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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Best Learning Systems by Country (2018)

eLearning 24-7

Last week, I had a post on LinkedIn, whereas I noted by country and continent (not all) the best learning system. Reasons include that the country itself does not have a system based there, I am still reviewing multiple systems in that country or it is difficult to identify a system based on say, country challenges – an example would be China, whereas it is difficult to see a system based there (beyond say Hong Kong). eLogic Learning (YES).

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. In other words, I’m most interested in learning solutions designed for business customers and channel partners, association members, continuing education participants and the public-at-large. LMS Market Trends 2018: Top 10 Questions.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

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 System Award Winners 2019

eLearning 24-7

Ed McMahon is not back (he’s dead after all), but in his honor, and without you having to buy an overpriced magazine, I present you with early award winners in various learning system categories, for 2019. . But first… What is a Learning System? Because of the size of the market and split out of types of systems, it made sense to create an umbrella term and then place the main four types of systems under said umbrella. . E-Learning 24/7.

E-Learning Trends For 2018: From Flux To Focus

G-Cube

So, this is how we see 2018 and beyond shaping for L&D teams and learning industry as a whole –. In most organizations, L&D teams are happy conducting annual skill gaps, creating training calendars to plug those gaps, delivering the same and other training requirements that come up from business during the year. More focus on training extended workforce. e-Learning Trends 2018

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Learning System Forecasts 2019

eLearning 24-7

Who would have guessed that VR would be on wobbly ground in the corporate learning space for the majority of verticals? Who would have seen that Amazon is working on a commercial LMS, which based on the background of the person running Learning Products, doesn’t really point towards an LMS like you know the term actually means (I’ll get to that shortly)? Based on some exploration, it is clear to me they have a couple of routes to go in terms of the system.

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.

NexGen Learning System Grid 2018-19

eLearning 24-7

To the 2018-19 Learning System Grid,identifying the Leaders, Risers, Steady and Slow vendors for NexGen functionality. . So for LMS and learning platforms, I compared based on the template (which is quite extensive) and the same for those in the LEP/LXP space (Sorry, I still think they should be LEP, so going back to LEP/LXP). . As in 500 Learning Systems. But I cut off at 500, looking at systems known and not so well-known. Cornerstone Learning Suite.

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.

NexGen Tier2 Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

A year ago I wrote about NexGen functionality in any learning system. This is to say, that any learning system vendor who tells you they are NexGen, should have Tier 1 functionality (in its entirety or at least 60% of it). 2018 NexGen will appear next month. With the strong growth of Learning Engagement Platforms, LMS vendors (who make up the largest segment in the learning system space) are diving in head first and adding more LEP capabilities.

Online Customer Training: Behind the Surge in Specialized Learning Systems

Talented Learning

Online customer training is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, as companies large and small discover its tremendous untapped value. Once considered a nice-to-have option for product and service providers, customer training is now considered a strategic necessity for businesses in every industry – and with good reason. The same study also found that the average renewal rate among trained software subscribers is 92%, compared to 80% for untrained customers.

Learning System Vendors Support Ratings

eLearning 24-7

If you are like me, the importance of training should be paramount. Especially since each one of you (I surmise) are involved in some aspect of providing knowledge, whether it be as an educator, a trainer, L&D, training, HR if providing training, and so forth. And if you are like me, having outstanding support when it comes to your learning system should equally be of high importance. There are plenty who have an actual training department. .

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.

Don't Invest in an Online Learning System Without These 3 LMS Features

TOPYX LMS

Poor employee performance, high costs of corporate training and low employee engagement with training are all reasons that drive company leaders to invest in an online learning system, or LMS.¹ However, investing in just any eLearning system as opposed to a learning management system with specific features can set companies up for a failed LMS implementation. LMS LMS Features Online Learning

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.

The Future of Performance Optimization: Integration of Knowledge Management and Learning Systems

mLevel

It doesn’t take a data scientist to help us understand how much information is lost during and immediately after traditional learning experiences. Read a book, watch a video, sit through a lecture, read a product training document and at best you have a good introduction to a topic. The best customer experience occurs when the knowledge has been learned yet resources are available at a moments notice with the “latest” product and procedure update.

7-Steps to Creating an Effective E-learning Program Part 3: Online Learning Systems

Your Training Edge

Your organization must have some type of delivery system for the online learning program, commonly referred to as a Learning Management System, or LMS. There are numerous questions to analyze and topics to consider before you choose a system. Let’s take a look at those topics so that you and your organization can begin asking the right questions in order to implement the right delivery system. Plus, a homegrown system may cost less in the long run.

