Learning System Buyer’s Guide

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The problem today is when you surf the web, you see all these guides written by content marketers, not experts in L&D or training or learning systems or even e-learning. Always check out the learning system, ask the right questions (which is in this guide), drill them.

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Learning System Awards – Reqs, Specs and Information

eLearning 24-7

I’ve been asked to explain the process, approach and criteria for the 2022 Learning System Awards and the 2021 Platinum and Diamond Picks. Learning System Awards. A few items I’ve learned over the years. And what can each of these do in the system?

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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. And if there was any audience that you would think would be seeing higher numbers of sales as a result, it would be in K-12 and higher education specific systems. . Forecast 2 – Usage of the Learning System. The type of system will play a bit of a role here. E-Learning 24/7.

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. 120 is a perfect system. Machine Learning.

Myths and Legends – Learning Systems

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As does, the myths and legends of the learning system world. Come with me, my dear friends, on a journey into the myths and legends of the learning system space. “Our system can tell you whether an employee will stay or not, based on the consumption of content” This myth is already being pushed out by a few vendors, one of which, I have been told by a couple of customers by Cornerstone and Degreed. Sounds delicious, tastes like turpentine.

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). It may sound reasonable, heck they may force you to do it, but by doing so, you suffer the consequences and not them. Top 10 Ways to Pick the WRONG learning system.

Learn Amp Product Review

eLearning 24-7

Learn Amp is a learning system that is somewhat a challenge to describe, and this is by no means in a bad way. Rather they are a learning ecosystem. Metrics beyond the basics. I refer to this as advanced tier metrics. Learn Amp has this.

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. I do a product demo with a use case and it’s free, so you can learn a lot about the product that way. Metrics.

Platinum Picks for 2021

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Platinum is an award that says “okay, you have a good system, but you know what, there are some things there, that take you to a whole new level, an upper tier than the rest of the industry.” Nor does it mean that you are the best in selling your system or marketing it.

Halloween Edition: Tricks and Treats

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There has been a lot of weirdness going on this year, in the learning system space, some that turned out to be treats for everyone, others that were tricks – to you, to me, to those noises you hear late at night when you are the only one in the home. Assigned learning is not fan.

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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LMS or LXP – Confused?

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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. LMS vendors on the other hand are adding LXP features, to counter, and in some marketing may note, learning experience blah blah. . I have seen a few posts on LinkedIn by people calling a learning systemlearning software.

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. 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. Metrics are missing – as in how often does this mentor respond?

Is Open Source Ready for Extended Enterprise Learning?

Talented Learning

You may know me as an independent learning systems consultant. I learned a lot during those years. 10 years ago we would occasionally cross paths with corporate LMS buyers who were evaluating commercial systems side-by-side with open source platforms. ” Sounds smug.

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 ? How can learning technology help them resolve immediate issues?

Latest Takeaways from Craig Weiss

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It has been a wild week from the acquisition of Saba by Cornerstone to the ability to compare systems in detail on FindAnLMS, to the Coronavirus and the usage of Microsoft Teams as part of the L&D experience. With more and more corporate entities telling their employees not to come into the office and/or do not do any business related travel, I am calling on Learning Solutions and ATD to cancel their trade shows for 2020. The Virus and Impact to Online Learning.

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An Analyst’s Perspective

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I would like to make it clear that this is not a universal attitude among vendors in the e-learning space, but there are enough out there, that as a consumer you should be aware of, in terms of it existing. As an analyst you will need decide whether or not this is relevant for people to be aware of, especially if you know the vendor is promoting that they are financially sound and everything is going great. My personal feeling is that there are no perfect systems out there.

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, . The third will be Wild Card (sounds cool, huh?). NexGen Learning Systems T-Quad (Eight per Quad).

The Upskilling Survival Guide, Part 1: Boosting Engagement With a Culture of Continuous Learning

Degreed

Building a culture of continuous learning can be unnerving. The general consensus is that people need (and want) guidance in establishing a learning and upskilling strategy. In turn, we learned a lot and created a personalized pathway of content and tools to help you succeed.

Podcast 14: Managing Nonprofit Member Education at The Land Trust Alliance

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 14 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. Our strategy is to create different learning for different people. We offer many types of learning opportunities to meet diverse needs. Independent of your LMS, what are the top three learning technology capabilities that are vital to an organization like yours?

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Product Review – Instilled LXP

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The Vendor videos section on my site, Findanlms.com will launch in the next few weeks (an announcement will be made), where anyone can view videos by any learning system vendor in a playlist format, connect and do quite a bit, but that is for another post (right around launch time). The Instilled LXP is new, and with any system that is new, there are some nice “Wow’s” and some items that are still in need, along with items that need to be tweaked. Metrics.

The Upskilling Survival Guide, Part 2: Closing the Skills Gap with Data and Analytics

Degreed

In turn, we learned a lot and built a personalized pathway of content and tools to help you succeed delivered directly to you. Sounds great, right? They have less visibility into what skills their people have, what skill gaps exist and what skills their people need to learn.

