Types of Learning Systems

Let me ask you an honest question.  What is your personality type?  Are you a Type A?  Maybe a Type B?  I was once told by a CEO, that I was a Type A ultra even more so then her. I felt honored.  I should have asked for a raise.  The notion of types of personalities, aligns in some ways with types of systems, in that there is a lot of leeway in terms of what it actually means, with some folks saying this, when in fact it is that.  There is no better place to see this then our … Continue reading Types of Learning Systems

#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

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

Back by popular demand, the top 50 Learning Systems for 2019.  As in last year’s post, the rankings will be split up over multiple blog posts and weeks.  First up, #50 to #40 listed, followed by mini breakouts for #39-30.  Next post by Feb. 1st will be #29 to #20 – might push it to #11), following week I will be traveling to speak at ATDTK, Feb. 8th at 8 a.m. on “So, you wanna buy an LMS?”,  then off to LearningTech19 in London, thus the post on Feb. 17th, will cover the Top 10 systems. As mentioned in a … Continue reading Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

State of the E-Learning Industry 2019

Normally, folks write up a state of the industry at the end of that year (as I did for 2017).  But as with everything else, thinking out of the box, screams for a tweak.  And thus, comes the State of the E-Learning industry as rumble forward with 2019. What I have seen so far (covers 2018 into the first week of 2019) Highlights or Lowlights depending on your perspective Higher number of L&D folks finally seeing the value of personal and professional development thru the use of e-learning, especially with LMSs and LEP/LXPs Increased number of LEP/LXPs trying to mimic … Continue reading State of the E-Learning Industry 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

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?