Cornerstone-Saba Acquisition: What Does it Mean for LMS Customers?

Talented Learning

Last week – less than two months into 2020 – one of the biggest acquisitions in learning systems history was announced. Cornerstone plans to acquire Saba for a hefty $1.395 billion. Doesn’t sound like Saba customers will see much upside anytime soon.

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Recommended Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

T his post covers a list of systems that I’d recommend on any given day, that based on nearly 20 years of experience in online learning, and witnessing the trends, the duds, the promises and disappoints. What it isn’t – is a list of systems based on a 15 point criteria that I use for my Top 50 for 2020. That said, I will say to you, that before you just buy the learning system, please, please do due diligence on the system.

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Learning System Award Winners 2019

eLearning 24-7

Ed McMahon is not back (he’s dead after all), but in his honor, and without you having to buy an overpriced magazine, I present you with early award winners in various learning system categories, for 2019. . But first… What is a Learning System? Because of the size of the market and split out of types of systems, it made sense to create an umbrella term and then place the main four types of systems under said umbrella. . Saba was #2.

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. Our trends lists reflect how learning systems buyers are actually driving innovation with their dollars!

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. Saba acquired Halogen.

Top 85 Learning Systems for 2020

eLearning 24-7

It does seem like such a large number, but when you realize that there are over 1,300 learning systems around the world, 85 isn’t such a big number. People always inquire why I like one system over the next, and how their system (if they are a vendor) is not on the list or if a customer, how the system they purchased is not on the list. Plus, I always recommend going 3rd party authoring tool, even if your system comes with one. Saba Cloud (*).

Early Look – Top 50 Learning Systems 4 2018

eLearning 24-7

I was going to cover my Corporate Learning Systems forecast for 2018, but decided instead to discuss the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2018. Now, you will not see the final rankings as a whole for the Learning Systems (i.e. the Top 50), but there are some individual learning systems in various categories and those will be identified. Nowadays at least to me, the applicable umbrella term should be and will be Learning Systems.

Extended Enterprise Compliance: Mapping the Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Extended enterprise compliance isn’t a one-way street. It can help make the extended enterprise compliance process much easier to navigate. Extended Enterprise Compliance Use Case. 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. It isn’t even a two-way street or a highway.

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

eLearning 24-7

This year’s Top 50 learning systems for 2018 is now out, and we are doing it a bit different this year. comparison of a system that focuses on SMB vs another that is SMB, rather than SMB vs. 50,000+ employees; equally, someone focusing only on B2B/B2C should be compared to other vendors only focused on B2B/B2C and not say comparing an internal only system to one that is B2B/B2C, because there will be some functionality differentials). E-Learning 24/7.

Who’s The Best: Learning System Tourney

eLearning 24-7

Besides my Top 50, I’ve toyed with the idea of having a tourney of learning systems. I picked the systems via various categories of consideration. In fact, plenty of the systems in this year’s tourney are not in my Top 50. While there are plenty of vendors who cross over into all sections, I placed them into one specific segment of the learning system space. For this debut, I went with just 64 systems. Employee-Based System.

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. The “Extended Enterprise” Worldview. What exactly do we mean by the term “extended enterprise” ? Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees. EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES. Ask a learning tech analyst. eLogic Learning.

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. New year.

Top 20 Learning Systems for 2020

eLearning 24-7

Okay, this is the continuation of the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2020. Below are the Top 20 Learning Systems (of those Top 50). . Unless otherwise noted, all of the systems can be found on Findanlms.com. Very rare in the learning system space, let alone SEP.

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?” Primarily because employee educational goals, interests and motivations don’t apply to extended enterprise learners. They are “known” by the system and they must comply with mandated training assignments. Say you’re a corporate extended enterprise buyer.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Corporate Extended Enterprise Systems

Talented Learning

Today is a banner day for extended enterprise education , because today we’re unveiling the new face of learning systems excellence – The 2019 Talented Learning Awards! As outlined last month , we’re simplifying the way we honor the best learning systems by focusing on two key extended enterprise categories: CORPORATE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE: Business-oriented solutions targeting external audiences such as customers, channel partners, suppliers and contractors.

LMSs that kick ass: Saba

Janet Clarey

The sixth LMS in the LMSs that kick ass Friday series is Saba. Saba’s primary market is corporate learning with just more than half of all implementations installed behind-the-firewall (largest implementation 2,000,000 learners). Saba is a major player among corporate LMSs -you can say it’s a benchmark system. Director, Product Strategy who is responsible for Saba’s Social Media strategy about their product “ Saba Social.&#.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, July 10, 2007 e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems e-Learning Guild presentation on Synchronous Learning Systems hosted by Steve Wexler, Karen Hyder, and Karl Kapp. Steve Wexler waxed poetic about his job and the opp to work with such great people at the e-Learning Guild. Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.

A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

I will go thru several areas for e-learning, not just learning systems, although by far, it will be the most, since a lot has happened in 2020. . that needed a system. The most effective way to learn is to a. Learning Systems . E-Learning 24/7 .

2019 Turkey Awards

eLearning 24-7

Truly coveted by those in the know, who know, they really shouldn’t be in the e-learning industry. . Just as last year, the Turkey Award focuses on systems and marketing spin. E-Learning Marketing Words – Stand on your Soapbox and Stop the Madness. Learning System.

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What is the Importance of SCORM Compliant LMS?

