Windsor (UK), September 2017 - Growth Engineering, a multi-award-winning learning-technologies company, has claimed the top spot on Craig Weiss’s NextGen LMS Grid. Craig Weiss is a learning-technology analyst known for the eLearning 24/7 blog and his annual Top 50 LMS report, in which Growth Engineering’s Academy LMS was named the #1 NextGen LMS. He has released an "LMS NextGen Grid" in which he plotted the top twenty LMSs on a quadrant according to their NextGen functionality and their NextGen market growth.
In a related blog, Craig outlined the functionality of a NextGen LMS:
- modern UI – for both learners and administrators
- simple yet robust – robust functionality, but easy to use
- gets "IT" - understands audience and how to satisfy them
- adaptable – can adapt quickly once they see possibilities
- value for money – full feature sets at an affordable price
- admin UX – not overwhelming or confusing for administrators
- support and service – go the extra mile for clients
NextGen market growth refers to how quickly an LMS is developing NextGen functionality and what’s on their development roadmap. Growth Engineering came out on top for both NextGen functionality and NextGen market growth, making Growth Engineering the best NextGen LMS on the market.
Juliette Denny, Managing Director of Growth Engineering, said, "This is amazing news! As learner-engagement superheroes, we know we have to look to the future and champion innovation at all costs. We’re thrilled to hold such a prestigious spot within Craig’s NextGen LMS Grid, particularly given the tough competition. But we won’t rest on our laurels; we know there’s still plenty of work to be done in the battle against dull online learning. Watch this space for even more exciting developments!"
Growth Engineering’s Academy LMS is built to engage learners with their training. It does everything expected of an LMS, but also adds full social and gamification functionality to improve the user experience. Craig provides a list of The Academy LMS’s "Big Wins".
Top of his list was video management. Learners are able to capture and record video, which helps to create a culture of social learning. He also highlighted the content-curation tools, the ask-an-expert functionality, gamification, and the seamless integration of social engagement into the platform. He was impressed with the super-slick UI, mobile functionality, and Growth Engineering’s newest product, The Knowledge Arcade. Craig writes that Growth Engineering "has been in my NextGen rankings for the last three years. Nothing changes that."
Growth Engineering and Craig Weiss will be hosting a public webinar to discuss the grid, NextGen learning, and the Academy LMS.