Best of Elearning! 2007 Awards

Customer service is a key requirement of e-learning products, according to voters in Elearning! Magazine’s “Best of 2007” Awards. GeoLearning’s Maestro 5.0 software ran away with the competition in the category of “Best On-Demand LMS.” It was far and away the top vote-getter of all category winners in the 2007 competition. The magazine’s readers and professionals from hundreds of organizations nominate and cast ballots via Elearning! Magazine’s Website for the best e-learning solutions providers across 11 product categories. Four categories resulted in ties. Because more than half of all e-learning professionals rely on word of mouth and referrals as a source of product information, this awards program provides a venue for adopters to share what brands and solutions really work for them. —To learn more about the Best of Elearning! Awards, visit the Website www.elearning.b2bmediaco.com
 
BEST LMS
 
Winner: Learn.com LearnCenter
Finalists: Saba Learning Suite, SumTotal Total LMS 7.1
 
What They Say:
 
>> one of the most complete and customizable solutions on the market
>> serves as a “one-stop shop”
>> automates, centralizes and rolls up reporting while measuring employee performance
 
Product Description:
 
The Learn Center platform manages the entire pre-hire to retire lifecycle by creating a cost effective, high quality training, development and measurement environment designed to empower users with visibility into and control of their career planning while providing management with real-time business intelligence. Learning Management, Performance Management, Content Management, Online Authoring, Succession Planning, Collaboration, e- Commerce, Portal Authoring and more are included within one solution, with one interface and one partner – Learn.com.
 
Product Information:
 
www.learn.com/learncenter.asp
 
Contact Info:
Learn.com
14000 Northwest 4th St.
Sunrise, FL 33325
Phone: (888) 544-1023 or (954) 233-4000
Website: www.learn.com
 
BEST ON-DEMAND LMS
 
Winner: GeoLearning Maestro 5.0
Finalists: GeoLearning GeoExpress, Moodle
 
What They Say:
 
>> flexible and easily scalable … with fantastic user interface
>> supports a variety of foreign languages … and takes the hassles out of having to self-manage a site
>> intuitive for all user types and at all levels of the LMS, from reporting to registration to online course management
 
Product Description:
 
ASP-hosted learning service including LMS, LCMS, online courseware, Web casting, skill gap, competency management, reporting and learning analytics delivered via the Internet. All aspects of delivery, maintenance and service of solution provided by GeoLearning. No hardware or software to buy, install or maintain. Standards complaint with AICC, SCORM, XML and ADA Sec. 508/Customizable Interface. Permission-based system with user authentication and security. Automated notification and internal e-mail capabilities. Multiple languages, time zones and currencies. Intuitive interface is easy to use and navigate.
 
Product Information:
 
www.geolearning.com/main/products/geomaestro.cfm
 
Contact Info:

GeoLearning, Inc.
4600Westown Parkway, Suite 301
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: (800) 970-9903 or (515) 222-9903
Fax: (515) 222-5920
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Website: www.geolearning.com
 
BEST IT CONTENT
 
Co-Winners: Element K Online IT Certification Training, Learn.com IT Course Library, SkillSoft Skill Choice IT
 
What They Say:
 
>> [Learn.com IT Course Library] provides proof of employee attendance and generates a printable certification as back-up
>> [SkillSoft Skill Choice IT] gave me guidance on producing and maintaining IT policies, architectures and documents
>> [Element K Online IT Certification Training] The leader in IT training solutions. They have done it longer, and better than any other in the market. They know IT.
 
Contact Info:
Element K
500 Canal View Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: (800) 434-3466 or (585) 240-7500
Fax: (585) 240-7760
Website: www.elementk.com
 
Learn.com
14000 Northwest 4th St.
Sunrise, FL 33325
Phone: (888) 544-1023 or (954) 233-4000
Website: www.learn.com
 
SkillSoft
107 Northeastern Blvd.
Nashua, NH 03062
Phone: (877) 545-5763 or (603) 324-3000
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Website: www.skillsoft.com
 
BEST LEADERSHIP

 
Co-Winners: Ninth House Situational Leadership II, Harvard Business School of Publishing The Essential Leader, Ken Blanchard High Performing Organizations, AMA Leadership Development Blended Learning
 
What They Say:
 
>> [AMA Leadership Development Blended Learning] is a perfect mix of classroom content and well-designed Web-based support and assessment materials
>> [Ninth House Situational Leadership II] were able to build an effective learning culture, saw high completion rates with good skills transfer, helped us think bigger and improve faster
>> [HBSP The Essential Leader] The name in leadership development, managers come motivated to these sessions, consumable pieces rather than overwhelming content
>> [Ken Blanchard High Performing Organizations] Created solution to match our company’s needs rather than generic turnkey approach, innovative, fast paced like our industry, we were guided allowing us to develop our skills rather than memorize the instruction.
 
