Bryan's Radar

This is by no means an attempt to provide a complete list of all learning technology and services companies. The reason this page was created is because when I'm talkng to clients, I often think of a great company I'd like to recommend - based on someone's specific needs-- and have to go hunting for the information. So, in short, this is my lazy-link page. I thought I'd simply share it with all. I also included some notes about my opinon about best uses, where applicable. These are tools and services that I have often recommended to clients. Enjoy!

Work in progress

LMS Vendors

  • Cornerstone OnDemand - SaaS, easy to use, Web 2.0 friendly; just enough built-in LCMS capability for most companies, also excellent use as a storefront for "for-profit" educational providers
  • SuccessFactors Learning (formerly Plateau) - Enterprise class LMS, excellent for compliance tracking; dominant in pharma, energy, and governement verticals
  • Saba LMS - Saas solution with robust, configurable features and functions. In the past the company had on-premise and customizable enterprise solutions, but they are focusing their sales efforts on the Cloud solution, not taking on projects that require "lots of customization" (as of 2013).
  • Meridian - enterprise class LMS leader with focus on pharma and government sectors; speciality in the ability to create offline content that can be synched to the LMS; one of the few leading LMS vendors that offers a behind-the-firewall solution.
  • SumTotal Enterprise Learning - Full-featured, robust enterprise system; one of the strong leaders in the LMS space
  • Taleo Learn (by Oracle) (formerly Learn.com) part of the Taleo Talent Management Suite - Learning Module
  • NetDimensions - enterprise, pure-play LMS; specialties include strong language support and personalized interfaces for learners; solid system
  • CertPoint VLS - turnkey, well integrated LMS and LCMS in a single platform
  • Absorb Anywhere - 100% Flash-based LMS; based on site pricing, not per learner. Low-Cost
  • Learning Maestro (formerly Geolearning) from SumTotal - SaaS based learning management for OnDemand learning use
  • xPERT eCampus from Q2 Learning - while designed integration of LMS, informal learning and performance support within a single platform
  • TrainingPartner - low cost, excellent service - specialties in state and local government and educational providers; one of the best e-commerce systems in the LMS space
  • IntraLearn - low cost, pure play LMS, great for educational providers looking for a default platform to host their own learning content
  • SAP LS - SAP's learning module for those who need very deep integration with the rest of the SAP suite of tools
  • PeopleSoft ELM - add-on, learning management module for companies using PeopleSoft for integration of learning with back-office, business systems
  • SimplyDigi - low cost, quick up time, basic LMS
  • Moodle - open-source LMS for organizations that have resources to technically manage and update an LMS on an ongoing basis
  • Blackboard - Academic-based, course management system; best used for distance learning delivered by a teacher/professor/instructor
  • SkillPort (by SkillSoft) - cloud-based LMS, typically used in connection with SkillSoft's off-the-shelf courses, but also to provide access and reporting for self-developed and other content.
  • Accord LMS - low-cost, feature rich for its price, hosted, e-commerce, with standard pricing listed on their website (gotta love that) - .NET-based
  • ePath - web-based, integrated LMS and LCMS (Flash-based content)
  • Operitel/LearnFlex - turnkey LMS and LCMS with good interoperability with SharePoint; module (180) makes it a good solution for eduational providers who want to sell their training.
  • Suddenly Smart - For those who want a 100% Flash-based experience, content dev, LMS, and delivery
  • ViewCentral - by Rainmaker; an LMS, integrated with sales training tools, for organizaitons that want to establish revenue-generating training for customers, partners, resellers
  • WBT Manager - install it yourself, on your own server, low cost LMS with considerable functionality
  • RISC - very well suited LMS for the Oil & Gas industry; company has internal experise
  • Tracker.NET - very low cost LMS that basically launches, tracks and reports e-learning courses only. Source code available for purchase at low cost - .NET
  • e-Learning Consulting LMS - LMS for $1,000 - $5,000 dollars (up to 2000 learners); very basic, very simple, e-learning only
  • Syberworks - Low-cost LMS, with a flat unlimited use license; vertical focus on police, hospitals, Pharma (GXP, validation), and for-profit educational providers.
  • Latitude Learning LMS - low-cost, core LMS, scalable add-on modules for assessment, social, e-commerce. Subscription pricing listed on their website (e.g. 10K users for $25K annual fee); source code available for high customization
  • Joomla LMS - very low-cost, self installable LMS
  • Feathercap LMS - e-learning and online event LMS with unique e-commerce/storefront model ($5 per learner, per course taken)
  • NetLearning (Cengage Learning) - provides an LMS with comptency management focuse on the healthcare learning space.
  • Litmos LMS - low-cost, unique pricing model based on active-learners-per-month, eleanring only (no classroom)
  • CyberU - tight integration with Salesforce.com, built on Force.com; focus sales training. Company also provides content and private label LMS with e-commerce
  • WebCourseWorks LMS - focus on professional education, continuing ed; great choice for associations (AMS integration experience)
  • Percolate LMS - very simple SaaS LMS, designed for quick deployment of online training by novice LMS administrators. Best use would be for a small to medium sized organization or departmental use. Impressed by ease of setting up role-based curricula.
  • Firmwater LMS - built specifically for educational providers and other who sell online training solutions. Tight integration with Shopify to build storefronts. White label.
  • BrainX LMS - focused mainly on sales training, complete system with simulations that occur over time (minimize the forgetting curve). Cool concept.

