As we begin to come out of the pandemic, with lots of fingers and toes crossed, I’m finding I have an incessant itch to get back out into the world and travel again. It’s one of the things, next to family and food, that I love most in life. This itch has me watching a lot of travel-related YouTube videos and building our rather large spreadsheet of destinations we want to visit in the coming months/year. It also has me remembering and piecing together a mental “Best of” list of some of our favorite travel adventures of the past. Perhaps some of these are on your list of best places you’ve visited or plan to visit in the future:

  1. Mexico City – Traveled here with the family over Spring Break this year. I highly recommend it. The culture is amazing, but the tacos will blow your mind!
  2. The Grand Circle (an RV adventure) – Definitely high on my list and is a trip we will do again someday. One word of advice, do not skip Bryce Canyon.
  3. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica – The highlight of this trip was our accommodations. Do yourself a favor and book a stay at Jungle Roost. Living amongst the traveling monkeys is next level.
  4. Road tripping through New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia – This is our upcoming summer trip. It’s a bucket list vacation for my wife, who grew up loving (and still does to this day), Anne of Green Gables. I’m looking forward to eating my weight in seafood!

Ok… Ok… I can hear my content team tell me, but what about the 2022 Best of eLearning Technology, Andy! Between you and me, I’d love to keep listing my favorite holiday locales, but I do have a job to do.

And now, the actual “Best ofs” you’re all here for!

Once again, we’re working with 50% of the Top 10 Learning Systems named by Craig Weiss

Craig has mixed things up a bit this year. His Top 10 Learning Systems Report is no longer free. I don’t blame him for putting this valuable resource behind a paywall. For organizations looking for a new learning system, Craig’s list can help you drastically reduce your front-end legwork of culling together your top contenders.

With that said, he was kind enough to share with us the systems that made his Top 10, but for all the juicy details, you’ll want to ring Craig’s register.

To be included in his list is a pretty big deal, which is why we’re excited to be behind the scenes with our Rustici Engine and SCORM Cloud products in half of these fantastic products.

Supporting Fosway’s 9-Grid winners

Next is another one of our favorite lists that we highlight each year: Fosway 9-Grid for Digital Learning and Learning Systems. For those of you unfamiliar with the Fosway 9-Grid for Learning Systems, this is a multi-dimensional model, focused primarily on providers that serve the UK and EU markets. This year, Rustici Software customers accounted for 26% of the Learning Systems finalists. As always, we are thrilled and humbled to be a small, yet important, part of our customers’ products.

Every year, Fosway also releases their 9-Grid for Digital Learning. This 9-Grid focuses again primarily on the UK and EU markets, but unlike Learning Systems, Digital Learning providers tend to not only offer technology products, but offer services wrapped around those products, such as content creation, learning environment design and overall learning strategy. This year, our customers make up 12% of the Digital Learning finalists. Among those is our parent company, LTG. We are so proud of our customers for this accomplishment, as well as all of our sister companies who contribute mightily to LTG’s position as a Strategic Leader in this impressive field of providers.

Onward and upward!

The past two years have been challenging for sure, but it’s moments like these, where we get to celebrate the successes of our customers, that bring a smile to our faces (much like the first bite of an authentic al pastor taco!). We’re so proud of the hard work our customers do, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to help in our own special way.

We hope the remainder of your 2022 brings you nothing but joy. Get out into the world and make it a better place!

Andy joined our team to evangelize xAPI. Now he talks to people about all of the eLearning standards all day because he is considered a “salesperson.” He’s also our office jokester – he’s a punny guy.