Learning Platform Innovations: Where is the technology taking us? with Bryan Chapman

Bryan Chapman joined #IDIODC March 9.
March 9, 2022
3 minutes
Bryan Chapman joined #IDIODC March 9.

It seems like every time you blink, a new learning platform pops into existence with some new innovative twist. There are now well over 800 learning platforms on the market. The real question is: what are we supposed to do with that information? How does any organization even begin to make sense of the crazy LMS, or more like Learning Platform, marketplace.

Bryan Chapman shared his framework for learning platform market segmentation, with 10 primary segments and 37 sub-sectors based on different user models.  After presenting his map of the learning space, we let the discussion and questions take us on an exploration of the topic. Some topics we touched on included innovations around collaborative learning, balancing highly structured learning with learning-on-demand; and how many organizations use multiple technologies as part of a broader learning ecosystem.

You can find more information, links, and contact info at Bryan’s web site called Chapman Alliance.

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About Bryan Chapman

Bryan has been a thought leader in the learning technology space for a long time; designing the first LMS Knowledgebase for Brandon Hall Research back in 2001 and continually balancing the tightrope of being BOTH an industry analyst AND chief learning strategy as he launched Chapman Alliance in 2007.  He has been instrumental in optimizing learning platform strategies (learning ecosystems) for such groups as: American Express, Home Depot, Shell, Microsoft, American Red Cross, Harvard Business Publishing, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and many other organizations large and small.

Learning space long-timers may also recall Bryan's work conducting learning-technology shootouts at numerous learning conferences or his "Ask Bryan" (learning-technology advice column) in Training Magazine.  He has a passion for sharing knowledge about the best use of innovative learning technologies.


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