LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy
OCTOBER 17, 2016
As you can see, providing insight when you haven’t been standing in your “shoes” in a manner of speaking, really doesn’t tell you the reality, because they haven’t had to be in reality. Track and capture compliance data based upon specific courses that we provide to our learners. 2. Did they provide breaks? And if yes, what verticals? Voluntary?
My forecasts for 2017
OCTOBER 6, 2016
” This means they do not provide just a single native app with on/off synch, but they offer other native apps that can be used with their system. e. An i ncrease in the extended enterprise space, whereas it could be a content/training provider brick and mortar or a lone human who wants to sell courses, etc. Some course providers and course creators will start developing AR and VR content. ” On the other hand, course/content providers creating AR content for the masses. And the crowds roared. And the people sang from the hilltops. Miss the big picture.
What is in store for the LMS Space: My Forecasts for 2016
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
While systems going back from the dawn of LMSs have provided the opportunity for a learner to select their own courses, the factor of course is the administrator has to allow that; with deep learning obviously that changes things. Remember – courses are the priority – the main reason for purchase and the LMS is an added benefit (that is the best way to think of this model). The vendors who follow this route are course providers who have or include an LMS. . vendor)? Forecast #1. Curating Content. Not just capturing links and content on the internet. Forecast #2.
Hey LMS Santa!
DECEMBER 22, 2015
B2B – I’m not talking extended enterprise here within a company or channel partners per se; I’m talking content providers (maybe they built a couple of courses and want to go online), training providers, even training consultants (UK) – HUGE money sitting on the virtual table, and now vendors – well, more than before, see that. Why milk and not booze? .
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
Build Gr8 Micro-Learning Course
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
Point is to provide the information to help someone achieve or specifically learn how to do it. For months I’ve been telling folks that if they want to learn how to build outstanding courses, they should surf deep into the search engines, locate the information and begin their learning experience. I was wrong. Now before you go “WHAT?”, ”, let me tell you why. Outdated and seriously who is using this? Unless you are an ID (instructional designer) or e-learning developer who was inspired by Gagne, you are not touching this with a five foot pole. ADDIE? Snooze.
Top 10 NextGen LMSs for 2015-2016
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
Personally I am a data freak and when I was overseeing training, I wanted to get as much statistics and data as I could out of my LMS to really gain that deep insight that only a system can provide – or IMO should provide. Lots to get do, so little time or space for that matter. What I am seeing. Less statistics. But the systems that are coming into the space nowadays have ditched the robust stats for just the basic stats, which – HERE COMES THE IRONY – is how systems were appearing back in the early days – early 2000’s (as a whole). As a Result.
Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
Maybe it will provide you with a ladder to look above the forest and trees of commonality of online learning. What you must decide is whether these tools will provide you with the necessities to move forward. Well it is that time of the year. For what? No clue, but people seem to like saying that phrase and so, I’m adding it to this post. And what a post it is going to be. Unusual? Oh, in so many ways. Qualifications for e-learning tools. When I did find a recent site, a few tools were different than the authoring tools or tools like Go Animate!, Trial Tools. Best Buddy.
Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS
AUGUST 27, 2015
Adobe asked me not to publish their pricing, since in some areas it can be negotiated. I did agree not to publish the pricing (and please do not ask me for it, since I promised I would not provide it). The gamification component of Captivate Prime provides the following. This isn’t to say the solution is in the minus rack, rather it is to say it is still a work in progress.
Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business
This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture One significant way that training and learning organizations can play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization is by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
Video Learning Platforms
MARCH 7, 2013
2013 e-learning e-learning vendors m-learning mobile learning video content management systems video learning video learning platforms video recording Kaltura KnowledgeVision Mediacore Panopto video learning platform video learning platform vendors video learning providers video recorders Vidizmo VLPFlashback. VHS VCR comes home – literally if you bought one. VHS still dominates.
E-Learning 24/7 Superhero Reader Edition: LRS Pros/Cons, Course design – what works
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
The page will provide direct access to a wealth of information from many of the vendors (all were offered the opportunity to do so). My goal is to get it up and running by next Saturday. If you are a buyer, you will receive the info – user/password, prior to the site going live (which to repeat is not yet live). Hopefully they provided you with some additional insight and knowledge.
