18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! What is a trend, anyway? And how much do trends matter? A trend should matter to any buyer, seller or user of learning technology who wants to make ongoing, intelligent and informed choices.

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

Talented Learning

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. LMS Market Trends 2018: Top 10 Questions. Switching LMSs is definitely a popular trend.

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.” Recently a client asked which trends are gaining the most traction. Here’s my latest snapshot from the front lines of the learning technology space: LMS Trends Update.

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. Top 3 Podcasts of 2018. Top 3 Webinars of 2018. Top 3 Blog Posts of 2018. 1 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018.

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3 E-Learning Predictions for 2018


Entrepreneurs would do well to get in on this trend now. In 2018 I think we see more use of this model in the online course space. The growth will allow instructional designers to actually start creating courses and licensing them instead of working on a project-by-project basis. The post 3 E-Learning Predictions for 2018 appeared first on LearnDash. This year we will be getting more “micro”, seeing a rise in subscriptions, and (possibly) machines.

Is on-premise, perpetual licensing right for you?


You may already be familiar with the difference between cloud-hosting and on-premise hosting, and have heard about the overwhelming trend of organizations moving to the former. Perpetual licensing.

Podcast 9: Association LMS Trends – With Linda Bowers of WBT Systems

Talented Learning

We recorded our most recent discussion, so others who share our interest in association LMS trends can follow along. Selling content to corporate customers through volume licensing is one increasingly popular approach. What association LMS trends are making a difference?

Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

eLearning 24-7

I won’t regurgitate everything that appeared and did not for that matter in the authoring tool space as a whole in 2016, but a few have crossed over in a positive light, which is pushing trend. Speaking of trends. . Anyway, the trend will continue. Other Trends .

The 6 hottest learning trends for 2018 - Part 1: Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)

Limestone Learning

" Winnats Pass " by John Clift is licensed under CC BY 2.0. This is Part 1 in our series on the 6 hottest learning trends for 2018 blog post series. In case you didn’t catch it last month, we posted an article on the 6 hottest learning trends for 2018.

The 6 hottest learning trends for 2018 – Part 2: Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Limestone Learning

" Emergence of mysterious Black Box " by Thierry Hermann is licensed under CC BY 2.0. This is Part 2 in our series on the 6 hottest learning trends for 2018. Today we continue our dive into the 6 trends with a look at Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, June 4, 2018, 1:30PM – 2:30PM PT: Facilitation Agility: Off the Rails but Still on Track (Free for IPL members) Planning and delivering effective learning events requires not only skills in adult education, curriculum design and training, but also the ability to adjust to changing conditions.

Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

" Queen Victoria's Oak Tree, Sandringham " by Andrew Hugget is LICENSED under CC BY-SA 2.0. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Mobile Learning: When Learning Games Go Small Mobile gaming is exploding in popularity, faster than any other learning technology.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

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. Our trends lists reflect how learning systems buyers are actually driving innovation with their dollars!

The evolution of extended enterprise learning: Talented Learning’s John Leh talks LMS trends

Leo Learning

With decades of experience in the elearning industry, John Leh, of Talented Learning, is an expert at spotting learning technology trends. The cost of maintenance, licenses – all of that dwarfs the cost of a new system that would make you ten times as efficient.

Online Customer Training: Behind the Surge in Specialized Learning Systems

Talented Learning

Now pure-play customer-focused learning platforms are raising the bar with innovative functionality, streamlined third-party software integrations, relevant licensing models and creative service options – all designed to help companies attract, engage and retain customers more effectively.

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Free L&D webinars for August 2018

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: DEMO: Changing the Way Learning Is Created and Delivered with Xyleme (Free for ATD members) Xyleme is the learning content management system (LCMS) of choice for visionaries who are looking for innovative ways to change how learning is created and delivered.

7-Seven Steps to Creating an Effective E-learning Program Part 7: Regular Monitoring

Your Training Edge

Are the evaluations themselves changing in trend or tone? Be sure that someone is looking at cost for upward trends. Now that your e-learning program is up and running, you’ve evaluated it, made changes, and the organization loves it. Can you sit back and relax? Absolutely not.

Continuous Learning: The Social Give and Take of Podcasting

Talented Learning

I wanted to offer learning professionals more opportunities to hear about technology topics and trends directly from industry innovators, experts and practitioners. Want to expand your learning program reach to customers, channel partners or others, but can’t afford the incremental licenses?

