Let the Rants Begin – Learning System Edition

eLearning 24-7

I merely note this because a few times a year, I look at the e-learning industry, with a heavy dose towards the learning system space, and then a few droplets on other e-learning solutions. Why pay for folks who are not using the system? Microsoft Viva Learning.

Executive Roundtable – Learning Systems Execs Q/A

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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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Extended Enterprise Learning Systems: Shifting Into High Gear

Talented Learning

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.

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.

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. . E-Learning 24/7.

Types of Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

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?

NexGen Learning System Grid 2018-19

eLearning 24-7

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.

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!

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.

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

Talented Learning

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.” No organization can afford to overlook innovation indefinitely. What kind of role should AI play in extended enterprise learning ?

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

Talented Learning

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

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.

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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. That’s why I invite innovation leaders to share updates in these 30-minute audio sprints.

Online Customer Training: Behind the Surge in Specialized Learning Systems

Talented Learning

With results like these, it’s no wonder why customer training platforms are one of the hottest segments in today’s learning systems market. Until a few years ago, customer training platforms didn’t even exist as a separate segment of the learning management system (LMS) market. They actually evolved from employee-focused learning systems that were introduced nearly 30 years ago. Choosing to Learn: The Psychology of Customer Education.

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?

Learning Pool’s revolutionary Learning Experience Platform -LXP- making waves on the 2020 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems

Learning Pool

Learning Pool is thrilled to announce that it has entered Fosway’s prestigious 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems as Potential Challenger on a forward trajectory, recognizing the company’s acceleration in growth and performance over the last 12 months. About Learning Pool.

Podcast Episode 1: How Learning Systems Advisory Services Add Value – With John Llamas

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! Do you want to learn from experts about how to achieve more with learning solutions that serve employees, customers, channel partners and others in your organization’s value chain? On a regular basis, I’ll be interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learningvendor executives, consultants, customers and more.

HT2 Labs Announce Shortlist for the Learning Locker® Awards for Innovation

HT2 Labs

Oxford, UK: HT2 Labs reveal the shortlist for up to 7 categories for applications to the Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019. For the first time at HT2 Labs, success stories among the global Learning Locker® community are to be celebrated with the Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019. Best use of Learning Locker® to Prove the Impact of Learning on Performance (Non-Vendor). Learning Pool. Learning Pool. Learning Templates.

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.

HT2 Labs Announce Learning Locker Open Source Awards for Innovation

HT2 Labs

Oxford, UK: HT2 Labs reveal the opening of the Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019; for both Open Source and Enterprise users of the Learning Locker LRS. For the first time at HT2 Labs, success stories within the global Learning Locker® Community are to be celebrated with the Learning Locker® Open Source Awards 2019. Best use of Learning Locker® to Enable a Next Generation Learning System. Best use of Learning Locker® for Education.

Innovation and Feature set distinguishes Learning Pool on 2020 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning

Learning Pool

Learning Pool is thrilled to announce that it has retained its position as Core Leader in this year’s Fosway 9-Grid™ with advancing trajectories in Market Presence, Performance and Potential. The Fosway 9-Grid™ is a leading, five-dimensional market analysis model that assesses the position of different solutions and providers in the European Learning market. Learning Pool is exhibiting at Learning Technologies 12-13 th February 2020, on stand D20.

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. 2) Broader Reach : The combined customer base will drive stronger content, support, systems integration and technology partnerships around the globe.

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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.

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?” They are “known” by the system and they must comply with mandated training assignments. On the other hand, customers and business partners can’t be forced to engage in learning activities. So Many Learning Systems – So Little Time. Elearning system.

LMS or LXP – Confused?

eLearning 24-7

not suppliers), on what they are seeking in a learning system, often noting the LMS and an LXP. Some want a hybrid of the two, others want features that they believe may not exist in one system or another. Sure a vendor can say we are an LXP, but a LMS too or vice versa. LMS vendors on the other hand are adding LXP features, to counter, and in some marketing may note, learning experience blah blah. . No, it is not learning software.

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. Fulfillment systems.

