Did you know that today there are approximately 500 Learning Management System vendors in the market?1 Did you also know that no one vendor, or small group of vendors, have significant market share? In fact, it’s a scattered and fragmented market, one that is wreaking havoc on Learning & Development.
If you ask a learner how they want to learn, taking a high-gloss eLearning course is rarely mentioned. Instead, what we all consistently hear is that people want personalized learning - a term easy to throw out there but not so easy to define.
Richard Calutta, from the US Department of Education at the Office of Educational Technology, has a simple formula for what it means to personalize learning:
I am incredibly excited to announce that yesterday afternoon, at the Bersin by Deloitte research conference, IMPACT 2013: The Business of Talent, Xyleme was recognized for winning the prestigious WhatWorks® Award in the Delivering Innovation category.
Pastiche 2.6 is an offline player for iPad and Android tablets that tracks and reports scores from interactive courses to the LMS.
This new feature of Pastiche allows your nomad and field learners to download and take courses on their tablets and complete them on their time, regardless of connectivity. For example, a course can be taken while on a business trip and mid-flight. Then, when you land or get to the hotel and access the Internet, the score can then be reported back to the LMS.
You’re looking for a present, say a new tool for your workshop, and there are a number of options, from different manufacturers and at slightly different price points… Most of us, these days, would check out the reviews – perhaps those on the retailer’s website, or on generic review sites like http://www.reviewcentre.com/ or from specialist magazines. Some would ask in subject-specific forums, Facebook groups or using a suitable Twitter hashtag. You’re likely to find huge amounts of information, but how do you know which is accurate?