How Valid are Research Results? And What to Do

Tony Karrer

I know the folks from CornerStone and their product does some really interesting things. Looking at Cornerstone's site: "Cornerstone's customers are not only satisfied with their solutions, but also recognize that Cornerstone can grow with their business, as evidenced by their leading loyalty ranking.” Josh Bersin, Bersin & Associates "For years, Cornerstone has provided an excellent integrated talent management solution for performance, learning, and succession management.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

These are being reported out of the larger eLearningGuild population and I would claim that they are likely more accurate than survey research that goes through the vendors themselves. Most of the time (as is the case with Oracle) these are different products. Update, Nov.

Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

Here’s the series: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products , Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning , and Using Punctuation and Mark-Up Language to Increase Text-to-Speech Quality. I was also struggling for clients who needed very simple learning tracking but with some customizations.

LMS Team Size and Time - Wow 23 Months!

Tony Karrer

Steve Wexler from the eLearningGuild's research group just helped me get into some interesting data around Team Size and Time during an Learning Management System Selection and Implementation process. Moving from One to Many - LMS Products are Two Generations Behind Leading with an LMS - Harmful to Your Health (or Skipping Stages. Still even with that you really would want to know things like: What's the difference in time if you customize or don't customize?

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Better Conferences - Response Needed

Tony Karrer

If you've been a reader of my blog for a while, you may have figured out that I'm almost continually surprised by what I consider to be obvious problems with the conferences I regularly attend - and no offense to the eLearningGuild, ASTD, etc. We would then take these topics and establish cracker-barrel sessions that look at particular issues, e.g., how do you structure your eLearning production, centralized vs. distributed. I'm pretty sure it's not just me.

Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

I've basically limited myself to eLearningGuild and ASTD conferences. I've been doing a lot of work on custom content delivery and even more on the implications of Web 2.0 I somewhat got this wrong as the big LMS vendors seem to now refer to themselves in terms of talent management and workforce productivity rather than innovating around the learning itself. In December 2006, I posted my challenges and predictions for 2007.

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