TOPYX Bolt which provides for the social learning elements of the award winning TOPYX® social learning management system (LMS) to existing, legacy LMSs. TOPYX Bolt will extend learning management systems by providing a seamless integration of award-winning social learning features that will allow learners to easily collaborate through public and private communities that TOPYX Bolt will provide.
TOPYX Bolt delivers the same award-winning social learning resources as the TOPYX social LMS, except it “bolts on” to an existing LMS infrastructure and facilitates enhanced social and informal learning throughout the enterprise. Learners can now have access to a series of social learning features, such as forums, chat, blogs, shoutboxes, polls and many other tools to be used for collaborative learning in (private or public) subject, course and content communities.
“The concept is genius. Pure genius.” said Craig Weiss, President, E-Learn Info Advisory Services.
TOPYX Bolt is designed to be an affordable, subscription based and easy to implement solution, which extends an enterprise’s learning and development delivery model with collaboration tools geared to further engaging the learner.
The Facebook Generation’s Impact on Learning
What is the Facebook generation (a.k.a. Generation F)? This is the new generation of people who live, learn and laugh using social networking sites. Facebook is one of the more well known social networking communities where not only people, but companies, are connecting, sharing and exchanging knowledge all around the globe.
We, at Interactyx, are no exception and practice what we preach! We’ve stepped up our game on Facebook. Generation F has changed the learning industry significantly and we’d like to share our findings with our fellow workplace learning and performance professionals. Make sure to ‘Like‘ us on Facebook for continued social learning best practices.
The Generation F Personality
What does Facebook (and social networking in general) have to do with learning? Plenty! Let’s start with some general personality traits of Generation F:
Dispelling Myths About Blocked Websites
This interesting article dispels some of the myths surrounding the common practice around blocked sites in education today. It presents a pragmatic view on how the Department of Education’s leadership understands that teaching the correct social learning and collaborative networking practices are critical skills for our current and future digital workforce.
YouTube? For Learning? Seriously?
Believe or not, popular social networking and social bookmarking sites like YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and Digg to name a few, are powerful learning resources. It goes far beyond the laughing baby or cute kitten driving a vacuum! The trick is learning how to filter out the noise so you can get to the good stuff.
Providing Guided Freedom
Releasing learners out into the big bad scary Internet is like releasing a kid in a candy store. They will be overwhelmed and end up with a tummy ache after the sugar rush wears off. Sound instructional design, clear objectives and collaborative communication with the learners are a training professional’s best friend.
Here are some practical steps you can take to ensure your learner’s journey is a productive one:
Following common sense and communicating will go a long way. Your learners and IT department will thank you for it!
TOPYX Gets Gold from Brandon Hall
We are pleased to announce that the industry-leading social learning software, TOPYX®, is the proud winner of three Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards.
The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards are presented by Brandon Hall Group, a leading research firm in training and development. The Learning Technology Awards program showcases innovations in the products in the marketplace for creating and managing learning, talent, and performance.
“We are incredibly proud to accept these awards on behalf of TOPYX by the Brandon Hall Group as the best advance in social learning technology, the best advance in learning management for small- and medium- sized businesses and the bronze winner for best advance in learning management for blended or informal learning,” stated Alfred R. Novas, Chief Executive Officer, Interactyx Limited. “The industry continues to acknowledge TOPYX for the innovation of integrated social learning tools within an LMS, offered as one of the best values in the industry.”
Has Geography Become Irrelevant? Revisiting Web Conferencing.
Web conferencing, online classroom or virtual learning space. Whatever you call it, gas prices continue to rise at an alarming rate, economic forecasts are still uncertain, and corporate training budgets are at an all time low. It’s no wonder the “value of web conferencing” conversation going strong.
Where are we on web conferencing?
So where is the conversation these days? We are years into the initial notion of “cut costs by keeping your employees in the office” value-messaging. The conversation has branched from the original thought of an office “staycation”. Web conferencing tools have evolved from the one-way “show-and-tell” route to a decidedly more functional and collaborative space. Training has certainly benefited from this growth.
For example, many of us are all too familiar with the simple conversations we had with learners that include surveys, polls, and muchat (private or group). Today, we are experiencing the wonders that are collaborative whiteboards, document sharing, multiple facilitator support, and countless features that foster a collaborative at will environment.
Build Your Own Social Learning Management System
We have added a new tool to help you customize your own LMS. We call it the Build Your Own Social Learning management System tool. Check it out! This tool now let’s you chose the features that are right for your unique learning needs and will provide you a quote on the price and time necessary to get started.
So, click on the image above or visit http://interactyx.com/request-a-demo to build your own social LMS!
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