Contact Info:
Ninth House
1 Beach St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (800) 824-1767 or (415) 277-8200
Fax: (415) 277-8203
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Website: www.ninthhouse.com
 
Harvard Business School of Publishing
300 N. Beacon St.
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: (800) 988-0886 or (617) 783-7500
Website: www.harvardbusinessonline.org
 
The Ken Blanchard Companies
125 State Place
Escondido, CA 92029
Phone: (800) 728-6000 or (760) 839-8070
Fax: (760) 489-8407
Website: www.kenblanchard.com
 
American Management Assn.
1601 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 586-8100 or (877) 566-9441
Fax: (212) 903-8168
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Website: www.amanet.org
 
BEST SOFT SKILLS
 
Co-Winners: Learn.com Managing to Excel, Ninth House Retaining Talent, AMA Business Skills Blended  
 
What They Say:
 
>> [Learn.com Managing to Excel] excellent pre- and post-assessment testing, modules give real-world scenarios and case studies
>> [Ninth House Retaining Talent] gives employees access to the greatest business thinkers in the world
>> [AMA Business Skills Blended] Training you can measure, helped us figure out which program met our needs, the pre-session preparation made time in the class more valuable
 
Contact Info:
Learn.com
14000 Northwest 4th St.
Sunrise, FL 33325
Phone: (888) 544-1023 or (954) 233-4000
Website: www.learn.com
 
Ninth House
1 Beach St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (800) 824-1767 or (415) 277-8200
Fax: (415) 277-8203
 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.ninthhouse.com
 
American Management Assn.
1601 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 586-8100 or (877) 566-9441
Fax: (212) 903-8168
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.amanet.org
 
COMPLIANCE TRAINING
 
Winner: Corpedia Compliance E-learning
Finalists: Syntrio Sexual Harassment Training, Red Hawk Ethics Training Series
 
What They Say:
 
>> well-designed online modules, their expertise in legal and training helped us roll out an appropriate training solution, easy to use, enjoyable despite mundane topic
 
Product Description:
 
Developed in exclusive partnership with the Practicing Law Institute’s (PLI) elite faculty of lawyers, Corpedia’s ethics and compliance e-learning programs span hundreds of topics from antitrust to product liability to workplace harassment — all organized by functional level, activity, and industry. Each Corpedia multimedia course is rich in animation and sound, designed to engage the learners and reinforce learning concepts. The Corpedia library covers more than 400 topics that span the depth and breadth of employment and commercial law, including: Global Competition, Organizational Conflicts of Interest, Selling to the U.S. Government: Compliance Fundamentals, Compliance with Defense Export Controls, Introduction to Sarbanes-Oxley and Compliance: Manager Edition.
 
Product Info Website:
 
welcome.corpedia.com/workplaceelearning/
 
Contact Info:
Corpedia
2020 N. Central Ave., #1050
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (877) 629-8724 or (602) 712-9919
Fax: (602) 712-0019
Website: www.corpedia.com
 
BEST VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
 
Winner: WebEx Training Center
Finalists: iLinc LearnLinc, Saba Centra Live
 
What They Say:
 
>> provides the tools that increase interactivity during synchronous training sessions >> employees are engaged in discussion, can demonstrate their understanding of concepts through desktop sharing, and documents can be modified or created just as it could be if we were in the same room
 
Product Description:
 
Train remote learners “as if you were there” with interactive online training fromWebEx Training Center. Transfer your existing content to an online format and make your training more accessible. Record your online training so people can watch it on-demand at their convenience. Offer live or recorded Web training, reach more learners, and increase customer satisfaction while reducing travel and venue costs. Integrate tests, quizzes and polls into your online training. Assess the impact of your training material and presentation. Track performance and offer encouragement and support using a variety of online testing and collaboration tools. Generate revenue with self-service registration and payment. Offer paid ondemand training classes in a secure, reliable environment with no additional capital expenditures. Keep track of who’s attended mandatory training. Quickly update your entire organization on process changes, regulatory compliance and new initiatives without juggling travel schedules.
 
Product Sheet:
 
www.webex.com/enterprise/onlineclassroom.html
 
Contact Info:
WebEx
3979 Freedom Circle
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: (877) 509-3239 or (408) 435-7000
Fax: (408) 496-4353
Website: www.webex.com  
 
BEST WEB SEMINAR
 
Winner: iLinc Meeting Linc
Finalists: WebEx Meeting Center, Saba Centra Suite, Citrix GoToMeeting
 
What They Say:
 
>> easy to use and no client needed to download, without a doubt, the best solution on the market, awesome tool and feature set, very intuitive with lots of extras, students love it
 
Product Description:
 
With MeetingLinc, you can assemble in an online meeting room, where you can store regularly used documents, media clips/files, or anything else you like to have on hand.MeetingLinc removes all scheduling and setup hassles. Pick a time and date for your session, decide who to invite and MeetingLinc sends email invitations and reminders for you. MeetingLinc features interactivity tools such as: Application, Desktop, and Region Sharing; Multi-point Video; iLinc for Mac; Polling, Surveys and Q&A; Breakout Groups; Audio Options - Teleconference or VoIP; InteractiveWhiteboard; Floor Control to Anyone in the Session; Electronic Hand Raising; Chat (with Emoticons); Synchronized Web Browsing.
 
