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LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

RFPs help buyers get organized, formalize requirements, evaluate vendors logically, create a historical record and show vendors you are serious. It also includes instructions on how and when vendors should submit a response. Why should we take time to create an RFP?

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State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

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? Confusion leads to flushed in terms of causation that some vendors in their infinite wisdom have decided it is better to jump one way than stay the course. I know of one vendor who has a review checker and it works quite well.

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Show Me the Money: Building a Rock-Solid Business Case for E-Learning


If you are working with e-learning vendor-partners, you should get some great strategies from them that fit within your budget.) Again, this is something that your vendor-partners can help you craft. E-learning We Listen, Consult, Solve

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3 Major Misconceptions about ELearning


In most cases, this is the result of key decision makers in companies not fully understanding the concept of elearning, and instead buying into the benefits based on the sales pitches they hear from vendors.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

As I get deeper and deeper into the industry, I’m more convinced than ever that “focus” is the key LMS technology trend of today’s winning vendors. Unfortunately, it is too easy for LMS vendors and buyers to get lost in the “me too” feature race and fail to see the forest for the trees.

Our Top 10 Picks to Keep You On Top


To counter, organizations should be shifting toward solutions that allow workers to create new knowledge. This report is a simple, clear analysis of what learning technology vendors are offering. L&D is an ever-evolving world and staying on top of it all can be a monumental task.

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AI-as-a-Service: The Next Big Thing in Business Tech?

Talented Learning

Amazon , Google , IBM and Microsoft are major players in the AI-as-a-Service race. They see how AI is creating value for their competitors and they know they need AI to meet growing customer expectations. ” This will create complex security issues that can’t be ignored.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Imagine creating a dynamic, intelligent learning infrastructure that engages your far-flung workforce, wherever those individuals may be. In corporations, audiences are not created equal. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

5 Must-Have LMS Integrations for Commercial Training Companies

Talented Learning

As a learning technology analyst and consultant, I’ve been asked that question more than a few times. Employee learning platforms were created to support mandatory compliance training and talent development. New group or category created.

Learning Solutions Series: Web Conferencing Solutions Not Just for Meetings Anymore


Among them are big names such as Cisco’s® Webex® (32.5%), Citrix’s® GoTo™ products (15%), and Microsoft’s® communication tools (11%). New services in other areas, such as mobile and social collaboration, are disrupting the web conferencing market and creating additional competition.

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

Talented Learning

And as always, if you want to discuss your learning technology needs with an independent advisor, I’m happy to conduct a free preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. (To via Microsoft Teams. Best Resources For Creating Live Virtual Training Now.

Global LMS Functionality: Do You Speak the Language?

Talented Learning

LMS vendors offer this capability. There’s another truth about being a global LMS — it’s tough and usually impossible for learning platform vendors to fake. Integration with customer relationship management (CRM) software such as or Microsoft Dynamics.

Hey LMS Santa!

eLearning 24-7

Why are LMS vendors racing to the Enterprise space and leaving others behind? ” And thus, the vast increase of vendors targeting Enterprise. Worse or better depending on your perspective, an increase of vendors focusing on 20,000 or more (internal), no less. .

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Consider an Accessibility Consultant.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Creating courses and training plans is easy. The admin interface makes it self-explanatory to create content with built-in tools or by importing existing content files. Ability to create teams and brands.

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Consider an Accessibility Consultant.

GE TV: Craig Weiss on the Future of the LMS and Authoring Tools Markets

Growth Engineering

At E-Learning 24/7, Craig acts as an eLearning analyst, advisor and consultant for buyers and suppliers alike. Where LMS vendors are falling behind the trends. Vendors know the prices already, so they can give you a ballpark estimate of what it would cost. One vendor, that’s it!

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

If you develop it yourself, there are many issues to consider regarding the necessary skill sets, tools & technology, and outsourcing and teaming with experienced vendors. Options and Strategies for Creating your Own Training Content. In this case, you will need to create your own instructional content. Regardless of specific design and instructional approaches, there are many decisions that need to be made as to how you will create custom courseware.

What to Expect in a Channel Partner LMS

Talented Learning

As an independent learning tech consultant, I know it pays to choose a system that fulfills your unique partner training requirements. That’s one reason why you’ll want to create groups of users whose individual profiles can be dynamically updated as needed.