Ponder This in your LMS and LXP

eLearning 24-7

It’s not like I sit here staring out onto the sea of Cortez contemplating whether a shark the size of a whale is out there (rumors say yes), but, I do more often than not, look at what it taking place in the e-learning space and ponder. Buzz Words in the Learning System Space. The term coach in the business world is not the same as “coaching” in the learning system space. Out – Machine Learning. Skill-based learning.

Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

How Learning Tech Buyers Can Prepare for ASAE. ASAE is also the place to be if you’re interested in new association learning technology. Each year, the variety of tools displayed in the vendor expo grows deeper and more expansive. So why not take an independent learning systems advisor along for the ride? AWARDS – Our choices for the Top 25 Continuing Education Systems in 2019. 2) How can you build a great online destination for learning?

Organizations as Communities - Part 1

ID Reflections

An organization’s communities today cannot be restricted to its internal employees but would extend to include contractual and contingent workers, partners, vendors and suppliers, and also customers and competitors ? — ? Ref: [link] A lack of Systems Thinking and understanding of Complex Adaptive Systems coupled with the desire/pressure for limitless growth have led organizations toward the kind of tunnel vision which has collectively led us to a place no one wanted to reach.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

As fiercely independent learning systems analysts, we’re not rock stars in the traditional sense, but we are rocking out some hits of a certain kind. but after four years of nonstop blogging, webinars, research and reviews, we have attracted a following of tens of thousands of extended enterprise learning fans and practitioners from around the globe. And how can you minimize growing pains when demand for learning content increases?

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

Talented Learning

1) What can associations learn about member education from other sources of professional development? Talk with consultants who’ve helped other organizations retool their learning programs. But associations are uniquely compelling because community-driven social learning is part of the association experience. However, they can digest learning content in short bursts. Will we be able to find a high-quality learning system? WANT TO LEARN MORE?

How to Choose the Right LMS? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

How exactly can you avoid missteps when selecting a learning system ? As an independent learning tech consultant, I hear questions like that all the time. If you need advice about learning technology (especially for extended enterprise needs), submit your question here. The learning systems market has become remarkably broad and diverse. In fact, nearly 1000 vendors are on our radar! Helping you pick the best fit from that shortlist of vendors.

Software Demo Tips: What Works? Ask an LMS Selection Consultant

Talented Learning

If you subscribe to this blog , or listen to our podcasts , or attend our webinars , you probably think of Talented Learning as a free source of fiercely indeperndent information for LMS buyers and sellers – but that’s only part of our story. We actually earn our living by providing comprehensive learning software selection services. Learning Software Selection: A Matchmaker’s View. For each opportunity, we’ve shortlisted 4 qualified vendors.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

So as you prepare for what’s ahead, join me as I reflect on topics that mattered most to the extended enterprise learning community in 2018. If I could choose a keyword to describe this year’s learning systems landscape, it would be “dynamic.” Regular readers know that this blog isn’t the only way we share advice with learning technology buyers and sellers. How does it improve learning analytics?

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What I have Learned (in the last 2mths)

eLearning 24-7

Learned. #1 1 – Many vendors in the EdTech market have done a poor job, helping their school clients during the Pandemic. If you do any cursory search you will find that the whole learning system experience, as a whole, has been awful in the Edtech space – from a child – the student, and parent perspective. It does no one any good, when this occurs and no wonder, more folks enjoy the bash of e-learning as a result. A learning moment. .

Learning Thursday #10 – The Many Acronyms of Learning Technology

Adobe Captivate

Learning Thursday is a blog series that features a new L&D article every other week along with discussion points. Check out the last Learning Thursday here. Have you ever noticed how many acronyms there are in the learning and development industry? Every instructional design model, every teaching method, and every new flavor of learning technology has an acronym. Take learning technology vendors for example.

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

Talented Learning

But human determination and innovation are giving this virus a run for its money. As I discussed in last week’s post , organizations everywhere are suddenly taking a crash course in virtual learning. 3) Learning and Business Services. 4) Virtual Learning How-To Resources.

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).

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?

Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 32 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. Open source vendors are only a subset of that niche, with maybe hundreds of companies.