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Managed Learning Services – Time To Re-invent Your Training Function

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Managed Learning Service enables both purchase and administration of all training activities for a client organization by an external specialist (Managed Service Provider) in an outsourced mode. MLS Managed Learning Services

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. Let’s explore and then I’ll introduce you to some illustrative examples of how this “specialist” movement is expanding traditional LMS boundaries. LMS Specialists: Why Now? LMS Specialists: What’s So Special?

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Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

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I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Sahana Chattopadhyay Senior Consultant at Zensar Technologies What does a Learning Consultant do? What are some of the primary and secondary functions that a business expects from a learning consultant? I am interested in finding out if there are any defined set of tasks that a learning consultant would do to enable organizational learning.

LMS Vendor Eyes Only: 10 Tips to Boost Sales

Talented Learning

With almost 700 LMS vendors in the world, competition for every sales opportunity is fierce. years, I have leveraged that software sales experience as an independent LMS selection consultant. LMS Vendor Sales Tips. If you are a generalist, you will generally lose to specialists!

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

Talented Learning

These are mostly “specialist” platforms. They differentiate themselves not only through innovative functionality, but also industry-specific expertise, integration capabilities, professional services, accessible pricing and other unique characteristics. New year. New decade.

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

You may know me as an independent learning systems consultant. Six years ago I pivoted after 14 years on the front lines with two major commercial LMS vendors. Vendors: Read that market size statistic again and let it sink in.). Service Requirements. Cloud LMS Vendors.

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. Specialists are the new norm.

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LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. They’ve hit a wall with features that don’t accomplish what a vendor promised.

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Starting a Customer Education Program: What You Should Know

Talented Learning

As a specialist in this discipline, I’m seeing increased interest from organizations of all types, especially startups. ” Everyone provides their own version of training – from account managers and project leads to customer service managers and support reps.

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How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

With 13 years in LMS sales and now nearly 3 years as LMS selection consultants, we’ve been directly involved in $65,000,000 worth of LMS selling and buying. People often ask me, “What exactly should I expect from your LMS selection process and services?”

4 Corporate LMS Flavors: Which Do You Choose?

Talented Learning

If you’ve been following the news and analysis from Talented Learning, you know that the thriving 2016 LMS market is comprised of almost 700 vendors, whose solutions can be grouped unequally and imperfectly into corporate, academic, association and continuing education type LMSs.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous market research, our consulting interactions with countless LMS buyers and sellers and more than 20 years of experience we’ve accumulated in the learning industry. 12 LMS Specialists Are On Fire.

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.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

1) Specialists Steal Even More Spotlight. This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. LMS vendors aren’t just talking about what’s possible – they’re delivering. Specialists now rule the LMS world.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

17 Specialists Steal Even More Spotlight. Among the more than 700 vendors participating in today’s LMS marketplace, we continue to see a wave of learning solutions designed to solve “niche” business challenges.

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2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Not surprisingly, many continuing education learning systems vendors are specialists. As a result, continuing education system developers tend to build stronger partnerships with clients than corporate extended enterprise learning vendors.

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How to Choose Between an eLearning Agency, Freelancer or Full-time Employee

eLearning Architect

Contractor: An individual, sole trader or one man business who will devote themselves to a single client for a pre-determined length of time, usually 3/6 months or longer and will charge a day rate for their services. Starting an eLearning project is an intimidating task.

How to Find the Right Learning Management System

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To do that, you need the help of everyone involved in the process, which includes managers, IT specialists, learning and development staff, as well as the end-users of the learning courses. Consult your IT team about any technical issues that you are not sure of.

LMS Implementation: A Concrete and Tactical Guide

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It turns out that most of the delays in LMS implementation, no matter what platform is involved, occur when a vendor has not prepared a client or prospect ahead of time. OK, I can’t speak for all LMS vendors. Most sales professionals feel that their job is done after the close.

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The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Originally, many LMS specialists tried to compete head-to-head with the established giants of the talent management LMS world like Cornerstone , Saba , SumTotal , SAP/SuccessFactors , Oracle. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

Learning Analytics: Big Demand, But Bigger Challenges?

Talented Learning

But in today’s tight talent market, finding specialists with the right skill set can be time-consuming and costly. It’s imperative for learning specialists to develop stronger data fluency, so they can effectively frame metrics, manage data measurement and help interpret results.

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

Talented Learning

EPISODE 18 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Customer success has become an obsession among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. Or it could be the time it takes to realize value in a way that they couldn’t have without your technology or services.

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LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

It’s also because I’m a fiercely independent analyst and LMS selection consultant and it’s my job to know what’s happening among the hundreds of vendors who are pushing the boundaries of LMS innovation.

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Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

But since then a flood of new vendors have entered the market, thanks to the rise of cloud-based applications and other digital advances. Every time I think our database will soon be complete, new vendors pop up on my radar. Why does each vendor win new business opportunities?

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?” It helps to assign vendors to several clearly defined categories.

Are You Overlooking Today’s Hottest Corporate Learning Trend?

Talented Learning

After all, learning practitioners are widely known for saying they want to consult more deeply with business leaders, align with strategic objectives and even earn a seat at the executive table. In fact, many even offer free “getting started” levels of service.

Operational Risk Management in a Period of Disruption – Will Normal Programming Resume Shortly?

GRC Solutions

Will ‘normal programming’ resume shortly – as the television service message used to say? Peter Deans is a former Chief Risk Officer and industry leading risk management specialist.

Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

Talented Learning

EPISODE 21 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: As an independent learning systems consultant, I’m obsessed with finding the ideal solution for each client’s unique needs. I don’t cross paths with many other systems selection specialists.

5 Must-Have LMS Integrations for Commercial Training Companies

Talented Learning

As a learning technology analyst and consultant, I’ve been asked that question more than a few times. LMS vendors can provide their own technology to support these functions — and many do. What is the best learning platform for a commercial training provider?

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap. 21 Vendor Expansion and Consolidation Continue at a Brisk Pace. As 2019 begins, 762 vendors are on our learning systems radar – and new innovators are entering the fray all the time.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

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Here is some of the feedback I received, then and now: From Alveno Smith, eLearning & Development, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Information Technology Services. From Bob Cunningham, Training Specialist and Adobe Certified Instructor, Captivate, U.S. It was recommended to us by our vendor, Epic. From Mike Baker, Information Resource Consultant II. by Kevin Siegel.

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

At first blush, ecommerce seems easy, since most LMS vendors claim that it’s built into their system. And as it turns out, different kinds of LMS vendors specialize in each of these scenarios. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

On the brink with mobile– what learning executives say

Allison Rossett

Andrew Wolff, PWC’s Educational Methods Leader/L&D leader for their consulting group, is certain that they are doing what they must do: laying the groundwork for success: they’ve chosen and implemented a single mobile platform to be used globally, after having proven the concept with several pilot programs. We can’t have vendors in every meeting to explain things. Michael Glass, with years of leadership in financial services organizations, offered this example.

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Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Founding Director – The More Than Blended Learning Company): Clive Shepherd is a consultant learning technologist. He established his interest in interactive media as Director, Training and Creative Services for American Express in EMEA. The first was a growing realisation that, across the world, learning specialists wanted their expertise to be taken seriously and were concerned that they did not have the respect they felt their role deserved.

Why our Customers Love Customer Success

LearnUpon

Most LMS vendors haven’t invested in customer success. Delivering that service is a process that runs through the whole company. Customer support follows a familiar client-vendor relationship. Customer Success Specialist @LearnUpon.