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Do You Really Need That New Elearning Consultant? If So…

Spark Your Interest

So organizations everywhere are hiring elearning consultants to help them. But in the world of consulting, there are many nightmarish stories. Do you really need that new elearning consultant? Consulting War Stories. Including an elearning consultant.

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

Talented Learning

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. 2) Talent Management LMS Platforms Struggle With Extended Enterprise. New year. New decade.

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Extended enterprise training 101

eFront

This type of training is known as extended enterprise. What do we mean by extended enterprise training? What is extended enterprise training, exactly? Extended enterprise is training anyone who uses or sells your product or services. eLearning

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? Other Reasons to Embrace Extended Enterprise Learning. Why Is Extended Enterprise Learning Gaining Steam Now? Key Developments in Extended Enterprise Learning.

The Explosive Growth of Extended Enterprise Training

dVinci Interactive

After more than 20 years in the LMS industry, John Leh started Talented Learning, LLC as a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to all aspects of extended enterprise learning solutions. For organizations, learning solutions that extend beyond the enterprise are not focused on employee development but targeted to external audiences. There are many great examples of successful extended enterprise training ventures. eLearning Enterprise Learning

Extended Enterprise Learning Takes Center Stage

Talented Learning

Vendor by vendor, we evaluated solutions — absorbing everything we could find on our own dime. We thought LMS vendors were focusing more heavily on extended enterprise applications. Corporate extended enterprise learning is no longer just a nice-to-have. And business buyers want to know which LMS vendors are best at making it work. Anatomy of an Extended Enterprise Learning Platform. Measurable Benefits of Extended Enterprise Learning.

5 Mistakes You’re Making When Training Your Extended Enterprise

eFront

We’re talking about your vendors, reps, consultants, franchisees, and customers. Your extended enterprise allows your business to succeed because of a strong network of external partner relationships. When you provide these partners with extended enterprise learning opportunities, you’re improving their knowledge about your values, organizational mission, and the ins-and-outs of your products and services. 1) Treating your extended enterprise like your employees.

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. Here’s another important distinction: Because extended enterprise learners pursue training voluntarily, you’ll need appropriate psychology to attract, engage and support them.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Well, a lot is happening in extended enterprise learning and we want to touch on all the high points. Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap. 21 Vendor Expansion and Consolidation Continue at a Brisk Pace. As 2019 begins, 762 vendors are on our learning systems radar – and new innovators are entering the fray all the time. Most vendors excel in only one of these areas. 18 The Extended Enterprise Comes Home.

How an Extended Enterprise LMS Can Help You Train Multiple Audiences

SkyPrep

Most organizations have different types of audiences that extend outside of the business, known as an extended enterprise. In today’s very competitive market, organizations cannot rely just on their internal employees, they also need to rely on their extended enterprise to help reach their goals. This is why providing extended enterprise training is vital for any organization to remain competitive. . What is Extended Enterprise Training?

Everything You Need to Know About Extended Enterprise Training

eFront

Recently, corporate training has broadened its focus from business’ employees to also include those in the “extended enterprise”. In this post, you will become familiar with extended enterprise training and why your company needs to invest in it. What is extended enterprise training? Extended enterprise training refers to training offered to a business’ external partners. Hang on, there are solid reasons why you need to invest in extended enterprise training.

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. Keep in mind that I view the LMS landscape through an extended enterprise lens. And interestingly, now that volume-based SaaS licensing has energized the extended enterprise LMS market, employee training solutions are following suit. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant.

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2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. The cloud enables new LMS vendors to create and support one product that all customers use providing economies of scale in research, customer support and required investment capital. The LMS industry in 2015 now has hundreds and hundreds of viable vendor solutions. The 2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Winners . Learning management systems didn’t die.

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?” Primarily because employee educational goals, interests and motivations don’t apply to extended enterprise learners. The reverse is true also – there are many employee LMS features that are unneeded in extended enterprise applications. Say you’re a corporate extended enterprise buyer.

How to Create e-Learning Modules for Employees of Small, Medium and Large Enterprises 

Hurix Digital

In this blog we talk about How to Create e-Learning Modules for Employees of Small, Medium and Large Enterprises. This distinction is, in fact, all the more pronounced in the case of medium & large enterprises. Creating e-Learning modules for small & medium enterprises.

Are You Overlooking Today’s Hottest Corporate Learning Trend?

Talented Learning

Where in the World is Extended Enterprise Learning? But here’s what concerns me… Extended enterprise learning was nowhere to be found on the L&D “hot” list in 2019 – or in any prior year. Extended Enterprise Learning – Not Just for Big Companies Anymore.

INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

Organizations fell prey to the vendors of social platforms believing that technology could solve the problem. However, as organization after organization floundered in their attempt to enable enterprise collaboration and social learning, the phrase social learning took on a slightly desperate note. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

GEOFF STEAD – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: We understand that one of your key mandates while joining Qualcomm was to encourage adoption of mobile learning across the enterprise. We also worked with vendors to license and list their apps for all our staff. ABOUT GEOFF STEAD (Head of Mobile Learning, Qualcomm): Geoff Stead and his team at Qualcomm use emerging mobile technologies to explore, innovate and champion how they should be used to enhance learning, and working.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. The market clearly needs vendors who specialize in helping organizations efficiently move from one stage to the next – or through the entire migration cycle. • Offer a Path to Extended Enterprise Learning. As of today, they’re also in the extended enterprise learning business.

eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

This isn't the dumbing-down of the specification or possibilities it holds for the industry so much as it is the provision of accessible, entry-level ways to take advantage of xAPI as a stepping stone to providing deeper learning experiences across the whole enterprise. Here's the evidence:  Four leading courseware development tools have adopted the specification, putting the creation of xAPI statements within reach of the average elearning instructional designer/developer.

