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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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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?

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 11: Top Association Technology Trends – With Tamer Ali of Community Brands

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 11 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 11 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Member-based organizations are facing unprecedented competitive pressure.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

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.

Podcast 10: The New Face of Nonprofit Leadership Development – With Meera Chary of Bridgespan

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 10 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 10 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: What does it take to create a compelling facilitated team learning experience?

Learning The Language of Customer Education: A Pocket Guide

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You like potato and I like potahto. You like tomato and I like tomahto. Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto. Let’s call the whole thing off! I get it. We’re living in an increasingly customer-centered world.

How Does Learning Affect Franchise Success? Measuring What Matters

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The world of franchising is vast and diverse, yet it’s widely agreed that training plays a central role in every franchise success story. Here’s why: When training is weak, inconsistent customer experience follows.

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.

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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CRM-LMS Integration: A Smarter Choice for Customer Education

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Over the past decade, businesses large and small have widely embraced customer relationship management systems (CRM) , thanks largely to the remarkable rise of the world’s most popular cloud-based CRM, Salesforce.com.

Customer Education: How Smart Technology Companies Lock-In Value

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How Well Do You Know Your Customers? In this era of data-driven marketing, successful businesses have learned that the more you know about your customers, the more your company is bound to grow. It’s a fact.

Continuous Learning: The Social Give and Take of Podcasting

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When you hear the term “ unintended consequences ” do you assume the worst? Many of us are natural skeptics, especially those who’ve studied economics. But positive outcomes are just as probable. That’s been my experience with podcasting.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Franchise Training Realities: Learning to Slice the Bloomin’ Onion

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If you’ve ever dined at an Outback Steakhouse, then you’ve probably tasted its popular appetizer, the Bloomin’ Onion. But did you know that Outback is a franchise?

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

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When we started Talented Learning nearly four years ago, our mission was to help clients find and use learning management systems that effectively support extended enterprise education.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

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Long ago, I decided to hang a poster on my college room wall, featuring a quote from an unknown source: “If you can’t beat them, join them — then beat them.” ” Who knew that years later, this quote would become a battle cry for what I see happening in the LMS market?

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

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As fiercely independent learning systems analysts, we’re not rock stars in the traditional sense, but we are rocking out some hits of a certain kind.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

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If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value.

Podcast 9: Association LMS Trends – With Linda Bowers of WBT Systems

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 9 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.

Online Courses Are Golden: Can an LMS Help Your Business Cash In?

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Do you sell learning content online ? If you don’t, chances are you will soon. And if you already offer online courses, you’re probably looking for ways to expand this line of business. Why Are Online Courses So Attractive? What’s driving new interest in digital learning?

Extended Enterprise Learning Takes Center Stage

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When we founded Talented Learning nearly four years ago, we set out on a mission to map the world of learning management technology. Hundreds of new platforms were flooding the market and as a former long-term LMS sales executive , I knew this landscape was changing fundamentally.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

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Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

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Continuing education is a big business. Thanks to a surge in learning technology innovation and greater demand for a workforce with proven professional skills , the business of selling continuing education units ( CEUs ) is growing bigger each day.

Podcast Episode 3: Gamification and Learning – With Karl Kapp

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 3 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can achieve more from modern learning solutions.

LMS Gamification: Are We Having Fun Yet?

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What is LMS gamification ? It’s not about playing games in a learning management system. But it is about leveraging game-oriented mechanics to drive interest and involvement in online training content.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Continuing Education Providers: What’s Your Recipe for LMS Success?

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If you’re a continuing education provider, I bet you know just how sweet the market is. By some estimates , continuing education (CE) represents a whopping $47 billion of formal training spending in the U.S. alone. Of course, it also attracts a broad spectrum of continuing education providers.

The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

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Why does everything about the LMS market seem so complex? To find the best learning technology fit , we must sort through various learning platform types, license models , functionality, integration capacity , implementation services (or lack of) and overall costs.

Learning Audiences Are Not Created Equal: Employees vs. Extended Enterprise

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Once upon a time, HR and learning organizations focused exclusively on training and development of corporate employees. Those days are long gone. Everything changed with the dawn of modern learning technology and other digital enterprise innovation.

Digital Video: 10 Ways to Experience Modern Learning Live and On-Demand

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Until recently, digital video was underutilized by technology-enabled learning solutions. Even though people often prefer video over text-based content, high-quality instructional video has historically been too time-consuming and expensive for many organizations to produce, store and deliver.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Salesforce Learning Solutions: AppExchange Buyer’s Guide

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Last week in San Francisco it was impossible to miss the presence of Salesforce , with more than 170,000 customers, employees, developers and business partners swarming the streets during the annual Dreamforce conference. And if that wasn’t enough, look up!

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Custom Learning Experiences: Next Commercial Training Trend?

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I may in fact be obsessed with learning technology. I spend my days anticipating, tracking, understanding and interpreting learning technology trends so I can help organizations make better buying decisions. Life in the “trend zone” is certainly exciting though often frustrating.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

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Co-authored by Linda Bowers, CTO, WBT Systems. Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Success depends on the ability to create value for their brand.

Podcast Episode 7: Modern Certification Programs – With Arleen Thomas

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 7 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can benefit more fully from modern learning systems.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.