The Value of a Virtual Academy

CLO Magazine

When Microsoft needed a more efficient way to deliver education to its global finance function, it tore down the classroom walls and created a flexible, Web-based learning model. Prior to 2008, when it came to employee development, Microsoft held a subsection of course offerings in person twice a year in a centralized location in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and one in Asia-Pacific called Learning Weeks.

CRM-LMS Integration: A Smarter Choice for Customer Education

Talented Learning

This is particularly important for software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and other online subscription businesses, where it’s relatively easy for customers to research and switch to other vendors. Think Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, EMC, Red Hat and Hubspot.

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

True, mobile apps are harder to create and to support but the value derived from an installed app proves far more beneficial and powerful for the typical enterprise customer, especially those looking to support their own defined workforces versus a broad general audience… Near Bullseye. a.k.a.

How a Performance Support System Can Boost Employee Productivity

Epilogue Systems

It’s been two months since you trained on a new software solution and now you can’t recall how to enter vendor invoices. According to research by the consulting firm McKinsey , knowledge workers spend almost 20 percent of their day searching for and gathering information. In fact, a Microsoft study found both search abandonment and re-querying were common when users were seeking help in its Office product.

Cut the Clip Art Clutter


If you’re using Microsoft Clip Art Online , it’s easy to search by style. Just click on the style link to automatically search for all clip art images created in that style. Again, use the keywords field to help narrow your search on the vendor’s site.

How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces


He helps us get a glimpse of the suite of interesting employee apps his organization has created for performance support (for onboarding, increasing productivity, and providing information on company culture). As part of this, the consultancy recommends six considerations for app development.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. Organizations that have been creating e-learning for a long time, to improve their processes. My frustration stems in part from the fact that as eLearning development tools have become more powerful, and in other cases weaker, eLearning design has suffered on the altar of creating learning faster and cheaper. ABOUT JOE GANCI (President, eLearningJoe, LLC).

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

Talented Learning

One vendor told me that their platform works well and everybody likes the gamification experience, but the content that clients create is sometimes off-base, so the learning experience doesn’t jell. Create vague content. WELCOME TO EPISODE 27 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2011

mLearning Trends

True, mobile apps are harder to create and to support but the value derived from an installed app proves far more beneficial and powerful for the typical enterprise customer, especially those looking to support their own defined workforces versus a broad general audience. It is time once again to ponder the research, extrapolate on recent experience, and attempt to read the tea leaves so we can predict the future of enterprise mobile learning in 2011.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

mLearning Revolution

digital compass, gyroscope, audio, dual cameras, bluetooth, proximity, etc), we will actually create better learning experiences on mobile as compared to what we have today through desktop eLearning. I love Mobile and everything that it represents.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

Microsoft in India, just hires content development managers, whose core skill sets is ID, but their role turns out to be that of a vendor manager and content reviewer, as Microsoft (in India) outsources elearning work to 3rd parties.

Microlearning improves employee training programs


A study conducted by Microsoft recently revealed that, in 2000, the average attention span of humans was 12 seconds. What people need to know hasn't changed, but how they learn it has," Deloitte Consulting Director Jennifer Stempel told Workforce.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions


Duplicates were removed, vendor ballots were nullified as well as votes without a verifiable company domain address (ex.: You can literally begin creating your courses in minutes. >> Mobilize your workforce with knowledge, speed, and flexibility to create a more empowered, productive and engaged organization. >> The environment gives learning professionals full and self-service options for creating stimulating, measurable and secure online events.

Grabbing Your Trainees with the Right Picture


There are several sources for free images, but I usually start with Microsoft Office Clipart because the options are plentiful and the image vendor is tagged in the photo – in case I want to blow my entire $1.50 The quickest way to achieve that look is to create a color palette based on the inspiration image from step 3. Just define your inspiration color and, viola – Kuler creates a complete color pallet for you. Creating a Custom Theme in PowerPoint.

How to Become a Learning Organization (An Interview with Michelle Ockers)

Convergence Training

So it was about people working together, using that collective knowledge and learning to build capabilities and that that creates results that they care about. So they’re setting it up to create a space that can be used for business meetings and for socializing, right?

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Learning & Development

Convergence Training

Stella is the owner of a learning consulting firm called Paradox Learning. She started in academia, from there she to the government and then to the private sector, and for the last five years she’s been working as a learning consultant at Paradox Learning, her own company.