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NextThoughtProduct Overview

  1. About NextThought
  2. Pros of NextThought
  3. Cons of NextThought
  4. Breakdown of core features

NextThought product overview

NextThought is an online learning management platform built for teams and designed for customer, employee, and partner training. It empowers team leads to implement training programs to support learning, upskilling, and reskilling.

NextThought delivers consistent learning outcomes by incorporating seamless course creation tools, social learning communities, and learning analytics. It enables teams to quickly design courses and embed additional learning material within a matter of minutes. Users can view all assigned lessons and assignments as well as course information in an intuitive learning dashboard. With NextThought’s conversation boards, conversations and learning can all happen in the same place.

The platform also provides participation, habits, engagement, and attention insights to help teams continuously improve learning programs. NextThought also integrates with different third-party software applications such as Salesforce, Stripe, Google, and Zapier. NextThought has support reps based in the U.S., allowing for resolution any software issue within 24 hours from ticket submission.

Pros of NextThought

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  • NextThought provides seamless, quick course creation and lets content creators build course modules themselves.
  • Its social learning feature encourages learners to collaborate through multiple channels, conversations, and content formats with groups, comments, and praise.

Cons of NextThought

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  • NextThought is a small firm that offers limited features compared to its competitors. However, it allows the product development process to pivot to the needs of the marketplace.

Breakdown of core features

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Course creation

NextThought’s course creation feature facilitates building course modules and pulling third-party media — like YouTube or news articles — into the courses.

Interactive 360-degree video training

The platform offers interactive 360º video, including content creation, branching logic, end-user software delivery, and the full tech stack needed for learning with VR.

Social learning experiences

NextThought supports contextual conversations and enables users to make inline comments on any piece of content within the course. It streamlines sharing and socializing content with communities and gives people the right permissions. The platform also keeps teams up to date with its real-time chat functionality.

Meaningful analytics

NextThought was built with meaningful analytics in mind. Its analytics feature measures individual performance, monitors general trends, and delivers insights to learn what content is the most and least engaging, so the organization continually improves its learning outcomes.

(Last updated on 02/02/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

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