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Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

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But preparing RFP responses can be brutal – especially if you blow it with unforced errors. What’s Wrong With This RFP Response? You rally your team and spend many hours developing an RFP response. So why are you losing at the RFP stage? ” Having participated in more than 200 learning systems evaluations , I’ve seen some monster misses. But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think.

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Learning System Award Winners 2019

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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. .

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Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

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Back by popular demand, the top 50 Learning Systems for 2019. 17th, will cover the Top 10 systems. Every vendor, with the exception of Blackboard (who is coming soon) can be found on FindAnLMS.com , my learning system search engine platform, an independent and trusted source to search, compare and engage with vendors in the learning system space. 49 Blackboard Learn (Corporate). #48 42 Persona Learning Management. #41

Types of Learning Systems

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The notion of types of personalities, aligns in some ways with types of systems, in that there is a lot of leeway in terms of what it actually means, with some folks saying this, when in fact it is that. . There is no better place to see this then our fine world of e-learning, which was devised to be an umbrella term for everything that is well, online learning. An LMS thus is under e-learning. e-learning. e-learning. Micro-learning platforms?

Trials – Learning Systems

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The e-Learning industry as a whole are fans of trials, well, uh, most of the industry that is. Other e-learning tools? But the behemoth, the big elephant in the room, learning systems are not fans of trials. In the early 2000’s right up to about 2012, trials were common in the learning system market. More people flooded into the market looking for a learning system, without knowledge about the space, and thus unaware of that occured in the past.

How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

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This post covers what you SHOULD NOT DO when buying any type of learning system, regardless if it is an LXP, LMS, Learning Platform, SEP, DLP or even any type of talent or performance management system (for the folks who are not looking at learning, but are looking at PM or TM). If you want to always pick the WRONG system, here is what you will always want to do. Top 10 Ways to Pick the WRONG learning system. E-Learning 24/7.

2019 Turkey Awards

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Truly coveted by those in the know, who know, they really shouldn’t be in the e-learning industry. . 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. Just as last year, the Turkey Award focuses on systems and marketing spin. E-Learning Marketing Words – Stand on your Soapbox and Stop the Madness. Learning System. And premise is totally re-active learning.

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What you can expect in 2019

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Perhaps this will change with more VR headsets (I’d hold off on Oculus Go, as a new version will be coming out in 2019). So far, my expectations as a whole, have not been met with VR for training thru the use of SaaS authoring tools or e-learning VR tools. It is fine, but by no means something comparable to a robust 3rd party VR course designed by folks with backgrounds in digital learning and VR. Machine Learning. ROI or IOL (Impact of Learning) Data.

How to Choose the Right LMS? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

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How exactly can you avoid missteps when selecting a learning system ? As an independent learning tech consultant, I hear questions like that all the time. If you need advice about learning technology (especially for extended enterprise needs), submit your question here. The learning systems market has become remarkably broad and diverse. 2) With so many learning systems, how do you keep track of them all? You’ll learn: .

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

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If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees. And with more than 1000 enterprise-class learning systems available, finding the right solution is more challenging than ever. So now we’re publishing a similar guide just for corporate learning decision makers.

#29 to #11 Learning Systems for 2019

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However, I always have to remember that plenty of systems do not go out and seek raising funds/receiving funds from Private Equity firms, VCs and alike. . As a survivor of the dot.com days, I have noted that we in the e-learning space are for all the sense of the approach back in the dot.com days from a mentality perspective. On the e-learning front, who can forget the darling Grovo and its 73M plus of funds from equity firms and alike? 19 glo Learn – LMS.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

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Previously, we explored extended enterprise learning tech trends , and talked about how organizations can choose the best learning system for their needs. With realistic expectations and the right approach, implementation can make your new learning system the success it deserves to be. However, it’s not the instant slam-dunk that some vendors may want you to believe – especially for extended enterprise learning. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

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So before we move on, I invite you to join me in revisiting this year’s most popular topics in extended enterprise learning. What Topics Were Most Popular in Extended Enterprise Learning? The world is likely to remember 2019 for dramatic political plot twists, news headlines and cultural trends. But I’m more interested in top takeaways from business-minded learning professionals. Top 3 Podcasts of 2019. Top 3 Webinars of 2019.

