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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

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.

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Learning System Forecasts 2019

eLearning 24-7

Who would have guessed that VR would be on wobbly ground in the corporate learning space for the majority of verticals? Who would have seen that Amazon is working on a commercial LMS, which based on the background of the person running Learning Products, doesn’t really point towards an LMS like you know the term actually means (I’ll get to that shortly)? Based on some exploration, it is clear to me they have a couple of routes to go in terms of the system.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. Bewildered on what is happening, why what is needed isn’t appearing as it should, and how is it possible that something so obvious based on where e-learning is heading, mobile is pushing and future tech is inspiring is lost among so many vendors? For the fans of PowerPoint, no need to worry, many vendors to select with various options, albeit many similar. Assessment tool.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2018

eLearning 24-7

The sun is setting and the only thing on my mind right now, is the Top 10 learning systems for 2018. 10 Cornerstone Learn – Heyo! Across the system though it is still a mixed bag, some nice, some improvements needed. 9 SumTotal Learn – UI/UX is strong.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

Yes there are vendors doing some new stuff, okay many, but a few items are not new, rather they have been around for a long time. SaaS boost – Finally more vendors are on the appropriate path for their consumers; but the big folks are not – why? SaaS vendors rule!

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

” 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. Learn More: Webinar Replay.

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. Interest in learning systems remains strong.

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Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

This year’s Top 50 learning systems for 2018 is now out, and we are doing it a bit different this year. While I track now 1,300 learning systems around the world, the rankings are based on 1,000. Equally, I removed systems for K-6, K-12, higher education.

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

eLearning 24-7

Back by popular demand, the top 50 Learning Systems for 2019. 17th, will cover the Top 10 systems. Every vendor, with the exception of Blackboard (who is coming soon) can be found on FindAnLMS.com , my learning system search engine platform, an independent and trusted source to search, compare and engage with vendors in the learning system space. Rankings are based on 1,000 vendors across the globe. Robust system.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

First off, Jane Hart put this together from whereas folks voted for the tools they use for learning. That said, there were some curious items on this list, which to me, doesn’t really fly in the world of learning tools. To me, this is not a learning tool.

The 10 Must-Have LMS Software Features

ProProfs

Modern organizations have come to accept that knowledge plays a vital role towards driving success, and cannot deny the importance of integrated learning and development programs for business growth anymore. Today, this is a must-have ability for any learning system.

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. Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition. WBT Systems.

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Innovative LMS Features: Real or Hype?

Talented Learning

One thing you can count on from learning systems – there’s never a lack of new LMS features to grab your attention. But it’s easy to fall into this trap, especially if you’re improving a basic online learning presence one step at a time. 6) Learning Paths.

State of the E-Learning Industry 2019

eLearning 24-7

And thus, comes the State of the E-Learning industry as rumble forward with 2019. Higher number of L&D folks finally seeing the value of personal and professional development thru the use of e-learning, especially with LMSs and LEP/LXPs. Change of messaging, and the seemingly misunderstanding by vendors that there is a difference between training and L&D. CMI-5 increased interest among vendors, even more so, than on/off synch mobile apps for example.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Today is a banner day for extended enterprise education , because today we’re unveiling the new face of learning systems excellence – The 2019 Talented Learning Awards! Today we start with corporate extended enterprise systems. eLogic Learning.

Podcast 13: High-Stakes Compliance Training Trends – With Bill Mastin of NetDimensions

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 13 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. Are technology vendors responding with better compliance training solutions?

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” ” ~ Rustici Software. Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today.

What if….? (E-Learning)

eLearning 24-7

What IF e-learning platforms incorporate/use blockchain? On the learning system or any online learning platform, would security be even better using blockchain? Tell someone in the financial services about your system using blockchain, and watch fear show up. Recently, I had someone tell me that the reason for not having certain functionality in their system, was because folks take home a company laptop or tablet, which blocks access to sites.

LMS Potluck

eLearning 24-7

The blog will remain E-Learning 24/7 as will my Linkedin group. . Best Gamification Systems (The Top Two as we speak, err as I write – July 27). What many people failed to realize is that they were referring to companies, such as Badgeville, which are outside of the e-learning space. Then there are LMSs and learning platforms includling subsets that have gamification features. Do you to fall into that age bracket to enjoy the system? E-Learning 24/7.

What is xAPI?

LearnUpon

While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, xAPI has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. SCORM quickly became the standard around which a whole industry of authoring tools, learning management systems, and content development was built.

