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Sunday, May 25, 2008

ELearning Magazine April 2008 / May 2008

Don't miss these articles, appears in ELearning april 2008 / may 2008.
Make sure you take the time to read these two pertinent articles.

Building a Learning Culture
By Dr. Mark Rosenberg

You can’t just implement e-learning into an organization that’s not ready for it, doesn’t support it, or doesn’t have a culture based on knowledge sharing. Corporate culture — be it good or bad — will always win out. So e-learning professionals must build a positive learning culture within their organizations in order to ensure the success of their elearning strategies.
The exciting thing about a true learning culture is all the horizontal knowledge-sharing. It’s not top-down or bottom- up, it’s an I-share-with-you, you share- with-me mindset. Employees work as teams. Trainers collaborate, sales people in different regions collaborate. Networks are built and communication channels are established.

LMS’s 2008: What You Need to Know
By Chris Howard

The LMS market has grown considerably over the last few years, because organizations of all sizes now realize that they need some form of learning management solution.
In 2004 (when Bersin & Associates published its first report on the U.S. market), we forecast LMS vendor revenues at $380 million. In 2005, the revenues increased to $480 million. In 2006, despite consolidations and mergers, the market reached approximately $583 million.This article explores some of the underlying business drivers behind this growth and the implications for both buyers and solution providers.
The LMS market is still growing steadily, although this growth has slowed slightly from 26 percent last year to 21 percent this year. The slowdown in the market is due partly to saturation in the global enterprise market and some commoditization of learning management systems, as vendor feature sets have become more and more similar in recent years. This is still a buyer’s market; multiple
compete for most contracts, putting pressure on vendors to keep pricing moderate.