G-Cube

From its conception in the year 2000, SCORM or Shareable Content Object Reference Model holds the utmost importance in enterprises that embrace technology-led learning. There are multiple benefits of deploying a SCORM compliant LMS within an enterprise.

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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.

LMS State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

Learning Systems. Learning Platforms. Learning Management Systems. Caribbean – Across the board, virtually every island is doing e-learning – not one truly stands out. Market with high revenue potential, yet has minimal competition – Content providers, B2B – unique angle – many systems do not understand the space, nor have a system that truly delivers what these markets need. Predictive Learning.

The Latest LMS Insight

eLearning 24-7

Every E-Learning vendor should want your business and treat you as they would want to be treated. That every e-learning vendor who receives an internet inquiry, responds in a personal nature – rather than responding with a canned message, a pre-sales pitch or a pre-something pitch. The term “traditional” is also being applied to established systems, in terms of length in the industry, and thus if you have been around a long time – you must be traditional.

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Avoiding the LMS Overkill

QuoDeck

This requirement for learning has spawned the multi-billion-dollar Learning Management System (LMS) industry. Because you might just end up with a system that is nightmarish to implement and, altogether, too complex for your audience to use. The truth is that given the size of the target base, experience with learning systems and the complexity of training to be administered, enterprises have different learning requirements at different points in time.

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#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

eLearning 24-7

This is a system that has a lot of potential, but still lacking a few key items in the areas of classroom management, compliance, gamification (no leaderboard), event management and so on. If you are willing to wait it out, until many of features I would find useful (and in many cases standard among the LMS space), then this is a system to explore. I place the system in my good to excellent category, simply because of its potential. They sell the system two ways.

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

But it's not really an enterprise LMS and has some very serious deficiencies when it comes to many of the needs of corporate training departements. Oracle's ( Learning Management and PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management but less so it's iLearning ) and SAP Enterprise Learning score better than I would have expected. As these systems catch up, this will make the market really hard for Saba and SumTotal. NetDimensions Enterprise.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Recently, the concept of corporate learning ecosystems has grown increasingly popular — and with good reason. Imagine creating a dynamic, intelligent learning infrastructure that engages your far-flung workforce, wherever those individuals may be. Now imagine accomplishing all of that without having to retire your existing talent management system of record. 2) Learning Experience. For example: Learning Experience Platforms. 3) Learning Content.

The NexGen LMS Grid

eLearning 24-7

While there are well over 1,300 systems (LMS and subsets including learning platforms, sales enablement platforms, reinforcement learning platforms, etc.) The sample size for the debut grid was 250 vendors across multiple landscapes in the learning system space. Vendors who focused on small business, SMB, mid-size, large, enterprise, extended enterprise and anything else were in the sample. eLogic Learning. P2P learning on its way.

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Opinion: The LMS Isn’t Dead … Yet

CLO Magazine

For example, read the battling viewpoints expressed on this site between Carol Leaman of Axonify and Joe Majors of Saba. Leaman believes the LMS is close to extinction due to the rapid growth of tools and resources that deliver learning outside the LMS. The challenge, he says, actually lies with learning leaders not fully understanding how to best use an LMS. Generally, we define software systems by the common sets of functionality they share.

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Do We Still Need the LMS?

CLO Magazine

billion into various types of learning and training companies in 2016, and the number appears to be going up in 2017. Saba Software, one of the pioneers in enterprise learning technology, was founded less than 20 years ago, and since then the market has exploded. Employees want to learn in personalized, microlearning bursts. Over a given week our research shows that people spend about 1 percent of their time on learning.

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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 informal learning trend is unlikely to change soon, so training professionals need to find a way to address it.

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Learning Goes Social

CLO Magazine

New technology is empowering employees more than ever to control their own learning and development. As corporate America continues to embrace social tools for learning and development, social learning has shed its reputation as a transient industry buzzword. With a laser-like focus on the end user, emerging technologies are shifting some of the power and onus from the learning function to the individual learner. Learning materials must be easily accessible.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

The need for a dedicated learning solution in changing times. In his masterpiece Future Shock, Alvin Toffler has noted how the most literate persons of 21st century will not be those who can read or write, but those who can “learn, unlearn and relearn.”. Learning is getting experiential. Organizations are smart enough to see through this shift — traditional course-based learning is on its way out, skill-based learning is creeping in! Learning happens on demand.

Why do you require a specialized learning platform and not a learning module of an HCM?

Disprz

The need for a dedicated learning solution in changing times. In his masterpiece Future Shock, Alvin Toffler has noted how the most literate persons of 21st century will not be those who can read or write, but those who can “learn, unlearn and relearn.”. Learning is getting experiential. Organizations are smart enough to see through this shift — traditional course-based learning is on its way out, skill-based learning is creeping in! Learning happens on demand.

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.

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Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Monday, April 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Straight Talk: Communication and Connection Skills to Increase Influence (Free for ATD members) Learn effective communication techniques to improve your communication skills, and learn to connect effectively to leverage those communication skills. In this webcast, you’ll learn: The foundational communication principle to increase influence with others. Learn how to handle disruptive behaviour before it rears its ugly head!

Free L&D webinars for October 2017

Limestone Learning

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. In this webcast, you’ll learn: Three best practices for creating new videos. About the benefits of peer-to-peer video-based learning. And you'll learn how to do it all using nothing but standard PowerPoint and a good story. Microlearning has nothing to do with learning.