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Going to LTUK2022? My Guide on Which vendors to check out

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It’s May 2022, which means the kickoff for the L&D and Training community to attend the biggest trade shows/expos in the industry.

What is your comfort level with your learning system?

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I often mention leasing a car when talking about a learning system. When you “buy” a learning system, you are actually leasing it.


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Best Learning Systems for 500 or less learners

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The magic number. Some people would say it is eight, after all, the future of civilization is eight with that magic 8 ball. Who denies this? I recall some Schoolhouse Rock cartoon that identified the magic number. I can’t recall what it was, perhaps two?

Reader’s Mailbag – You Ask, I Answer

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For those of you old enough to remember, you used to wait for the mail to arrive and there would be a lot of letters. Apply for a job? Go thru the newspaper’s Wanted Ads, check out the gig, circle it, then send them a letter.

Transform Your Classroom with Apple

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

Apple empowers educators and students by design. In our webinar, we’ll explain how to make the best use of Apple devices in your classroom, and the tools and resources you need for success.

LXP – Are Times Changing?

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Let me tell you a little story, it is about this kid named LRS, okay, it’s a nickname. The real name? Learning Record Store. I’m sure you have heard of this kid, LRS. LRS is seen in a lot of places, various learning systems, heck even standalone.

Best of the Best Customer Education 2022 Bracket

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It’s time. The Best of the Best Customer Education Bracket for 2022. To review last year’s amazing competition, take a look at the 2021 Results. I prefer a bracket because it adds some vibe and experience that is completely different than a grid.

Top 100 Learning Systems 2021-22

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The List. That is what I refer to it as, you can refer to it as whatever you wish (hopefully – nice). The List represents learning system vendors from around the world. Sales Enablement Platforms? LMS and LXP combo? Learning Suite? A Learning Platform in general? Training Management Platform?

Latest in the Learning System Space

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I admit I’m giddy. Not just for this post, but for my beloved Los Angeles Rams winning the Super Bowl. It’s easy if you are a die-hard fan to just savor the moment. Attending the Super Bowl showed me a lot of interesting tidbits.

Latest News and Notes

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It’s that time of the year. Spring is just around the corner (okay for me), and your pets (if you have any) are demanding table scraps and not the stuff you feed them.

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Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

Gloat – Product Review

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Gloat is not a learning system; it is more of job opportunities and projects (jobs) within the company. It ties into skills for a better part, some mentoring and “learning,” which I’ll get to shortly.

What I like

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I was trying to think of a title for this post, because it isn’t your typical post. I thought first around something like the Truth they don’t want you to know, then realized that some vendors would push back and say that isn’t true, which gets back to the original statement.

2021 Turkey Awards

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What is a turkey? Well, besides a bird, I think most of us think of a bad product or service or in our case, system or solution. And yes, you are totally correct. For me, I toss in some terms that need to go or be stopped in their tracks before confusion does more to hurt than help.

R U Asking the Right Questions to your content provider?

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I’m the worst when it comes to questions. I often will ask way too many questions to a vendor, regardless of if they are a learning system, e-learning solution, other providers or a 3rd party publisher. I will usually say, okay this is the last question, then follow-up with another question.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Latest in the Learning System Market

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Well, it is that time again, to see where the market is, where it is going, and what you should be watching for, that doesn’t involve Netflix recommendations to movies and shows you will never view. Valamis Acquisition of The Working Manager. Can you say hate it?

LXP – The Answers you seek

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They continue to muddle up the learning system space. Not by their choice mind you, rather by the total amount of confusion among potential buyers, prospects, businesses, etc. There is a lot of information to digest here on the whole LXP space, what they do, what they do not do.

Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

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One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2021

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Well, here we are. A new year, and well, new rankings for 2021. For those new, each year, I publish what I see will be the top 10 systems for the coming year, based on a set of criteria (which will be listed shortly). Roadmaps play a role here, and ties into track records of previous roadmaps.

