LMS: Content Development, Delivery, and Management

Your Training Edge

One of the most effective abilities of an LMS relates to your online learning content. Your LMS can help you not only to deliver and manage content, but also to develop it. And it typically does not matter what the source of the content is; most LMS vendors provide pathways for their own content, your internally developed content, and externally licensed content, as well.

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

Prior to 2020, many associations relied heavily on in-person tradeshows, seminars and on-site training because they were historically popular offerings for both the association and the member. Many associations are discovering they are now behind their for-profit competitors.

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Associations: Should You Move to a New LMS for Continuing Education?

Talented Learning

Love it or hate it, you have to admit that life in the learning technology “lane” is never dull or slow. But case after case demonstrates that a state-of-the-art learning infrastructure leads to a demonstrable business advantage. Your learning organization can’t pull over and smell the flowers if you want to win your competitive race. (It For example, consider the association segment of the LMS industry. 2) Content Accessibility.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. But which 2020 LMS trends really deserve your attention? But now, let’s start with the issues and opportubities at the top of my watch list… 2020 Extended Enterprise LMS Predictions.

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

At Talented Learning, we help all kinds of organizations big and small find the right LMS for their needs. With 13 years in LMS sales and now nearly 3 years as LMS selection consultants, we’ve been directly involved in $65,000,000 worth of LMS selling and buying. People often ask me, “What exactly should I expect from your LMS selection process and services?” LMS Selection: The Challenge. LMS Selection: The Process.

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

Talented Learning

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. In fact, by 2016, subscription income averaged only 45% for trade associations and 30% for professional associations. Currently, learning programs contribute nearly 25% of average non-dues association revenue, according to a 2017 Association Adviser poll.

eLearning Outsourcing – How To Select A Vendor?

Upside Learning

When meeting prospects, I often face this objection – “ We have tried outsourcing in the past but have had a real bad experience and (hence) we are not willing to take the risk again “ What they fail to understand is that, in most of the cases, the problem lies much beneath – improper vendor selection. Sometimes they choose a vendor without proper evaluation only to end up having a bad experience – missed deadlines, shoddy output & unprofessional teams.

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Online Courses Are Golden: Can an LMS Help Your Business Cash In?

Talented Learning

Do you sell learning content online ? What’s driving new interest in digital learning? Corporations , associations, public institutions — as well as solopreneurs and subject matter experts who’ve never designed or delivered training in their lives — all are creating and selling online content at an unprecedented pace. Content quality also runs the gamut, from basic page turners to deeply immersive virtual reality.

Continuing Education Providers: What’s Your Recipe for LMS Success?

Talented Learning

Associations , commercial training companies, academic institutions, and subject matter experts everywhere are competing for their slice of today’s lucrative CE pie. With all this competition, you need more than good content to succeed as a continuing education provider. It also requires the right technology mix to support every aspect of the learning experience. What Role Does an LMS Play in Continuing Education? 4) Social Learning. 6) CE Management.

Learning Technology Defined: The Difference Between an LMS, LCMS & LRS

Adobe Captivate

Learning technology is constantly changing. The three types of learning technology I’m most frequently asked about are learning management systems (LMS), learning content management systems (LCMS), and learning record stores (LRS). For instance, some learning management systems (LMS) utilize xAPI to a degree, even though xAPI is more frequently associated with learning record stores (LRS).

LMS: Further Due Diligence

Your Training Edge

You can probably take a deep breath after your selection of LMS vendors has been made. During the time period between the selection and the signing of contracts, start moving forward on conducting some final due diligence in relation to the LMS, its functionality, its specifications, and the vendor. But you most certainly want to review the contracts yourself, especially if the legal counsel was not involved in vendor selection.

Five LMS Lists

eLearning 24-7

Whether it is a list of the top food that make you ill or the top 1o of worst flops in learning history, people love to read them. This is especially true when it comes to e-learning. Let’s put together a series of e-learning lists that will surpass any other list out there. Five System Categories (most folks just say “LMS” without realizing that not all LMSs are alike). Five Misnomers in the e-learning space. Learning Platforms.

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

BPO: Managing Services & Association eLearning. Associations love their members. Members love professional development opportunities. So, associations strive to provide those opportunities to their members. However, many associations are starting to recognize that while members are central to their functions, the deployment of professional development is not an association’s core business. How does that work for associations?

4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

Make sure your team is buying an LMS for the year you’re in. Apart from a two-year stint selling tropical fish at a local pet shop when I was 16, my entire career has been in learning technology. Fresh out of university, I worked as a content developer and designed and authored hundreds of hours of online courses. As an analyst a decade later, I wrote industry reports about learning management systems, authoring tools, and other technologies.

7 Types of LMS Solutions

Talented Learning

There are still hundreds of LMS solutions in the world. Although many try to leave the “LMS” moniker behind, buyers and the industry won’t let them. The overly-broad term of LMS is here to stay and confuse buyers for many years to come.

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.

10 Reasons Every University Must Invest in Online Program Development

Hurix Digital

By investing in online program development , universities can create a distinctive brand identity, maintain financial stability, further their reach and achieve academic excellence. Universities can reap various benefits by investing in online program development.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Throw out your learning technology playbook. How Will the Coronavirus Shape Virtual Learning and Work? Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. Are you in the learning technology or content business ? We’re a content marketing machine.).

