LMS Planning: Is Your Learning Ecosystem Future-Proof?

Talented Learning

In only 12 months, I’ve seen dozens of organizations “hit the wall” with their LMS when the pandemic suddenly forced them to go full-speed-ahead with online learning. The post LMS Planning: Is Your Learning Ecosystem Future-Proof?

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

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. The “Extended Enterprise” Worldview. What exactly do we mean by the term “extended enterprise” ? EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions focused on key extended enterprise LMS issues and related business strategies.

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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?

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

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

. In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors. The vendors were competing for two unique, extended enterprise LMS opportunities. LMS Buyer Background. The buyer anticipates increase in channel partner sales, new stream of revenue from sale of content and decrease in time to market for new products to “pay” for the new LMS. LMS Demo Do’s.

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. John helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal.

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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.” Finally, I reordered the list to reflect the priorities of today’s extended enterprise market. 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. Here’s my latest snapshot from the front lines of the learning technology space: LMS Trends Update.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

When clients talk to me about their Learning Management System (LMS) project , above all, they typically ask three priority questions as part of their LMS Feasibility Study : Is what we want available? In this article I will dive into these questions and how your LMS Feasibility Study will answer them. Let us go back to your LMS Needs Assessment , which I covered in a previous article. Many LMS providers will offer a product demo.

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. John helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal.

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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.

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. How do associations develop profitable learner-centered online education programs? To sample our webinars, try three of this year’s most popular sessions: #3 Franchise Performance and the Modern LMS. 2 Customer Education Meets Customer Success – Understanding Salesforce.com/LMS Integration.

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LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Somehow I made it through more than 3 years without reviewing Adobe Captivate Prime LMS. Immediately, I was directed to my own dedicated area of the LMS and presented with friendly “getting started” video tutorials to learn about key concepts and features before giving them a try. Although this LMS is designed for small-to-medium sized organizations, it is more powerful than I expected. See the Video LMS Review.

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

Similarly, it’s usually at this time of year that associations and other organizations start to review their training requirements and inevitably their delivery of that training. It’s during this time of evaluation that the organization’s learning management system (LMS) can come under scrutiny. Has your organization outgrown your LMS? Once completed the RFP is sent to those that the organization believes will meet their needs.

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Paradiso wins Government LMS tender of EESL for supplying eLearning solutions

PSB

Paradiso wins a 3-year contract with EESL and gets hired to configure, customize, commission, and maintain the government LMS as per EESL needs. As per EESL’s LMS RFP , Paradiso submitted its bid on the requirements as per the RFP and constituted sufficient grounds for winning the award.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges. Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. Many LMS owners are frustrated with the limitations of their current learning infrastructure. New LMS Realities. No wonder learning professionals began to hate their LMS !

LMS License Models: What in the World is Going On?

Talented Learning

“How much does an LMS cost?” ” As an LMS research analyst and vendor selection consultant, I get a version of that question often from both LMS buyers and sellers. ” With over 650 LMS solutions in the world there is no universal LMS license model nor commonly accepted standard price ranges. Every LMS buyer has an unique, often undocumented set of business, functional, technical, professional service and support requirements.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Every LMS customer operates at a different point along the learning content journey, from live instructor-led-training to virtual classroom delivery to self-paced online content. The market clearly needs vendors who specialize in helping organizations efficiently move from one stage to the next – or through the entire migration cycle. • Offer a Path to Extended Enterprise Learning. As of today, they’re also in the extended enterprise learning business.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

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? And why is open source gaining momentum as a foundation for extended enterprise learning ?

LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

Well, I am here to tell you about an amazing product that can answer your LMS questions. That’s right your questions when it comes to identifying a LMS. Anyway, with my LMS Identify device, you simply hold the device, ask it a LMS question and whalla the answer magically appear s. I am interested in a LMS, but there are so many out there, what do I need to do first? Extended Enterprise – aka Multi-Tenet, Portals-Sub Portals. Welcome, Welcome.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! Among the more than 700 vendors participating in today’s LMS marketplace, we continue to see a wave of learning solutions designed to solve “niche” business challenges. These are not the generic kitchen-sink systems that originally defined the LMS space. Now it’s common to see LMS licensing in the range of $5/user/month or $60/user/year.

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

LMS vendors, I owe you a post. But since the LMS market is on fire, you’ve probably been too busy to notice. This year, in addition to launching “The Talented Learning Show” podcast, writing 20 in-depth articles, hosting 5 webinars and developing several commissioned industry reports, we’ve been up to our eyeballs in an endless series of comprehensive LMS selection assignments. The LMS Sales Process: What Counts? Want more LMS insights?

Wait. What? I can buy an LMS with a credit card?

Janet Clarey

Original at Bersin & Associates. We know from our LMS 2011 research that the LMS market is experiencing more fragmentation, specialization, and globalization. specific vertical markets like healthcare, unique needs like extended enterprise learning, and specialized delivery methods like mobile). My briefing was on its Rollbook LMS with a sneak peak at something call GroupDock. Our LMS report includes cost considerations. Now I can buy an LMS that way.

