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E-learning Benefits and ROI Comparison of E-learning versus Traditional Training
You’re considering a move from traditional training to e-learning, but you’re not sure if the returns will be significant. In fact, employees are better able to

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Learning Management Suite (LMS)

These are tools for managing, creating, scheduling training or learning in your organization. The terminology varies from vendor to vendor. Learning management systems (LMS) typically help to manage both classroom and on-line learning. They do not normally include content creation or management tools but may in some cases. Some LMSs may manage just classroom or just e-learning rather than both. Some LMSs may also include content authoring and managment and virtual classrooms. Learning content management systems (LCMS) emphasize the management of content for courses/training/learning. In most cases, they include content authoring tools. In some cases, they may also include some of the features of LMSs. Content authoring tools are often provided as part of an LCMS. They may also be stand-alone products. Virtual classrooms (web conferencing tools) normally are separate third party offerings but may be included as part of a suite of tools. Suites of tools include features of at least two or more of the above categories. While some companies offer just LMS or LCMS systems others offer suites of products, which provide all or most of the features of the other tools. Suites combine several capabilities of learning management--usually two or more of the following: learning management, classroom training management, e-learning management, custom content creation, learning content management, learning object repositories, or virtual classrooms.  

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Top Three Learning Management Trends for 2011


Learning management is a growing market in certain geographical areas and within specific industries. The availability of mobile and collaborative learning devices and tools, as well as the wider adoption of Web 2.0 technologies, is opening up a whole new world of opportunities for people to learn. Read this article on user interest in learning management systems and learn about three learning management trends for 2011.

comparison learning  research or do a comparison of the different learning management systems available on the market, use TEC Advisor’s Express Comparison . See what LMS vendors are offering and gain further insight into how learning management can help your company’s future growth. Read More

Comparison of ERP and CRM Markets' Life cycle Snapshots


Today's enterprise applications are required as a matter of course to address more than the processes taking place within the walls of an enterprise. Almost all traditional ERP vendors (small and big alike) had to experience a wake-up call and have long been trying to expand their product offering in tune with the ever-changing trends and requirements of the new collaborative economy. The need for providing a full, comprehensive CRM suite rather than an individual solution or a bundle of point solutions for each distinct CRM area remains firm, and will urge further market consolidation.

comparison learning  of ERP and CRM Markets' Life cycle Snapshots Introduction The overall customer relationship management (CRM) market remains the land of opportunity but with many treacherous patches of quicksand for those who are uncertain about their footprint breadth in the field of either install base and product scope. It has been a no brainer the fact that the 2000s have been adverse years in the entire enterprise applications market. Following the whopping growth rates of the late 1990s, and the spending Read More

Learning Management Suite (LMS)


These are tools for managing, creating, scheduling training or learning in your organization. The terminology varies from vendor to vendor. Learning management systems (LMS) typically help to manage both classroom and on-line learning. They do not normally include content creation or management tools but may in some cases. Some LMSs may manage just classroom or just e-learning rather than both. Some LMSs may also include content authoring and managment and virtual classrooms. Learning content management systems (LCMS) emphasize the management of content for courses/training/learning. In most cases, they include content authoring tools. In some cases, they may also include some of the features of LMSs. Content authoring tools are often provided as part of an LCMS. They may also be stand-alone products. Virtual classrooms (web conferencing tools) normally are separate third party offerings but may be included as part of a suite of tools. Suites of tools include features of at least two or more of the above categories. While some companies offer just LMS or LCMS systems others offer suites of products, which provide all or most of the features of the other tools. Suites combine several capabilities of learning management--usually two or more of the following: learning management, classroom training management, e-learning management, custom content creation, learning content management, learning object repositories, or virtual classrooms.

comparison learning  Management Suite (LMS) These are tools for managing, creating, scheduling training or learning in your organization. The terminology varies from vendor to vendor. Learning management systems (LMS) typically help to manage both classroom and on-line learning. They do not normally include content creation or management tools but may in some cases. Some LMSs may manage just classroom or just e-learning rather than both. Some LMSs may also include content authoring and managment and virtual Read More

Learning Management Systems (LMS) Showdown: Saba vs. Sumtotal


I’m Larry Blitz, editor of TEC’s Vendor Showdown series. Today’s Showdown pits two major learning management system vendors against each other, head-to-head: Saba Software and SumTotal Systems. I hope you find this LMS Showdown helpful and informative. I welcome all your comments and questions at showdown@technologyevaluation.com.

comparison learning  you do a quick comparison using TEC's LMS Evaluation Center . TEC's LMS Evaluation Center allows you to set priorities that reflect your organization's business model and special needs at every level of functionality. At the modular and submodular levels—even down to the individual criteria—you can tell the system which business processes are critical, less important, or not important to your organization. The system then compares your priorities against the vendor responses to produce a shortlist of Read More

TEC Helps Companies Compare, Select, and Evaluate Learning Management and E-learning Software