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

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1) What can associations learn about member education from other sources of professional development? Talk with consultants who’ve helped other organizations retool their learning programs. But associations are uniquely compelling because community-driven social learning is part of the association experience. However, they can digest learning content in short bursts. Will we be able to find a high-quality learning system? WANT TO LEARN MORE?

FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

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A new type of search, find, assess, engage platform where buyers and all types of learning system providers can connect. Because it is more than the usual search directory for learning systems, I thought it would make sense to go in more depth on the platform, how it will work, who is in it (as of August 23rd), how to register (hold off until Sept. After logging into the system, you will see your home dashboard along with some options on the left hand.

Forecasts for 2020

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For 2019, written in 2018, close to 95% accurate (as of today). . The Rise of Workforce Management – The latest buzz word to enter the lexicon of the learning system industry, for systems targeting heavily towards employees. The system does not need to have any TM or PM feature sets, to use this term, and in essence, it is replacing the usual phrases such as employee engagement, workplace management, and workforce engagement too. Forecast System Types.

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

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What is also frightening though to me, and people who know me can attest, very few haunted or creepy stuff scares me, are the amount of bad systems, bad content, erroneous information being presented to folks, looking to find the right solutions for the learning and training needs in the exciting world of e-learning. ” With that mind, let us take one step into the nexus of Fear and Joy, welcome to the Tricks and Treats edition for 2019. To RFP or not RFP.

Reader Mail (Support, Rankings, etc.)

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Before diving into our semi-annual, readers question and answer, I’d like to talk about a subject near and dear to me – acquisitions. In the past few months, many of you probably have noticed a slight uptick in to the number of vendors who have been acquired either by another vendor in the market, or outside of the e-learning space or even a Private Equity firm. There are systems today looking to be buy others (privately – i.e. not being made public). Learn Amp.

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 26 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 26 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Online learning has evolved so much over the years – it’s always eye-opening to talk with someone whose career has spanned all those phases. I’ve worked with training content and delivery systems since 1998. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 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. Well, we fit into the extended enterprise learning space by focusing on the customer education segment. Regardless, they need to learn and learn fast. They needed to streamline their RFP response process. What does your learning tech ecosystem look like?

Digital Learning Platforms In, LXP out

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Another percent has never heard of an LXP and some people only are aware of a brand and thus refer to the systems under the guise of that brand. Thus, the segment of the learning system space has a branding issue, but within the LXP moniker, some people can recall a couple of systems, by name, not by type of solution. Learning Experiences. This only adds to the confusion of people wanting an LXP, which is referred to as a learning experience platform. .

What is an LXP and why do I want one?

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Getting back to being unaware, I find the same issue with a few vendors in the learning system space who are really LXPs, but have no idea. Yet, I have been in polite discussions with the head of sales at one system, and the CEO of another who adamantly told me they are not an LXP. Becoming similar to LMSs – overall that is, not everyone of them, but boy from a learning environment to administration to content curation they are getting quite close.

Software Demo Success: How to Present Your LMS In Its Best Light

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If you’re a learning systems vendor , this scenario should sound familiar. Your sales team recently crafted a strong proposal in response to an LMS RFP , and the buyer has given your company a thumbs up. But after years as a software sales consultant, and now as an LMS selection advisor, I’ve learned how you can significantly improve your chances. At the same time, prospects will view your product as more than just a learning platform.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

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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. How does it improve learning analytics? When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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Can you recommend an LMS?

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Vendors saying “have you looked at XYZ” (which is their system). The problem with asking random folks to recommend an LMS is that they have no idea on what specific functionality you need, nor your budget, nor your challenges or issues you are facing, nor your requirements, nor your training approach or L&D approach, nor your experience with e-learning. In the amount of time you read this line, you could be registered and using the system. E-Learning 24/7.

Product Review – Percipio by Skillsoft

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It might be a surprise to some folks who only know of Degreed, EdCast and Learn Amp, that there are quite a few LEP/LXPs on the market, which offer quite a bang for your budget. The platform is still in the “potential phase”, but that doesn’t mean you should hold off, if you are considering it, especially if you are debating between it and say, Linkedin Learning. You can’t say that, and then enable folks to be assigned items of learning or training.