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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.

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. Of course, no vendor can innovate effectively in all areas at once, so each chooses matters most in its niche. When smartphones first took the business world by storm, talent management vendors created apps with limited functionality to cover for browser interfaces that weren’t mobile-responsive.

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eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Megan Torrance      In my  previous xAPI article  I pointed to the emergence of "geek-free tools and platforms" as the hallmark that xAPI is beginning to achieve main-stream status. 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. eLearning xAPI

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9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts


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.

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

Talented Learning

But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. And as vendors focus more heavily on gaining market share dominance, buyers should prepare for further M&A confusion, uncertainty and disruption.

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eLearning 24-7

Video streaming. ” With this question invariably you will receive a lot of responses from vendors touting their own product. Charging you for a custom domain (thankfully the vendors who are offering domains are slowly pulling away from charging). Vendors pay to be included in this directory. eLearning Atlas is a tad confusing. This is why you see the LMS list which has more than 600 vendors.

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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?

Digital Video: 10 Ways to Experience Modern Learning Live and On-Demand

Talented Learning

But now video-centered training is going mainstream, thanks to the rise of modern cloud-based learning platforms , high-speed wireless networks, connected mobile devices, social media channels and live video streaming standards like WebRTC. Here are some of the most popular ways organizations are improving learning experiences with live video streaming and on-demand content: 1) Virtual Online Meeting Tools.

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.

How an Extended Enterprise LMS Can Help You Train Multiple Audiences


Extended enterprise training refers to the training of external business partners that contribute to the success of the business, such as customers and partners, specifically vendors, resellers, and consultants. Partner training: This is the training of resellers, dealers and agents, franchisees, and consultants to make them more knowledgeable on your offering to help drive more revenue for the organization. eLearning Extended Enterprise Uncategorized

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

We’re not exactly poetic, but we do create a stream of carefully crafted written content. Since then, we’ve seen an explosion in the number of modern LMS vendors, and in enthusiasm for strategies and technologies that help organizations educate customers, channel partners and other external audiences. How can you navigate the field of 700+ LMS vendors? As an LMS analyst and consultant, I hear that question all the time.

Which Learning Content Trends Matter Most to You?

Talented Learning

This approach is often criticized for lack of content portability when switching LMS vendors. However, vendors are reducing this risk with automated content migration capabilities. Vendors in this space include Litmos , Thought Industries , Northpass , eCoach , aNewSpring , Knowledge Anywhere , Mindflash , Velpic and a growing list of others. EasyGenerator CEO Kasper Spiro says he sees content creation shifting from elearning specialists to subject matter experts.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Even if these new little cloud vendors offered more elegant features, they were not built to run in large-scale enterprise settings, so the chance of gaining a foothold was slim. Recognizing the futility of direct competition, specialty LMS vendors learned to focus on a particular audience, industry or other factors where they now claim competence and fight for customers in that niche. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Not surprisingly, many continuing education learning systems vendors are specialists. Because continuing education providers often look to technology vendors for hands-on guidance, these learning solutions usually come with professional services that are much more extensive than standard implementation and administrative support. As a result, continuing education system developers tend to build stronger partnerships with clients than corporate extended enterprise learning vendors.

40+ of the World’s Best Sales Training Programs to Get Your Team Into Shape

Sales Hacker

The Harris Consulting Group. The company’s training solutions aim to transform sellers into sales professionals who can orchestrate the desired outcomes for both buyers and vendors. Promising high performance through cultural and behavioral transformation, Cohen Brown provides specialized consulting and training services. Consultant-led onsite training. 37) The Harris Consulting Group. Selling as consulting.

Custom Learning Experiences: Next Commercial Training Trend?

Talented Learning

Technology and vendors are constantly changing, so each new buying cycle involves a steep learning curve. If you choose a weak learning platform, you’re jeopardizing revenue streams and long-term business viability. Yet many LMS vendors who serve other market segments say they are also a strong choice for commercial training because they offer a shopping cart and checkout functionality. I may in fact be obsessed with learning technology.

Associations: Should You Move to a New LMS for Continuing Education?

Talented Learning

It also means that independent learning technology consultants like me are enjoying pretty good job security these days.). Over the last five years, cloud computing and integration technology advances have enabled association LMS vendors to develop solutions that uniquely support professional development in member-based organizations. Offer pricing that appeals to diverse audiences, while optimizing your revenue streams.

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. And business buyers want to know which LMS vendors are best at making it work. You can also sell training content and certifications directly to create new revenue streams. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

One of those opportunities was with SpongeUK , where I explained how LMS innovation is helping businesses create new revenue streams. This contrasts with what many vendors call a cloud LMS. For vendors, the advantage of a true cloud model is that it’s easier to maintain, easier to support clients and all enhancements are built on a common piece of code that works for everybody. The lines are blurring between elearning and ecommerce.

On the brink with mobile– what learning executives say

Allison Rossett

That’s how I described the status of mobile learning in an article in eLearn magazine ten months ago. When San Diego State University (SDSU) colleague Jim Marshall and I surveyed more than a thousand educators in companies, agencies and universities about their eLearning practices, they reported reliance on traditional eLearning approaches, like scenarios, virtual classrooms, and online assessments. We can’t have vendors in every meeting to explain things.

