Okay, the first day of ASTD TK13 has wrapped up – at least from the expo side of the house. Excuse any strange text breaks – writing from the WordPress iOS app.
Let’s jump right in for the game action.
I was really impressed with a few new products
A unique product that uses the power of animated figures
It can be embed into your web site, added to your LMS, but to me the real awesomeness is the ability to add into any authoring tool.
SaaS product and streaming included. Pricing is low.
Please note they do not yet support HTML5, but again with MP4 no worries – it can be seen on any tablet, including iPad
I see it not only as a standalone but also as a course or courses within a learning platform
Not sure what is going on here, but the product which was cutting edge a couple of years back, looks stale. One of their problems has always been the price point – way too high, but now others are in the game and why they don’t necessarily have the design similar to CB, they do have the ease of use angle. Which CB does not.
FIELD GOAL IS GOOD
I have been told that Articulate Studio 13 is targeting a launch anywhere from Q2 to Q3, but don’t be surprised if it gets pushed back into Q4.
That said, I will be providing a product review on Studio 13 before it is launched – AN EXCLUSIVE. I’ll be providing updates on this in the near future.
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT – BLOCKED
Out of all the shows, this is the one show that brings the most decision makers, and yet the number of vendors here is not great. Equally surprising are the lack of LMS vendors. I mean a huge amount are not here.
Makes no sense to me. Although I do think one reason is the location. San Jose is not ideal for companies on the east coast and it is not a “must” want to visit location. Las Vegas which is where the show is held – every other year – is a far better location.
Still the numbers are disappointing.
That’s it for now. Thursday: Recap day two of the ASTD TK13 show, including expo. – another blog post.