18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! 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. A trend should matter to any buyer, seller or user of learning technology who wants to make ongoing, intelligent and informed choices. It directly affects learning technology buyers and sellers.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2018

eLearning 24-7

The sun is setting and the only thing on my mind right now, is the Top 10 learning systems for 2018. 10 Cornerstone Learn – Heyo! Across the system though it is still a mixed bag, some nice, some improvements needed. 9 SumTotal Learn – UI/UX is strong. System now comes with 80 courses (titles were unavailable to me during this post). A lot of potential for this learning engagement platform. One to watch in 2018. #7

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What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

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. Keep in mind that I view the LMS landscape through an extended enterprise lens. LMS Market Trends 2018: Top 10 Questions. Interest in learning systems remains strong. 2) How is innovation moving learning systems forward?

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

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. Finally, I reordered the list to reflect the priorities of today’s extended enterprise market. Here’s my latest snapshot from the front lines of the learning technology space: LMS Trends Update. For example: • CORPORATE LEARNING.

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organizations: • Value personal development among their teams • Create curated learning experiences • Use learning technologies to achieve their goals As leading analysts Fosway Group point out, learning technology deserves a much more strategic. across the learning experience1.

Early Look – Top 50 Learning Systems 4 2018

eLearning 24-7

I was going to cover my Corporate Learning Systems forecast for 2018, but decided instead to discuss the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018. Now, you will not see the final rankings as a whole for the Learning Systems (i.e. the Top 50), but there are some individual learning systems in various categories and those will be identified. Nowadays at least to me, the applicable umbrella term should be and will be Learning Systems.

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

This year’s Top 50 learning systems for 2018 is now out, and we are doing it a bit different this year. comparison of a system that focuses on SMB vs another that is SMB, rather than SMB vs. 50,000+ employees; equally, someone focusing only on B2B/B2C should be compared to other vendors only focused on B2B/B2C and not say comparing an internal only system to one that is B2B/B2C, because there will be some functionality differentials). E-Learning 24/7.

Recommended Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

T his post covers a list of systems that I’d recommend on any given day, that based on nearly 20 years of experience in online learning, and witnessing the trends, the duds, the promises and disappoints. What it isn’t – is a list of systems based on a 15 point criteria that I use for my Top 50 for 2020. That said, I will say to you, that before you just buy the learning system, please, please do due diligence on the system.

LMS Awards Just Got Better: A New Way to Celebrate Learning Systems Excellence

Talented Learning

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. Why is this a good time to rethink the way we recognize learning systems excellence? We want to reflect those changes and provide more value to both learning systems buyers and sellers. Exactly 5 years ago, we opened the doors at Talented Learning.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

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. In fact, this guide is like the learning systems landscape, itself – deep, broad and multi-faceted. Our trends lists reflect how learning systems buyers are actually driving innovation with their dollars!

Online Customer Training: Behind the Surge in Specialized Learning Systems

Talented Learning

With results like these, it’s no wonder why customer training platforms are one of the hottest segments in today’s learning systems market. Until a few years ago, customer training platforms didn’t even exist as a separate segment of the learning management system (LMS) market. They actually evolved from employee-focused learning systems that were introduced nearly 30 years ago. Choosing to Learn: The Psychology of Customer Education.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

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. If I could choose a keyword to describe this year’s learning systems landscape, it would be “dynamic.” Regular readers know that this blog isn’t the only way we share advice with learning technology buyers and sellers. Top 3 Podcasts of 2018. Top 3 Webinars of 2018.

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Myths and Legends – Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

As does, the myths and legends of the learning system world. Come with me, my dear friends, on a journey into the myths and legends of the learning system space. “Our system can tell you whether an employee will stay or not, based on the consumption of content” This myth is already being pushed out by a few vendors, one of which, I have been told by a couple of customers by Cornerstone and Degreed. It really does with terminology within a system.

Top 85 Learning Systems for 2020

eLearning 24-7

It does seem like such a large number, but when you realize that there are over 1,300 learning systems around the world, 85 isn’t such a big number. People always inquire why I like one system over the next, and how their system (if they are a vendor) is not on the list or if a customer, how the system they purchased is not on the list. Plus, I always recommend going 3rd party authoring tool, even if your system comes with one. Learning Pool.

Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

Talented Learning

Currently, learning programs contribute nearly 25% of average non-dues association revenue, according to a 2017 Association Adviser poll. By thoughtfully implementing modern learning tools, content and delivery methods, you can provide high-value continuing education that complements your broader mission and purpose. Exactly how can an association learning system help you make the most of this opportunity?

Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Extended enterprise compliance isn’t a one-way street. It can help make the extended enterprise compliance process much easier to navigate. Extended Enterprise Compliance Use Case. To verify that their certifications are up-to-date, rig workers typically carry tools that are tied to one or more compliance databases – either an ID card that can be swiped for status checks or a mobile learning and tracking app. It isn’t even a two-way street or a highway.

Who’s The Best: Learning System Tourney

eLearning 24-7

Besides my Top 50, I’ve toyed with the idea of having a tourney of learning systems. I picked the systems via various categories of consideration. In fact, plenty of the systems in this year’s tourney are not in my Top 50. While there are plenty of vendors who cross over into all sections, I placed them into one specific segment of the learning system space. For this debut, I went with just 64 systems. Employee-Based System.

Managing your Extended Enterprise Learning Needs and Drive your Business

Origin Learning

The term extended enterprise learning assumes significant value in the current business scenario. In this blog post, we focus on why organizations need to invest in extended enterprise learning and how it can help them boost profitability. What is Extended Enterprise Learning? Extended enterprise learning can be defined as any targeted learning/training created for an organization’s non-employees or ‘external audience’.

Attraction Marketing Tips For Extended Enterprise Learning Success

Talented Learning

A few months ago, we asked nearly 100 learning professionals to finish the question: “Attracting new or returning external learners to buy or consume content is…” 42% told us that above all, attraction marketing for extended enterprise learning is difficult. As an analyst and consultant who focuses exclusively on extended enterprise learning, I hear these concerns all the time. 1) Map Content to the Learning Journey. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Podcast Episode 5: Learning Systems the Dairy Queen Way – With Chris Shanks

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 5 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. On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. Follow The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

GroundTruth Leverages Docebo to train extended enterprise with ease

Docebo

Learning more about GroundTruth. Learning more about the GroundTruth team in the Big Apple was fascinating. I was further fascinated learning about the tech behind their recent acquisition of WeatherBug , another sign of the fast pace at which they work. With the fast-paced non-stop nature of their operations, the L&D team had seen first-hand the importance of a great learning system to back them up. Docebo as the perfect learning partner.

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Custom Tech Trends in 2018

AbaraLMS

In 2017, we saw various learning technologies evolve, which have paved way for better, effective, and valuable L&D technology applications in 2018. While many technology trends of 2017 such as microlearning, social learning, personalized learning, video-based learning, etc., emerged as catalysts in delivering effective learning experiences across organizations, they are expected to stand out this year as well with other emerging trends.

Podcast Episode 1: How Learning Systems Advisory Services Add Value – With John Llamas

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! Do you want to learn from experts about how to achieve more with learning solutions that serve employees, customers, channel partners and others in your organization’s value chain? On a regular basis, I’ll be interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – vendor executives, consultants, customers and more.

Corporate LMS Forecasts 2018

eLearning 24-7

What some folks will do, vendor wise, is tie-in the skills driven angle with their system itself or within the KRT. So the whole notion of someone’s system being skill driven only as something new is a stretch. When a vendor does this, the “must complete it” it tells me they were/are unaware of why WBT and online learning was designed in the first place. as the key indicators for DL (aka as machine learning in the consumer world). Add learning. .

AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

Talented Learning

Yet many people still remain confused about the realities of artificial intelligence and its lesser-known subset, machine learning. As our lead analyst, John Leh, noted in a recent learning technology trends analysis, “It’s important to keep in mind that AI is hard to demonstrate and easy to exaggerate.” So I’ve compiled a collection of AI insights for learning technology decision makers. And what does it mean for your learning systems roadmap ?

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

It’s hard to believe nearly two years have passed since I last shared tips for selling learning systems. This year, in addition to launching “The Talented Learning Show” podcast, writing 20 in-depth articles, hosting 5 webinars and developing several commissioned industry reports, we’ve been up to our eyeballs in an endless series of comprehensive LMS selection assignments. Selling learning systems is never easy.

