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LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

. In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors. The vendors were competing for two unique, extended enterprise LMS opportunities. Selling LMSs is very tough in 2016 because of the plenitude and parity of vendor options. I thought I’d share some of the best “do’s and don’ts” from the recent sessions. LMS Demo Do’s. Don’t defend a perceived product gap.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? Where do you even start? 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. eLearning is evolving.

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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.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

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. We’re not exactly poetic, but we do create a stream of carefully crafted written content. Since then, we’ve seen an explosion in the number of modern LMS vendors, and in enthusiasm for strategies and technologies that help organizations educate customers, channel partners and other external audiences.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. One of those opportunities was with SpongeUK , where I explained how LMS innovation is helping businesses create new revenue streams. If you missed it, here’s a fresh look at that conversation… 1) Where do you see LMS innovation happening now? How do you define that?

Extended Enterprise Learning Takes Center Stage

Talented Learning

Vendor by vendor, we evaluated solutions — absorbing everything we could find on our own dime. We thought LMS vendors were focusing more heavily on extended enterprise applications. And business buyers want to know which LMS vendors are best at making it work. Do HR and L&D Have a Seat at This Table? But when there’s a learning leadership gap, disconnects often follow. If you want to train these audiences, what do you do?

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

EPISODE 22 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUESTS: How can membership organizations strengthen their market position and drive additional revenue streams by offering professional education ? How did you do that? JEN: That’s where our consultant Carla Downing came in. The instructional designer in me is doing backflips… JEN: Yes! Who are the vendors? Then we identified gaps. But our reputation is on the line, so won’t do it unless it’s right.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

Also, if you hear about other offers that learning professionals would appreciate, please let us know. And as always, if you want to discuss your learning technology needs with an independent advisor, I’m happy to conduct a free preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. (To

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Learning & Development

Convergence Training

As you know, there are many new technologies available now or coming soon that may influence learning and development in different ways. Stella is the owner of a learning consulting firm called Paradox Learning. She started in academia, from there she to the government and then to the private sector, and for the last five years she’s been working as a learning consultant at Paradox Learning, her own company. I know, there’s a little bit of confusion there.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

It’s about the things leaders do to transform values into actions, vision into realities, and challenges into opportunities. How do you move the discussion forward? Free for ATD members) Do you ever wonder what hiring managers are looking for in talent development professionals? However, you do not need to have read the report to follow and benefit from the webcast. What do high-performing managers do better than the rest? Why do videos work in learning?

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. Why do companies continue to pay huge dollars for products that are now being offered for free? There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. That means your IT department has to know how to do all the code. According to an eLearning Guild survey conducted in 2007 , 18% of respondents in corporate settings reported using Moodle.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. My experience is mainly in development of self-paced eLearning for the corporate market.) In the December 10, 2007 edition of The eLearning Guilds Learning Solutions magazine, Reuben Tozman (President and founder of edCetra Training ) gets into this topic in The Next Generation of Instructional Designers. Do you think instructional designers should be able to use the tools?

Tips for Small L&D Departments: An Interview with Emily Wood

Convergence Training

Learning and development professionals, including elearning developers, have to wear many hats. But it’s even more true for L&D/eLearning professionals who work in small learning development departments. This article is an interview (in text and video format–scroll to the bottom for the video version) with Emily Wood, who is her own “elearning department of one” at a non-profit based in Portland, Oregon. Like…do you need an LMS?

How to Design Programs Around Outcomes, Unlock Flipped Classrooms, and More with Course Launcher Ellen Martin

LifterLMS

Ellen has a lot of experience with course creaton, serving course creators, and elearning in general. It is rare to find someone who can do all five of the jobs above. Lots of experience with course creation, serving course creators, elearning in general, and even a unique vision as a child into serving education in interesting ways and how that’s evolved. Do you need some help? Ellen Martin: Yeah, and sometimes I just do it directly. Do you have courses?