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Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

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One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2021

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Well, here we are. A new year, and well, new rankings for 2021. For those new, each year, I publish what I see will be the top 10 systems for the coming year, based on a set of criteria (which will be listed shortly). Roadmaps play a role here, and ties into track records of previous roadmaps.

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Top 10 LXPs for 2020

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It’s that time of the year. Awards coming out from analyst firms, sites, and anywhere and everywhere. It’s like Granny’s potluck. Some are delicious and inviting. Others are inviting but ensure that you can make it to the facilities in the fastest amount of time possible. .

Choose your own Adventure Path

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What a week. That’s the way I feel, with a return of an injury on my right hand, the challenges of writing as a result and some alternatives to presenting the information for this blog.

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

2020 Learning System Awards (by Vertical/Industry)

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Stop the presses! There is a bat on the loose. Ahh, remember the days when you could attend a movie without ever seeing one commercial ad as though you are watching television?

Microsoft Viva – The Answers you are Seeking

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I remember when Internet Explorer appeared for the first time on the net. Netscape was the dominant player, and while there were a couple of other browsers, everyone I knew used Netscape, and only used AOL when they could get 30 days free – (The CD). I looked at IE, and was under impressed.

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

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Where do you start? How do you explain why these three vendors were selected, how the process for analysis was conducted, and what are the results? How do you provide enough information, without writing the next War and Peace? Here is how. What is this? It is a first for me.

2020 NexGen T-Grid Learning Systems

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When deciding on how to present my findings and thus the grid, I couldn’t decide, due to a cast on my writing and dominant right hand. . I contemplated for days on what was best way to present information on a topic that is built upon deep analysis of hundreds of learning systems around the world.

LinkedIn Learning Product Review

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LinkedIn Learning continues to be a platform that garners a lot of attention, from the LL content, to the solution itself. Bounce around on some LinkedIn profiles and you will see folks mentioning the certificates they have received from LinkedIn Learning.

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

Talent Development Platforms – R Here

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Jus t when you thought there couldn’t be any more niche segments in the learning system space, I’m sorry to say, “nope, there is one more.” ” But this new segment, while niche today, by 2025, will be the second biggest segment in the learning system space. Niche today.

Best Content Awards 2020

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Welcome! Anyone who tells you that 105 is uncomfortable, I am here to say, yeah, probably, unless you are like me and grew up in the Southwest (in the U.S.), then it is refreshing. Especially with a pool. Anyway, I am coming to you from the Tucson area of Arizona.

Learning Styles and E-Learning

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This post is going to be somewhat different than in the past, specifically a result of the argument of the effectiveness of learning styles and if they even exist. When I noted this week’s topic on LinkedIn (i.e.

Learning and Development – The GAP is coming

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I can’t speak for everyone, but I will say, there are plenty of us, on both sides of the aisle, who went to bed, thinking one way, and awakened thinking either the same way or not. We all are going to have to be patient, which in this day and age, is something of a lost art. Patience has never been my strong suit. I never saw the old way of training with manuals, and F2F ILT as the way it had to be. I saw as early as 1998, that the future of learning would be e-learning (online learning).

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Why the hate with Learning Preferences?

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Learning Preferences. The idea behind such a notion seems to be something that everyone can agree upon, and yet, there are varying views – those who say “it does not exist”, and those who say it “does exist” Then there are those who say learning styles do not exist, and again, a different camp.

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Three Takeaways Today

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Hodgepodge. It’s a nice word, and one that truly reflects this post. I could have gone one route, or selected another or even a third way, but after deep consideration, okay, five minutes, I decided on this way – three takeaways in one article.

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2020 – The Year of the Hub

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Initially I was going to write about my forecasts for 2020. Then I realized that the post would mainly focus on one major trend that will impact the space in such a way (good, I believe), and thus as a result, decided to hold off on my forecasts for 2020 – until Oct. As part of this trend, I’ve included some additional trends too, since they apply as well. Plus for fans of VR who want to know about that trend, it’s in this post, after the Hub.

Top 10 LXPs for 2019-2020

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Vacillation. It is quite a strong word, and one that I admit I have thought about the past few weeks. The reason is well, a bit of odd, in that for my rankings, I post them for the upcoming year (after all the Top 50 Rankings are for 2020, and come out in January). For the LXPs of 2019, the post was in late 2018. . You could argue easily that we are in 2019, and thus the rankings should reflect the year 2019, since the qualifications, etc.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

The Future of Work and E-Learning

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The future of work. It’s being pushed out everywhere you turn. How COVID19 will speed up the future of work. How COVID19 is changing the future of work. How the future of work is a digital one, which is the next industrial revolution. You hear about companies applying the future of work, by allowing some of their employees to work from home. I note some, because I have yet to find a company who allows their blue-collar workforce to work from home. Work in a warehouse?

