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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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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. .

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Micro Learning and Mobile

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I’m going to start a revolution by pitching you some radical ideas when it comes to successful micro learning. And no, I’m not inviting Tracy Chapman. I’m inviting you. Each and everyone of you reading this right now or tomorrow, or next week or in the future.

F2F LMS Presentations – Good, Bad,Ugly

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In the last few months, I’ve been there and that. Sitting in on face to face on-site presentations from LMS vendors. And I’m proud or sad to say, that what I am seeing is that same stuff I have seen from year’s past. .

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

ATD17 Post Review: Rants & Raves Edition

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Atlanta. Home of Coca-Cola. The Braves (wait they moved to Cobb County). Excellent cuisine. Humidity. An amazing airport. Did I mention the humidity? Oh, and of the course, this year’s ATD 2017 Conference. We are changing some things up this year, for the post-review.

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.

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. .

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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?

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

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.

Digital Learning – Define it

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When I was a kid I loved playing the game “Jumble” which could be found in virtually every U.S. newspaper that had a comics page. I normally smoked (i.e. did well) the first couple of jumbles and in many cases, only hit a roadblock on one of them or when trying to figure out the sentence for the whole thing. And yes, normally the results of the what they were seeking was usually dry and lame (no fun). Sort of like F2F training! HA, I made a funny. .

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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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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How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

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. .

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 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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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.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

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.

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.

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.

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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Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.

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.

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.

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).

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.

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

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