Product Review – Percipio by Skillsoft

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It might be a surprise to some folks who only know of Degreed, EdCast and Learn Amp, that there are quite a few LEP/LXPs on the market, which offer quite a bang for your budget. The platform is still in the “potential phase”, but that doesn’t mean you should hold off, if you are considering it, especially if you are debating between it and say, Linkedin Learning. Except for the ROI metrics. Page views is a typical metric you see in any LEP/LXP.

Perception in the E-Learning World

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In the e-learning space there continues to be in some sectors, a perception problem. From Talent Management systems with learning as a component, to learning systems in general, to new learningtech tools, perception really creates conflict, where it doesn’t have to be that way. . Let’s first take a look at the term e-learning itself. When coined all those decades ago, it was an umbrella term for online learning. Learning Systems.

Linkedin Learning Product Review

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LinkedIn Learning to me is a digital learning platform. Does it belong in the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2020? ” The system has come a long way and there is a lot to like here, but as you will read in this review, there is a lot that will drive you, and not to your favorite eatery. Home dashboard – Easy in a viewing aspect, although you cannot move around the learning paths (up or down the screen, once they are set on the admin side).

VR is it on Life Support for L&D?

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I remember presenting a seminar at ATD, I think it was 2017 on immersive learning tied around AR, VR and MR. Then in 2018 the floodgates opened at ATD started to have quite a few sessions on VR. eLearning Guild ended their mobile learning show and jumped over to one on immersive learning (with many sessions on VR). . Numerous publications cited these companies with VR for learning. VR – Immersive Learning with Other Tools. E-Learning 24/7.

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.

Top 10 LXPs for 2019-2020

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new, but has done other things in the e-learning industry) or they are switching over to an LXP, formally an LMS, or they are rolling out their own LXP (they already have an LMS too). . At the end of it all though, to me at least, is that you are going to see who I list as the Best of the Best is this growing segment in the Learning System space. The very cool thing is that most of them are on my learning system search engine, FindAnLMS , 100% free for everyone, by the way.

Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 26 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. EPISODE 26 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Online learning has evolved so much over the years – it’s always eye-opening to talk with someone whose career has spanned all those phases. I’ve worked with training content and delivery systems since 1998. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be interviewed by one of the learning community’s most talented instructional designers and thought leaders, Connie Malamed (aka “ The eLearning Coach “). The resulting podcast is titled “ The Strategic Use of Learning Management Systems ” but speaks to a more basic question: Does your organization even need an LMS? For instance: How are modern learning management systems different?

Top 10 virtual training platforms

Ed App

Virtual training has become an essential part of today’s learning landscape. Recent technologies have enabled us to make remote learning more engaging than ever. Virtual training is learning that is mediated by a computer. But is it pedagogically sound?

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

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. Now imagine accomplishing all of that without having to retire your existing talent management system of record. Sounds like a pipe dream, right? 2) Learning Experience. 3) Learning Content.

What is an LXP and why do I want one?

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Getting back to being unaware, I find the same issue with a few vendors in the learning system space who are really LXPs, but have no idea. Yet, I have been in polite discussions with the head of sales at one system, and the CEO of another who adamantly told me they are not an LXP. Becoming similar to LMSs – overall that is, not everyone of them, but boy from a learning environment to administration to content curation they are getting quite close.

The Best Enterprise LMS 2.0 for Training and Knowledge Retention

Zunos

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.

The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program

ICS Learning

An authoritative whitepaper on how to plan, implement, and evaluate an e-learning program for your business. The objective of this white paper is to provide guidance related to the planning of e-learning solutions as well as to present a survey of the many instructional and technological building blocks that should be considered as part of your solution. The most important components of success are: A sound plan with a well defined mission and objectives.

The Best Way to Train and Onboard New Employees

Lemonade

Sounds expensive, right? Use microlearning to avoid overwhelming them New employees have a lot to learn. Microlearning is a great way to help new hires learn key information without overwhelming them. You can structure your program so employees have a chance to learn the basics, then delve deeper into topics. A great way to quickly build confidence using your systems is with product simulations.

The Best Way to Train and Onboard New Employees

Lemonade

Sounds expensive, right? Use microlearning to avoid overwhelming them New employees have a lot to learn. Microlearning is a great way to help new hires learn key information without overwhelming them. You can structure your program so employees have a chance to learn the basics, then delve deeper into topics. A great way to quickly build confidence using your systems is with product simulations.

Podcast Episode 6: Franchise Training Adoption – With Trista Kimber

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 6 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can benefit more fully from modern learning systems. On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. Follow The Talented Learning Show via RSS.

How Fostering A Learning Culture Will Help Your Organization Grow!

TalentLMS

Sounds great, doesn’t it? One that encourages growth, continuous learning and collaboration. Learning for Growth: Benefits of a Learning Organization. An organizational culture that promotes the ongoing development of staff, healthy collaboration between teams, and constructive feedback loops – this is the definition of a learning culture. This means that a learning culture is a strategic tool for organizational growth and advancement. Learn New Habits.