A year ago I wrote about NexGen functionality in any learning system. The reason behind it was simply that so many vendors pitch they are NexGen (often referring to it as Next Generation), when in fact, they are not. It is similar to the pitch of Modern UI, even though I have seen some whose Modern UI is from 1995. Netscape anyone?
As with any learntech and in this case functionality and approach, as time moves on, so should it – as in, moving forward. Moving forward isn’t just mimicking what another platform is doing OR matching some commercial consumer entity in design (i.e. Netflix, and years ago, Amazon search).
Before diving into NexGen Tier 2, I recommend to those who are curious to re-read NexGen functionality, which I now dub as Tier 1.