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.

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

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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.

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

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).

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.

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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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.

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.

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?

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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.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Jeff Whitney, Outstart (Interview, strategy). Here are slides from the presentation I did yesterday. The session was hosted by SumTotal Systems. SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). View more presentations from Janet Clarey. Some notes: Polls: Most attending work in L&D with some HR, IT, and learning services providers. Most attending work in organization with 2000+ ee’s but several were SMBs (under 2K ee’s for this presentation).

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

OutStart Evolution LMS OutStart 2 8.40 Update, Nov.

Intro to Hot Lava Mobile - Free Webinar

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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.

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.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

IBM consumed Kenexa right after they had acquired LCMS vendor Outstart who had previously bought Hot Lava for their mobile learning offering – a food chain process that will be repeated time and again.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

My "Top Ten List" for Mobile Learning News in 2009

mLearning Trends

In addition, longtime mobile learning tool provider Hot Lava Software was purchased by LCMS platform provider Outstart and interest in their combined offerings was well received. I was recently asked by one of our strategic partners to offer my "Top Ten List" of the most significant events (e.g., new stories, technical advances, market trends) that shaped the "mlearning marketplace" in 2009.