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2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

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Last week we kicked-off the 2019 Talented Learning Awards by honoring the best learning systems in our first category – corporate extended enterprise systems. And this week the celebration continues, as we recognize excellence in our second category – continuing education systems.

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Innovative LMS Features: Real or Hype?

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One thing you can count on from learning systems – there’s never a lack of new LMS features to grab your attention. Have you checked out any trade show demos or marketing materials lately?

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

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According to the most recent IRS reports, nearly 64,000 professional and trade associations are based in the U.S. As you might expect, many of these organizations operate in similar ways. But when it comes to supporting lifelong learning , they’re definitely not created equal.

AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

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Why is artificial intelligence (AI) generating such frenzied buzz lately? If you don’t know what I mean, you must be living under a rock. In just a few short years, AI has become one of the most talked-about technology advances since the dawn of the internet. Is AI Mostly Smoke and Mirrors?

Translating Customer Education Success into Business Impact

A strong customer education program can have a huge impact across the business - from increasing customer satisfaction scores, reducing support ticket volume, improving product adoption, to driving lead generation and renewals. Keeping this in mind, how do you choose which initiatives to prioritize?

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

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As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. Last month, I published a mid-year learning technology trends update.

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You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

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Remember the excitement you felt as a kid when you opened a holiday gift? Even as adults, there’s nothing quite like the joy of adding something new to our lives. But sooner or later, the thrill wears off.

Business Impact of Learning: What is Customer Experience Worth to You?

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For years, I’ve said that connecting employee learning with business impact doesn’t have to be a mind-bending challenge. In response, training professionals often ask me to illustrate what I mean. The following story from my personal life is a good example.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

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Another year is drawing to a close – already? Hard to believe, but the calendar doesn’t lie. So as you prepare for what’s ahead, join me as I reflect on topics that mattered most to the extended enterprise learning community in 2018.

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Online Customer Training: Behind the Surge in Specialized Learning Systems

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Online customer training is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, as companies large and small discover its tremendous untapped value.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Software Demo Tips: What Works? Ask an LMS Selection Consultant

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If you subscribe to this blog , or listen to our podcasts , or attend our webinars , you probably think of Talented Learning as a free source of fiercely indeperndent information for LMS buyers and sellers – but that’s only part of our story.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

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Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! What is a trend, anyway? And how much do trends matter? As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag.

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Best Customer Education Blogs: 25 Must-Reads for Learning Professionals

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Which blogs offer the best advice about customer education practices, strategies and technologies? Great question. But with such phenomenal recent growth in the customer experience market, there is no obvious answer. That’s not just a gut reaction – it’s a business reality.

LMS Awards Just Got Better: A New Way to Celebrate Learning Systems Excellence

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As 2018 draws to a close, the technology awards season is in full swing. So I’m not surprised when Talented Learning fans ask me when we’ll announce our annual LMS Awards. Spoiler alert), I’m not revealing awards today but they are coming soon in an updated form!

[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

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Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be interviewed by one of the learning community’s most talented instructional designers and thought leaders, Connie Malamed (aka “ The eLearning Coach “).

How to Attract a Loyal Learning Audience, Even on a Tight Budget

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“If you build it, they will come.” We all know this iconic line from the classic film, Field of Dreams. But if you sell educational content , you know this kind of wishful thinking won’t grow your business.

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Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

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In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.” ” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Recently a client asked which trends are gaining the most traction.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

Which Learning Content Trends Matter Most to You?

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When the very first website launched in 92, there was just a handful of sparse pages outlining the new “ world wide web ” project at CERN. But soon, every company and organization focused on creating their websites and populating the web with content on every topic.

Customer Training Pricing and Packaging: What’s the Best Strategy?

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If you follow my LMS trends updates , you know that customer training is where the action is. By all indications, this trend is not just a passing fad.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

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See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. The Docebo LMS has come a long way since we first reviewed it in 2014. Here was my assessment at that time: Docebo is an excellent option for your first or second internal or extended enterprise LMS.

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Distance Learning and the LMS: Advice From a Higher Education Expert

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EDITOR’S NOTE: As the non-traditional student segment of the higher education market continues to grow, demand for greater program flexibility is following suit. Many colleges and universities have launched distance learning programs, but student success rates remain inconsistent.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

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Way back in 1953, when the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) first reported industry financial benchmarks, membership dues represented a whopping 96% of the typical organization’s revenues. But those dues-driven days are long gone.

Podcast 17: Next-Level Learning Analytics – With Guest Expert Tamer Ali

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 17 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page.

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

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I genuinely love helping associations select learning management systems (LMS). Here’s why: As non-profit entities with a mission, associations aim to improve the world in countless ways by advancing ideas, people and professions.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

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Welcome to our 5th annual trends post! When you look at the list below you might wonder why we’re not calling this our 2019 Book of Learning Systems Trends. Well, a lot is happening in extended enterprise learning and we want to touch on all the high points.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

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Extended enterprise compliance isn’t a one-way street. It isn’t even a two-way street or a highway. Actually, it’s more like a roundabout at rush hour, with stakeholders entering the fray from every direction.

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

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At Talented Learning, we help all kinds of organizations big and small find the right LMS for their needs. With 13 years in LMS sales and now nearly 3 years as LMS selection consultants, we’ve been directly involved in $65,000,000 worth of LMS selling and buying.

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

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LMS vendors, I owe you a post. It’s hard to believe nearly two years have passed since I last shared tips for selling learning systems. But since the LMS market is on fire, you’ve probably been too busy to notice. I hope you’ve been too busy winning.

Attraction Marketing Tips For Extended Enterprise Learning Success

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Are you responsible for marketing educational content to customers, channels partners or other audiences that operate outside of your organization? If so, how easy is it for you to connect with these audiences and convince them to engage in training?

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.