LMS Survey – Only 58% of Users Satisfied

Virtual College recently sent out an LMS market survey in late 2016, where they asked organisations how they felt about their current Learning Management Systems. The results highlighted a mix of opinions that people feel towards their current LMS.   Perhaps most strikingly was that only 58 per cent of people rated their LMS as above average, meaning that 42 per cent of respondents felt unsatisfied with their platform. This was highlighted further by the fact that 38 per cent of those who had used their LMS for over 2 years disliked it. There were a number of different reasons that people chose to explain how they felt about their LMS. 62 per cent of people stated the main reason that they liked their LMS was because it was easy to use, closely followed by 44 per cent who said it was affordable.  This contrasted with 56 per cent of respondents saying they disliked their provider because it lacked the features it needed, as well as 37 per cent claiming that it was difficult to use. These results highlight just how important usability is for user satisfaction. One final statistic to come out of the survey was that only 38 per cent of people are using a well-known LMS, meaning that 62 per cent are using a system that is not widely accessed. This emphasises the idea that there is no system currently available that is enjoyed by a majority of the market. Check out the LMS Survey Infographic produced by Virtual...

A Review of Kokm

Kokm is more than an LMS. Kokm provides an online business solution: an intranet, an extranet, a resource library and an LMS. This means that Kokm is a slightly different product to the stand-alone LMS which we usually review.
The services which Kokm provides constitute a unified platform which, through the integration and unification of its services facilitates communication, connection and learning within a business. These three features are all features of a good LMS, and so the holistic Kokm package may not be as far from a traditional LMS as we think. In short this is an LMS aimed at that once mythical concept of the Learning Organisation.

Adaptive Learning

Adaptive learning is the term for e-learning which adapts to its user’s needs. The idea is that learning becomes personalised, so that what you are taught and how you are taught it is relevant to you.
Rather than having a rigid course in which every learner is taught the same thing with the aim of reaching a specific learning goal, the needs of each learner are picked up by the system and the content of the course is adapted appropriately for each learner to reach that goal.

A Review of the e-learning markets of the UK, EU and China 2014

The 4th report in our series into the e-learning market, including a new section on “what the buyer wants”, defined national market sizes for the UK, EU and our first look at the Chinese e-learning market. In addition to looking at the state of the corporate online learning industry, this report seeks to take account of wider economic influences –particularly as they affect the industries that buy online learning technologies (both in terms of learning content and systems). Below is the list of the table of contents: A Review of the e-learning markets of the UK, EU and China 2014 Table of Contents About this report Aim Sources Authors About e-learning E-learning components E-learning, e-publishing and learning tools How e-learning is flowering Glossary The Learning Light forecasting model Percentage of training budgets devoted to e-learning Levels of usage by companies Executive Summary The UK Europe Summary table: The size of the E-learning Market, the Top 20 Countries in Europe China The United Kingdom E-learning Market The early years: 2007 – 2008 Doom and gloom: 20093 The recent past: 2010 – 2014 Corporate sector Public sector Local authorities’ aggregation of procurement The NHS Major new frameworks The Civil Service Learning Framework Education A lot has happened, but has a lot changed? Trends overview from 2010 to 2014 Predictions for beyond 2014 Industry interviews: E-learning….what the buyer wants Top 10 corporate learning and development requirements Top 10 small and medium sized enterprises’ learning and development requirements Key results Industry interviews: Specific industry sectors’ views of e-learning Construction Engineering Financial services sector Hotel and Catering Industry Legal Services Local Government Media Membership-based...

The Chinese e-learning market

This is a summary of a short presentation delivered at the UK launch of EdTrin at the Australian High Commission in London on July25th by Learning Light. The Chinese market is one of the most interesting and exciting markets for e-learning at present and one of the most difficult to measure. Learning Light has since 2007 published market value figures for the UK, and since 2010 market figures for much of the EU as well and in 2014 published its first view of the Chinese e-learning market. While Learning Light is able to use a well evolved forecasting model to value the UK and European markets based on building a model of each countries overall training markets and applying a series of estimations of the propensities to train using e-learning per industry sector and underpinning the valuation by using data from OJEU as to e-learning procurements by national governments, this mode of analysis was not possible for the Chinese market. Instead Learning Light used a range of secondary information sources and publications as well as a series of interviews with organisations in the market to build a picture of the Chinese market which, while quite detailed is still evolving. We believe our picture to be an accurate reflection of the markets size and potential and crucially the market dynamics, but we are unable to give the level of granularity we can provide for the UK and EU. Our observations on the market are as follows: e-learning is not new; it would be a mistake for organisations to consider China as an emerging market. China has been delivering what it...

David Kelly

I am passionate about progressive education and performance support in the workplace. Technologies such as social media have advanced to the point that they can now support social learning, instead of being a barrier to it. I believe in leveraging this technology to bring learning and development programs into the workflows of the job in ways that better address performance issues, and are less intrusive to work environments. I look forward to helping organizations embrace this opportunity to break through the traditions of what learning and performance has been, and leverage technology to open the doors to what is possible. Check out David Kelly’s...

The real future of e-learning and edtech is tied to analytics and assessment.

There is a huge amount of noise and numerous newsletters about MOOCs at present and we are seeing considerable interest and equally considerable investment being made into MOOCs. The MOOC list we keep is growing longer and longer, and in a previous blog we predicted the emergence of the corporate MOOC, and we now have a few of them on our list as well. SAP having launched their MOOC earlier this year for example. While we continue to watch MOOCs, and understand the issues and the fear and fascination they are generating across Higher Education and indeed into government policy, MOOCs are not the only exciting development on our radar at present. A report by IBIS Capital into which Learning Light contributed highlights a fundamental issue. The research firstly is showing significant levels of growth are predicted  in expenditure across the global education market, and this includes accelerating growth in edtech and e-learning, while also crucially highlighting the accelerating cost of education in the US and European markets. While educationalists debate the pedagogical values of MOOCs, investors are weighing up the financial opportunities of MOOCs it is important to understand the views of the future student market:  the financial cost to them of education, and this it is this that politicians are addressing at present. Our first observation is that MOOCs are not the only game in town to address the rising cost of education. It is with this in mind that the recent White House announcement addressing the cost of education and putting forward effective ways of reducing costs to Middle America is so interesting. The Obama initiative...

Rustici's SCORM Blog

All the news and advice about SCORM, the Experience API – Tin Can from the team at Rustici. You can ask them anything about SCORM and the Tin Can – Experience API and they are a really friendly and helpful bunch. Take a look at the Rustici SCORM...

ELEARNSPACE Blog

George Siemens blog who is with the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University. This is a seriously well informed blog Check out...

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An informative Blog about integrating technology into the classroom from prolific blogger Kelly Tenkely a former teacher dedicating herself to improving education. iLearn Technology EDUBLOG