2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

eLearning 24-7

LMS Report Criteria. Secondly, areas were identified by which a point total would be assigned based on them achieving all those points in that specific section (varied by each section – using my LMS RFP template – newest version, not yet posted, but will be included in the report for anyone to use). The industry often uses the term extended enterprise). Bonus areas: Do you include any courses in your LMS for free as part of a value add for clients?

Learning System Award Winners 2019

eLearning 24-7

The third market are learning platforms – these are folks who have many of the standards, include training/learning components, but are not an LMS (and often are more streamlined). In no particular order, but for folks wondering what type of learning system they are, the first group are in the LMS market. Unicorn LMS, Upside LMS, IMC Learning Suite, Torch LMS, glo Learn. Folks always ask me who is the best in gamification or extended enterprise.

The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution

LearnUpon

It is nearly 13 years since I started working in the LMS space. That time has been split between working on customized LMS implementations (about 8 years) and cloud-based LMS solutions during my time with LearnUpon. One of the main drivers behind Des (LearnUpon’s CTO and co-founder) and myself starting LearnUpon was our strong belief that a configurable, cloud-based LMS would be a much better proposition for most companies than a customized solution. LMS Vendor QA.

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

What are the key questions to ask when planning an LMS implementation project to ensure its success? It can take between three to six months to implement a new cloud LMS , and between six to nine months to implement an on-premise LMS for a large corporation or extended enterprise. A new LMS implementation or migration to a new system can be quite disruptive to an organization. Do you need an LMS with responsive mobile design?

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

Talented Learning

Well, we fit into the extended enterprise learning space by focusing on the customer education segment. Right… Azuqua goes even further, with an enterprise-grade platform or iPaaS ( integration platform as a service ). They needed to streamline their RFP response process. In this case, by the time I engage with a vendor, I’ve got everything laid out, so we can replicate it in an LMS and take it to the next level. What accounts are they associated with?

2019 Turkey Awards

eLearning 24-7

Perhaps toss in workforce management, that for sure, will get an professional association running – away. . It only happens in the learning system space, and specifically in the LMS market in the corporate space no less. They are definitely not an LMS. Welcome.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

A predecessor to SCORM, AICC was difficult to work with and many steps were required to get content in the format running in a learning management system (LMS). Similar to a username and password pair, the key allows developers to access the API and interact with data in an LMS. It also describes the association of new information with pre-existing knowledge. Often paired with an LMS, this software is used to develop content for online learning and training programs.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

eLearning 24-7

LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. This is to say that 90% of features most folks seek are nearly universal in a LMS – low cost or otherwise. Built in E-mail that blocks viruses, spam plus you can send out of the LMS. One click SMB edition to Enterprise. Multi-tenet, multi-portal and extended enterprise (basically it is all the same thing).

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

If I was considering Fuse for customer education/partner training, or for an association, and I needed e-commerce, I’d look elsewhere. It is quite popular with EdCast’s large enterprise customers. Where do you start?

#29 to #11 Learning Systems for 2019

eLearning 24-7

28 Syfadis Experience – LMS. 27 Thought Industries – LMS targeting B2B/B2C, customer training. #26 26 Kalllidus Learn – LMS, strong in the supermarket space. #25 25 Roundtable Learning – LMS, very solid system. #24 24 MATRIX – LMS, lots to offer, very slick UI/UX. #23 23 Eurekos – LMS, Extremely robust system, one to watch in 2019. #22 19 glo Learn – LMS. on buying an LMS.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 8:30AM – 9:30AM PT: Experience a Superior LMS with Adobe Captivate Prime! Align your online and offline enterprise-wide learning initiatives to skill, upskill and reskill your employees. Components crucial to successful enterprise learning transformation. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: 7 Best Practices for Your Moodle RFP The request-for-proposal (RFP) process can be time-consuming, but can also yield meaningful results.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

You’ll discover best practices and lessons learned, gaining insights into how Adventist: Integrated its LMS platform with both a legacy and future-state HRIS. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 10:00AM – 11:00AM PT: How to Leverage Your LMS Data to Make Better Business Decisions Research from Bersin by Deloitte shows that while the demand for data analytics among corporate organizations is growing, only 4 per cent worldwide are actually using it.

Top 10 eLearning Bloggers For 2015 [Infographic]

TalentLMS

Enterprises and professionals have blogs. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Association of Learning Technology, while he has been awarded the certification of accreditation to the Association for Learning Technology (CMALT). John is an LMS selection consultant and eLearning industry blogger focused on helping organizations plan and implement technology strategies that support extended enterprise learning.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

It is not easy choosing the best LMS for 2016. LMS specialists of every size, shape and focus continue to enter the space with impressive new capabilities. In years past, the same dozen or so vendors competed for all the LMS market share. Now, more than 700 solutions claim at least some piece of the LMS pie — and for most of them, employee training is not a mainstay. Finding the Best LMS in a Complex World. BEST ALL-PURPOSE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS.