DHTML authoring tool used at my company, but prior to this I used TrainerSoft (now Outstart Trainer), which is my preference. Every so often I see my fellow bloggers posting lists of what they have in their e-learning toolbox. These posts are always interesting and helpful. It is a glimpse not just into their development tool preferences, but it also provides some reflection into the approaches they take in creating courses.

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Hanukkah e-Learning Wish List

eLearning Cyclops

OutStart Trainer - I am currently using another DHTML editor in which I am not enthralled at all. My kids are making their wish list for Hanukkah, which inspired me to make my own. I do not necessarily expect to receive any of these things, but if Hanukkah Harry reads this blog, which he may, their is a chance he will grant at least a few. Adobe CS4 eLearning Suite - I am still working with CS3.

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Low Cost LMS - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry about the need for a low cost LMS solution and I've not had time to help this person with answers. I'm hoping folks can chime in with suggestions and resources. I'll try to aggregate them together. Situation description: I have talked to several vendors and have received quotes at the 6-8k (per year) range for the licensing.

Mobile Authoring Tools: Hot Lava Mobile

The eLearning Coach

MICHAEL: It’s been available through OutStart since we acquired Hot Lava Software in June 2009. OutStart provides applications specifically for BlackBerry, iPhone, iTouch, iPad and Android devices (with others on the way). In an ongoing exploration of how to design and develop for mobile learning, I plan to examine many of the products and design paradigms in the mLearning space.

May's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

There are already great cloud tools out there, but I think we will see more e-learning development tools at the level of Flash, Captivate, Articulate, OutStart Trainer, etc. Learning Circuits' Big Question for May is "So what can, should, or will, we offer the digital generation by 2015?" Five years is not very far into future, but in terms of technology things can change immensely in that amount of time. Just think of how learning technology has changed in the past five years.

eLearning Startups - New Wave Coming

Tony Karrer

When you look back at 2000-2002, companies getting VC funding were folks like Outstart, Hyperwave, Infocast, Element K, Pathlore, Vuepoint, Knowledge Impact. I'm not sure if other people are seeing this, but based on a bunch of conversations and calls, it appears that there is a wave of new startups being created right now and the trend is accelerating. Because of my background working with leading startups, e.g., eHarmony, MyShape, LoanToolbox, etc.,

My Top 10 e-Learning Tools

eLearning Cyclops

DHTML authoring tool - My preference is OutStart Trainer (TrainerSoft). Jane Hart is gathering top ten lists for e-learning tools. Thus far, 203 people in the e-learning field have submitted their list. I have posted my e-learning toolkit in the past, but not what I necessarily consider my "top e-learning tools." So, here are my top 10 e-learning tools. They are not stand alone e-learning tools, but together allow me the ability to create effective e-learning courses.

Apple missing the small picture

Clark Quinn

Outstart, Hot Lava, and Hybrid Learning) and media (e.g. I’ve previously discussed the fight between Apple and Adobe about Flash (e.g. here ), but I had a realization that I think is important. What I was talking about before was the potential to create a market place beyond text, graphics, and media, and to start capitalizing on learning interactivity. What was needed was a cross-platform capability. Which Apple is blocking, for interactivity.

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School of the Ether

Clark Quinn

In the course of interviews for the mobile book, Bob Sanregret of Hot Lava (now part of Outstart ) mentioned some work they were involved in preloading safe sex information on mobile phones for sale. Many years ago, Australia reached their farflung learners via the School of the Air. While they’ve now moved to internet technologies,this post on the mobile talks at the eLearning Africa conference reactivated and extended some thoughts.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

OutStart Learn.com Blackboard, Inc. I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. Unfortunately, my blog is not wide enough for these images, so click on the image to go to a page with the full size image.

Performance - Collaboration - Social Network Analysis - eLearning Hot List

Tony Karrer

eLearning Learning Hot List June 1, 2009 to June 12, 2009 Top Posts The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

OutStart Evolution LMS OutStart 2 8.40 Update, Nov.