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.

The Future of Performance Optimization: Integration of Knowledge Management and Learning Systems

mLevel

It doesn’t take a data scientist to help us understand how much information is lost during and immediately after traditional learning experiences. Read a book, watch a video, sit through a lecture, read a product training document and at best you have a good introduction to a topic. The best customer experience occurs when the knowledge has been learned yet resources are available at a moments notice with the “latest” product and procedure update. Learning

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. How does it improve learning analytics?

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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.

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?

Providing an Adaptive & Intelligent Learning System for Personalized Employee Training

Fulcrum Labs

This interview focused on Fulcrum’s AI-enabled adaptive training. The post Providing an Adaptive & Intelligent Learning System for Personalized Employee Training appeared first on Fulcrum Labs. Fulcrum Labs Blog Adaptive LearningThis week, CEO/CFO Magazine featured a Q&A with our CEO, Patrick Weir.

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.

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.

Can We Learn Online By Utilizing E-Learning Tools?

Your Training Edge

Since the development of the Internet and various e-learning tools , people have been looking for efficient opportunities to learn online. Some people believe that online education can help us get the most out of the learning process and thus, help us learn easier, faster, and more effectively. Others claim that no technology can replace the “real” educational process and that various devices only slow down the training or create a distraction for students.

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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. The challenge here is that LMSs as a whole have been about training gap analysis, which wait for it… involves skills – as the learner to gain, increase, expand. So the whole notion of someone’s system being skill driven only as something new is a stretch. as the key indicators for DL (aka as machine learning in the consumer world).

Corporate Forecasts for 2018 (E and I)

eLearning 24-7

And now onto the Corporate forecasts for 2018, for e-learning and immersive learning. Learning Systems. Micro-learn systems with content that is short, video, text, PDFs slowly increase. While some micro-learn systems pitch the content as a “course”, I think that will be a stretch. Content added to a learning system at no additional charge. Expect a big increase in 2018. . Immersive Learning.

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.

5 Reasons for Sales Trainers To Adopt Modern Learning Systems

Allego

By contrast, today’s sales reps are transported from the realm of smartphones and digital apps – commonplace features in their personal lives – to training environments where these tools don’t yet exist. In their professional lives, however, they are often trained with outdated tools and techniques. They can’t access learning systems on the go; they have no way to practice pitches in the field; and they rarely receive coaching at the exact moment they need it most.

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!

Electronic Learning System: Which one is best?

Ed App

Traditional learning and corporate training has always revolved around gathering students together, in one space, and talking at them before quizzing them to see how much information was absorbed. The rise of Electronic Learning, or eLearning , broke down some of those boundaries: it helped make learning more interactive and also allowed learners to learn off-site in remote locations. So what should you look for in an Electronic Learning System ?

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 ?

Stunning Statistics That Prove The Power Of eLearning

Schoox

We think that our eLearning is the future of education, and is incredibly valuable tool for corporate training and the development of employee skills. When you use interactive training tools such as eLearning in your business, you’ll be able to boost employee engagement, and create a more positive workplace environment. And because they take less time than a comparable classroom session, employees can learn more – without spending more time away from work.

10 Astonishing Corporate Training Statistics and What You Can Learn From Each

Your Training Edge

The business world is changing at a rapid pace, therefore if you want to compete in today’s dynamic business environment, you will have to train your employees for it. This is where corporate training comes into play. In this article, we will show you a different side of corporate training that you might not have seen before. Here are ten amazing corporate training statistics that will blow you away. Businesses Need to Invest More in Training. Make Training Fun.

5 Great Corporate Training and Development Certifications

Your Training Edge

With artificial intelligence-powered training tools and virtual reality-aided classrooms, the corporate realm is facing one of the biggest upheavals in history. HR practices and training are some of the key areas where the application of cutting-edge technology seems not only evident, but also easy to implement as well. These might provide an insight into why the need for training and development programs has become essential.

Training Industry Names Xyleme as a Top Learning Portal/LMS Companies 2018 Company to Watch

Xyleme

September 25th, 2018 (Denver, CO and Raleigh, NC) Training Industry released the 2018 Top Training Companies selections for the learning portal/LMS sector. Xyleme is a leading Learning Content Management System (LCMS) and is recognized as a company to watch based on the quality of platform and administrative features provided, in addition to the level of innovation brought to the industry. About Training Industry, Inc.