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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. The spectrum of services that are offered by a Managed Service Provider includes Training Administration, Vendor Management, Strategic Sourcing and Training Delivery. MLS Managed Learning Services

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.

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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? As an LMS selection consultant , I’ve had a front-row seat in the rapid shift toward specialization. LMS Specialists: What’s So Special? LMS Specialists: Noteworthy Examples.

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. Along the way, I have seen more than 100 salespeople from multiple vendors compete to win legitimate business opportunities. To win, an LMS vendor must vanquish a minimum of 4 to 20 others and be the only one left standing – with each and every new customer.

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. When smartphones first took the business world by storm, talent management vendors created apps with limited functionality to cover for browser interfaces that weren’t mobile-responsive. 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. Previously, before a multitude of specialized solutions burst onto the landscape, LMS choices were limited to a handful of “one-size-fits-all” vendors. It happens at least once a week.

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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. “We’re providing white-glove service by customizing everything.” Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

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. Through practical, front-line experience, we’ve identified the information and steps that are most effective in defining requirements and formulating a short list of highly qualified vendors for any type of learning management scenario. Its “members” include approximately 1000 community service organizations.

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. Now hundreds and hundreds of LMS vendors compete in the corporate market. These vendors range from global software conglomerates to tiny, regional cloud startups.

Instilled’s parent company, LTG, reinforces position as Strategic Leader in Digital Learning in 2021 Fosway 9-Grid™

Instilled

LONDON, UK–Instilled’s parent company, Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), a provider of services and technologies for digital learning and talent management, has been identified on the 2021 Fosway 9-Grid for Digital Learning as a Strategic Leader.

Gomo’s parent company, LTG, reinforces position as Strategic Leader in Digital Learning in 2021 Fosway 9-Grid™

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LONDON, UK–Gomo’s parent company, Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), a provider of services and technologies for digital learning and talent management, has been identified on the 2021 Fosway 9-Grid for Digital Learning as a Strategic Leader.

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. Market demand has grown, along with the number of vendors, business uses, integration points and related feature sets — and with good reason. 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. Many vendors get bent out of shape about losing sales opportunities on features and then dedicate too many resources on R&D. I’ve heard there are 700 LMS vendors.

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. Organizations are making purchasing decisions based on boldly redefined expectations, and LMS are vendors rising to those expectations. Specialists now rule the LMS world. – Find vendor intelligence you can trust.

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. Other specialists leverage their expertise in a particular sector by combining their industry know-how with technology to deliver compelling learning applications. Among the vendors to watch are Axonify , Canvas, Litmos and PlayerLync. #10

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Not surprisingly, many continuing education learning systems vendors are specialists. Because continuing education providers often look to technology vendors for hands-on guidance, these learning solutions usually come with professional services that are much more extensive than standard implementation and administrative support. Vendors must have participated in executive briefings and/or buying opportunities we’ve managed.

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. Technology Bias - Most agencies will have a preferred process for creating content and an arrangement with certain software and LMS vendors to sell their products, which isn't necessarily the best option for the client.

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.

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. You should figure out the answers to each and write them down, so when LMS implementation time rolls around, your LMS implementation specialist can get your settings configured quickly and easily (and answer any question you might have). OK, I can’t speak for all LMS vendors.

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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. Even if these new little cloud vendors offered more elegant features, they were not built to run in large-scale enterprise settings, so the chance of gaining a foothold was slim. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

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. If you are not sure if the LMS that you are considering can accommodate video or audio files or allows for a blended approach, for example, you can contact the vendor to get the answers. Consult your IT team about any technical issues that you are not sure of. Research the LMS vendor.

Free L&D webinars for January 2021

Limestone Learning

Join Olu Burrell, CEO of Olu Burrell Consulting, for a session where you’ll: Learn the Three Value Proposition , a framework for aligning your values to your career path no matter the conditions. This is true around new hires, new services and new market conditions.

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9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

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After a survey with my marketing, sales, and custom training services teams, I can identify what were most frequently identified as 2017 trends. Those future trends include Spontaneous Learning Systems (SLS), Intelligent Mentoring Systems (IMS), and highly personalized learning services. For our industry to stand above the noise, we need to think of ourselves as service providers. She is a Learning Strategy Consultant for Usable Learning.

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.

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. In the post-sales phase, we help organizations realize value from their investment in our technology and services by driving measurable behavioral change, growth and operational transformation. 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

If you’ve ever crossed professional paths with me, you know I’m willing to talk learning tech shop with anyone — vendors, buyers and practitioners– anytime, anywhere in the world. Every day I meet new experts and exchange ideas about what’s good, bad and ugly in the world of learning technology. Hardly a week goes by when we don’t discover a new learning platform vendor, or hear about new tools that challenge traditional training methods.

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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? As independent consultants , we help organizations figure out what they need from a learning technology standpoint, and then match them with the specialized LMS that makes the most sense for them.

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.

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?” With the resulting increased executive exposure, business impact, not cost, is the key factor in vendor selection. It helps to assign vendors to several clearly defined categories. We understand why LMS vendors want to differentiate their platforms.

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. But I focus on learning solutions, while you focus on the rest of the association software ecosystem… Also, like you John, I don’t derive any income from software implementation, training and support – although I think those services are very important.

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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.

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. Those who could afford to integrate or modify an employee LMS typically relied upon the software vendor’s professional services team to develop the required integrations one-by-one. 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?

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

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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.

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. Popular vendors in this space include Cornerstone OnDemand, CrossKnowlege , Degreed , EdCast , eLogic Learning , Media Defined/NetExam , OnPoint Digital , PeopleFluent , Saba , Skilljar and Totara.