Introducing New Technology: From Promise to Reality

Allison Rossett

Last year, speaking to a conference of aviation trainers, John Alonso, CTO, OutStart , observed that ninety percent of mobile learning pilot projects he is aware of have failed. Meet Jeff Loube. My guest blogger is Jeff Loube. Jeff describes himself as a practitioner who has completed analysis and design projects such as basic, multi-engine and rotary wing pilot training, maintenance training systems, and maintenance training simulator design, prototyping and development.

Introducing New Technology: From Promise to Reality

Allison Rossett

Last year, speaking to a conference of aviation trainers, John Alonso, CTO, OutStart , observed that ninety percent of mobile learning pilot projects he is aware of have failed. Tweet Meet Jeff Loube. My guest blogger is Jeff Loube. Jeff describes himself as a practitioner who has completed analysis and design projects such as basic, multi-engine and rotary wing pilot training, maintenance training systems, and maintenance training simulator design, prototyping and development.

Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

e-Learning web-based training (WBT) development tool : This will most likely be your "go to" tool for developing asynchronous online courses and/or assessments (OutStart Trainer, Articulate, ToolBook, etc., June's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits blog is regarding tools one should ".learn learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015." So you know my perspective, since my start in e-learning I have always been both a designer and developer.

Pricing for Up and Coming LMS Providers

eLearning 24-7

Outstart Training Edge : Did not provide pricing. I know what you are thinking, those providers he mentioned must be expensive, but guess what.they aren’t. I want to stress that I selected these vendors as up and coming, not based on any revenue cycle nor any compensation from them. I AM NOT RECEIVING ANY COMPENSATION FROM THESE VENDORS. All pricing is in USD. Pricing – as provided to me by the vendors (as of 3-30-2010).

And the adventure continues…

eLearning Development

I was scheduled to attend a demo of Outstart’s LMS, but project deadlines got in the way, and my workgroup took a half day off to go wine tasting. My current research project of finding an LMS continues, albeit slowly. I’ve said before that my needs for an LMS are pretty simple - basic tracking, nothing fancy. All the systems I’ve looked at so far do more than I need and charge accordingly.

Sales Team Portal for Content and Expert Access

Tony Karrer

They looked at several different portal options and chose OutStart Participate. Part of the decision was also based on that they had good experience with Outstart products previously and they knew that it would be easier to get approval from IT and information security – which it was. I wanted to share some discussions I've recently had around an interesting project where the company provided the sales team a collaboration, content distribution and expert access portal.

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LMSs, TMs and HCMs

eLearning 24-7

They purchased Outstart, a LMS. And now a brief announcement: Shocking news! SumTotal is calling their product a Human Capital Management system. Sure, they offer a separate LMS called SumTotal Maestro, but their TM has surprisingly (not really) been morphed into a HCM, will others follow? Oh wait, others were starting the trend. Never mind, now back to our regular scheduled blog. The Taleo Spin. If you visit the Taleo home page, you will learn the following two items.

The Pitfalls and Promises of Mobile Learning

Breakthrough eLearning

If you are in any way connected with the fields of training, learning and development, or eLearning, you are probably regularly inundated with messages about the wonders of mobile learning. Mobile devices, such as smartphones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and tablet computers are becoming ubiquitous and increasingly powerful with respect to their range of functionality.

M-Learning: Where’s the app for that?

eLearning 24-7

Outstart, who purchased Hot Lava, a mobile learning company, and who advertises in large size on their web site about mobile learning, doesn’t have an app. As I write on my iPad, thoughts swirl abound. With all these vendors talking about their solution and its capabilities on mobile devices, it should be easy to find an app for that. Regardless if the vendor is m-learning specific, content authoring tool, LMS, web conferencing or a hybrid. It shouldn’t matter.

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mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

mLearning Trends

Hot Lava Mobile ® from OutStart or ToolBook from SumTotal), great care must be taken to optimize all content to reduce file size, thus reducing the time and expense needed to deploy these modules. Level 5: Content and Courseware NOTE: This is part 6 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information.