LMSs that kick ass - OutStart
JANUARY 23, 2009
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.
LMS Low-Cost Webinars Hosted eCommerce Subscriptions
OCTOBER 13, 2011
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.
M-Learning: Where’s the app for that?
APRIL 10, 2011
Sure, it is for their specific mobile learning platform (and I’m glad they do it), but they have one. 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. iPad/iPad2 – 24 apps, of which 3 are companies with some form of a platform – CellCast, vMobiLearn. As I write on my iPad, thoughts swirl abound.
The Pitfalls and Promises of Mobile Learning
APRIL 3, 2011
Mobile content must be developed in different ways to work on all of these competing mobile platforms. 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.
Hanukkah e-Learning Wish List
NOVEMBER 29, 2009
OutStart Trainer - I am currently using another DHTML editor in which I am not enthralled at all. m-Learning development tool that produces courses compatible with ALL mobile platforms. 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
FEBRUARY 10, 2009
Absorb LMS (Blatant Media e-Learning) Acadia HCS (Acadia HCS) Allen Communication Learning Portal Avilar WebMentor Course-Source (Course-Source Limited) CourseMill LMS (Trivantis) DOTS (WebRaven) ED Training Platform (Strategia) Generation 21 Enterprise InforSource (InfoSource) Inquisiq EX (ICS Learning Group Inc.) 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.
Apple missing the small picture
MAY 19, 2010
What was needed was a cross-platform capability. Apple allows cross-platform media players, whether hyperdocs (c.f. Outstart, Hot Lava, and Hybrid Learning) and media (e.g. What they’re not is cross-platform for interactivity. What I care about is that, by not supporting cross-platform programs that output code for different operating systems (OS), Apple is hurting a significant portion of the market.
Sales Team Portal for Content and Expert Access
OCTOBER 12, 2009
Clearly, they wanted/needed the knowledge-exchange platform to be easy to use. They looked at several different portal options and chose OutStart Participate.
mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware
JANUARY 26, 2010
As with elearning, HTML provides a platform to create content from the simplest of page-turners to a highly interactive learning experience. Level 5: Content and Courseware NOTE: This is part 6 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information.
My "Top Ten List" for Mobile Learning News in 2009
JANUARY 3, 2010
This certainly helped establish a strong market value for platform-based mobile learning solutions and generated market interest/demand for all mlearning vendors. 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. IMO, the price and focus paid by an established LMS platform vendor are significant.