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Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)

eLearning 24-7

I’ll be the first to admit, that I was not a big fan of the previous versions of the Plateau system. After viewing the Plateau TMS, my concerns in one area have been eliminated, in others, not so much. Plateau LMS is a Talent Management System, made up of four modules. Plateau Learning. Plateau Performance. Plateau Career and Succession. Plateau Compensation. Front end (what the end user sees) UI – A giant Kudos to Plateau. Euros and other currency (beyond USD)  in the Plateau Compensation. Plateau TMS Details.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

We think this one has a relatively clear path to the Plateau of Productivity. We project that Badges will reach the Plateau of Productivity before xAPI, simply because Badges is a less ambitious standard than xAPI that clearly meets the very common use case of tracking completion of a learning activities across different platforms. Plateau of Productivity: Blended Learning.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Plateau of Productivity. That pleasing, placid feeling of understanding and usability…why, we must be on the Plateau of Productivity. Our 2016 hype curve was a big hit, so we’re doing it again this year. Here is the short, graphical version: Our 2017 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. ” OK, granted. CHEST-Web Courseworks xAPI pilot.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Follow Up

Web Courseworks

Plateau of Productivity. Last December, we placed some of eLearning’s most interesting trends on the hype curve. Now that we are over halfway through 2016, we felt it was time to reflect on how well our predictions played out here at Web Courseworks as well as the eLearning industry. Innovation Trigger. EHR Integrated PI activities also made this white paper. Quick Hits. Appearance.

Gamification and Serious Games Headed to the Mainstream

Knowledge Guru

Plateau of Productivity – the technology finds its place and becomes mainstream. Gartner Group, which monitors trends across many industries, has labeled gamification as a trend that is sliding into the “trough of disillusionment”  within the education industry. Does that mean that it—and its cousin learning games—are dying? Those with strong underpinnings will remain.

MOOCs: The Beginning of the End?

ATD Learning Technologies

News & World Report and the Babson Survey Research Group show that the popularity of MOOCs has plateaued, at least in the academic world. MOOCs—massive, open, online courses—sounded like a great idea when they first came about in 2008. It didn’t take long for learning professionals to catch on, but the future of MOOCs may not be as bright as it once seemed. The Rise.

The Average Joe imperative

E-Learning Provocateur

In fact, while we experienced a peak of inflated expectations with Second Life, and then the trough of disillusionment, I don’t think as a profession we ever reached the slope of enlightenment, let alone the plateau of productivity. There once was a time when I thought Second Life was going to take over the world. – that I saw it as an unstoppable force. So what happened?

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Plateau of Productivity. That pleasing, placid feeling of understanding and usability…why, we must be on the Plateau of Productivity. Our 2016 hype curve was a big hit, so we’re doing it again this year. Here is the short, graphical version: Our 2017 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. ” OK, granted. CHEST-Web Courseworks xAPI pilot.

Is eLearning Ageist?

24x7 Learning

There is certainly evidence that shows that as a person ages they learn at a slower rate, but if you read my article “Old Dogs, New Tricks”, research has shown that intellectual ability actually increases until age forty, stays on a plateau and doesn’t show decrease until about age sixty. eLearning and Age: Is eLearning Ageist? Are young people smarter, as Zuckerberg claims them to be?

The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

However in the past 6 months improvements have plateaued despite improving the content and structure of the training workshops. User-generated content (UGC) is not a novel concept, but most of us in the corporate sector have barely scratched its surface. And yet… the world is changing. The event was hosted by Jeevan Joshi and presented by myself, Andrew Mazurkiewicz and Cheryle Walker.

How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support

Absorb LMS

We’re likely now approaching the Plateau of Productivity for performance support. About a dozen years ago, learning and development professionals thought performance support was bigger than Tom Hanks , Meryl Streep , and The Beatles all rolled into one. Conferences about performance support were filled to capacity. Electronic performance support support systems (EPSS) were the rage.

How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support

Absorb LMS

We’re likely now approaching the Plateau of Productivity for performance support. About a dozen years ago, learning and development professionals thought performance support was bigger than Tom Hanks , Meryl Streep , and The Beatles all rolled into one. Conferences about performance support were filled to capacity. Electronic performance support systems (EPSS) were the rage.

Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

eLearning 24-7

The user interface is slick – way better than the days of Plateau – which some people still call it – uh, its not. It is way better than anything Plateau ever did, but for the amount of money the system costs and the fact SAP now owns them, there is no reason that the UI should look like it does. Back for another installment of the rankings. Pricing is high.

