Personalizing Content At Scale: Solutions to 3 Common Challenges

Now more than ever, organizations are feeling the pressure to not only deliver content quickly, but to also personalize it. Tailoring content to meet the needs and preferences of each individual audience is no longer a “nice to have” — it’s an expectation.  Whether an organization is serving content to internal or external audiences, end-users […]

Misadventures in Content Production: Copying & Pasting is Not Reuse

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Overcoming the Never-Ending Maintenance Menace The term “reuse” gets thrown around a lot in regard to content management and maintenance, particularly when dealing with content at scale. But did you know that most content authoring and management tools that tout reuse are essentially just copying and pasting?  Let’s be clear: copying and pasting is NOT […]

Misadventures in Content Production: Why “Rapid” Tools Aren’t Really Rapid

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Why WYSIWYG Tools Aren’t the Hero No matter the type of content, whether a how-to knowledge article, blog post, printed manual, or an entire eLearning course, the process of developing and creating content takes time. Organizations typically turn to off-the-shelf tools such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Google Docs, or other HTML-based authoring tools, such as […]

Rethinking Content Strategy: The Building Block Method

Bringing Reuse & Flexibility to Enterprise Content Management We all played with them as kids… maybe we still do as adults. Those famous building blocks we know and love spark our creativity and provide limitless opportunities for reinvention. From a cityscape to an alien ship to a cozy cottage, the same pile of blocks can […]

Centralized v. Decentralized Content Management: Pros, Cons & Getting the Best of Both Worlds

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Centralized content management models have traditionally been the most prevalent among enterprise organizations — at least on paper. The reality is, most large organizations have what can best be described as “hybrid” content management models, incorporating both centralized and decentralized functions.  And it’s easy to understand why — both centralized and decentralized content management models […]

The Learning Technology Ecosystem

Technology’s Place in the Modern Learning Ecosystem We all know that the learner is the center of the learning ecosystem — today, much of that learning ecosystem is driven by technology.  But which learning technology tools do what, and which do your organization actually need? Let’s explore the main components of the Learning Technology Ecosystem, […]

The Content Explosion Problem

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What do many major organizations have in common? A content problem. Even for the most digitally advanced organizations, writing content to scale is a tall order. Delivering a small piece of content, such as procedure steps for a job aid, is a relatively simple task ? a “one and done.” But is it really done? […]

An LCMS is not an LMS

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One of the most common questions we hear is, “Are you an LMS (Learning Management System)?” “LMS” and “LCMS” (Learning Content Management System) are often mistakenly used interchangeably, and differentiating between them can be tricky. It doesn’t help that some overlap exists between the two platforms, such as the fact that an LMS and LCMS […]