Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)

eLearning 24-7

I’ll be the first to admit, that I was not a big fan of the previous versions of the Plateau system. After viewing the Plateau TMS, my concerns in one area have been eliminated, in others, not so much. Plateau LMS is a Talent Management System, made up of four modules. Plateau Learning. Plateau Performance. Plateau Career and Succession. Plateau Compensation. Front end (what the end user sees) UI – A giant Kudos to Plateau.

Gartner Hype Cycle for Education, 2013

Learning Visions

The 2013 Gartner Hype Cycle for Education takes a focused look at digitalization trends on learning technologies, showing things like Quantum and Affective Computing on the uptick; Big Data and MOOCs at the peak; ideas like BYOD Strategies slipping into the trough; Tablets climbing the Slope; with E-Book Readers, Self-Publishing, and Mashups hitting the plateau. I''ve heard of the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, but never realized there was one for Education.

How to give your membership more of what they crave.

Roundtable Learning

If your association’s membership growth is declining, plateauing or not increasing at the rate you’d hoped, it may be time for an honest evaluation of your value proposition to both prospective and existing members Quiz time. How well do you really know the members of your association? Do you know why they joined, or what they hope to get in return for their membership dues?

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

We think this one has a relatively clear path to the Plateau of Productivity. Defense Department is supporting it, so xAPI will probably eventually make it through the swiftly approaching Trough of Disillusionment and make it to the Plateau of Productivity….eventually.

Gamification, Virtual Worlds and The Gartner Hype Cycle

Kapp Notes

Plateau of Productivity” — A technology reaches the “plateau of productivity” as the benefits of it become widely demonstrated and accepted.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Follow Up

Web Courseworks

Plateau of Productivity. Last December, we placed some of eLearning’s most interesting trends on the hype curve. Now that we are over halfway through 2016, we felt it was time to reflect on how well our predictions played out here at Web Courseworks as well as the eLearning industry.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Plateau of Productivity. That pleasing, placid feeling of understanding and usability…why, we must be on the Plateau of Productivity. Our 2016 hype curve was a big hit, so we’re doing it again this year.

MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed

Your Training Edge

Several pundits and observers have noted that MOOCs are following the Gartner hype cycle for emerging technologies, and most agree that we are now somewhere between the “trough of disillusionment” and the “slope of enlightenment,” on our way to the “plateau of productivity.”.

MOOCs: The Beginning of the End?

ATD Learning Technologies

News & World Report and the Babson Survey Research Group show that the popularity of MOOCs has plateaued, at least in the academic world. MOOCs—massive, open, online courses—sounded like a great idea when they first came about in 2008.

Five Years of Blogging

Experiencing eLearning

Monthly views plateaued for most of 2009 and 2010, but started increasing again in 2011 as I posted more often. Five years ago today, I published my first two posts on this blog. As I noted in my first post, five years ago I was developing a course on social media tools for K-12 teachers called Building Collaborative Online Environments. I didn’t feel that I could really encourage teachers to use these tools with digging in to use them myself.

Is Your Business in Need of a Change?


Your business has hit a plateau. With 2018 fast approaching, individuals naturally begin to reflect on what has come to pass and start thinking about changes they want to implement in their lives for the coming year. Change is inevitable whether we want it or not. The same is true in business.

LATI: A better way to measure influence on Twitter?

E-Learning Provocateur

Over time I imagine a typical person’s LATI would follow an s-curve, whereby they take a while to attract followers in the beginning, then they ramp up as word spreads, then they plateau out again as their target demographic is exhausted.

Executive Education Excellence

CLO Magazine

Those [who] are engaging more in microlearning and taking short courses see this plateau in their career perspectives, whereas people that have MBAs of a five-year, 10-year, 15-year progression see they are advancing at higher levels of responsibility and go through higher levels of pay.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Plateau of Productivity. That pleasing, placid feeling of understanding and usability…why, we must be on the Plateau of Productivity. Our 2016 hype curve was a big hit, so we’re doing it again this year.

Virtual Worlds.The rumors of their death have been greatly exaggerated

Kapp Notes

will enter the Plateau of Productivity. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support

Absorb LMS

We’re likely now approaching the Plateau of Productivity for performance support. About a dozen years ago, learning and development professionals thought performance support was bigger than Tom Hanks , Meryl Streep , and The Beatles all rolled into one.

Help, I have an Instructional Design Master's Degree and I Can't Create E-Learning

Kapp Notes

57.588 Learning Management System Administration requires students to develop and deploy an actual course using the LMS Plateau (Why Plateau?

Gamification and Serious Games Headed to the Mainstream

Knowledge Guru

Plateau of Productivity – the technology finds its place and becomes mainstream. Gartner Group, which monitors trends across many industries, has labeled gamification as a trend that is sliding into the “trough of disillusionment” within the education industry.

E-Learning 24/7 Latest News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Plateau LMS. Latest news and notes. Coming this Thursday June 24th : The Revolution is Coming - How tablets will take e-learning farther and further than b4. Product Reviews: Coming in July - All Exclusives! Topyx LMS by Interactyx – Now supports the Ipad tablet and will enable you to create HTML5 courses via their content authoring tool and fully SCORM certified – This part is coming this summer. GeoLearning LMS. Mzinga - Newest product b4 it hits the streets.

