Wikis for Improving Productivity

Experiencing eLearning

Significant increases in productivity with a wiki. We use the wiki for our team, but I wonder what we can do to be more effective with it, as well as how we can help other departments in the company. Use templates on the wiki to make it easier to structure pages so people can be familiar with it. Document Repository: Use wiki to hold templates and documents. Getting People to Use the Wiki. No information about clients like SSN stored on the wiki.

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Question: Tracking CBTs

Experiencing eLearning

My experience has mostly been in higher ed, so I’ve always needed to do grading or more tracking than what this reader needs: I am the sole person involved with e-Learning in my branch, and I am mostly limited to using freeware. Â My client wants two things that I am stuck on: 1) good server software for posting CBTs and then having basic tracking of student usage. Â The ideal vendor solution might be the Adobe Connect training module.

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Major CMS Vendor Adds LMS/SCORM Capabilities

Tony Karrer

and the possibility that we could soon be seeing something that looks more like a Wiki+Tracking capability, I just saw the news: Vignette Provides Online, On-Demand Training For Customers. They've added tracking and SCORM to their CMS solution. Relevant to the recent discussions around Do You WANT an LMS? Does a Learner WANT an LMS?

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5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. Qualcomm acquired GestureTek, which uses ultrasound sensors to track movement via a microphone, rather than a camera. Expect a few commercial vendors to jump into the augmented reality space for e-learning.

September E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

No surprise that some vendors are also waiting to see what happens. M-Learning with a native app – slowly trucking along, but I am hearing quite a few vendors who are either in development or getting going in 2014. – Forget adding wikis or a profile page or some other nonsense that has been around for a few years, the one item that is a must for any holiday are learning communities. Screen capturing/recording with various audio/video tracks.

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. Extended Enterprise - Vendors are expanding into the wholesaler/reseller/affiliates/sales agent sector with their solutions. The note of interest is that it is occurring with all size of vendors, albeit the charge is being led by mid size vendors. Not all of the big dog vendors have entered this space, despite it being a huge revenue opportunity. and European vendors interestingly enough, do not follow suit.


Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free the Learners -- Free the LMS

Learning Visions

Monday, March 12, 2007 Free the Learners -- Free the LMS Jay Cross in Free the learners talks about his afternoon omelette and anarchy and then goes on: People ask how to track informal learning in their LMS; my response is don’t. Im wondering if people actually use all that data that does get tracked now for formal learning. What if we got really crazy and didnt track much of formal learning either? In What to track?

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Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

eLearning 24-7

As part of the holidays, these vendors have joined together with E-Learning 24/7 and present (no pun intended) a holiday giveaway. The Vendors (alphabetical order, followed by giveaway). Link to web site is located within the vendor’s name. Includes up to 500 free user licenses, reporting and tracking, keyword search for just-in-time training, and personalized Certificates of Completion.) In one case, the vendor will be mailing the prize to you.

Product Review: GeoLearning GeoMaestro

eLearning 24-7

It is truly amazing on how vendors seem to think lots of stuff on the page, is the way to go and navigation is just a requirement. Secondly, a typically very common is the integration to the back end of the LMS – reports, tracking, etc. Why vendors still think this is not needed or used, makes no sense. This is only an add on option, so if you have another vendor you use, you can without having to purchase the Lectora option.

Social Learning, Social Media – Brothers in Arms

eLearning 24-7

Is it me or does it seem that most vendors in the LMS/LCMS market still believe that with some smoke and mirrors, you won’t realize that social media actually must be integrated into social learning for it to exist? After all, many have a blog, wiki, rss feed, a Facebook like page, with profile, inc. for you is blogs and wikis, then that is people to people.

How to select an e-Learning authoring tool

Challenge to Learn

If you have a website, intranet or wiki, you can host your courses there. Tracking and tracing can be an issue here tough. Your tool needs to support the XAPI standard in order to allow you to track the results in that case.

5 Tips For Managing Effective Blended Learning Through An LMS

Upside Learning

Through the LMS’s collaborative capabilities such as discussion boards, forums, wikis, blogs and chat, learners can continue to share relevant ideas and materials, and continue to learn from each other.

What is Blended Learning, and Why is it Important?

ej4 eLearning

Once one understands what blended learning really is, it becomes a lot easier to see its benefits, and to recognize vendors that are actually offering true value, as opposed to a buzzword. Adding technology solutions, like an online wiki or content library, allows learners to access just the information they need. Modern Learning Management Systems can track employee use and skill development. Tracking. Most trainers and teachers have heard of blended learning.

Open-Source Learning: How Moodle Makes Learning Accessible & Adaptable

eThink Education

With more options on supporting a Moodle environment, consumers can avoid being “vendor-locked” into an unhappy relationship with a vendor who doesn’t provide the level of service you need or desire. But true Moodle at its most basic function supports and tracks learning of all types.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Wiki Platform Using Web 2.0 tools to create a new hire experience Built using the Confluence Enterprise Wiki platform Brandon said they were “corrupting the real idea of a wiki&#. In a true wiki, anyone can get on and change content.

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Top LMS features that increase employee productivity


Progress tracking. There’s no better way to be counter-productive than going in the wrong direction for a long period of time, with no one to show you the right track. The purpose of every company is to get a profit.

The Future of E-Learning – Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

As a result, expect to see some vendors offer deeper analytics – than what exists currently. Based on the market and talking to quite a few vendors, everyone of them either had it in place or had it on their roadmap for 2014. And there are plenty of vendors who are listening.