The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

Degreed vs EdCast TXP vs Fuse – Battle 2.0

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Three systems. One blog post. A repeat, in the sense, that a year ago, the debut battle between these vendors, occurred. It was and still is, one of the most popular posts, and since the systems have changed, it is only fitting to bring about a second battle to compare each vendor to one another.

Learning System Buyer’s Guide

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I love buyer’s guides. There is something about gaining insight and knowledge around various products or offerings when you either have limited or zero-knowledge around these items, but you want to purchase one at some point.

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Learning System Awards – Reqs, Specs and Information

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Well, hello there. I’m a bot named Zerblock. I’ve been asked to explain the process, approach and criteria for the 2022 Learning System Awards and the 2021 Platinum and Diamond Picks. I’m happy to answer any of your questions, with statements such as “What are you asking?”,

Let the Rants Begin – Learning System Edition

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If anyone has had a concussion and then suffered through post-concussion, you will likely bounce over onto the internet and see all those “medical experts” Apparently, it can be resolved in one month. Wait, no, three months. Hold on. Perhaps a year or more.

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

The Learning Systems to Watch in 2022

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Each night, I stand out looking at the night sky, seeing all the stars. I always see a couple of planets, which I have no idea who they are, so I just guess – Mars is always there. I openly admit, I am waiting though for something else to appear.

Get Your Red Hot Skills Functionality

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Which came first? The chicken or dinner at KFC? Knowledge or Skill building and development? Skills today are super hot and as a few readers mentioned the other day on LinkedIn, it is not new.

Top 10 LXPs for 2020

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It’s that time of the year. Awards coming out from analyst firms, sites, and anywhere and everywhere. It’s like Granny’s potluck. Some are delicious and inviting. Others are inviting but ensure that you can make it to the facilities in the fastest amount of time possible. .

Skills for the Future

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The Future of Skills. I’m sure you have heard this phrase. It’s everywhere. Some sites provide the answer to the question – “What are the skills of the future?” ” Yet, that shouldn’t be the question.

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

Info you need to know – To Boost Success

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I moved several months ago. I didn’t know what to expect in my town. I fell in love with the mountain views, having the extensive property in the desert. I was anticipating the summer, the intense heat (which actually isn’t that bad), I knew what I thought I knew.

Where the Corporate LMS Market is Heading (2022 and up)

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Do you ever sit there and think to yourself, okay, I have to write this, I’m not sure where to start, where to begin, but I know in my heart, this is where it is going.

Executive Roundtable – Learning Systems Execs Q/A

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The First Time. Something new for my blog, something new for my readers – long-time and first time. A roundtable like no other. Featuring top executives from a variety of learning systems. Systems that focus on Large Enterprise and Enterprise. Systems focusing on Small Business and mid-market.

More Learning System Awards for 2021

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I think I’m a here this is what it is, kind of guy. No messing around. No, “Well, I enjoy sitting on a fence” – which I definitely do not enjoy. I mean, wood fences? No, thank you. Anyway, for better or worse, straight-talking, no hold barred is the appropriate way to go.

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

2020 Learning System Awards (by Vertical/Industry)

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Stop the presses! There is a bat on the loose. Ahh, remember the days when you could attend a movie without ever seeing one commercial ad as though you are watching television?

Reader’s Mailbag – You Ask, I Respond

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I started up again, a reader’s mailbag where you can submit questions to me. This new version (debut here), is based on questions I have received via social media, email direct, and my website.

Learning Styles and E-Learning

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This post is going to be somewhat different than in the past, specifically a result of the argument of the effectiveness of learning styles and if they even exist. When I noted this week’s topic on LinkedIn (i.e.

Learning System TrailBlazers – Who’s Next?

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This past week on LinkedIn I wrote about four trailblazers in the early days of the industry, learning systems – and what made them special (one has since hit speed bump), and four who trailblazed and then hit a major speed bump into, well, lost their way.

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.