Hybrid Workplace – Will ILT become a relic?

eLearning 24-7

Before diving into this topic and then seeing all the folks rant on LinkedIn about how ILT is great, will survive, e-learning is awful, and the moon is definitely made of cheese, I wanted to let folks know (who are not aware), that I have a podcast! ” ILT is not 24-7, WBT is.

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Y R Some Vendors confused about e-learning?

eLearning 24-7

Are there vendors in the e-learning space who lack basic understanding around e-learning? Lastly, if the vendors, organizations and firms whose whole background, expertise and existence is tied to e-learning and they themselves are not fully understanding it, does this bode well for the industry as a whole? (I’ll Web based training (WBT which was the term to define web based courses) – E-Learning. . For those who are/were overseeing ILT training.

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Review of ASTD International Trade Expo

eLearning 24-7

Lots of vendors, lots of potential. There were vendors that had nice LMSs and cool features. It just wasn’t me thinking this, I heard it from attendees and even other vendors who were trolling the floor. I would estimate that there was a 60-40 split, still instructor led driven, but even a significant number of the ILT vendors were offering subsets or capabilities to turn their ILT into online via webinars or online courses.

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Adding Instructor-Led Training to Tahoe Courses With BigBlueButton

Appsembler

So how can you take your previously classroom-bound training online and switch from ILT (Instructor-Led Training) to vILT (Virtual Instructor-Led Training)? BigBlueButton provides you all the core features you would expect from a core web conferencing system (but under an open source license).

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

LMSs – Finally vendors took notice. Sadly though many still are in the dark on true mobile learning – i.e. not accessing their platform via a mobile web browser. Authoring Tools – With only a small sample of vendors that are SaaS based, pickings are slim. Web Conferencing – You would think that all these services would have a native app for tablets. Increase in number of vendors. I love the end of the year.

Adding Instructor-Led Training to Tahoe Courses With BigBlueButton

Appsembler

So how can you take your previously classroom-bound training online and switch from ILT (Instructor-Led Training) to vILT (Virtual Instructor-Led Training)? BigBlueButton provides you all the core features you would expect from a core web conferencing system (but under an open source license).

WBT – What is Happening?

eLearning 24-7

The real value of e-learning and specifically WBT has somehow become entangled into this morphed methodology of creating asynchronous courses (WBT that is fully self-contained – everything is in it), following an ILT (instructor led training) approach. It is seen quite often in people building their own courses, but some online learning vendors have – for whatever reason – become entrenched in this philosophy that is how WBT should be, and frankly they are plain wrong.

DevLearn Day 2

eLearning 24-7

One of the wonderful things I love about attending expos is the ability to see new products and new vendors. For example, there were several vendors making their debut – as in their solution – at DevLearn. Not only does it show that this industry, i.e. e-learning is continuing to grow an enhance, it also shows the naysayers – we are not going anywhere – so go after the ILT people and leave us alone. web site: [link].

May Edition: E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

In this month’s issue, my tribute is to the 80′s a time where the Net wasn’t around, ILT was the dominant force, CBT was up and coming and WBT was just a dream. The partner approach works this way: vendor A integrates Vendor B’s solution into their product. Vendor B can still sell their product as a stand alone or however this wish to do it and can still sell it/integrate or use an interface into additional vendor’s solutions.

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State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

The data shows that what many vendors assume end users want is far from accurate. Too many vendors are focusing on talent/performance management as the next feature/component in their systems. By the mid to late 2000′s, the split returned with LCMS and LMS (and yes, there were vendors who called themselves LCMSs for as long as e-learning – online learning – has existed). rather then going through the LMS vendor. ILT/Classroom mgt – 48.5%.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. If you are still a huge fan of ILT or believe a blended learning approach is necessary, why stick only to PowerPoint, handouts and long talks? Expect a few commercial vendors to jump into the augmented reality space for e-learning.

Analysis of ASTD International Conference and Expo 2013

eLearning 24-7

to the expo vendors who forgot to bring any type of product example to the show – this event will go down in history! An additional fee of $700 per day for vendors who wanted to use Wi-Fi, which some vendors found to be spotty at best. One vendor I know declined the Wi-Fi and instead used their 3G smartphone tied back to their laptop. If a vendor didn’t visibly list it, then upon asking, many said they were going to include it. EXTRA! EXTRA!

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Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

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. and European vendors interestingly enough, do not follow suit.

