Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 22 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. That was the goal when the DirectEmployers Association (DE) envisioned its new learning portal, DE Academy. If you don’t fully understand your audience’s learning needs, preferences and behaviors, your program is at risk. What did you learn from Carla?

Training Industry Inc’s 2018 Top 20 Learning Portal/ LMS Features Gyrus Systems LMS

Gyrus

Gyrus Systems , a leading Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendor, announced today it has been selected as a 2018 Top 20 Learning Portal Company by Training Industry.com. The 2018 Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS companies are the leaders in the learning technologies market,” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc. They also provide robust measurement and reporting for learning administrators and meaningful, immediate feedback for users.”.

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Training Industry Inc’s 2017 Learning Portal Companies Watchlist Features Gyrus Systems LMS

Gyrus

Gyrus Systems , a leading Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendor, announced today it has been selected as a 2017 Learning Portal Companies Watch List by Training Industry.com. “This year’s 2017 Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS Companies List is comprised of key players driving the evolution of learning portals and learning management systems,” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc.

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Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

eLearning 24-7

If you are like the thousands of other people exploring the purchase of a learning management system, the key to success is asking the right questions. . Vendors who have partnerships with WebEx or whomever they use, typically require you to purchase a license, which is separate from the system. Many will offer or have the ability to purchase the license for you, rather than you having to go to the vendor themselves and purchase it. E-Learning 24/7.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

LMS Vendors. 30% vendors offer at least one type of social media – from my latest LMS directory. Dozens of LMS vendors, had typos on their web pages, zero screens of the system, links that went nowhere and two kicked up my Firewall warning of possible privacy collection and one had a Trojan Horse (I use a hardcore firewall and A/V). Over 90% of LMS vendors had their sites available only in English; so the potential customer could not view it in any other language.

10 Best LMS For Small Business

ProProfs

million small businesses in the U.S., of all businesses in the country. So what can small businesses do to overcome these challenges? Establishing a culture of learning is one of the possible solutions. Watch: What is a Learning Management System. Blended Learning.

2010 LMS Products of the Year

eLearning 24-7

I include Learning Portals, LCMSs, as part of the mix. Social Learning – must have social learning functionality beyond just the standards FB like page, microblog, RSS feed, upload video, follow me thing, these are systems that either advertise themselves as SLMSs or have a significant strong set of SL features. That said, across the board for all Big Dog systems, their social learning functionality was weak. Made specifically for business.

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

How many of you have seen vendors respond to your questions? A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. Mobile learning – it might surprise you to know that 75-80% of all systems in the space, currently do not offer any type of mobile learning, the number goes up even higher for online/offline synch. Congrats, you are probably looking at less than 10 (based on my LMS directory which contains 475 vendors).

State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

For the past month, I have been conducting a survey on learning platforms and specifically learning management systems. . The data shows that what many vendors assume end users want is far from accurate. Too many vendors are focusing on talent/performance management as the next feature/component in their systems. On the total number of employees, over 44% were from businesses 500 or less employees. Do you have a LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform.

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. For vendors, they could make it happen and generate revenue. LMS/LCMS/Learning Portals (commercial & free), Social Learning stand-alone systems, hybrid system, content authoring tools, m-learning, web conferencing (already exists in many systems), virtual worlds, virtual meeting systems (already exists in some systems), marketplace exchanges (not affiliated with a system).

What’s hurting the LMS market

eLearning 24-7

Make no mistake, there are plenty of vendors out there who believe in the concept of focusing on features and forgetting about usability, under the guise that people would rather have lots of cool blinky things rather than usability. While this is a great concept for party decorations, it is not for a learning platform. There are a plethora of vendors out there, with blinders on. . Yet, many vendors are doing exactly that. E-Learning 24/7.

LMS News. Directory. Plus E-Learning Notes

eLearning 24-7

Several vendors have left the space, a few have entered. Vendors are hearing us and are making changes. More multilingual options to their web sites, trials and social learning. Newest Version – LMS/Learning Portal Directory. Added Demo Column (Y/N) – If the vendor enables you to view a demo of their product without having to register or provide any information upfront, it is identified as “Yes&#. Fear Factor: Vendor Pricing.

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LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

It was within these comments, that afterwords, I decided to expand a bit plus identify other areas that I see, LMS vendors must explore – which they have not yet done so, to re-energize themselves. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Majority of employees access a LMS or Learning Portal out of the workplace. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Social Learning.

5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

They are similar to what you see in your standard LMS, course content, learning paths, reporting – but it is not as robust (which is fine for some end users). One vendor with 750 users, priced out at nearly 24K a year; another close to 11.5K – thus depends on users is a factor. If you are an e-learning vendor exploring the SBM do not take them lightly, a few are slowly entering my 2nd trend. Marketplaces & Exchanges by LMS/Learning Portal Vendors.

