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

Talented Learning

Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. These days, the aim is to provide the best solution in a well-defined niche. Let’s explore and then I’ll introduce you to some illustrative examples of how this “specialist” movement is expanding traditional LMS boundaries.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

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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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. 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.

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

Talented Learning

Ever since cloud technology burst onto the scene a decade ago, hundreds of new learning solutions have entered the market. These are mostly “specialist” platforms. Access Group Acquires Unicorn, UK’s Leader in Learning Technology Solutions. New year. New decade.

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. And interestingly, now that volume-based SaaS licensing has energized the extended enterprise LMS market, employee training solutions are following suit.

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

Talented Learning

RFPs help buyers get organized, formalize requirements, evaluate vendors logically, create a historical record and show vendors you are serious. It also includes instructions on how and when vendors should submit a response. How much time should we give vendors to respond?

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INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

Don’t we WhatsApp or message our not co-located peers for the latest proposal, solution, client inputs? Organizations fell prey to the vendors of social platforms believing that technology could solve the problem. The truth of the matter is that a platform is not the solution.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. As a result, we should be ready to help organizations adopt virtual learning solutions and integrate them into their workflows. Here are five ways you can make a difference now: • Emphasize Strategic, Short-Term Solutions. What exactly should you do to choose the best solution?

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

As learning technology analysts, we’ve been following the rise of cloud-based learning systems, and the hundreds of developers who have entered the market with highly specialized LMS solutions. Gone are the days when one learning solution was expected to “do it all.”

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. Clive is a Director of The More Than Blended Learning Company, which works alongside its clients as trusted partners, building their capability to design, develop and deliver effective and efficient learning solutions. You need to see the proof – not in terms of claims made by vendors but by impartial third parties.

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

G-Cube

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.

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. The association decided to replace its inadequate open-source learning solution with a modern association-oriented LMS.

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.

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.). And they usually prefer commercial solutions.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

I have now formally reviewed 125 of the potential 700 learning management solutions available in the world. 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. 75 LMS Vendor Profiles.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Although the list isn’t exhaustive, it is based on my experience with hundreds of LMS solutions I track and dozens of recent purchasing opportunities I’ve managed. 1) Specialists Steal Even More Spotlight. Specialists now rule the LMS world.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Specifically, today we focus on top learning and certification solutions used by trade and professional associations , mission-driven non-profits, commercial training providers, trade schools and subject matter experts. So naturally, we want to emphasize these solutions first and foremost.

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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. Do you even know if an LMS is the best solution?

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The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

This difference between optional and compulsory learning is why organizations often set-up “rogue” solutions to serve external audiences. They want to either: Replace their LMS entirely with a solution that serves multiple audiences, or. Extended Enterprise Specialists Roll Into Town.

Breakthrough eLearning: The Three Rs: Rants, Raves, and Reflections

Breakthrough eLearning

This collection of articles by training and development specialists was edited by Elliott Masie of the Masie Center and published by Pfeiffer. Scott Sutker, Hewitt Associates - Successful training vendors view themselves as business partners not salespeople.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

” At every turn, new issues, opportunities and solutions have been vying for the market’s attention. We explore real-world solutions in-depth with one of today’s foremost gamification experts, Dr. Karl Kapp. Do you even know if an LMS is the best solution?

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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?” But who has time to sort through such a massive, complex haystack in search of the ideal solution?

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.

5 steps to getting started with Immersive Learning

STRIVR

While many vendors use the word “partnership,” at Strivr, we throw ourselves behind it. Strivr’s solutions team is made up of solution consultants, instructional designers, Immersive Content Specialists, and project managers.

5 steps to getting started with Immersive Learning

STRIVR

While many vendors use the word “partnership,” at Strivr, we throw ourselves behind it. Strivr’s solutions team is made up of solution consultants, instructional designers, Immersive Content Specialists, and project managers.

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. These are not kitchen sink solutions.

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

eLearning Architect

We probably understand these terms in our own way, so let me provide a quick breakdown of how I would describe each before we drill down into the meat of the article: Agency: A company with several employees, who creates custom eLearning solutions for clients.

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?

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. All of these solutions are proven and reliable. Perhaps it’s just me.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

Since then, we’ve seen an explosion in the number of modern LMS vendors, and in enthusiasm for strategies and technologies that help organizations educate customers, channel partners and other external audiences. How can you navigate the field of 700+ LMS vendors?

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. But there are definitely viable solutions. LMS vendors can provide their own technology to support these functions — and many do.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. When faced with so much complexity, how can you choose a solution with confidence?

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

GRC Solutions

Risk managers and internal stakeholders should be urgently seeking to identify any suppliers, vendors or third-party business partners that have been impacted and/or may be encountering financial stress. GRC Solutions resources. appeared first on GRC Solutions - USA.

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.