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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. A trend should matter to any buyer, seller or user of learning technology who wants to make ongoing, intelligent and informed choices. It is real – backed by evidence from business scenarios.

AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

Talented Learning

Yet many people still remain confused about the realities of artificial intelligence and its lesser-known subset, machine learning. As our lead analyst, John Leh, noted in a recent learning technology trends analysis, “It’s important to keep in mind that AI is hard to demonstrate and easy to exaggerate.” So I’ve compiled a collection of AI insights for learning technology decision makers. And what does it mean for your learning systems roadmap ?

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Podcast Episode 1: How Learning Systems Advisory Services Add Value – With John Llamas

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! Do you want to learn from experts about how to achieve more with learning solutions that serve employees, customers, channel partners and others in your organization’s value chain? On a regular basis, I’ll be interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – vendor executives, consultants, customers and more.

Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

Talented Learning

Currently, learning programs contribute nearly 25% of average non-dues association revenue, according to a 2017 Association Adviser poll. By thoughtfully implementing modern learning tools, content and delivery methods, you can provide high-value continuing education that complements your broader mission and purpose. Exactly how can an association learning system help you make the most of this opportunity?

Podcast Episode 5: Learning Systems the Dairy Queen Way – With Chris Shanks

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 5 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can benefit more fully from modern learning systems. On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. Follow The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 32 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To find out more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 32 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you’re a fan of Talented Learning, you know I’m obsessed with customer education. And today, Bill and I examine what it takes to develop a successful customer education business case. Because their business model is self-service.

Learning Measurement: Top Tips From Industry Experts

Talented Learning

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.

Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 23 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. But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ? Tune in now as I explore this topic with Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer of Totara Learning , a market-leading open source LMS pioneer. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Podcast 33: Training ROI in Action – With Ajay Pangarkar

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 33 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To find out more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 33 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you want to communicate with business leaders about the value of learning programs or technology, training ROI can be a powerful tool. Ajay is an accomplished author , instructor and consultant with credentials in both finance and learning.

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Podcast 28: How Tasty Is Your Product Training? – With Mike Martin, CLO of SAP Litmos

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 28 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. EPISODE 28 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Today I have the pleasure of talking with someone who is both an experienced learning practitioner and an instructional technology innovator. Your background as a learning professional is rich and varied. It’s a learning company.

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Marketing Never Ends – How Does Product Education Help?

Talented Learning

E DITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights with our readers. This is especially true for software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, where each new customer adds revenue that can help your business grow. They give attendees an opportunity to talk in real-time with the people behind your product and learn exactly why they should stick around. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

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. 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. 2 The Business Benefits of xAPI – with Mike Rustici of Watershed.

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Podcast Episode 4: Achieving Franchise Learning ROI – With Mark Anderson

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 4 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can benefit more fully from modern learning solutions. On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. Follow The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

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Podcast 24: DNA of High-Impact Learning – With Paul Morton of CrossKnowledge

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 24 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. EPISODE 24 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Have you given up on finding a formula for adult learning success? For years, learning strategists and software innovators have been chasing this holy grail. KEY TAKEAWAYS: In today’s business world, measurable results matter.

Podcast Episode 7: Modern Certification Programs – With Arleen Thomas

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 7 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can benefit more fully from modern learning systems. On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. Get The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

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? 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 Association Learning Tech Innovation: Reality vs. Hype.

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Podcast Episode 3: Gamification and Learning – With Karl Kapp

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 3 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can achieve more from modern learning solutions. On a regular basis, I’ll be interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and more. Follow The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 26 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. EPISODE 26 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Online learning has evolved so much over the years – it’s always eye-opening to talk with someone whose career has spanned all those phases. These broader business ecosystems naturally bring opportunities to offer extended online training.

Podcast 27: What Makes Microlearning Work? – With Karl Kapp

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 27 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. If you’re a regular listener, you’ll recall that Karl joined us nearly two years ago to discuss gamification in business applications. It’s useful to consider how they can work together to improve learning outcomes. Mix multiple learning domains.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. It is essential for any association learning management system (LMS). Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. Public social media vs. private association social learning? What Is Social Learning for Associations?

Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

So why should we celebrate technologies that enable social learning experiences? In a sense, we’re all part of a grand social learning experiment. Of course, the true value of social learning experiences depends on whether we keep our minds open to new ideas. Not long ago, the hottest “free range” debates I encountered involved L&D professionals arguing about the merits of learning systems in networked business environments.

Podcast 20: Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – With Donald H. Taylor

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 20 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. But as an analyst , I need and want to understand everything that drives the business of learning. Don is one of the best-known voices in the global learning community. Since 2010, he has served as chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute. Want to Learn More?

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. How significant is innovation for businesses to succeed?

Podcast 17: Next-Level Learning Analytics – With Guest Expert Tamer Ali

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 17 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. EPISODE 17 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: This is the first time we’ve welcomed a repeat guest to The Talented Learning Show. Today we’re talking about the brave new world of learning analytics with Tamer Ali , Co-Founder and Director of Authentic Learning Labs.

