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What is in store for the LMS Space: My Forecasts for 2016

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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.

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Hey LMS Santa!

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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? .

Five LMS Sins

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You buy the courses, regardless of the amount – this is you going directly to the course vendor and not via the LMS provider. The course bundle is either sitting on your course providers site, awaiting to be moved OR more likely, you now have the course bundles, all nice and zipped on your desktop or servers or wherever – basically in your hands. Nope, not going to do it. 

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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Analytics capability – You see it with some SaaS authoring tool vendors.  In a sense they are saying, here you can take the courses and we provide analytics, thus you do not need a LMS. I’ll just say it right now, the industry as a whole isn’t doing much.  There I said it and honestly I can’t believe I said it.  The new and cool.  The downside for customers?  Trends.

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 Six E-Learning Tools for 2015

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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.

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Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

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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.

E-Learning 24/7 Superhero Reader Edition: LRS Pros/Cons, Course design – what works

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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.

Video Learning Platforms

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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.

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.

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

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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.

LMS Potluck

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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. 

Your Top Three Gamification LMSs for 2016

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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.

Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

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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.

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?

What is our role in online learning?

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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. .

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Mobile Mania – The Latest on M-Learning

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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.

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Future Technologies – Get Ready because they could change the way we learn online

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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

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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. 

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.

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

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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?),

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

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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.

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Where the LMS is Heading

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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

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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.

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Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?

GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. SETTING. EXPECTATIONS: My team members are clear on. their roles & responsibilities. 2. DELEGATING: I effectively identify tasks that. others can take on to develop their. capabilities and free my time for. more strategic activities. 3. COACHING: I support my team members by. challenging and encouraging them. to think for themselves and take.

To be or not to be Moodle

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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. 

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On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

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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

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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

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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.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

of respondents are looking to leave their current LMS platform and move to a new provider. do not provide the data and analytics the companies need.” When the LMS isn’t Enough How to Turbocharge Your LMS and Improve. Learning Retention for Bottom Line Results W H I T E P A P E R 2Table of Contents. The LMS is running out of gas.3 The LMS doesn’t have enough horse power.4 expectations.

Top 8 FREE Open Source LMSs

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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!).

HR and E-Learning

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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.

Final Post Analysis of #HRTechConf 2015

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Let’s jump right in – but first let me say this – I for the life of me cannot understand why the conference on day one did not provide free lunch boxes? . The person who provided/showed me the product was fantastic.  He deserves a raise.  I found out via our conversation that he was a former trainer, and it showed in how he presented the product.  To me that is like being in the auto industry and having your mechanics need assistance and the vendors who provide that assistance are not mechanics nor have any auto mechanical experience. Anyone?). Good).

LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?

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The security info and technical data they will provide comes directly from those individual sites.  As a child you may have decided that the cookies were a must.  There you are, grabbing them, hiding and munching away (I still do this as an adult).   Anyway, a voice calls out, “Ahem. Where are the cookies?” ”   Your caught, but not before you shove more into your mouth.  Welcome to the world of “do not do this” Adult Stage. Your boss tells you that their boss will be making the rounds today and whatever you do, do not surf the net and such and such time. 

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing stream. Skills Gap 3% 38% 59% 5% 61% 33% 6% 46% 48% 9% 62% 29% 1000 Providing career. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. provide the system and environment. provide coaching and accountability to. An improved solution for developing front- line managers should provide a scorecard. The e-learning provides an. in the e-learning program, providing fertile ground. Extend the Learning Activities within each module provide. tools are provided to help the manager. Moving.

E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

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Don”t fall for the trap that someone has been doing e-learning since 93 or less, because what they are actually stipulating is that they provided CBT and whatever at that point. . The term does not apply to anyone who provides training in the B2B or B2C space, IMO (In my opinion), rather it focused on internal training or learning.   I suspect I won’t be speaking at ASTD after this comment, then again, previous statements about their incompetence when it comes to putting on a show, probably killed my chances long ago. . Remember those two words – gaming elements.

PENS – Why your LMS and Authoring Tool Solution should include it

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Can you provide some insight into PENS? PENS (Package Exchange Notification System) is a wonderful standard that provides a method for authoring tools to directly send course packages (primarily SCORM) to an LMS. With PENS they can drop more problematic solutions like FTP and provide their customers with another compelling reason to pick their solution over another competitor’s.

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Best of the Best – Top 5 Gamification LMSs

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Besides its gamification ooomph, it is solid with social, provides an extensive feature set and is in my top 30.  . PLUS you receive the top 15 Q/A, which will provide you with additional insight to help you in your current or future search for LMSs. Let’s play a game. want each of you right now to think of the best games you have ever played, regardless if it was on a board, on a device, in your head, on your tv, sitting at your computer or looking at your bedroom as a kid and wondering if the pick up your clothes game, is really a game after all. Anyway. Do you have them?

And in this corner: LMS and in the other corner – Learning Platform

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Here are numbers – and no, I’m not providing their specific names, except in some cases to identify some folks you may or may not recognize. Each fighter provides customers with more options than in the past. It’s time. Two equal fighters. One the former son of the reigning champ. The other, well, uh, the reigning champ.  Both hungry for the title.  Can there be only one? Of course, not, but this fight analogy is fun. They can both be successful and in fact, they already are. Before this battle begins, let’s take a look at each fighter. Wait, you say. 

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

development, provides better data on. and providing the resources and support. effectively, monitor performance on a day- to-day basis, and provide timely feedback. Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing. ManagementPlus portal We provide detailed reporting on results and. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. moving from traditional performance. it happen.