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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.

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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?

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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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.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

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.

Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 21 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.

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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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.

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.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

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.

It’s Showtime! How to Enhance Conference Learning With Online Video

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After a decade of explosive market growth, online video has reached critical mass and there’s no turning back. Countless research reports confirm that video is changing our lives profoundly at home and at work.

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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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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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.

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.

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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.

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?

Should You Use an Employee LMS for Extended Enterprise Learning in 2019?

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Early in 2014, I set-out to answer a question I constantly hear as a learning systems selection consultant : “Should we use our employee LMS to educate external audiences?” ” Back then, I didn’t definitively say “yes” or “no.”

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter… the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It,' breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

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 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!

Measurement Matters: 3 Data Analytics Lessons to Remember

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Although I’ve spent my entire career in marketing and communications, measurement has never been far away. I’m not a natural-born statistics nerd. But these days, it’s hard for any of us to avoid analytics , no matter what we do for a living.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

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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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.

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.

Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.

Podcast 20: Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – With Donald H. Taylor

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 20 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 20 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you follow our blog , you know I’m fascinated with elearning trends.

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 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.

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.

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.