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9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. Dr. Partridge is an eLearning Evangelist for Adobe Systems.

Latest LMS Directory Plus August rankings for LMSs in EE space

eLearning 24-7

422 vendors. Consulting firms that build custom LMSs – not a fan of these guys, mainly because you never know what you end up with, especially on end of the day costs vs. estimates. Why has total vendors dropped? Rankings for the month of August for Extended Enterprise Systems . Extended Enterprise Systems. On a side note, I expect to be bombarded with vendors who say their system should be included in the rankings.

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. Many vendors get bent out of shape about losing sales opportunities on features and then dedicate too many resources on R&D. I’ve heard there are 700 LMS vendors.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Here was my assessment at that time: Docebo is an excellent option for your first or second internal or extended enterprise LMS. It can manage elearning, ILT, dozens of languages, social integration, gamification, virtual classrooms and ecommerce. Three years ago, this vendor was happy to gobble up even the smallest LMS customers who educated and sold themselves via a free trial. Extended Enterprise Ready Yes.

Must-Haves in Your eLearning Project Management Toolbox

eLearning Brothers

About five years ago I was part of a project team responsible for an enterprise-wide implementation of a learning management system (LMS). She was responsible for leading a core working team of about 12 people and consulted regularly with the ever-increasing group of stakeholders. She provided us with lists of deliverables and reminded us to submit documents and requirements to the vendor. Guest blog post by Liz Sheffield.

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? And why is open source gaining momentum as a foundation for extended enterprise learning ?

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. John helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal.

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Finally, I reordered the list to reflect the priorities of today’s extended enterprise market. This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. LMS vendors aren’t just talking about what’s possible – they’re delivering. Organizations are making purchasing decisions based on boldly redefined expectations, and LMS are vendors rising to those expectations.

E-LEARNING FORECASTS & TRENDS FOR 2014

Learnnovators

And, in the wake of this evolution, it brings about an immense growth opportunity for the entire fraternity (including vendors and tool publishers). eLearning Trends That Will Fizzle, Sizzle, or Simmer in 2014 : This post by Sharon Boller (of BottomLine Performance) lists her interesting e-learning predictions for 2014. Business of eLearning – Trends for 2014 : In this post, Manish Gupta (of G-Cube Solutions) presents his views on how the e-learning business will pan out in 2014.

Learning Analytics: Big Demand, But Bigger Challenges?

Talented Learning

When I stepped into the extended enterprise learning world 25 years ago, the concept of data-based decision-making was vastly different. For instance, although some BI dashboard vendors offer free trials, set-up and configuration costs have been known to reach $20,000 or more.

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

Web Design Techniques (Responsive/Adaptive eLearning Design). The year also witnessed Enterprise Mobile Store (from Qualcomm) – an innovative and inspiring concept that could encourage adoption of mobile learning across enterprises around the world. The emergence of more tool and consulting service providers to help clients integrate gamification into their business activities. What are your eLearning predictions for 2014?

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Among the more than 700 vendors participating in today’s LMS marketplace, we continue to see a wave of learning solutions designed to solve “niche” business challenges. Despite competitive pressure to keep price points lower, we expect licensing levels to continue drifting upwards, as vendors attempt to demonstrate value-add that differentiates their offerings. 15 Business Turns Up the Volume On Extended Enterprise Learning.

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

. In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors. The vendors were competing for two unique, extended enterprise LMS opportunities. Selling LMSs is very tough in 2016 because of the plenitude and parity of vendor options. The average five-year vendor bid for all licenses and services was $725K. Free Consult?

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

but after four years of nonstop blogging, webinars, research and reviews, we have attracted a following of tens of thousands of extended enterprise learning fans and practitioners from around the globe. When we started Talented Learning, there was no independent source of extended enterprise learning technology research, but we knew from experience that the need was real. How can you navigate the field of 700+ LMS vendors? 1 How to Succeed at Extended Enterprise Education.

The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. John helps organizations define their business case, identify requirements, short list vendors, write and manage the RFP and negotiate a great deal.

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. The nature of employees is also undergoing a deep change – from permanent employees to freelancers, contractors, vendors, consultants, and everything in-between.

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Starting a Customer Education Program: What You Should Know

Talented Learning

This means vendors spend more on marketing and sales to acquire a customer than they actually receive at the start of a relationship. 42 hours for passive elearning (no interactivity). As champions of customer education, our philosophy aligns with John Leh and the team of extended enterprise technology analysts at Talented Learning. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

Latest E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Each person who is working on the software, has no knowledge of the vendor’s software prior to. Email me with the subject “shootout&# and in the email write the name of the vendor. 124 vendors, inc. 1 of the 16 open source vendors that offers m-learning capabilities. 26/108 commercial vendors offer m-learning capabilities inc. Who do I like for LMS Vendors? That said, I went ahead and selected several vendors, that I like.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. They’ve hit a wall with features that don’t accomplish what a vendor promised. Previously, before a multitude of specialized solutions burst onto the landscape, LMS choices were limited to a handful of “one-size-fits-all” vendors. It happens at least once a week.

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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. When we founded Talented Learning five years ago, we set out on a mission to chart every corner of the extended enterprise learning landscape. That’s a long way from an employee LMS, an academic LMS – or even most corporate extended enterprise learning systems! Blue Sky eLearn. BLUE SKY ELEARN.