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Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

That was the goal when the DirectEmployers Association (DE) envisioned its new learning portal, DE Academy. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: Tell us about the DirectEmployers Association. We want DirectEmployers Association to be the go-to solution for contractors who need OFCCP compliance and talent acquisition information, resources and support. JEN: That’s where our consultant Carla Downing came in. Who are the vendors? REPLAY THIS FREE WEBINAR NOW.

Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But association executives look forward to August for a very different reason. ASAE is also the place to be if you’re interested in new association learning technology. Each year, the variety of tools displayed in the vendor expo grows deeper and more expansive. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions featuring association community pace-setters. WHITEPAPERS – Hype-free insights you can download anytime. 5) How are associations driving new training revenues?

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

Talented Learning

So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. So feel free to bookmark this page, so you can return periodically for updates. Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work Solutions. via INTEA eLearning.

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

Talented Learning

It also means that independent learning technology consultants like me are enjoying pretty good job security these days.). For example, consider the association segment of the LMS industry. Only a few years ago I was writing about how smart associations were adopting LMS technology as a foundation for continuing education programs. Does this mean your association should part ways with your current learning management system?

Free L&D webinars for January 2021

Limestone Learning

With that, here’s January’s round-up of free webinars to get you thinking for 2021. PT: Navigating Your Career During VUCA Times (Free for ATD members) It may be the understatement of the century to say that 2020 didn’t go as any of us planned.

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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.

EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

eLearning 24-7

” Seriously though, a lot of people ask me what vendors to see or what vendors I look at, etc. Tweets will be tied to anything – a product that I find interesting that is new or strikes me on the super wow scale, a product or products that I find missed the mark or are underwhelming, feedback from folks wallking the floor and from vendors. The vendors that I list below in my guide, are across the board. If the vendor is not listed it could mean.

Tips for Working Successfully with an eLearning Partner

Association eLearning

Similarly, in eLearning, it takes a team to create a course. Three of the most common roles in any eLearning production are Project Manager (PM), Subject Matter Expert (SME), and Education Director. Sometimes these roles are filled by people outside of your associations, such as an eLearning vendor, an independent consultant, or a volunteer. Here are some best practices for managing your team and working successfully with an eLearning partner.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

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. Associations and continuing education companies must attract, engage and sell to people who voluntarily choose to consume instructional content. Not surprisingly, many continuing education learning systems vendors are specialists. Blue Sky eLearn.

Free L&D webinars for February 2019

Limestone Learning

Well, the world of learning and development is loving showing you some love, with a bouquet of free webinars on everything from instructional design to performance consulting , plus tons more. Free webinars are like a box of chocolates—you never know what you’re going to get each month, but you can bet it’ll be good. You’ll learn how to: Create a storyboard and convert it into an eLearning course. “ Nature, heart, love ” by Bea GB is licensed by Pixabay.

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

Talented Learning

But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. And as vendors focus more heavily on gaining market share dominance, buyers should prepare for further M&A confusion, uncertainty and disruption.

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. In other words, I’m most interested in learning solutions designed for business customers and channel partners, association members, continuing education participants and the public-at-large. If you’d like to talk directly about how these topics apply to your organization, feel free to contact me anytime.

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9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. Julie is a well known eLearning author and speaker.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

If you’re hanging out indoors these days, why not check out a free webinar or two? Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: The Leadership Challenge: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (Free for ATD members) A good leader gets things done; a great leader aspires, inspires, and achieves more. Free for ATD members) Do you ever wonder what hiring managers are looking for in talent development professionals? " Lily, Flowers, Macro " by aniasi is Public Domain.

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

Talented Learning

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. It starts when you misunderstand a vendor’s pricing strategy.

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

For some instructional designers the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act can become a source of confusion, frustration, and anxiety during eLearning course design. However, designing and developing eLearning content that is accessible to individuals with hearing, vision, cognitive, or other disabilities doesn’t have to be a scary thing. 5) Consult Government Agency 508 Checklists.

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KEVIN THORN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT KEVIN THORN: Kevin Thorn is an award-winning e-learning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC. , However, tool vendors need to listen to IDs on what they need and keep an ear to the industry. KEVIN THORN - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS.

A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? #ASTD2014

Web Courseworks

This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. ASTD’s International Conference and Exposition is a massive, thoroughly capitalist, and rather carnivalesque convergence of people working in corporate talent development, along with the companies and consultants who sell to them. The free food is positioned in the back of the capacious expo hall to force the hungry throngs past the vendors’ booths.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

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. They’ve hit a wall with features that don’t accomplish what a vendor promised. Previously, before a multitude of specialized solutions burst onto the landscape, LMS choices were limited to a handful of “one-size-fits-all” vendors. It happens at least once a week.

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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. Selling LMSs is very tough in 2016 because of the plenitude and parity of vendor options. The average five-year vendor bid for all licenses and services was $725K. Free Consult?

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. Now hundreds and hundreds of LMS vendors compete in the corporate market. These vendors range from global software conglomerates to tiny, regional cloud startups.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

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. Market demand has grown, along with the number of vendors, business uses, integration points and related feature sets — and with good reason. More than 700 LMS vendors is too many for the market to sustain indefinitely.

