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Web Courseworks

Web Courseworks is a learning technologies and consulting company. We recently launched a new brand that better represents its approach to doing business and emergent focus in learning IT. The new brand came to a head for Web Courseworks as we prepared for the roll-out of the new version of our LMS, CourseStage, and progression as industry leaders in the learning technologies and association managed services markets.

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Web Courseworks

The CourseStage consulting team affords expertise from multiple sectors to organizations that offer online education to professional learners. We are association learning technology developers. And we’ve been in the learning technology biz for almost forty years. So we’ve come to know a thing or two about professional development learning programs for associations, medical societies, and other member-based professional groups.

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TOPYX a Top LMS Solution for Associations

TOPYX LMS

TalentedLearning.com recently announced that TOPYX learning management system (LMS) made the Top 10 Association LMS Solutions in the World. Over 100 LMSs were reviewed to determine the top learning management solutions for associations of all sizes. Talented Learning, led by CEO, John Leh, is a research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of enterprise learning technology solutions. LMS & eLearning

Association LMS Buying Companion

Talented Learning

But for association professionals, August brings another kind of opportunity. It’s when thousands of ASAE members come together to reconnect with colleagues, learn new professional skills, and focus on the future of their respective organizations. This month, as the ASAE Annual Meeting heats up in Salt Lake City, a spectrum of exciting and innovative technologies will be on display. Association LMS Buying Companion.

Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But association executives look forward to August for a very different reason. How Learning Tech Buyers Can Prepare for ASAE. ASAE is also the place to be if you’re interested in new association learning technology. So why not take an independent learning systems advisor along for the ride? WEBINARS – In-depth sessions featuring association community pace-setters. 2) How can you build a great online destination for learning?

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

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. 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. However, only 53% relied on their association for those educational experiences. How can associations reverse this trend? What does this mean for associations?

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.

LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil? A Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. Either way, it’s usually foolish to buy an LMS without one. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. I’ve been involved in both buying and selling learning technology for more than two decades, and I know RFPs are incredibly valuable. What is an LMS RFP?

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Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

I genuinely love helping associations select learning management systems (LMS). Here’s why: As non-profit entities with a mission, associations aim to improve the world in countless ways by advancing ideas, people and professions. Lifelong learning and collaboration are at the heart of their organizational decisions. Once the only place to go for continuing education , associations now face serious competition from for-profit learning providers.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. It is essential for any association learning management system (LMS). Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. Public social media vs. private association social learning?

Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 21 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 21 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: As an independent learning systems consultant, I’m obsessed with finding the ideal solution for each client’s unique needs. We both help associations find software that meets their strategic needs, right? WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Making the Business Case for Learning Technology

Degreed

Once you’ve determined your organization needs a new tool or technology, how do you build the business and investment cases to show leadership the clear path towards the changes that need to occur? Dani Johnson, VP of Research at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting, recently spoke with 3 learning leaders from Disney, AT&T, and Airbnb to learn more about their individual journeys with technology. Technology Business Case

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? Are any LMS vendors on that list? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. I’m not an LMS vendor. But as an independent analyst, I spend my days investigating which companies excel at driving learning technology forward. And I’m increasingly impressed by the quality of content in some LMS blogs.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

I have now formally reviewed 125 of the potential 700 learning management solutions available in the world. As I get deeper and deeper into the industry, I’m more convinced than ever that “focus” is the key LMS technology trend of today’s winning vendors. Unfortunately, it is too easy for LMS vendors and buyers to get lost in the “me too” feature race and fail to see the forest for the trees. You started as an LMS analyst early in 2014.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. Unlike those who think learning management systems (LMS) are largely irrelevant or are back office systems, I see tremendous value and potential everywhere I look. That’s because I’m focused on a much broader market opportunity for learning tech. Want more LMS insights?

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? Well, if you’ve followed the market in recent years, you know the LMS landscape has changed dramatically. Exactly 5 years ago, we opened the doors at Talented Learning.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Hands down, our learning technology “predictions” list is our favorite post to develop each year. Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous market research, our consulting interactions with countless LMS buyers and sellers and more than 20 years of experience we’ve accumulated in the learning industry. 14 Large-Scale Employee LMS Market Lumbers On. 12 LMS Specialists Are On Fire.

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? What technology should be used? Should you have your content developed before looking for the right technology? Association content and development can vary. If you are part of a medical association, the way you obtain and develop that content is going to look very different from an association focused within the trade industry. Where and when do they spend time learning?

3 Levels of Extended Enterprise LMS eCommerce

Talented Learning

One of the most important differences between an employee LMS and an extended enterprise LMS are the ecommerce capabilities. An extended enterprise LMS is designed from the ground up to sell content to individuals, organizations and even through reseller networks.

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

If you’ve ever crossed professional paths with me, you know I’m willing to talk learning tech shop with anyone — vendors, buyers and practitioners– anytime, anywhere in the world. Every day I meet new experts and exchange ideas about what’s good, bad and ugly in the world of learning technology. It’s not just because I’m a learning tech fanatic with more than 22 years of LMS/elearning industry experience.