It’s Demo Time

eLearning 24-7

You want to see a learning platform, but you don’t want to access the trial, first or perhaps you can’t. They fail to even clearly show their product, let alone present the product sans the standard PPT intro that comes with “learn more” about the solution. Yet, for many vendors that objective, comes at a price, you have to talk to them. For many vendors it is all about the phone call. We are all busy and have lots of things going on.

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SaaS vs custom eLearning solution: How to Start an Online Tutoring Business?

mysimpleshow

Is there someone out who would want to learn what you can teach them? If you have masters in the skills and want to teach and explore in an extensively profitable way, then be thankful for the online platforms which make it so easy to start your own online tutoring business. billion mark by 2020 and as per the forecasts of Research and Markets, the global e-learning market will grow over $325 Billion by 2025. How to start your own tutoring business?

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

I especially love it when it happens in the e-learning industry. Innovators and Risk Takers – emerging technology integrated, new ideas, pushing the envelope in what is possible in e-learning/social learning/m-learning, coming up with something that has never been done before – risk takers. When they hit stride, other vendors take notice and soon, the lemming revolution begins. An e-learning marketplace. E-Learning 24/7.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

HP Slate already is in the market, runs on Windows7, but targets the business market. LMS Vendors and Tablets Update. That said, why is this happening: A significant (over 90%) of vendors are holding off this year and at least part of next year from optimizing their solution to the iPad. But with LMS vendors jumping into the mobile learning sector, at least in some cases, it may be a tad misleading. LMS vendors who left the LMS space to focus only on TM.

Hidden costs of an LMS: What to expect

Matrix

The decision of choosing the right learning management system makes no exception. If you’re involved in getting a new LMS for your company, read on to learn about some of the most common hidden costs that usually — but not always — creep into the acquisition process. Remember, a full-featured LMS that can respond to all your organizational learning needs comes at a certain official price. Why don’t LMS vendors list every single cost related to their product?

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Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

HP Slate already is in the market, runs on Windows7, but targets the business market. LMS Vendors and Tablets Update. That said, why is this happening: A significant (over 90%) of vendors are holding off this year and at least part of next year from optimizing their solution to the iPad. But with LMS vendors jumping into the mobile learning sector, at least in some cases, it may be a tad misleading, especially with smartphones. LMS/LCMS/CMS Vendors.

7 Tips For Choosing An eLearning Portal

Academy of Mine

As a business owner, it’s your job to ensure that your team members possess the necessary skills to move your company in the right direction. The easiest way to achieve this feat is by making continuous learning a part of your work culture. What Is An eLearning Portal?

If you build it, will they come?

eLearning 24-7

People are busy and will scan the e-mail after opening it, to see if there is benefit for them and/or valuable information. Having something like, “Brand new LMS is coming&# – will not be as effective as, “WidgetWorld – A new learning experience – and the date&#. The value of e-learning is enabling people to bounce around and go to the area of the course or courses they want to focus on. E-Learning 24/7.

Customer Complaints, How to Avoid the Traps

eLearning 24-7

When it comes to the e-learning market, specifically the LMS space (and you can toss in LCMS, CMS, Learning Portals as well), there are a lot of traps that customers fall into and can’t get out. Sometimes it is a result of the vendor, other times it is a failure of due diligence on the part of the soon to be customer. The vendor’s salesperson tells you want you want to hear. I expect nothing less from the vendor. any E-Learning product.

Latest LMS Trends – The Truth is No Longer a Stranger

eLearning 24-7

The LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal market continues to be strong. In my latest directory, 393 LMS vendors – global, of which 34 or so are open source systems. In a market this size, and with so many vendors overly focused on the U.S. and not necessarily worldwide (which should be the case), there is bound to be those vendors who are seeking new opportunities. Acquiring another LMS or e-learning vendor. Social Learning Stagnation.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

eLearning 24-7

I mean ever&# , from a senior executive at a mid to large size vendor that has been in the market for several years. Across the board, a large number of vendors (from small to large) saw increases in their quarter numbers. Especially, when vendors released their 2010 final numbers and saw big increases from the previous year. A trend that is happening in the LMS market more so than in the other e-learning markets, is the failure to follow their path of success.

E-Learning Early Indicators

eLearning 24-7

That smartphones were the answer to mobile learning. Vendors were saying, lets “wait on those&# or “our customers are not requesting them, so we are holding off&#. Social learning? Apparently, the potential customers and even clients are speaking and those vendors are listening. Not just a few vendors, the industry as a whole. A significant number of vendors, reported higher revenue and sales numbers in 2010, then in 2009. 2 Mobile Learning.

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The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution.

