LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil? A Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. Shopping without an RFP may seem faster, easier and less complex, but your selection process will be subjective and loaded with assumptions that increase risk. Clients expect me to help them avoid RFP missteps.

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In Pursuit of The RIGHT Learning Management System (LMS) for Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Until such times as systems can seamlessly track, report and produce useful data for the learning that occurs through the many little experiences in the daily workflow without manual intervention, I think it is still ‘work in progress’.” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him). THE JOURNEY: As you know, we are experiencing a major shift in the domain of ‘learning’. Even as we are writing this, learning is changing: From push to pull.

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Free Webinar: Select Your Ideal Learning Management System

Adobe Captivate

In May, I partnered with a continuing education organization to offer a class on how to select a learning technology platform. The description is below: Has your organization asked you to select a new learning technology platform or learning management system? Many learning professionals are asked to evaluate and purchase learning technology, and few of us have the background necessary to handle those tasks.

IN PURSUIT OF THE RIGHT LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) FOR TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Until such times as systems can seamlessly track, report and produce useful data for the learning that occurs through the many little experiences in the daily workflow without manual intervention, I think it is still ‘work in progress’.” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him) THE JOURNEY: As you know, we are experiencing a major shift in the domain of ‘learning’. Even as we are writing this, learning is changing: From push to pull.

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5 Must-Have LMS Features To Ensure Return On Investment

Docebo

As with most things in life, you get what you pay for – your learning technology solution is no different. . Just as you wouldn’t buy a car with missing parts because it was the cheaper option, it’s important to assess your learning technology solution, understanding how its various components work together to provide the most value for your investment (and so you wont regret the decision down the line!). 4) Multiple Learning Formats.

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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. 2) With so many learning systems, how do you keep track of them all? You’ll learn: .

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.

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.

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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You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. You’ll also have assistance with documentation, project management and other details that are often overlooked.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Throw out your learning technology playbook. How Will the Coronavirus Shape Virtual Learning and Work? Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. Are you in the learning technology or content business ? 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

7 Key Components Of The LMS Switching Process

Upside Learning

Given that the two systems would have completely different databases and different workflows, this component of the switching process is a real challenge and needs to planned and scoped in detail and with careful deliberation. Some areas within data migration to be taken care of are: Content Migration - This includes all learning material and also all logical entities like learning curriculum or learning plan or learning path, certifications, etc.

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LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges. Many LMS owners are frustrated with the limitations of their current learning infrastructure. Or they’ve given up entirely on their system of record, but don’t know how to choose a better solution from among hundreds that might work. You were forced to shoehorn your needs into a traditional multi-purpose system or cobble together your own solution.

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

So before we move on, I invite you to join me in revisiting this year’s most popular topics in extended enterprise learning. What Topics Were Most Popular in Extended Enterprise Learning? But I’m more interested in top takeaways from business-minded learning professionals.

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LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

It can manage elearning, ILT, dozens of languages, social integration, gamification, virtual classrooms and ecommerce. It is easy to start, use, integrate, manage and license. sales team to handle more sophisticated learning technology buying opportunities and RFPs, and has expanded implementation and support services staff to provide a higher level of help, guidance, expertise and ongoing support. Online content creation, management and reuse.

How to Choose an LMS That’s Right for Your Association

Abila

However, implementing a learning program with a corresponding learning management system (LMS) is easier said than done. With more than 700 learning management solutions in the marketplace, choosing the right one poses a unique challenge. Associations may struggle to find the technology that’s right for them, in part because they’re unsure about what they need in an LMS. Develop and issue a request for proposal (RFP).

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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?

The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

To find the best learning technology fit , we must sort through various learning platform types, license models , functionality, integration capacity , implementation services (or lack of) and overall costs. Complexity is the price we pay for the benefits of disruptive innovation caused by hundreds of new learning platforms entering the space since the rise of cloud computing over the past decade. 6) Request for Proposal (RFP). 6) Establish a rating system.