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Harnessing Hyperconnectivity

CLO Magazine

Some are going through a steep learning curve early in their role, others may have plateaued and be looking for tips and techniques, and others simply want to reinvent themselves.

7 Surprising Things Hurting Your Development as a Leader


Many people in leadership roles struggle with hitting a plateau when it comes to enhancing their leadership skills. If you are unhappy in your development as a leader, you’re not alone. As with the path to developing any skill, you are going to hit valleys and peaks on your way to developing as a leader. If you are currently in one of these valleys or the next time that you find yourself in one of these potholes, consider some of these factors: . Losing Your Sense of Purpose.

Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings

eLearning 24-7

The user interface is slick – way better than the days of Plateau – which some people still call it – uh, its not. Back for another installment of the rankings. Please be aware that the rankings are on-going and as such subject to change month by month.

The Average Joe imperative

E-Learning Provocateur

In fact, while we experienced a peak of inflated expectations with Second Life, and then the trough of disillusionment, I don’t think as a profession we ever reached the slope of enlightenment, let alone the plateau of productivity.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Plateau of Productivity. This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. Here it is: Our 2018 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle.

Kevin Oakes on the Rise and Fall of the LMS

Tony Karrer

• Plateau is a leading provider of talent management software, content and services designed to increase workforce productivity and drive business success. Sitting in a fun presentation by Kevin Oakes at DevLearn on the Rise and Fall of the LMS. He pointed back to entry of various players in the market and particularly the enterprise vendors as opposed to pure-play vendors from articles five years ago.

LMS & LCMS Directory

eLearning 24-7

Two vendors – Plateau and GeoLearning products will be reviewed and presented to you in the next three weeks. Contains over 200 systems. To view the specific system, click on the system’s name and it will take you to the site or if possible, directly to the information on the system. Click to view and download the directory, which is in an Excel file - E-Learning 24/7 LMS & LCMS Directory. Notes. CMSs, learning portals geared only are not on the list.

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The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

However in the past 6 months improvements have plateaued despite improving the content and structure of the training workshops. User-generated content (UGC) is not a novel concept, but most of us in the corporate sector have barely scratched its surface.

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Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

SuccessFactors – Just for those folks to remember, SF is owned by SAP and had acquired Plateau. They haven’t been Plateau for a few years, so stop calling them Plateau – a pet peeve of mine. It’s nearly here. In a little over two months, my 2016 Top 50 LMS Report will be available for purchase. This post isn’t so much a “buy, buy”, rather it is to give insight into the process, considerations, and factors. Not everyone gets in.

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The NexGen LMS Grid

eLearning 24-7

Deep down somewhere out there, a Plateau Learning fan is waiting. 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.

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eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

For example, a Plateau case study (PDF) talks about: The biggest benefit Reuters has seen from its Plateau LMS to date is from deep linking functionality. With deep links in Plateau, users can launch content in two or three clicks. I've had a similar discussion several times over the past few months. These discussions center on what requirements should go into an LMS RFP and more broadly how the LMS should really be integrated into the organization.

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2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

Big Dog (Saba, SumTotal, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, If you are seeking TM as your focus and you want one of the big dogs – I found Plateau’s system to offer appropriate functionality for it, but found some real concern in other areas (see my product review). Your competitors are not always the Big Dogs –, Saba, Plateau, etc. So, how can I honestly say to myself, Plateau is my top competitor, when my yearly revenues are 3M?

How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support

Absorb LMS

We’re likely now approaching the Plateau of Productivity for performance support. About a dozen years ago, learning and development professionals thought performance support was bigger than Tom Hanks , Meryl Streep , and The Beatles all rolled into one.

What if….? (E-Learning)

eLearning 24-7

I mean it screams Plateau and Knowledge Planet. I’m a huge fan of history. Especially those “what if” scenarios that explore the other side of historical changes. Most folks know the usual, “What if Germany had won WWII”, but lesser folks might ask what if “The colonies never broke away from England,” or what if “bazooka bubblegum created a taste profile that lasted more than thirty seconds.” ” .

Gartner Hype Cycle - Critique and Deconstruction

Mark Oehlert

Would it hurt their stock options if they were in the trough versus the plateau? If something however, is on the plateau and also maps to a requirement then it becomes a no-brainer to go after. So I've seen this image a few times now - its kind of making the rounds.

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

Old-school LMS companies (like SumTotal , Plateau , , GeoLearning and Certpoint ) were acquired by much larger talent and HR-suite providers like SAP/SuccessFactors , Infor , Oracle and IBM.

Learning Solutions Series: Top 10 Learning Management Systems


Here are the top 10 LMS brands owned: Blackboard Internal/Developed In-House SAP/SuccessFactors/Plateau SumTotal Cornerstone OnDemand Oracle Skillsoft/Skillport Saba HealthStream Moodle Others Learning management systems are used in both corporate as well as academic settings.

Don’t waste your budget on a magic bullet

From the Coleface

I never practiced much between lessons so fairly soon my playing standard plateaued (over 80% of my playing time was actually in violin lessons). In October’s TJ, Tim Drewitt wrote an interesting article about the transfer of learning in the workplace. He suggests that a typical ratio of organisational effort around a training course 10% pre-work, 85% learning event and 5% follow up would have greater impact if the allocation was 26% pre-work, 24% learning event and 50% follow up.

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