2:42 pm

Is there room for improvement for your LMS’s content?

Attendees at today’s #LTSF will no doubt have seen our pollsters asking their fellow delegates some pressing questions for the L&D community. In conjunction with Course Source, we’re exploring how the industry views its LMS platforms, and where there’s room for improvement.

An LMS is only as good – or as bad – as the content it hosts, so what are L&D professionals’ views on the content at their disposal?

Here’s what the L&D professionals we polled this morning said:

Content ChoiceThis makes for interesting reading: While 48% of attendees questioned stated they were pretty happy with the quality of content they had at their disposal, the rest of them – that’s 52%  –  were rather less positive.  A huge swathe seemed pretty ambivalent, with no real opinion and to us, nothing is worse than apathy.  So what can LMS providers and their content publishing partners do to improve things?  Funnily enough our next question seeks to answer just that.

Want to engage in the debate?  Join Course Source‘s Ken Wood at 15:45 this afternoon in seminar room 1 as he explores the hidden costs of Learning Management Systems and the opportunities afforded by cloud-based systems.

 

 

2:15 pm

Is your LMS failing your workforce?

The polls have closed, the results have been counted and our #LTSF Fast50 survey has unearthed a real talking point among the Forum attendees polled this morning.  There are some real gaps showing in where organisations’ LMS’s are lacking key content needed to meet workforce training demands.

When we polled visitors to LTSF this morning the big three areas in which they felt they lacked quality content were Languages, Business Skills and Health and Safety – fundamental skills in any business looking to grow.Missing content

Not surprisingly, Compliance and Equality & Diversity were seen to be well catered for but, it seems that content providers are missing a trick by not catering for more specific skills which arguably are more valuable to an employee’s career.

Want to engage in the debate?  Join Course Source‘s Ken Wood at 15:45 this afternoon in seminar room 1 as he explores the hidden costs of Learning Management Systems and the opportunities afforded by cloud-based systems.

 

11:30 am

LMS users are a happy bunch – most of the time…

The results of our first #LTSF questions are in and it seems like you guys are a pretty happy bunch – at least as far as the quality of content available on your Learning Management Systems go. Our pollsters at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum this morning canvassed 50 L&D professionals attending the show on behalf of Course Source the eLearning Supermarket and found that an overwhelming 87% of them were “somewhat pleased” or “very pleased” with their platforms. Happy LMS

 

There’s always room for improvement though – so stay tuned to find out where LTSF attendees think improvements can be made.

Want to engage in the debate?  Join Course Source‘s Ken Wood at 15:45 this afternoon in seminar room 1 as he explores the hidden costs of Learning Management Systems and the opportunities afforded by cloud-based systems.

3:46 pm

Ray Winstone’s got it wrong: It’s not all about the in-play

In-play data is a big source of untapped potential in sports betting according to visitors at ICE Totally Gaming today, but it’s not the biggest.

Nearly 1 in 4 #SportsBiz experts making their way to london’s ExCel for #ICEgaming today said that virtual sports (ie: computer generated matches) is currently where the most untapped potential for innovation in the sports betting industry can be found.

A quick walk around the show underlines the appetite for virtual gaming as sportsbooks look to ensure an ever more diverse, round-the-clock opportunity to bet for their punters. and with almost endless numbers of events and start-times possible in the virtual world, combined with ever more convincing gtraohic propositions it’s really no surprise Virtual is on the rise.

Here’s the full story:

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Should Ray and his chums be worried? will we see virtual sports outperform real ones for punters’ attention?  let us know your thoughts at @NowCommsSport.

 

3:44 pm

#ICEgaming visitors pinpoint tech spend priorities for 2015

New platforms, payment gateways and security technologies are the key investment areas that most #ICEgaming visitors are ringfencing budget for in 2015. Over 80% of gaming industry professionals coming through ICE Totally Gaming’s doors today say tech spend in gaming will concentrate in these areas.

Made up predominantly of web / app solution providers or sportsbook owners, #ICEgaming visitors answering our latest question considered areas like bet settlement/market management, user experience and video integration to be lower priority areas in the coming months

Here’s the full story:

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11:33 am

Confidence in Asia looks rock solid for #ICEgaming visitors focused on sportsbook market

Nearly 4 in 10 of today’s #ICEgaming visitors expect this year’s biggest growth in the sportsbooks market to occur in Asia.

When asked by NowComm’s fast50 pollsters to consider regions of highest potential for the sportsbook market, over 38% of visitors making their way to the Ice Totally Gaming event at London’s ExCel this morning named Asia as the region with highest potential.

In comparison with other regions, confidence in Asia looks rock solid.  Visitors taking part in the Now #betfast50 project this morning placed North America and Africa as the second and third regions most likely to power growth in the sportsbook market.

Over 16% remain optimistic about North American potential despite the complex regulatory environment and merging regions singled out as one’s to watch in 2015 were Australia and Germany.

Here’s the full story in one chart.

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