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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

distance learning  , e-learning tools , distance learning , advantages of e-learning , define e-learning , e-learning workshops , find e-learning software , e-learning tips , e-learning authoring tool , e-learning web based , custom e-lessons . Background SyberWorks, Inc. ( www.syberworks.com ) is a leader in the custom e-Learning Solutions and Learning Management System industry for Fortune 1000 corporations, higher education, and other industries. Located in Arlington, Massachusetts, the company serves the expanding 11

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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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An Introduction to E-learning and Learning Management Systems (LMS)


Not so long ago (or, back in the early ’90s, when I was a first-year college student) there were two ways to get a post-secondary education: by attending classes at a university or college with hundreds of other coffee-stoked students, or by signing up for what used to be called “distance” learning (or even before that, “by correspondence,” as though courses consisted of a series of letters

distance learning  by the Pony Express). Distance courses still exist, of course, but increasingly, even these programs are undergoing drastic change because of their use of technology. Over the past decade or more, a new style of education has been emerging for traditional in-class college and university programs as well, changing the ways instructors and professors teach and students learn. Humanism—the philosophy originally espoused by universities—has always held that technology could and should be used, along with 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.

distance learning  Management Systems (LMS) Showdown: Saba vs. Sumtotal 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 . The Two Vendors at a Glance … Saba vs. SumTotal Read More

SimplyDigi.com, Inc


SimplyDigi provides a learning management system (LMS) for organizations seeking to capitalize on the strategic and competitive advantages that distance learning has to offer. The online LMS empowers enterprises, organizations, schools, and businesses with the ability to manage and run their own online university or e-learning portal. SimplyDigi offers LMS software, live collaboration software, and online learning solutions that are quickly set up, customizable, and easy to use. SimplyDigi strives to meet the enterprise-wide distance learning needs of its clients, including - work environment, - regulatory requirements they may need to satisfy, - budgetary constraints, - deadlines involved, - instructor involvement, and - the student groups targeted.

distance learning  and competitive advantages that distance learning has to offer. The online LMS empowers enterprises, organizations, schools, and businesses with the ability to manage and run their own online university or e-learning portal. SimplyDigi offers LMS software, live collaboration software, and online learning solutions that are quickly set up, customizable, and easy to use. SimplyDigi strives to meet the enterprise-wide distance learning needs of its clients, including - work environment, - regulatory 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.

distance learning  market products and services. Distance education has become an essential part of formal education from elementary to post-secondary. For example, at the University of Phoenix, over 100,000 students are taking on-line courses. Don McIntosh, a learning management analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers, ( http://www.TechnologyEvaluation.Com/press ) asserts that “Learning management is not just about the technology. It is first and foremost about people and their learning. Technology can facilitate and Read More

E-learning Course Design


This article provides hints for the design of e-learning courses with regard to target audience, navigation, objectives, motivation, media, interactivity, assessment, aesthetics, tool selection, and evaluation.

distance learning  learning Course Design Introduction Imagine your company is embarking on a program to implement e-learning to complement its classroom training program, and you have been recruited to design some of the new courses. This article lays out a list of questions and hints that can serve as a checklist of things you need to consider when designing e-learning courses. Not all of these points apply to every situation. They must be appropriate to the objectives, the learners, and the content. Unfortunately, as Read More

Lumesse Addresses Mobile e-Learning Challenges with CourseBuilder 6M


Talent management provider Lumesse announced the launch of CourseBuilder 6M—the new version of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) e-learning authoring platform, which allows for content creation for mobile devices. The release supports multi-language and multi-device access to content and therefore ensures that learners can switch between devices during the learning process.

distance learning  Addresses Mobile e-Learning Challenges with CourseBuilder 6M Talent management provider Lumesse  announced the launch of CourseBuilder 6M —the new version of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) e-learning authoring platform, which allows for content creation for mobile devices. The release supports multi-language and multi-device access to content and therefore ensures that learners can switch between devices during the learning process. CourseBuilder product manager Sven Ove Sjølyst underlines Read More

Learning in the Cloud: 10 Factors to Consider


Cloud solutions are the “new normal” as organizations opt to deploy more business systems “in the cloud.” For learning professionals, cloud-based solutions provide a wide range of benefits from cost savings to decreased delivery time, to global reach. Before selecting a cloud-based learning provider, you should understand all the benefits and be prepared to ask potential providers critical questions regarding the architecture and management of the service you are considering.

distance learning  in the Cloud: 10 Factors to Consider Cloud solutions are the “new normal” as organizations opt to deploy more business systems “in the cloud.” For learning professionals, cloud-based solutions provide a wide range of benefits from cost savings to decreased delivery time, to global reach. Before selecting a cloud-based learning provider, you should understand all the benefits and be prepared to ask potential providers critical questions regarding the architecture and management of the Read More

Training for the Many… Learning for the One: How Successful Organizations Recognize the Difference and Use Technology to Deliver Both


Winston Churchill once said, “Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” Formal training and informal learning can be combined to create powerful education opportunities for groups and for individuals. Include personalization in the mix and you have a recipe for almost certain success. It sounds straightforward, but is the implementation of such programs as simple as it seems?

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Improving Training Productivity and Implementing Online Learning to Manage Rapid Growth


Having experienced rapid growth, HDFC Standard Life (HDFCSL) needed to scale up learning and development to accommodate the rush of new hires and reach all employees. HDFCSL launched a companywide learning management program based on the SumTotal Learning Management solution that delivers, tracks, and analyzes the progress of blended online and instructor-based training, raising employee participation to 100% within 5 months.

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ToolsGroup Embeds Machine Learning Technology in Demand Forecasting


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Future of MOOCs—Repurposing for Enterprise Learning?


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