Game Based Learning – Competition
AUGUST 29, 2016
If you are a 3rd party provider who has some game based learning courses, pick the best and submit. ” Please provide some details. If you are selected to see the competition, you will be provided with the following. A one pager with a series of statements for you to complete when viewing the game based learning course – basic stuff here, we are not looking for ID and e-learning developer analysis here; we will take care of that. The problem though, is that the cool stuff I see has been created for a specific customer and isn’t widely distributed. Adults.
Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
This year’s report still provides you with the details, data and info that crushes any other report out there. 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. And yeah there are vendors who will taut that they are in X list or Y rankings and thus should be included. Sorry, that’s marketing. You want marketing, I know some sites that will list you. Not in.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.
Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings
JULY 16, 2013
They understand the value of selling to training providers and clients going B2B. also like that the system understands the value of having training providers (those who already have created courses and selling in the B2B and B2C channels) as customers. Back for another installment of the rankings. The final rankings will be the top 25 LMSs of 2013, will be posted in December.
Your Top Three Gamification LMSs for 2016
JANUARY 6, 2016
22nd, and which provides even greater details and insight on each of these platforms, along with other rankings, etc.). #3 Spoke by Unboxed Technology. Three. It is the magic number. Well, actually, probably it isn’t, but let’s roll with it. As with anything that involves rankings there will be conjecture on this or whether it really belongs with that. Most of all, folks will wonder why there system isn’t in my top three. Or they will wonder what they can do it be in the top three of whatever the topic happens to be. Is it an LMS? Gamification Features. One minus.
JULY 28, 2016
The blog will remain E-Learning 24/7 as will my Linkedin group. . b. My debut book, an LMS Guide if you will – which provides very useufl information from how to select a committee (and who should be on it), selecting an LMS – what you need to know, RFI insight – to save you time; pre-implementation and post-implementation and much more. They have trainers or hire folks outside to come in and provide training/learning. How many of you have attended a class for say an ERP offering? Is the person providing that training a sales person? Absolutely.
Mobile Mania – The Latest on M-Learning
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
p.s. For those interested in my Top 50 2015 LMS Report , I have provided a sample. Mobile the final frontier. These are the voyages of mobile learning. To seek out new devices. To boldly go where no e-learning vendor has gone before, specifically LMS vendors who are now starting to get it. . The Saga. already saw that mobile planet. For me, this is what I would like to always see. Yowsa.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
been providing lukewarm results for years. techniques and solutions that provide more impactful methods for improving employee. But microlearning offers far more than that: • It adapts to the pace of today’s business and meets the needs of your modern learners, providing learning in short bites that are fast and easy to absorb. Aside from providing access over the.
What is our role in online learning?
SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
What about higher education? Is its only goal to provide students with courses and topics that rather than be just in the classroom are now/available online? . Sure one could make the argument that for all – B2B/B2C, employees, students and government workers it is providing them an opportunity to acquire new skill sets to improve their personal and professional goals (well, at least in the corporate side, not really HE). And for some businesses, I’d say correct – oh and BTW – Kudos for doing so! The word here though is “provided” to me. .
Future Technologies – Get Ready because they could change the way we learn online
JULY 7, 2015
MBaaS provides mobile and web developers a way to link their applications (front-end) to backend cloud storage via APIs and SDKs. Say out loud learning technology and the two words just seem not to go together. Learning? You mean the classroom? The same approach to learning since humans went to school? Technology? That sounds so advanced – so in the “time to come” They cannot be associated with one another – we are talking about learning here folks! But they can not only work together but achieve something far greater than any of us could imagine, success.
Creating an e-learning strategy that works
APRIL 21, 2015
What components or items do you need to accomplish your e-learning plan? In my opinion here are the key items you will need: Will you want/need an authoring tool to build courses or are you going to have someone outside of the organization build them or just purchase courses via a 3rd party provider? The Conversation. A: “We need to have online learning” B: “Huh? ” A: “I was told we must have e-learning. I’m not really sure what it is, but I know it is popular, so we must have it” B: “Okay, what should I look for?” So look for that.
New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
There is never a quid pro quo, pay for play or whatever with my rankings. I’m not a lead gen for the vendors listed – rather the goal is to provide you with vendors that meet numerous criteria including UI, features, support/service, mobile, feedback from current and past clients and future game plans. Everyone loves lists. Lists for the best books written in 1899 (right?),
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include. provide the manager with talking points. We provide practice guides to help Sue. We now. Right?
xAPI, LRS – The Interview
JANUARY 12, 2015
While I am able to provide a variety of insight and details on the subject, I by no means would be a foremost expert on it. . However, the minute you want to add new activity providers, like Articulate, Captivate or Lectora courses with almost zero-configuration or redevelopment — or if you ever want to share that data across multiple systems, you’re going to want an LRS. years.
