NexGen Tier2 Learning Systems

A year ago I wrote about NexGen functionality in any learning system.  The reason behind it was simply that so many vendors pitch they are NexGen (often referring to it as Next Generation), when in fact, they are not.  It is similar to the pitch of Modern UI, even though I have seen some whose Modern UI is from 1995.  Netscape anyone?  As with any learntech and in this case functionality and approach, as time moves on, so should it – as in, moving forward.  Moving forward isn’t just mimicking what another platform is doing OR matching some commercial consumer … Continue reading NexGen Tier2 Learning Systems

Implement An Online Learning Content Strategy

There was a time, just a few years back, that content meant one thing and courses meant another thing.  Content was videos, PDFs, documents, media files (audio), images, anything and everything that was not a course.  And a course was a horse of course (funny, not).  Anyway, it was a course. But as we change – evolve in our space, content (the term) has too.  Nowadays, courses slide under content. We create our own content. We buy 3rd party content.  We outsource someone else to build our content. We surf the net to link and curate content.  We read content.  … Continue reading Implement An Online Learning Content Strategy

The Rants – Marketing Buzz and ..

I was enjoying my day. The sea of Cortez appeared to sparkle as boats moved across her calmness. Then, it happened.  A hurricane? No.  A cruise ship allowing their customers to hurl bottles into the sea? No.  A press release from an LMS vendor that stated something not so accurate, but accurate enough. I admit I am hedging here trying the best way to say “yes, while parts of it is true, other parts are misleading,” because, it gives an impression of something – that anyone would think it. Course Marketplace as “System includes and or offers content” This is … Continue reading The Rants – Marketing Buzz and ..

Myths and Legends – Learning Systems

In the mid seventies, as a child, my folks went up to the area where the Lincoln County war was (i.e. Billy the Kid territory).  At a restaurant there, upon checking out, they had an enclosed area with artifacts.  One of them, was according to the restaurant, Geronimo’s finger.  Now, to me as a kid, it looked like a tootsie roll.   They told me, it was his finger.  How they got it, never said, or at least I think I never asked.  Looking back, I still think it was a tootsie roll hardened from the 50’s. I still believe … Continue reading Myths and Legends – Learning Systems

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2018

I’m sitting here on my patio, with the sea of Cortez in my view. The sun is setting and the only thing on my mind right now, is the Top 10 learning systems for 2018.  That and the hawk that flew by and the stillness of the sea and… well, you get the picture. Now without further adieu #10 Cornerstone Learn –  Heyo!  Cornerstone breaks into the top ten for the first time, so congrats.  Big wins includes a course marketplace (some folks refer to it as a learning experience platform, but I’m not seeing that, since uh, a learning … Continue reading Top 10 Learning Systems for 2018

Learning Systems for 2018 (11 to 15)

Day two.  A blizzard hits the prairie. It’s cold. Too cold?  Oh sorry, I thought this was for my new script, Blizzard hits the prairie.  But it is day two of the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018.  Received a lot of “thank you” from readers and folks saying they wanted to have the top ten intact.  I hear you.  No, I mean I read you on your comments.  So, being a very loving and understanding person (don’t laugh), only 11-15 will be presented.  Then on Monday, the Top Ten (1 to 10) in case you are counting. #15 LearnUpon … Continue reading Learning Systems for 2018 (11 to 15)

WORSTs E-Learning 2017 Awards

Happy Holidays! Seriously, happy holidays to all.  Fun fact back in the 70’s I wrote to Santa and mailed me (mom did) and surprise, I received back a postcard with it stamped from the North Pole.  I have it still to this day.  What this has to do with this post you might ask? Nothing!  Anyway,  the awards for online learning and systems, etc. have been making their rounds these past few months, mine included (authoring tools), but what about the worst? Sure we see it in films (eh Kingsmen Golden Circle), but e-learning?  I say no more.  Ok, I … Continue reading WORSTs E-Learning 2017 Awards