Training Design Dilemma: SCORM Levels

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The Dilemma “Hey Rob! How’s my training shaping-up?” Mr. Morrison enquired in earnest. Mr. Morrison is one of the future-sighted training managers in an upcoming IT company. He is enthusiastic about e-Learning and is responsible for promoting, designing, and implementing the e-Learning initiative for his organization. “Very well Mr. Morrison. In fact, we are ahead of schedule. However, I called….

LMS Implementations Across Different Scenarios

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For most organizations, irrespective of their size, learning needs are continuously growing. In such a scenario, a robust Learning Management System (LMS) is an easy-sell! While that’s the easy part, implementing an LMS takes a lot of planning and careful execution. Client needs and expectations out of an LMS are different as there are various factors involved in a successful….

Cloud Computing & How It Impacts e-Learning

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Internet has had a profound impact on the way we interact and work. It started of as a medium to exchange information between computers. With increasing network speeds and wider penetration of Internet, software providers started moving their applications to the Web, and started offering their software’s as a service (SaaS). Organizations or individuals could now use enterprise level software’s….

Total Cost of Ownership for Learning Management System

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Mostly when one budgets for a learning management system (LMS), major emphasis is only given on LMS license cost and annual maintenance cost. However, there are many other factors, such as system software’s, server hardware, and other operating expenses etc that can have a huge impact on your total cost of ownership. Given below is table for calculating TCO for….

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

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Oh! You love Microsoft! – this is what a client’s IT Manager commented after looking at technology requirements sheet of our Wizdom LMS in a presentation last week (It’s built on .Net, and uses Windows Server, IIS, & MS SQL/Oracle as back-end platform). The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. Now, this was not….

Biggest Challenge in e-Learning Implementation Not Technology, But Change Management

Starting this month, we bring a new Knowledge Sharing Series to our blog, where we will be interacting with industry experts, and e-learning practitioners. Our first guest is Mr. Kartik Swaminathan, AVP-HR Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. Kartik has been instrumental in large scale LMS deployments and brings with him a wealth of experience when talking about e-learning. The essence of our….

SCORM for Newbies

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I get these questions a lot from people who are just getting into elearning – What is SCORM? What is the advantage of having SCORM compliance? What are the challenges I can face? Should I be hands-on with SCORM? So here is some help. What is SCORM? SCORM (Shareable Content Object Reference Model) is a standard defined by ADL which….

LMS – SaaS Vs Owned

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Software as a Service (SaaS) has fast emerged as a huge value proposition for people using software. Not only does it drastically cut down upfront capital expenditure for customers, it also takes away lot of headache related to maintaining the software and hardware resources. We at G-Cube are experiencing a definite shift from ‘owned’ software to SaaS model first hand….

Buying a LMS? – Few Things That a Salesperson Won’t Tell You

With growing realization of benefits of e-learning more and more organizations are moving towards adopting e-learning. One of the first steps in this journey is to acquire a Learning Management System, which can turn out to be quite a daunting task if done without proper research or guidance. What all features do I need? Have I missed asking some important….

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