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What’s Your Business Case for External Training?

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No doubt about it. The pandemic has forced learning professionals everywhere to navigate uncharted waters. And some are paddling much harder than others, just to stay afloat.

7 Types of LMS Solutions

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There are still hundreds of LMS solutions in the world. Although many try to leave the “LMS” moniker behind, buyers and the industry won’t let them. The overly-broad term of LMS is here to stay and confuse buyers for many years to come. Those of us who think we are woke often use the alternate, even-broader term “Learning Systems” but often have to explain that “Yes, a Learning System is an LMS.” ” Or, “Yes, an LMS is a Learning System.”

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How Can Your Association Build a Successful Learning Program? Top Tips

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Association professionals, what’s the best advice you’ve heard about how to develop and deliver great instructional programs?

Learning Analytics: Big Demand, But Bigger Challenges?

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When I stepped into the extended enterprise learning world 25 years ago, the concept of data-based decision-making was vastly different. The analytics process was usually ad-hoc and reactive. And all too often, data was inaccurate, incomplete or lagged behind real-time by 24-hours or more. Now data is plentiful – sometimes even overwhelming – and demand for insight is stronger than ever. This shift makes sense.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

How Practice and Feedback Drive Deeper Learning

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights with our readers. Today we feature skills development advice from Patti Shank, PhD. Patti is widely recognized as an expert in learning science and instructional design. She is the author of multiple books , including the recent “Make It Learnable” series.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

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We’ve all heard about today’s rapidly changing workforce dynamics and the critical shortage of qualified labor. Almost daily, new statistics highlight the need for effective skills training and professional development. In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

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Throw out your learning technology playbook. It’s time to write a new one. The Coronavirus is here and we’re all witnessing a plot twist of epic proportions. Isolation is the new norm and rapid change is everywhere. Naturally, we all feel uneasy (or worse) about the future. But how we respond is a mark of character. I’ve always been a positive, practical, forward-thinking fellow. And now, my first instinct is to offer help and guidance.

Cornerstone-Saba Acquisition: What Does it Mean for LMS Customers?

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Have you heard the news? Last week – less than two months into 2020 – one of the biggest acquisitions in learning systems history was announced. Cornerstone plans to acquire Saba for a hefty $1.395 billion. As you may have read in my annual industry trends analysis , the pace of acquisitions and strategic equity investments has been accelerating for several years. Many different solutions are coming together – and each deal is driven by unique factors.

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Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

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Welcome back to our “Ask Me Anything” column! Previously, we explored extended enterprise learning tech trends , and talked about how organizations can choose the best learning system for their needs. Today, let’s move to the next step – LMS implementation. What’s in that “black box” sitting between your purchase decision and deployment? Choosing an LMS isn’t the end. It’s actually the start of a whole new adventure.

9 Warning Signs Your Employees Need Language Training

Most global companies are diverse in perspectives, backgrounds, and yes, language. Language barriers can compound existing communication problems, often resulting in business losses. Learn the 9 warning signs your employees need language training today!

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 22 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. EPISODE 22 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUESTS: How can membership organizations strengthen their market position and drive additional revenue streams by offering professional education ? That was the goal when the DirectEmployers Association (DE) envisioned its new learning portal, DE Academy.

Think xAPI is Next-Generation SCORM? Think Again

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Occasionally, we invite learning community experts to share their advice with our readers. Today we feature a post by Anthony Altieri Founder of Omnes Solutions. Anthony is an independent xAPI evangelist and Instructional Developer for the Internet of Things. If you’re an elearning professional, you’ve probably seen or heard the term xAPI countless times. But are you still fuzzy about where SCORM ends and xAPI begins? And why you should care, anyway?

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Innovative LMS Features: Real or Hype?

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A Multi-Perspective Look at LMS References

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When you invest in an LMS, you are sticking your neck out professionally by committing $100,000 or $1,000,000 to a system that touches every employee, channel partner and/or customer in your business ecosystem. It’s your responsibility to confirm that whatever you are buying is what you THINK you are buying. Before you sign on the dotted line, it is wise to speak first with the LMS vendor’s customer references.

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.

