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NexGen Tier2 Learning Systems

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A year ago I wrote about NexGen functionality in any learning system. The reason behind it was simply that so many vendors pitch they are NexGen (often referring to it as Next Generation), when in fact, they are not.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2018

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I’m sitting here on my patio, with the sea of Cortez in my view. The sun is setting and the only thing on my mind right now, is the Top 10 learning systems for 2018. That and the hawk that flew by and the stillness of the sea and… well, you get the picture. Now without further adieu. #10

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. .

Top 10 Authoring Tools for 2017

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Before we dive into this year’s top 10 authoring tools, a funny thing happened to me this week – rib injury. As a result a delay in the post and up front apology for that. Anyone who has hurt a rib, knows the thrill of agony from it.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

Learning System Vendors Support Ratings

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If you are like me, the importance of training should be paramount. Especially since each one of you (I surmise) are involved in some aspect of providing knowledge, whether it be as an educator, a trainer, L&D, training, HR if providing training, and so forth. And if you are like me, having outstanding support when it comes to your learning system should equally be of high importance. Yet in both cases, for the most part, the results on the part of learning systems in the past has been mixed.

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Learning Experience Platform – WRONG

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I’ll get right to the point. I totally dislike the term, “learning experience platform” It really makes no sense, because anything and everything we do, can turn into a learning experience. Secondly, it does a major disservice to any platform that is called by that name. Allow me to elaborate.

Corporate LMS Forecasts 2018

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I reviewed the numbers from 2016 for predications for 2017, and despite a couple of hiccups, still crossed over the 90% percentile once again. As I recall, it was 92-93%. The hiccups were along the lines of slower than anticpated adoption of data visualization, and sluggishness of LRS too, which although I thought wouldn’t be fast, I was surprised how bad it really was from within an LMS.

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The NexGen LMS Grid

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It’s been a long time coming. One Grid that goes beyond the Quadrants of the world, the other type of grids focusing on the space, the vendors that make it based on a variety of factors as defined by the firms themselves. I totally get it.

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State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

An open letter to Tony Bingham, CEO of ATD

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Bingham, First off, this year’s ATD show was IMO the best I’ve been to, period. The idea to exclude morning sessions on day one, and instead have folks go right to the expo, was a very smart move and one, I hope continues in 2019.

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When do u buy an LEP?

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LEP is the acronym for an learning engagement platform, which is a subset of a learning system. Some folks refer to LEP as an LXP, which as noted in a previous post the term “learning experience” does a major disservice to the platforms and what they can do in comparison to an LMS or other types of learning systems. .

Customer Training – Best Practices

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If your company, business, association and firm are one of the hundreds of thousands places out there that provide customer training, this post is for you. Whether you offer it for free as a benefit for them purchasing your product/service/membership, and so forth, or you charge them, attracting, attaining and growing the base is crucial.

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Corporate Forecasts for 2018 (E and I)

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For those of us who watched the Super Bowl this past weekend, a soft drink ad, showed why forecasts are needed. The drink? Mango Diet Coke. Now, I’m a believer in taste buds and Diet Coke doesn’t support that.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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.

State of the E-Learning Industry 2017

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It’s that time of the year. A time to reflect back to see where e-learning as a whole is at, and where it is heading for the coming year. That said, reflection is for some other blog author to write about. I’m all about now and where the industry is heading (based on trends). . The Present. Or as some people will call it, Now, as in the present. Think of it like those movies, you know the ones that say “present day”, and it was done in 1975? Yeah, like that.

Rants on Buzz Words, E-Learning Style

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A learning experience. I’ve been hearing it quite a bit in the e-learning world. I’m sure you have too.

What I want 2 see in your #LMS

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I’ve been around the block. I’ve seen great, good, average, bad and downright awful, when it comes to LMSs and their subsets.

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The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

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.

Myths and Legends – Learning Systems

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In the mid seventies, as a child, my folks went up to the area where the Lincoln County war was (i.e. Billy the Kid territory). At a restaurant there, upon checking out, they had an enclosed area with artifacts. One of them, was according to the restaurant, Geronimo’s finger. Now, to me as a kid, it looked like a tootsie roll. . They told me, it was his finger. How they got it, never said, or at least I think I never asked.

Takeaways from #LTUK18

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Anyone who attended it, could concur with – Chaos. I have been going to trade shows in various verticals for the past 21 years, and this was by far the worst (LTUK) when it came to location of the vendors and finding your way to the vendors, the exits and wait for it, the loo (restroom). .

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Apprenticeships – E-Learning, OJT or Immersive learning?

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I am likely going to shock you. Heck, I might even cause you to gasp. . You may have heard the recent announcement by the President of the U.S. on his apprenticeship program.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

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?

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Informal, Formal – End 4 E-Learning

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Some folks generate a level of enthusiasm when talking about days gone by. And show it, via retro gaming, whereas folks buying NES and SNES 32 bit. Sega is launching their days gone by console with Sonic Hedgehog. Folks attend Renaissance fairs. Go to an autograph store and folks buy autographs of their “favorite players” back in the day. Perhaps you wish to travel back to another time, an easier time.

LMS Administrator Hiring – What you need to know to find the right 1

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Back in the 90’s (I think), there was “Where’s Waldo” books and stuff like that. Find “Waldo” was the rage.

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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. .

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

E-Learning Tricks and Treats

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This is Voodoo. He is a little devil, wrapped in black and white fur that can create terror and joy in a single bound. Right after he jumps full throttle on me. He looks so quaint.

Special Report – Hacking in the MR World

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Earlier this year, I attended a VR/AR/MR conference in London, UK. While sitting in a session with a group of experts in the space, I raised my hand and asked a simple question, “What is being done to deal with hacking Mixed Reality.” ” Each expert (three on the panel) had no real answer. . None of them even had thought about it, until my question.

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 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?

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

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Here it begins. Oh wait. Here it starts. Oh, whatever. The debut. This year’s Top 50 learning systems for 2018 is now out, and we are doing it a bit different this year. Before diving into the high analysis of #11-20, a bit about the rankings.

LMS dot.com 3.0?

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300 million invested capital. Billion acquisition of HomeGrocer.com. Billion to Yahoo. 40,000 share of stock. Pets.com 300M, arrives in 98. Out in 2000. Webvan, went public with a valuation of 1.2B. After three years, they went bankrupt.

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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. .

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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Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.