The latest feature from E-Learning 24/7 provides insight into what is happening with some LMS vendors along with mini takes (reviews) on lesser known systems (coming in May).
As e-learning grows so come new challenges and issues to resolve. The latest to show up? Lack of e-learning knowledge and expertise. For those that offer it, they tend to hide in the shadows.
The majority of consumers focus first on features, rather than UI. As such, having the right set of features is important, but I believe having the features that are unique, is what makes a system stand out.
There are numerous trends that are appearing in the marketplace, especially over the past two quarters.
With the continued advanced of technology, three new trends will play a huge role in e-learning in 2013. These trends are tied to Augmented Reality, tablets and Digital textbooks. But there are two areas I am worried about – that may impact us – social learning and 3D.
The e-learning industry as a whole, has always been the followers and not the leaders when it comes to using technology. Now with streaming from the net to your television or tablet, we still are holding back.
Saba Social offers a robust set of options and is a solid product, but some of its features are questionable in terms of privacy issues, which hurts the solution. This product can be a knockout, but right now it is just middle of the road.
E-Learning’s biggest challenge isn’t from outside, it is from within the training community. We have been led to believe that ILT reigns supreme and as a result, the adoption rates of e-learning are lower than expected. This from an industry (e-learning) that has been existence for more than 12 years.
The learning management system market is breaking sales records and for many vendors increasing their market share and thus their bottom line. But while this is great news, the sad reality is the market as a whole is hurting and in the end its impact, will affect all of us.
There are 124 vendors in the content authoring tool market, and as such new trends are starting to appear.