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The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

January 9, 2017

Hands down, our learning technology “predictions” list is our favorite post to develop each year.  These aren’t Nostradamus-style prophecies.  Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous [...more...]

LMS Reviews: Brightwave Tessello

April 24, 2015

  Brightwave, with their innovative xAPI driven tessello learning system, focuses on managing the real-life balance of learning by doing (experiential), learning from others (social) and formal learning (old school). Brightwave is from the [...more...]

LinkedIn Outfoxes Many with Lynda.com Acquisition

April 14, 2015

  It wasn’t the shot heard around the world by any means, but it should have been.  Last week LinkedIn announced plans to acquire content aggregator Lynda.com for $1.5 billion.  I am a learning technology analyst focused on the business of [...more...]

A Brief History of LMS Social Learning

February 17, 2015

  Social learning was a feature of Learning Management Systems (LMS) long before social media was invented.  In the 1990s, threaded discussions, coffee groups, collaboration centers, forums, FAQ and chat clogged up a seldom used “tab” in [...more...]

Tin Can Update — Looking Rusty

June 9, 2014

Hello? Hello?  Is anybody out there using Tin Can? I’ve been holding this rusty Tin Can for over a year and starting to feel a little silly that I might have been taken in by the hype.  In our Top 12 ASTD 2014 Take-A-Ways post last month, [...more...]