Niche LMS Vendors

  • Myeverclass - LMS built at a Facebook app, add authorized Facebook users, launch content, share class materials, built-in quizzing and testing, etc.
  • WordPress LMS - an LMS plugin for Wordpress with completion tracking, reporting, quizzing, etc.
  • ShareKnowledge - LMS developed right on top of Microsoft SharePoint framework for corporate LMS users
  • SharePoint LMS - LMS based on SharePoint mostly for Academic Users
  • XStream SharePoint Learning Management System - LMS built on top of Sharepoint
  • PinPoint - LMS with focus only on the Insurance Industry
  • LightSpeed VT - integrated LMS, content authoring and content management with e-commerce storefront; designed for subject matter owners/educational providers (e.g. Tony Robbins, etc.)

LMS's with special focus on Storefront

NOTE: more than just e-commerce....rather improving the whole "buying experience" for learning. 

  • Absorb - nice internal storefront, adaptable to connect well with third party gateways and other storefront.
  • Firmwater LMS - offers a very robust, full-feature integrationg with their LMS and Shopify, easy package and bundle coures for sale, Amazon.com like shopping experience
  • LearningCart - combination LMS and storefront
  • Accord LMS - built-in storefront handles course, digital material and shippable products
  • Meridian - has internal storefront, can access the catalog pre-login, shopping cart, individual and group purchases;  they also have a partnership with a third party storefront for enhanced shopping experience
  • Instancy - very well designed shopping and purchase experience in a combined LMS/LCMS/purchasing environment
  • Cornerstone - has added the ability to run multiple types of transactions including purchasing content for groups, reports for internal purchasers (running a branded, internal storefront), purchase orders, in addition to credit card purcahsing

LCMS Vendors

  • Outstart Evolution (Kenexa)- Stand-alone LCMS, good partnerships with most LMS vendors; multiple output formats e-learing, print, instructor-led training
  • Xyleme - XML-centric system, great for single source development of multiple output formats e-learning, print, instructor-led training materials, job aides, etc.
  • eXACT Learning Suite (by Giunti Labs) Content management for e-learning, print-based learning and mobile content, very standards conformant
  • Dominknow LCMS - speciality in making e-learning development easy for non-technical developers
  • MOS Chorus - great tool for single source development of e-learning, lesson plans for ILT, classroom visuals in a single production pass
  • ExpressTrain - a unique, Microsoft Word-based, single sourcing tool that simultaneously creates ILT, eLearning, synched PowerPoint, Job Aides, from a single source file. Works best for procedural training.
  • ThinkingCap - XML-based content management system, on a very short list of LCMS capable of true single-source development - elearning, formatted print-based, unique connectivity to Adobe InDesign
  • TopClass - WBT System's LCMS with focus on Associations
  • OnPoint Digital - LCMS with speciality toward management content for "mobile" delivery
  • Gen21 - an LCMS  known for its adaptive learning capabilities
  • Chalk Media - content management for mobile learning
  • Luminosity - an LCMS with strong support for Microsoft Silverlight, also mobile output
  • Drupal - open source content management system that can be adapted as an LCMS in an open source environment
  • Equella (owned by Pearson) - digital repository designed specifically for use by educators (higher ed, K-12) offering connectivity to academic LMS/CMS tools.
  • Kentico - traditional CMS, bank end for web page development, lost cost $2k for single licence; rapid CMS development
  • SumTotal LCMS - companion learning content management system best used with SumTotal LMS; focus is mostly on collaborative development of eLearning content.

Authoring Tools

  • Articulate Storyline - PowerPoint like authoring with branching, variable tracking and interactivity tools
  • Adobe Captivate - quick desktop tool for software simulations and building interactive learning exercises - best when used in tandem with another tool for creating navigation and framework
  • Lectora Publisher - full-featured, desktop authoring within a single framework
  • Atlantic Link - Flash based, team authoring platform (acquired by Assima, Feb 2012)
  • Rapid Intake by CallidusCloud - a groupware authoring platform for the creation of Flash-based content
  • Articulate Presenter - Rapid Development in PowerPoint
  • Adobe Presenter - Rapid Development in PowerPoint, optimized for delivery through Adobe Connect virtual classroom
  • Raptivity - tool for creating rich interaction that can be imported into any authoring tool or LCMS
  • ZebraZapps - unique, object-oriented, highly interactive learning content authoring environment with complex answer judging (truth tables), changing properties of objects in real time. 
  • Zenler Studio - PowerPoint to eLearning and very easy-to-use LMS launch pad for publishing. Cloud-based authoring (per month authoring license)
  • eActivity.net - web service for creating your own Flash-based interactions (used in other authoring tools)
  • ToolBook - desktop authoring tool with widget and scripting capabilities
  • Knoodle - group authoring tool integrated with delivery platform
  • Mohive - great groupware authoring platform with collaborative development tools (cross between an authoring too and LCMS)
  • Elicitus - Rapid development tool for e-learning
  • Udutu - groupware, collaborative authoring platform
  • MindFlash - group authoring in PowerPoint and Word
  • ExpressTrain - uniquely positioned as a desktop tool that is capable of creating e-learning, lesson plans, print-based learning, and job aides from a single production pass
  • QuestionMark - robust, stand-alone system for testing and assessment
  • Articulate QuizMaker - desktop tool for creating quizzes and tests, best suited for use with Articulate Presenter
  • Brainshark Presentation Platform - web-based authoring site for converting PowerPoint to e-learning
  • Composica - groupware authoring environment that includes games and interactive templates
  • Adobe Dreamweaver - for authors who want to create e-learning in HTML and DHTML
  • Adobe Flash - some prefer to create Flash content at the source level
  • FlyPaper - rapid development tool for creating custom Flash
  • ReadyGo - Low cost, authoring for very novice developers
  • SoftChalk - LessonBuilder tool, designed for novice developers; lots of interactive templates
  • TestCraft by Ingenious Group - test/quiz/exam authoring and deliver
  • Hot Potatoes - Freeware. Tool to create HTML/Javascript-based learning activities
  • Swish - low-cost tool to create templated Flash content; not necessarily learning oriented, but can be used to create transitions, discovery exercises (mouse over), etc.
  • LectureMaker - authoring tool for creating combination lecture and interactive content - extra tools for math symbols, graphing, etc.
  • Microsoft Learning Content Development System (LCDS) - free download tool to create interactive courses and "Learning Snacks."  Uses Silverlight for interactions.
  • EasyGenerator - web-based, collaborative authoring platform
  • GoAnimate - do-it-yourself, animation w/voiceover creation and distrubtion platform (library of characters). Embed in web-based learning.
  • Common Craft - prebuilt videos (feedback), characters, create your own animations with narration
  • Prezi - designed to create fluid, motion-based presentations; but also great for creating point-of-view video sequences for learning. Can embed or convert to video.

