Ed Gipple

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Inquisiq – An Award Winning LMS

Posted by Ed Gipple on Sep 26, 2016 10:35:27 AM

The Inquisiq team is thrilled to share that we have (with your help!) been fortunate enough to receive not one, but TWO, notices of recognition in recent weeks. Inquisq has been ranked on Trainingindustry.com’s 2016 Watch List for Learning Portals AND been named as a finalist in the 2016 Best of Elearning! Awards in the category Best Learning Management System (SaaS, Cloud-Based, or Open-Source Only).

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Top LMS Features You Should Be Using (but may not be)

Posted by Ed Gipple on Jul 13, 2016 1:33:38 PM

Consider implementing these four LMS features to vastly improve your online training program

When you were first deciding to purchase your LMS, do you remember the extensive list of features that was offered by the LMS provider? Now that your learning management system is deployed and operational, chances are, you’re probably not utilizing all of those higher level LMS features. Don’t worry, you’re not alone in this – every LMS admin is doing it to some degree, consciously or not.

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Microlearning: Training for a new generation of learners

Posted by Ed Gipple on Jun 13, 2016 10:09:44 AM

L&D in small units makes for more effective eLearning courses

Microlearning is by no means a new concept to learning and development professionals, however, it is rapidly becoming the ideal method to train today’s connected learners in the corporate training environment. A traditional linear and rigid course model with lengthy lectures is no longer the most effective method to encourage a collaborative experience between developers and learners.

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Tags: eLearning, Corporate Training

SumTotal vs. Moodle vs. Inquisiq: One Non-Profit's Quest for the Best LMS

Posted by Ed Gipple on Jan 9, 2014 3:38:32 PM

Getting a new Learning Management System (LMS) or migrating to a new one? If so, you’ll enjoy this case study.

You’re no doubt finding that there is no shortage of different types of Learning Management Systems to choose from. Add in a plethora of technological and organizational factors to consider and the decision can be quite daunting.

The most popular systems like SumTotal and Moodle may seem like a safe bet (nobody’s ever been fired for hiring IBM, right?), but that’s not always the case, as HP Freeman discovered shortly after deciding to move from SumTotal to Moodle. By the time they realized the mistake, it was too late to avoid an inevitable LMS migration. This case study is meant to help you avoid a potentially costly mistake and hopefully make your LMS decision a little easier.

Enjoy this step-by-step review of the process a large non-profit organization undertook when it migrated from one system to another.

The Client (and a Bit of General Background)

Harold P Freeman Patient Navigation Institute is a non-profit organization located in New York City. The institute pioneered the Patient Navigation program to reduce disparities in access to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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Tags: Inquisiq LMS News, LMS Features, LMS Industry Mashup

DevLearn 2013

Posted by Ed Gipple on Oct 24, 2013 6:40:10 PM

Join the Inquisiq R3 LMS team at DevLearn2013. See the latest via the #DevLearn twitter stream below:

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LMS Industry Mashup - Let's Go Mobile

Posted by Ed Gipple on Aug 12, 2013 1:40:51 PM

Welcome to the latest LMS Industry Mashup. Mobile and responsive design is becoming a hot topic in the LMS and courseware development space. We've pulled together the top articles over the past couple weeks to get you started. Be on the lookout over the next couple months for our Ultimate Guide to Mobile Courseware Development. Leave a comment below and we'll be sure to include you on the list to receive it once it released.

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Changing LMS Providers

Posted by Ed Gipple on Nov 15, 2012 5:45:11 PM

Craig Weiss penned an article on his blog, “LMS Stories – Fantasy or Reality”, which is a meandering stroll through a variety of LMS concerns, questions, and suggestions. One section mentions the ‘top five reasons’ that companies stick with their learning management systems despite dissatisfaction with the product. Let’s address some from our perspective…

Fear Factor (if you move your data it will be lost)

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Tags: Corporate Training, LMS Features

Who Uses the Inquisiq LMS?

Posted by Ed Gipple on Oct 25, 2012 9:55:30 AM

Our full-featured, affordable, and user-friendly LMS is primarily targeted to the small to medium sized business and to on-line training providers. However, we have quite a range of clients - from large government agencies to small entrepreneurial businesses who have found Inquisiq to be the perfect learning management system (or sometimes referred to as a ‘virtual learning environment’ – VLE) solution for their needs; from internal eLearning requirements to training initiatives for the general public, or targeted groups, requiring eCommerce capabilities.

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Tags: Corporate Training, Training Providers, Software as a Service (Saas)

Are You Unhappy with Your LMS?

Posted by Ed Gipple on Sep 25, 2012 11:13:21 AM

A lot of our customers are refugees from other LMS provider. We’ve heard many reasons why a customer exploring our LMS is looking to leave the system they currently use; some of the more common are:

  • Not learner-friendly
  • Lacks reporting flexibility
  • Too many unforeseen expenses
  • Poor technical support
  • Does not scale well

Other complaints tend to be more specific, like no SCORM 2004 support, or no ability to connect with social platforms or web-conferences. Of course, while we don’t meet every customer’s requirements, we certainly have our share of converts!

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Tags: SCORM, LMS Support, Software as a Service (Saas), Uncategorized

What Our Customers are Saying

Posted by Ed Gipple on Sep 11, 2012 9:39:50 AM

While we get fairly frequent direct emails from our customers on their satisfaction with the our learning management system, they are frequently pretty brief and sent without expectation they’ll be made public.

So we’ve setup an Inquisiq review site to provide a public venue for customers to post a review of our LMS. Here are a few highlights:

  • We investigated 13 other LMS vendors before choosing Inquisiq R3 - I have ZERO regrets about our decision.
  • Some companies will try and sell you on those big systems and several weeks deployment - that's crazy! You can deploy this with 1-2 employees for 10,000+ users in 2 weeks.
  • Stable SCORM implementation. Superior logical design and physical system implementation. Intuitive interface. Very high value for every fee dollar.
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Tags: Inquisiq LMS News, LMS Features, SCORM, Training Providers