In this week’s post, we explore the state of standalone assessment/quiz tools and online proctoring systems. I also discuss Collaborative Learning Systems, formally online authoring systems. Lastly, the latest news on the Podcasts and a one question survey on advanced analytics for administrators.
The LMS industry as a whole, continues to ignore what many e-learning customers are seeking in terms of features. Consumers want stronger administrative capabilities, more consumer marketplace components and mobile.
The BlueVolt LMS is a power rich extended enterprise system, that despite a few minor misfires is a system that easily can be recommended.
TechKnowledge 2012 offered a little something for everyone, with some cool products and equally lame products. Surprises abounded and yet, ASTD TK12 stil failed at a few levels, which was baffling, especially for the number of times this show has been offered.
The trade show circuit has begun and now is the time to come up with a game plan. Always remember that a trade show is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get.
Online learning in education continues to grow at a fast pace. Data backs up this up, with K-12 schools getting into the act. Online learning is the answer – from a cost and learning perspective.
Five trends and forecasts for 2012. Augmented Reality/Kinect, Social Learning, Mobile Learning, Talent Management, SaaS only systems. Plus two added bonuses: emerging market you should be exploring and online authoring systems.
Cornerstone OnDemand’s Learner Cloud LMS contains an extensive set of features and options, but what hurts it is an outdated UI, a confusing catalog component and those same features – which can be overwhelming more times than not.
Selecting the right LMS doesn’t begin with feature sets or even components. Rather it should be based on your segment – i.e. education/academia or corporate, then and only then, should features come into play.
Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, this is the time to reflect and say thanks to those who have done an outstanding work – either with new features, capabilities or services. However, there are those who do not deserve thanks. They are hurting our industry with roadblocks. The question is why?