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Learning Management (LMS)

Are You Getting Fleeced By Your LMS Vendor?

September 9, 2014

If you’ve been reading our blog (thank you), you know that cloud LMSs have changed the learning platform game.  They were born at the start of this decade, and are designed from the ground up to support mobile, social and gamification [...learn more...]

Skillsoft Acquires SumTotal: Crazy or Genius?

August 26, 2014

I love acquisitions.  They shake things up and restack the competitive deck giving new competitors a chance.  In only a few short days, my reaction to Skillsoft acquiring SumTotal Systems has shifted from “Wow!” to “Hmmm” to “Eureka” [...learn more...]

A Cloud LMS By Any Other Name

August 15, 2014

“It is nor Social, nor Mobile Nor NextGen, nor Gamified, Nor any other LMS Belonging to the Cloud. O, be some other name! What’s in a name? That which we call a Cloud LMS By any other name would be so sweet? “ That’s some [...learn more...]

Top 10 Association LMS Case Studies

July 23, 2014

Associations, trade organizations, unions, non-profit groups and other member organizations have been adopting learning technology at an accelerated pace over the last few years.  Foundation to their mission, these organizations provide social [...learn more...]

The Hidden Cost of Qualifying LMS Vendors

July 14, 2014

Last week, I relearned the same costly and time-consuming lesson I’ve learned many times before.  It looked like a leaky pipe.  Simple enough.  But instead of calling a plumber to repair the problem, I changed into my DIY hero suit, [...learn more...]

10 Reasons Not to Buy a Talent Suite LMS

July 3, 2014

A few years ago the acquisition frenzy hit and transformed the learning management industry into the talent management industry or so we thought… In case you had a life and were not paying attention, here was the blow-by-blow action as I [...learn more...]

LMS Review: Growth Engineering Academy LMS

June 13, 2014

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory One, if by land, and two, if by sea… World, get ready for the next British invasion- here comes Growth Engineering,  their Academy LMS and their plucky view of learning management.  This [...learn more...]

Tin Can Update – Looking Rusty

June 9, 2014

Hello? Hello?  Is anybody out there using Tin Can? I’ve been holding this rusty Tin Can for over a year and starting to feel a little silly that I might have been taken in by the hype.  In our Top 12 ASTD 2014 Take-A-Ways post last month, [...learn more...]

LMS Review: Absorb LMS

May 21, 2014

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory Blatant Media Corporation started making the Absorb LMS in 2003 and now has more than 700 global clients.  Along the way the company shifted its corporate identity to align with its flagship product.  Absorb [...learn more...]

Social Learning – How Social is Your LMS?

May 16, 2014

Social learning – hype or reality?  If you lined up the 100 greatest minds in our industry, you would get 50 opinions on either side of the argument.  You know what they say about opinions… So, what is social learning?  Social learning [...learn more...]

LMS Review: Saba LMS – Learning@Work

May 2, 2014

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory Saba has been in extended enterprise solutions since the beginning of the LMS industry.  I saw my first Saba presentation 15 years ago when they presented to us at Wilson Learning on how we could support our [...learn more...]

LMS Review: Mindflash LMS

April 23, 2014

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory It is fun doing these LMS reviews.  Sometimes I find exactly what I expect.  Other times, I end up in a very different place. Mindflash is a case of the latter.   I wasn’t sure I wanted to do this [...learn more...]

LMS Review: TOPYX LMS by Interactyx

April 15, 2014

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory What is a social LMS you may ask?  In the case of TOPYX, it’s a modern, cloud-based LMS with deep, user-friendly integrated social collaboration features — included in the base price.  TOPYX is an [...learn more...]
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