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

SuccessFactors –  Just for those folks to remember, SF is owned by SAP and had acquired Plateau.  They haven’t been Plateau for a few years, so stop calling them Plateau – a pet peeve of mine.  It’s nearly here.  In a little over two months, my 2016 Top 50 LMS Report will be available for purchase.   This post isn’t so much a “buy, buy”, rather it is to give insight into the process, considerations, and factors. Not everyone gets in. Sorry, that’s marketing.  You want marketing, I know some sites that will list you.  Not in.

What to Do When You Hate to Hate Learning

CLO Magazine

If we don’t jump to a new learning curve, the plateau may become a precipice. I love to learn. But when it’s actually time to learn, it’s not always as fun as I’d hoped. I can feel clumsy. worry about appearing inept. I may fight fatigue and hunger. might be grumpy or struggle to complete my other work. So sometimes I hate it — this thing I love. Golf Association database.

The E-Learning Slug Awards

eLearning 24-7

Another has changed a bit here, bit there, and even then it seems dated; but as a whole, change is not happening as quick as I expected.   The shell, please –  , Congrats – SuccessFactors (they made such strong changes post Plateau, then the drop-off of late). It’s going to be a slugfest. Slugging it out? Slugfantastic! Yes, I made up that word, but go with it. I don’t know about you, but while I love giving out awards to systems, authoring tools and e-learning tools that deserve it, rarely do you hear about platforms that are slugs. . slug to pass you by? Anyone.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

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That said, it offers a lot of bang for the buck. #12 SuccessFactors -  Thankfully the ol’ Plateau design is long and gone, and replaced with a crisp user interface.  My only concern with them is what role SAP will play in their future. #11 MediaCore -  A video learning platform in the top twenty? In an earlier post, I presented the top ten LMSs of 2013-14, but held back on announcing the top 20.  Not anymore.  Below are my top 20 rankings for 2013-14. Before the Top 20, here are the. Top Three Open Source LMSs of 2013-14.  One of these vendors is listed in my top 50. Notables.

Special Post – Why the Big Four are not on my latest Top 10 LMS List

eLearning 24-7

Plateau is long gone and buried and people should realize that. Since my Top 10 list of LMS vendors has been posted online, I have received quite a bit of e-mail wondering why the biggest names: Cornerstone On Demand, Saba, SumTotal and SuccessFactors are not on the list. A LMS should first be a LMS. When I talk about a LMS, I am saying specifically a learning management system and the vendors themselves should see their own product first and foremost as a LMS, not as a TM/PM or whatever.  Best Selling doesn’t mean the Best. The car company Honda is listed as a best seller.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Back in the days, the Plateau platform was ghastly awful.  Well here it is, the final countdown. Other final countdowns: Europe – great song, but really how many times can you listen to “it’s the final countdown” Movie starring Kirk Douglas, Charlie Sheen – “The Final Countdown”, the navy goes back in time before Dec. 7, 1941 – great movie.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

iPad Cornerstone OnDemand Plateau Saba Augmented Reality Cloud Computing Analytics Mobile Learning GeoLearning Performance Support Outsource Low Cost iPhone Learning Theory Creative Commons Facebook Portal Learn.com Leadership eLearning Strategy Knowledge Management Voiceover Obviously, the Cornerstone OnDemand is because of the IPO. I'm hoping that others will join the effort. Video galore.

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

For example, a Plateau case study (PDF) talks about: The biggest benefit Reuters has seen from its Plateau LMS to date is from deep linking functionality. With deep links in Plateau, users can launch content in two or three clicks. I've had a similar discussion several times over the past few months. These discussions center on what requirements should go into an LMS RFP and more broadly how the LMS should really be integrated into the organization. Initially, the conversation was about having learning content appear on the enterprise portal. For courseware it can be hard.

Five Years of Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

Monthly views plateaued for most of 2009 and 2010, but started increasing again in 2011 as I posted more often. Five years ago today, I published my first two posts on this blog. As I noted in my first post, five years ago I was developing a course on social media tools for K-12 teachers called Building Collaborative Online Environments. didn’t feel that I could really encourage teachers to use these tools with digging in to use them myself. Will Richardson was the SME for that course, and I’m very grateful for his influence in starting me on this path.

LMSs, TMs and HCMs

eLearning 24-7

Oracle then followed suit by acquiring SuccessFactors who had acquired Plateau in the past. Oracle in short fashion soon made an announcement that employee recruitment, training and management tools would merge with Fusion, which is a Human Capital management software.  I’m sure the people who had purchased Plateau or even SuccessFactors Learning system were delighted to hear the news. And now a brief announcement: Shocking news! SumTotal is calling their product a Human Capital Management system. Oh wait, others were starting the trend. The Taleo Spin. Call to Arms.