Where the LMS is Heading
OCTOBER 6, 2015
And how is it going to provide a refreshing take? With a personalized learning experience, first comes a learning path outputted by the system, then comes one that offers not just “this and that”, but one that delivers it by providing “why” Offering each learner, the next level of learning, 100% learning centric – in everything – not just the path – everything – (by 2025). Especially when some of the folks now touting the LMS space were the same people writing about its demise. Refreshing you say? Yes, allow me to explain. Big Data.
70-20-10 : No longer applicable to online learning – and here’s why
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
CBT was starting to make an appearance and grew in the late 80’s, and especially the 90’s when computers were able to handle what was provided to them. While he provides training for skills, compliance and other professional growth. In just a couple of weeks, I’ll be heading on over to London then unto Berlin to speak at Online Educa Berlin. digress, my new coffee, “Death Wish” (actual name) is starting to kick in. And yes, the name reflects the power err empowerment. “The Truth? Who does that? And therein lies the problem, the whole issue.
To be or not to be Moodle
AUGUST 15, 2014
What bothers me are those folks who do it, but do not provide the Moodle code – as they are supposed to, by using Moodle. . Some folks have it hosted via a service provider they use for other things. The worst thing you can do, is have the person who built the system (Assuming they do not have a training or teaching background) provide the training. Sure, you as a Moodle person could rely solely on the community to provide everything you need, but is that something you would want to do on a daily or yearly basis? Not a fan of it. Anyway, it is education.
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to. Provide a step-by-step work-plan to show you how to integrate gamification into. Game-based learning is often used as a one- time event to provide insights and instruction in a formal learning setting, either online or. Most games provide. Introduction.3 What is Gamification? system.
On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
More people are working remote, more folks are using Wi-Fi than 3G or 4G with their provider (partially because of the economy, partially because of data limits from such folks as AT&T, Verizon, etc.). Even with cable and satellite – ala carte provides you with a personalized option. Yeah I know its not the end of the year, when such forecasts tend to show up in droves.
B2B Top Five LMSs
JULY 17, 2014
Resellers who are part of your business learning network – maybe you provide them courses on how to sell your product. Content Providers – the fastest growing B2B right now in e-learning; best or most amazingly of all – it can be just one person who has created a course (content) and then has their own clients who purchase the course or courses to provide to their own employees; the days of large content providers as the only option is gone. must read it. I just like lists. It seems to me that there are others who also love lists. Warehouses.
DevLearn 2014 Conference Review
NOVEMBER 2, 2014
Before I get into the expo, anyone who reads my reviews, knows I always provide feedback on various items. Greetings! Back from another interesting conference, this one packed a whallop and I mean that in a good way. The show? DevLearn. The location: Las Vegas, NV. The result? Wowsa-Rama!! Break it all Down and Put it up again. The Conference Sessions. The Foot Scooter. The Basics.
Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs
SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
Some of the free open source systems nowadays have a psuedo-turnkey, which provides a really basic look and feel platform that if you wanted do – could be launched in short order. Everyone loves free, especially with software. Free software should be in a class by itself, because it often rumbles into three areas: 100% free with no watermarks, limited features/capabilities. 100% free but with limited features (if you want those gone you pay for it). Especially, people seeking a LMS. Criteria. To be considered in these rankings each system must. Offers plugins, add-ons. Say it!).
Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]
We provide both. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. properly, managers provide a concrete and comprehensive. The following models provide guidance on how to both set. Sure, we have provided a model above. How can you provide the systematic process. to provide the system and environment. to provide coaching and accountability to. sprints.
HR and E-Learning
JUNE 5, 2015
There are other challenges, but these tend to be the higher tier. I will add that if your HR person (regardless of level) provides only employee training, and the company is going to provide B2B online learning, it is a recipe for disaster. As mentioned in other posts, I am a believer that people in HR who provide training, see training (learning) in a different light and approach than those who provide training and work in a training department. . “What is this e-learning thing?” ” “A LMS? The result? Downside? Result? My Friends.