Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

eLearning 24-7

I note this, because this post covers my new Learning Systems RFP Template , which includes the latest NexGen Tier 4 feature sets. Why one RFP instead of specific ones for LXP and LMS? 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.” It is a new term in the e-learning space. .

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Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

Talented Learning

But preparing RFP responses can be brutal – especially if you blow it with unforced errors. What’s Wrong With This RFP Response? You rally your team and spend many hours developing an RFP response. So why are you losing at the RFP stage? ” Having participated in more than 200 learning systems evaluations , I’ve seen some monster misses. But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think.

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LEP/LXP RFP Template

eLearning 24-7

It was here where I had a learning experience. This, the learning experience, is why I feel the term is the wrong term, as noted previously for learning engagement platforms, and why I prefer and will use the term LEP instead. After all, your learners are engaging in some manner with the content, not as a learning experience – which you know my dogs do when they bark at anyone or anything near my house. . LEP RFP Template. Learning Environment.

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Learning System Vendors Support Ratings

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And if you are like me, having outstanding support when it comes to your learning system should equally be of high importance. Yet in both cases, for the most part, the results on the part of learning systems in the past has been mixed. There has never been an accurate number of how many learning system vendors actually have a training department, let alone trainers who provide said training, or customer education. Vendors presented in blog.

Learning System Award Winners 2019

eLearning 24-7

Ed McMahon is not back (he’s dead after all), but in his honor, and without you having to buy an overpriced magazine, I present you with early award winners in various learning system categories, for 2019. . But first… What is a Learning System? Because of the size of the market and split out of types of systems, it made sense to create an umbrella term and then place the main four types of systems under said umbrella. . E-Learning 24/7.

Trials – Learning Systems

eLearning 24-7

The e-Learning industry as a whole are fans of trials, well, uh, most of the industry that is. Other e-learning tools? But the behemoth, the big elephant in the room, learning systems are not fans of trials. In the early 2000’s right up to about 2012, trials were common in the learning system market. Not every vendor offered them, but more than enough did and consumers liked that. I wanted to see the system. E-Learning 24/7.

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.

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

Talented Learning

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. 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. Learning Management (LMS) Selling LM

Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019 (50 to 30)

eLearning 24-7

Back by popular demand, the top 50 Learning Systems for 2019. 17th, will cover the Top 10 systems. Every vendor, with the exception of Blackboard (who is coming soon) can be found on FindAnLMS.com , my learning system search engine platform, an independent and trusted source to search, compare and engage with vendors in the learning system space. Rankings are based on 1,000 vendors across the globe. Robust 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).

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. This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. Actually, this move toward specialization isn’t new – nor is it about learning technology, alone.

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. In fact, nearly 1000 vendors are on our radar! Helping you pick the best fit from that shortlist of vendors.

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.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Previously, we explored extended enterprise learning tech trends , and talked about how organizations can choose the best learning system for their needs. With realistic expectations and the right approach, implementation can make your new learning system the success it deserves to be. However, it’s not the instant slam-dunk that some vendors may want you to believe – especially for extended enterprise learning. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

#29 to #11 Learning Systems for 2019

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However, I always have to remember that plenty of systems do not go out and seek raising funds/receiving funds from Private Equity firms, VCs and alike. . As a survivor of the dot.com days, I have noted that we in the e-learning space are for all the sense of the approach back in the dot.com days from a mentality perspective. On the e-learning front, who can forget the darling Grovo and its 73M plus of funds from equity firms and alike? 19 glo Learn – LMS.

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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2019 Turkey Awards

eLearning 24-7

Truly coveted by those in the know, who know, they really shouldn’t be in the e-learning industry. . Just as last year, the Turkey Award focuses on systems and marketing spin. E-Learning Marketing Words – Stand on your Soapbox and Stop the Madness. Learning System.

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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?

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

Talented Learning

1) What can associations learn about member education from other sources of professional development? Talk with consultants who’ve helped other organizations retool their learning programs. But associations are uniquely compelling because community-driven social learning is part of the association experience. However, they can digest learning content in short bursts. Will we be able to find a high-quality learning system? WANT TO LEARN MORE?

