Don’t Believe the Hype. Learning Management Systems Are Alive and Well

CLO Magazine

Recently, Carol Leaman wrote an article for this publication in which she proposed that learning management systems are so five years ago. LMSs, the undisputed Goliath of the corporate learning world, are having their lunch eaten by David,” she wrote. Learning leaders are embracing new platforms that are mobile-first, cloud based, drive voluntary learner engagement and incorporate advancements in cognitive science that map knowledge to how learners best acquire it.”.

Learning Solutions Series: Top 10 Learning Management Systems

InsiderHub

About half (51.9%) of the organizations surveyed in the 2014 Learning Technology Solutions Forecast Study (report available here ) own a learning management system , most often referred to as an “LMS.” A learning management system is the most popular online learning tool, and the one with which people are most familiar. In the study, internally-developed systems were the second-most popular solution owned.

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RIP Old LMS… Say Hello to the Next-Gen LMS

Paradiso

Is your current LMS giving you nightmares? You say east and your LMS goes west? No matter how much you try, your LMS never justifies its presence in your organization. You keep racking your brains to get the best out of the fossil aged LMS, and it keeps enfeebling with every single passing day. And to make things worse, you’re not even sure whether or not, your LMS is outdated. When there is No LMS…. Hence, let’s admit it, organizations need an LMS!

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. But which 2020 LMS trends really deserve your attention? 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. But now, let’s start with the issues and opportubities at the top of my watch list… 2020 Extended Enterprise LMS Predictions. New year.

Why Use WordPress For ELearning

LearnDash

Given my elearning industry background I have had the opportunity to interact with the leading elearning development and management tools that are available. Everything from rapid elearning creation programs, instructional design theories and best-practice, and countless learning management systems. I remember working with Moodle, Oracle LMS, modified versions of eFront, and homegrown systems developed from scratch.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges. Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. Many LMS owners are frustrated with the limitations of their current learning infrastructure. New LMS Realities. No wonder learning professionals began to hate their LMS !

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LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

In 2016, it makes more sense to think of a LMS as part of a digital business ecosystem, rather than a standalone island destination. There are a variety of approaches to LMS integration. Vendors can: Provide an open API library consisting of available scripts that a tech-savvy buyer can use to automate integration with client systems. Pre-built API connectors can be turned on by checking a box and entering the appropriate API “code” to link the two systems.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.” ” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Although the list isn’t exhaustive, it is based on my experience with hundreds of LMS solutions I track and dozens of recent purchasing opportunities I’ve managed. UPDATE: Some people say the LMS is dead. Learn More: Webinar Replay.

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

When we started Talented Learning nearly four years ago, our mission was to help clients find and use learning management systems that effectively support extended enterprise education. At that time, interest in training customers, channel partners and others “outside the firewall” was on the rise, but many organizations either could not or would not use their internal employee-focused LMS to support external learning programs. Augment an LMS?

Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)

eLearning 24-7

If you have or are looking for an LMS, perhaps someone in your company or department has mentioned that this X vendor or Y vendor either isn’t known or they have never heard of them and thus it is better to go with a well-known vendor, because they must be better – I mean look at all the folks they have. Another zinger is the old some famous, everyone hates their LMS. SuccessFactors LMS is horrible. Dated graphics and really just a yucky system.

Podcast 36: How to Deploy B2B2B Certification Rapidly – With Ha Nguyen McNeill

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 36 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. Join us as we discuss the thorough yet rapid selection and deployment of a complex, business-to-business-to-business (B2B2B) LMS to drive BSA’s new online “ SAM ” certification for enterprise software professionals. SAM stands for software asset management.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Hands down, our learning technology “predictions” list is our favorite post to develop each year. Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous market research, our consulting interactions with countless LMS buyers and sellers and more than 20 years of experience we’ve accumulated in the learning industry. The LMS has evolved from a cost reduction tool to a profit-making engine for many types of organizations.

The 5 most common LMS complaints from end users

eLearning 24-7

As someone who has had the wonderful experience of buying (leasing) a LMS and the issues that arose beyond that, I can tell you that I feel your pain. There is nothing worse that spending the money, selecting the system, implement it, then it runs into problems and your end users – blame you. You buzz the assigned project manager or tech support person and listen to the whole “we hear you” and get back to you verbiage. You buy the LMS.

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CRM-LMS Integration: A Smarter Choice for Customer Education

Talented Learning

Over the past decade, businesses large and small have widely embraced customer relationship management systems (CRM) , thanks largely to the remarkable rise of the world’s most popular cloud-based CRM, Salesforce.com. Most Salesforce users rely on this powerful software-as-a-service suite for its original purpose – centralized management and tracking of customer and prospect account information. Think Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, EMC, Red Hat and Hubspot.

Top 85 Learning Systems for 2020

eLearning 24-7

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. Plus, I always recommend going 3rd party authoring tool, even if your system comes with one. Oracle – No.

B2B Top Five LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Resellers who are part of your business learning network – maybe you provide them courses on how to sell your product. Content Providers – the fastest growing B2B right now in e-learning; best or most amazingly of all – it can be just one person who has created a course (content) and then has their own clients who purchase the course or courses to provide to their own employees; the days of large content providers as the only option is gone. 2 eLogic Learning.

Sharing is Caring: Why CloudShare is a Better Option for Ravello Customers than Oracle

Cloudshare

The time is coming soon for Oracle Ravello customers to make a choice. In May 2020, Oracle’s Ravello service is reaching its end of life , with users getting the option to move to Oracle Cloud. In 2016, Oracle acquired Ravello, and as Oracle often does with companies it acquires, it’s folding the technology into its broader offerings. With the move to Oracle and its general purpose cloud that situation will not likely to change.

