Barriers to innovation?

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Image from Pxhere In March I posted a survey question as a part of my ongoing research into the adoption of new technologies in learning. The background for this question was a statement I made during a keynote discussion session at Learning Technologies in London in January. I was asked about innovation in organisations. There are clearly more factors to consider than these as barriers to the adoption of new ideas and innovation, but this is a good start.

Excited to win a CLO award for technology innovation!

Rustici Software

We are thrilled to share that Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine announced the winners of the 2017 Learning in Practice Awards and Rustici Software won a Bronze Award for Excellence in Technology Innovation ! The model may appear simple: content providers license (for a certain number of users usually) courses to client who then access content via their own LMS. The Learning in Practice Awards celebrate those who have crafted new and innovative education initiatives.

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Information, innovation and meaning

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The classic old building was transformed into a hi-tech conference venue for European Innovation Day. In a stark contrast spanning three centuries, technologically futuristic images and large screen technologies were projected onto, and embedded within, the fabric of the 230 year-old building, and this melding seemed for all the world like a metaphor for education. The centre also explores new and innovative uses of Artificial Intelligence for telecommunications.

Disruptive innovation

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Disruptive innovations are essential for forward movement he suggested, but the opposite is actually happening when we look at current government policies. Affordable, accessible technology is now embedded in the lives of teachers, but how at liberty are they to use them effectively in the context of school? David Muir puts it quite well on his EdCompBlog : "Is education insulated or isolated from the disruption the technology is causing elsewhere. Unported License.

Innovative practice

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I love to visit innovative schools to talk to children and teachers about how they use technology, and Taupaki School fits that description. I was impressed by some of the year 8 children who were very keen to show me what they were learning using a variety of technologies and applications. One teacher told me that the use of technology, embedded into the curriculum, had been instrumental in engaging students in all subjects, and that they were motivated to go further.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

As I get deeper and deeper into the industry, I’m more convinced than ever that “focus” is the key LMS technology trend of today’s winning vendors. The industry is awash in evolving learning technology features such as micro and adaptive learning, gamification, alternate and virtual reality, xAPI, big data, social, content curation, user experience, video, integration and the list goes on and on. At the same time, it frees more funds for investment in additional innovation.

How do schools innovate?

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A recent list of 13 innovative schools is interesting because it is so diverse. Clearly innovation and creativity is not one dimensional. Some of the schools on the list are considered innovative because of the way they use their learning spaces, whilst others are vaunted because of their progressive pedagogical approaches. What makes an innovative school? Innovative building design encourages teachers and learners to take risks and to experiment.

Two innovations that have changed learning forever

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Earlier today in an interview for Sponge UK , I was asked the question: During your career in educational technology, what single innovation do you consider the most important? On the face of it, this could be quite a difficult question to answer, simply because I have been involved in the study of educational technology since 1976, almost 40 years. During that time I have seen a great number of innovations. Unported License.

Old technologies don't die

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Witnessing this scene reminds me that no matter what technologies emerge, and no matter what disruptive innovations come along, we will always have the older, more traditional media to use. We can connect to information in many ways, and we should never rule out completely the older, more traditional technologies, because they still have uses. Personal, connected digital technologies enable us to access content and interact quickly and easily. Unported License.

Disruptive innovation: Where do we go from here?

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I enjoyed my ''trialogue'' with Andrew Jacobs and the audience at this year''s Learning Technologies conference. We were asked to cover the topic of disruptive innovation and learning, and gladly accepted the challenge, with the proviso that we could try something a little different. Disruptive innovation: Where do we go from here? by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

Last month, I published a mid-year learning technology trends update. Volume-based SaaS licensing models are the primary driver. Thanks to simple, transparent licensing, platforms like Adobe Captivate , Docebo , Litmos , Schoox and TalentLMS are attracting tens of thousands of customers who could never afford to invest six figures in a traditional LMS. 2) How is innovation moving learning systems forward? Innovation continues at a blistering pace.

