Image: The yellow brick road LMS usability is more than dazzling visual design and demos

Evaluating LMS Usability: Beyond a Dazzling Demo

By Kathleen Waid, Senior Director of Client Services, Expertus Have you ever been spellbound by a jaw-dropping software demonstration? Guided tours of new technology sometimes seem like pure magic. So why does the magic often fade when we fire-up that software back at the office? Poor usability is likely to blame. Lack of attention to…

Learning management system built to support social learning

LMS Renovation: Learning From Reality TV

By Kathleen Waid, Senior Director of Client Services, Expertus If you’re into reality TV, you’ve probably noticed a surge in home renovation shows. The details vary, but the premise is the same. If you want today’s version of a dream house — open floor plan, hardwood floors, chef-grade appliances, master bedroom “retreat” — you can…

Apple from a learning management system user

Choosing LMS Features: Why Less Is More

By Kathleen Waid, Senior Director of Client Services, Expertus The Vision Marcia Conner is a well-known expert in workplace learning and innovation. Several years ago, she outlined a next-generation software design philosophy that every LMS vendor would be wise to embrace: “…Alan Perlis once wrote, ‘Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.’ In software…

Learning management system technology platform on target

New LMS Survey Report: Is Learning Tech On Target?

Research reveals key learning technology issues and trends By Gordon Johnson, VP Marketing, Expertus Learning Starts With Listening If you’re familiar with this blog, you know it doesn’t exist simply to broadcast our vision of enterprise learning technology. Instead, we spend most of our time listening to L&D professionals, reflecting on key issues, and exchanging…

Imagining the ideal learning mangement system

LMS Survey: What’s On Your Radar?

When you imagine an ideal LMS, what do you see? No, really. By Gordon Johnson, VP Marketing, Expertus (Editor’s Note 12/11/13: The LMS survey mentioned in this post is no longer accepting responses. However, nearly 400 learning professionals participated, and we’ve prepared a free report. Click here to download your copy now. Thanks!) When you…