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You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. You’ve likely endured heated internal discussions, unwelcomed vendor surprises during demos and unforeseen contractual confusion. Now is the time to clear your mind of negative thoughts about the selection process, your colleagues, the vendor or anything else that might stand between you and a positive mindset.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

This whitepaper assists you in understanding the pieces involved with the eLearning puzzle, from the basic requirements to the pros and cons of various options. If you develop it yourself, there are many issues to consider regarding the necessary skill sets, tools & technology, and outsourcing and teaming with experienced vendors. This will probably cost less than hiring an outside vendor and may give you more control over the project.

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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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Stop Evaluating Training!

Upside Learning

"So how do you evaluate the success of eLearning that you create?" " As a learning solutions vendor, I’ve been asked this question countless times and have also encountered it in many an RFP. Proving the effectiveness of training and showing ROI is no walk in the park and still keeps L&D up at night. Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model has long been the holy grail of training effectiveness measurement to businesses. eLearning

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. And just like you, they’re trying to assess the situation, define their needs and prioritize effectively. Almost all learning solution vendors believe that a trade show presence is essential to build brand awareness and find new customers. How effective is that system?

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. These buying organizations are working with us as LMS selection consultants to define their learning technology requirements, identify the best vendor options and then conduct a formal proposal-based buying process. It starts when you misunderstand a vendor’s pricing strategy.

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. But if you need direct guidance at any point, feel free to contact me to request a preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. What does effective customer training look like? When to issue an RFP (or not).

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. It can manage elearning, ILT, dozens of languages, social integration, gamification, virtual classrooms and ecommerce. Three years ago, this vendor was happy to gobble up even the smallest LMS customers who educated and sold themselves via a free trial. Docebo LMS is designed to support straightforward learning and elearning scenarios — easily. It supports both formal and informal learning effectively.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

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. Over the past decade, as the LMS market ballooned from 12 to 700+ vendors, consolidation became inevitable.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Of the 15 episodes we produced this year, these three sessions attracted the most listeners: #3 Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – with Donald H. And how can learning professionals develop truly effective microlearning experiences? All sessions are designed for business-minded training professionals who want to use learning systems more effectively. But successful programs depend on effective pricing and packaging. When to issue an RFP (or not).

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3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Typically, this is done through a “Request-for-Information” (RFI) process or through a “Request-for-Proposal” (RFP). Ensure you have some clear evaluation criteria you want to test each system for and prepare a way to document this effectively while you are going through the demo. Implementation costs by the vendor or related third party. System integration costs by third party vendors with other systems. Costs for consultants hired to support the project.

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LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. With more than 20 years of LMS buying and selling experience, our CEO and Lead Analyst, John Leh , is an expert at defining business cases, identifying requirements, shortlisting vendors, developing and managing RFP processes, scripting vendor demonstrations and negotiating the best deal on a learning solution. Fill out the form below to contact us for a free preliminary consultation.

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. With more than 20 years of LMS buying and selling experience, our CEO and Lead Analyst, John Leh , is an expert at defining business cases, identifying requirements, shortlisting vendors, developing and managing RFP processes, scripting vendor demonstrations and negotiating the best deal on a learning solution. Fill out the form below to contact us for a free preliminary consultation.

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Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Effective Time Management Techniques to Teach Your Employees In today’s complex world, we have more and more distractions and demands on our time, so it’s extremely important to master techniques of time management to make the most of a resource that is not renewable, never repeats, and is limited each day. In this webinar the facilitators will provide effective time-management techniques for you and your employees: The truth about multi-tasking.