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? 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. How We Define Trends.

LEP/LXP RFP Template

eLearning 24-7

Yeah it is a peeve of mine, which is why, I decided that LEPs needed their own RFP template. Anyway, after studying the market in-depth – the LEP market that is, I felt an RFP specifically for that market made sense. . One area I am seeing trend wise are learning environment and administrative features starting to mimic LMSs (not 100% in some cases, but pretty close). . LEP RFP Template. System includes “Trending or Most Popular” Courses.

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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. In fact, for nearly a decade, LMS trends have been shaped by market demand for robust business solutions that extend beyond traditional talent management functions. Which of these LMS trends matter most to you?

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. Hands-down, year after year, our most popular posts focus on learning technology trends. As you prepare for the year ahead, consider the 18 trends we outlined early in 2018.

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How to Choose an LMS That’s Right for Your Association


According to Community Brands 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report , 85 percent of members want organizations to provide continuing education opportunities. Develop and issue a request for proposal (RFP). Review and score responses to the RFP. However, implementing a learning program with a corresponding learning management system (LMS) is easier said than done.

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

7 LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities. How many of these trends have your organization embraced in the past year? How will you adjust to new trends this year? When and how to use an RFP (or not). 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.

7 Habits of Highly Effective LXPs

HT2 Labs

As the industry is adapting to a new breed of learning tools, including Chatbots, Virtual Reality and Learning Experience Platforms (LXP), a lot of focus is still on the functionality that these new tools bring, such as in a recent LXP RFP I’ve seen. Josh Bersin explains this new trend as bringing learning into the “flow of work”.

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

They stay on top of online learning trends and are familiar with learning systems and other association technology. They know what questions to ask during the requirements gathering process to elicit the information needed for a request for proposal (RFP), including questions you’d never think about asking. Consultants help you create a Request for Proposal (RFP).

Learning System Vendors Support Ratings

eLearning 24-7

While I have conducted random sampling (as you would have with any polls out there), and data collection as part of my LMS RFP Template (New version now out), I believe it needs to be expanded. This is not a new trend, rather a constant trend for several years. 1st, 2018. . How many clients have submitted support tickets in 2018 (Jan thru May)? Jan thru May) 2018. If you are like me, the importance of training should be paramount.

Looking for an LMS at #ATD2018

eLearning 24-7

The latest trend and it is a hot one is showing off a slick UI, with in the latest cases gives off an “NetFlix” like appearance. Another hot trend, early forecasted by the way, is data visualization. A really cool and latest NexGen feature – on the trend cycle – bookmarklet capability, where the vendor either achieves this thru an extension or from adding it bia the system to your bookmark bar on your browser. . The show is nearly here.

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Forecasts for 2020

eLearning 24-7

It involved looking at the industry, studying the trends, and picking out the nuances that pointed towards this or that, and then pushing it out. For 2019, written in 2018, close to 95% accurate (as of today). . Each of the following is showing significant “hot” trend lines. That said, content curation tied to playlists including those recommended (by the system), most popular, trending, interest will continue to play a big role. I love forecasts.

Five Ways to Buy an LMS You Will Hate!

Talented Learning

Key trends ? Download one of many free LMS RFP templates, and you can quickly have 1000 “must have” requirements that you will never use – and 3 “nice to have” future requirements. Buyers quickly get to the point where they must send the RFP or potentially run out of time for selection and implementation in the budget year. So they send the RFP to too few or too many.

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How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Not surprisingly, a 2018 survey of more than 1000 association members confirmed that career development is now the primary reason why most people join associations. Yet that same study also revealed several disturbing trends: 82% of respondents had participated in professional development activities during the prior 2 years. How can associations reverse this trend? When to issue an RFP (or not).

2019 Turkey Awards

eLearning 24-7

Last year’s 2018 Awards were all the rage. In 2018, we also had the Worst Awards (after all, way too many best out there), but for 2019, the Turkey Awards combine the two. I spent the past year, seeing a lot of systems, products, tools; attended a few trade shows (that should be a future category), observed trends of this and that, and whalla, the list. . Chat Rooms – Another nominee from 2018. Bonus – FindAnLMS now has a mini-RFP component.

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