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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. These are mostly “specialist” platforms. Leading vendors typically offer free training to all.

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

Talented Learning

Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. 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? In the last decade, the rise of the SaaS business model, cloud technology and extended enterprise learning has opened the door to more than 650 new learning platforms. LMS Specialists: What’s So Special?

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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. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions focused on key extended enterprise LMS issues and related business strategies.

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. Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap. 21 Vendor Expansion and Consolidation Continue at a Brisk Pace. As 2019 begins, 762 vendors are on our learning systems radar – and new innovators are entering the fray all the time. Most vendors excel in only one of these areas. 18 The Extended Enterprise Comes Home.

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. The reverse is true also – there are many employee LMS features that are unneeded in extended enterprise applications. Say you’re a corporate extended enterprise buyer.

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.

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. The market clearly needs vendors who specialize in helping organizations efficiently move from one stage to the next – or through the entire migration cycle. • Offer a Path to Extended Enterprise Learning. As of today, they’re also in the extended enterprise learning business.

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.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

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. Unfortunately, it is too easy for LMS vendors and buyers to get lost in the “me too” feature race and fail to see the forest for the trees. Many vendors get bent out of shape about losing sales opportunities on features and then dedicate too many resources on R&D. I’ve heard there are 700 LMS vendors.

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. 1) Specialists Steal Even More Spotlight. This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. LMS vendors aren’t just talking about what’s possible – they’re delivering. Specialists now rule the LMS world. I’m sure some LMS vendors are getting caught in the crossfire.

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.

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.

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. Now hundreds and hundreds of LMS vendors compete in the corporate market. These vendors range from global software conglomerates to tiny, regional cloud startups.

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. How can you navigate the field of 700+ LMS vendors? 1 How to Succeed at Extended Enterprise Education.

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. Four years ago, very few consultants had sufficient knowledge or desire to match potential buyers with specialized “ extended enterprise learning ” systems.

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. This means vendors spend more on marketing and sales to acquire a customer than they actually receive at the start of a relationship. 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.

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. Market demand has grown, along with the number of vendors, business uses, integration points and related feature sets — and with good reason. 12 LMS Specialists Are On Fire.

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.

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. And in supporting diverse extended enterprise communities, the need for relevance and speed is especially critical. This approach is often criticized for lack of content portability when switching LMS vendors. 11) Extended Enterprise Content Strategy.

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. When we founded Talented Learning five years ago, we set out on a mission to chart every corner of the extended enterprise learning landscape. That’s a long way from an employee LMS, an academic LMS – or even most corporate extended enterprise learning systems! Blue Sky eLearn. BLUE SKY ELEARN.

INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

Organizations fell prey to the vendors of social platforms believing that technology could solve the problem. 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. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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 “). 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.

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

If you’ve ever crossed professional paths with me, you know I’m willing to talk learning tech shop with anyone — vendors, buyers and practitioners– anytime, anywhere in the world. Every day I meet new experts and exchange ideas about what’s good, bad and ugly in the world of learning technology. It’s not just because I’m a learning tech fanatic with more than 22 years of LMS/elearning industry experience.

Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: The Speed of Change: How Fast Is Your Enterprise Sales Team? Enterprise sales teams that can adapt and respond quickly to changing needs and trends will be well positioned to stay one step ahead of the competition. “ Heart, leaves, foliage ” by Bianca Mentil is licensed by Pixabay.

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The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

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. Even if these new little cloud vendors offered more elegant features, they were not built to run in large-scale enterprise settings, so the chance of gaining a foothold was slim. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

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). The enterprise content management software market currently exceeds $4B, so it’s quite clear that the vast majority of organizations place strong emphasis on their ECM strategy – a strategy that the training organization unfortunately typically takes no part in. But this blog post isn’t about why learning needs to engage with the enterprise.

Instilled’s parent company, LTG, reinforces position as Strategic Leader in Digital Learning in 2021 Fosway 9-Grid™

Instilled

Fosway, Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst, identifies Strategic Leaders such as LTG as organizations that “provide a rich suite of capability across a broad scope of features, and have the sophistication to meet the needs of complex, enterprise-scale customers.

Gomo’s parent company, LTG, reinforces position as Strategic Leader in Digital Learning in 2021 Fosway 9-Grid™

gomo learning

Fosway, Europe’s #1 HR industry analyst, identifies Strategic Leaders such as LTG as organizations that “provide a rich suite of capability across a broad scope of features, and have the sophistication to meet the needs of complex, enterprise-scale customers.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

Organizations fell prey to the vendors of social platforms believing that technology could solve the problem. 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. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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. They must be pre-approved by business leaders and financial specialists who use standardized methods to justify technology purchases.

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Free L&D webinars for January 2021

Limestone Learning

Join Olu Burrell, CEO of Olu Burrell Consulting, for a session where you’ll: Learn the Three Value Proposition , a framework for aligning your values to your career path no matter the conditions. Learn best practices from peers, as we spotlight real-life enterprise onboarding case studies.

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On the brink with mobile– what learning executives say

Allison Rossett

That’s how I described the status of mobile learning in an article in eLearn magazine ten months ago. My point then was that mobile offers immense potential for learning and support but that it is not yet making much of a difference in the enterprise. Mobile is not yet center stage in their enterprise learning. We can’t have vendors in every meeting to explain things. Examples include elearning, social, and now mobile. Words without actions.

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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs.

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Podcast Episode 7: Modern Certification Programs – With Arleen Thomas

Talented Learning

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. Specialists in every function must continuously upgrade their skills and competencies. WELCOME TO EPISODE 7 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

Why our Customers Love Customer Success

LearnUpon

Most LMS vendors haven’t invested in customer success. Because it’s still quite new to eLearning, it’s not always obvious how customer success differs from support. Customer support follows a familiar client-vendor relationship. Customer Success Specialist @LearnUpon. Customer success lies somewhere between a consultation and a collaboration. When it works, success is contagious, benefitting both the vendor and the customer.

List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

Other similar titles: Instructional Coordinator, Educational Consultant, Instructional Material Director, Human Resource Specialist, Instructional Design Technology Specialist Skills: Experience working with e-learning and blended learning programs, web-based training development, and asynchronous learning content. · Provides one-on-one (both face-to-face and online) consultation to subject matter experts and faculty in exploring possibilities and constructing content.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Are we – as in the collective we of the eLearning ‘industry’ – making a conscious shift away from Instructional Designer since no one on the outside knows what that means? Since "I'm an instructional designer" is almost always met with blank stares, I just fall back on elaborating with "eLearning developer."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. According to an eLearning Guild survey conducted in 2007 , 18% of respondents in corporate settings reported using Moodle. Out of the box, Moodle may not have all the features an enterprise needs, but simple add-ons can be created. Integration with enterprise systems - even if just registration and reporting - is big.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

LMS specialists of every size, shape and focus continue to enter the space with impressive new capabilities. In years past, the same dozen or so vendors competed for all the LMS market share. Nearly every vendor earned its bread and butter by selling to employee-minded buyers in HR. That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers. BEST ALL-PURPOSE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS.