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?
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.
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?
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.
Several trends are emerging in the early part of 2011. While these trends vary – with most being positive, there is a trend that is negative from the consumer’s perspective. These trends cover the entire e-learning landscape.
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.
Five early indicators in the e-learning industry. For those who thought the LMS market is near death, frankly it isn’t. And for those who thought smartphones would reign supreme for mobile learning, sorry its tablet time.
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.
There are many traps out there in the e-learning marketplace, nowhere more often seen then in the LMS market. Five traps are listed with identifying markers and how to avoid them. Plus, the new E-Learning 24/7 Blog Linkedin Group – an extension of E-Learning 24/7.
Learning Management Systems of the year; includes extended enterprise, social learning, Big Dog & open source: corporate and academia.