Top 10 Learning Systems for 2021

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For those new, each year, I publish what I see will be the top 10 systems for the coming year, based on a set of criteria (which will be listed shortly). When a system says they are forward-thinking, a roadmap really comes into play. Learning Systems is an umbrella term.

Learning System Forecasts 2019

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Who would have guessed that VR would be on wobbly ground in the corporate learning space for the majority of verticals? Who would have seen that Amazon is working on a commercial LMS, which based on the background of the person running Learning Products, doesn’t really point towards an LMS like you know the term actually means (I’ll get to that shortly)? and BTW for the last time, Google Classroom is not an LMS). . Micro-learning -When will it end?

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NexGen Learning System Grid 2018-19

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To the 2018-19 Learning System Grid,identifying the Leaders, Risers, Steady and Slow vendors for NexGen functionality. . For this year’s grid, an additional vendor was added per group (last year it was five per grid). NexGen Functionality Tier 2 (Not every vendor has all of these items, just an fyi). As a vendor you may say to yourselves, “Hey we have 100% of NexGen Tier 1 and 40% tier 2, how come we are not here?” E-Learning 24/7.

NexGen Tier2 Learning Systems

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A year ago I wrote about NexGen functionality in any learning system. The reason behind it was simply that so many vendors pitch they are NexGen (often referring to it as Next Generation), when in fact, they are not. This is to say, that any learning system vendor who tells you they are NexGen, should have Tier 1 functionality (in its entirety or at least 60% of it). If there was any learning system that screams going NexGen it is them. .

NexGen Learning Systems T-Grid 2019-20

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Nowadays every learning system vendor out there will tell you their system is Next Generation or some nuanced spin that goes towards NexGen. The problem is that for most of the systems, it just isn’t the case. This is due to a couple of key factors: They do not know what constitutes a system to be NexGen. I mean NexGen of 2017 is not the same as a system that is NexGen 2019, or at least you hope it is not the same. 120 is a perfect system.

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.

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2020 (Rankings #50 to #40)

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It’s that time of the year, to announce my Top 50 Learning Systems for 2020, starting off with the rankings of #50 to #40. The initial list of vendors for consideration was 1,000 around the world. If your vendor isn’t on the list, it doesn’t mean they are a bad system or whatever. You may love your system, and I’m totally cool with that. Number of clients a vendor had, was not a factor in the process. Type of system.

Early Look – Top 50 Learning Systems 4 2018

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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.

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!

Learning Systems for 2018 (#25 to #16)

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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.

Top 20 Learning Systems for 2020

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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. Select up to four vendors and compare them! Sales Enablement Platform – which is a system that has sales capabilities within it, plus learning components as well. Very rare in the learning system space, let alone SEP.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2019

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The downside to this, is I wasn’t able to listen to Death Cab for Cutie (a band), but on the upside, I learned that this person was one of the first 100 employees ever to work at Microsoft. First, when our discussion turned to machine learning, he said, “People forget that computers are really dumb,” and in the end of everything, its all binary – i.e. 1’s and 0s. Every one of these vendors can be found on my platform, FindAnLMS.com.

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

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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 .

Top 10 LXPs for 2020

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Can compete with any learning system out there, by the way. Extension bookmarklet is fantastic, the block widgets that appear on the top of the search engines (including Google) showing the content that aligns to what you are seeking is quite nice. But still a top 10 system.

Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

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One of the areas that always gain interest and usage are open source systems, that is to say, free open source code (some are not), to which any organization, company, educational setting, government and so forth can build their own system (often noted as home-grown) and do what they wish with it.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

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Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). I did tweet a few of these sites and if you follow me, you can review my past tweets and locate them or search Google or any other search engine for the sites. Mobile Learning Tools. You must have the Moodle system. Mobile Learning Systems. Mobile Browser Testing Systems.

Open Source and Free: Mobile Learning Tools, M-Learning Systems, SCORM

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Below is a list of various open source and free tools including: m-learning, testing web pages in browsers, mobile learning systems, SCORM and the lame PENS (IMO). I did tweet a few of these sites and if you follow me, you can review my past tweets and locate them or search Google or any other search engine for the sites. Mobile Learning Tools. You must have the Moodle system. Mobile Learning Systems. Mobile Browser Testing Systems.

10 Systems I’d recommend on any given day

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To be quite honest, I could easily name 100 systems that I would recommend on any given day, depending of course on your use case, business goals/objectives, feature sets, and so forth. Budget is always an important one, okay it is the main one because a system can have everything you need, match your use case perfectly, but the one little item, it is not in your budget. Support plays a crucial component here because it is the number one reason, why people leave a learning system.

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. Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition. Why Are Continuing Education Systems Special? WBT Systems. 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. Ever since cloud technology burst onto the scene a decade ago, hundreds of new learning solutions have entered the market. Absorb Software Acquires Cloud-Based Learning Tech Company, ePath Learning.