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What you can expect in 2019

eLearning 24-7

Cost is a key factor, and while authoring tool vendors are jumping into VR with new functionality, the truth of the whole matter is that VR headsets haven’t punched thru the L&D and/or training departments across the globe. . So far, my expectations as a whole, have not been met with VR for training thru the use of SaaS authoring tools or e-learning VR tools. Machine Learning. ROI or IOL (Impact of Learning) Data.

What is an LXP and why do I want one?

eLearning 24-7

These two vendors are EdCast and Degreed. Getting back to being unaware, I find the same issue with a few vendors in the learning system space who are really LXPs, but have no idea. Yet, I have been in polite discussions with the head of sales at one system, and the CEO of another who adamantly told me they are not an LXP. It reminded me of the vendors in the space who scream they are not an LMS, even though they hit all the standards of an LMS. .

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be interviewed by one of the learning community’s most talented instructional designers and thought leaders, Connie Malamed (aka “ The eLearning Coach “). For instance: How are modern learning management systems different?

What is Tin Can API?

LearnUpon

While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, Tin Can has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. is still the most popular authoring standard used in eLearning, its weaknesses triggered the development of the Tin Can API.

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Avoiding the LMS Overkill

QuoDeck

“The world is full of people who will help you manufacture tornados in order to blow out a match” Shaun Hick, Author. This requirement for learning has spawned the multi-billion-dollar Learning Management System (LMS) industry. Learning System Requirements.

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Corporate LMS Forecasts 2018

eLearning 24-7

Knowledge reinforcement tools. I’m not a lot of on/off synch app here as part of the tool, which is a shame. And if you have an LMS, better add the tool. . Skill pre-assessments are gaining traction, with the preference being the assessment tool in the LMS, and not in an authoring tool per se. What some folks will do, vendor wise, is tie-in the skills driven angle with their system itself or within the KRT. Built-in authoring tools.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Active Learning. Active learning is a strategy focused on encouraging learners to actively participate in training. Examples of active learning activities include practical tasks and problem-solving conducted in small groups. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning).

The NexGen LMS Grid

eLearning 24-7

One Grid that goes beyond the Quadrants of the world, the other type of grids focusing on the space, the vendors that make it based on a variety of factors as defined by the firms themselves. I decided for this debut to focus on 20 vendors. Track record is hot. eLogic Learning.

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What is Tin Can and SCORM?

KZO Innovations

Here, we’ll define and explain the two in correlation with e-learning. . It’s a specification for sharing data across different systems. SCORM is a set of technical standards for e-learning software products. It tells programmers how to write their code so that it works well with other e-learning software. Specifically, SCORM governs how online learning content and Learning Management Systems (LMSs) communicate with each other. .

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LEP/LXP RFP Template

eLearning 24-7

It was here where I had a learning experience. This, the learning experience, is why I feel the term is the wrong term, as noted previously for learning engagement platforms, and why I prefer and will use the term LEP instead. Learning Environment. Machine Learning (AI).

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Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

I wouldn’t call it pondering rather I would call it a huge misnomer in the entire authoring tool industry, course development industry – with vendors here – when it comes to course standards. I’ve even seen it with LMS vendors. The industry does not have one standard that everyone uses and thus makes the entire e-learning world’s content/courses compliant. . There are LMS vendors who no longer accept AICC. Vendor buy-in.

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

I wouldn’t call it pondering rather I would call it a huge misnomer in the entire authoring tool industry, course development industry – with vendors here – when it comes to course standards. I’ve even seen it with LMS vendors. The industry does not have one standard that everyone uses and thus makes the entire e-learning world’s content/courses compliant. . There are LMS vendors who no longer accept AICC. Vendor buy-in.

Tin Can vs. SCORM: What’s It All About?

KZO Innovations

Here, we’ll define and differentiate Tin Can and SCORM to make e-Learning a whole lot clearer for you! It’s a specification for sharing data across different systems. SCORM is a set of technical standards for e-Learning software products. It tells programmers how to write their code so that it works well with other e-learning software. Learning experiences are recorded in a Learning Record Store (LRS). .

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Best of Elearning! 2015 Finalists Revealed

mLevel

magazines, the industry voices of the enterprise learning and workforce technology market, announced today the Best of Elearning! Celebration at the Enterprise Learning! The program is a User’s Choice Award whereby learning professionals vote with their ballot for best-in-class solutions. We responded by adding the new categories of for Adaptive/Personalized Learning Platforms, Adaptive/Personalized Learning Content, and Content Aggregations Libraries. Learn.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

I was one of several authors who collaborated on the survey questions and wrote different sections of the report. Several of the LMS vendors appear more than once, such as Oracle. As these systems catch up, this will make the market really hard for Saba and SumTotal. Update, Nov.