Podcast 16: Integrated Learning Experiences – With Paul Morton of CrossKnowledge

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 16 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. EPISODE 16 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Today we’re drilling down on a hot topic – integrated learning experiences. Paul is a smart, passionate learning technology professional who brings 20 years of hands-on instructional design, development and delivery know-how to customer challenges.

People versus Systems: Let’s acknowledge the difference

Connect Thinking

Kemmis was synthesising work by Jürgen Habermas (1987) Lifeworld and System. And they make sense to me from a pragmatic and real perspective of technology user adoption, and what happens when implementing technology, such as e-learning and learning management systems (LMS), into organisations. As a social construct, organisations are a ‘melting pot’ of interrelationships, and this is very important when thinking about how learning occurs.

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48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read

TalentLMS

I might be biased, but being part of the learning and development community is not only fascinating but rewarding. But it’s also the reason that to be the best trainer/ training manager/ chief learning officer, you have to keep your learning and development top of mind too. Learning books (4). Learning technology books (2). Learning & business strategy books (4). Learning and Development Culture books (5). Learning books.

What is a Learning Management System? (2019 Update)

Docebo

Today’s enterprise learning strategies require smart solutions that go beyond the capabilities of traditional tools. A Learning Platform empowers L&D departments to drive business growth through their efforts, and a key pillar of this solution is the Learning Management System (LMS). Our complete guide to a Learning Management System is here to help. Our complete guide to a Learning Management System (LMS).

Our Top 10 Picks to Keep You On Top

Degreed

Harvard Business Review’s, “ Great Businesses Scale Their Learning, Not Just Their Operations ,” by Deloitte’s John Hagel and John Seely-Brown. Most learning strategies are built to share existing knowledge. LeapGen’s “ Digital Learning on the Road to 2020 ” report. RedThread Research’s “ Learning Technology Landscape: The Wild, Wild, West ” report. This report is a simple, clear analysis of what learning technology vendors are offering.

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Recent LMS Trends That Affirm The Continuing Increase Of LMS Popularity For Corporate Training

G-Cube

Modern organizations are now making investments in corporate training and implementing learning management systems (LMSs) to automate training as well as reap other benefits of technology-aided learning. A recent survey by LMS consulting website Software Advice aimed at finding the top benefits and features that LMS users utilize. A large majority also say their system has positively impacted employee engagement, retention and job performance.

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A Conversation with Steven Just

Kapp Notes

The other day I had a chance to catch up with my friend Steven Just, he and I met years and years ago and have both worked in the learning industry for a while. Steven is always busy he is CEO of Princeton Metrics, a strategic consulting company that applies the sciences of learning and assessment to improving training. Kapp: You’ve been in the learning industry for a while, can you tell us what changes you’ve seen and what changes you’d like to see.

JULIE DIRKSEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Her focus has been on utilizing the disciplines of educational psychology, instructional design, and behavioral science to promote and support the improvement of peoples’ lives through sustainable long-term learning and behavioral change. And what is your vision for the learning community?

How Do You Define Digital Learning?

CLO Magazine

Everything at work is digital: recruiting, performance management, onboarding, wellness programs and of course learning. As we look at the work required to build an effective digital learning environment at work, it’s turning out to be much harder than we thought. Over the past 15 years we’ve dealt with e-learning, blended learning, social learning, 70-20-10, MOOCs, video learning and microlearning. Is digital learning all of this stuff?

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

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. Based on my work as an independent advisor to learning tech buyers and sellers , I’ve outlined 16 key extended enterprise learning trends and related predictions. Ever since cloud technology burst onto the scene a decade ago, hundreds of new learning solutions have entered the market. Absorb Software Acquires Cloud-Based Learning Tech Company, ePath Learning.

Top 10 Learning And Development Influencers on LinkedIn

WhatFix

To say that learning and development plays a key role in transforming the way organizations work would be an understatement. Pixar’s is just one example of how a comprehensive employee education program can transform a business. 70% – Learning comes through hands-on-experience.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Recently, the concept of corporate learning ecosystems has grown increasingly popular — and with good reason. Imagine creating a dynamic, intelligent learning infrastructure that engages your far-flung workforce, wherever those individuals may be. Imagine that your organization is informed in real-time about individual and program progress, as well as relevant business impact. This is most brilliant and sustainable strategy yet! 2) Learning Experience.

Best Customer Education Blogs: 25 Must-Reads for Learning Professionals

Talented Learning

Which blogs offer the best advice about customer education practices, strategies and technologies? That’s not just a gut reaction – it’s a business reality. In fact, most learning-related solutions are tucked into the gold column under “Customer Experience, Service and Success.” Many learning professionals still focus exclusively on employee training and development. By Donna Weber , Customer Onboarding and Engagement Consultant.