Extended Enterprise Learning Systems: Shifting Into High Gear

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For more than five years, I’ve been talking and writing nonstop about the business value of extended enterprise learning. You’d think by now I would’ve run out of things to say. Actually, I’m just getting started. In fact, today I’m doubling down on my advice about investing in extended enterprise learning solutions.

Podcasting: Is It Right For Your Content Mix?

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights with our readers. Today we feature podcasting advice from Shelly Kramer , Co-CEO of V3 Broadsuite and President of Broadsuite Media Group. Shelly is a recognized brand strategist who specializes in integrated content marketing solutions for companies at the forefront of digital transformation.

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. Specifically, today we focus on top learning and certification solutions used by trade and professional associations , mission-driven non-profits, commercial training providers, trade schools and subject matter experts.

Podcast 36: How to Deploy B2B2B Certification Rapidly – With Ha Nguyen McNeill

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 36 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. EPISODE 36 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Today, we welcome a highly experienced leader in the federal and trade organization sectors, Ha Nguyen McNeill , Chief Operating Officer at BSA | The Software Alliance.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Starting a Customer Education Program: What You Should Know

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Occasionally, we invite learning community experts to share their advice with our readers. Today we feature a post by Adam Avramescu , Head of Customer Education & Training at Checkr and Co-Founder of the CELab blog/podcast. He also authored the new book, Customer Education: Why Smart Companies Profit by Making Customers Smarter. Are you thinking about starting a customer education program? Perhaps you want to support broader customer success or marketing strategies.

How to Measure Customer Value (And Why It Matters)

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights with our readers. Today we feature advice about customer value metrics from Laura Patterson , President of VisionEdge Marketing. Laura is widely recognized as an authority in marketing measurement and performance, content management, marketing operations and data analytics.

How Do You Find an LMS That Nails Extended Enterprise Learning?

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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. Over the past few years, I’ve helped more than 50 organizations choose a learning platform as a backbone for continuing education programs.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

What is Prescriptive Analytics and Why Should You Care?

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights. Today we feature advice from Daniel Newman , Principal Analyst at Futurum Research and CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. Daniel is an author, speaker, blogger and educator who works with leading technology brands to help businesses around the world embrace the benefits of digital transformation.

Is Your Business Data Really Worth Keeping?

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights with our readers. Today we feature advice from Daniel Newman , Principal Analyst at Futurum Research and CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. Daniel is an author, speaker, blogger and educator who works with leading technology brands to help businesses around the world embrace the benefits of digital transformation. Business Data: Blessing and Curse.

AI-as-a-Service: The Next Big Thing in Business Tech?

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights. Today we feature advice from Daniel Newman , Principal Analyst at Futurum Research and CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. Daniel is an author, speaker, blogger and educator who works with leading technology brands to help businesses around the world embrace the benefits of digital transformation. Artificial Intelligence = Real Promise and Perils.

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. At that time, I promised to share additional thoughts about what these trends mean for LMS buyers and sellers. Below are 10 of the most common questions I’ve received this year. Keep in mind that I view the LMS landscape through an extended enterprise lens.

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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!

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 26 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. EPISODE 26 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Online learning has evolved so much over the years – it’s always eye-opening to talk with someone whose career has spanned all those phases.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

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New year. New decade. No better time to step back and look at the big picture. And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. But which 2020 LMS trends really deserve your attention? Based on my work as an independent advisor to learning tech buyers and sellers , I’ve outlined 16 key extended enterprise learning trends and related predictions.

Are You Overlooking Today’s Hottest Corporate Learning Trend?

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Perhaps it’s just me. But I’m beginning to think that an astonishing number of L&D practitioners aren’t paying attention to today’s most promising organizational learning trend. And here’s why…. A Top Learning Trend Hidden in Plain Sight? Every January, it’s the same story. We’re bombarded with “learning trend” headlines from all corners of the industry. So by the end of the month, our heads are swimming in a flood of forecasts.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

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Normally as the calendar shifts from March to April, we celebrate the arrival of warmer weather. This year, however, our nation and the rest of the world remain frozen in place by Covid-19. The future seems less certain than it was only a few short weeks ago. But human determination and innovation are giving this virus a run for its money. I hear about real progress every day. For example, think about what’s happening in the world of work.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.