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LatitudeLearning is a private software company that provides learning management software.[1] Based in Saline, Michigan, Latitude Learning developed, hosts and provides access to a learning management system (LMS), which delivers and manages Web-based e-learning courses and tracks student progress. The Latitude Learning LMS includes a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs, classroom and online events, e-learning programs and training content. Its products and services are delivered using a software-as-a-service (SaaS) / Cloud model.[2]

LatitudeLearning
Private
Industry Educational Software: eLearning
Founded 2005
Headquarters Saline, MI, United States
Key people
CEO: Jeff Walter
Products (see Products and Services)
Number of employees
50+
Website www.latitudelearning.com

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Corporate historyEdit

In 1995, Novations Learning Technologies was formed to provide e-learning and learning management solutions to companies. The LMS, called Ready Solutions LMS, was sold only as commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software. In 2005 Latitude Learning was formed when the Latitude Consulting Group, Inc., led by CEO Jeff Walter, acquired Novations Learning Technologies.

In 2008, Latitude Learning rechristened Ready Solutions LMS as LatitudeLearning.com. Latitude Learning launched LatitudeLearning.com, as a cloud-based[3] version of the LMS.

In 2010 Latitude Learning launched its Forever Free[4] program which allowed free access to the LMS for companies with fewer than 100 users and to non-profit organizations with up to 1000 students. More than 1000 LMS set-ups were deployed within the first year.

In 2017 Latitude Learning passed the threshold of 20,000 LMS set-ups.

ProductEdit

LatitudeLearning.com LMS is a scalable, SCORM-compliant solution built with Microsoft's .Net and SQL Server. It is rated one of The Top 20 Most Popular LMS Software Solutions by Capterra[5] and listed as a major LMS for associations by Tagoras Research.[6]

In addition to the standard LMS features such as administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs, classroom and online events, e-learning programs, business intelligence dashboards[7] and training content, the LatitudeLearning.com LMS offers Web 2.0 capabilities such as integrated functionality ('widgets') to aid in the presentation of personalized training and performance information; RSS news feeds and audio/video casts; blogs; polls and surveys; and social and peer-to-peer networking forums[8] to provide a consistent customer service experience.[9] Blended learning is also credited with helping global companies with facilities in many countries to quickly instill a sense of corporate culture and introduction to new business processes.[10]

AwardsEdit

  • In 2010 Latitude Learning won the Ektron All Stars Awards for Best Extranet Site.[11]
  • In 2010 Latitude Learning won the bronze medal for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for External Training from Brandon Hall Research[12]
  • In 2012 Latitude Learning client VIP Auto won the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association Head of the Class Award for retailers[13]

Technology partnersEdit

The company has established partnerships with Ektron, Inc.;[14] Microsoft Corporation;[15] Kony Solutions, Inc.;[16] and IBM.

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