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LMS Ecosystems – The next big thing

eLearning 24-7

Perhaps you see it as an extension to an already in place, ILT (instructor led training) program. If you are taking a deep look around the LMS market you may be hearing a new buzz word, “ecosystem” Some LMS vendors have used the term in the past because they themselves saw their platform as a one stop shop. They probably offered you the ability to buy courses through them eliminating the need to go directly to the 3rd party vendor. Discovery Education Web 2.0

“Automating” your Classroom Training

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This capability is available from a number of vendors, but generally not delivered all that well. A number of more recent LMS vendor solutions on the market have tended to focus more on web-based/virtual training and (thankfully) much-improved user interfaces overall. Articles Classroom ILT“Automating” your Classroom Training.

TechKnowledge 2012 – Post Assessment

eLearning 24-7

Nice selection of vendors – in general. More goodies then in the past, but the vendor with the awesome monkeys – it was nearly impossible to get one – you had a better chance of allowing them to stick leeches on you, then getting one – what’s the point of marketing – if the product you want to show – yours – isn’t walking the floor with folks. Less vendors scanning people’s ID badges, which I found interesting.

Education learning management system trends

eLearning 24-7

I am projecting the analytical part to significantly increase and to expand the capability to use solutions such as online storage (which a few vendors are offering) and product like Dropbox and CalenGoo. Ancient features such as discussion boards/text chat/forums – I offered these babies back in 1995 on my web site. A huge number of vendors are offering this feature in their system. Online Learning vs. ILT.

Features that are must haves in any LMS

eLearning 24-7

End user registers for event (ILT, webinar, whatever) and receives an auto e-mail notification, then as event gets closer receives reminders (as set by the administrator. Classroom management – the capabilities within this feature set are gaining steam, part is due to the fact that many more people who have always used ILT are now zinging over to e-learning either by choice or force.

Product Review: GeoLearning GeoMaestro

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Strong ILT functions (for those who offer instructor led training). It is truly amazing on how vendors seem to think lots of stuff on the page, is the way to go and navigation is just a requirement. Setting up the ILT functionality is again, easy to do and the features are more than robust. A standard feature in today’s industry is the “infamous&# integration with the web conferencing solution.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. If a RCAT vendor tells you they have been in business for over 10 years, they are somewhat misleading, since WBT courses really didn’t start to hit the mark until 2000 and then you have limited choices on how to build. Trainers handed the task of building courses and incorporate the builds as an extension of ILT – i.e. linear. 43 Vendors do not have one.

Product Review: BlueVolt

eLearning 24-7

Many people today prefer 3rd party authoring tools and in fact, I recommend that route rather then using a vendor’s built in authoring tool. Featured Items- this can be WBT, seminars – online or offline (ILT), resources, videos, etc. ” While you can read up on it via their web site – which I found a tad confusing myself, here are the essentials: 1 point equals $1. At one time BlueVolt was just a spark, a system among many other systems in the market.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

LMS, web, CD, etc., Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. iTunes, iTunes University, Facebook, MySpace, CD, web server & more. Import and convert PPT to the web, add rich media. can capture video from web cam. Many vendors hyping PowerPoint to Flash angle as key feature. These should be considered standards for vendors in this space in 2011 or at least those who want a competitive edge.

5 Tips For Managing Effective Blended Learning Through An LMS

Upside Learning

Managing Resources For Instructor Led Training (ILT). One of the key features of an Instructor Led Training (ILT) program is its ability to have complete interaction between the trainers and the students. online prior to ILT session class. The end of an ILT session does not necessarily mean the end of learning for the learners. More often than not, learners continue to interact, discuss and debate on the topic learnt long after the ILT session is over.

A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

From a vendor perspective there was a huge impact, but what was odd, is that some vendors still are living in the past, as though, this is a minor blip, and in 2021, everything will go back as it was – corporate wise that is.

One Step Behind

eLearning 24-7

The vendor? The conference room, opens a whole new door – and you can see examples of this with some of avatar presentation platforms out there, where the web conferencing solution is the driver behind the scenes. Basically the synchronous approach is in essence, shoving ILT online with some discussion threads, whereas the end user enters in some text, others respond, and they hope the instructor is active in the experience (many are not).