Product Sheet:
 
www.ilinc.com/pdf/data-sheets/ilinc-for-meetings.pdf
 
Contact Info:

iLinc Communications
2999 N. 44th Street, Suite 650
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: (602) 952-1200
Fax: (602) 952-0544
Website: www.ilinc.com
 
BEST PRESENTATION TOOL
 
Co-Winners:

Articulate Presenter & WebSoft CourseLab
Finalists: Sonic Foundry Media Site
 
What They Say:
 
>> [Articulate Presenter] can take regular PowerPoint andmake it into a great Flash presentation, very crisp appearance, stellar customer support, nice sound tools, strong suite of other add-inmodules
>> [WebSoft CourseLab] free software to create e-learning content, good community board to post questions and get technical advice, can use created content on most PCs and operating systems, likes Macs
 
Contact Info:
Articulate
244 5th Avenue, Suite 2960
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (800) 861-4880
Website: www.articulate.com
 
WebSoft
115230 Varshavskoye Ave., 42 Suite 6219
Moscow, Russian Federation
Phone: +7 (495) 514-0436
Fax: +7 (495) 901-9973
Website: www.courselab.com
 
BEST AUTHORING TOOL

 
Winner:
Articulate Presenter
 
Finalists: Trivantis Lectora, Adobe Captivate
 
What They Say:

 
>> a non-technical person can use this product and get excellent output, easy for a beginner, but unlimited possibilities for power users, produces professional results in no time
 
Product Description:
 
Articulate Presenter lets non-technical users create e-learning courses by adding narration and interactivity to a standard PowerPoint file. At the press of the button, your presentation is transformed into a Flash-based course. You can develop and deliver content fast while it’s timely and relevant; enable subject matter experts across the organization to participate in content development; distribute your message widely in a format anyone can view. With Articulate Presenter, your PowerPoint content is converted to Flash, which is already installed in 98% of Web browsers. The PowerPoint-to-Flash conversion reduces the size of your presentations so they download fast. Articulate Presenter content runs on any Web server, any LMS and Articulate Online. For organizations with learning management systems, Articulate Presenter creates SCORM- and AICC-compliant content so learner results can be tracked.
 
Product Info:
 
www.articulate.com/products/presenter.php
 
Contact Info:
Articulate
244 5th Avenue, Suite 2960
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (800) 861-4880
Website: www.articulate.com
 
BEST SIMULATION TOOL
 
Winner:
Adobe Captivate
 
Finalists: TechSmith Camtasia Studio, Harbinger Raptivity
 
What They Say:
 
 >> new features add more interactivity to an already outstanding tool, improvements in usability have catapulted this product
 
Product Description:
 
Quickly create interactive simulations and software demonstrations. No programming or multimedia skills are required; content can be made engaging with interactivity; audio and video and the software integrate easily with other Adobe products and e-learning applications. Capture and record screen activity and synchronize audio and video with Adobe Captivate software. Complete Help provides comprehensive task-based information. Rapidly develop soft-skills training with complex branching scenarios. Design engaging, interactive Adobe Flash and multimedia presentations online. Create and deploy interactive tutorials and randomized quizzes with randomized answer options. Create informal learning content such as pod casts and screen casts.
 
Product Info:
 
www.adobe.com/products/captivate/
 
Contact Info:
Adobe
151 Almaden Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 536-8500
Fax: (408) 537-8500
Website: www.adobe.com  
 
BEST ASSESSMENT TOOL
 
Winner:
Articulate Quizmaker
 
Finalist:
Questionmark Perception
 
What They Say:
 
>> ease with which you can publish a quiz
>> huge amount of flexibility, which allows the creation of engaging assessment modules >> various types of questions
>> built-in templates make this a fun, effective tool
 
Product Description:
 
Articulate Quizmaker 2.0 is a comprehensive yet easy-to-use quiz creator for making highly customized Flash-based quizzes, assessments and surveys without the need for difficult programming. You can create quizzes in the Flash format that stand alone on your Website, integrate with Articulate Presenter courses and presentations, or connect with your SCORM- or AICC-compliant learning management systems for online testing. Display results and specify actions that quiz takers follow based on their scores, and capture quiz results through e-mail, your LMS or Articulate Online.
 
Product Info:
 
www.articulate.com/products/quizmaker.php
 
Contact Info:
Articulate
244 5th Avenue Suite 2960
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (800) 861-4880
Website: www.articulate.com

 


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