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. This is far better than them receiving a 20 page RFP or 100 page RFP. Vendors who gripe, clearly have never experienced a 10 page or more RFI/RFP (and high page RFPs are common). .

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LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil? A Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. Shopping without an RFP may seem faster, easier and less complex, but your selection process will be subjective and loaded with assumptions that increase risk. Clients expect me to help them avoid RFP missteps.

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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. . On the learning system side, I see it all too well. Training management systems? Knowledge Reinforcement systems and/or tools? The list goes on… and we are not even jumping into performance management systems which has a learning or training component to it.

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. Here the system will solve it and reduce our costs. .

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. It asks for metrics from the vendor. Metric Time.

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

Talented Learning

They needed to streamline their RFP response process. I built my own learning management system from scratch, accidentally. Metrics. There is tremendous diversity among the nearly 700 learning management systems available today. What exactly are the business benefits of choosing a specialized learning management system (rather than an employee-oriented LMS) to support customer learning initiatives? WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

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. 2) Does the level of implementation difficulty depend on the system you choose? Choosing the best learning system for your needs is much more challenging these days.

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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#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 with the other vendors in the Top 50 Learning Systems for 2019, nearly all of them are on findanlms.com , my learning system search engine platform. Compare each of them to other systems. I recommend registering first, then login and explore the catalog of systems. . #29 Very good UI/UX, robust system.

Can you recommend an LMS?

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Vendors saying “have you looked at XYZ” (which is their system). I often bring up FindAnLMS , my search and comparison platform for finding learning systems, including LMSs, simply because I have been told by many people looking for or researching LMSs that they like it and use it. . In the amount of time you read this line, you could be registered and using the system. While I am still working on my Top 50 learning systems for 2019 (published in Jan.,

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. Answer these questions: Do you have a system in place to train customers, partners and other external audiences? How effective is that system? With hundreds of learning systems available today, finding the right LMS for your unique extended enterprise needs can be tricky.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

And with more than 1000 enterprise-class learning systems available, finding the right solution is more challenging than ever. AWARDS – Our choices for this year’s Top Extended Enterprise Learning Systems – including our rationale for each selection. Independent advice from our analysts and expert guest authors: 1) Top learning systems trends: 2019 extended enterprise market guide. What features should you look for in a channel learning system?

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

Talented Learning

Will we be able to find a high-quality learning system? Some systems offer a licensing structure that lets you start small at a very reasonable cost. 13) What mistakes do associations make when defining learning system requirements? I see three common issues: When organizations don’t have an existing learning platform – or they’re limping along with a substandard system – they lack perspective about what to expect from modern solutions.

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

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A VA component will always include a listing of overused words, words that are difficult to understand, a transcript with highlighted words (so the learner knows), and a form of metrics visual via data visualization on the learner screen. Every system does extremely well here.

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

Talented Learning

New tools are emerging that promise to overcome key content availability issues without requiring organizations to abandon or replace existing learning systems. I’ve worked with training content and delivery systems since 1998. Although my degree is in instructional systems design, I’ve operated more like a learning architect. Most organizations now have access to a learning platform of some sort, or they’re moving to a central system-of-record.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

2 Why Corporations Choose Open Source Learning Systems – with Brian Carlson. All sessions are designed for business-minded training professionals who want to use learning systems more effectively. 1 Top Learning Systems Trends 2019 – An Extended Enterprise Market Guide.

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Five Ways to Buy an LMS You Will Hate!

Talented Learning

You hear a lot of chatter over the last decade about how everyone hates their learning management system. Download one of many free LMS RFP templates, and you can quickly have 1000 “must have” requirements that you will never use – and 3 “nice to have” future requirements. They script realistic use cases of learners in the moments when they need to find and use the system to connect with relevant content. So they send the RFP to too few or too many.

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3 xAPI learnings from LSCon: start small, iterate, build an ecosystem

Experience API

This was a theme echoed by RISC , HT2 Labs , TorranceLearning , Watershed , xapiapps , Riptide Software and our very own Chris Tompkins in his session, “ xAPI in your RFP.” Connecting the dots between the tools using xAPI can allow you to correlate learning experiences to meaningful metrics in your organization. TorranceLearning’s Megan Torrance had a great take away in regards to ecosystems, she said, “It’s unrealistic for you to expect one system to do it all.”.

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Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. It is critical to define how you intend to use the system now and in the future. With this model, an active learner is defined when creating an account, logging into the system or interacting with content. Making Sense of LMS License Models.

3 xAPI learnings from LSCon: start small, iterate, build an ecosystem

Experience API

This was a theme echoed by RISC , HT2 Labs , TorranceLearning , Watershed , xapiapps , Riptide Software and our very own Chris Tompkins in his session, “ xAPI in your RFP.” Connecting the dots between the tools using xAPI can allow you to correlate learning experiences to meaningful metrics in your organization. TorranceLearning’s Megan Torrance had a great take away in regards to ecosystems, she said, “It’s unrealistic for you to expect one system to do it all.”.

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Product Review – Percipio by Skillsoft

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Analytics including “Program Value” – shows the ROI in terms of metrics that you can show. Except for the ROI metrics. Plus, on the metrics side there is way too many metrics for assignments. Page views is a typical metric you see in any LEP/LXP. If I want to identify what types of content by subject that I may need to add or purchase (via other content providers available in the system), this data point of total page views won’t help me.

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

In the past, when traditional training companies started using legacy LMSs to manage their instructor-led business and migrate some content online, those systems were built either for academic or employee-focused learning programs. They were not designed to support CE needs , so CE providers were forced to make ill-fitting systems work or build their own. Any duplication or manual intervention is a cost that may be reduced or eliminated with a new system.

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

The realities of 2020 have accelerated their transformation at every stage of the learning systems life cycle from business case, requirements definition, RFP, contracting, deployment, content development, improvement – everything. Tips for meaningful reporting and success metrics.

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. Plus offers “live tutors” How many systems offer that content provider? Metric challenged – Ugh it is bad.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

LMS RFP The Nature of Online Collaboration Connectivism and the modern learner Nursing Simulation in Second Life eLearning Course or Online Demo - which is better? Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. -

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Vision of Future of Application and eLearning Development Second Life and Learning Course and Courseware Fading - The Future of eLearning Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System Future Platforms for eLearning View of eLearning Development Approaches - Ease vs. Power Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition What is the Role of Training? eLearning Resources Learning Management Systems - LMS Web 2.0

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Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this overview of Adobe's Learning Management System, Adobe Captivate Prime. Seven steps to a successful partner learning system implementation—and how it can help you increase channel sales up to 7x. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: 7 Best Practices for Your Moodle RFP The request-for-proposal (RFP) process can be time-consuming, but can also yield meaningful results. How to track the right metrics and make data-driven decisions.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

The webcast will explore trends in key learning metrics, including: Direct learning expenditure. Maria will also look at these key metrics for ATD’s 2016 BEST Award–winning organizations, which were recognized for their commitment to talent development. Of the organizations that currently use analytics, the approach that’s most popular is reporting on data generated by a learning management system (LMS). So what are the right questions to ask in a video platform RFP?