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

Talented Learning

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. Ever since cloud technology burst onto the scene a decade ago, hundreds of new learning solutions have entered the market.

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. But what should you know about these solutions? Extended Enterprise Compliance Use Case.

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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” ? EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES. When faced with so much complexity, how can you choose a solution with confidence?

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. 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?

Extended Enterprise Learning: Can You Get There From Here?

Talented Learning

” As a specialist in extended enterprise learning technologies, I get it. Extended Enterprise Learning: We’re Not In Kansas Anymore. That’s usually how HR and training professionals react when stepping into the realm of extended enterprise learning. Here’s another important distinction: Because extended enterprise learners pursue training voluntarily, you’ll need appropriate psychology to attract, engage and support them.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Well, a lot is happening in extended enterprise learning and we want to touch on all the high points. Today’s market can be categorized in various ways, but we see three distinct segments: CORPORATE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE: This involves a broad spectrum of business-oriented solutions, from customer education and channel partner training, to employee skills development, compliance and talent management. 19 Five Use Cases Propel Extended Enterprise Learning.

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. Keep in mind that I view the LMS landscape through an extended enterprise lens. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant.

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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. Could a near-term solution help set the stage for a more fundamental shift?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen?

Are You Overlooking Today’s Hottest Corporate Learning Trend?

Talented Learning

Where in the World is Extended Enterprise Learning? But here’s what concerns me… Extended enterprise learning was nowhere to be found on the L&D “hot” list in 2019 – or in any prior year. Extended Enterprise Learning – Not Just for Big Companies Anymore.

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

Collaborative Learning Specialists - of all types! and Enterprise 2.0. Here are jobs, tasks, and roles in emerging Enterprise 2.0, Resident expert - is accessible to networks of people, provides ideas as needed, shares expertise, has high visibility, initiates thinking ( SMEs , face-to-face trainers, consultants - as specialist SME bloggers who are sought after, followed by their networks in domain areas inside Enterprises). Future jobs, now, today!

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

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.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

The premise of this post is that when an organization makes a conscious effort to move towards a more social way of doing business, it usually begins with the introduction of an enterprise collaboration platform. There will be umpteenth obstacles beyond the control of a community manager ranging from the constraints posed by the platform itself to enterprise security policies that impact how users access the platform. THE HAT OF A CONSULTANT.

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. 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.

Which Learning Content Trends Matter Most to You?

Talented Learning

Extended enterprise learning content followed a similar path. All are opportunities my clients face in managing extended enterprise learning. Extended Enterprise Content Strategy. Do these solutions play an important role in your world yet?

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. Strategic LMS vendors differentiate and structure their business on solving specific problems better than the competition and then invest resources trying to find many similar clients that need that exact solution. Later, I moved into high-end LMS sales for 13 years — specializing in solutions for corporate extended enterprise and associations.

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. 15 Business Turns Up the Volume On Extended Enterprise Learning.

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. If you take this burden off of each individual’s back, they can focus on issues that truly need custom solutions. 42 hours for passive elearning (no interactivity). As champions of customer education, our philosophy aligns with John Leh and the team of extended enterprise technology analysts at Talented Learning.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

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. When we started Talented Learning, there was no independent source of extended enterprise learning technology research, but we knew from experience that the need was real. 1 How to Succeed at Extended Enterprise Education. Do you even know if an LMS is the best solution?

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. After all, the circumstances surrounding extended enterprise learning are vastly different from employee-related scenarios. This difference between optional and compulsory learning is why organizations often set-up “rogue” solutions to serve external audiences.

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. 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. Blue Sky eLearn.

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. The problem with the global employee learning solutions market is that the big, boring talent management LMSs we just mentioned are the standard for managing enterprise-wide learning complexity.

THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Many organizations are also beginning to believe this and are investing in Enterprise Social Network (ESN) platforms. For example, as someone who belongs to the elearning and organizational learning industry, I need to be on top of the critical impact of technology like Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud on workplace learning. Without an understanding of this, any solution I recommend would only be a short-term band-aid.

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? However, as organization after organization floundered in their attempt to enable enterprise collaboration and social learning, the phrase social learning took on a slightly desperate note. The truth of the matter is that a platform is not the solution.

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. One-size-fits-all solutions are great when a company simultaneously has lots of learning problems, locations, business units and learning audiences.

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 “).

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. What would be your advice for them to upskill themselves for designing effective learning solutions for today’s situations? ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones. To make eLearning more engaging, think of how a TV mystery show is created.

Distance Learning and the LMS: Advice From a Higher Education Expert

Talented Learning

Online faculty members work in collaboration with an instructional designer, a course developer and a multimedia specialist to design courses, develop content and experiment with new tools and teaching methods. Why these solutions are so effective.

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

It’s not just because I’m a learning tech fanatic with more than 22 years of LMS/elearning industry experience. 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. We are quickly moving away from the classic “prepare for everything” approach to learning solutions.

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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. 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. Gone are the days when one learning solution was expected to “do it all.”

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. Dr. Partridge is an eLearning Evangelist for Adobe Systems.

Time for the Training Department to be Taken Seriously

Xyleme

Today, I’m going to talk about learning content management (ECM) and enterprise content management (LCM). But this blog post isn’t about why learning needs to engage with the enterprise. Home About Podcasts Videos Xyleme Inc.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

Read the post, How Social Technology has Emerged as an Enterprise Management Model , for an in-depth understanding. I wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. The solution is literally to begin from scratch. –will be as important as a CFO or CMO and of equal strategic importance in a digital enterprise.

User generated content; The next trend!

Challenge to Learn

The world of training and development in the enterprise continues to change rapidly. There is a growing need for regional training in local languages within distributed global enterprises that central teams struggle to support. The big question is: is content created by subject matter experts (User generated content) a solution for this problem? Learning departments can no longer keep up with the demand for ad hoc knowledge sharing and training requests.

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? However, as organization after organization floundered in their attempt to enable enterprise collaboration and social learning, the phrase social learning took on a slightly desperate note. The truth of the matter is that a platform is not the solution.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

Some help from a community manager in the case of an enterprise community is helpful. People get an opportunity to chime in with their opinions, experiences and solutions thus leading to innovation, co-creation of new knowledge and a better informed community. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.