Typically the first thing people do when interested about a system, is to request a demo. You would think this would be a simple and pain free experience. Yet for some vendors, simple doesn’t exist but pain does – and it all comes to you wrapped up in a “chat”.
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.
Raptivity features a lot of interaction models, but it fails to deliver due to a UI that requires too many steps and a plethora of “previews” that appears in your interaction window, but not actually in your Essentials pack.
E-Learning vendors, specifically content authoring tools and LMSs have failed to listen to end users when it comes time for emerging technology and its incorporation within their products. A survey conducted by E-Learning 24/7, is speaking loud and clear, so will e-learning vendors finally listen?
Web conferencing continues to be a huge market, but many people are unaware of all the complexities involved in selecting the right product. Pricing isn’t as simple as it once was, and with the abundance of features, some included, some not, it can be overwhelming. This is a two part series.
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.