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Transform the Way Schools Decide What Education Technology to Purchase


Finding the right technology to enable future-fit education is a puzzle for most schools and educational institutions. What technology fits? Because there is a space between schools and technology providers, it means that you have a chance to branch out as an entrepreneur on your own. LEAP Innovations , a Chicago-headquartered organisation has an effective business model. Spread the brand by creating a presence at startup conclaves and technology conferences.

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

Troy is a “triple threat” learning innovator with deep expertise as a content development practitioner, solutions consultant and technology vendor. It doesn’t address updates, reporting or licensing. And then you would have to manage updates, reporting and licensing on a course-by-course and update-by-update basis? This is when you specify licensing parameters. WELCOME TO EPISODE 26 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

The first technology

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I have been working in the field of learning technologies for almost 40 years. In fact my specialism never ceases to amaze me, because there is always something new to learn, some new technology, app or software tool that is emerging, or some new theory or model that is being proposed. Social media, in all its forms, is I believe, one of the greatest innovations ever to impact on the world of learning, in all sectors. The first technology for me has always been language.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

In the last decade, the rise of the SaaS business model, cloud technology and extended enterprise learning has opened the door to more than 650 new learning platforms. Although old-school generalists are still on the scene, I find that the most exciting innovation is coming from this new breed of learning technology specialists. We are living through the most revolutionary time in learning technology history. Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

We also think that extended enterprise LMS solutions will allow corporations to expand training opportunities and license to external, third-party audiences. Seat license models even change without a captive audience. Innovation in Learning Learning News Learning Technology Strategy Managing eLearning analytics Continuing Medical Education digital badges elearning HTML5 instructional design LMS MOOC performance improvement professional development Technology Web Courseworks

A digital learning strategy provides criteria and rationale for adopting new technologies

CLO Magazine

Or when you see a line item for licenses in your budget and you have to ask your production manager what it’s for? Typically, it’s a story of haphazard adoption, periodic bursts of innovation and lack of a clear digital learning strategy. The innovation agenda was not strategically connected to long-term value planning for the learning team. As Figure 1 indicates, the number of technologies learning functions use has been rising steadily over the past few years.

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

Thanks to a surge in learning technology innovation and greater demand for a workforce with proven professional skills , the business of selling continuing education units ( CEUs ) is growing bigger each day. People often seek continuing education to earn or maintain a professional license. On the other hand, those seeking professional licenses expect to pay for continuing education. What is Technology’s Role in Continuing Education?

Change, Learning Technologies, and the future

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Attending Learning Technologies in a completely new, yet strangely familiar venue was quite an experience. London ExCel has long been the home of the BETT Show, which I have attended on many occasions, but in the last few days it has also been the home of Learning Technologies, which for umpteen years has been hosted at Olympia, on the other side of the city. I arrived with a great deal of anticipation, because Learning Technologies always holds a lot of promise.

On-Demand Webinar: Seizing the Online Learning Revenue Opportunity

Thought Industries

He also provided additional commentary on the current state of the eLearning market and how technology is driving innovation in new industries stating, "with learning technology moving to the cloud, you now have the ability to launch and pilot learning programs quickly and efficiently, and at low cost." Online Learning Webinar Case Study Publishing Information Services B2B Content Licensing

Podcast 9: Association LMS Trends – With Linda Bowers of WBT Systems

Talented Learning

Linda is Chief Technology Officer at WBT Systems , a Dublin-based software company that focuses exclusively on association learning and certification solutions. Selling content to corporate customers through volume licensing is one increasingly popular approach. However, it can be complex to implement – with multiple business, process and technology considerations. Whenever someone self-registers, it claims a seat from the bulk license.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? But as an independent analyst, I spend my days investigating which companies excel at driving learning technology forward. Instead, they want to add value by helping you stay ahead of the technology curve. A must-read for learning technology decision makers. How can this kind of customized training technology equip your channel to market and sell products on your behalf?

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

The Litmos LMS is a modern, pure cloud-based LMS designed for small and medium organizations with straightforward learning management technology needs. Litmos by CallidusCloud is the fastest growing learning technology company in the world, supporting more than 4 million users in 130+ countries and 24 languages. Litmos prides itself on a customer-centric approach and continual innovation in the marketplace. License Model/Cost. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.