Enterprise software analyst firm Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) recently launched its Learning Management Evaluation Center to help project managers, consultants, and decision makers compare the most qualified learning management and e-learning systems based on their own, unique priorities.

comparison learning  engage in an on-line comparison of the leading solutions under consideration, in order to save time, money, and staffing resources during the selection process. There are hundreds of software tools available on the market to help you deliver e-learning and manage the learning process. They include learning management systems (LMS), learning content management systems (LCMS), course authoring tools, virtual classrooms (web conferencing), and off-the-shelf courseware. Choosing appropriate software for your Read More

Calculating the ROI of Your Learning Management System


Managers of learning and talent already know a learning management system (LMS) can help companies cut costs or improve profits. But how do you show that return on investment (ROI) to others? Learn more about the benefits, as well as how to assess the ways an LMS can positively effect your business and to calculate an LMS’s real cost of ownership, whether as a software-as-a-service solution or a traditional purchase model.

comparison learning  the ROI of Your Learning Management System Managers of learning and talent already know a learning management system (LMS) can help companies cut costs or improve profits. But how do you show that return on investment (ROI) to others? Learn more about the benefits, as well as how to assess the ways an LMS can positively effect your business and to calculate an LMS’s real cost of ownership, whether as a software-as-a-service solution or a traditional purchase model. Read More

The Art of Learning


There was a time when school was the place for learning. Thirty-five years ago—when I was a young girl—children went to schools where the curriculum included such basic subjects as mathematics, reading, writing, and music and the forums available to us consisted of text books, encyclopedias, and newspapers. The global introduction to the personal computer (PC)—as early as the mid 1980’s—gave us

comparison learning  Art of Learning There was a time when school was the place for learning. Thirty-five years ago—when I was a young girl—children went to schools where the curriculum included such basic subjects as mathematics, reading, writing, and music and the forums available to us consisted of text books, encyclopedias, and newspapers. The global introduction to the personal computer (PC)—as early as the mid 1980’s—gave us a whole new way of learning. Educational study suddenly stretched far beyond the Read More

Enabling Employees Through Sustained Learning


Enterprises that recognize the strategic advantage of comprehensive training and enablement can meet business goals faster and easier by empowering their employees with the sustained knowledge and understanding required to meet these goals. Read this white paper to learn the advantages of well-planned learning programs, steps to successful workforce training strategies, and the importance of mixing formal and informal learning to drive your company's productivity and efficiency.

comparison learning  Employees Through Sustained Learning Enterprises that recognize the strategic advantage of comprehensive training and enablement can meet business goals faster and easier by empowering their employees with the sustained knowledge and understanding required to meet these goals. Read this white paper to learn the advantages of well-planned learning programs, steps to successful workforce training strategies, and the importance of mixing formal and informal learning to drive your company's Read More

7 Key Learning Indicators Your CEO Really Needs to Know


In the past, training was seen as a preventive action or default activity. Then learning came into the forefront as a proactive initiative that was more strongly linked to enhancing performance. This radical change from training to learning has created a new awareness of measurement that chief executive officers (CEO) need to take note of. Discover the 7 key learning indicators that can get you started on the right path.

comparison learning  Key Learning Indicators Your CEO Really Needs to Know In the past, training was seen as a preventive action or default activity. Then learning came into the forefront as a proactive initiative that was more strongly linked to enhancing performance. This radical change from training to learning has created a new awareness of measurement that chief executive officers (CEO) need to take note of. Discover the 7 key learning indicators that can get you started on the right path. Read More

Enterprise On-Demand CRM Comparison Guide


This guide provides a feature list comparison of 12 on-demand CRM products for businesses.

comparison learning  On-Demand CRM Comparison Guide This guide provides a feature list comparison of 12 on-demand CRM products for businesses. Read More

Top Learning Trends for 2012


This learning management white paper outlines the top 2012 trends in today’s learning management space and why they’re relevant.

comparison learning  Learning Trends for 2012 This learning management white paper outlines the top 2012 trends in today’s learning management space and why they’re relevant. Read More

Informal Learning - What’s With the Hype?


Informal learning constitutes a hot topic these days. Informal learning can be seen as a process of knowledge acquisition that does not follow any one structured learning methodology. Some of the established informal learning structures are: observation, questioning, testing theoretical knowledge in real life contexts, and studying materials that fall outside mandatory learning commitments

comparison learning  Learning - What’s With the Hype? Informal learning constitutes a hot topic these days. Informal learning can be seen as a process of knowledge acquisition that does not follow any one structured learning methodology. Some of the established informal learning structures are: observation, questioning, testing theoretical knowledge in real life contexts, and studying materials that fall outside mandatory learning commitments. Experimental informal learning structures include: social learning, Read More

Talent-based Learning: Goodbye to the Stand-alone LMS


Understanding the effectiveness of learning programs on workforce performance and the organization as a whole is what drives continuous improvement. This white paper describes how talent-based learning provides a framework to track the effectiveness of learning management across an organization and integrate those findings to improve workforce performance and productivity.

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