Social Learning Platforms (including LMS's the specialize in social)

  • Mzinga - create communities of practice to share social learning tightly integrated with a robust LMS and Performance Management System
  • Bloomfire - cost-effective, platform for building social learning knowledgebases.
  • Networrk Social Learning - blends social learning with competency management and even task assignment workflow in a single platform
  • xPERT eCampus from Q2 Learning - well integrated social learning with structured learning and just-in-time, performance support
  • River (by Triple Creek) - an innovative, social system that connects learners to mentors, within the framework of improving their career potential. Nice blend of social, informal and talent management.
  • Digital Ignite - Social learning front-end with embedded LMS, designed for continuing education scenarios (nice blend of functionality moving between open and structured learning); focus on associations and higher education.
  • Xerceo - social platform with built in e-learning development tools, wikis, blogs...wrapped around an LMS
  • Participate by Outstart - integrated wikis, blogs, FAQ boards, catalog of experts, rating conten, etc.
  • ExpertusOne - combined virtual classroom, LMS wrapped with informal and social learning. Workday partner.
  • Intrepid Agile - invisble informal and social learning platform that can be embedded in other business technologies
  • Instancy - SaaS based, social learning portal technology
  • LearningObjects - social learning platform specifically targeting K-12 and Higher Education
  • Blue Mango Learning Systems - a platform for easy creation and dissemination of informatin-based learning
  • Topyx - organize learning around informal learning communities, also supporting structured learning paths, certifications, etc. $19,500 annual, unlimited-use license
  • Ning - most common platform for general purpose, social networking sites
  • Jive - business platform for community and collaboration
  • Lithium - slightly different orientation with focus on development customer communities; combination of CRM and social communities
  • JamBok - content-centric, informal learning platform (acquired by SuccessFactors)
  • GoingOn - social learning platform targeting academic learning
  • SALTBOX - social and collaborative learning with special focused use on mobile learning devices, tageting sales and product knowledge training
  • Yammer - private social networks for companies with communities support connected to workflow
  • LearningStone - organize learning communities; designed to add a layer of blended learning support to traditional instructor-led-training (ILT).

Talent & Performance Management Solutions

  • SuccessFactors - full-range talent management suite, strong LMS (formerly Plateau)
  • Peoplefluent - SaaS-based talent management solution, quick up time, with integrated LMS/LCMS (formerly from Strategia)
  • PeopleMatter - specifically targeting high turnover industries with hourly employees - mobile connectivity, scheduling and communication
  • Taleo - full-range talent management with special emphasis on talent acquisition, strong LMS, formerly Learn.com
  • Infor - full-service, enterprise business software company (more than just learning and talent management; has Infor HCM - Talent Management and Perofrmance, also acquired CertPoint LMS (very strong LMS core with built-in LCMS capabilities). 
  • Kenexa - provides services and integrated technologies across talent management spectrum, with LMS and LCMS capabilities acquired from Outstart
  • Workday - Human Capital Management Suite and Services; partners with several LMS providers to integrate learning.
  • SumTotal - integrated LMS and Talent Management System
  • Saba - integrated LMS and Talent Management System
  • Cornerstone OnDemand - SaaS-based, integrated LMS and Talent Management System
  • Cambeo Pro - retail, employee and store evaluations, training content for retail; low-cost to assist small to medium sized retailer organizations

Virtual Classroom (VLE)

  • Adobe Connect - Flash-based virtual classroom. You can embed interactive exercises and games that are individually controlled by learners. Very compelling!
  • Webex - solid, reliable, mainstream, virtual classroom system
  • Elluminate - smart, low-cost alternative for great virtual classroom experiences
  • Saba Centra - mature, reliable virtual classroom experience; very integrated with Saba LMS
  • GoToTraining - a Training focused version of GoToMeeting by Citrix
  • iLinc - reliable virtual classroom and training solution
  • Microsoft LiveMeeting - nicely integrated with Office Suite
  • TeamViewer - not really a virtual classroom, but great for quick, easy (and free) desktop sharing
  • iMeet - connect, collaborate, virtual space, screen sharing, file sharing - affordable

mLearning (Mobile)