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. These buying organizations are working with us as LMS selection consultants to define their learning technology requirements, identify the best vendor options and then conduct a formal proposal-based buying process. How many courses or learning events are in the course catalog?

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

Immediately, I was directed to my own dedicated area of the LMS and presented with friendly “getting started” video tutorials to learn about key concepts and features before giving them a try. Its modern design is relatively easy to learn and navigate. It is an employee-centered learning solution designed with compliance, skills development, administrative ease and affordability in mind. Good capabilities for course, training plan and certification management.

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. Well, we fit into the extended enterprise learning space by focusing on the customer education segment. Regardless, they need to learn and learn fast. In the past, organizations developed and managed their own tech integrations. Specifically, they discuss: You’ll learn:

LMS Review: Litmos

Talented Learning

The Litmos LMS is a modern, pure cloud-based LMS designed for small and medium organizations with straightforward learning management technology needs. Its mobile responsive design is built to support employee, extended enterprise and nonprofit learning with a clean user interface and a carefully chosen set of essential options. Because this system is so easy to use, I figured it out in no time. Localized content is managed as standalone content elements.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. He is the CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. This interview will take a closer look at John’s background in eLearning management and success.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. He is the CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, LLC. This interview will take a closer look at John’s background in eLearning management and success.

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How to Select an LMS

Web Courseworks

As many of our readers know, the sponsor of this blog, Web Courseworks, sells a robust, feature-rich SaaS learning management system. They will be discussing their time-tested process for selecting a learning management system and highlighting common errors. Attendees will leave the session with a clear understanding of how to lead their organization in choosing the right learning technology.

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50 Best eLearning Posts Of 2012

Upside Learning

The posts are broadly divided into 3 categories – Mobile Learning, Learning Management System and Learning Technology. Mobile Learning. The Future Of Mobile Learning. Top 7 Myths Of Mobile Learning. 6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy. Mobile Learning And The BYOD Movement. Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning (aka Elearning On iPads). New Mobile Learning Research. Learning Management System.

How to Select an LMS

Web Courseworks

As many of our readers know, the sponsor of this blog, Web Courseworks, sells a robust, feature-rich SaaS learning management system. They will be discussing their time-tested process for selecting a learning management system and highlighting common errors. Attendees will leave the session with a clear understanding of how to lead their organization in choosing the right learning technology.

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Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS Vendor

CommLab India

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) – powerful software tools that enable you to impart training effectively. These software applications allow you to host, manage, and track training programs in a hassle-free manner. Make sure the RFI provides a clear description of your learning needs. The demonstration of an LMS gives you an opportunity to find out how far the application can meet your training management needs. Learning Technology LMS

4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

Absorb LMS

Apart from a two-year stint selling tropical fish at a local pet shop when I was 16, my entire career has been in learning technology. As an analyst a decade later, I wrote industry reports about learning management systems, authoring tools, and other technologies. In my current role with Absorb, I help organizations reduce the effort associated with managing learning by demystifying LMS technology.

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

Talented Learning

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. Selling learning systems is never easy.

3 Reasons Curatr Doesn’t Have A Discussion Forum

HT2 Labs

Curatr is our Social learning platform and it specializes in getting people talking. This active-style of learning – where people actually contribute back to the platform as well as consuming content, has led to excellent results.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Learners who suffer from sensory, intellectual or technological difficulties will need assistive technology to successfully access and complete their training courses. Active Learning. ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning). Agile Learning. Asynchronous Learning.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms Part 2

LearnUpon

Instructional Design the analysis and design of learning activities to meet the learning strategy. Instructor Led Training is the practice of training and providing learning material between an instructor and learners, either individuals or groups. Just In Time Training describes a learning strategy that promotes the efficient use of classroom time and more active learning.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

That’s because the learning management systems market has never been stronger or more diverse. Buyers see exciting ways to rethink their learning infrastructure, while incumbents are being challenged to up their game. That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers. Our choices for world’s best Extended Enterprise LMS in 2016 are: eLogic Learning.