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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.

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. 6) What does measurable learning look like?

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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.

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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. Interest in learning systems remains strong.

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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.

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. Learn More: Webinar Replay.

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? Exactly 5 years ago, we opened the doors at Talented 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. Top Learning Systems Trends for 2019. #21

Online Customer Training: Behind the Surge in Specialized Learning Systems

Talented Learning

Once considered a nice-to-have option for product and service providers, customer training is now considered a strategic necessity for businesses in every industry – and with good reason. After all, who knows more about a product or service than its source? WANT TO LEARN MORE?

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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. Here’s sobering proof: Recently, 2830 European startups were classified by industry tracking sites as “AI companies.” WANT TO LEARN MORE?

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. Factors like industry expertise, professionalism and culture fit also matter. What kind of value do you place on your technology and services?

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Bluewater Announces New Consulting and User Experience Services for the LMS Industry by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Bluewater Learning announces the launch of its new packaged consulting services, Bluewater Tune-Ups. The services. Learning Systems Managementsupport mid-market and enterprise clients and address areas such as governance, change management, user experience, UAT, blueprints, and roadmaps.

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

With more than 700 learning platforms on the market, how do you narrow the field down to the best learning management systems (LMS) for your association’s needs? Benefits of Working with an LMS Consultant. How LMS Consultants Help with Requirements Analysis.

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. As you may have read in my annual industry trends analysis , the pace of acquisitions and strategic equity investments has been accelerating for several years.

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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.

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. While following these stories of digital transformation, we’ve discovered many valuable tools and services that are available at no cost in response to Covid-19.

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. Even if you haven’t relied on a consultant for LMS selection , it’s critical to put an independent advisor on your side now.

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? For those who are e-learning developers, instructional designers (with the background to back it) or instructional technologists, I feel your pain. The latter shows real benefits, if it utilizes scenario based learning as its model.

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. Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition. Thought Industries.

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Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 32 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. I specialize in the software industry, so that’s what I know best. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

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?” So Many Learning Systems – So Little Time. Learning engagement platform.

Podcast 20: Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – With Donald H. Taylor

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 20 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 as an analyst , I need and want to understand everything that drives the business of learning.

Podcast 18: Driving SaaS Customer Success – With Samma Hafeez of Thought Industries

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 18 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. So you focus exclusively on the business of learning? Listen to the Talented Learning Show!

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A Life of Learning

CLO Magazine

Photo by Saskia Aukema Chances are, if you were to reflect on the times in your life that felt most fulfilling, you would recall that you were in the middle of learning. “If If you think about it, learning plays a role in all of that,” he continued. “I The Learning Revolution.

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? Most associations are naturally positioned to succeed with reinvented member education programs because they’re already widely known and respected in their industry.

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. How to prove customer learning success from your integration efforts.

LMS State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

Learning Systems. Learning Platforms. Learning Management Systems. Caribbean – Across the board, virtually every island is doing e-learning – not one truly stands out. Market with high revenue potential, yet has minimal competition – Content providers, B2B – unique angle – many systems do not understand the space, nor have a system that truly delivers what these markets need. Predictive Learning.

An Analyst’s Perspective

eLearning 24-7

We provide analyst services. You may have read or seen such statements on various web sites or information on profiles in Linkedin, but not everyone knows what an analyst is, what role they play in the industry, how vendors see them (for the most part) and how as an analyst and/or analyst firm can provide information to enable consumers to make an informed decision. At my firm, we provide advisory (for vendors), consulting (for consumers) and analyst services.

Franchise Training Realities: Learning to Slice the Bloomin’ Onion

Talented Learning

And as you can imagine, in an industry where turnover averages nearly 70% , educating employees across this franchise network is no easy task. Suddenly, the complexity of this learning challenge becomes mind-numbing for any large franchise , not to mention a smaller one.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Today is a banner day for extended enterprise education , because today we’re unveiling the new face of learning systems excellence – The 2019 Talented Learning Awards! Today we start with corporate extended enterprise systems. eLogic Learning.

What to Expect in a Channel Partner LMS

Talented Learning

Instead, you must draw them into your learning environment and give them a good reason to stay. As an independent learning tech consultant, I know it pays to choose a system that fulfills your unique partner training requirements. Customer service applications.

How Does Learning Affect Franchise Success? Measuring What Matters

Talented Learning

Tying learning initiatives to business performance has long been a challenge for organizations in every industry. Learning Measurement and the Franchise LMS. A specialized franchise learning platform is the linchpin in this quest to measure the business impact of training.

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 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. Regardless, they need to learn and learn fast.

Podcast Episode 4: Achieving Franchise Learning ROI – With Mark Anderson

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 4 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 solutions. Follow The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

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What if….? (E-Learning)

eLearning 24-7

What IF e-learning platforms incorporate/use blockchain? On the learning system or any online learning platform, would security be even better using blockchain? I’d say in some ways yes, but what will make it unsuccessful in our industry is the understanding of how it works and its benefits. Tell someone in the financial services about your system using blockchain, and watch fear show up. I wasn’t either when I came into this industry.