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Learning System Buyer’s Guide

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The problem today is when you surf the web, you see all these guides written by content marketers, not experts in L&D or training or learning systems or even e-learning. Always check out the learning system, ask the right questions (which is in this guide), drill them.

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Top 100 Learning Systems 2021-22

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The List represents learning system vendors from around the world. Sales Enablement Platforms? Learning Suite? A Learning Platform in general? Training Management Platform? Skills specific platform? Skills Metrics/Measurement Platform?

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Coming Soon – Skill Platforms from your Learning System Provider

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Until yesterday, I had no idea this even existed, and only learned about it (a learning experience) from an Uncommon Goods catalog. Skills in Learning Systems, that are not like or may be similar to a skills platform – Confused yet? and Learning.

The Learning Systems to Watch in 2022

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I see a lot of learning systems in any given year. Each of them, declaring themselves as a “star”, as a shining representative of outstanding learning or training or some combo of the two. I believe there are plenty of learning systems out there, waiting to be found.

More Learning System Awards for 2021

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I mention all this, because there is always plenty of items to talk about in the e-learning space, and for this post, all around those wonderful learning systems. Learning is a cash cow in the e-learning industry. 1 Learning System for Customer Education.

Latest in the Learning System Market

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Why, would a system that pushes heavily around the customer education/partner training segment, acquire a vendor who does the complete opposite? Valamis to me is a work-in-progress system. My system has LXP functionality/it’s an LMS with LXP. The vendor helps out.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2021

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For those new, each year, I publish what I see will be the top 10 systems for the coming year, based on a set of criteria (which will be listed shortly). When a system says they are forward-thinking, a roadmap really comes into play. Learning Systems is an umbrella term.

The NexGen Learning System Rankings for 2021

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Here is mine to you, actually it is not a gift, it is the Top 10 NexGen Learning Systems for 2021 . NexGen Learning Systems 2021. Every system says they are NexGen. Adaptive learning doesn’t mean you are NexGen. Skills mapped to content/courses.

Executive Roundtable – Learning Systems Execs Q/A

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Featuring top executives from a variety of learning systems. Systems that focus on Large Enterprise and Enterprise. Systems focusing on Small Business and mid-market. Example: Phil: T he Learning System Executives Roundtable. The First Time.

Learning System Awards – Reqs, Specs and Information

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I’ve been asked to explain the process, approach and criteria for the 2022 Learning System Awards and the 2021 Platinum and Diamond Picks. Learning System Awards. A few items I’ve learned over the years. Content curation? System Types.

Let the Rants Begin – Learning System Edition

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I merely note this because a few times a year, I look at the e-learning industry, with a heavy dose towards the learning system space, and then a few droplets on other e-learning solutions. Why pay for folks who are not using the system? Microsoft Viva Learning.

Learning System TrailBlazers – Who’s Next?

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This past week on LinkedIn I wrote about four trailblazers in the early days of the industry, learning systems – and what made them special (one has since hit speed bump), and four who trailblazed and then hit a major speed bump into, well, lost their way. Learning though?

Association Learning System Rankings

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The Association market is by far, IMO, one of the top three markets, that as a vendor, you should be in. Thus, you provide content for the member – i.e. owner of business, and often training content for the employees. . However, a professional association may also allow companies to be members too, and sometimes, there are vendors who are members referred to in the industry as “associate members” (but the vernacular can be different).

Learning System Mkt. Forecasts

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In looking over the past 10 years of pricing data (that I have been tracking) when it comes to learning systems, there is a repetitive variable, ok,, variables at play. This line not only is continuing, but you can expect to see a lot more vendors reducing their price per seat/per year in the coming months. You are unlikely to see this in the setup fee (if a vendor charges), rather it will come in the form of seat pricing. But, it comes down to the content.

Learning Systems and Services: Insider Tips

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Even with recent industry consolidation, more than 1000 learning systems are available in today’s global marketplace. And no two systems are alike. But successful buyers know that strong vendor services are at least as important as any feature checklist item.

