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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.

Learning System TrailBlazers – Who’s Next?

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This past week on LinkedIn I wrote about four trailblazers in the early days of the industry, learning systems – and what made them special (one has since hit speed bump), and four who trailblazed and then hit a major speed bump into, well, lost their way. Learning though?

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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 Mkt. Forecasts

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In looking over the past 10 years of pricing data (that I have been tracking) when it comes to learning systems, there is a repetitive variable, ok,, variables at play. There are always vendors who follow the Blue Ocean strategy, but with that strategy, while client numbers are boosted, total sales do not reflect that, in other words, the pricing drops so much, that sales numbers are not as high as they should/could be. Forecast 2 – Usage of the Learning System.

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.

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. They are brand new to the market, so they must be NexGen.

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. LMS Market Trends 2018: Top 10 Questions.

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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!

NexGen Tier2 Learning Systems

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A year ago I wrote about NexGen functionality in any learning system. This is to say, that any learning system vendor who tells you they are NexGen, should have Tier 1 functionality (in its entirety or at least 60% of it). With the strong growth of Learning Engagement Platforms, LMS vendors (who make up the largest segment in the learning system space) are diving in head first and adding more LEP capabilities. Learning Ecosystem Overdrive.

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? Plus, as any good marketer will tell you, retaining existing customers is much cheaper and easier than finding new ones. Key Developments in Extended Enterprise Learning.

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.

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. 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. A vendor was not required to be in my learning system search engine, FindAnLMS to be considered. Some folks will ask where is the link to the system (i.e.

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

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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. In that situation, customer training doubles as marketing. So they have to educate the market.

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. E-Learning 24/7.

Types of learning systems

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Learning management systems are by far the biggest market in the learning management system. Next, in line are the overall learning platforms afterward Learning experience platforms( LXPs), that is one of the fastest growing sections. Then after them, are revenue enablement platforms for the purpose of training and learning. Each of these Learning system categories has advantages and drawbacks. eLogic Learning.

Attraction Marketing Tips For Extended Enterprise Learning Success

Talented Learning

Are you responsible for marketing educational content to customers, channels partners or other audiences that operate outside of your organization? A few months ago, we asked nearly 100 learning professionals to finish the question: “Attracting new or returning external learners to buy or consume content is…” 42% told us that above all, attraction marketing for extended enterprise learning is difficult. 1) Map Content to the Learning Journey.

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. Target is sales training. 9 Cornerstone Learning.

Where the Corporate LMS Market is Heading (2022 and up)

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You say to yourself, I have mixed feelings about this, but the trend lines, the data is all pointing this way – the systems, the business environment is all aiming this way. 2012- Mobile Learning. Micro learning this. Micro-learning content does that.

Marketing Never Ends – How Does Product Education Help?

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E DITOR’S NOTE: Because extended enterprise learning involves multiple disciplines, we sometimes ask other experts to share their insights with our readers. No wonder many early-stage companies invest so heavily in marketing tactics to attract prospects and convince them to sign-up. If you’re lucky and your message resonates with your target market, sign-ups will soon start filling your pipeline. Simply put, we market our product to existing customers.

Cornerstone-Saba Acquisition: What Does it Mean for LMS Customers?

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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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Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

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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. Plus I’m in marketing, which may seem weird. What does your learning tech ecosystem look like? Metrics.

Reader’s Mailbag – You Ask, I Respond

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Before diving into the Q/A, for those who are interested but unaware, I know have a LinkedIn Group, called E-Learning Coach, which is me. Or ask which system should I buy between A or B. E-Learning Coach is a free service. That said, I wouldn’t buy Workday Learning.

Customer Education Systems – Best of Best

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I’m referring to every analyst/consulting site that uses “Grids” in whatever format – design wise to identify top systems is this or that category. How the Customer Education market works. Sure, we can do it”, it is a system poised to break thru.

Alternatives to (Enter System)

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Well over a month ago, on LinkedIn, I started a weekly series where I would select one learning system and compare it to a few other learning systems. This “Alternatives” does not mean you ditch your system or that I dislike a system, no, not at all.

Top 10 LXPs for 2020

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Are they generating sales or losing? What was/is the impact of COVID-19 in their business model and sales approaches? . After the top 10, I dive into some greater details about the LXP market, where I see it going, what caused this, and what you need to recognize. . LXP Market

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

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You may know me as an independent learning systems consultant. But I’m also a recovering LMS sales guy. I learned a lot during those years. And frankly, several of those biases deserve a second look in light of today’s market. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

What to Expect in a Channel Partner LMS

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If you’re responsible for your company’s sales partner performance , I bet you agree that channel education involves a very special set of technology considerations. Keep in mind that sales partners have the freedom to be fickle – especially if they represent products from multiple companies. Instead, you must draw them into your learning environment and give them a good reason to stay. Boost sales performance in measurable ways. Marketing automation.

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

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1) What can associations learn about member education from other sources of professional development? They’re digging deep with robust CRM data , marketing automation platforms and ecommerce strategies that target profitable learner segments, drive new revenue streams and maximize the lifetime value of every relationship. With smart marketing strategies and tools, attracting non-members is relatively easy, as well. Existing marketing engines. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

10 Systems I’d recommend on any given day

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To be quite honest, I could easily name 100 systems that I would recommend on any given day, depending of course on your use case, business goals/objectives, feature sets, and so forth. Budget is always an important one, okay it is the main one because a system can have everything you need, match your use case perfectly, but the one little item, it is not in your budget. Support plays a crucial component here because it is the number one reason, why people leave a learning system.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

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If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees. And with more than 1000 enterprise-class learning systems available, finding the right solution is more challenging than ever. So now we’re publishing a similar guide just for corporate learning decision makers.

A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

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I will go thru several areas for e-learning, not just learning systems, although by far, it will be the most, since a lot has happened in 2020. . EdTech by far was huge in sales and in funding (raising). that needed a system. Learning Systems .

Grids are gone, Welcome2 T-Quad

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He stayed true to what many of us are used to when it came to grids and learning systems or grids with anything in the consumer markets. Top of Quad – the main top tier quad – will be systems to Buy (a listing of six) – with dots on the area, based on functionality, UI/UX, Analytical data, data visualization and reporting, . In all seriousness, these are systems that I have no problem recommending, but recognize they are in the potential phase. .

Three Takeaways Today

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PowerPoint is not E-Learning and shouldn’t be used as your course tool/development – For whatever reason, there are people who have been around online learning for years, who still see PPT as a means for the creation of content – i.e. courses. Hodgepodge.

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Ponder This in your LMS and LXP

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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. Where are the markets heading? 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.

The Best Enterprise LMS 2.0 for Training and Knowledge Retention

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Enterprise learning management systems (LMS) are where enterprise companies keep and use all training and education documents and courses. Note: You can learn more about Bigtincan Zunos LMS and book a demo here. That way, they can apply what they learn right away.

Should You Use an Employee LMS for Extended Enterprise Learning in 2019?

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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. That’s smart marketing.

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

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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. New year.

Halloween Edition – Treats and Tricks

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Have you ever bought a learning system only to find out nine months later, that the support team were actually a group of demons out to ruin your life? Allow me to open up my pack of tarot cards and read your learning system’s future. E-Learning or eLearning?

An Analyst’s Perspective

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They handle all analyst requests from talking with the right person or people (depending on what information you are seeking), to scheduling briefings, which depending on the type of briefing could be focused on sales, financials and frequently, product including updates, rollout, functionality, and so on. For example, let’s say you become aware during a briefing that the vendor is cutting their sales and support staff, due to financial constraints. E-Learning 24/7.