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Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

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The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. Adapt? Yes in some cases, no in other cases. If you are inquiring adoption across all learning tech capabilities and consumer demand (from the consumer marketplace and learners), then the answer is half yes and half no. .

Latest Negative E-Learning Trends

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Trends. They will often bare fruit. Sometimes is a way we like, other times in a way we don’t. Who can forget the trend of seeing Ned Beatty in every movie out there? He was soon replaced by Morgan Freeman.

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Top 10 LMSs for 2017, Part 1 (10-6)

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In the last two years (it may have started last year, the brain is a fog), I announced the Top 10 LMSs for that year, right before the Top 50 LMS Report was on the market for purchase. .

NextGen LMS Features (Now and Later)

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Earlier this week I presented a webinar on LMSs of tomorrow. The session covered in essence the next generation LMSs. These are systems that are out there today. Yes, right now. Some are extremely new, others have been around for years. Some are in my Top 50 LMS Report , some aren’t (because they didn’t score high enough, but still solid systems, missing though some set features). . Before diving into the current Nextgen feature sets, here is a direct link to the presentation: a.

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Top 3 #LMS 4 Video, Mobile, Social.

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Fun fact – The Top 50 2017 LMS Report is available for purchase. Makes a great gift for your or company or organization, etc. See SAMPLE of the report. Speaking of fun facts, need help with finding the best system for you?

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

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Lately there have been quite a few articles relating to where the LMS is heading, what is the future of the LMS market and so forth. All interesting reads, but do they really get to the heart of the matter, which is how will it affect you the buyer and what advantages are available for the supplier (i.e. vendor)?

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LRS Rankings (Learning Record Store)

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I’m a dreamer. I dream that those who are involved in e-learning (online) and soon immersive (VR/AR/MR), learn and understand about the nuances of the various types of learning technology current and down the road. Each piece can help you achieve amazing and outstanding results.

LMS Decision Making Criteria B4 U Buy

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If you are like me, you have probably seen dozens of posts or articles out there telling you here is “how to pick an LMS”, “criteria for selecting an LMS”, “best practices for buying an LMS” and so forth.

Tips for Driving Learning Success with Moodle LMS: Recorded Webinar

Learn how to get analytic insights into your Moodle learner data. You’ll also get tips and tricks on how to quickly access, analyze, and share this information for actionable insights that will help you improve the effectiveness of your learning programs.

Top 5 LMSs for 2017

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I love information. Knowledge. Insight. Acquiring facts and ideas from one publication to the next. Every day, I read cover to cover The New York Times , Washington Post and LA Times. It’s an addiction. But as you can probably figure out, I do not stop just there. I hit the net, and search. I dive into the e-learning industry, specifically the LMS world and see what others do not see. . I want to know. Who is out there? And why are people going and using it for their learning? ?

Top 10 LMSs for 2017, Part 1 (10-6)

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In the last two years (it may have started last year, the brain is a fog), I announced the Top 10 LMSs for that year, right before the Top 50 LMS Report was on the market for purchase. .

Immersive Learning, VR, AR, MR

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These past few days, I’ve delayed writing this post. Not because I didn’t think it would be relevant. Hardly. Rather, because what I believe will be the impact of immersive learning in the training, L&D industry.

Hey LMS Santa!

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I remember the days when Santa would come to my house. We’d leave some carrots for his reindeer, cookies for him (always fresh made by Mom) and milk. Why milk and not booze? . Good question. . I guess Santa enjoyed the refreshing taste of milk. Which reminds me, why not chocolate milk?

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State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

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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. Yes there are vendors doing some new stuff, okay many, but a few items are not new, rather they have been around for a long time.

Review of Linkedin Learning

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“If you have complaints or concerns, maybe you should write a blog.” ” I never knew that it was possible. That I’d be honored with such a retort as the one above, from a salesperson at a booth at ATDTK17. At the “Linkedin Learning” booth no less.

Review of Linkedin Learning

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“If you have complaints or concerns, maybe you should write a blog.” ” I never knew that it was possible. That I’d be honored with such a retort as the one above, from a salesperson at a booth at ATDTK17. At the “Linkedin Learning” booth no less.

Insight – The Top 50 LMS 2017 Report

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It’s that time of the year, when research firms, industry firms, Fred your mailman and Judy the person who nags you each day you come into your office, announces their best of the best awards. And I’m along with them. Well, sort of for authoring tools. For the whole whammy of LMSs, the list has been out for nearly 12 months (for 2016). You can still buy the 2016 Top 50 LMS Report (BTW).