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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 Video Capture and Streaming. via The eLearning Coach. via The eLearning Guild.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

EPISODE 22 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUESTS: How can membership organizations strengthen their market position and drive additional revenue streams by offering professional education ? JEN: That’s where our consultant Carla Downing came in. Who are the vendors? In addition, we offer traditional elearning courses that look like a PowerPoint deck with voiceovers and assessments and those types of things. WELCOME TO EPISODE 22 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

Continuing Education Providers: What’s Your Recipe for LMS Success?

Talented Learning

Support for live streaming video events and instructional sessions is also on the rise. Where to find the most reliable LMS vendor intelligence, and. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience. If you’re a continuing education provider, I bet you know just how sweet the market is. By some estimates , continuing education (CE) represents a whopping $47 billion of formal training spending in the U.S. alone.

Webinars are better, but not yet best

Allison Rossett

I did this by tracking the twitter stream, #closym. A researcher reported that the keyword, webinar, was searched more often than the keyword, elearning. People are seeking information about webinars more often than they are drawn to elearning. And for the audience, it’s not a bad way to look into an idea or vendor. Elearning, on the other hand, is not limited. Elearning is various, with webinars, in fact, serving as one form of elearning.

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Kineo Insights Webinar: The Truth About Open Source – a conversation with Sakai’s Executive Director

Learning Visions

Cost (55%) Avoiding vendor lock-in (40%) Ability to customize (70%) License flexibility (35%) Other (20%)? This pressure on support vendors works in the customers favor. Moodle has a central team that works out of Moodle HQ – works more like a proprietary software vendor in that sense. And that the revenue stream is stable. Moodle stream is safe – given # of users and # of businesses. Director Worldwide eLearning Adobe Systems Click here to register.

Webinars are better, but not yet best

Allison Rossett

I did this by tracking the twitter stream, #closym. A researcher reported that the keyword, webinar, was searched more often than the keyword, elearning. People are seeking information about webinars more often than they are drawn to elearning. And for the audience, it’s not a bad way to look into an idea or vendor. Elearning, on the other hand, is not limited. Elearning is various, with webinars, in fact, serving as one form of elearning.

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CRM-LMS Integration: A Smarter Choice for Customer Education

Talented Learning

The study also indicates that at least 64% of customers use products more after they participate in elearning, virtual instructor-led training, classroom training or on-site training. 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. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

The Learning & Development Podcast: Induction That Works With Ross Stevenson


Those two streams have worked very, very well in allowing the relationship to be built earlier between those two people, and actually strengthen that. The Learning & Development podcast is hosted by our Chief Learning Officer David James.

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. Or more so the technology behind it, which is on-demand streaming (video). Thoughts on the eLearning Course.

The Must-follow Project Plan For A Successful LMS Implementation


You’ve done your research, identified your organization’s needs, vetted LMS vendors, and negotiated the best price. ?ow So, it’s best to ask your vendor for help concerning the various setup elements that you may need to consider beforehand. We consult clients on a multitude of different topics and a wide range of software proficiency. Invest in high-quality eLearning content.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

This webinar will examine 10 must-have inquiries in detail—including video storage and search to LMS integrations, live streaming and more—as well as the state of current technology and implications for future capabilities. Monday, April 24, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Performance Consulting: What Is It and Why Do It? Performance consulting is a process designed to achieve business results by maximizing the performance of people and organizations.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. According to an eLearning Guild survey conducted in 2007 , 18% of respondents in corporate settings reported using Moodle. Last week in Madrid, I worked with Moodle consultants who have extended the system and install it in major corporations. At least you have a choice of vendors to do the work.

Tips for Small L&D Departments: An Interview with Emily Wood

Convergence Training

Learning and development professionals, including elearning developers, have to wear many hats. But it’s even more true for L&D/eLearning professionals who work in small learning development departments. This article is an interview (in text and video format–scroll to the bottom for the video version) with Emily Wood, who is her own “elearning department of one” at a non-profit based in Portland, Oregon. eLearning Training

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. My experience is mainly in development of self-paced eLearning for the corporate market.) In the December 10, 2007 edition of The eLearning Guilds Learning Solutions magazine, Reuben Tozman (President and founder of edCetra Training ) gets into this topic in The Next Generation of Instructional Designers. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

How to Design Programs Around Outcomes, Unlock Flipped Classrooms, and More with Course Launcher Ellen Martin


Ellen has a lot of experience with course creaton, serving course creators, and elearning in general. Lots of experience with course creation, serving course creators, elearning in general, and even a unique vision as a child into serving education in interesting ways and how that’s evolved. ” I typically find that, in the process of building this website and consulting with them, we totally revamp their course and make it more outcome-based.

2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best

Talented Learning

Vendors can’t buy their way onto these lists. In fact, there is no cost to participate and no way vendors can influence the outcome directly. We won’t even confirm if we’re considering a vendor for recognition. Most importantly, we aren’t swayed if a vendor is offended by their position (or lack of position) on the final list. Feedback from current and former employees of these vendors. Blue Sky eLearn.


Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

In years past, the same dozen or so vendors competed for all the LMS market share. Nearly every vendor earned its bread and butter by selling to employee-minded buyers in HR. That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers. We have spent the last three years meeting more than 125 vendors — learning who they are, what they do, why they are unique, and who their customers are.