Association Learning System Rankings

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The Association market is by far, IMO, one of the top three markets, that as a vendor, you should be in. In the past, I’ve always listed the association mkt within the B2B/Customer Education, because it does fit nicely within. Before diving into the rankings and the explanation on this new approach to rankings, here are some interesting factoids about the association space. There are Professional (which most folks are aware of) and Trade associations.

Top 100 Learning Systems 2021-22

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The List represents learning system vendors from around the world. LMS and LXP combo? Learning Suite? A Learning Platform in general? Skills Metrics/Measurement Platform? The systems themselves, some you will definitely recognize, others, probably not.

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2020 Learning System Awards (by Vertical/Industry)

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And now, it is time for the 2020 Learning System Awards by Verticals/Industries. For 2020, the awards will be given to the “Best in Vertical” Association. In fact, the best system for medical, for example, is not on the platform. Associations.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2021

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For those new, each year, I publish what I see will be the top 10 systems for the coming year, based on a set of criteria (which will be listed shortly). When a system says they are forward-thinking, a roadmap really comes into play. Learning Systems is an umbrella term.

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

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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.

Recommended Learning Systems

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T his post covers a list of systems that I’d recommend on any given day, that based on nearly 20 years of experience in online learning, and witnessing the trends, the duds, the promises and disappoints. What it isn’t – is a list of systems based on a 15 point criteria that I use for my Top 50 for 2020. That said, I will say to you, that before you just buy the learning system, please, please do due diligence on the system.

Coming Soon – Skill Platforms from your Learning System Provider

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Until yesterday, I had no idea this even existed, and only learned about it (a learning experience) from an Uncommon Goods catalog. Skills in Learning Systems, that are not like or may be similar to a skills platform – Confused yet? They have an LMS.

Learning System Mkt. Forecasts

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In looking over the past 10 years of pricing data (that I have been tracking) when it comes to learning systems, there is a repetitive variable, ok,, variables at play. And if there was any audience that you would think would be seeing higher numbers of sales as a result, it would be in K-12 and higher education specific systems. . Forecast 2 – Usage of the Learning System. The type of system will play a bit of a role here. E-Learning 24/7.

Extended Enterprise Learning Systems: Shifting Into High Gear

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For more than five years, I’ve been talking and writing nonstop about the business value of extended enterprise learning. In fact, today I’m doubling down on my advice about investing in extended enterprise learning solutions. What Makes Extended Enterprise Learning Such a Smart Move? Other Reasons to Embrace Extended Enterprise Learning. Why Is Extended Enterprise Learning Gaining Steam Now? Key Developments in Extended Enterprise Learning.

Top 50 Learning System Rankings (#39-#21)

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Once again the same criteria as the previous rankings, which you can find here and unless otherwise specified you can find every system on my learning system search engine platform, FindanLMS. There are systems on FindAnLMS, where you can request a demo by a quick click of a button, regardless, go demo first when talking to any vendor. 10th (which for folks attending LearningTech, a perfect assist when you looking for an LMS or LXP or Learning Platform).

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

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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.

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

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According to the most recent IRS reports, nearly 64,000 professional and trade associations are based in the U.S. But when it comes to supporting lifelong learning , they’re definitely not created equal. Over the past few years, I’ve helped more than 50 organizations choose a learning platform as a backbone for continuing education programs. However, the way they combine strategies and systems is as unique as the organizations, themselves.

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

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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?

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

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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!

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2020 (Rankings #50 to #40)

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It’s that time of the year, to announce my Top 50 Learning Systems for 2020, starting off with the rankings of #50 to #40. If your vendor isn’t on the list, it doesn’t mean they are a bad system or whatever. You may love your system, and I’m totally cool with that. A vendor was not required to be in my learning system search engine, FindAnLMS to be considered. Some folks will ask where is the link to the system (i.e.

Podcast 36: How to Deploy B2B2B Certification Rapidly – With Ha Nguyen McNeill

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 36 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. We’re one of the few trade associations that was born global. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Learning Measurement: Top Tips From Industry Experts

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Last summer, I started a new series that highlights the best advice I’ve heard from guests on our podcast, The Talented Learning Show and our long-running, live monthly webinar series. Regardless of the core topic or use case, every conversation eventually leads to learning measurement.

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.

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. Today, let’s move to the next step – LMS implementation. Choosing an LMS isn’t the end. With realistic expectations and the right approach, implementation can make your new learning system the success it deserves to be. Here’s how… Ask Me Anything: About LMS Implementation.

Podcast 35: How Advanced Reporting Transforms Training – With Tamer Ali

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 35 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. Tamer is a learning systems entrepreneur who is always ahead of the extended enterprise curve.

