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Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

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The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. Extended Enterprise - Vendors are expanding into the wholesaler/reseller/affiliates/sales agent sector with their solutions. The note of interest is that it is occurring with all size of vendors, albeit the charge is being led by mid size vendors. Not all of the big dog vendors have entered this space, despite it being a huge revenue opportunity. Global markets. Even if your vendor is outside of the U.S./Canada,

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Gamification in E-Learning – Are you really learning?

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70% of the Global 2000 will have at least one gamified application by 2014 (Gartner). You also have probably read (not sure if you received any points) that gamification is the next big thing in e-learning. . Some people define gamification in the e-learning space as games themselves – sim games for tests, or games for learning. Because what they are not saying is that gamification in e-learning will be billions of dollars by 2020.

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Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

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Long has tools such as Studio and Captivate been on the higher side, the same can be said for vendors such as Rapid Intake and dominKnow. Because other vendors are getting into the act as well. I must have missed something because I could have sworn that we are in a slow growing economy and previously a global recession. Captivate 6 – $899 (per license), you want the full e-learning suite? one vendor debuts PowerPoint the entire market adds PowerPoint.

When your LMS BFF is no longer

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The big elephant in the room that we hear so many times and vendors love to pitch (to get you to their system), but rarely the vendors themselves will admit to – many have only themselves to blame. Sometimes, it is the client’s fault and sometimes it is the vendor’s fault. I know, I know it is never your fault (client) – its those nasty LMS vendors, but as with the failure to recognize, often more than not it is duality, at least at some level.

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

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For each of these items in e-learning. One vendor already offers it in 2012, and knowing this industry – if something takes off and works, others will follow. Right now, you have to upload the course as you would with your SCORM wrapper, where you self-upload or use the course within an online mobile platform from your authoring tool vendor. E-Learning in General. M-Learning. M-Learning with tablets. E-Learning 24/7.

SharePoint – Social Learning Savior?

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In today’s corporate world, you can not toss a rock in any direction without someone mentioning SharePoint as the glorious solution for social learning and in many cases a LMS. The social learning savior or a hero waiting to save the learner in distress? While many companies see this as a non issue, remember that for many of these companies they exist in the Fortune 500 or Global 2000. For social learning, this slew of items – documents, files, etc.

LMS dot.com 3.0?

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Out in 2000. Boo.com (fashion apparel), 135M in funding, out of biz in 2000. . I like Grovo as a product, but their pitch as the original micro-learning platform (read in one press release) is a twist on reality – great marketing, but really? This is because any vendor/platform/system could provide micro-learning since the start of the LMS space in the late 90’s. Heck, I was building micro courses in 2000 and my cloud based LMS hosted them just fine.

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