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2021 Learning Systems Trends: An Analyst’s View

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Goodbye 2020. It’s (finally!) time to say hello to 2021 and look forward to what’s ahead on the learning systems front. Where should we begin? Let’s start with the obvious… Saying that this past year was unpredictable and challenging is an understatement.

Learning Measurement: Top Tips From Industry Experts

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Last summer, I started a new series that highlights the best advice I’ve heard from guests on our podcast, The Talented Learning Show and our long-running, live monthly webinar series.

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LMS Planning: Is Your Learning Ecosystem Future-Proof?

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Time flies when you’re moving through change. At least that’s what it feels like in my world as a learning systems analyst and consultant.

What Costly LMS Selection Mistake Should You Avoid?

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Steer Clear of This Common LMS Selection Mistake Are you looking for a new learning system to support an expanded training agenda? Many organizations are – especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

Which Continuing Education LMS Would You Choose?

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We’re now entering our eighth year of helping extended enterprise buyers choose the best LMS for their unique needs. But with more than 1000 learning systems to consider, the process remains tricky. To show you what I mean, I’ll describe a typical extended enterprise LMS buying opportunity.

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.”

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?

Podcast 38: Training Transformation Trends – With Ashish Rangnekar

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Is the pandemic really fueling a wave of training transformation? What issues and opportunities do digital learning providers face? Find out on The Talented Learning Show! The post Podcast 38: Training Transformation Trends – With Ashish Rangnekar appeared first on Talented Learning.

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Partner Training: What’s the Best Advice I’ve Heard?

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Nearly 3 years ago, I launched The Talented Learning Show podcast with one mission – to shine a practical light on the tools and techniques that move extended enterprise learning forward. Naturally, as an industry analyst and consultant, I have my own ideas. But this podcast isn’t about me.

Innovative LMS Features: Real or Hype?

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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. 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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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.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

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.

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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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.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

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.

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.

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 Do You Find an LMS That Nails Extended Enterprise Learning?

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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.

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.

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 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.

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!

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.