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Learning System Awards – Reqs, Specs and Information

eLearning 24-7

I’ve been asked to explain the process, approach and criteria for the 2022 Learning System Awards and the 2021 Platinum and Diamond Picks. Learning System Awards. A few items I’ve learned over the years. And what can each of these do in the system?

Executive Roundtable – Learning Systems Execs Q/A

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Featuring top executives from a variety of learning systems. Systems that focus on Large Enterprise and Enterprise. Systems focusing on Small Business and mid-market. Example: Phil: T he Learning System Executives Roundtable. The First Time.

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Employees and Your Learning System

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What I learned though, was that half of them were residents of Tombstone and surrounding areas, who everyday/weekend, dress up in their old west best, and walk around. I learned that the locals, were using real guns). What is your backup process and how often do you back up the system?

Association Learning System Rankings

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The Association market is by far, IMO, one of the top three markets, that as a vendor, you should be in. Trade are businesses, from mom and pops to Fortune500. Typically for trade, you are providing training (some refer to it as education) to the owners of said businesses, and in many cases it might trickle down to the employees, depending on the type of vertical/industry the trade association is in. Rankings for Learning Systems. E-Learning 24/7.

Learning System Mkt. Forecasts

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In looking over the past 10 years of pricing data (that I have been tracking) when it comes to learning systems, there is a repetitive variable, ok,, variables at play. This line not only is continuing, but you can expect to see a lot more vendors reducing their price per seat/per year in the coming months. You are unlikely to see this in the setup fee (if a vendor charges), rather it will come in the form of seat pricing. If your system offers “classroom mgt.”

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?

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. But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think.

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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. RVSP NOW FOR THIS LIVE WEBINAR!

COVID19 and Learning Systems Trends

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In the learning system space, despite what you may have heard or read, or in some cases, read pre-pandemic for projections, for many of the vendors, it is equally rough in comparison to many other industries, regardless if they are brick and mortar or online only. Vendors found that if the customer was already in project mode (i.e. the system was being built or contract was signed), then they were moving forward. API fees reduced, some vendors waived.

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

Talented Learning

LMS vendors, I owe you a post. 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. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. How deeply do they understand my client’s business needs? REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW!

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. This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. Actually, this move toward specialization isn’t new – nor is it about learning technology, alone.

LMS Awards Just Got Better: A New Way to Celebrate Learning Systems Excellence

Talented Learning

So I’m not surprised when Talented Learning fans ask me when we’ll announce our annual LMS Awards. Why is this a good time to rethink the way we recognize learning systems excellence? We want to reflect those changes and provide more value to both learning systems buyers and sellers. Exactly 5 years ago, we opened the doors at Talented Learning. RSVP FOR THE DECEMBER WEBINAR! Introducing the 2019 Learning Systems Awards.

Meet The Talented Learning Center: What’s In It For You?

Talented Learning

At Talented Learning, we’ll recall this timeframe as a catalyst for our strategic reinvention. Our goal is to enable learning professionals to successfully buy, sell, implement, measure and improve extended enterprise learning systems and programs of all types.

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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7 Reasons Why You Need To Adopt A Unified Learning System

Upside Learning

That a unified learning system helps in creating a wholesome learning experience for your learners, and alleviates the administrative operations for your administrators has been established. However, if you are still bolting on different systems with a hope to create a (pseudo) unified system, or still aren’t convinced of adopting a unified approach to learning management, it’s time to open up your view and look at the reality of a true unified learning system.

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! Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap.

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 ?

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.

How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

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This post covers what you SHOULD NOT DO when buying any type of learning system, regardless if it is an LXP, LMS, Learning Platform, SEP, DLP or even any type of talent or performance management system (for the folks who are not looking at learning, but are looking at PM or TM). If you want to always pick the WRONG system, here is what you will always want to do. Top 10 Ways to Pick the WRONG learning system. at the vendor).

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!

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.

The Business of Learning

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Welcome to the Business of Learning. Wish to add an e-learning program and that LMS you keep talking about? E-Learning is not free. First, you purchase a learning system. Maybe you want to add another type of learning system to your system, creating a hub. Plan to continue to market the system to your employees or customers. Let’s say you want to purchase 3rd party content through the learning system’s marketplace.

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 learningvendor 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.

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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What should we do?

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Should I write a follow-up to a webinar that I co-presented whereas nearly 500 people attended, even though webinar and online meeting fatigue has set in? Should I write how EdTech scored a huge F this past year, with their continued believe that synchronous based learning is effective?

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 April 2018

Limestone Learning

Unfortunately that’s not always the case, but if you’re looking for some quick-hit training that’ll give you some great productivity ideas (instead of a sugar rush), check out the list of free webinars being offered for April. In this webcast, you’ll learn: The foundational communication principle to increase influence with others. In this webcast, you’ll learn: The truth behind what employers and employees each want and expect from a corporate learning program.

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!

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.

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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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.

Webinars: Past, Present and Future

Kapp Notes

Here are links to webinars past, present and future.not quite a Christmas Carol but. Description of the webinar:Today's classrooms can containing up to four different generations of students - each generation having unique motivators, learning styles, and technology preferences. I hope they had as much fun in the webinar as I did presenting and interacting with them. You can go to Kapp MATEC Webinar Search See the slides that were used for the presentation here.

A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

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I will go thru several areas for e-learning, not just learning systems, although by far, it will be the most, since a lot has happened in 2020. . that needed a system. The most effective way to learn is to a. Learning Systems . E-Learning 24/7 .

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. The learning systems market has become remarkably broad and diverse. In fact, nearly 1000 vendors are on our radar! RSVP FOR OUR JULY WEBINAR NOW! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW!

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.

Latest Takeaways from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

It has been a wild week from the acquisition of Saba by Cornerstone to the ability to compare systems in detail on FindAnLMS, to the Coronavirus and the usage of Microsoft Teams as part of the L&D experience. With more and more corporate entities telling their employees not to come into the office and/or do not do any business related travel, I am calling on Learning Solutions and ATD to cancel their trade shows for 2020. The Virus and Impact to Online Learning.

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