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

Talented Learning

professional licenses and credentials are governed by state regulations. 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.

Gyrus ranked as a Specialist in the 2018 Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning


Richmond, VA · June 21, 2018. Gyrus Systems , a leader in the Learning Management Systems (LMS) industry, proudly announced today that analyst firm Aragon Research has recognized Gyrus as a ”Specialist” in the Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning, 2018. Also, highly personalized learning environments with individual development plans, competencies, licenses, and certifications are available.

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

Talented Learning

Business model and licensing strategy. It’s a rigorous process that starts with a thorough needs analysis and the thorough definition of business, functional, technical, service and licensing requirements. How to Leverage Learning Content Trends.

Readymade Courses or Custom eLearning Development – When to Choose What

Enyota Learning

You have just a few employees: Since readymade courses come with subscription or license costs, they can get expensive as more and more user licenses need to be purchased.

Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Learning Management System


The price for a license for such a standalone CAT could reach $1400?—?$1800, Statistics about the results of individual tests are very valuable, and so is the information about the general trends in the education process.

Free L&D webinars for January 2018

Limestone Learning

2018 is standing by, with a full payload of resources to help you tackle a multiplicity of resolutions. Just check out this list of January offerings and get your 2018 off to a roaring start. Thursday, January 11, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: What’s Exciting About TechKnowledge 2018?

Customer Training Pricing and Packaging: What’s the Best Strategy?

Talented Learning

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.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?


With an unlimited author license, course creation is opened up to less-experienced designers. Since the birth of elearning, a pair of innovative software giants have carved out their place as industry favorites: Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate.

How Does Learning Affect Franchise Success? Measuring What Matters

Talented Learning

Many organizations opt to integrate these enterprise systems with specialized data warehouses to capture and archive “point in time” snapshots that help reveal key trends and patterns.

The ultimate authoring tool buyer’s guide


Chances are a licensed author would have technical support/training available when using the tool that might not be available fully at free trial. Does it support contractors using licenses for short periods? Does it require downloading and manual manipulation of data to grasp trends?

Subscription Learning & Tools: 30 minute guide


Subscription tools & learning is the #9 eLearning trend for 2018. So what does the trend for subscription tools and learning mean for you? And to celebrate subscriptions as a trend, I’m giving away a membership to each of the 3 industry trade associations I recommend.

Live Webinar: 10 Trends That Will Bring Your L&D Into 2019

Limestone Learning

“ Lucky pig, guardian angel, figure ” by Alexandra is licensed by Pixabay. We'll be teaming up with Lambda Solutions this Wednesday, January 23rd to host another informative webinar: 10 Trends That Will Bring Your L&D Into 2019.

Live Webinar: 10 Trends That Will Bring Your L&D Into 2019

Limestone Learning

“ Lucky pig, guardian angel, figure ” by Alexandra is licensed by Pixabay. We'll be teaming up with Lambda Solutions this Wednesday, January 23rd to host another informative webinar: 10 Trends That Will Bring Your L&D Into 2019.

Learning & Development Conferences for 2019

Limestone Learning

“ Animals, close up, cold, deers ” by Anthony is licensed under the Pexels licence. What worked for you in 2018? Join the Spring CLO Symposium to see the trends, technologies and practices transforming employee development into an even more powerful force for sustained success.


GRC Solutions

In 2018, for example, there was a regulatory sweep between the OSC (Ontario Securities Commission) and SEC in cracking down on a few ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) that were seen to be shady and suspect. The technological capability and regulatory approvals required for licensed securities dealers to list and integrate blockchain-native digital currencies into their offerings do not currently exist. The post DIGITAL CURRENCY REGULATION: GLOBAL TRENDS AND THEIR IMPACT by Jack J.

Is Elucidat an alternative to Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate?


With an unlimited author license, course creation is opened up to less-experienced designers. Live visualization will show where learners are, which device they used, how long they spent, as well as how they answered questions, allowing you to closely track trends and depict information that is gold dust for learning providers and designers.

Proving Better Training Outcomes


If doctors prescribed medicine before understanding symptoms, they would lose their license. Analyze Data: Compare KPI trends for both groups to draw insights. How Learning & Development Can Prove Training’s Value to Leadership.