Latest in the Learning System Market

eLearning 24-7

Why, would a system that pushes heavily around the customer education/partner training segment, acquire a vendor who does the complete opposite? Valamis to me is a work-in-progress system. My system has LXP functionality/it’s an LMS with LXP. Learning Systems Hiring.

Recommended Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

T his post covers a list of systems that I’d recommend on any given day, that based on nearly 20 years of experience in online learning, and witnessing the trends, the duds, the promises and disappoints. What it isn’t – is a list of systems based on a 15 point criteria that I use for my Top 50 for 2020. That said, I will say to you, that before you just buy the learning system, please, please do due diligence on the system.

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

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.

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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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. Actually, this move toward specialization isn’t new – nor is it about learning technology, alone. For example: • CORPORATE LEARNING. 4) Customer-Focused Learning Systems Are on Fire.

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. Introducing the 2019 Learning Systems Awards.

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. Our trends lists reflect how learning systems buyers are actually driving innovation with their dollars!

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.

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. 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. Choosing to Learn: The Psychology of Customer Education.

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 ?

Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

Talented Learning

” Having participated in more than 200 learning systems evaluations , I’ve seen some monster misses. Configure spellchecker rules to support learning industry terminology: Your default version of Microsoft Word may not review capitalized words (like SCROM vs SCORM). For example, I deleted “leaning,” so I’ll see a flag when I enter that instead of “learning.” Tips for Learning Systems Vendors appeared first on Talented Learning.

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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? Join our free live April webinar and earn 1 CAE credit!

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.

Rules of Engagement: Hiring an LMS Consultant

Bluewater Learning

I am working with a client that has had their current learning system for about 3 years. It worked pretty well for them initially, but the system operations and the user experience have gotten progressively worse over time to the point that some significant work has to be done. One, they lack the specialized experience needed to overhaul their system and processes. This is an obvious situation where hiring the right consultant is the best approach.

Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

How to design a micro-learning system for your organisation in 6 easy steps

QuoDeck

Designing a learning system for any organisation is a critical task. Not to forget, coordinating and collaborating with different entities like Learning Consultant, Human Resources, IT and so on. Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting … The INCITE Micro-learning Framework – a step-by-step framework to help you design a Micro-Learning system for any organisation’s training need. Understanding the objective of the micro-learning system.

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.

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. Poor or no visual communication impedes learning.

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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).

You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. And if you’re like most learning decision makers I know, you’ve invested long days and weekend hours trying to keep up with your “day job” when you’d rather have been catching rays on a warm Caribbean beach. The amount of space you’ll need isn’t likely to exceed the free limit.

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.

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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. 2) Broader Reach : The combined customer base will drive stronger content, support, systems integration and technology partnerships around the globe.

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Free L&D webinars for March 2019

Limestone Learning

Friday, March 1, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT : Becoming Leadership Fit: Techniques to Build Your Leadership Strength, Flexibility, and Impact (Free for ATD members) Being leadership fit is about operating at your personal best—for you and those you lead. This webcast will help you navigate the crowded landscape, focus on the leadership development activities that will have the greatest impact, and learn how to incorporate them into your regular routine.

Free L&D webinars for November 2018

Limestone Learning

Regardless of your sector, job function or training requirements, you’ve probably noticed an uptick in learning opportunities—higher frequency, quicker learning bursts, delivered on the fly just in time. Monday, November 5, 2018, 8AM – 9AM PT: Shifting Your Talent Strategy to Focus on Fulfillment and Purpose (Free for ATD members) Imperative leads global research on purpose at work. Taken together, this speeds learning and strengthens the memory for learned information.

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. However, it’s not the instant slam-dunk that some vendors may want you to believe – especially for extended enterprise learning. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

Nowadays small and medium size organizations (SMEs), educational institutions, and independent consultants struggle to adopt an expensive eLearning solution. This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned!

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.

Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

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. Discover how to implement learning solutions to transform your teams.

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. So Many Learning Systems – So Little Time.

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

There are plenty of free webinars happening this October. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: 9 Things You're Doing Wrong with Video (Free for ATD members) Video has become the de facto medium for delivering employee training at scale. Join Panopto to learn nine things you may be doing the old way, why they're no longer necessary, and how updating your approach to video learning will enable you to maximize its value. Microlearning has nothing to do with learning.

Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

How Learning Tech Buyers Can Prepare for ASAE. ASAE is also the place to be if you’re interested in new association learning technology. So why not take an independent learning systems advisor along for the ride? WHITEPAPERS – Hype-free insights you can download anytime. AWARDS – Our choices for the Top 25 Continuing Education Systems in 2019. 2) How can you build a great online destination for learning? WBT Systems. eLogic Learning.

Microsoft Viva – The Answers you are Seeking

eLearning 24-7

Netscape was the dominant player, and while there were a couple of other browsers, everyone I knew used Netscape, and only used AOL when they could get 30 days free – (The CD). That is something called Viva Learning, which uh, is the main piece to the entire platform.

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. 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. And how can you minimize growing pains when demand for learning content increases?

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Throw out your learning technology playbook. 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. Are you in the learning technology or content business ? 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

1) What can associations learn about member education from other sources of professional development? Talk with consultants who’ve helped other organizations retool their learning programs. But associations are uniquely compelling because community-driven social learning is part of the association experience. However, they can digest learning content in short bursts. Will we be able to find a high-quality learning system? WANT TO LEARN MORE?

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. How does it improve learning analytics?

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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.

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.

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. REPLAY THIS FREE WEBINAR NOW!