SharePoint is being seen as the cure all for social learning, yet what many fail to realize is that it is not without its challenges. Cost, time, IT resources are just the first three.
With the advancements in technology in the cloud, more and more people are starting to use products that at one time, were only available on their computer. Yet, when it comes to e-learning, the majority of vendors are missing the wave.
EasyGenerator is a SaaS based content authoring tool that provides robust features in an easy to use environment, but it suffers from lag time issues and questionable objects. It has the potential to be a masterpiece, but it needs some key mods to make it happen.
When you are looking at a learning management system, asking some standard questions even before you get to the demo is crucial. But what do you know to ask?
With the growth of mobile learning, you would expect vendors in all areas – from LMS, Web Conferencing, Content Authoring tools and others, to have an app. Yet, that isn’t the case.
Naysayers are starting to appear on why social learning is irrelevant. They see it as no value and no benefit to end users. I don’t blame them because the industry seems to be stuck in a rut. They love excuses to not to do it. Time, to end the excuses.
There was a time that a 20 plus page RFP would answer all the questions and ensure that you found the right vendor. But that was then. Today, watching and asking questions during a demo, will enable you to send out a streamlined RFP.
While e-learning products and solutions are offering more and more features, they still haven’t focused on the one feature that is essential to their success – user interfaces that are easy to understand and utilize.
Technological advancements such as the Kinect device, touch free gesturing will enable the next evolution of mobile learning to happen. But it won’t be happening with smart phones. It will be with tablets.
With TechKnowledge 2011 right around the corner, a listing of products that will have mini-reviews posted on my Linkedin Group, full reviews posted on my blog and some quick comments on e-learning trade shows.