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’ve likely endured heated internal discussions, unwelcomed vendor surprises during demos and unforeseen contractual confusion. Now is the time to clear your mind of negative thoughts about the selection process, your colleagues, the vendor or anything else that might stand between you and a positive mindset.

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?

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? When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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Forecasts for 2020

eLearning 24-7

The Rise of Workforce Management – The latest buzz word to enter the lexicon of the learning system industry, for systems targeting heavily towards employees. The system does not need to have any TM or PM feature sets, to use this term, and in essence, it is replacing the usual phrases such as employee engagement, workplace management, and workforce engagement too. It was and still is – training and learning. One such vendor, NovoEd comes to mind.

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

What is also frightening though to me, and people who know me can attest, very few haunted or creepy stuff scares me, are the amount of bad systems, bad content, erroneous information being presented to folks, looking to find the right solutions for the learning and training needs in the exciting world of e-learning. A revamped UI and enhanced UX, to enable you (the end-user) to search, explore, view and contact the best learning systems in the world.

Reader Mail (Support, Rankings, etc.)

eLearning 24-7

Before diving into our semi-annual, readers question and answer, I’d like to talk about a subject near and dear to me – acquisitions. In the past few months, many of you probably have noticed a slight uptick in to the number of vendors who have been acquired either by another vendor in the market, or outside of the e-learning space or even a Private Equity firm. Some vendors will be flexible with you, and allow you to leave if you so desire, others less so.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

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.

LMS Potluck

eLearning 24-7

The blog will remain E-Learning 24/7 as will my Linkedin group. . The book goes on sale the first week of October and will be an ebook only. As a bonus – buyers will receive my newest LMS RFP template (not available to others at this time), and access into a special site off the blog, with some very cool stuff. Best Gamification Systems (The Top Two as we speak, err as I write – July 27). Do you to fall into that age bracket to enjoy the system?

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. EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. Regardless, they need to learn and learn fast.

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

How do you explain why these three vendors were selected, how the process for analysis was conducted, and what are the results? Why these three vendors? From the vendors themselves and even in conducting my own research into vendor comparisons. Learning Environment.

What you can expect in 2019

eLearning 24-7

Cost is a key factor, and while authoring tool vendors are jumping into VR with new functionality, the truth of the whole matter is that VR headsets haven’t punched thru the L&D and/or training departments across the globe. . So far, my expectations as a whole, have not been met with VR for training thru the use of SaaS authoring tools or e-learning VR tools. Machine Learning. If a vendor declines to provide this information to you, then move on.

Can you recommend an LMS?

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Vendors saying “have you looked at XYZ” (which is their system). The problem with asking random folks to recommend an LMS is that they have no idea on what specific functionality you need, nor your budget, nor your challenges or issues you are facing, nor your requirements, nor your training approach or L&D approach, nor your experience with e-learning. In the amount of time you read this line, you could be registered and using the system.

Digital Learning Platforms In, LXP out

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Another percent has never heard of an LXP and some people only are aware of a brand and thus refer to the systems under the guise of that brand. Thus, the segment of the learning system space has a branding issue, but within the LXP moniker, some people can recall a couple of systems, by name, not by type of solution. Learning Experiences. This only adds to the confusion of people wanting an LXP, which is referred to as a learning experience platform. .

What is an LXP and why do I want one?

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These two vendors are EdCast and Degreed. 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. It reminded me of the vendors in the space who scream they are not an LMS, even though they hit all the standards of an LMS. .

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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Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

With more than 700 learning platforms on the market, how do you narrow the field down to the best learning management systems (LMS) for your association’s needs? They stay on top of online learning trends and are familiar with learning systems and other association technology. You’ll choose technology that helps you deliver the best learning experience possible to members and customers, and the maximum revenue to your bottom line.

Looking for an LMS at #ATD2018

eLearning 24-7

My topic for those curious, deals with the after – you buy your LMS/Learning System. Anyway, if you are attending #ATD2018 and planning on hitting the expo floor looking for your next learning system (including LMS), it seems appropriate to offer some tips, to help you on your journey. It may not have the functionality you need in a system. I’ve seen systems where some of it are modern and where other sections are not. E-Learning 24/7.

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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?