LMS Predictions 2015: Mother of All Crystal Ball Picks

By Gordon Johnson, VP Marketing, Expertus “It’s difficult to make predictions — especially about the future.” – Danish Proverb Forecasts are naturally uncertain. But for training professionals, one thing is always a sure bet. At the start of each year, the future of learning management systems takes center stage, as a wave of “crystal ball” blog posts, reports and webinars rolls across the…

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 October 10, 2014 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…

Apple from a learning management system user

Choosing LMS Features: Why Less Is More

By Kathleen Waid, Senior Director of Client Services, Expertus July 7, 2014 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…