Recommended Learning Systems

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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.

Employees and Your Learning System

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What I learned though, was that half of them were residents of Tombstone and surrounding areas, who everyday/weekend, dress up in their old west best, and walk around. Would they want content/courses assigned to say only the Wyatt Earp lookalikes or for anyone who is a gunfighter? (I

Expect 2 C in Learning Systems 2021

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I mean, when you consider that “communities” in learning systems are roaring back (although in all honesty, they never left), as though it is some whiz and wow thing, having a “2” to represent “two” and “C” to represent “see” isn’t so outrageous is it? . COVID and Learning Systems. And you would think, that every learning system in the world, would realize that. E-Learning 24/7.

Types of Learning Systems

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The notion of types of personalities, aligns in some ways with types of systems, in that there is a lot of leeway in terms of what it actually means, with some folks saying this, when in fact it is that. . There is no better place to see this then our fine world of e-learning, which was devised to be an umbrella term for everything that is well, online learning. An LMS thus is under e-learning. e-learning. e-learning. Micro-learning platforms?

Learning System Award Winners 2019

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Ed McMahon is not back (he’s dead after all), but in his honor, and without you having to buy an overpriced magazine, I present you with early award winners in various learning system categories, for 2019. . But first… What is a Learning System? Because of the size of the market and split out of types of systems, it made sense to create an umbrella term and then place the main four types of systems under said umbrella. . E-Learning 24/7.

Suite Dreams – The learning system in the future

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Making predictions about future technology can be a perilous business, but, in the case of learning technologies, there is reason to expect a degree of predictability about the next few years at least. . Learning Systems: Where are we going? As needs change, so systems change.

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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.

Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

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I note this, because this post covers my new Learning Systems RFP Template , which includes the latest NexGen Tier 4 feature sets. Simply speaking the systems are becoming extremely similar, with only minor differences. When see the template you are going to be like “this is a lot of features and categories, no vendor will complete all of this.” Vendors who gripe, clearly have never experienced a 10 page or more RFI/RFP (and high page RFPs are common). .

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Learning System Forecasts 2019

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Who would have guessed that VR would be on wobbly ground in the corporate learning space for the majority of verticals? Who would have seen that Amazon is working on a commercial LMS, which based on the background of the person running Learning Products, doesn’t really point towards an LMS like you know the term actually means (I’ll get to that shortly)? Based on some exploration, it is clear to me they have a couple of routes to go in terms of the system.

NexGen Learning System Grid 2018-19

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To the 2018-19 Learning System Grid,identifying the Leaders, Risers, Steady and Slow vendors for NexGen functionality. . For this year’s grid, an additional vendor was added per group (last year it was five per grid). NexGen Functionality Tier 2 (Not every vendor has all of these items, just an fyi). As a vendor you may say to yourselves, “Hey we have 100% of NexGen Tier 1 and 40% tier 2, how come we are not here?” E-Learning 24/7.

Top 50 Learning System Rankings (#39-#21)

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Once again the same criteria as the previous rankings, which you can find here and unless otherwise specified you can find every system on my learning system search engine platform, FindanLMS. I strongly recommend that if you reach out to any of these vendors, you want to have a demo first and foremost. There are systems on FindAnLMS, where you can request a demo by a quick click of a button, regardless, go demo first when talking to any vendor.

Top 85 Learning Systems for 2020

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It does seem like such a large number, but when you realize that there are over 1,300 learning systems around the world, 85 isn’t such a big number. People always inquire why I like one system over the next, and how their system (if they are a vendor) is not on the list or if a customer, how the system they purchased is not on the list. And is one that is often overlooked when folks are considering a vendor. Machine Learning is all the Rage.

Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

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” Having participated in more than 200 learning systems evaluations , I’ve seen some monster misses. But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think. Sounds obvious – but you’d be surprised how many vendors ignore requested input. As a vendor, you can demonstrate leadership by seeking clarification. LMS buyers don’t evaluate software vendors on product features and functionality, alone.

