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January 12, 2015 | Sponsored

Can SharePoint As An LMS Really Work?

SharePoint is touted as Microsoft’s fastest growing software and the grand poobah of content management and collaboration. So, why not save money and train more efficiently with already existing technology investments? This article will explain the areas SharePoint excels at as an LMS as well as key functionality pieces that need customization or support from a separate LMS.
by Amber Johnson
November 18, 2014

SCORM and Tin Can API: The difference between DVDs and Netflix

The language used in learning management systems fundamentally changes the way we measure, track, analyze and understand learning in the modern workspace. Between SCORM and the Tin Can API, currently known as the Experience API, we're looking at two similar languages that perform tasks very differently. Think about the way Netflix not only changed the way people watch movies, but how the company keeps track of how we watch movies. Based on the choices we make, the streaming video service can provide suggestions based on our viewing histories, potentially giving us the most relevant entertainment options. Gone are the days when we had to make a trip to the now defunct Blockbuster - or a similar rental location - where we chose what to watch based on availability and a number of outside influences, as well as personal taste. In all of your experiences visiting a video store, when do you remember getting a recommendation from a store clerk that matched your preferences, wants or needs? The Sharable Content Object Reference Model is the foundation for how learning management systems have worked for the past 15 years, but the Tin Can API is the logical progression from this point.
by Melanie Moffett
November 4, 2014 | Sponsored

Experience API Explained: 5 Frequently Asked Questions

Learning professionals are abuzz with excitement about the Experience API (xAPI). If you’re just getting started with xAPI, this article is a basic primer and provides answers to 5 frequently asked questions. Read on to learn more about what xAPI can (and can’t) do for your organization.
by Sandi Lin
August 28, 2014

An Introduction To Tin Can API

If you've been moving around the eLearning space lately you've probably seen reference to the Tin Can API, usually within the context mobile learning. I didn't really know what it was or why it might be valuable to an organization, so I decided to find out. Here's what I learned. Hopefully this will give some good basic insight into a trend that may become a huge part of eLearning over the next decade.
by Andrew Winner
August 11, 2014

LMS Scalability: What You Need To Know!

Scalability is one of the most sought-after requirements when it comes to selecting a Learning Management System today. In this blog post we will look at this concept and why it’s important to have a system that can adapt to changes in the corporation and corporate training programs.
by Dario De Angelis
August 4, 2014

Reality check - Open Source LMS: a costly affair

A fair number of people who seek out an open source LMS have a major misconception that it is free. Over 60% people want to choose an open source LMS while looking for a solution to manage their learning cycle is because they have no license fee and is supported by a large; very large community. Yes it is an open source and it is free! But dig further and you will find out that free does not mean you have no costs. Dig a little further and you may actually find that you could spend more on your open source LMS than a proprietary LMS. Let us explain how…
by Anand Timothy
August 3, 2014

Traditional vs. Modern Learning Systems

As we consider upgrading our learning systems to meet the needs of our future rock stars, training administrators, business-line managers, and Human Resources departments, it is probably best to forget the definitions of the traditional systems and focus our sights on a modern learning system, regardless of its classification or name. For seasoned learning professionals, this can be a difficult thing to do.
by Monica Kraft
July 29, 2014

Top 10 Reasons Why LMS Implementation Fail

This article talks about the top 10 reasons of “why LMS implementations fail?” If you are planning to implement an LMS or changing over to a new one; it is a must read for you. As any other project, an LMS also needs an effective project management, full ownership and a committed vendor.
by Anand Timothy
June 24, 2014

Muddling Through Moodle

For a company considering an LMS solution, spending $100,000 annually can cause sticker shock. In return, the organization receives an untried delivery channel to host, track, and report on the training content delivered to employees, distribution channels, and customers. Alternatively, many Software as a Service (SAS) LMS solutions have a cost-per-registered user model that seems affordable when you have a limited number of users, but can ramp up to be a very pricey annual expense if you have a large user base.
by Dan Keckan
April 7, 2014

8 Top Benefits of Using a Cloud Based LMS

As eLearning becomes more popular in the employee-training sphere, the benefits of cloud-based Learning Management Systems become prevalent factors for the organizations that want to offer cost-effective and flexible training methods. Jump in for more on the cloud-based LMS benefits.

by Dimitris Kaplanis