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. A fiercely independent LMS selection consultant and blogger, John helps organizations develop technology strategies that support learning initiatives – primarily for the extended enterprise. The post Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar appeared first on WBT Systems.

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation. In order to help organizations create “meaningful, truly impactful eLearning experiences”, eLearning Industry asked us to contribute our tips to help ensure a successful implementation from day one.

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

Talented Learning

EPISODE 20 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you follow our blog , you know I’m fascinated with elearning trends. KEY TAKEAWAYS: In recent years, elearning trends have shifted significantly. companies to reach so many customers from a distance has led to a lot of innovation in the “e” space – elearning, ecommerce and so on. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

So why not take an independent learning systems advisor along for the ride? AWARDS – Our choices for the Top 25 Continuing Education Systems in 2019. Also, if you’d like more direct guidance, feel free to contact me for a free initial phone consultation. Association LMS Trends – With Linda Bowers of WBT Systems. Independent advice from our analyst team: 1) Association learning systems: Why invest in a specialized LMS? Blue Sky eLearn.

Webinar: Top 10 considerations to select the best LMS

LearnUpon

With more than 600 learning management systems available, finding the right one can be a real challenge. Integration: Select an LMS that works with your company’s existing software systems. SCORM and Tin Can (xAPI): Select an LMS that can handle all major eLearning content formats with ease. With hundreds of customers , LearnUpon is one of the fastest growing cloud-based learning management systems in the world.

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?

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Existing Technology: Between learning management systems (LMS), association management systems (AMSs) and social media, many associations have a robust technology ecosystem in place to support rapidly changing skills-based training and digital badges. The NSTA digital badge platform and strategies drive professional development through a micro-credentialing system that affirms gains in knowledge, participation in learning communities and change in classroom practice.

Want to Sell More Content? Put More Lines in the Water

Talented Learning

Below are eight ways you can increase total catch from the same piece of content using a specialized ecommerce learning management system as your technology backbone. With learning content, this can be a premium offer that lets buyers ask related questions online, via email or schedule formal consulting sessions to help apply concepts presented in the content. Just submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation. “How can we sell more content?”

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 ? By leveraging large, complex data sets, AI makes it possible to identify more subtle correlations than rules-based systems. But does AI success at Netflix and elsewhere mean that your learning systems should be at the head of the AI pack by now? “If you have a cloud-based LMS, AI will eventually be available to you through features that are being built into these systems.

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. An LMS that integrates with a partner management system or CRM can automate this kind of promotional effort by tracking and managing temporary commission increases in real time. Just submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation. What is LMS gamification ?

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. Learning management systems and customer relationship management share a symbiotic relationship — yet they serve very different purposes. If you look through the lens of LogicBay , a learning management system should operate more like a partner relationship management system.

12 Ways to Add Extra Value to Your Online Courses

WBT Systems

Educational consultant Jeff Hurt says to “ use context and stories in order for your attendees to move the information from short term memory to long term memory.”. The post 12 Ways to Add Extra Value to Your Online Courses appeared first on WBT Systems. Associations Blog eLearning Tips association Continuing Professional Development e-Learning elearning Online education tips

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.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

However, they highlight the need “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, which will support a variety of different delivery models for education programs. 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.

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.

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.

What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

The folks at Velvet Chainsaw Consulting have written several posts about conference session descriptions that apply as well to online course descriptions. Consulting firm Tagoras has written extensively about online course pricing —check out the related content listed below the post too. If your website and content management system, learning management system (LMS), or association management system isn’t intuitive or responsive enough, they’ll find their education elsewhere.

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

Flipped Learning Increases the Value of Conference Education

WBT Systems

Your association can introduce members to your learning management system (LMS) and online learning programs by offering a flipped learning experience in conjunction with some of your conference workshops and sessions. Conference marketing consultant Donna Kastner said: “ The smartest people aren’t always on stage. The post Flipped Learning Increases the Value of Conference Education appeared first on WBT Systems.

Online Course Marketing Tactics from Six-Figure Digital Entrepreneurs

WBT Systems

With an agile eLearning methodology , you develop course content in short iterations called “sprints.” Partner with others to offer coaching or consulting services. Content marketing is consultative selling. The post Online Course Marketing Tactics from Six-Figure Digital Entrepreneurs appeared first on WBT Systems. Associations Blog eLearning Tips association Continuing Professional Development e-Learning elearning marketing Online education tips

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.

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. On an episode of the Leading Learning podcast , marketing consultant Graeme Newell said 85 percent of decision-making is subconscious. The post Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs appeared first on WBT Systems. Associations Blog association Continuing Professional Development e-Learning elearning marketing

6 “Non-Obvious” Online Learning Trends for 2018

WBT Systems

Provide personal coaching or consultation to help students apply what they’ve learned. Brand stand for your elearning program’s differentiator—your iconic advantage —and tell that story. #4: The post 6 “Non-Obvious” Online Learning Trends for 2018 appeared first on WBT Systems. Blog adult learning Continuing Professional Development e-Learning elearning marketing micro-learning professional development trends

Your Association Members & Customers Have an Ear for Podcasts

WBT Systems

Honestly, I don’t think I would say there’s a type of learning that you couldn’t make this work for,” said Jeffrey D’Anza, design consultant with Nationwide Insurance. The post Your Association Members & Customers Have an Ear for Podcasts appeared first on WBT Systems. Associations Blog adult learning association content Continuing Professional Development Design e-Learning elearning marketing Online education tips

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

As these systems catch up, this will make the market really hard for Saba and SumTotal. Other data in the report points to particular barriers and the importance of particular features during Learning Management System (LMS) Selection. Some other posts in my blog around Learning Management Systems: Learning Management Systems (LMS) Gotchas Tracking Without an LMS LMS Dissatisfaction on the Rise Do You WANT an LMS? TopClass e-Learning Suite WBT Systems 2 8.25

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2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best

Talented Learning

These systems must balance flexibility with proven industrial-strength functionality. Mandatory features include robust administrative capabilities, extensive domain and audience segmentation, globalization and localization, ecommerce, mobile delivery, sophisticated reporting, and API-based integration with other business systems and resources. The world’s largest organizations typically standardize on these systems. SumTotal Systems. WBT Systems.

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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.

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