Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar

WBT Systems

Join Talented Learning CEO and Lead Analyst, John Leh, and WBT Systems CTO, Linda Bowers, as they explore six digital badge fundamentals. You’ll learn: · How to distinguish between traditional credentials, digital badges and open badges. · Why open badges are rapidly gaining momentum in education. · What kind of technology infrastructure is needed to support open badges. · Today’s workforce is caught in a relentless skills gap that grows wider each year.

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. Interest in learning systems remains strong. This means talent-oriented learning systems are no longer the exclusive domain of Fortune 1000 companies with deep pockets. 2) How is innovation moving learning systems forward? Collectively, these choices advance the overall learning systems market.

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Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

As a learning technology selection consultant, I’ve seen how easy it is to get caught up in LMS features and functionality. 10 Common Myths About Open Source. Open source LMS Totara topped our list of 2016 learning industry thought leaders. Weekly posts explore multiple topics, including best practices in onboarding, compliance training, social learning and LMS reporting, and of course, definitive open source thought leadership.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

JEN: That’s where our consultant Carla Downing came in. I’m sure most of your listeners are familiar with the ADDIE instructional systems design model. For example, we use Storyline to create courses in SCORM format for our learning management system. In addition, we offer traditional elearning courses that look like a PowerPoint deck with voiceovers and assessments and those types of things. On the systems side, you mentioned Storyline and Captivate.

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. However, today we’re excited to shine a light on exceptional continuing education systems because they are our lifeblood. Why Are Continuing Education Systems Special?

LMS Gamification: Are We Having Fun Yet?

Talented Learning

It’s not about playing games in a learning management system. Some systems are built from the ground up with gamification at their core, while many offer only lightweight add-on features. 3) Open Badges and Digital Credentials. Open Badges. Essentially, they refer to a digital certificate of completion that recipients can display outside of an LMS and share using the Open Badge standard. Why open badges are rapidly gaining momentum in education.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

million open jobs in this country and only 98,000 were added in March 2017. Here’s the irony: While there are millions of open, good-paying jobs employers can’t easily fill, there are also millions of Americans who can’t find rewarding, good-paying jobs because they lack sufficient know-how. With “open badges” lifelong learners can earn credentials from multiple sources and accumulate them in portable digital “backpacks” offered by companies like Mozilla , Credly or Acclaim.

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

Talented Learning

And what does it mean for your learning systems roadmap ? That means AI will be everywhere, thanks to enabling technologies like cloud computing, the open source software movement, AI Platforms-as-a-Service, conversational AI, virtual assistants and more. By leveraging large, complex data sets, AI makes it possible to identify more subtle correlations than rules-based systems. Web Courseworks eLearning Hype Curve. Q: How will this affect the future of elearning?

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

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. Despite ongoing consolidation, the learning systems market as a whole will continue to grow at a rapid pace. You know the names – Cornerstone , Oracle , Saba Software , SAP SuccessFactors , SumTotal Systems and Workday. They offer powerful employee learning management systems that are integrated with broader talent management suites. Fulfillment systems. New year. New decade.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Although LXPs can coexist with talent management systems, talent management vendors are becoming wary of being eclipsed by LXP upstarts, so they’re starting to enhance their user experience with native functionality that is more mobile, social, collaborative and useful. 4) Customer-Focused Learning Systems Are on Fire. Leading examples include eLogic Learning , WBT Systems , WebCourseworks , Community Brands and NetExam. My door is always open!

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

This diversity offers flexibility in pricing, pre-requisite knowledge and scheduling, which is more affordable, flexible, and supportive of the non-traditional learner, but also opens opportunities for the association to generate revenue from education programs and attract new learners to increase its membership. For example, an association learning management system can: Attract and engage learners. Read The 5 E’s of Non-Dues Revenue from eLearning for some tips.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Learning management systems didn’t die. WBT Systems. . Customer LMSs could be called “Learning Marketing Systems” because there is a deep level capability that typically resides in marketing – not training departments. WBT Systems. . K-12, vocational school and higher education institutions still need a special system to manage students, classes, teachers and the interactions between them. WBT Systems. WBT Systems.

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. 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! Then we use that intelligence to help buyers define their requirements and evaluate qualified systems. Top Learning Systems Trends for 2019. #21

Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs

WBT Systems

Management consultant and business professor Gary Hamel says you need to unleash your organizational imagination. He describes expeditionary marketing as determining the direction in which to aim—the competencies your audiences will value—and the distance to the target—the hurdles you must overcome to achieve the combination of price and performance that will open up new competitive space. See who’s visiting your website and LMS, and who’s opening and clicking your emails.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

Also highlighted in this whitepaper is the need for associations “to keep up with the rapidly evolving expectations of a more sophisticated educational consumer” , by being willing to invest in technologies, such as learning management systems , that will support a variety of different delivery models for education programs and may help them to increase participation and engagement in education and certification programs. More details are available on the Spark Consulting website.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

That’s because the learning management systems market has never been stronger or more diverse. That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers. Sumtotal Systems. Sumtotal Systems. WBT Systems. Blue Sky eLearn. Linda Bowers , WBT Systems. Mike Bourassa , WBT Systems. Jocelyn Fielding , Blue Sky eLearn.