  • Pastiche from Xyleme - an authoring tool for authoring learning applets for iPad (more than just authoring content that plays on an iPad)
  • Institute for Simulation and Training (at University of Central Florida) - mlearning development services - Ask for David Metcalf
  • MovingKnowledge - mlearning development services (AJ Ripin)
  • Bravais from Xyleme - XML-based content in the cloud, delivered to multiple types of mobile devices
  • Hot Lava Mobile (Kenexa) - PowerPoint to mLearning, webservices for delivery
  • Drona Mobile - templates for authoring, delivering and tracking m-learning, charges based on "deliveries."
  • Rapid Intake by CallidusCloud - Platform - HTML5 (or Flash) output using templates, quizzing, etc. Automatic adaptation of content for smartphone, tablet, and/or PC
  • OnPoint Digital - synergy of content management and mobile delivery
  • Claro (by Domiknow) - Sharing media and learning assets in multiple formats
  • iQpakk - iPad mobile, learning-content management system.
  • Intuition - platform for mobile learning
  • Chalk Media - platform and content development tools for mobile
  • VistaCast - Authroing tool and content Server
  • Maestro - Services to create innovative, mobile apps as learning
  • Float Mobile Learning - consulting and development services for deploying mobile learning

Custom Courseware Services

NOTE: I like to recommend custom courseware companies that specialize in something specific, such as a vertical market (i.e. Oil & Gas, Pharma, etc.) or are very strong in a horizontal (i.e. Call Center Training, Programming, Leadership) or have a very distinctive format (high touch, very low cost, simulation-based). I tried to list where I see each of these companies meeting a specific need. Companies that are generally good at all types are fine, but why not work with someone who can bring best practices to the development process).

  • Agilant Learning - rapid development, interactive, low-cost, cool method for updating content
  • Allen Communication - high-quality, engaging, award-winning custom development services
  • MediaPro - experienced custom courseware developer, with scalable team for large and small projects
  • Allen Interactions - high-touch, innovative, studio for custom development of courseware
  • Interactive Design Consultants - lower-cost development, with a good mix of US-based designers who coordinate outsource development outside the country
  • eLearning Brothers - experienced, rapid-template-based development (NOTE: they also sell their templates)
  • Velocity MG - custom development services focused on sales, customer and partner training
  • SSE - unique mix of custom courseware development and engineering services to create custom learning software tools
  • ViaLearning - special focus on customer, sales, channel, and compliance training
  • Red Nucleus - specializes in training for pharmacuetical and healthcare companies
  • Adacel - specialized in aviation and homeland security
  • Harginger Group - low-cost, outsourced development
  • Adayna Agribusiness - specializes in ariculture and food production
  • Ardent Learning - specializes in automotive
  • Knowlagent - specializes in Call Center training
  • Automated Learning - specializes in industrial, manfufacturing and technical skills
  • Bluedrop - specializes in custom development for federal government
  • EM Assist - specializes in environmental learning content
  • Brookwood - specializes in Pharmaceutical, Government and Banking
  • Care2Learn - specializes in Healthcare 
  • Carney Interactive - specializes in Federal Governement development
  • Cognitive Arts - a division of NIIT, specializes in very high touch development, simulations, and games
  • Creative Channel - specializes in development of channel sales, product knowlege and retail
  • Digitec Interactive - specializes in Associations
  • Certilearn - specializes in custom content and personalized learning portals for Associations
  • Enspire Learning - Award-Winning, Simulation-based courseware
  • Simbionix - specialized in medical and healthcare development
  • ExperienceBuilders - specializing in scenario-based simulation development
  • Formationvirtuelle - specializes in custom development for workforce safety (located in Quebec)
  • General Physics - specialized expertise in automotive, pharmaceutical, energy and high tech
  • GetThinking - specializes in food services and retail
  • Gronstedt Group - specializes in the use of SecondLife as a learning platform
  • IC Axon - specializes in Pharmaceutical and healtcare (salesforce training)
  • imedial.it - specializes in creating custom government content
  • Interactive Alchemy - specializes in airlines and financial services
  • Jardon and Howard Technologies - specializes in military custom development
  • Omega Performance - specializes in banking and finance
  • OptionSix - strong focus on sales and sales performance
  • Pinneast - specializes industrial and manufacturing
  • Raytheon Professional Services - specializing in automotive, government and industrial
  • RWD - well known for custom development around SAP implementations
  • Sify Limited - specializations in engineering and high tech
  • TechEmpower- strong emphasis and expertise in high tech
  • G-Cube - offshore development with posted rates of between $1,500 to $3,500 per finished e-learning hour
  • Monarch Media - specializing in low cost courseware development educational providers, universities and governement; encourages opensource tools for infrastructure.
  • Aptara - efficient offshore development of award winning eLearning, ebooks and mobile
  • eXperticity - specializes in retail sales and product knowldge learning development; also organizing experts (cool service)

Temp Agencies for Instrucitonal Designers, Writers, etc.