Halloween Edition – Treats and Tricks

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Have you ever bought a learning system only to find out nine months later, that the support team were actually a group of demons out to ruin your life? Did you ever ascertain whether or not your boss, is a lizard person?

VR is it on Life Support for L&D?

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Raise your hand if you were one of the folks who bought into the whole VR will achieve great success in L&D and Training. Raise your hand if you attended a seminar at a trade show and walked away, excited about this new technology and how it can be utilized for L&D/Training. Raise your hand if you put on a VR headset at a trade show or seminar. Raise your hand if you recall that it was sanitized before you put it on, and if not, be thrilled you did not become patient zero for pink eye.

Online Learning Works – So Why are Schools Failing at it?

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If you believe what many school districts, governmental officials, and even some folks in the media, the whole idea around online learning, as a result of the closing of schools, is not only a fiasco, but something so new that it has sped up its usage by 15 years. . Anyone who has been involved with online learning in the education sector knows full well that this is false.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

LMS or LXP – Confused?

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In the past few months, pre-pandemic and in our current state, I’ve been hearing from a lot of people on the consumer side (i.e. not suppliers), on what they are seeking in a learning system, often noting the LMS and an LXP. Some want a hybrid of the two, others want features that they believe may not exist in one system or another. Some are unaware or unsure what exists in an LXP, which creates added confusion and leads to the mythical hybrid LMS/LXP.

Association Learning System Rankings

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Welcome, welcome, welcome. Helping me with today’s post is Voodoo, who is sitting, looking out the window, Spirit who is snoozing by me, and Cali, who is somewhere, no doubt exploring how to dig holes and chase squirrels. Yes, a very eventful day. Best of all, this home workforce acts as a security company for only dog treats and belly rubs. I hope wherever you are, you are safe and well. And if you have any pets, giving them treats and belly rubs.

Top 50 Learning System Rankings (#39-#21)

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Back for another set of rankings, this time number 39 to 21. Once again the same criteria as the previous rankings, which you can find here and unless otherwise specified you can find every system on my learning system search engine platform, FindanLMS. I strongly recommend that if you reach out to any of these vendors, you want to have a demo first and foremost.

Top 85 Learning Systems for 2020

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That sounds about right. Initially the list was 100, but culling has begun and for some, that meant, well, why be an “in the box” kind of the person, when being a bit “outside” of the box is so much more fun. It does seem like such a large number, but when you realize that there are over 1,300 learning systems around the world, 85 isn’t such a big number. Though, if you know only say five, then yeah, 85 is a big number.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

10 Systems I’d recommend on any given day

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To be quite honest, I could easily name 100 systems that I would recommend on any given day, depending of course on your use case, business goals/objectives, feature sets, and so forth. Budget is always an important one, okay it is the main one because a system can have everything you need, match your use case perfectly, but the one little item, it is not in your budget.

Skillsoft – An Analyst Perspective

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This is a story about a one-time giant in the 3rd party off-the-shelf content providers. A behemoth, impressive and at the same time, seen in a “Evil Empire” perspective among other vendors in the mid 2000s. This is also about a vendor who lost their way. A vendor who made not only poor business decisions with the likes of Percipio, but also with the monumental blunder of acquiring SumTotal. .

Recommended Learning Systems

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T his post covers a list of systems that I’d recommend on any given day, that based on nearly 20 years of experience in online learning, and witnessing the trends, the duds, the promises and disappoints. What it isn’t – is a list of systems based on a 15 point criteria that I use for my Top 50 for 2020. That said, I will say to you, that before you just buy the learning system, please, please do due diligence on the system.

Top 10 LXP/DLP Mid-Year Rankings

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The market continues to grow, but with that growth numerous changes are taking place.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Turn Training into a Profit Center – Here’s How

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L&D. Training. Two departments known at most companies as dollars spent, show me the ROI. Yet we all know that ROI in hard numbers isn’t an easy task. We push the productivity increases, sales increases, safety issue decreases, happy employees and retention as proof that Training or L&D is successful and thus here is the proof with ROI.