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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? RSVP FOR THE APRIL WEBINAR NOW! Other Reasons to Embrace Extended Enterprise Learning. Key Developments in Extended Enterprise Learning.

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! Top Learning Systems Trends for 2019. #21 REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW!

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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 directly affects learning technology buyers and sellers. Replay the webinar!

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. Keep in mind that I view the LMS landscape through an extended enterprise lens. Interest in learning systems remains strong. RSVP FOR OUR SEPTEMBER WEBINAR! 2) How is innovation moving learning systems forward?

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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. Finally, I reordered the list to reflect the priorities of today’s extended enterprise market. Here’s my latest snapshot from the front lines of the learning technology space: LMS Trends Update. Actually, this move toward specialization isn’t new – nor is it about learning technology, alone.

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

You may know me as an independent learning systems consultant. I learned a lot during those years. 10 years ago we would occasionally cross paths with corporate LMS buyers who were evaluating commercial systems side-by-side with open source platforms.

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.

3 Levels of Extended Enterprise LMS eCommerce

Talented Learning

One of the most important differences between an employee LMS and an extended enterprise LMS are the ecommerce capabilities. An extended enterprise LMS is designed from the ground up to sell content to individuals, organizations and even through reseller networks.

Online Customer Training: Behind the Surge in Specialized Learning Systems

Talented Learning

With results like these, it’s no wonder why customer training platforms are one of the hottest segments in today’s learning systems market. WATCH THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW! Until a few years ago, customer training platforms didn’t even exist as a separate segment of the learning management system (LMS) market. They actually evolved from employee-focused learning systems that were introduced nearly 30 years ago. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW!

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 ?

What Costly LMS Selection Mistake Should You Avoid?

Talented Learning

Steer Clear of This Common LMS Selection Mistake Are you looking for a new learning system to support an expanded training agenda? With so much at stake, many people tell me they’re interested in best practices for choosing learning systems.

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Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Extended enterprise compliance isn’t a one-way street. It can help make the extended enterprise compliance process much easier to navigate. Extended Enterprise Compliance Use Case. RSVP NOW FOR THE JULY WEBINAR! To verify that their certifications are up-to-date, rig workers typically carry tools that are tied to one or more compliance databases – either an ID card that can be swiped for status checks or a mobile learning and tracking app.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. The “Extended Enterprise” Worldview. What exactly do we mean by the term “extended enterprise” ? Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees. EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES. Ask a learning tech analyst.

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!

Software Demo Tips: What Works? Ask an LMS Selection Consultant

Talented Learning

If you subscribe to this blog , or listen to our podcasts , or attend our webinars , you probably think of Talented Learning as a free source of fiercely indeperndent information for LMS buyers and sellers – but that’s only part of our story. We actually earn our living by providing comprehensive learning software selection services. For nearly 5 years, our consultants have been on a mission to help extended enterprise LMS buyers make better purchasing decisions.

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

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. 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. New year.

LMS Planning: Is Your Learning Ecosystem Future-Proof?

Talented Learning

At least that’s what it feels like in my world as a learning systems analyst and consultant. During this timeframe, the pace of digital transformation has accelerated across the technology sphere – especially in learning. RSVP FOR OUR MARCH WEBINAR!

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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. They are “known” by the system and they must comply with mandated training assignments. RSVP FOR THIS LIVE MAY WEBINAR! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW!

Attraction Marketing Tips For Extended Enterprise Learning Success

Talented Learning

A few months ago, we asked nearly 100 learning professionals to finish the question: “Attracting new or returning external learners to buy or consume content is…” 42% told us that above all, attraction marketing for extended enterprise learning is difficult. As an analyst and consultant who focuses exclusively on extended enterprise learning, I hear these concerns all the time. 1) Map Content to the Learning Journey.

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.

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 learning – vendor executives, consultants, customers and more.

Partner Training: What’s the Best Advice I’ve Heard?

Talented Learning

Nearly 3 years ago, I launched The Talented Learning Show podcast with one mission – to shine a practical light on the tools and techniques that move extended enterprise learning forward. Naturally, as an industry analyst and consultant, I have my own ideas.