Simulation Products and Services

  • Enspire Learning - award winning simulation development, excels in soft skills simulations
  • Redwood Learning - excellent games and very interactive simulation design and development
  • Sealund eLearning - combination of tools for self simulation development and custom services
  • Blueline Simulations - business and softskill simulation development
  • Simmersion - Conversation role play, video-based, voice recognition
  • Humentum - Tools for creating your own troubleshooting, softskills, state-table driven simulations
  • NexLearn - Simwriter, easy-to-use tool for creating branching, role-play simulations
  • Adobe Captivate - Desktop-based software simulation tool (most widely used) - low cost
  • Camtasia Studio - Desktop, software simulation tool, similar to Captivate
  • SoftSim - desktop simulation tool from Outstart
  • RapidBuilder - desktop software simulation tool with documentation capabilities
  • Viewlet Builder (by Qarbon) - desktop software simulation tool
  • Kaplan STT Trainer - robust, groupware software simulation tool, multiple simulation outputs with single production pass
  • Assima - uses a software "cloning" process for software simulations, as opposed to screen captures; robust software simulation system. Acquired by Assima, Feb, 2012)
  • uPerform - from Ancile Solutions; simulation and documentation tool that was orginally created by RWD technologies, but is now offered by Ancile as a product for creating your own software simulations
  • Oracle UPK and Tutor - used to be GlobalKnowledge OnDemand; enterprise class tool for creating software simulations and simultaneous documentation
  • Datango - enterprise software simulation platform used for EPSS and documentation when teaching use of software applications.
  • Epiplex (by Epiance)- Software simulation, EPSS, and documentation system. Lots of flexibility with print-based documentation (using templates), can produce procedural task lists over live applications (EPSS)
  • ExperienceBuilders - online, role-playing simulation tools and services
  • BTS - Services for creating scenario-driven business simulations
  • SimBuilder from Phasient - role-play simulation tool
  • Quandary - Freeware. Tool for creating branching troubleshooting or branching scenarios following choices to their natural conclusion (not SCORM conformant)
  • vRetta - business simulations and games; creative use of learning overlays on top of live sofware applications.
  • Knowlagent - simulations for call center training
  • PeopleSim (by Simmersion) - simmulation system for conversation, role-play simulations.
  • NGRAIN - 3D Simulation tool for equipment training programs and maintenance support
  • Forio - simulation development tool and custom services to build business simulations
  • RolePlay - rapid role play development tool to scenario based learning with great summary and reporting tools built in.
  • ReadyTech Lab Manager - monitoring tool allows virtual training to watch multiple desktops; can be used for virtual labs and simulations.
  • Exsilio Virtual Solutions - virtual lab environment where learners can learn software applications using actual software applications virtually, with tutorial overlays. See case study for Microsoft TechReady on Exsilio website.
  • BrainX LMS - focused mainly on sales training, complete system with simulations that occur over time (minimize the forgetting curve). Cool concept.
  • Hatsize - used to create virtual labs using a virtual version of a "live" software application, tied with synchronous/virtual classroom.
  • Rehearsal VRP (Video Role Play) - web-based platform for creating video-centric, role-play simulations.

Off-the-shelf, online courseware providers (descripton of content specialities)

