The Art of Knowledge
I got these quotes from this article.
- "Lotus Learning Management System can assess the corporate IQ of an organization as measured against its business needs. It can make such an assessment because you can integrate the core management technology with other corporate systems -- such as a customer satisfaction system to see whether trained employees are actually meeting the needs of customers."
It uses -
- "The comprehensive Lotus Learning Management System is among Lotus' first products to be based on Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.3 as the standard delivery platform to give present and future customers the benefit of an open platform to leverage for all their e-learning needs."
- "IBM can concentrate our efforts on collaborative technologies and leave the transaction elements to WebSphere and the database issues to DB2. So the Lotus Learning Management System is built on WebSphere and DB2."
The REAL pitch-
- "In an age of government and industry regulation, the Lotus Learning Management System can be invaluable in measuring an organization's compliance. "
With the new Enterprise Architecture requirements coming down the pike all companies are going to have to align their info with the good ole' gov't. So this is the real marketing pitch.
I kind of like this. It makes people nodes instead of clearly defining roles. Obviously instructors and curriculum and environment are changing in the way that they interact.
- "Our competitors customize learning management by setting up rigidly defined roles. For example, all students are defined around a student role and all managers around a manager's role. But individual departments and individual managers don't always fit those roles. Anytime you start with that kind of customization, you are building cost downstream because every time the system gets updated the customization has to be updated."
The rest of it is a lot of hot wind that you can read on the side of a cereal box when you're eating. I did like the info though. It's nice to see IBM really starting to use J2EE and the idea of treating all aspects of the LMS process as nodes is attractive.
Link posted by JVMM : 4:12 PM