5 Trends to Watch 4 n 2011

eLearning 24-7

They are similar to what you see in your standard LMS, course content, learning paths, reporting – but it is not as robust (which is fine for some end users). One vendor with 750 users, priced out at nearly 24K a year; another close to 11.5K – thus depends on users is a factor. If you are an e-learning vendor exploring the SBM do not take them lightly, a few are slowly entering my 2nd trend. Marketplaces & Exchanges by LMS/Learning Portal Vendors.

Extended Enterprise Learning: Can You Get There From Here?

Talented Learning

” As a specialist in extended enterprise learning technologies, I get it. Extended Enterprise Learning: We’re Not In Kansas Anymore. That’s usually how HR and training professionals react when stepping into the realm of extended enterprise learning. Many HR and L&D professionals are proficient at speaking native “organizational learning” language. Extended Enterprise Learning: Worth Going the Extra Mile.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

What always stuns me are vendors who state they know what their learners want, but in reality have no clue, because they themselves do not see the technology and its usage among the masses. The growing number of businesses leaving Microsoft Outlook to Internet e-mail is amazing. While there are a couple of vendors out there who have incorporated e-mail that can go to outside to people, rather than just within the learning management product, the overall space isn’t doing it.

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User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

The number one reason people leave their current system or purchase a different e-learning product? If I am a potential customer, I would expect nothing less to come out of the vendor’s mouth on their product and user friendliness. Nobody, if they want to stay in business. Learning Management Systems, LCMS, Learning Portals. If I am vendor, whose product is paid (i.e. The same with smaller size vendors. E-Learning 24/7.

How to Keep Your Cloud-Based LMS Software Protected

Your Training Edge

For any organization that relies on cloud-based LMS software for continual learning and development (L&D), cybersecurity should be a top concern. Luckily, most LMS vendors today offer cloud-based solutions with built-in safety features. When protected with reliable cybersecurity systems and protocols, cloud-based software solutions are no more vulnerable than an on-premise learning management system. Talk to your LMS vendor about back-up data storage.

Training & Development: How sensible is it to outsource?

Origin Learning

Why should businesses look at outsourcing training and development? A leading and fast-growing global provider of security and compliance management solutions chose Origin Learning Solutions as its e-learning partner to partially outsource its training and development activity in order to march ahead with its scaling-up operations.As you read, you will understand the rationale behind choosing an external learning partner.

TalentLMS brings home a plethora of training awards

TalentLMS

Every quarter and every year, software review sites and training-related organizations reward the best learning management systems. Among 634 learning management systems, TalentLMS got a 99% score on a user satisfaction score and an overall score of 9.8/10.

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Product Review: EasyGenerator Rapid Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

Vendor can create a component so you can push directly into your LMS, without having to upload it directly (extra cost). While a large number of businesses, etc. Even with a learning portal, many people have some type of database on the back end for tracking purposes. Worse, it does a disservice to a product that sees itself as a content authoring tool, not a hybrid learning management system. E-Learning 24/7. EasyGenerator.

Brand and White-Label Your LMS Portal: A Complete Guide

LearnUpon

And your learning management system (LMS) should be no different. A white-label portal in your learning management system that you can also brand might seem like a mere cosmetic thing, but it does so much more for your learners. Before you put your own stamp on your LMS, let’s go over exactly what it means to have a branded and white-labeled portal, the reasons to do it, and the ways you can brand your LMS. So, what is a branded, white-label portal in an LMS?

Your Bottom Line: 4 Ways to Pitch Degreed to the CFO

Degreed

Purchasing an enterprise learning solution like Degreed, is a high-consequence decision most companies only make once every five to ten years, so how do you justify the purchase of something like Degreed to your CFO? Improves learning team productivity . To see the complete list, visit 5 ways to curate learning with Degreed. Continuous learning is now a requirement for today’s workforce to stay competitive, but who has the time? Streamlines vendor management.

How to Create a Customer University with an LMS

LearnUpon

Setting up a customer university through a learning management system should achieve a few crucial things – be simple to use for admins and learners, scale your training process, and automate workflows. You don’t want there to be any barriers to learning. .

Checklist: 10 Tips to Prepare for Your LMS Demo

LearnUpon

That’s the typical length of a Learning Management System (LMS) demo. Once you’ve made a list of vendors that fit your basic needs and you’ve committed to sit in on a demo, you should decide who needs to be present. As an LMS touches many parts of the business, not just the team delivering the training, you’ll probably have a long list of stakeholders that could attend. Don’t forget, to let your potential vendor know who will be attending in advance too.

The Complete Guide to Making Your LMS Free Trial Work For You

LearnUpon

It’s sage advice to take before you make a big investment and it’s no different when choosing a learning management system (LMS). Most, if not all, vendors worth their salt will offer a free trial. I’ve learned the best ways to squeeze every opportunity out of a trial, and today, I’m passing these tips on to you to ensure you select the right LMS for your organization. Before you even start your LMS trial, many vendors offer a product demo.

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