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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? RSVP FOR THE APRIL WEBINAR NOW! Other Reasons to Embrace Extended Enterprise Learning. Why Is Extended Enterprise Learning Gaining Steam Now? WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Free L&D webinars for May 2020

Limestone Learning

We’re getting creative about how we communicate, sourcing new tools and strategies, and more than ever now, leveraging online learning. This month’s crop of free webinars offers tons of hints and suggestions for our new modes of work. In this webinar, with Jim Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.,

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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. Replay the webinar!

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. 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. Interest in learning systems remains strong.

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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. Here’s my latest snapshot from the front lines of the learning technology space: LMS Trends Update. Actually, this move toward specialization isn’t new – nor is it about learning technology, alone. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW. For example: • CORPORATE LEARNING. WATCH THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW!

Free L&D webinars for July 2019

Limestone Learning

If you could use some ideas, there are plenty of free webinars on everything from learning principles to design tips to career management. Over her career, she’s successfully produced events, created/delivered presentations to groups of 2 to 2000, managed people and projects (local to enterprise), designed/produced and facilitated learning (digital, virtual, live), led a Human Resources department, and coached students, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Webinars

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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. REPLAY THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW! Top Learning Systems Trends for 2019. #21 REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW!

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. WATCH THE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR NOW! 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. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW!

Free L&D webinars for March 2019

Limestone Learning

Let’s hope the new crop of March webinars will help us catch up… Spread out over 31 days, there’s a huge selection. Friday, March 1, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT : Becoming Leadership Fit: Techniques to Build Your Leadership Strength, Flexibility, and Impact (Free for ATD members) Being leadership fit is about operating at your personal best—for you and those you lead. Boost your productivity and create brilliant eLearning courses in no time. It is informal, experiential learning.

Free L&D webinars for November 2018

Limestone Learning

Regardless of your sector, job function or training requirements, you’ve probably noticed an uptick in learning opportunities—higher frequency, quicker learning bursts, delivered on the fly just in time. One-hour webinars can be a great way to keep on top of L&D information, and they’re also a nice change of pace. Taken together, this speeds learning and strengthens the memory for learned information. Most training stops in learning content. Webinar

AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

Talented Learning

Yet many people still remain confused about the realities of artificial intelligence and its lesser-known subset, machine learning. As our lead analyst, John Leh, noted in a recent learning technology trends analysis, “It’s important to keep in mind that AI is hard to demonstrate and easy to exaggerate.” So I’ve compiled a collection of AI insights for learning technology decision makers. And what does it mean for your learning systems roadmap ?

Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

And so can online webinars! Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: The ROI Dilemma: Measuring Results of Your Learning Programs (Free for ATD members) Significant resources are being allocated to training and development across most organizations, but many companies still find themselves unsure of results. The return-on-investment formula is a financial calculation, but learning is a human behaviour and needs a human calculation. Learn how a major U.S. Webinars

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

There are plenty of free webinars happening this October. Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: 9 Things You're Doing Wrong with Video (Free for ATD members) Video has become the de facto medium for delivering employee training at scale. Join Panopto to learn nine things you may be doing the old way, why they're no longer necessary, and how updating your approach to video learning will enable you to maximize its value. Informal learning opportunities.

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. And if you’re like most learning decision makers I know, you’ve invested long days and weekend hours trying to keep up with your “day job” when you’d rather have been catching rays on a warm Caribbean beach. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW.

Free learning & development webinars for August 2020

Limestone Learning

And when it all gets too confusing in the outdoor world, we have the great indoors and a packed menu of free webinars to keep us busy. Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 12PM – 1PM PT: Four Corporate Learning Design Practices: Making the Most of Remote Learning In this session, Darcy White, Ph.D.,

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Podcast 20: Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – With Donald H. Taylor

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 20 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 20 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you follow our blog , you know I’m fascinated with elearning trends. But as an analyst , I need and want to understand everything that drives the business of learning. Don is one of the best-known voices in the global learning community.

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.

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?” They are “known” by the system and they must comply with mandated training assignments. On the other hand, customers and business partners can’t be forced to engage in learning activities. RSVP FOR THIS LIVE MAY WEBINAR! REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW!

Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

How Learning Tech Buyers Can Prepare for ASAE. ASAE is also the place to be if you’re interested in new association learning technology. So why not take an independent learning systems advisor along for the ride? WEBINARS – In-depth sessions featuring association community pace-setters. WHITEPAPERS – Hype-free insights you can download anytime. AWARDS – Our choices for the Top 25 Continuing Education Systems in 2019. Blue Sky eLearn.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Throw out your learning technology playbook. So let’s start with the elephant in the room… RSVP FOR OUR APRIL WEBINAR! 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. How effective is that system?

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. We don’t perform on a live stage to sell-out crowds, but we do produce thought leadership webinars that attract hundreds of global attendees. 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.

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. Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees. And with more than 1000 enterprise-class learning systems available, finding the right solution is more challenging than ever. Extending Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza of Course Container.

Top 10 eLearning Statistics For 2021 and Beyond

learnWorlds

As the virtual revolution started post-social media channels and cloud-based services, there has been an unprecedented rise in the e-learning industry. Classrooms and convention centers are no longer the only venues people can gain learning experiences. Start free trial. -->.

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. If you’re responsible for organizational learning, you’re probably planning new or improved instructional programs for the coming year.

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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. However, in recent years, many of these organizations have also integrated Salesforce with their learning management system (LMS) of record. I could count on one hand the systems focused on some form of extended enterprise education.

Continuous Learning: The Social Give and Take of Podcasting

Talented Learning

I spent decades traveling for business and have long been addicted to audio learning content in all forms – including audio books , audio courses , talk-radio and now podcasts – to learn and help pass the travel time more quickly. Music is great, but on a seven-hour drive, nothing is better than audio learning. What I didn’t expect were the unintended, social learning benefits of podcasting. Continuous Learning: Vision vs. Reality. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PODCAST.

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.

Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

RSVP NOW FOR THE JULY WEBINAR! To verify that their certifications are up-to-date, rig workers typically carry tools that are tied to one or more compliance databases – either an ID card that can be swiped for status checks or a mobile learning and tracking app. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW! Strong compliance LMS solutions are available from NetDimensions , BlueDrop , Compli , Cornerstone , eLogic Learning , Gyrus , Risc , Saba and SumTotal. JOIN OUR JULY WEBINAR.

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. For example, I worked on elearning projects for customers at Accenture. REPLAY THE WEBINAR NOW!

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.

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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. RSVP FOR THIS WEBINAR NOW. So how are learning practitioners responding to this need? Learning Analytics Maturity: Tough Truths.

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? RSVP FOR OUR FEBRUARY WEBINAR. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW!

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. Fulfillment systems.

The 10 Best Sales Training Programs for Your Company

Ed App

EdApp is an award-winning, free mobile training platform that provides innovative features designed to enhance knowledge retention, increase engagement, and ensure higher course completion rate among your team. Mobile-first learning platform for learners. Free editable course library.

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The 10 Best Sales Training Programs for Your Company

Ed App

EdApp is an award-winning, free mobile training platform that provides innovative features designed to enhance knowledge retention, increase engagement, and ensure higher course completion rate among your team. Mobile-first learning platform for learners. Free editable course library.

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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?

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. RSVP FOR OUR APRIL WEBINAR! Do you just provide it for free to members?

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. REGISTER NOW FOR THIS OCT 5 WEBINAR!

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.