2020 Learning System Awards (by Vertical/Industry)

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And now, it is time for the 2020 Learning System Awards by Verticals/Industries. There was no award submission here for any of these, this is based on my analysis of 1,000 learning systems worldwide (although they are more than 1,300 – but I prefer to use a smaller sample).

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.

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2020 NexGen T-Grid Learning Systems

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I contemplated for days on what was best way to present information on a topic that is built upon deep analysis of hundreds of learning systems around the world. Learning Environment, Course Standard. Machine Learning and Playlists.

Association Learning System Rankings

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The Association market is by far, IMO, one of the top three markets, that as a vendor, you should be in. Typically for trade, you are providing training (some refer to it as education) to the owners of said businesses, and in many cases it might trickle down to the employees, depending on the type of vertical/industry the trade association is in. Thus, at the end of the day, your job is to convince the member committee that System X is the best system for the association.

Learning System Vendors Support Ratings

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And if you are like me, having outstanding support when it comes to your learning system should equally be of high importance. Yet in both cases, for the most part, the results on the part of learning systems in the past has been mixed. There has never been an accurate number of how many learning system vendors actually have a training department, let alone trainers who provide said training, or customer education. Vendors presented in blog.

Recommended Learning Systems

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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.

Learning System Award Winners 2019

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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. . E-Learning 24/7.

Types of Learning Systems

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The notion of types of personalities, aligns in some ways with types of systems, in that there is a lot of leeway in terms of what it actually means, with some folks saying this, when in fact it is that. . There is no better place to see this then our fine world of e-learning, which was devised to be an umbrella term for everything that is well, online learning. An LMS thus is under e-learning. e-learning. e-learning. Micro-learning platforms?

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)? Based on some exploration, it is clear to me they have a couple of routes to go in terms of the system.

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. 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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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 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. 120 is a perfect system. Machine Learning.

Top 85 Learning Systems for 2020

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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. And is one that is often overlooked when folks are considering a vendor. Machine Learning is all the Rage.

Expect 2 C in Learning Systems 2021

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I mean, when you consider that “communities” in learning systems are roaring back (although in all honesty, they never left), as though it is some whiz and wow thing, having a “2” to represent “two” and “C” to represent “see” isn’t so outrageous is it? . COVID and Learning Systems. And you would think, that every learning system in the world, would realize that. E-Learning 24/7.

Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

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” Having participated in more than 200 learning systems evaluations , I’ve seen some monster misses. But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think. Sounds obvious – but you’d be surprised how many vendors ignore requested input. As a vendor, you can demonstrate leadership by seeking clarification. LMS buyers don’t evaluate software vendors on product features and functionality, alone.

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Extended Enterprise Learning Systems: Shifting Into High Gear

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For more than five years, I’ve been talking and writing nonstop about the business value of extended enterprise learning. In fact, today I’m doubling down on my advice about investing in extended enterprise learning solutions. What Makes Extended Enterprise Learning Such a Smart Move? Other Reasons to Embrace Extended Enterprise Learning. Why Is Extended Enterprise Learning Gaining Steam Now? Key Developments in Extended Enterprise Learning.

Top 10 Learning Systems for 2018

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The sun is setting and the only thing on my mind right now, is the Top 10 learning systems for 2018. 10 Cornerstone Learn – Heyo! Across the system though it is still a mixed bag, some nice, some improvements needed. 9 SumTotal Learn – UI/UX is strong. System now comes with 80 courses (titles were unavailable to me during this post). 8 Learn Amp – Learning Engagement Platform that has the functionality you expect to see in other LEPs.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

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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.

COVID19 and Learning Systems Trends

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In the learning system space, despite what you may have heard or read, or in some cases, read pre-pandemic for projections, for many of the vendors, it is equally rough in comparison to many other industries, regardless if they are brick and mortar or online only. Vendors found that if the customer was already in project mode (i.e. the system was being built or contract was signed), then they were moving forward. API fees reduced, some vendors waived.

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

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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.

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 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.

How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

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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).

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

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” 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.

Learning Measurement: Top Tips From Industry Experts

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Last summer, I started a new series that highlights the best advice I’ve heard from guests on our podcast, The Talented Learning Show and our long-running, live monthly webinar series. Regardless of the core topic or use case, every conversation eventually leads to learning measurement.

Who’s The Best: Learning System Tourney

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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.

Gender Inequality at the Executive Level in the Learning System Market

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It appears everywhere you go in the learning system space. It is something in one way you wouldn’t expect in 2019, and yet in another way, based upon other industries such as tech, it is in alignment, and not in a plus perspective. What I am referring to is gender at the executive level, and the low numbers of female executives in an industry which prides itself as forward-thinking. Vendors of all sizes, employee wise and revenue wise, are included in the study. .

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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.

LMS Awards Just Got Better: A New Way to Celebrate Learning Systems Excellence

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So I’m not surprised when Talented Learning fans ask me when we’ll announce our annual LMS Awards. Why is this a good time to rethink the way we recognize learning systems excellence? We want to reflect those changes and provide more value to both learning systems buyers and sellers. Exactly 5 years ago, we opened the doors at Talented Learning. Introducing the 2019 Learning Systems Awards.

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

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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.

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Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

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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!

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

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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.

Online Customer Training: Behind the Surge in Specialized Learning Systems

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Once considered a nice-to-have option for product and service providers, customer training is now considered a strategic necessity for businesses in every industry – and with good reason. Recent research by the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) reveals the impact of training on several key dimensions of customer adoption: 68% of trained customers use products more often. This translated into costly user provisioning, security and systems integration issues.

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!

State of the E-Learning Industry 2019

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Normally, folks write up a state of the industry at the end of that year (as I did for 2017). And thus, comes the State of the E-Learning industry as rumble forward with 2019. Higher number of L&D folks finally seeing the value of personal and professional development thru the use of e-learning, especially with LMSs and LEP/LXPs. Change of messaging, and the seemingly misunderstanding by vendors that there is a difference between training and L&D.

A Look Back at Learning Systems in 2020 Featuring Insights from Craig Weiss

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Craig Weiss is the CEO and lead analyst for the Craig Weiss Group , which provides analyst, advisory and consulting services to buyers and vendors in the e-learning industry. This is an extremely important feature because it has a major impact on what users learn.

AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

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Yet many people still remain confused about the realities of artificial intelligence and its lesser-known subset, machine learning. As our lead analyst, John Leh, noted in a recent learning technology trends analysis, “It’s important to keep in mind that AI is hard to demonstrate and easy to exaggerate.” Here’s sobering proof: Recently, 2830 European startups were classified by industry tracking sites as “AI companies.”