Corporate Forecasts for 2018 (E and I)

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And now onto the Corporate forecasts for 2018, for e-learning and immersive learning. Learning Systems. Expect to see an increase and focus on “skills”, whether it is skill-building, retaining skills or expanding someone’s skill set; vendors who really push this route, should include a KRT (knowledge reinforcement tool), however what I am seeing is that this secondary function will be slow. Learning Engagement Platforms grow dramatically.

gLMS is coming - Google Gears

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This post isn't about Google Gears as much as it is about what it signals to the learning industry. So blackboard patents the stupidity of eLearning systems. Isn't everything basically a learning system? AND it can all be done without the use of ANY eLearning system. Google did. Its called Google Gears and its just another step closer to the browser being the ultimate delivery tool for learning.

Video Learning Platforms

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People who bought HD-DVD players – learn that they make great flying objects out of five story buildings. 2013 - LMSs are not the only learning system in town. The new kids of the block (please no jokes here) are Video Learning Platforms. Video in e-learning means something quite different than video in its usual term. Other options – depends on the vendor. M-Learning support – all devices including iPad and other tablets.

Product Review: Knoodle

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Import from Google docs. Access Links – can be sent to users so they can view the presentation directly and the system shows you (the client – not end user) how the end users are accessing the presentation. I couldn’t see how they could call themselves a social learning platform, because it seemed more to be an online authoring system or if you want to stretch it, a hybrid next gen lite LMS. E-Learning 24/7. Everyone loves to receive gifts.

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

Talented Learning

As I discussed in last week’s post , organizations everywhere are suddenly taking a crash course in virtual learning. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. 3) Learning and Business Services. 4) Virtual Learning How-To Resources. Also, if you hear about other offers that learning professionals would appreciate, please let us know. 1) LEARNING TECHNOLOGY OFFERS. via My Learning Hub.

What to Expect in a Channel Partner LMS

Talented Learning

Instead, you must draw them into your learning environment and give them a good reason to stay. As an independent learning tech consultant, I know it pays to choose a system that fulfills your unique partner training requirements. But with more than 1000 available learning systems, how do you find the best solution for your particular needs? How does that translate into system requirements? Plus, updating content in other systems is a nightmare.

LMS State of Affairs

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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.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. It is essential for any association learning management system (LMS). Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. Public social media vs. private association social learning? Social inside the LMS or in an independent, proprietary system?

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. Regardless, they need to learn and learn fast.

Why do searches on e-Learning terms drop dramatically?

Challenge to Learn

Searches on Google on some e-Learning related terms are dropping year by year: searches on Instructional design for example dropped by 80% since 2005. Is this a decline in interest for e-Learning or is a signal for something else? I do not believe it is a declining interest in e-Learning. The e-Learning market is over 50 billion and is growing with double digits each year. The same thing is now happening in e-Learning. e-Learning

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Product Review: Saba Social

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So, when I went and checked out Saba Social, Saba’s new social learning platform, I had very low expectations. Bookmark feature is interesting, but with this one item – Saba’s past UI issues appear – too bad, it has an spin on the bookmark concept.epub file upload that worked, which is rarely seen in any file acceptance of other social learning systems and even the majority of e-learning solutions to begin with. Learning. Learning.

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Why do searches on e-Learning terms drop dramatically?

Challenge to Learn

Searches on Google on some e-Learning related terms are dropping year by year: searches on Instructional design for example dropped by 80% since 2005. Is this a decline in interest for e-Learning or is a signal for something else? I do not believe it is a declining interest in e-Learning. The e-Learning market is over 50 billion and is growing with double digits each year. The same thing is now happening in e-Learning. e-Learning

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Top 10 LXPs for 2019-2020

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are from 2019, and knowing (well I do) some changes in the space with a few vendors in 2020, their will likely be a couple of key players that make an impact in 2020, because of their rollout (i.e. new, but has done other things in the e-learning industry) or they are switching over to an LXP, formally an LMS, or they are rolling out their own LXP (they already have an LMS too). . Best of all, the FindAnLMS concierge program is now included with every system on the search engine.

Top 10 LXP/DLP Mid-Year Rankings

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Because of my new approach to the rankings for 2021, mid-year rankings are part of the selection process, and tracking of the Top 10, and those out of the top 10, will continue right up to final rankings for 20-21 for LXP/DLP and then the top five are placed into a “pool” if you will, of other top-ranked learning systems in various verticals and horizontals, for consideration in the 2021-22 Top 20 Rankings. Assigned learning is huge. other clients in the system).

The ABCs of Choosing the Right LMS

Overnite Software

A Google search for a Learning Management System (LMS) that fits your company’s needs will furnish you with a mind-blowing number of options to consider. As your training program develops, you’ll want a dedicated and available support system. Seek out reviews, and ask LMS vendors for references before you take the plunge. Make sure to ask LMS vendors how prepared and dedicated they are to help you reach milestones and deadlines.

Avoiding the LMS Overkill

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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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