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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. This line not only is continuing, but you can expect to see a lot more vendors reducing their price per seat/per year in the coming months. You are unlikely to see this in the setup fee (if a vendor charges), rather it will come in the form of seat pricing. If your system offers “classroom mgt.”

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. Finally, I reordered the list to reflect the priorities of today’s extended enterprise market. 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.

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?

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. 1 Good Sales Help Wanted!

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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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. LMS Market Trends 2018: Top 10 Questions.

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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. Market Potential.

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. The reason behind it was simply that so many vendors pitch they are NexGen (often referring to it as Next Generation), when in fact, they are not. 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). If there was any learning system that screams going NexGen it is them. .

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.

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? 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.

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. Female executives who are non C-level continue to be placed in departments that traditionally (in the last several years in the tech industry) are common – Human Resources, Marketing and Customer Service. Overwhelmingly the ratio of males to female in leadership development programs within the learning system market (LMS, LXP, DLP, SEP, learning platform) are skewed higher towards males.

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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. Impact – Sales: What the Trends Show. Overall, for Q1 (Jan-March in a fiscal calendar year, and Q3 in a calendar year that starts in June), sales were better than expected. Vendor Impacts.

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. But since the LMS market is on fire, you’ve probably been too busy to notice. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. Learning systems buyers are always more successful when they invest time upfront qualifying vendors for their specific business situation).

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. When you look at the market today, the LMS and sub-genre has changed. We want forward thinking vendors.

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? Well, if you’ve followed the market in recent years, you know the LMS landscape has changed dramatically. We want to reflect those changes and provide more value to both learning systems buyers and sellers. Introducing the 2019 Learning Systems Awards.

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).

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.

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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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.

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!

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.

The Rants – Marketing Buzz and.

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A press release from an LMS vendor that stated something not so accurate, but accurate enough. Course Marketplace as “System includes and or offers content” This is in relation towards learning system vendors, especially in the LMS, learning platform space and not so much LEPs (although some could do a better job at stating it in clarity). . And that is what the vendor is going for. We are not hiding, like other vendors.

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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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.

FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

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A new type of search, find, assess, engage platform where buyers and all types of learning system providers can connect. Because it is more than the usual search directory for learning systems, I thought it would make sense to go in more depth on the platform, how it will work, who is in it (as of August 23rd), how to register (hold off until Sept. After logging into the system, you will see your home dashboard along with some options on the left hand.

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. Not every vendor does it though, and you will eventually figure out who does it a lot, by checking out the sites.

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. Why then are so many vendors saying it is?”

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

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I genuinely love helping associations select learning management systems (LMS). Lifelong learning and collaboration are at the heart of their organizational decisions. Once the only place to go for continuing education , associations now face serious competition from for-profit learning providers. The purchasing process and online learning environment should mirror popular digital experiences (e.g. Association Learning eCommerce: Why So Complex?

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.

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. 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. Cloud LMS Vendors.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

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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 Latest LMS Insight

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Every E-Learning vendor should want your business and treat you as they would want to be treated. Every LMS vendor should have a standard regarding response times, when they receive an inquiry via the internet. I know of one vendor who responds within 30 minutes of receiving an inquiry. Whether you see that as good or bad, is up to you, but the point is – that the vast majority of vendors are not like them. I should mention I found one vendor who did.

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?