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Extended Enterprise Learning Systems: Shifting Into High Gear

Talented Learning

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? WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

When you look at the list below you might wonder why we’re not calling this our 2019 Book of Learning Systems Trends. Well, a lot is happening in extended enterprise learning and we want to touch on all the high points. In fact, this guide is like the learning systems landscape, itself – deep, broad and multi-faceted. Our trends lists reflect how learning systems buyers are actually driving innovation with their dollars!

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

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.

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. Last month, I published a mid-year learning technology trends update. Keep in mind that I view the LMS landscape through an extended enterprise lens. Interest in learning systems remains strong. 2) How is innovation moving learning systems forward? WANT TO LEARN MORE?

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Finally, I reordered the list to reflect the priorities of today’s extended enterprise market. 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. For example: • CORPORATE LEARNING.

Online Customer Training: Behind the Surge in Specialized Learning Systems

Talented Learning

With results like these, it’s no wonder why customer training platforms are one of the hottest segments in today’s learning systems market. Until a few years ago, customer training platforms didn’t even exist as a separate segment of the learning management system (LMS) market. They actually evolved from employee-focused learning systems that were introduced nearly 30 years ago. Choosing to Learn: The Psychology of Customer Education.

Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Extended enterprise compliance isn’t a one-way street. It can help make the extended enterprise compliance process much easier to navigate. Extended Enterprise Compliance Use Case. In fact, the total cost of weak contractor compliance management is much more than just penalty fees – especially when noncompliance leads to extremely expensive operational disruptions or delays. It may not be easy to manage, but it is essential.

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. The “Extended Enterprise” Worldview. What exactly do we mean by the term “extended enterprise” ? Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees. EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES. Ask a learning tech analyst.

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

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. Based on my work as an independent advisor to learning tech buyers and sellers , I’ve outlined 16 key extended enterprise learning trends and related predictions. Certainly, other factors are shaping the extended enterprise landscape – and we’ll dig into those as the year unfolds. Absorb Software Acquires Cloud-Based Learning Tech Company, ePath Learning.

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?” Primarily because employee educational goals, interests and motivations don’t apply to extended enterprise learners. They are “known” by the system and they must comply with mandated training assignments. Say you’re a corporate extended enterprise buyer.

Podcast Episode 5: Learning Systems the Dairy Queen Way – With Chris Shanks

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 5 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can benefit more fully from modern learning systems. On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. Follow The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Throw out your learning technology playbook. How Will the Coronavirus Shape Virtual Learning and Work? Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. Are you in the learning technology or content business ? 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

As fiercely independent learning systems analysts, we’re not rock stars in the traditional sense, but we are rocking out some hits of a certain kind. but after four years of nonstop blogging, webinars, research and reviews, we have attracted a following of tens of thousands of extended enterprise learning fans and practitioners from around the globe. And how can you minimize growing pains when demand for learning content increases?

Are You Overlooking Today’s Hottest Corporate Learning Trend?

Talented Learning

But I’m beginning to think that an astonishing number of L&D practitioners aren’t paying attention to today’s most promising organizational learning trend. A Top Learning Trend Hidden in Plain Sight? We’re bombarded with “learning trend” headlines from all corners of the industry. Even our own Lead Analyst, John Leh, gets in on the action with annual learning trends commentary of his own. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

CRM-LMS Integration: A Smarter Choice for Customer Education

Talented Learning

Over the past decade, businesses large and small have widely embraced customer relationship management systems (CRM) , thanks largely to the remarkable rise of the world’s most popular cloud-based CRM, Salesforce.com. Most Salesforce users rely on this powerful software-as-a-service suite for its original purpose – centralized management and tracking of customer and prospect account information. How to prove customer learning success from your integration efforts.

How Does Learning Affect Franchise Success? Measuring What Matters

Talented Learning

Tying learning initiatives to business performance has long been a challenge for organizations in every industry. However, technology now makes it possible to measure the business impact of learning programs, even across a network of hundreds or thousands of independently-owned franchisees, distributors or affiliates. Learning Measurement and the Franchise LMS. A specialized franchise learning platform is the linchpin in this quest to measure the business impact of training.

Podcast 36: How to Deploy B2B2B Certification Rapidly – With Ha Nguyen McNeill

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 36 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. Join us as we discuss the thorough yet rapid selection and deployment of a complex, business-to-business-to-business (B2B2B) LMS to drive BSA’s new online “ SAM ” certification for enterprise software professionals. And we are very focused on the enterprise software sector.

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

Talented Learning

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be interviewed by one of the learning community’s most talented instructional designers and thought leaders, Connie Malamed (aka “ The eLearning Coach “). The resulting podcast is titled “ The Strategic Use of Learning Management Systems ” but speaks to a more basic question: Does your organization even need an LMS? For instance: How are modern learning management systems different?

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

So before we move on, I invite you to join me in revisiting this year’s most popular topics in extended enterprise learning. What Topics Were Most Popular in Extended Enterprise Learning? But I’m more interested in top takeaways from business-minded learning professionals. If you follow Talented Learning , you know we share information and advice through multiple channels. 2 Association Learning Tech Innovation: Reality vs. Hype.

