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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.

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.

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.

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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[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.

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.

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!

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.

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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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.

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 “).

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 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.

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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Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

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.

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.

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.

Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

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It’s no secret – recently social media has had a rough ride. So why should we celebrate technologies that enable social learning experiences? Maybe the answer lies in the beauty of a simple human truth: “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”

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.

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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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.

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 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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

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?