Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

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I note this, because this post covers my new Learning Systems RFP Template , which includes the latest NexGen Tier 4 feature sets. Why one RFP instead of specific ones for LXP and LMS? This is far better than them receiving a 20 page RFP or 100 page RFP. Vendors who gripe, clearly have never experienced a 10 page or more RFI/RFP (and high page RFPs are common). . Where are their servers hosted – The most common in AWS. EXTRA! EXTRA!

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4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

Locally-Installed Software About a decade ago, many organizations shunned cloud-based software and demanded that the LMS be installed on their internal servers. As an added benefit, new features regularly and magically appear in the LMS without the need for Jim in IT to load CD-ROMs onto a server every couple of months. If it does show up, the organization is likely using an RFP template from the disco era. Make sure your team is buying an LMS for the year you’re in.

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

Talented Learning

That’s exactly why I enjoyed comparing notes with today’s guest, Troy Gorostiza , President & CEO of Knowledge Stream and Co-Founder of Course Container. Those programs can be a source of new revenue streams with training that leverages your existing content assets. So let’s say your content is located in your LMS on one server. Access to that content is a problem for people using a different LMS on another server. When to issue an RFP (or not).

Digital Learning Platforms In, LXP out

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It is not uncommon to hear in the southern part of the United States, someone asking for a “Coke” when the server says do you want something to drink. Video management exists within the system, video streaming – which is in essence media streaming appears. How many vendors these days are receiving RFPs asking for an employee development platform, and in that RFP, it is really seeking a talent management system?

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

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Video and audio streaming. Video and movie streaming (basically video streaming is growing). SaaS – the norm, what no longer is the norm – hosted on the client’s servers only. If you are going to do a RFP, remember the five golden rules: Should be no longer than 8 pages. Asking for streaming audio is not. LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition.

K-12 and LMSs are Broken, Who’s to Blame?

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Uptime – Most systems today who are in the cloud use server farms such as Rackspace and Amazon S3 – thus that “uptime” is tied to those servers. Ability to add video to streams, courses. Private server. One vendor showed me a RFP form a large metropolitan school district that was 25 pages long, had lots of text on one side with comments and questions. Another vendor showed me a school district whose RFP was 36 pages in length.