What Are the Benefits of Adopting Enterprise LMS for Corporate Training

ProProfs

A number of enterprises often complain that they don’t get the desired results from employee training. Continued reliance on legacy systems is to be blamed for getting less-than-optimal outcomes as outdated training tools and processes are counterproductive. In such a situation, switching to the ProProfs learning management system (LMS) can prove extremely advantageous to organizations across a spectrum of industries. Jacqueline Hutchinson Owner, e-Learning Pros.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

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. but after four years of nonstop blogging, webinars, research and reviews, we have attracted a following of tens of thousands of extended enterprise learning fans and practitioners from around the globe. And how can you minimize growing pains when demand for learning content increases?

CRM-LMS Integration: A Smarter Choice for Customer Education

Talented Learning

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. However, in recent years, many of these organizations have also integrated Salesforce with their learning management system (LMS) of record. I could count on one hand the systems focused on some form of extended enterprise education.

Franchise Training Realities: Learning to Slice the Bloomin’ Onion

Talented Learning

Suddenly, the complexity of this learning challenge becomes mind-numbing for any large franchise , not to mention a smaller one. How Learning Systems Support Franchise Training. One of the best ways franchises can leverage a franchisee’s investment is by relying on a specialized learning management system (LMS) to deliver training at scale. Historically, learning systems were designed for internal workforce compliance training and performance management.

What Defines an Ideal Learning Management System?

Origin Learning

A simple tool designed to run learning modules and tests in an academic institution has evolved into an all-purpose application/software, which is now used in both academia and enterprise learning across the world. From running tests, to performance evaluation at work, to social learning features built into the LMS to integrated ERP and CMS facilities to power full-feature websites; the LMS is no longer a simple learning system!

How Does Learning Affect Franchise Success? Measuring What Matters

Talented Learning

Tying learning initiatives to business performance has long been a challenge for organizations in every industry. However, technology now makes it possible to measure the business impact of learning programs, even across a network of hundreds or thousands of independently-owned franchisees, distributors or affiliates. Learning Measurement and the Franchise LMS. A specialized franchise learning platform is the linchpin in this quest to measure the business impact of training.

Podcast Episode 3: Gamification and Learning – With Karl Kapp

Talented Learning

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. On a regular basis, I’ll be interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and more. Follow The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, April 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Straight Talk: Communication and Connection Skills to Increase Influence (Free for ATD members) Learn effective communication techniques to improve your communication skills, and learn to connect effectively to leverage those communication skills. In this webcast, you’ll learn: The foundational communication principle to increase influence with others. Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: SERIOUSLY???

Software Demo Tips: What Works? Ask an LMS Selection Consultant

Talented Learning

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. We actually earn our living by providing comprehensive learning software selection services. For nearly 5 years, our consultants have been on a mission to help extended enterprise LMS buyers make better purchasing decisions.

What is Social Learning (And How to Adopt it)

Docebo

Social learning can help today’s organizations keep up with the pace at which their business moves. More and more, organizations are turning to social learning to deliver exciting e-learning experiences to their employees, customers and partners. Learning is all about the interactions we have across all facets of our lives: we talk to people, we listen to what they’re saying, and then aim to apply or consider the insights that person is bestowing upon us (and vice-versa).

2021 Turkey Awards

eLearning 24-7

Well, besides a bird, I think most of us think of a bad product or service or in our case, system or solution. It started in 2018, then in 2019. The other day, I learned what is in a turkey hot dog, actually all types of hot dogs. Most Baffling Learning System.

Which Learning Content Trends Matter Most to You?

Talented Learning

Extended enterprise learning content followed a similar path. Organizations raced to set up their learning management systems (LMS) for employees and then customers, members and partners and were surprised that nobody voluntarily came and the learning content race started. No learner ever gets done an online learning experience and declares “ That was the best LMS I’ve ever been in. Learning Content Survey: What Are Your Priorities?

Podcast Episode 4: Achieving Franchise Learning ROI – With Mark Anderson

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 4 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 solutions. On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. Follow The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

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Best Customer Education Blogs: 25 Must-Reads for Learning Professionals

Talented Learning

In fact, most learning-related solutions are tucked into the gold column under “Customer Experience, Service and Success.” Nevertheless, education is a critical factor in the customer experience equation, and marketers are eager to learn how to leverage customer education for better business results. Many learning professionals still focus exclusively on employee training and development. Learn what to consider from a product manager’s perspective.