Learning Solutions Series: Top 10 Learning Management Systems

InsiderHub

Here are the top 10 LMS brands owned: Blackboard Internal/Developed In-House SAP/SuccessFactors/Plateau SumTotal Cornerstone OnDemand Oracle Skillsoft/Skillport Saba HealthStream Moodle Others Learning management systems are used in both corporate as well as academic settings. With its usefulness, then, why do only half of organizations have one? Solutions Series

A Personal Approach to Career Management

CLO Magazine

Others are confronting a career plateau for the first time and do not understand how to continue to develop their identities and evolving personal views of career success. Invest in learning initiatives to enhance career management skills. Ensure senior leaders know how to develop social capital inside and outside their organizations. Senior leadership talent is in high demand. To retain this talent segment, organizations need to understand the career factors that motivate executives. Most senior leaders did not want to move up to C-suite roles.

Advice for High-achievers and Leaders Who Coach Them

Training Industry

If you are a star performer, you will plateau at some point in your career if you can’t make and learn from mistakes. Your ability to do things well could keep you from taking risks. common pattern among high-achievers and leaders who have a history of excellence is a consistent focus on the tried and true. They won’t venture beyond what they know they will do well. Decisions that risk putting their exemplary record at stake practically paralyze their thinking. People who discovered early in life what they could be the best at may appear bold but they are not necessary courageous.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

LMS and performance management companies started merging and then the big HR/talent players acquired them.   SAP acquired SuccessFactors who had acquired Plateau.  Learning management systems didn’t die.  They evolved, and today we recognize them. Quick LMS History. They were expensive to purchase, implement, maintain, host, upgrade and replace.  Cloud to the Rescue. Types of LMSs in 2015.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

We think this one has a relatively clear path to the Plateau of Productivity. We project that Badges will reach the Plateau of Productivity before xAPI, simply because Badges is a less ambitious standard than xAPI that clearly meets the very common use case of tracking completion of a learning activities across different platforms. Plateau of Productivity: Blended Learning.

Breakthrough eLearning: Whats the Purpose of an LMS?

Breakthrough eLearning

The presenters were Josh Bersin of Bersin & Associates and Shelly Heiden of Plateau Systems. Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Tuesday, February 07, 2006 Whats the Purpose of an LMS? recently attended a CLO Magazine-sponsored webinar titled “Benefits and Best Practices for Moving to an Enterprise-Wide LMS.” Here are the slides , in case you missed it. Did sales increase?

Informal Learning Blog » LMS, we hardly knew ye

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

Overall Rating Plateau Learning Managem. Plateau Systems, LTD 22 6.24 Virtual Learning System Plateau Systems, LTD 1 5.90 Update, Nov. You can get the abstract for the report and sign-up for a webinar on Sept. 26th on that same page. I was one of several authors who collaborated on the survey questions and wrote different sections of the report. Some notes on these numbers.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

Plateau Talent Management System. We are user friendly. Very easy to use. Simple, easy to use. Our customers find our system user friendly and easy to use. We never hear complaints. We have the highest repeat customers in the industry. We are user oriented. The number one reason people leave their current system or purchase a different e-learning product? Poor or non-existent user intuitiveness/interfaces. Common complaints. Poor or difficult navigation on the front end – ala what the end user sees. UI is challenging, if not very difficult. It is all about the Hype. Culprits.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, Learn.com). Otherwise, you get bleech, IMO.   If you are seeking TM as your focus and you want one of the big dogs – I found Plateau’s system to offer appropriate functionality for it, but found some real concern in other areas (see my product review).  Your competitors are not always the Big Dogs – Learn.com, Saba, Plateau, etc. So, how can I honestly say to myself, Plateau is my top competitor, when my yearly revenues are 3M? These standout to me. Categories. Big Dog LMS. Academia. Corporate.

LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

It is the same assumption that unless you buy one of the Big Dogs – Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, etc., Welcome, Welcome. How are you today? Audience: We are Fine – Craig! Glad to hear that. Well, I am here to tell you about an amazing product that can answer your LMS questions. That’s right your questions when it comes to identifying a LMS.  I know, I know you have heard it before, read about it before, thought about it before and yes, uh, did I say read about it before? Audience:  OOOOH, GASP! Let’s give it a try now – Who’s Ready?  Uh, no not you.

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