What is your comfort level with your learning system?

eLearning 24-7

I often mention leasing a car when talking about a learning system. When you “buy” a learning system, you are actually leasing it. Oh, and it has to sit either on your own servers OR you pay to host it somewhere. Comfort Rating System.

Executive Roundtable – Learning Systems Execs Q/A

eLearning 24-7

Featuring top executives from a variety of learning systems. Systems that focus on Large Enterprise and Enterprise. Systems focusing on Small Business and mid-market. Example: Phil: T he Learning System Executives Roundtable. The First Time.

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Best Learning Systems for 500 or less learners

eLearning 24-7

1,000 is the magic number for a lot of vendors. There are vendors that unless you have a minimum of 1,000 end-users (regardless if they are employees, customers, etc.) That is another “sweet spot” for quite a few vendors. I surmise that these same systems (i.e.

Why did you buy your learning system?

eLearning 24-7

New System X is announced that it is coming out and is made by a well-known brand or a brand that you hear is great, didn’t like the first time around, but this is a new version, and just perhaps, perhaps it is a better fit. Why, did you purchase your learning system?

Employees and Your Learning System

eLearning 24-7

What I learned though, was that half of them were residents of Tombstone and surrounding areas, who everyday/weekend, dress up in their old west best, and walk around. I learned that the locals, were using real guns). Where are your servers being hosted? Learning Environment.

Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

eLearning 24-7

I note this, because this post covers my new Learning Systems RFP Template , which includes the latest NexGen Tier 4 feature sets. Simply speaking the systems are becoming extremely similar, with only minor differences. When see the template you are going to be like “this is a lot of features and categories, no vendor will complete all of this.” Vendors who gripe, clearly have never experienced a 10 page or more RFI/RFP (and high page RFPs are common). .

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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.

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

LMS vendors, I owe you a post. It’s hard to believe nearly two years have passed since I last shared tips for selling learning systems. This year, in addition to launching “The Talented Learning Show” podcast, writing 20 in-depth articles, hosting 5 webinars and developing several commissioned industry reports, we’ve been up to our eyeballs in an endless series of comprehensive LMS selection assignments.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Here’s my latest snapshot from the front lines of the learning technology space: LMS Trends Update. This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. Actually, this move toward specialization isn’t new – nor is it about learning technology, alone.

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. Last month, I published a mid-year learning technology trends update. In other words, I’m most interested in learning solutions designed for business customers and channel partners, association members, continuing education participants and the public-at-large. Interest in learning systems remains strong.

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.

Podcast 31: Inside Open Source Learning Systems – With eThink CEO Brian Carlson

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 31 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To find out more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in open source learning systems.

How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

eLearning 24-7

This post covers what you SHOULD NOT DO when buying any type of learning system, regardless if it is an LXP, LMS, Learning Platform, SEP, DLP or even any type of talent or performance management system (for the folks who are not looking at learning, but are looking at PM or TM). If you want to always pick the WRONG system, here is what you will always want to do. Top 10 Ways to Pick the WRONG learning system. at the vendor).

Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

Talented Learning

Currently, learning programs contribute nearly 25% of average non-dues association revenue, according to a 2017 Association Adviser poll. By thoughtfully implementing modern learning tools, content and delivery methods, you can provide high-value continuing education that complements your broader mission and purpose. Exactly how can an association learning system help you make the most of this opportunity?

Podcast Episode 5: Learning Systems the Dairy Queen Way – With Chris Shanks

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 5 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can benefit more fully from modern learning systems. On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. Follow The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

LMS Low-Cost Webinars Hosted eCommerce Subscriptions

Tony Karrer

They don't really have a tech team, so going with a hosted solution that would live at a subdomain would be best, i.e., subscribers would go to: learn.company.com in order to sign up, pay, and get access to webinars, content, etc. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) LMS Spotlight: Litmos Wait. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

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. People who have third party hosting (vs.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2019

eLearning 24-7

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.

FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

A new type of search, find, assess, engage platform where buyers and all types of learning system providers can connect. Because it is more than the usual search directory for learning systems, I thought it would make sense to go in more depth on the platform, how it will work, who is in it (as of August 23rd), how to register (hold off until Sept. After logging into the system, you will see your home dashboard along with some options on the left hand.

The Consumerization of Learning: Vendors Must Step Up Their Games by Chip Ramsey

Learning Solutions Magazine

Corporate technology buyers and users have learned to expect a host of challenges when installing any enterprise application. A vendor challenges other vendors to help fix what isn’t working. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems ManagementIsn’t it time to update the standards for enterprise software from the 1990s to meet 21st century demands for usability and mobile access?

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Previously, we explored extended enterprise learning tech trends , and talked about how organizations can choose the best learning system for their needs. With realistic expectations and the right approach, implementation can make your new learning system the success it deserves to be. However, it’s not the instant slam-dunk that some vendors may want you to believe – especially for extended enterprise learning. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

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.

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.

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

You may know me as an independent learning systems consultant. Six years ago I pivoted after 14 years on the front lines with two major commercial LMS vendors. I learned a lot during those years. Early open source learning systems were viable for academic applications.

Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial

eLearning 24-7

I’m on my way to get a car that enables me to launch a robust social learning system. OmniSocial is a social learning platform, with learning management capabilities and with the ability to select individual apps in the system and only use those you select to install onto your web site or learning portal. Because it offers the capability to start out using it either as the robust social learning product and ignore the LMS part (inc.

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.

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

But when it comes to supporting lifelong learning , they’re definitely not created equal. Over the past few years, I’ve helped more than 50 organizations choose a learning platform as a backbone for continuing education programs. However, the way they combine strategies and systems is as unique as the organizations, themselves. Lifelong Learning: Two Views. Are strategically committed to providing lifelong learning. 3) Learning Paths Help (Or Not).

Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Bob Mosher

CLO Magazine

Chief Learning Officer recently sat down with Bob Mosher, CEO and chief learning evangelist for APPLY Synergies. Chief Learning Officer: Where is your hometown? CLO: How did you first become interested in learning and development?

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Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

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.

Podcast 23: Open Source LMS Advantages – With Lars Hyland of Totara

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 23 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. But when should organizations choose an open source LMS platform as the backbone for extended enterprise learning ? Tune in now as I explore this topic with Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer of Totara Learning , a market-leading open source LMS pioneer. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

What is also frightening though to me, and people who know me can attest, very few haunted or creepy stuff scares me, are the amount of bad systems, bad content, erroneous information being presented to folks, looking to find the right solutions for the learning and training needs in the exciting world of e-learning. A revamped UI and enhanced UX, to enable you (the end-user) to search, explore, view and contact the best learning systems in the world.

Continuous Learning: The Social Give and Take of Podcasting

Talented Learning

I spent decades traveling for business and have long been addicted to audio learning content in all forms – including audio books , audio courses , talk-radio and now podcasts – to learn and help pass the travel time more quickly. Music is great, but on a seven-hour drive, nothing is better than audio learning. What I didn’t expect were the unintended, social learning benefits of podcasting. Continuous Learning: Vision vs. Reality. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PODCAST.

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?

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.

Podcast Episode 7: Modern Certification Programs – With Arleen Thomas

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 7 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can benefit more fully from modern learning systems. On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. Get The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

eLearning 24-7

Three months ago, only a few systems had either integrated for no additional charge or for additional fees, a talent management/performance management feature set. There is a growing list of vendors, including small/mid size that are adding talent management components that match the Big Dog systems. A couple of vendors have added HRIS modules. The challenge though is that there are customers who have no desire and zero interest to use or have a TM in their system.

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Podcast Episode 4: Achieving Franchise Learning ROI – With Mark Anderson

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 4 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can benefit more fully from modern learning solutions. On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. Follow The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

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