What analysts say about Docebo’s approach to social learning

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Here’s what top learning management system analysts are saying about Docebo’s approach to social learning

Recently, we had the opportunity to invite a handful of learning technology analysts and Docebo clients to Italy for a two-day summit on how we’ll be carving out our space in the learning technology market as we move into the future.

The inaugural Docebo Client and Analyst Summit, hosted over two days earlier this month, was our opportunity to invite industry influencers and some clients to share feedback and play an active role in shaping the future of Docebo.

A major highlight after the event has been taking the opportunity to receive our guests’ take on the experience. Below, we’ll look at some of the feedback they’ve published on their own sites since the Summit.

Mark Smith, CEO for Ventana Research, was able to attend, and later published the following on the company’s blog:

Docebo has an ambitious strategy that not only shifts focus from formal to informal learning that is flexible in its configuration and deployment but also aims to maximize its potential in modules for coaching and sharing of learning-related assets to increase workforce engagement. CEO Claudio Erba intends to use artificial intelligence and predictive technology to make learning more intelligent in its interactions with workers. This ambition is reflected in adapting its product roadmap and design to be more direct and engage with individuals in a manner that might be found in Netflix or YouTube. Those consumer-centric sites rely on video that is promoted generally but also personalized for individual users. Docebo’s roadmap for 2016 and 2017 includes advances in its existing products but also begins its evolution of releases to support its CEO’s vision of more intelligent learning management systems used throughout an organization.

David Wentworth, principal analyst for Brandon hall Group, had this to say about Docebo’s place in the evolving learning technology space:

This really got me thinking about what our most recent research is telling us. According to Brandon Hall Group’s just-completed Learning Technology Study, 44% of companies are planning to replace their current LMS platform. This is relevant because the number one reason they want to switch is to get a better user experience, cited by 87% of companies looking to make a switch. Nothing else even comes close. To drive the point home, 83% of companies say that an intuitive, user-centric interface is either essential or critical for their learning technology.

To this end, Docebo has been taking design cues from the commercial app world. Looking at how people interact with the technology they use every day helps inform them as to how to deliver an intuitive experience. That means allowing learners to browse learning content much the way they would browse Netflix, complete with suggested titles based on a profile and viewing habits.

Brian Sommer, of Diginomica, had this to say about how Docebo is approaching experiential and social learning, as we prepare to roll out Docebo Coach and Share, two new modules that help place learning in the workflow with social and informal learning:

A major focus of the product line now is in the experiential area. This is why Docebo is enabling the rapid capture and sharing of short peer-to-peer videos. This technology is what enables rapid, just-in-time knowledge transfer.

Docebo put a lot of thought behind the user interface/experience on this. The main user screen looks like a collection of YouTube videos that a worker can choose from. Videos are organized along ‘channels’ and the sequencing of these is controlled by a combination of behind the scenes logic (e.g., the firm now wants every employee to view this one video on ethics), prior training experience and search results.

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