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.

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.

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. The tracking capabilities of Hot Lava Mobile enable organizations to know which employees have actually taken the content.

Low Cost LMS - Help Needed

Tony Karrer

We have roughly 500 learners and would use the LMS for mainly tracking and registration of ILT courses, communication (possibly through message boards), and posting of class materials. 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.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

Some other posts in my blog around Learning Management Systems: Learning Management Systems (LMS) Gotchas Tracking Without an LMS LMS Dissatisfaction on the Rise Do You WANT an LMS? OutStart Evolution LMS OutStart 2 8.40 Update, Nov.

And the adventure continues…

eLearning Development

I’ve said before that my needs for an LMS are pretty simple - basic tracking, nothing fancy. Then last week some people who are starting up an internal training program came to me asking what I use to track online courses. 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.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

I agree the technologies to create, deploy and manage HTML5-based mobile web apps will greatly improve in 2012 but I don't feel they will mature to the point they can replace all native apps – at least in most of the primary enterprise use cases for learning that’s managed and tracked.