  • Skillsoft - IT Certification, Leadership, Soft Skills, Business, Environmental Health & Safety
  • Element K - IT, software, busines skills, and compliance
  • Mindleaders - business, compliance, software, IT, Food Safety
  • OpenSesame - Aggregated content market for buyers and sellers of courseware; categories include: business skills, compliance, safety technology, healthcare, software, academic AND by specific industries including: insurance, banking, real estate, electrical, construction, welding, criminal justice, hospitality, food services, manufacturing, media & entertainment, transportation, sustainable energy, cosmetology, grounds and facility management, oil & gas, retail, water management, green building, waste management, sports performance
  • eCornell - HR, hospitality, food services, leadership, project management, management skills, financial accumen, marketing, healthcare
  • Healthstream - Healthcare, Medical Billing and Coding
  • Kaplan Eduneering - Pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare, energy, manufacturing
  • Critical Information Network, CiNET - Security, Law Enforcement, Healthcare, Industrial, Manufacturing, Fire & Emergency, Power Utilities, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Pulp & Paper, Food Processing, Phamaceutical Operations.
  • Kaplan Financial - financial services, securities, insurance licensing
  • PureSafety - OSHA compliance
  • Enforsys - Law enforcement, Security, Public Safety
  • DuPont Sustainable Solutions - Safety, Ethics, Compliance, Industrial, OSHA, Healthcare, Government and School Saftery (formerly Coastal Training Solutions)
  • Syntrio - Legal compliance, business skills
  • SAI Global - compliance, ethics, ISO standards
  • GlobalEnglish - English as a second language
  • KESDEE - Banking, Finance, Accounting, Insurance
  • MC Strategies - healthcare, nursing, critical care, emergency, Coding
  • American Management Association - Management, Project Management, Business, Leadership, Communication, Office and Administrative Support, Time Management, etc.
  • Anderson-Davis - Harrassment, Ethics, Leadership, Substance Abuse
  • 360Training.com - Vocational Training, Food Safety, Engineering, Electrician, Industrial Skills, Real Estate Licensing, Cosmetology
  • TellMeMore - language training
  • ESI International - Project Management, IT Project Management, Business Analysis, Contract Management
  • Automated Learning Systems - Electronic Assembly, Health & Safety, Manufacturing
  • BuildIQ - Construction
  • Business Training Library - business, desktop applications, web development, legal compliance, healthcare, customer service, bank compliance
  • Vivid Learning Systems - Utilities, Mining, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Food Safety, HR
  • Intuition - Financial Services, Healthcare, Business, IT Skills
  • Micromash - Auditing, Accounting, Ethics, Taxation, Management, Personal Development
  • NIIT - IT Skills
  • Sunset Learning Institute - Cisco Certification
  • Harvard Business Publishiing - Math for Mangers, Spreadsheet Modeling, Quantitative Methods, Financial Accounting, Finance, IT Concepts
  • MedSenses - Nursing
  • Richardson - Sales, Customer Service
  • Telephone Doctor - Customer Service
  • Microsoft Learning - Microsoft Technology, IT Skills
  • Ninth House - management, leadership
  • Absolutely Learning - Automotive, Financial Services, HR, Health & Safety, Change Management
  • BankersEdge - Banking, Credit Union, Call Center 
  • Corpedia - Employment Law, Business, Finance, Accounting, Information Security, Intellectual Property, Consumer Protection, ES&H, International Trade, Government Contracting, FCPA
  • DDI - Six Sigma, Leadership, Sales, Customer Service, Talent Issues
  • ELT - Employment Law, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Ethics
  • Eukleia Training - Financial Crime, Business Conduct, Risk Management
  • LOMA Learn Online - Insurance, Communication, Customer Service, Desktop Software, Finance, IT Skills, Legal, Compliance, Ethics, Management, Leadership, Project Management, Sales
  • Rosetta Stone - Languages
  • Serebra - IT Skills, Desktop Software, Business,  Legal
  • WeComply - Sexual Harassment, Diversity, Financial Integrity, Business, Data Privacy, Employment Law
  • MEDCOM - Nursing, Billing, Coding, Sales
  • Atlas Interactive - Oil & Gas
  • IHRDC - Oil & Gas
  • EnergyU - Power Utility
  • BBC Learning - Basic Skills, English, Languages, IT Skils, History, Science, Math, Food Services
  • Learning4Business - Productivity, Business, Employment Law (UK), HR, Interpersonal Skills
  • Litmus Learning - European/International Computer Driving License (ECDL)
  • Kaplan Self Test Software - Certification, Oracle, Microsoft, CCNA, Lotus, SQL
  • Video Arts - Communication, Customer Service, Diversity, Sales, Teamwork
  • ej4 - video-based soft skills training
  • Crisp Publications - Communications, Computer Skills, Customer Service, Personal Improvement, Small Business
  • The Cyber Institute - Personal Effectiveness, Finance, Wrting & Presentation Skills, Communication, HR, Sales, Project & Contract Management, Leadership, Computer Skills
  • LearnKey - Computer Fundamentals, Office Productivity, Personal Productivity, IT Skills, Database, Web Design, Vocational Training
  • Nexient - IT Skills, Business, Leadership
  • Banker's Academy - Banking, Finance
  • Omega Performance - Banking, Finance, Credit Union, Leadership, Management, Wealth Management
  • FoodServices University - online training coures for workers in the food services industry
  • Trump University - Real Estate Investing, Entrepreneurship, Business Management
  • FirstNet Learning - HR, Health & Safety, Business, PC/Desktop, Defensive Driving, Construction, Automotive, OSHA
  • 1-Minute Learning - Employment Law, Personal Productivity, Management, Call Center
  • American Bankers Association - AIB Certification, Banking, Financial Compliance, Management, Leadership, Sales, Small Business, Wealth Management & Trust, Microsoft Office
  • BAI Learning - Banking, Professonal Skills, Sales, Financial Compliance (focus: credit unions)
  • BMG University - Six Sigma, Leadership, Innovation & Design
  • Clarity Multimedia - safety, HR, healthcare, industrial skills, maintenance training
  • CoreMedia - Safety