ATD ICE 2016 – Post Review

eLearning 24-7

I saw a lot more folks than in previous shows and more e-learning vendors too. Equally there were several ILT vendors who had some type of online learning thing going on. Still there are plenty of hold outs on the ILT side, especially those creating “leaders” or developing coaches. More interactive when it came to identifying sessions to attend, seeing where the vendors were located on exhibitor floor and so forth. Vendors were in the basement.

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LMS or LXP – Confused?

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Sure a vendor can say we are an LXP, but a LMS too or vice versa. LMS vendors on the other hand are adding LXP features, to counter, and in some marketing may note, learning experience blah blah. . One vendor Linkedin Learning bases it on everyone in the system, regardless if they work at your place or not. And to be fair, a chunk of LMS vendors aren’t either. Machine Learning – Sometimes referred by vendors as AI.

Perception in the E-Learning World

eLearning 24-7

Often self-inflicted by the vendor themselves, it nevertheless continues rampant. And under that umbrella, was LMSs, LCMS, authoring tools, assessment tools, web conferencing and so forth. . Vendors use the term as a term itself, calling content within their learning systems as e-learning, to differentiate from classroom training (i.e. ILT). . Why not reference it similar as WBT compared to ILT? Then ILT is face to face or call it classroom training.

Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)

eLearning 24-7

ILT component (for those who still offer ILT). Icons – perfect for the visual reinforcement, are next to each item, to identify what type the item is, i.e. computer – wbt, ilt, etc.). Too many vendors (inc. Web Conferencing Integration. Tags: LCMS LMS Plateau Product Review Talent and Performance Management Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted product review

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

How do you explain why these three vendors were selected, how the process for analysis was conducted, and what are the results? Why these three vendors? From the vendors themselves and even in conducting my own research into vendor comparisons. This is for virtual ILT.

Learning System Mkt. Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

This line not only is continuing, but you can expect to see a lot more vendors reducing their price per seat/per year in the coming months. There are always vendors who follow the Blue Ocean strategy, but with that strategy, while client numbers are boosted, total sales do not reflect that, in other words, the pricing drops so much, that sales numbers are not as high as they should/could be. Forecast #3 – ILT is replaced with Digital Coaching.

Employees and Your Learning System

eLearning 24-7

I know and understand why customers focus heavy on it, but be aware that the majority of vendors are on AWS, plus have 256 bit AES (minimum) and numerous fail safes. Thus, submitting to a vendor hundreds of questions around security, while understandable, isn’t necessary to that extent.

Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

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When see the template you are going to be like “this is a lot of features and categories, no vendor will complete all of this.” Vendors who gripe, clearly have never experienced a 10 page or more RFI/RFP (and high page RFPs are common). . There are vendors who achieved a perfect score for Tier 3, and there are some now who have many Tier 4, just not all of them. Thus, if there is something you see in the Tier4 level, be aware that vendor may not have it. .

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Outdated Training – from Problem to Asset

Obsidian Learning

Here’s what we hear from customers with pain around outdated delivery methods: “We have Instructor-Led Training (ILT) courses, but no travel budget. Employees can’t leave their jobs for a 10-day ILT course anymore. Our vendor didn’t give us the source files , but can you update these old Flash-based courses to HTML5?”. There’s no easy way to search and go right to specific topics in our web-based training courses (WBTs).

7 Reasons Why You Need To Adopt A Unified Learning System

Upside Learning

In our previous blog post we have also seen how Learning Management Systems are now slowly evolving into more of Unified Learning Systems ; ones that seamlessly connect disparate channels of learning (classroom / self-paced / social / informal), technologies (web/ mobile)and information resources in a real-time learning ecosystem that serves larger business goals.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Mindflash.com Version – Product Review

eLearning 24-7

I wouldn’t want a sign to read, “if you are used to non-linear web based training courses, then stay back&#. A solution that has some wonderful happy nice features and on the other hand transforms into a monster, ravaging what is web based training as we know it. Terminology – The use of ILT (Presentation, Slides, Trainer, Trainees). When did the term trainer ever apply to web based training? ILT does not offer self-pace nor self-control.

Mobile Mania – The Latest on M-Learning

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To boldly go where no e-learning vendor has gone before, specifically LMS vendors who are now starting to get it. . Responsive – Talk to any LMS vendor (okay, a large swath of them) and they will tell you they have responsive for mobile. . A vendor can do this without having a native app. Vendors seem enthralled to show this to folks, even if you tell them you know what it is. . An overwhelmingly number of vendors do not support it.