Mzinga is named a Hot Vendor in Learning by Aragon Research for TWIL

Mzinga is named a Hot Vendor in Learning by Aragon Research for TWIL

Mzinga focuses on mobile collaborative video learning

Burlington, MA – Aug 18, 2016 – Aragon Research (http://www.aragonresearch.com), a leading technology research and advisory firm, has identified Mzinga as a Hot Vendor in Learning with our new Mobile Video Learning platform – TWIL.  Mzinga (http://www.mzinga.com) is a leading provider of learning technologies and social media solutions for companies and organizations worldwide.

Each year, Aragon Research selects Hot Vendors across multiple markets that are doing something truly new or different. They may have new technology that expands capabilities, a new strategy that opens up markets, or just a new way of doing business that makes them worth evaluating.

This 2016 Hot Vendor report highlights a new emphasis in learning primarily due to the exploding demand for mobile video content aimed at employees as well as customers.  “Mzinga has invested heavily in social learning over the years.  As the demand for mobile video learning has increased, we chose to launch TWIL.  TWIL stands for This Week I Learned.  It is a mobile app and web portal that allows teams of any size to record videos and related content, share them with their team, solicit feedback and questions, and collaborate,” said Mike Merriman, CMO at Mzinga.   “We’re thrilled to be recognized as a Hot Vendor in this new mobile video marketplace.”

“What makes TWIL hot is the ease with which users can upload and share Videos and other content. TWIL is secure and shares information exclusively within the company. Users can comment, ask questions, and collaborate directly on TWIL’s Video learning platform,” reports Jim Lundy, CEO of Aragon Research.

TWIL can also be used in conjunction with other learning environments by leveraging The Mzinga Learning Record Store (LRS) and the Experience API (xAPI).  This allows organizations to track a wide variety of learning experiences that their employees, customers and partners want and need, in a format that’s engaging and exciting.

Learn more about the Aragon Hot Vendor Report here.

To learn more about TWIL, visit www.TWILVideo.com.  TWIL is available as a free trial.

About Aragon Research

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Learn more at www.aragonresearch.com.

About Mzinga

Mzinga is a leading provider of learning technologies and social media solutions for companies and organizations worldwide.  Our Learning solutions include the OmniSocial Learning LMS, the xAPI enabled Mzinga Learning Record Store, and our mobile video learning platform TWIL – This Week I Learned.  We empower employees, customers, and partners through formal and informal learning, collaboration and engagement anytime & anywhere.  Mzinga’s social solutions provide brand protection, social crisis management, and customer engagement services for leading worldwide brands. To learn more about Mzinga’s offerings, visit www.mzinga.com, www.TWILVideo.com and www.OnlineModeration.com.

About The Aragon Hot Vendor Report

Aragon Research does not endorse vendors, or their products or services that are referenced in its research publications, and does not advise users to select those vendors that are rated the highest. Aragon Research publications consist of the opinions of Aragon Research and Advisory Services organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Aragon Research provides its research publications and the information contained in them “AS IS,” without warranty of any kind.

Mzinga Named a 2016 Top 20 Learning Portal Company by TrainingIndustry.com

Mzinga Named a 2016 Top 20 Learning Portal Company by TrainingIndustry.com  

Mzinga keeps in leading streak going

Burlington, MA – August 15, 2016 – Mzinga® (http://www.mzinga.com), a leading learning technology provider, today announced it was selected as a 2016 Top Learning Portal Company by TrainingIndustry.com.

“Learning portals are critical to the success of most training programs as they are often the initial point of interaction the learner has with the materials for a given course,” said Doug Harward, CEO, Training Industry, Inc. “The 2016 Top Learning Portal Companies show they understand how important these touches are to the success of your program, while still providing you with the administrative layer required to track and measure your organization’s learning initiatives.” Selection to this year’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies was based on:

  • Breadth of functionality and capabilities
  • Commitment to the corporate training industry
  • Industry visibility, innovation and impactTrainingIndustry.com
  • Number and strength of clients
  • Geographic reach
  • Company size and growth potential

“Thanks to TrainingIndustry.com for naming us a leader in learning portals,” said Mike Merriman, Chief Marketing Officer of Mzinga. “Our focus on employee and extended enterprise learning has allowed us to maintain this leadership position for many years running as we continue to develop enhanced solutions for these clients and the market in general.”

View the 2016 Top 20 Learning Portal Companies

Adopting Video Learning – And Why It Matters – A webinar with Dr. Michael Moon

Join us on Thursday, October 13th for a thought provoking and informative webinar with Dr. Michael Moon

Webinar Description:

Learning from other people has long been recognized as an important way to familiarize newcomers to an organization but colleagues and peer groups are significant sources for learning in every phase of the employee lifecycle.  Video-enabled learning can help support learners, particularly when it is delivered via searchable, bite-sized chunks. This method is useful for learners who need access to just-in-time learning enabling the learner to apply the knowledge to the current challenge at hand.  But not every organization is ready to adopt the use of video content as a part of their learning repertoire. Despite 2014 research from Forrester Research which found that employees are 75 percent more likely to watch a video than to read documents, emails or web articles, not everyone is convinced.  Similar to mobile and social learning, HR and Learning leaders have concerns over the efficacy of video content, especially user-generated content.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What the many benefits of using video learning content are and hear about some of the many use cases for video learning
  • What some of the obstacles to the adoption of video learning are and how to overcome them
  • How to integrate video learning content as part of your overall learning strategy
  • How to harness the collective intelligence of your employees through user-generated video content to collaboratively create new forms of dynamic learning content where employees can learn both with and from each other.

Dr. Michael MoonDr. Michael M. Moon, SPHR, is the CEO and Principal Analyst for ExcelHRate Research and Advisory Services which provides strategy and advisory services to HCM vendors and is the founder of MMM & Associates an HCM Consultancy. Michael’s areas of expertise include the processes and technologies that support performance management, employee engagement, wellbeing social technology, and analytics. She conducts research, writes and speaks on a wide range of topics including learning, organizational culture, social capital, HR analytics, employee engagement and wellbeing. Prior to starting her own firms, Dr. Moon, most recently served as the Research Director for Aberdeen Group’s Human Capital Management practice. Dr. Moon also has 15 years of experience as an HR practitioner, working for Thomson Reuters, Vistaprint, Aon Hewitt, Raytheon and John Hancock. She received her PhD in Human Capital Management from Bellevue University and her Master’s in HR from Suffolk University and an MS in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory. Currently, Dr. Moon resides just south of Boston, MA with her daughter, Mia, and when not denying her role as a soccer mom, spends her free time playing in her garden.