Getting the Board behind Online Learning Part 2

Association eLearning

In a previous blog post I shared my tips for making an initial pitch for online learning to your association’s board of directors. Are you ready to move on to the “exploration phase” of your quest to implement online learning at your association? In your initial meeting with the board the objective was simply to gain their approval for exploring eLearning, preparing a budget, and contacting vendors for information and demos.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Last week we kicked-off the 2019 Talented Learning Awards by honoring the best learning systems in our first category – corporate extended enterprise systems. And this week the celebration continues, as we recognize excellence in our second category – continuing education systems. Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition. Why Are Continuing Education Systems Special? WBT Systems. eLogic Learning.

Custom Learning Experiences: Next Commercial Training Trend?

Talented Learning

I may in fact be obsessed with learning technology. I spend my days anticipating, tracking, understanding and interpreting learning technology trends so I can help organizations make better buying decisions. Demand then comes from every corner and the learning industry is compelled to respond with varying levels of innovation. It happened with cloud computing and the cloud LMS. It is happening again with a tectonic shift in LMS design principles.

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!

Extended Enterprise Learning: Can You Get There From Here?

Talented Learning

” As a specialist in extended enterprise learning technologies, I get it. Extended Enterprise Learning: We’re Not In Kansas Anymore. That’s usually how HR and training professionals react when stepping into the realm of extended enterprise learning. Many HR and L&D professionals are proficient at speaking native “organizational learning” language. Extended Enterprise Learning: Worth Going the Extra Mile.

SCORM 101: The Definitive Guide to Choose a SCORM Compliant LMS

learnWorlds

From learning what SCORM is to explaining why it’s important and how to use it for your courses, this is the complete guide to SCORM for eLearning. Choosing the right LMS. SCORM 101: Expert’s Guide to Choose a SCORM Compliant LMS. 5 Adding SCORM content on LearnWorlds.

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LMS Implementation Pricing — Take 2

Talented Learning

Recently, I wrote a post entitled “ Shrinking LMS Implementation Fees Drive Market Expansion.” I intended to show how the hundreds of new cloud-based LMS vendors offer much lower (than historically priced) implementation and setup fees, opening the market to new first-time buyers. In fact, of the 72 LMS vendors we surveyed, 26% said they offer free implementations, and 73% said they offer a base setup option of under $10,000. Talent management.

The Definitive 2020 LMS Implementation Guide

Academy of Mine

Choosing the right learning management system is the biggest challenge for professionals exploring the eLearning market. If you have already selected one and want to step up the game, the next move should be implementing the LMS correctly. Define Your LMS Requirements.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Today is a banner day for extended enterprise education , because today we’re unveiling the new face of learning systems excellence – The 2019 Talented Learning Awards! As outlined last month , we’re simplifying the way we honor the best learning systems by focusing on two key extended enterprise categories: CORPORATE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE: Business-oriented solutions targeting external audiences such as customers, channel partners, suppliers and contractors.

10 Reasons to Join The eLearning Guild

Web Courseworks

I remember the days when Web Courseworks’ customers did not have online course instructional developers or designers and LMS administrators on staff. Fast forward to present day, companies and larger national associations now have managers and a staff of course developers, most of which have full bachelor’s degrees or at the very least, a 2-year advanced degree or a certificate in web course design. Professional Development.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

As I discussed in last week’s post , organizations everywhere are suddenly taking a crash course in virtual learning. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. 3) Learning and Business Services.

LMS Contracts – What U Must Have, Need 2 Know

eLearning 24-7

Ahh, you have found your vendor, everything in the world is at peace. stuff): There are some very detailed information in regards to LMS contracts and this blog is not a legal representation of contracts, rather it is based on personal experience with LMS vendors. If they make changes to the contract, send it back to the vendor and have the vendor make those changes in the contract before they send it back to you. Your Content. E-Learning 24/7.

LMS Contracts – What U Must Have, Need 2 Know

eLearning 24-7

Ahh, you have found your vendor, everything in the world is at peace. stuff): There are some very detailed information in regards to LMS contracts and this blog is not a legal representation of contracts, rather it is based on personal experience with LMS vendors. If they make changes to the contract, send it back to the vendor and have the vendor make those changes in the contract before they send it back to you. Your Content. E-Learning 24/7.

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

Thanks to a surge in learning technology innovation and greater demand for a workforce with proven professional skills , the business of selling continuing education units ( CEUs ) is growing bigger each day. If you offer continuing education programs , should you invest in a modern learning platform to sell, deliver and manage CEU content? Others pursue this kind of training voluntarily because they’re committed to lifelong learning.

5 Strategies To Help You Build A Business Case For An LMS

KnowledgeAnywhere

Convincing your executive team that your company needs a Learning Management System (LMS) is easier said than done. While the many benefits of an LMS may seem blatantly obvious to you, most decision-makers will need to be convinced that the return on investment of an LMS will justify adopting a new style of training. Below are five strategies to help you build a business case for a learning management system.

The Benefits to Creating an Effective Learning Library

Coreaxis

When your employees want to develop new skills or contemplate other opportunities within your organization, do they have the learning support they need? For example, the need to train in remote team management has become a priority in the post-COVID environment.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based). It blurred the boundaries between the design and development of eLearning content.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). The reason was simple– it was an easier way to achieve the multimedia integration needed to deliver engaging content over variety of media (standalone CD based and then transitioning to web based). It blurred the boundaries between the design and development of eLearning content.

3 Reasons Why Our Customers Love Us

Xyleme

Xyleme simplifies content authoring & maintenance, even at a global scale. Xyleme has helped us better manage the content that we create. NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATION?. National Banking Association. National Professional Membership Association.