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Apr 20, 2020

John Helmer talks to Dani Johnson, Co-founder and Principal Analyst at Redthread Research, about her work on learning ecosystems. Citing the growth of point solutions as evidence of a change in the learning technologies market away from the 'big suite' solution, she says learning professionals need to intentionalize their ecosystems.
03:19 Intentional and unintentional ecosystems
04:44 Is ecosystem more than a buzzword?
06:24 Types of ecosystems
09:54 How does this affect L&D?
11:22 Integration is the name of the game
12:21 Suites vs specialists
13:55 Redthread's learntech taxonomy
17:31 How are buyers' views towards their vendors changing?
20:20 Responsive organisations
24:50 Current state of the learning technologies market
26:25 Is the crisis driving conservative buying patterns?
28:17 What has she seen recently – good and bad?
Reports mentioned in the conversation:
1. The Art and Science of Designing a Learning Technology Ecosystem
Authors: Dani Johnson and Priyanka Mehrotra
2. Learning Tech Landscape: The Wild, Wild West
Author: Dani Johnson
Contact Dani Johnson
Twitter: @danij2
Contact John Helmer
Twitter: @johnhelmer