Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

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I note this, because this post covers my new Learning Systems RFP Template , which includes the latest NexGen Tier 4 feature sets. Why one RFP instead of specific ones for LXP and LMS? This is far better than them receiving a 20 page RFP or 100 page RFP. Vendors who gripe, clearly have never experienced a 10 page or more RFI/RFP (and high page RFPs are common). . Online proctoring is new to the corporate learning system market. . EXTRA! EXTRA!

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Meet the Hero of the Technical Sale: The Sales Engineer


Sales engineer” (SE) is the title you’re mostly likely to see on their business cards, however those in the business go by several titles. More often than not the word “engineer” is used, as in presales engineer, sales engineer , or solutions engineer.

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LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?

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Realize that in the LMS space, as mentioned before, the average time in the market is two to four years. Recognize that the “traditional” versus “non-traditional” terms are just marketing spin to try to influence one system (the one making that pitch) over another. Marketing spin is about getting you to buy one product versus another. That is a huge crowded market. Meet my friend, the RFP. LMS RFP Template (click the link).

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

It is moving the market in a particular direction (for better or worse). But we do have a ton of data from learning technology buyers and sellers and we have decades of experience in evaluating, recommending, marketing and implementing business learning platforms. 18 Market Expansion and Consolidation Roll On. Nevertheless, more powerful, easy-to-use VR capabilities are becoming accessible as a wider range of wireless VR headsets come to market.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

They’re digging deep with robust CRM data , marketing automation platforms and ecommerce strategies that target profitable learner segments, drive new revenue streams and maximize the lifetime value of every relationship. With smart marketing strategies and tools, attracting non-members is relatively easy, as well. If your association works with corporations, universities or other allies to extend your program reach, these constituents can offer a unique market perspective.

Moodle Services Provider – How would you Choose the Right One?


Draft a good RFP (Request for Proposal). Next, download an RFP template! Yes, there is a proper format for an RFP! Put in the right keywords in the search engine search bar. And trust us, ranking on search engines isn’t easy. It takes a whole lot of domain expertise and hold on the said topic to beat the search engine race. So, the ones you’d be looking at have already participated and won the search engine battle.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

It is likely that some of your training requirements will be common enough that a market already exists for the content. The other very important topic to discuss with regards to “do-it-yourself” e-Learning development is that there are many good authoring tools now on the market. Additionally, most of these new authoring tools will automatically handle a lot of the behind the scenes programming such as SCORM communication or quiz engine functionality.

Can you recommend an LMS?

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Yet, as I have often noted, it is rarely pushed upon in an RFP, let alone a demo. You the consumer can use the support card as part of your RFP process, which I strongly recommend. . Growth Engineering (Yes). eXact (LCMS) (Yes) – Best LCMS on the market. And many you can schedule a demo, send RFP, etc. Perhaps you have to someone you know. Or maybe you have posted this same question on various social media platforms such as Linkedin.

Cal State Online Plays Small Ball

Allison Rossett

At the get-go, Cal State Online will serve as an engine for marketing and technology support for sixty existing online programs. Other than an extensive RFP process which will invite experienced providers into some aspects of the mix, few details are provided. Tweet The California State University (CSU), the largest state university system in the United States, has at long last settled on an online learning strategy for its 23 campuses.

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Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

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Every vendor, with the exception of Blackboard (who is coming soon) can be found on FindAnLMS.com , my learning system search engine platform, an independent and trusted source to search, compare and engage with vendors in the learning system space. The number one reason folks leave systems is the lack of support, yet it is rarely inquired about in any RFP, let alone demos. Oh, and send them your amazing RFP. . #38

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

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That may not seem like a lot, but right now we are around.01%, for a market that is more than 1300 systems worldwide. One area to watch by the way with CC is the demand from the market for learners to become content builders/creators if you will. Where do you start?

Digital Learning Platforms In, LXP out

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There are quite a number of learning system vendors who say on their web site or in their marketing literature, “learning experiences”, when they are not an LXP, rather they are a learning platform or an LMS. Today, the learning system market is zeroing in on specific department in the corporate space, the L&D department. Read any marketing book or publication and the message is quite clear – if the brand isn’t working, re-brand.

Top LMS Industry Facts of 2016

iSpring Solutions

As far back as 30 years ago, there were around 15 LMS vendors on the market; today the number exceeds 700. The worth of the LMS market was measured at $2.5 These figures indicate a considerable financial contribution to the distance education field, not to mention the huge potential of the e-Learning market. Beginning in 2011, the growth rate of the e-Learning market amounted to 5.1% Shared. The LMS Industry is rapidly growing and developing.

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

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My learning system search engine is designed to provide an optimum experience each and every time. Premium vendors are listed up higher, as you would see in any search engine you use – i.e. some listings are higher. To RFP or not RFP. Plays well in the association, retail and hospitality markets to name a few. CourseStage* – Strong system in the association market. Plays well in the association market (on a side note).

What is an LXP and why do I want one?

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Are they the best ones in the market? Before doing that though, I would like to provide you with some trends, that I am seeing including one previously mentioned on what is happening between the LMS and LXP market, to my sadness. In fact, it is only in a couple compared to the entire market. Well, no one asked for Blu-Ray, and yet, surprise, surprise it dominated the market. Learning and Development is their target market in terms of an audience.

