Moving from One to Many - LMS Products are Two Generations Behind

Tony Karrer

I ran across an article by Bob Mosher in CLO entitled: Moving from One to Many that discusses the disconnect of what LMS products are focusing on "competency mapping and effective resource management" vs. what Bob sees as the overall industry trend - "industry shifting its overall training focus away from skills acquisition to an overall strategy of project-based and outcome-driven learning."

The key to understanding what’s going on

Jay Cross

“Contrast that with the groupware approach to things where people are placed into groups defined organizationally or functionally.&#. The potential effect on learning and knowledge management is huge.

It’s a matter of culture

The Learning Circuits

Defining or imposing a culture and disseminating its principles aren't enough to make it effective. And its effect is usually to silence the others (the same thing happens in discussion groups, by the way). They could have encouraged rather than neglected the potential of the expensive and hard to deploy groupware (Lotus Notes) they began investing in during the 90s.

Co-creation

Jay Cross

Better still, new conceptualizations, metaphors, and stories co-created with learners could make the journey more effective and enjoyable for those who come later.&#. groupware. ( Fortune Magazine ). The Times of London calls C.K. Prahalad “the No. 1 most influential management thinker in the world.&# I wouldn’t argue. And he’s about to contribute another important idea to business.