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Extended Enterprise Learning Systems: Shifting Into High Gear

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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. What Makes Extended Enterprise Learning Such a Smart Move? Other Reasons to Embrace Extended Enterprise Learning. Why Is Extended Enterprise Learning Gaining Steam Now? Key Developments in Extended Enterprise Learning.

NexGen Tier2 Learning Systems

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A year ago I wrote about NexGen functionality in any learning system. The reason behind it was simply that so many vendors pitch they are NexGen (often referring to it as Next Generation), when in fact, they are not. Moving forward isn’t just mimicking what another platform is doing OR matching some commercial consumer entity in design (i.e. If there was any learning system that screams going NexGen it is them. . Learning Ecosystem Overdrive.

NexGen Learning Systems T-Grid 2019-20

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Nowadays every learning system vendor out there will tell you their system is Next Generation or some nuanced spin that goes towards NexGen. The problem is that for most of the systems, it just isn’t the case. 120 is a perfect system. Machine Learning.

When those not in L&D or Training are overseeing your learning system

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What if Mollie, the head of customer service is designated to provide learning to all the employees, because the head of HR just fired err laid off the entire L&D department, including the person overseeing it? HRIS is overseeing the learning system. As a vendor.

Talent Development Platforms – R Here

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Jus t when you thought there couldn’t be any more niche segments in the learning system space, I’m sorry to say, “nope, there is one more.” ” But this new segment, while niche today, by 2025, will be the second biggest segment in the learning system space.

Best Learning Systems by Country (2018)

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Last week, I had a post on LinkedIn, whereas I noted by country and continent (not all) the best learning system. Reasons include that the country itself does not have a system based there, I am still reviewing multiple systems in that country or it is difficult to identify a system based on say, country challenges – an example would be China, whereas it is difficult to see a system based there (beyond say Hong Kong). eLogic Learning (YES).

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2018

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The sun is setting and the only thing on my mind right now, is the Top 10 learning systems for 2018. 10 Cornerstone Learn – Heyo! Across the system though it is still a mixed bag, some nice, some improvements needed. 9 SumTotal Learn – UI/UX is strong. System now comes with 80 courses (titles were unavailable to me during this post). 8 Learn Amp – Learning Engagement Platform that has the functionality you expect to see in other LEPs.

The Latest – Talent Development Platforms

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Back in January (2021), I wrote about the Talent Development Platform market and how I identified what is a TDP, among other items. In March (2021), I identified where the Corporate Learning System marke t is heading, including the identification of three groups that will define the segments.

Degreed vs EdCast TXP vs Fuse – Battle 2.0

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Three systems. A repeat, in the sense, that a year ago, the debut battle between these vendors, occurred. It was and still is, one of the most popular posts, and since the systems have changed, it is only fitting to bring about a second battle to compare each vendor to one another.

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

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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. In other words, I’m most interested in learning solutions designed for business customers and channel partners, association members, continuing education participants and the public-at-large. 1) Are you seeing a shift in demand for LMS platforms ?

Learning Systems for 2018 (11 to 15)

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But it is day two of the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018. Really a wonderful system. On my 24 point learning environment (as in 24 functions in an LMS), they scored with a 23 (only missing drag and drop dashboard). One feature I loved in the compliance section, learners who achieve CPD credits offline, can upload them into the LMS and combine with those acquired in the system. A learning engagement platform that lands as the number two LEP in the LEP market.

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

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Back by popular demand, the top 50 Learning Systems for 2019. 17th, will cover the Top 10 systems. Every vendor, with the exception of Blackboard (who is coming soon) can be found on FindAnLMS.com , my learning system search engine platform, an independent and trusted source to search, compare and engage with vendors in the learning system space. We built our platform to mimic an LMS. . 42 Persona Learning Management.