Channel Learning and Business Success: Can Your LMS Connect the Dots?

Talented Learning

One of the best things about being a learning technology analyst is that I get to meet so many smart, passionate people who are pushing the boundaries of the LMS and business success as we know it. Everyday I speak with founders and senior executives, sales and marketing teams, as well as customers and prospects from all over the learning solutions sphere. I see and hear details of real, measurable programs that blend formal, informal and social learning.

LMS State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

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.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

” Who knew that years later, this quote would become a battle cry for what I see happening in the LMS market? Recently, the concept of corporate learning ecosystems has grown increasingly popular — and with good reason. Imagine creating a dynamic, intelligent learning infrastructure that engages your far-flung workforce, wherever those individuals may be. In a recent post, I outlined the emerging practice of LMS augmentation. 2) Learning Experience.

NexGen Learning Systems T-Grid 2019-20

eLearning 24-7

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.

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

I need a LMS. Q: I’m looking for a LMS that has classroom mgt, can have abc learners see only one course or a set of courses, while another group sees a different set of courses and I need to batch upload my learners. A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. Rather than focus on the most common features, focus on the 10% that are different and thus may not be in every system – because guess what? Task management.

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

10 eLogic Learning - Essential LMS. Compliance management, certification management. At one time a true freebie – they still offer a stripped down version, their new fee based system provides enough oomph to make anyone go “Wow” Features include: The standards – i.e. my 90/10, whereas 90% of the features are the same in the majority of systems in the space. TinCan support with mobile learning, however no on/off synch.

How to choose the right LMS

eLearning 24-7

The same thing applies to the learning management system market. The “I’ll just look at a couple of systems, and decide from there” method doesn’t work either. Selecting a system takes a lot of time, a lot of commitment on your part (and group, if applicable) and yes, even cost – the amount of time x productivity x your salary wage/time spent to find a system. Hire a consultant who knows the LMS industry.

Learning Audiences Are Not Created Equal: Employees vs. Extended Enterprise

Talented Learning

Once upon a time, HR and learning organizations focused exclusively on training and development of corporate employees. Everything changed with the dawn of modern learning technology and other digital enterprise innovation. Now, businesses large and small are expanding their internal training programs to serve the serve the needs of learning audiences outside of organizational walls. In the corporate world, this is called extended enterprise learning. You’ll learn: .

How Does Learning Affect Franchise Success? Measuring What Matters

Talented Learning

Tying learning initiatives to business performance has long been a challenge for organizations in every industry. However, technology now makes it possible to measure the business impact of learning programs, even across a network of hundreds or thousands of independently-owned franchisees, distributors or affiliates. Learning Measurement and the Franchise LMS. But learning data, itself, doesn’t tell the whole story. LMS Reporting: Metrics That Matter.

LMSs, TMs and HCMs

eLearning 24-7

SumTotal is calling their product a Human Capital Management system. Sure, they offer a separate LMS called SumTotal Maestro, but their TM has surprisingly (not really) been morphed into a HCM, will others follow? If you visit the Taleo home page, you will learn the following two items. I must have been sleeping, but when did “learning” slide under Talent Management? They purchased Outstart, a LMS. Talent management.

When or When Not to Use Open Source LMS?

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– this is what a client’s IT Manager commented after looking at technology requirements sheet of our Wizdom LMS in a presentation last week (It’s built on.Net, and uses Windows Server, IIS, & MS SQL/Oracle as back-end platform). The presentation than briefly turned into a debate between open-source and proprietary systems. Now, this was not the first time when someone asked me to compare open source vs. proprietary systems, and I am sure it won’t be the last.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Learning management systems didn’t die. Quick LMS History. Corporate LMSs were invented almost 30 years ago to manage and report on the training and compliance of their employees and contractors. Much of the investment was upfront and only the largest companies or companies with the most compliance risk exposure could afford an LMS. Every LMS tried to be all things to all types of customers in all industries. Our mission is to map the LMS world.

Climb your company to the top with Paradiso Enterprise Training Management System

Paradiso

The implementation of an Enterprise Training Management System will provide you a level of detail that the training programs inside your company will be carried out in less time and with excellent quality. With Paradiso Enterprise Training Management System you will improve your employee training instantly. Our idea behind an enterprise training management system to help companies find a way to manage their end-to-end operations.

Customer Training Pricing and Packaging: What’s the Best Strategy?

Talented Learning

If you follow my LMS trends updates , you know that customer training is where the action is. Here’s why: When you buy a product or service, the faster you learn how it helps you achieve your goals, the more successful your customer experience will be. Since learning is such a critical aspect of the customer experience, it begs the question – should you charge customers for educational content? Successful learning organizations manage testing as a process.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

eLearning 24-7

LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. This is to say that 90% of features most folks seek are nearly universal in a LMS – low cost or otherwise. While UI on the front and back end of a system continues to be all over the place – from generally awful to very nice – regardless of the price point, its the features that stand out (or in some cases -you should stand clear off) in the space.

The Cornerstone Effect

eLearning 24-7

First off let me be clear, this post is not about the Cornerstone OnDemand LMS in the sense of whether it is a good or bad platform. Nor is it about the company itself, rather it is about the effect the system has on the entire LMS industry. Several months ago I picked up on a few items other vendors would mention about other systems. The term implies to those who pitch it, as that their LMS is something new and out of the box, not like those traditional platforms.

The Top 5 Best Bridge LMS Alternatives

Continu

Whether your current learning management system (LMS) is Bridge or you are considering them for your LMS provider, just know there are other choices. Your learning platform is a crucial component of your employee development program and you want to make the most informed decision. Here are some comments from Bridge users and reasons to consider Bridge LMS alternatives. What to look for in an LMS partner. How is the LMS vendor’s reputation?

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.