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Extended Enterprise Learning Systems: Shifting Into High Gear

Talented Learning

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? And their success is good for your business. RSVP FOR THE APRIL WEBINAR NOW! Other Reasons to Embrace Extended Enterprise Learning. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

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. RVSP NOW FOR THIS LIVE WEBINAR!

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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. 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. Interest in learning systems remains strong.

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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. Actually, this move toward specialization isn’t new – nor is it about learning technology, alone. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW. For example: • CORPORATE LEARNING. WATCH THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW!

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

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 ?

Software Demo Tips: What Works? Ask an LMS Selection Consultant

Talented Learning

If you subscribe to this blog , or listen to our podcasts , or attend our webinars , you probably think of Talented Learning as a free source of fiercely indeperndent information for LMS buyers and sellers – but that’s only part of our story. We actually earn our living by providing comprehensive learning software selection services. For nearly 5 years, our consultants have been on a mission to help extended enterprise LMS buyers make better purchasing decisions.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

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. REPLAY THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW! Top Learning Systems Trends for 2019. #21 REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW!

Online Customer Training: Behind the Surge in Specialized Learning Systems

Talented Learning

Once considered a nice-to-have option for product and service providers, customer training is now considered a strategic necessity for businesses in every industry – and with good reason. With results like these, it’s no wonder why customer training platforms are one of the hottest segments in today’s learning systems market. More often than not, customer training was considered a necessary evil, rather than a strategic business opportunity. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW!

Podcast 31: Inside Open Source Learning Systems – With eThink CEO Brian Carlson

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 31 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. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in open source learning systems.

Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

Talented Learning

” A qualified business opportunity is knocking at your door! Let’s briefly return to your business opportunity. If you’re persistent in seeking feedback from buyers, comments like these may sound familiar: “You didn’t focus on our business. ” Having participated in more than 200 learning systems evaluations , I’ve seen some monster misses. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! REPLAY THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW!

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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? RSVP FOR OUR APRIL WEBINAR!

What Costly LMS Selection Mistake Should You Avoid?

Talented Learning

Steer Clear of This Common LMS Selection Mistake Are you looking for a new learning system to support an expanded training agenda? With so much at stake, many people tell me they’re interested in best practices for choosing learning systems.

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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.

LMS Planning: Is Your Learning Ecosystem Future-Proof?

Talented Learning

At least that’s what it feels like in my world as a learning systems analyst and consultant. During this timeframe, the pace of digital transformation has accelerated across the technology sphere – especially in learning. RSVP FOR OUR MARCH WEBINAR!

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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.

A Look Back at Learning Systems in 2020 Featuring Insights from Craig Weiss

Learning Wire

Craig Weiss is the CEO and lead analyst for the Craig Weiss Group , which provides analyst, advisory and consulting services to buyers and vendors in the e-learning industry. This is an extremely important feature because it has a major impact on what users learn.

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

Talented Learning

It’s hard to believe nearly two years have passed since I last shared tips for selling learning systems. But since the LMS market is on fire, you’ve probably been too busy to notice. I hope you’ve been too busy winning. Learning systems buyers are always more successful when they invest time upfront qualifying vendors for their specific business situation). How deeply do they understand my client’s business needs?

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

With more than 700 learning platforms on the market, how do you narrow the field down to the best learning management systems (LMS) for your association’s needs? Or, to ensure you absolutely get the best LMS for your association, hire an LMS consultant to help you with requirements, selection, and implementation. Benefits of Working with an LMS Consultant. LMS consultants have helped dozens, if not hundreds, of associations choose the best LMS for their needs.

Free L&D webinars for May 2020

Limestone Learning

We’re getting creative about how we communicate, sourcing new tools and strategies, and more than ever now, leveraging online learning. This month’s crop of free webinars offers tons of hints and suggestions for our new modes of work. In this webinar, with Jim Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.,

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Need to Calculate LMS ROI? Here’s How Business Leaders Do The Math

Talented Learning

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights. If you’re responsible for organizational learning, you’re probably planning new or improved instructional programs for the coming year.

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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. And today, Bill and I examine what it takes to develop a successful customer education business case.

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. RSVP FOR THIS JANUARY WEBINAR NOW! How does it improve learning analytics?