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Phoenix Financial Training, Dubai joins hands with Impelsys to impart innovative digital courses to support professional financial qualifications in ACCA, CIMA, CFA, and CMA


a market leader in digital publishing and EdTech (Educational Technology) solutions today announced a business partnership with Phoenix Financial Training Ltd., Phoenix, in their endeavor to offer guaranteed success in professional financial certification courses to diligent students, will use state-of-the-art technology to deliver a classroom experience to the online environment. Impelsys Inc.,

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag. A trend should matter to any buyer, seller or user of learning technology who wants to make ongoing, intelligent and informed choices. It directly affects learning technology buyers and sellers. Almost daily, new learning technology developers contact us to introduce themselves. 16 Licensing Levels Rise.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Thursday, June 28, 2007 Emerging Technologies in e-Learning I sat in on a lunchtime WebEx presentation with Gary Woodill -- Director, Research and Analysis, Brandon Hall Research. The topic: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning. Gary has worked on three "Emerging e-Learning" reports Emerging E-Learning Technologies: Have looked at 52 emerging technologies. Now were into web 2.0 -- new technologies that werent there 10 years ago. Its a descending technology.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Hands down, our learning technology “predictions” list is our favorite post to develop each year. Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous market research, our consulting interactions with countless LMS buyers and sellers and more than 20 years of experience we’ve accumulated in the learning industry. All of this lethargy will contribute to a continued lack of large-scale employee LMS innovation in 2017. #13

Extended Enterprise Learning Systems: Shifting Into High Gear

Talented Learning

Now, cloud technology, easy third-party app integrations and specialized LMS systems are purpose-built to support external audiences at remarkably reasonable, scalable prices. I was fortunate to earn a master’s degree in instructional technology from an excellent institution, Bloomsburg University. I’ve spent my whole career looking at how organizations innovate and push the envelope with extended enterprise learning.

Talented Learning: Greatest Hits of 2015

Talented Learning

We founded Talented Learning to be a fresh, independent, accurate and practical voice in the learning technology industry. We’ll do our best to continue honoring that trust by providing information and advice that helps you make better business decisions about learning technology. Using available public info and some intuition I outline the impact this move is likely to have on the learning technology industry going forward. #4 Learning Technology Industry Trends.

Preparing for the Inevitable Disruption to Higher Education: Kadenze, Inc.


How many Zoom licenses did we have? Whatever the disruption would be (and who could have predicted it would be wrought by a pandemic), we knew online learning would be an essential part of the future for our priority disciplines in the arts, design and creative technologies.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Our trends lists reflect how learning systems buyers are actually driving innovation with their dollars! As 2019 begins, 762 vendors are on our learning systems radar – and new innovators are entering the fray all the time. That’s because each category involves distinctive use cases, technical requirements, professional services and licensing models. Plus, they scale on-demand with usage-based licensing at a predictable cost.

Digitally connecting the future

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The first was European Innovation Day, an event held at the elegant Hotel Salomon de Rothschild building that showcased innovative uses of digital technology in education, health, industry and culture. Many of the sessions focused on the immense task of digitally connecting society, and I was pleased to see that the key emphasis of the conference was on people rather than technology. Unported License.

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

Because extended enterprise audiences are potentially vast and variable, buyers need a scalable licensing structure. 2) Audience Size – Core open source LMS licensing costs are zero (or minimal). Because corporations invest much less in licensing, they can invest much more in educational content, learner experience optimization, systems integration and program marketing. Because LMS licensing comes at no/low cost, nearly every budget can afford a service provider.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter | Main | Netvibes Ginger - Promote on Blog Feature test » March 06, 2008 Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP HBR IdeaCast 80: Where Does Strategic Innovation Come From?

Our digital future 9: Omni-choice learning

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Photo by Loewe Technologies on unsplash There's plenty of hype about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential, future impact on society. Writing on CIO's Managing Innovation and Disruptive Technology website, futurist Nicholas D. At present, the golden touchstone is in personalised learning, where anytime, anyplace education is possible through mobile technologies. Unported License.