Top 20 Learning Systems for 2020

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Okay, this is the continuation of the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2020. Below are the Top 20 Learning Systems (of those Top 50). . Unless otherwise noted, all of the systems can be found on Findanlms.com. Very rare in the learning system space, let alone SEP.

LMS or LXP – Confused?

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not suppliers), on what they are seeking in a learning system, often noting the LMS and an LXP. Some want a hybrid of the two, others want features that they believe may not exist in one system or another. Some are unaware or unsure what exists in an LXP, which creates added confusion and leads to the mythical hybrid LMS/LXP. Sure a vendor can say we are an LXP, but a LMS too or vice versa. No, it is not learning software. E-Learning 24/7.

Alternatives to (Enter System)

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Well over a month ago, on LinkedIn, I started a weekly series where I would select one learning system and compare it to a few other learning systems. This “Alternatives” does not mean you ditch your system or that I dislike a system, no, not at all.

2021 Turkey Awards

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Well, besides a bird, I think most of us think of a bad product or service or in our case, system or solution. The other day, I learned what is in a turkey hot dog, actually all types of hot dogs. Worst Learning System – A lot of good ones err bad ones out there.

Where the Corporate LMS Market is Heading (2022 and up)

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You say to yourself, I have mixed feelings about this, but the trend lines, the data is all pointing this way – the systems, the business environment is all aiming this way. 2012- Mobile Learning. Micro learning this. Micro-learning content does that.

SaaS LMS: Everything You Need to Know

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The learning and development industry has adapted to rapid change. That’s down to the resilience of learning leaders, their passion for training, and the range of online tools and systems that enable them to execute their strategies. What is a SaaS LMS?

Should You Use an Employee LMS for Extended Enterprise Learning in 2019?

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Early in 2014, I set-out to answer a question I constantly hear as a learning systems selection consultant : “Should we use our employee LMS to educate external audiences?” ” Instead, I advised decision makers to proceed with caution before embracing a one-for-all LMS mindset. Employees are captive LMS users. They are “known” by the system and they must comply with mandated training assignments. An LMS By Any Other Name….

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

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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.

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. EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES. And with more than 1000 enterprise-class learning systems available, finding the right solution is more challenging than ever. Ask a learning tech analyst. Accord LMS.

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. I do a product demo with a use case and it’s free, so you can learn a lot about the product that way. Metrics.

Reader’s Mailbag – You Ask, I Respond

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Before diving into the Q/A, for those who are interested but unaware, I know have a LinkedIn Group, called E-Learning Coach, which is me. Or ask which system should I buy between A or B. E-Learning Coach is a free service. That said, I wouldn’t buy Workday Learning.

Customer Education Systems – Best of Best

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I’m referring to every analyst/consulting site that uses “Grids” in whatever format – design wise to identify top systems is this or that category. Sure, we can do it”, it is a system poised to break thru. white label and it looks like the system).

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

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You may know me as an independent learning systems consultant. But I’m also a recovering LMS sales guy. Six years ago I pivoted after 14 years on the front lines with two major commercial LMS vendors. I learned a lot during those years. Cloud LMS Vendors.

Get Your Red Hot Skills Functionality

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Yes, there has been systems with skills frameworks and skills tied to career development (but I’d argue more with TM/PM and less with learning systems – although you could always do that yourself in the system – long story). E-Learning 24/7.

LXP – The Answers you seek

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They continue to muddle up the learning system space. If you ignore the “learning experience” angle, which is nothing more than a moniker, they are a content aggregator with a platform of features and functionality. Specifically, assigned learning aka formal learning.

#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? 28 Syfadis Experience – LMS.

10 Systems I’d recommend on any given day

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To be quite honest, I could easily name 100 systems that I would recommend on any given day, depending of course on your use case, business goals/objectives, feature sets, and so forth. Budget is always an important one, okay it is the main one because a system can have everything you need, match your use case perfectly, but the one little item, it is not in your budget. Support plays a crucial component here because it is the number one reason, why people leave a learning system.

Top 10 LXPs for 2020

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Can compete with any learning system out there, by the way. You have to login to use the extension capability (but you need to do that with any system that offers an extension). Spark is their key system here, and will work for nearly everyone. Metrics is a bit of a mix.

Podcast 14: Managing Nonprofit Member Education at The Land Trust Alliance

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WELCOME TO EPISODE 14 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. That’s what I discuss today with guest, Mary Burke , Associate Director of Educational Services at Land Trust Alliance. Our strategy is to create different learning for different people. We offer many types of learning opportunities to meet diverse needs.

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Halloween Edition – Treats and Tricks

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Have you ever bought a learning system only to find out nine months later, that the support team were actually a group of demons out to ruin your life? Allow me to open up my pack of tarot cards and read your learning system’s future. E-Learning or eLearning?