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Free L&D webinars for July 2019

Limestone Learning

If you could use some ideas, there are plenty of free webinars on everything from learning principles to design tips to career management. Over her career, she’s successfully produced events, created/delivered presentations to groups of 2 to 2000, managed people and projects (local to enterprise), designed/produced and facilitated learning (digital, virtual, live), led a Human Resources department, and coached students, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Webinars

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You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. And if you’re like most learning decision makers I know, you’ve invested long days and weekend hours trying to keep up with your “day job” when you’d rather have been catching rays on a warm Caribbean beach. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW.

Free L&D webinars for November 2018

Limestone Learning

Regardless of your sector, job function or training requirements, you’ve probably noticed an uptick in learning opportunities—higher frequency, quicker learning bursts, delivered on the fly just in time. One-hour webinars can be a great way to keep on top of L&D information, and they’re also a nice change of pace. Taken together, this speeds learning and strengthens the memory for learned information. Most training stops in learning content. Webinar

Free L&D webinars for March 2019

Limestone Learning

Let’s hope the new crop of March webinars will help us catch up… Spread out over 31 days, there’s a huge selection. Many leaders are simply too busy to focus on their development or don’t know where to start. This webcast will help you navigate the crowded landscape, focus on the leadership development activities that will have the greatest impact, and learn how to incorporate them into your regular routine. It is informal, experiential learning. Webinars

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

Talented Learning

As I discussed in last week’s post , organizations everywhere are suddenly taking a crash course in virtual learning. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. 3) Learning and Business Services.

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

Talented Learning

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?” They are “known” by the system and they must comply with mandated training assignments. On the other hand, customers and business partners can’t be forced to engage in learning activities. RSVP FOR THIS LIVE MAY WEBINAR! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW!

Cornerstone-Saba Acquisition: What Does it Mean for LMS Customers?

Talented Learning

Last week – less than two months into 2020 – one of the biggest acquisitions in learning systems history was announced. RSVP FOR OUR MARCH WEBINAR NOW. I’m sure my take is a bit different from other learning tech industry observers. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW!

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Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Previously, we explored extended enterprise learning tech trends , and talked about how organizations can choose the best learning system for their needs. With realistic expectations and the right approach, implementation can make your new learning system the success it deserves to be. REPLAY THIS ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW. However, it’s not the instant slam-dunk that some vendors may want you to believe – especially for extended enterprise learning.

Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

And so can online webinars! Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: The ROI Dilemma: Measuring Results of Your Learning Programs (Free for ATD members) Significant resources are being allocated to training and development across most organizations, but many companies still find themselves unsure of results. The return-on-investment formula is a financial calculation, but learning is a human behaviour and needs a human calculation. Learn how a major U.S. Webinars

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s a busy time of year. There are plenty of free webinars happening this October. Join Panopto to learn nine things you may be doing the old way, why they're no longer necessary, and how updating your approach to video learning will enable you to maximize its value. In this webcast, you’ll learn: Three best practices for creating new videos. About the benefits of peer-to-peer video-based learning. Microlearning has nothing to do with learning.

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. And this week the celebration continues, as we recognize excellence in our second category – continuing education systems. Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition. Why Are Continuing Education Systems Special? WBT Systems. eLogic Learning.

How to Choose the Right LMS? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

How exactly can you avoid missteps when selecting a learning system ? As an independent learning tech consultant, I hear questions like that all the time. If you need advice about learning technology (especially for extended enterprise needs), submit your question here. 1) When does it make sense to hire a software selection consultant? The learning systems market has become remarkably broad and diverse. RSVP FOR OUR JULY WEBINAR NOW!

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

Talented Learning

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. RSVP FOR OUR APRIL WEBINAR! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Learning Events: 10 Ways to Level Up Your Content Programming

Talented Learning

And with the arrival of innovative virtual learning technologies like live streaming and webcasting, many associations are racing to offer continuing education in a variety of new forms. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! Katie May Grier – Senior Learning and Data Analyst at North Carolina Association of CPAs ( NCACPA ), an organization devoted to ensuring competence, civic responsibility, and success among the state’s accounting professionals. RSVP FOR OUR JULY WEBINAR NOW!

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.

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?

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 “). The resulting podcast is titled “ The Strategic Use of Learning Management Systems ” but speaks to a more basic question: Does your organization even need an LMS? For instance: How are modern learning management systems different?