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10 LMS features that you should in an eLearning platform


According to Wikipedia, a learning management system (LMS) is software that administers, documents, tracks, reports, and delivers learning materials, agendas, or educational programs. An educational institute will hope to get a blended learning capability with features such as attendance tracking, certificate generation, and learning assessment. If not, just skip and look at some other vendor. Training managers to track the course progress. What is LMS software?

The Building Blocks of Technology-Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

Your particular implementation depends on a variety of factors, including: Whether you’re developing the training in-house or purchasing it from a third-party vendor. Wikis. The main benefit of using an LMS is the ability to track learner progress and performance.

Top 5 LMSs for 2017

eLearning 24-7

The vendors who are not necessarily on the top of everyone’s tongues. Yet, a lot of vendors do not. I also look at where the system has been (related to features), where it is going, and it’s track record. Most vendors have an audit trail. The most interesting tidbit is that there are vendors who know their support is awful, yet continue to do nothing to resolve it, except put a band-aid on it. . A blog, profile, wiki won’t do it.

Top 5 LMSs for 2017

eLearning 24-7

The vendors who are not necessarily on the top of everyone’s tongues. Yet, a lot of vendors do not. I also look at where the system has been (related to features), where it is going, and it’s track record. Most vendors have an audit trail. The most interesting tidbit is that there are vendors who know their support is awful, yet continue to do nothing to resolve it, except put a band-aid on it. . A blog, profile, wiki won’t do it.

10 Must-Have Features to Look For in an LMS

CommLab India

Your LMS can have features like, discussion boards, file sharing and virtual chats, blog and wikis to enable learners to collaborate and share ideas. Train Customers and Vendors. Usually, security is the biggest concern when access to the LMS is given to your customers and vendors.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

Many LMS vendors provide portlets, gadgets or widgets that allow for access of learning content (most often meaning courses and courseware) through the corporate portal. the general conclusion was that the LMS was really about housing finished course materials that need close tracking. Many LMS vendors provide this capability. For web pages, wiki pages, PDFs, Word Docs and other standard content that's easy. Other vendors are looking at taking things a different way.

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RIP Old LMS… Say Hello to the Next-Gen LMS


Many of these experiences arise because the market is crowde d with LMS vendors who are incapable of meeting the dynamic business needs of an organization. As a result, the LMS allows the learners to undergo training via social media like Facebook, Twitter, Wikis, etc.,

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Online test making software buyers guide


Tracking and analyzing results and reports online. You should always opt for an integrated test making software that helps you solve all your tasks related to creating, delivering & grading assessments as well as tracking, managing and providing feedback to learners.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Off-the-Shelf Content: Help!

Learning Visions

Say, if youre purchasing a course library from SkillSoft or some other vendor: If a client has their own LMS, do they purchase the courses outright and host them on their own servers? If so, is the vendor able to track usage or do they just sell the content for a flat fee based on LMS seat size? Or do clients purchase courses that can be launched through their LMS, but that are hosted by the off-the-shelf vendor?

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Moving from One to Many - LMS Products are Two Generations Behind

Tony Karrer

In fact, there may be some big opportunity for more nimble players on the low end based on simple publishing (think Wiki) and simple tracking and bundles of other simple kinds of solutions to make significant in-roads. Especially if large LMS vendors take Bob's advice and become even bigger and more bloated and are really, really hard to implement (which is his very first complaint

The Top 10 Most Used Online Employee Training Tools: Part 2


In smaller organizations, where fewer people are responsible for all aspects of the training program, including budgeting, Excel can help you track down training-related expenses, course effectiveness (e.g.

What's on Your Social Wish List?

CLO Magazine

Several social network suite vendors have offered us incredibly deep discounts if we make up our minds in the next two days. Wikis: To write collaboratively, eliminating multiple versions of documents and email, keeping information out in the open, eliminating unnecessary email, and sharing responsibility for updates and error correction. Bookmarks: To facilitate searching for links to information, discovering what sources other people are following and tracking down experts.

Your social wishlist

Jay Cross

Several vendors of social network suites have offered us incredibly deep discounts if we make up our minds in the next two days. Bookmarks – to facilitate searching for links to information, discovering what sources other people are following, tracking down experts.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Content & Version Control

Learning Visions

She raised the question about e-Learning content and how well companies keep track of content updates. As an e-Learning vendor, I think its our responsibility to make sure that our clients have thought this through. At my company, we use SVN for version control (at a basic level I know that its a tool that allows you to check files in and out and keeps track of versions, etc.). I suppose most LMS/LCMS keep track of versions on some levels. (Is

Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

And if you are talking Reusable Learning Objects, Courseware Templates, Tracking Mechanisms, Content Management, etc. capabilities, with tracking being done behind the scenes. I somewhat got this wrong as the big LMS vendors seem to now refer to themselves in terms of talent management and workforce productivity rather than innovating around the learning itself. In December 2006, I posted my challenges and predictions for 2007.

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LMSs that kick ass:

Janet Clarey

The early incorporation of weblogs, forums, chat rooms and wikis into the LearnCenter platform was paramount in keeping pace with the informal way Americans are learning. Further, our LearnCenter platform has always had a ability to upload, launch and track audio files, both our clients and our company are currently using our LearnCenter software to launch and track Podcasts.

eLearning User Groups

eLearning Weekly

Most of the well-known LMS vendors have user group meetings and/or conferences, including: Blackboard. blogs, wikis, etc.) Tools like TweetGrid allow you to track keywords related to your niche of learning and technology. 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.

Snake Oil - Revisited | Beyond the Blog

The Learning Circuits

Blame was spread around to everyone - it was the vendors/designers/theorists/customers/our/the technology's fault - depending on who was commenting. We'll be tracking all the activity in the summary box in the sidebar of LCB.

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