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Hiring a Technology Consultant

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CIOs, CTOs, and other technology executives are often saddled with problems that their staff hasn’t demonstrated an ability to solve, either due to a lack of knowledge, resources, or drive. These problems usually have a direct and measurable effect on the business value being delivered by the technology group, and certainly can cause angst amongst the rest of the business leadership. Hiring a technology consultant may be the solution. Consultants provide flexibility.

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

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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. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. Shopping without an RFP may seem faster, easier and less complex, but your selection process will be subjective and loaded with assumptions that increase risk. Clients expect me to help them avoid RFP missteps.

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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?

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 do associations develop profitable learner-centered online education programs?

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

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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. Making Sense of LMS License Models.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

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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.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

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” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Here’s my latest snapshot from the front lines of the learning technology space: LMS Trends Update. This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. Actually, this move toward specialization isn’t new – nor is it about learning technology, alone.

The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

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

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It’s hard to believe nearly two years have passed since I last shared tips for selling learning systems. 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. Selling learning systems is never easy. LMS vendors, I owe you a post.

Stop Evaluating Training!

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" As a learning solutions vendor, I’ve been asked this question countless times and have also encountered it in many an RFP. My response to clients has typically been: If you are referring to Kirkpatrick Levels 1 & 2 it’s not very difficult; ‘smiley sheets’ will tell us about Reaction, and ‘assessments’ can help determine Learning. Clearly communicate strategic goals and associated linkages throughout the organization.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

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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 ? 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. 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? But I’m more interested in top takeaways from business-minded learning professionals. If you follow Talented Learning , you know we share information and advice through multiple channels. 2 Why Corporations Choose Open Source Learning Systems – with Brian Carlson.

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LMS Review: Docebo 7

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sales team to handle more sophisticated learning technology buying opportunities and RFPs, and has expanded implementation and support services staff to provide a higher level of help, guidance, expertise and ongoing support. Docebo LMS is designed to support straightforward learning and elearning scenarios — easily. Among Docebo’s third-party connectors, I didn’t see any productized Association Management System (AMS) integrations.

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

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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.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

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I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges. Many LMS owners are frustrated with the limitations of their current learning infrastructure. No wonder learning professionals began to hate their LMS ! That means you have a good chance of finding a learning platform that fits your particular needs. There are 700+ learning technology vendors today, many of whom offer specialized solutions.

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The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

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To find the best learning technology fit , we must sort through various learning platform types, license models , functionality, integration capacity , implementation services (or lack of) and overall costs. Complexity is the price we pay for the benefits of disruptive innovation caused by hundreds of new learning platforms entering the space since the rise of cloud computing over the past decade. 6) Request for Proposal (RFP).

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

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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. Its modern design is relatively easy to learn and navigate. It is an employee-centered learning solution designed with compliance, skills development, administrative ease and affordability in mind. Product Type: Learning Management System. Target Learning Scenarios.

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?

Top 10 eLearning Bloggers For 2015 [Infographic]

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Ryan holds a Master’s degree in Learning Sciences and Technology from the University of Sydney. Her background is in corporate learning and development where she worked on various learning technology platform implementations, technical training, curriculum development and instructional design. As director of The eLearning Guild Academy, Janet strives to help fellow learning professionals make sense of the changing learning environment.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

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That’s because the learning management systems market has never been stronger or more diverse. Buyers see exciting ways to rethink their learning infrastructure, while incumbents are being challenged to up their game. That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers. We participate in LMS demonstrations , study RFP responses and interview customer references.