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

Talented Learning

It’s hard to believe nearly two years have passed since I last shared tips for selling learning systems. This year, in addition to launching “The Talented Learning Show” podcast, writing 20 in-depth articles, hosting 5 webinars and developing several commissioned industry reports, we’ve been up to our eyeballs in an endless series of comprehensive LMS selection assignments. Selling learning systems is never easy.

Customer Education Systems – Best of Best

eLearning 24-7

I’m referring to every analyst/consulting site that uses “Grids” in whatever format – design wise to identify top systems is this or that category. Sure, we can do it”, it is a system poised to break thru. white label and it looks like the system).

How Can Your Association Build a Successful Learning Program? Top Tips

Talented Learning

As an extended enterprise education consultant, I’ve heard some fantastic ideas over the years – especially from learning practitioners and innovators who talk with me on The Talented Learning Show podcast. ” RSVP FOR OUR SEP WEBINAR!

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! Top 3 Webinars of 2018.

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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. 3) What About Extended Enterprise?

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Free L&D webinars for May 2020

Limestone Learning

We’re getting creative about how we communicate, sourcing new tools and strategies, and more than ever now, leveraging online learning. This month’s crop of free webinars offers tons of hints and suggestions for our new modes of work. In this webinar, with Jim Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.,

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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.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Throw out your learning technology playbook. So let’s start with the elephant in the room… RSVP FOR OUR APRIL WEBINAR! How Will the Coronavirus Shape Virtual Learning and Work? Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. How effective is that system?

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.

Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 23 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. But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ? Tune in now as I explore this topic with Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer of Totara Learning , a market-leading open source LMS pioneer.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

As fiercely independent learning systems analysts, we’re not rock stars in the traditional sense, but we are rocking out some hits of a certain kind. We don’t perform on a live stage to sell-out crowds, but we do produce thought leadership webinars that attract hundreds of global attendees. 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.

Free L&D webinars for July 2019

Limestone Learning

If you could use some ideas, there are plenty of free webinars on everything from learning principles to design tips to career management. Over her career, she’s successfully produced events, created/delivered presentations to groups of 2 to 2000, managed people and projects (local to enterprise), designed/produced and facilitated learning (digital, virtual, live), led a Human Resources department, and coached students, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Webinars

Learning Events: 10 Ways to Level Up Your Content Programming

Talented Learning

And with the arrival of innovative virtual learning technologies like live streaming and webcasting, many associations are racing to offer continuing education in a variety of new forms. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! Katie May Grier – Senior Learning and Data Analyst at North Carolina Association of CPAs ( NCACPA ), an organization devoted to ensuring competence, civic responsibility, and success among the state’s accounting professionals. RSVP FOR OUR JULY WEBINAR NOW!

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. 1) When does it make sense to hire a software selection consultant? The learning systems market has become remarkably broad and diverse. RSVP FOR OUR JULY 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. 2) Does the level of implementation difficulty depend on the system you choose? REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW!

Are You Overlooking Today’s Hottest Corporate Learning Trend?

Talented Learning

But I’m beginning to think that an astonishing number of L&D practitioners aren’t paying attention to today’s most promising organizational learning trend. A Top Learning Trend Hidden in Plain Sight? RSVP FOR OUR FEBRUARY WEBINAR. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW!

Franchise Training Realities: Learning to Slice the Bloomin’ Onion

Talented Learning

RSVP FOR OUR MARCH WEBINAR NOW! Suddenly, the complexity of this learning challenge becomes mind-numbing for any large franchise , not to mention a smaller one. How Learning Systems Support Franchise Training. One of the best ways franchises can leverage a franchisee’s investment is by relying on a specialized learning management system (LMS) to deliver training at scale. Join our March webinar! Learn from real-world examples!

CRM-LMS Integration: A Smarter Choice for Customer Education

Talented Learning

Over the past decade, businesses large and small have widely embraced customer relationship management systems (CRM) , thanks largely to the remarkable rise of the world’s most popular cloud-based CRM, Salesforce.com. However, in recent years, many of these organizations have also integrated Salesforce with their learning management system (LMS) of record. I could count on one hand the systems focused on some form of extended enterprise education.