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Which Learning Content Trends Matter Most to You?

Talented Learning

Extended enterprise learning content followed a similar path. Organizations raced to set up their learning management systems (LMS) for employees and then customers, members and partners and were surprised that nobody voluntarily came and the learning content race started. No learner ever gets done an online learning experience and declares “ That was the best LMS I’ve ever been in. Learning Content Survey: What Are Your Priorities?

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

When we started Talented Learning nearly four years ago, our mission was to help clients find and use learning management systems that effectively support extended enterprise education. At that time, interest in training customers, channel partners and others “outside the firewall” was on the rise, but many organizations either could not or would not use their internal employee-focused LMS to support external learning programs.

Need to Calculate LMS ROI? Here’s How Business Leaders Do The Math

Talented Learning

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights. Ajay is an award-winning blogger, author and LinkedIn online course instructor who helps learning practitioners develop the financial acumen they need to align training initiatives with key business objectives. However, modern learning experiences usually require significant technology purchases.

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Podcast 35: How Advanced Reporting Transforms Training – With Tamer Ali

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 35 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 35 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Please join me in welcoming back our most frequent guest, Tamer Ali , Co-Founder and Director of Authentic Learning Labs. Tamer is a learning systems entrepreneur who is always ahead of the extended enterprise curve.

Podcast Episode 4: Achieving Franchise Learning ROI – With Mark Anderson

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 4 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can benefit more fully from modern learning solutions. On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. Follow The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

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Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

So why should we celebrate technologies that enable social learning experiences? In a sense, we’re all part of a grand social learning experiment. Of course, the true value of social learning experiences depends on whether we keep our minds open to new ideas. Not long ago, the hottest “free range” debates I encountered involved L&D professionals arguing about the merits of learning systems in networked business environments.

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. Some vendors have full system-integrator type professional service teams, while many others are based on a self-service implementation model. The Rogue Extended Enterprise LMS Buyer: Rarely in HR

Podcast Episode 7: Modern Certification Programs – With Arleen Thomas

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 7 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can benefit more fully from modern learning systems. On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. Get The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Last week we kicked-off the 2019 Talented Learning Awards by honoring the best learning systems in our first category – corporate extended enterprise systems. And this week the celebration continues, as we recognize excellence in our second category – continuing education systems. Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition. Why Are Continuing Education Systems Special? Blue Sky eLearn. WBT Systems.

Podcast 25: Extended Channel Training – With Doug Gastich of BlueVolt

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 25 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 25 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you’re familiar with our organization, you know that extended enterprise learning is at the heart of everything we do. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: How would you describe BlueVolt’s unique spot in the extended enterprise learning market ?

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else?

How to Create e-Learning Modules for Employees of Small, Medium and Large Enterprises 

Hurix Digital

In this blog we talk about How to Create e-Learning Modules for Employees of Small, Medium and Large Enterprises. This is why it comes as no surprise that about 72% of organizations across the world have started investing in e-Learning systems. However, when it comes to actually implementing e-Learning for employees, many companies tend to wonder if their e-Learning modules are appropriately designed to meet their specific needs.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Recently, the concept of corporate learning ecosystems has grown increasingly popular — and with good reason. Imagine creating a dynamic, intelligent learning infrastructure that engages your far-flung workforce, wherever those individuals may be. Now imagine accomplishing all of that without having to retire your existing talent management system of record. 2) Learning Experience. For example: Learning Experience Platforms. 3) Learning Content.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! We also think that extended enterprise LMS solutions will allow corporations to expand training opportunities and license to external, third-party audiences. Additionally, we foresee that investment in micro-learning and MOOCs will increase the demand for meaningful micro-credentials and continue to reshape the economics of professional development. Those are our eLearning predictions for 2015.

Learning Analytics: Big Demand, But Bigger Challenges?

Talented Learning

When I stepped into the extended enterprise learning world 25 years ago, the concept of data-based decision-making was vastly different. So how are learning practitioners responding to this need? Learning Analytics: Top of The “Hot” Trend List. For example, recent results from the 2020 L&D Global Sentiment Survey suggest that learning professionals recognize the strategic importance of measurement capabilities. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Konnect 3.0 Launch at ATD-2018 – Announcement

Origin Learning

Origin Learning is proud to be an exhibitor at the ATD International Conference and Exposition in San Diego. We are launching Konnect 3.0 – a learning system for the extended enterprise and customer education. It is secure, cloud-based, marketplace-ready, and one of the few mobile-first learning systems available in the market. It would be great to speak to you and understand your extended enterprise learning requirements.

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

Nowadays small and medium size organizations (SMEs), educational institutions, and independent consultants struggle to adopt an expensive eLearning solution. This is why I created the following list with the Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning projects for 2012 that will help you implement a low cost eLearning solutions => Please leave a comment if you would like me to include another Free or Open Source eLearning project that needs to be mentioned!

Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 32 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To find out more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 32 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you’re a fan of Talented Learning, you know I’m obsessed with customer education. My career started at eTrade, where I talked with customers about how to manage their stocks. WANT TO LEARN MORE?