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eLogic Learning Releases iOS App for Its eSSential LMS
eLogic Learning claims to be taking the lead in mobile support by releasing its iOS app. However, offering a mobile experience has been table stakes in the industry for quite some time.
The majority of employees demand a learning culture, as they want to keep their skills up to date, but they often find it a challenge to have time during their workday to complete training. Outside of work, people turn to their mobile devices to learn everything from new recipes to new languages. They are looking for that same experience to be carried over into their corporate life. Mobile allows them to learn when and where they want. In fact, SHIFT found that 45% of employees who used mobile learning completed courses faster than those who stuck to their desktop.
For mobile learning to be successful, employees must have the intrinsic motivation to learn on their own time, which can be hard when they are not interested in the topic and are merely learning for compliance reasons. Also, it opens up challenges around your organization’s bring-your-own-device policies. Does your organization allow employees to BYOD, or will you provide a device for those who don’t have one in order for them to access mobile learning options? Employees in rural settings might have issues, as mobile learning relies on access to a stable internet connection.
The new mobile eSSential LMS app has common features such as registering for training, completing courses, viewing notifications and deadlines, and participating in forums. The app does not have any ratings in the App Store yet, so it is hard to know how the user experience is and what the bugs might be. If the Android app is any indication, with a rating of 2.0 and comments complaining of UX design and functionality issues, it might not be the mobile solution users are hoping for.
Source: eLogic Learning (App Store), May 2019
The ability to provide a mobile learning experience to employees is a requirement if you want to have a learning culture. eLogic Learning’s eSSential iOS app is helping the company to remain competitive, but it is in no way a game-changer or breakthrough.
Pearson released the results of its Global Learning Survey. This is the first time that Pearson has undertaken such a study to capture the opinions of 11,000 learners across 19 countries. The study uncovered eight key trends indicating a shift to life-long, learner driven education.
Blackboard has announced its partnership with Amazon’s Alexa to launch a new Skill for its flagship learning management system (LMS), Blackboard Learn. Learners (and their parents) will be able to get information about their profile and coursework simply by asking Alexa.
Absorb LMS has acquired Tampa-based eLogic Learning LMS. This is the second acquisition in its aggressive acquisition growth strategy, following its acquisition of Torch LMS in May.
TalentLMS 4.0 features several new features along with an improved user interface. While none of the new features are game changers, they are marginal improvements that TalentLMS users and administrators will enjoy.
iSpring has released an update that includes three major improvements to its Learn LMS platform. These updates are focused on making the role of admin easier and to cut down on the amount of time spent managing content and user lists.
SumTotal 19.2 is its second release of 2019 and solidifies its focus on creating an end-to-end talent development solution. Its new SumTotal Intelligent Assistant (SIA) is the highlight of the update, providing users the ability to translate web searches and internet content into relevant training content within the SumTotal LMS.
Docebo’s latest product release, Docebo 7.7, increases personalization for enterprise learning and brand identity. The release also includes improved automated content suggestions through its artificial intelligence and course enrollment based on personalized learning paths.
Absorb LMS has acquired Utah-based Torch LMS. This acquisition is the first in its acquisition growth strategy, financed through its Silversmith Capital Partners investment.
Adobe Captivate Prime Introduces Gamification for User-Generated Content and a New Manager Compliance Dashboard
Recently, Adobe Captivate Prime released an update that is more than just tweaking the interface. The latest update introduces social tools, gamification, and user-generated content tools as well as improvements to compliance monitoring.