  • DLC Solutions - Healthcare, Pharma
  • Global Collaboration Partners - Compliance, OSHA, EH&S
  • ILX Group - Banking, Finance
  • Huthwaite - Sales (SpinSelling)
  • ITC Learning - Electrical Skills, Mechnical Skills, PC/Office
  • LearningNexus - Business, Management, Health & Safety, Communication, Diversity, Customer Service, IT Skills
  • KeyTrain - Basic Skills
  • LawRoom - Employment Law, Anti-Harassment, HR
  • Learn.com - Personal Development, Business, IT Skills, Office Applications, Compliance
  • Learnscape - Basic Skills, Vocational, GED Prep
  • LRN - Legal, Compliance
  • McGraw Hill - Business, Economics, Science, Engineering, Math, Social Sciences, Language
  • HCCS (Health Care Certification Courses) - Healthcare, Medical Compliance
  • MedCom Trainex - Nursing, Home Health, Patient Education, Dental
  • PrimeLearning - Communications, Customer Service, Compliance, Management, HR, Project Management, Marketing, Finance, Sales
  • QuickCompliance - Pharma, Healthcare
  • University of Healthcare - Bioterrorism, Healthcare, HIPAA, OSHA, Pharma, Total Quality in Healthcare
  • CE Network - Real Estate, Financial
  • Emergency University - CPR, First Aid, Emergency Medical
  • Learning Harbor - healthcare compliance, CE credits
  • HCPro - Healthcare, Coding, Nursing, Safety
  • AcheiveGlobal - Leadership, Sales, Customer Service
  • LearnSomething - Pharma, Healthcare, Supermarket, Associations
  • RetailTraining.com - Retail - Customer Service, Sales, Management for Retail
  • Ossidan - Telecomm, Cellular, Wireless
  • BrainBench - Employee pretesting
  • Competence Software - Financial, Technology Literacy
  • CompuPharma - Biotech, Pharma, Medical Devices
  • Englishtown - English as a 2nd Language
  • Impact Learning - Customer Service, Telephone Skills, Business Writing, Sales, Technical Support
  • Industrial Training Zone - Electrical, Fluid Power, Manufacturing, Mechanical
  • International Institute for Learning - Microsoft Office, Lean Six Sigman, Business
  • Interskill Learning - Mainframe computer training
  • QuicKnowledge - Business, Selling, Writing, Ethics, Management, Personal Development
  • Tooling University - Manufacturing (Aerospace, Automotive, Heavy Equipment, Machinery, Medical Parts Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Energy)
  • Vital Learning - Leadership, Sales, Productivity, Customer Service
  • Wide Learning - Finance, Diversity, Health & Safety
  • Compliance Coach - Compliance, RESPA, HIPPA
  • Certilearn - Business, Call Center, Food Safety, Healthcare, HIPPA, HR, Industrial Skills, Supermarket
  • Pearson Education - K-12, Higher Ed, Business, Financial, Professional Development, IT Skills
  • Entretel - Telephone Skills, Call Center
  • Porter Henry - Sales, Customer Service, Pharmaceutical Sales
  • CCI Learning Solutions - Microsoft Certification, IC3, Adobe Certification, Accounting
  • CE City - Healthcare, Pharmacists
  • CRK Interactive - Customer Service, Leadership, Sales
  • Knowlagent - Call Center
  • TRC Interactive - Bank Teller Training
  • CompTIA - IT skills, Networks, Servers, Operating Systems, Certifications
  • General Physics - Industrial, Energy, Homeland Security, Emergency, Health, Safety, Sales
  • Global Learning Systems - Security, Emergency, Cyber Security, Compliance,  Lean Six Sigma, IT Skills
  • Keystone Learning Systems - Microsoft Office, PC/Desktop, IT Skillsm Compuer Security
  • Global Compliance - Preventing workplace Violence, Ethics, Legal Compliance, General Compliance
  • 50 Lessons - Leadership, Talent Management, Sales, HR, Change Management, Entrepreneurship, Customer Service, B2B, B2C
  • iLearn Solutions - Managing People, Interpersonal Communication, Projects & Processes, Information Analysis, Personal/Professional Development, Computer & Technical Literacy
  • Intermezzon - Sales, Manager Development, Recruiting, Customer Services, Launches
  • American Research Institute - Professional Skills, IT Skils, Business, Project Management
  • Capstone - Programming Skills in Java, Java EE, Open Source Frameworks, XML, Web Services, WebLogic and JBoss
  • Cardinus - Risk Management, Diversity, Driver CPC, Fire, Property Risk, Safety, Security, Stress Management
  • Cengage Learning - Healthcare, Police, Security, Emergency Serives, Industrial, Fire
  • TTN Learning - Sales, Change Management, Business, Computer Skills, Customer Service
  • SmartPros - Accounting, Engineering, Ethics, Compliance, Financial, Legal
  • IC Axon - Pharmaceutical, Biopharma, Medical Device
  • JB Learning - Emergency, Fire, Medicine, Nuring, Safety, CE credits in Emergency, Medicine and Nursing
  • Jedlet.com - Business, HR, Training, Writing
  • Marcom Group - Regulatory Compliance, Safety, Lab Safety, HAZWOPER, Construction Safety
  • Specialized Solutions - Microsoft Certificate Programs
  • New York Institute of Finance - Accounting, Financial, Risk Management
  • Gold Cross Safety Corporation - Driver Safety
  • Care2Learn - Healthcare
  • inmarkets - Financial and Medical Compliance
  • Integrity Interactive - Compliance, Ethics, Supply Chain
  • Centurion Systems - Retail Learning, Sales, Customer Service
  • NXLEvel - Pharmacuetical
  • Huthwaite - Sales Performance, Chanage Management  - Click here for Huthwaite Australia
  • Lexington Interactive - Restaurant, Hotel, Food Services
  • Discover Link - Food Services, Restaurant
  • eCHIM - hotel management, hospitality
  • IGAInstitute - Grocery, Convenience Store
  • Rocket Languages - language traning courseware
  • NetLearning - healthcare education, Nursing CE, CNA, HIPAA, Coding and Billing, Home Health, EH&S
  • Rapid Learning Institute - HR, Compliance, Selling Skills, Education Leadership
  • K Alliance - Microsoft Office, IT, Certification and Soft Skills
  • Workplace Answers - Compliance, Ethics, Performance Management & Hiring, Data Security, Safety
  • Proficient Learning - Selling, Healthcare
  • BersinBasics - Learning modules (apx 5 minutes in length) designed to teach Talent Management Skills, based on Bersin research
  • Thompson Reuters Accelus - specializing in compliance, ethics, governance, financial crime, and risk management
  • Unitek IT Training Portal - IT and Software certification prep, Microsoft, Citrix, CompTIA, etc.
  • etraintoday.com - Workplace Safety, OSHA, Crane, Forklist, etc. 