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 ! Work closely with your LMS vendor. You can also group tasks by dividing your implementation into five phases, like this: 1: Before vendor is selected | 2: After vendor is selected | 3: During contract negotiations | 4: Before go-live | 5: After go-live. I’ve led or consulted on 30+ implementations, and I change the task list every time.

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

Talented Learning

As an LMS selection consultant , I’ve had a front-row seat in the rapid shift toward specialization. Because I help organizations effectively define their requirements, identify qualified vendors and select the right LMS for their needs, I’ve seen repeatedly that when relevant LMS specialists are introduced to the selection process, generalists rarely win. Training content can be provided for free or fee, and online content can be assembled directly in the LMS.

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. If you want to dig right into my “LMS essentials” for continuing education providers, feel free to jump to the list below. Also, look for the ability to provide free content with payment gates and “free trial” access prior to purchase.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

Lately, I’ve been teaming up with other like-minded experts to deliver a series of free webinars on LMS innovation to help spread the word. It’s still early, but perhaps one of the most interesting opportunities is coming from the association space, where gamification and digital badges are being used to help bridge the skills gap. This contrasts with what many vendors call a cloud LMS. The lines are blurring between elearning and ecommerce.

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation. In order to help organizations create “meaningful, truly impactful eLearning experiences”, eLearning Industry asked us to contribute our tips to help ensure a successful implementation from day one.

The Ultimate eLearning Resources Guide (2020 Update)

LearnUpon

So, to help you stay on top of your game, we’re sharing the top eLearning resources available online right now. From eLearning inspiration to actionable advice on how to better your course building, it’s a must-read for anyone wanting to elevate their course creation skills.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

The 2015 “Best of Elearning!” Best of Elearning! Given the number of nominations, to make the list in 2015 is quite an honor,” says Catherine Upton, Elearning! The Best of Elearning! An exclusive handful of organizations have won Best of Elearning! Elearning! Duplicates were removed, vendor ballots were nullified as well as votes without a verifiable company domain address (ex.: Elearning! and Government Elearning!

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Again, most LMS providers will allow for a free test period. Implementation costs by the vendor or related third party. System integration costs by third party vendors with other systems. Costs for consultants hired to support the project. Consulting (additional cost for consulting and implementation – may be included in licensing fee). Free/Freemium (open source).

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LMS Pricing: Avoiding Hidden Costs When Selecting eLearning Software

Melon Learning

Any one of them will do the basic job of storing, organizing and delivering your eLearning content. If you, however, decide to dig deeper into the vast variety of feature sets, functionalities and supporting services LMS vendors offer, the task of comparing them all in order to choose the one that best suits your unique needs will be an arduous endeavour. On the other end of the self-hosted eLearning software spectrum are the systems that offer perpetual licenses.

Professional Organizations and Career Options

Experiencing eLearning

The eLearning Guild. I have been a member of the eLearning Guild for many years. They are focused specifically on elearning. The lowest level of membership is free. That free membership gives you access to the Learning Solutions online magazine , webinars, ebooks, and other resources. Association for Talent Development. You can use their job boards for free, and some of their resources are open. Contract Work, Freelancing, and Consulting.

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. BPM and workflow technologies have been able to achieve significant gains in productivity Metrics Recently, functional managers have begun using eLearning to meet business objectives. Managers look beyond employees to customers, suppliers, and distribution channels -- everyone benefits from seeding eLearning throughout the value chain. There are hard and soft cost savings associated with e-learning.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

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. Despite competitive pressure to keep price points lower, we expect licensing levels to continue drifting upwards, as vendors attempt to demonstrate value-add that differentiates their offerings. Video-centered training is going mainstream and every vendor seems to be pushing new boundaries.

Stop Evaluating Training!

Upside Learning

"So how do you evaluate the success of eLearning that you create?" " As a learning solutions vendor, I’ve been asked this question countless times and have also encountered it in many an RFP. Consequently, while many of our clients do ask, not many venture into it; and requiring organizational commitment and action as it does, it’s not something only we, as vendors, can entirely influence. FREE eBook. eLearning

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 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. Working from home can free-up a surprising amount of time.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

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. Many vendors get bent out of shape about losing sales opportunities on features and then dedicate too many resources on R&D. I’ve heard there are 700 LMS vendors.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

And I feel honored that social signals came in granting my post on eLearning Strategy top spot. Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , November 1, 2010I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts - The eLearning Coach , November 10, 2010Want to improve how you write for the ear?

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. It can manage elearning, ILT, dozens of languages, social integration, gamification, virtual classrooms and ecommerce. 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 LMS is designed to support straightforward learning and elearning scenarios — easily. Association members. Free 14-day trial with no credit card.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap. 21 Vendor Expansion and Consolidation Continue at a Brisk Pace. As 2019 begins, 762 vendors are on our learning systems radar – and new innovators are entering the fray all the time. Popular vendors in this space include Cornerstone OnDemand, CrossKnowlege , Degreed , EdCast , eLogic Learning , Media Defined/NetExam , OnPoint Digital , PeopleFluent , Saba , Skilljar and Totara.