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. At that time, I promised to share additional thoughts about what these trends mean for LMS buyers and sellers. Keep in mind that I view the LMS landscape through an extended enterprise lens. LMS Market Trends 2018: Top 10 Questions.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.” ” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Although the list isn’t exhaustive, it is based on my experience with hundreds of LMS solutions I track and dozens of recent purchasing opportunities I’ve managed. UPDATE: Some people say the LMS is dead. Learn More: Webinar Replay.

5 Reasons Why Associations and Training Companies Should Use an eLearning Platform

eThink Education

Associations and other companies that provide some form of education or training can benefit from implementing an eLearning platform to support initiatives like professional education, certification and membership success. Consult experts to help navigate the LMS market.

See Why Learning and Development Will Be More Important Than Ever In 2019

Docebo

Uncover the key e-learning trends you can’t ignore for your learning strategy. More organizations than ever before are embracing the importance of learning and development (L&D) and talent development – a trend that is very much being driven from the top down. 90% of executives say learning and development is a necessary benefit to the employees at the company. The Top Learning Technology Priorities for the next 12-24 months.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. The Docebo LMS has come a long way since we first reviewed it in 2014. Here was my assessment at that time: Docebo is an excellent option for your first or second internal or extended enterprise LMS. Three years ago, this vendor was happy to gobble up even the smallest LMS customers who educated and sold themselves via a free trial. Docebo has built a pure cloud LMS that now supports over 1200 customers. (By

The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. He is the CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. John is planning to be putting out his first learning management system report.

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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. How do associations develop profitable learner-centered online education programs?

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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. Specifically, today we focus on top learning and certification solutions used by trade and professional associations , mission-driven non-profits, commercial training providers, trade schools and subject matter experts. Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition. eLogic Learning.

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.

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. Online Courses: Why Bother With an LMS? Which LMS is Best for ECommerce? appeared first on Talented Learning.

ACEHP: Demonstrating the Value of an LMS

Web Courseworks

From “CME 101”, to “Growing a Virtual CE Program with Limited Resources,” the value of pursuing continuing education, and creating a mentality of lifelong learning in healthcare professions, will be a key takeaway from this conference. One of the Alliance discussions will be led by a panel consisting of experts on association education and learning platforms. The entire panel has extensive backgrounds with Learning Management Systems and learning technology.

The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. He is the CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. John is planning to be putting out his first learning management system report.

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Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Making Sense of LMS License Models. Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. These buying organizations are working with us as LMS selection consultants to define their learning technology requirements, identify the best vendor options and then conduct a formal proposal-based buying process.

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. It also requires the right technology mix to support every aspect of the learning experience. From my perspective as an instructional technology analyst, that includes at least a baker’s dozen must-haves for your learning management system. What Role Does an LMS Play in Continuing Education?

Task List for Your Learning Management System (LMS) Implementation

Adobe Captivate

If you’d like to attend a free webinar on how to implement your LMS, join me tomorrow ! Quite a few of us hear the words “learning management system implementation” and run for the hills. No need to worry – implementing an LMS is absolutely something you can do. The most critical part of any LMS implementation is your project plan. Make sure you have a basic understanding of LMS administration. Work closely with your LMS vendor. Create an LMS logo.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. Not long ago, everyone who developed learning management systems wanted to be all things to all buyers of every size, location, industry, and training challenge. Let’s explore and then I’ll introduce you to some illustrative examples of how this “specialist” movement is expanding traditional LMS boundaries. LMS Specialists: Why Now? For learning organizations, the trade-offs are clear.

The Future of Store Associate Training: Why retailers need a better approach

Axonify

As one of the few learning technology companies in attendance, it was the perfect opportunity for the Axonify team to address one of the most pressing issues facing retailers today: how to enable their front-line associates with the right knowledge to drive better results. But retailers, in particular, are seeing firsthand how their associates can make or break a sale, depending on their level of expertise. Modernizing Corporate Learning Retail training

4 Corporate LMS Flavors: Which Do You Choose?

Talented Learning

If you’ve been following the news and analysis from Talented Learning, you know that the thriving 2016 LMS market is comprised of almost 700 vendors, whose solutions can be grouped unequally and imperfectly into corporate, academic, association and continuing education type LMSs. The uniqueness that differentiates each LMS type is where exciting innovation is rapidly occurring. Corporate LMS Market Snapshot. LMS vendors aren’t complaining.

The Future of Store Associate Training: Why retailers need a better approach

Axonify

As one of the few learning technology companies in attendance, it was the perfect opportunity for the Axonify team to address one of the most pressing issues facing retailers today: how to enable their front-line associates with the right knowledge to drive better results. But retailers, in particular, are seeing firsthand how their associates can make or break a sale, depending on their level of expertise. Modernizing Corporate Learning Retail training

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT MARGIE MEACHAM: Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with first grade. It’s an honor to have you here today to discuss the past, present, and future of workplace learning.