Training Outsourcing - Full Service (ILT, Training Delivery, Training Administration, etc.)

Training Virtual Trainers (learning skills for live, online instruction)

  • Kaleidoscope Training & Consulting - Owned and operated by Karen Hyder.  She does a great job giving virtual trainers the skills and motivation they need to transition to live, online delivery.
  • InSync Training - Owned and operated by Jennifer Hoffman, a though leader and author on how to train online trainers.
  • Cindy Huggett - Independent consultant focusing training virtual trainers.

Academic Learning Systems, Content, and Services - K-12 & Higher Education

  • Moodle - Open Source LMS, widely used among academic institutions (self insalled and managed)
  • Sakai - Open Source LMS - the sysem has great built-in tools for running virtual live sessions, sharing content, etc.
  • Blackboard - LMS/CMS (course management system) primarily for managing distance learning classes (instructor-led, virtual)
  • Desire2Learn - LMS/CMS, good for both distance learning and elearning delivered courseware
  • Pearson LearningSuite & eCollege - LMS/CMS - turnkey sollutions for K-12, college and uniersity platform
  • DataTel - student registration system and integration services for learning
  • Sungard Higher Education - integration services for higher education learning systems
  • Luminis - Open source student registration system
  • OLAT - technically advanced, turnkey LMS/LCMS focused on acadmemia
  • Scholar Lab - LMS and authoring environment, social collaboration; specialization on Academia and Associations. 
  • Teachscape - 10,000+ online learning resources for teacher develpoment - K-12 & Higher Education. Also 360 degree panaromic camera (Reflect) for classroom observation and evaluation
  • Agilix - combination content development tool and delivery engine ideal for K-12 and Higher Education. NOTE: This company also build Blackboard's "Backpack" tool to facilitate remote learning
  • Epsilen ePortfolio - integrated LMS, course management, ePortfolio and social learning tool
  • SchoolTown - a digital repository and portal for teachers and administrators to engage learners and share content collaboratively 
  • Campus Pack (Learning Objects) - Social learning platform suited for K-12 and Higher Education
  • MoodleRooms - provides hosting services for Moodle implemenations. Adapted Moodle to create Joule (Moodle-based) LMS. 
  • Embanet - hosting services for higher education using a number of different platforms (both opensource and commercial).
  • Microsoft Tools for Teachers - Templates and wizards for Microsoft office that teachers can use to create lesson plans, gradebooks, tests, handouts, etc.
  • Instructure - unique, free-form integration of social and formal learning for colleges and universities. Very fluid environment.
  • LoudCloud - modular system, allowing you to add components as needed (i.e. start with a simple gradebook, add classroom management later)
  • CampusVue. Student information system - higher education
  • Equella (owned by Pearson) - digital repository designed specifically for use by educators (higher ed, K-12) offering connectivity to academic LMS/CMS tools.
  • Edmodo - FREE collaborative/social learning application for virtual class discussions, upload homework, notifications, check grades, etc. 
  • Schoology - FREE, K-12 learning management system, assignments, notification, discussions, etc.
  • Collaborize Classroom - FREE, collaborative platform for K-12, share resources, quizzing, etc.
  • Mastery Connect - unique, competency-based learning platform; green/yellow/red dashboard with focus on assessment mastery and a full array of social learning (learning communities)
  • Adrenna Academic - Open learning platform, based on Drupal, supporting courses, communities, portfolios, and advanced analytics

Learning Analytics and Measurement

  • Impact Dashboard - a tool that visually respresents learning and business analytics, also does organizational goal analysis against training results from Zeroed-In Technologies. Created by industry expert Chris Moore.
  • KnowledgeAdvisors - cloud-based, learning measurement and business impact system, connect to other business systems to perform analytics.
  • Enfuse Analytics by Enspark - very cool, stand-alone tool that provides analytics dashboards for e-learning content created using popular authoring tools such as Articulate, Captivate and Lectora (without an LMS)
  • Accurate Assessments - products and consulting services specifically targeting assessment, measurement and learning metrics

Specialized Consultants

  • Aasonn - specializes in the implementation and consulting services for SuccessFactors LMS (and SAP LSO)
  • Plesm - specializes in SuccessFactors customization
  • Intelladon - specializes in Cornerstone implementations, also Xyleme, DomiKnow 
  • Yukon Learning - specializes in Articulate Training

Project Management (some not learning related, but useful for learning development projects

  • BaseCamp - Project-based system with source file storage and notification
  • Wrike - Project Management, but also handles revision controls of source documentation
  • Review - Tool for managing authoring and subject matter expert reviews during development, works will all popular authoring tools.

ILT Instructor Tools

  • Educreations - Instructors can use an iPad and instantly record mini tutorials with audio, white board drawing tools, import web content and/or graphics (draw on top them) and publish a link where learners can find the content.  Very slick.

 

Misc, Creative, Innvoative, Unique Learning Solutions and Services

  • DesignJot - iPad App for instructional designers to create objective and mockup storyboards and share designs with others (from Allen Communication). Cool for me, because I created Designer's Edge for Allen back in 1995. This is a lightweight, portable...much simplier version.
  • Learningware - Author your own learning games patterned after Family Fued, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Millionaire, etc.
  • iContent - Content as a Service Solution. Bottom line: they make sure any content will run on any LMS. Addresses one of the biggest problems with enterprise e-learning today.
  • Cameo - automated tool, tracking Kirkpatrick Level 3 through scenario-based email exchange
  • SlideManager - enterprise system for tagging, storing, organizing and reusing master PowerPoint slides for use in ILT or as an asset manager for use with Articulate or Adobe Presenter
  • Coggno - content service, SaaS content Management and marketplace for learning content
  • Moodlerooms - A service provider who will host and customize open-source LMS Moodle for your specific purpose
  • Kineo - creative bundling of open-source LMS Moodle and Artciulate for a rapid and inexpensive e-learning platform.
  • SupportPoint - platform to manage electronic performance support (EPSS) or just-in-time learning. Also an excellent tool for capturing expert knowlegege about processes and procedures
  • Advisor Enterprise from BNH Software - calcualtes ROI of using different training delivery formats and managing budget and resources
  • TransPerfect - single stop shopping for multi-lingual voice-overs for e-learning
  • The Narrator Files - voice talent for multimedia productions
  • JBI Studios - foreign language voice-over talent
  • Alpine Testing Solutions - experts at creating validated, reliable tests and exams
  • The Presentation Company - best practice design of virtual learning experiences
  • Artisan Learning - teaches authoring classes on Articulate, Lectora, and Captivate
  • Certain Software - large scale, event management (i.e. managing a training conference, hotel bookings, regisration, etc.)
  • XtraNormal - tool to create animated dialog with a catalog of avatars.
  • Code Baby - adding avatars to interactive learning; virtual assistant - avatar access to knowledgebase
  • SharePoint Learning Kit - add in to allow storing of SCORM 1.2 and 2004 content in SharePoint document libraries and tools to mark attendance and completion of both eLearning and ILT
  • TinCan - an opensource standard specification that supports mobile learning and records natural language performance records (groomed to be an eventual successor of SCORM)
  • Read Speaker - a utility that adds text-to-speech for online and mobile content with 100's of different voices
  • Vox Box - localization support for eLearning, voice overs in 40 languages, DTP and other localization needs).
  • The Learning Factor - provides outsource trainers (facilitators) for Austrailia and Asia Pacific.
  • Jira - Project management, simple, reliable - reported use for courseware development projects