Types of Learning Systems

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Market Share. In the learning system space (learning systems being an umbrella term), the largest market by far are LMSs. There are already a couple of IOLs on the market, and based on what I am seeing, more to come. Others in the market are Allego, Mind Tickle! Axonify is a solid system with more functionality that the micro-learning market, who at one time had 10 of the standards of an LMS (out of the original 14). . reseller market). .

Out with the old into the new LMS: Part 2

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Type “Social learning LMS&# in your search engine or “Social Learning&# in your search engine and start going into the pages and not just looking at page one. Once you identify your LMS potentials, you can create a RFP or RFI with specific details you need and additional information on the company, etc. This is not a marketing or sales pitch angle, and that has been made clear to the vendors.

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Best of the Best – Top 5 Gamification LMSs

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Before, I dive in, let me notify you that you read more about each of these systems in my latest report, Top 50 LMS Mid-Year Rankings, which contains additional listings of the top three systems by vertical, market and additional genres, including mobile. The funny thing about Frog is that the system is an education system, which if you think about it, look at the education systems in the market and list those you can honestly say are fun to use. . 1 Growth Engineering.

CAC Conference: Student Presentations

Kapp Notes

I teach a class called “Managing Multimedia Projects” in that class students are given an RFP for an e-learning based proposal and they have to develop a solution. The proposal also included a marketing plan. The marketing plan focused on the generation of traffic and revenue. The marketing elements were a large part of their solution. There theme was: “Find what makes you happy.” They focused on search engine optimization.

Looking for an LMS at #ATD2018

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I want to hear them say, we offer or have, on/off synchronization – and explain in detail how it works with their system, what native apps do they offer (some do not have Android – which only has about 75% of the market share for mobile OS), what other functions does their mobile app include. Ask the questions on my LMS RFP Template. Give them my latest LMS RFP template (click to download). The show is nearly here.

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eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

These discussions center on what requirements should go into an LMS RFP and more broadly how the LMS should really be integrated into the organization. The content must content must be indexable, in other words, the search engine must be able to run through the content to see what's in there. First the search engine may not be able to index the content because it'd buried in a proprietary format. I've had a similar discussion several times over the past few months.

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2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

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Rev up those engines. Secondly, areas were identified by which a point total would be assigned based on them achieving all those points in that specific section (varied by each section – using my LMS RFP template – newest version, not yet posted, but will be included in the report for anyone to use). Do you offer additional components such as built in e-mail marketing, SEO, etc.? I’m here.

E-Learning Q&A November Issue

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The second driver is the education market. A couple of other markets I like are Germany, the Netherlands region and Russia. State of the LMS Industry for 2014 including trends, forecasts, emerging markets, etc. . along with my new updated LMS RFP for you to use and share. Growth Engineering. Back from Australia and boy are my arms tired (Yes, the worst joke ever!).

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LMS Potluck

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The book goes on sale the first week of October and will be an ebook only. As a bonus – buyers will receive my newest LMS RFP template (not available to others at this time), and access into a special site off the blog, with some very cool stuff. Growth Engineering. They push it in their marketing, their sales approach and even in communication with at least one analyst(moi). If you can’t then, ditch the marketing and move on.

One of These Services Is Not Like the Others

CLO Magazine

This can be one of the more difficult items to quantify due to the dependence on the capability, experience, market demand and other variables that affect the rate. Going to the American Program Bureau’s website and typing “sales trainers” in its search engine also will bring up a host of qualified individuals. To ensure learning services investments meet business requirements, the role of the purchasing agent, and the knowledge required, are evolving.

FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

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In the premium edition, the consumer (you) can schedule a demo with them right in the system (details in a second on how) and/or Send them your RFP – again right in the system. . You are not able to schedule a demo, send them an RFP or have them receive your information for contacting you and so forth. Schedule a Demo and Send RFP. Craig Weiss, The Craig Weiss Group, FindAnLMS – nor will you be added to any marketing list. September 6th, 2018.

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


This can include product training, sales training, support training or marketing guidance. If you’re selling courses online, it’s advisable to use an LMS that is PCI compliant or, like LearnUpon, integrates with PCI compliant transaction engines. RFP (Request for Proposal). During a selection process, an RFP document is prepared by organizations to help assess each vendor.

LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

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Rather, you are expected to see their “demo&# and then based on paper based literature, maybe your RFP (if you did one), make your selection and purchase. Would you buy a boat, without seeing if the engine works or if it does what they claim it does? The market is saturated with vendors, there are a lot of potential customers and I recognize that they want to take a deep look into my solution, try and test it out. Your market share is not endless.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2


There are now more than a thousand learning management systems on the market, including self-hosted and cloud-based options. If you are selling courses online you will definitely want to use an LMS that is PCI compliant or, like LearnUpon, integrates with PCI compliant transaction engines. In part 1 of this list, we worked through the most important eLearning related acronyms that you are likely to come across.

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. In years past, the same dozen or so vendors competed for all the LMS market share. Then we’ve boiled-off the marketing fluff and scientifically compared solutions by tracking and evaluating hundreds of LMS product, service and business characteristics. We participate in LMS demonstrations , study RFP responses and interview customer references.