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Mobile Learning – Is it melting away?

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The other day, I was listening to the classic 80’s tune, I Melt With You. While you can argue that the music video is lame, the song itself stays true and lasting. What you may ask does this have to do with mobile learning? Well, for one thing, some of the lyrics can easily be incorporated to reflect m-learning. . “I’ll stop the world and melt with you. You’ve seen the difference and it’s getting better all the time.

Five LMS Sins

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I’m not going to stand up on my crate today and rant and rave about the travesties that are happening on a daily, heck monthly basis. . Nope, not going to do it.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

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After a whirlwind week that for many of us has left an indelible mark of uneasiness and concern, we all need a little good cheer. Sure we could ask Santa to make a special emergency delivery. We could inquire why Black Friday or Cyber Monday is always after Thanksgiving.

Top 10 NextGen LMSs for 2015-2016

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Lots to get do, so little time or space for that matter. What I am seeing. Less statistics. 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.

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Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Top 10 Higher Ed/EDU LMSs for 2017

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A good tiding to you all. Ahh, the new year. A year of opportunities. Thrills and fun awaits you. At least while you sleep. Then you awake and wonder “is my K-12 LMS really meeting our needs?” ” Or “Why can’t these teachers spend the time to learn the system?

2016 Top 10 LMSs

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Thank you all for the delay. It’s been a long few weeks, putting together the 2016 Top 50 LMS Report. Before, I jump into the Top 10 for 2016, some interesting bits of info. This year’s report comes in at slightly over 500 pages – all of which is in an easy to read format, getting right to the point.

My forecasts for 2017

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And the crowds roared. And the people sang from the hilltops. And a lot of prognosticators wouldn’t stay it. They wouldn’t admit it. That yes, they missed the boat. . They spewed their forecasts, left others to spout “Wow, and yeah,” but failed to see the trends. Miss the big picture. Some of my personal favorites. Talent/Performance Management will take over LMSs, whereas people will want it OR the LMS will become a Talent/PM solution first and foremost.

Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015

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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. Fun and Fantastic? If you have ever found something you lost, it is just like that – euphoria and then you realize the TV is still on and your favorite show is about to start. Qualifications for e-learning tools. None.

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Building a Business Case for Customer Training

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Top 5 LMSs for 2017

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I love information. Knowledge. Insight. Acquiring facts and ideas from one publication to the next. Every day, I read cover to cover The New York Times , Washington Post and LA Times. It’s an addiction. But as you can probably figure out, I do not stop just there. I hit the net, and search. I dive into the e-learning industry, specifically the LMS world and see what others do not see. . I want to know. Who is out there? And why are people going and using it for their learning? ?

Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

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Adobe Captivate Prime brings forth a modern UI, along with a simple UX (user experience), but along the way misses the boat on several items that leaves one wondering why?

Current state of Gamification in the LMS Market

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Imagine you are looking at a pinball machine. It is your favorite machine. You see that Steve has more points than you, but ZZERAF is just slightly below you (and you wonder who is that person?). You really want that top score, but you just do not have the time to spend or skill to achieve the top score. But you continue to try. Then something out of the blue happens. Your ball gets stuck right next to the 10,000 whammy bumper and you smack the machine. Uh, oh.

The E-Learning Slug Awards

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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. . Equally, where the industry loves jargon, buzz words and the latest whatever, some deserve to be in the slug folder. Maybe they need a squish or perhaps just a little push with a stick to go faster.

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?

Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

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Back for another installment of the rankings. Please be aware that the rankings are on-going and as such subject to change month by month. The final rankings will be the top 25 LMSs of 2013, will be posted in December. Oh, here is my latest directory of LMSs. #10

Top 3 #LMS 4 Video, Mobile, Social.

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Fun fact – The Top 50 2017 LMS Report is available for purchase. Makes a great gift for your or company or organization, etc. See SAMPLE of the report. Speaking of fun facts, need help with finding the best system for you?

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

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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. Then there are those who use the “traditional” and “non-traditional” tag as a reason for being listed.

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

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Welcome, to another installment of Q&A where readers of the E-Learning 24/7 send me questions via e-mail and I respond (okay, I select a few and respond, but you probably figured that out). Couple of quick housekeeping notes – starting in March, the blog will be posted on Saturdays.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

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