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FROM WHERE I SIT | DOUG HARWARD I NEXT EVOLUTION OF THE LMS Volume 4 Issue 2 Spring 2011 Publisher Training Industry, Inc. 401 Harrison Oaks Blvd., Suite 300 | Cary, NC 27513 (919) 653-4990 CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Doug Harward EDITOR IN CHIEF Ken Taylor EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Tim Sosbe ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Neal Gagnon ASSOCIATE EDITOR Michelle Eggleston CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS Lisa Bodell Wendy Combs Bettina Davis Doug Harward Tim Hughan Charles Jennings Larry Looker Kevin Oakes Tony O’Driscoll Karl-Heinz Oehler Gretchen Payne Grant Ricketts John Schneble Tim Sosbe Kee Meng Yeo COVER ART: © Palto | f you were in the training industry in the mid-1980s, you may remember one of the earliest learning management system (LMS) products to hit the market, a standalone computer program called Registrar. It was a great example of the early market LMS, or what I call the first evolution of the LMS. Developed as a training administration package, it was designed to assist the administrator with pre-registering students and tracking attendance. With the introduction of IT networks in the early ‘90s, LMS design evolved to multi-user platforms networked among training administrators. The idea was to allow administrators to share information about training activity. But information for information sake wasn’t good enough, so LMS design quickly evolved to a resource management environment, allowing administrators to track the utilization of resources, including instructors and classrooms. It was about efficiency and utilization. The Internet quickly changed all of that. Learning content management systems (LCMS) were created in the mid- to late-‘90s, allowing students to register online for a course, immediately participate, and return later to pick up where they left off. In the early 2000s, the LCMS brought the administrator, designer, student and content all together into one environment. It allowed learners faster access and administrators more information about what was happening in the business. From where I sit, we now are entering an era where the LMS/ LCMS is now a part of something bigger. The Learning Portal provides an integrated platform of social media, administration and Internet technologies that allow learners much greater access to intelligence than ever before – access that includes other learners. They can learn from structured content, but also from readily available media outlets, research, and thought leaders. It’s an exciting time – one where the learner is in more control than ever. So what comes next? We’ll have to wait and see, but this industry’s rapid pace of change tells me we won’t wait long! Doug Harward is CEO of Training Industry, Inc., and a former learning leader in the high-tech industry. E-mail Doug. EDITORIAL BOARD Jeneen Baret, Manager of Information Technology IT Learning Group, Cisco Systems Robert Campbell, VP of Learning, Cerner Corp. Ed Cohen, Executive Vice President, Nelson Cohen Global Consulting Rick Crowley, Learning Technology Consultant John Hovell, Senior Manager, Learning Architecture, Lockheed Martin Kaliym Islam, Vice President, Customer Training, Depository Trust and Clearing Corp. Barbara Jordan, Vice President, Learning, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Karen Kocher, Chief Learning Officer, Cigna David Lamb, Vice President, Learning & Media Services, Rollins Paul Leone, Manager, Leadership Development, American Express Alan Malinchak, Chief Learning Officer/VP, ManTech International Krys Moskal, Vice President, People Development, Pearson Scott Neeley, National Training Manager, Newell Rubbermaid Frank Shaffer, Chief Learning Officer, Cross Country Healthcare Irish Kennedy Smothers, President, Kennedy Smothers & Associates TrainingIndustry Quarterly, Spring 2011 / A Training Inc. ezine /Inc. ezine / 33 TrainingIndustry Quarterly, Spring 2011 / A Training Industry, Industry,

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Quarterly - Spring 2011

Training Industry Quarterly - Spring 2011
From Where I Sit
At the Editor’s Desk
Performance & Productivity
Learning Technologies
Technical Training
Learning 2020
Developing High Impact Academia Partnerships
Sustainability – The Next Corporate Challenge
The LMS Evolution: Revolutionizing Form and Function
Video: The Next Hot Learning App?
Jackson Hewitt
Pay Attention to Knowledge Retention
Closing Arguments

Training Industry Quarterly - Spring 2011