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LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

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Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil? A Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. Shopping without an RFP may seem faster, easier and less complex, but your selection process will be subjective and loaded with assumptions that increase risk. Clients expect me to help them avoid RFP missteps.

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Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

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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? When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

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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.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

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” 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. 1) Specialists Steal Even More Spotlight. This new “specialisttechnology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. Specialists now rule the LMS world.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

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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?

LMS Vendor Eyes Only: 10 Tips to Boost Sales

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I know because I spent 13 years selling learning management solutions. years, I have leveraged that software sales experience as an independent LMS selection consultant. If you are a generalist, you will generally lose to specialists! Minimize “Boiler Plate” Errors – You wouldn’t believe the boiler plate copy-and-paste mistakes I see in formal RFP responses. It also leads to irritated LMS selection consultants with elephant-like memories.).

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

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I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges. Many LMS owners are frustrated with the limitations of their current learning infrastructure. No wonder learning professionals began to hate their LMS ! That means you have a good chance of finding a learning platform that fits your particular needs. There are 700+ learning technology vendors today, many of whom offer specialized solutions.

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Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

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That’s because the learning management systems market has never been stronger or more diverse. LMS specialists of every size, shape and focus continue to enter the space with impressive new capabilities. Buyers see exciting ways to rethink their learning infrastructure, while incumbents are being challenged to up their game. That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers.