#29 to #11 Learning Systems for 2019

You may have seen in the news or heard on your favorite social media channel who has received and or raised funding.   For some people this is by far impressive on who got what, especially if it over 100M, and as an analyst, I concur.   However, I always have to remember that plenty of systems do not go out and seek raising funds/receiving funds from Private Equity firms, VCs and alike.     As a survivor of the dot.com days, I have noted that we in the e-learning space are for all the sense of the approach back in the dot.com days … Continue reading #29 to #11 Learning Systems for 2019

What you can expect in 2019

Expectations.  We all have them.  We have them when we go out to eat. When we are on a blind date or using a dating app.  We are about to see a movie that we have been waiting for to come out. Who hasn’t experienced the anticipation of a trade show and conference, with abated excitement, only to be bummed out, because it failed to live up to our expectations? But, and here is the kicker, what if you could know ahead of time, that yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus. Expect the following VR takes a hit.  As … Continue reading What you can expect in 2019

Product Review – Percipio by Skillsoft

It might be a surprise to some folks who only know of Degreed, EdCast and Learn Amp, that there are quite a few LEP/LXPs on the market, which offer quite a bang for your budget. One of these platforms is Percipio by Skillsoft.  The platform is still in the “potential phase”, but that doesn’t mean you should hold off, if you are considering it, especially if you are debating between it and say, Linkedin Learning.   Because, between these two, the winner by far is Percipio. Good I’d actually say great with the Chrome Extension of Percipio, where you can search … Continue reading Product Review – Percipio by Skillsoft

Learning System Award Winners 2019

If you were in the nineties here in the states, and had a postal address, you likely received the Publisher’s Clearinghouse sweepstakes.  I know I did. And every time I got it, I dreamed that a scratch card here for more choices, scratch card there – “What even more drawings?”, I knew this would be the year.   I mean it said no purchase necessary, but come on, deep down you have to buy one crummy magazine, because wink wink, that’s your ticket in. And so you and millions of your fellow human beings mailed it in.  And waited.  Well, wait … Continue reading Learning System Award Winners 2019

FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

September 6th, 2018.  Write it down. Mark it down.  September 6th, 2018. On that day in the morning – out here in LA, FindAnlms.com  launches.  A new type of search, find, assess, engage platform where buyers and all types of learning system providers can connect. Because it is more than the usual search directory for learning systems, I thought it would make sense to go in more depth on the platform, how it will work, who is in it (as of August 23rd), how to register (hold off until Sept. 6th, because we will be cleaning out the cache, prior … Continue reading FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

What you need 2 know: 3rd Party Content

There may come a time, when you need content. Content these days, well, it is an umbrella term to represent courses (micro too), videos, articles, materials, workbooks, other types of learning resources, podcasts and so forth.  If it can be consumed for knowledge, then it slides under content.  When it comes to content, as a consumer you have a few options.  You can build your own via a 3rd party authoring tool.  You can hire someone or some entity to build your content for you.  You can find free content all over the internet and you can purchase 3rd party … Continue reading What you need 2 know: 3rd Party Content

Learning System Vendors Support Ratings

If you are like me, the importance of training should be paramount. Especially since each one of you (I surmise) are involved in some aspect of providing knowledge, whether it be as an educator, a trainer, L&D, training, HR if providing training, and so forth. And if you are like me, having outstanding support when it comes to your learning system should equally be of high importance. Yet in both cases, for the most part, the results on the part of learning systems in the past has been mixed. There has never been an accurate number of how many learning … Continue reading Learning System Vendors Support Ratings

When do u buy an LEP?

LEP is the acronym for an learning engagement platform, which is a subset of a learning system.  Some folks refer to LEP as an LXP, which as noted in a previous post the term “learning experience” does a major disservice to the platforms and what they can do in comparison to an LMS or other types of learning systems.  Because LEPs are new from the aspect of the public’s awareness, there is a lot of confusion on what they are, why you would want one, what is the pluses and minuses, and so forth.  LEPs as a whole are not … Continue reading When do u buy an LEP?

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