So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

How important is it for vendors to listen to customers? It is absolutely critical and mutually beneficial for vendors and customers to develop an ongoing partnership — beyond sale and implementation. As a vendor, we can’t afford to guess what our customers need. How would you advise customers/clients to work with their vendors? Rather, what’s the most important factor to having a successful vendor-client relationship?

The NEXT Big Thing in eLearning

eLearning Alchemy

The short answer is quality. The result is a smorgasbord of low-quality eLearning. Entrepreneurs quickly saw the potential for profit and course libraries like Lynda.com , CBT Nuggets , and Skillsoft sprung up with massive content offerings. In the race to have “some of everything,” many MOOC providers have opened their doors to “eLearning fast-food” – cheap, low-quality, and mass-produced with no educational value. Length: 876 words.

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Content – Change the Narrative

eLearning 24-7

Too many times I find that when talking about content, 3rd party content providers, content driven strategies from learning system vendors (which is quite hot) and marketplaces place more of a general approach to buying and pushing it. It is weird on how brand names from a content standpoint is a key driver in choosing who is going to be with that learning system vendor. The highest quality? Skillsoft is another brand name. Skillsoft’s content is a mixed bag.

What you need 2 know: 3rd Party Content

eLearning 24-7

Nowadays thanks to the growth of Learning Engagement Platforms, whereas content is a requirement – an essential no less, LMS vendors are jumping head first into the content marketplace that is viewable by all clients (rather than pitching the content via the phone or other comm method). If you went directly to the 3rd party course provider, they would sell the courses to you, then work directly with your vendor to add them. LMS vendor identifies possible options.

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Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?

eLearning 24-7

Maybe you purchased it via Open Sesame, or Skillsoft. Maybe you scored it via Wiley, but in many possibilities you purchased the content thru your LMS vendor. It’s much easier than say going directly to the content provider, buying it from them and then having them talk to your LMS vendor to put it in for you (which, honestly you should do, because it will save you money). Skillsoft – The behemoth of the courses/content space.

What is in store for the LMS Space: My Forecasts for 2016

eLearning 24-7

vendor)? So, P2P hits mainstream, okay, quite a few vendors. I see some vendors including a note or comment capability to the content curation, especially with the mobile video. I’ve yet to see this extensive set of options, but I do believe that some vendor (at least a few) will offer some type of capabilities, although not as robust. Uploading video from a mobile device is going to happen (it already has with many vendors).

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ATD17 Post Review: Rants & Raves Edition

eLearning 24-7

Trends at the show – vendor wise, some real surprises, some not. . As I hit the floor, I saw only a couple of vendors. . There were vendors on the video angle, but again it was not a “hot scene” vendor wise. Missed opportunity for a lot of vendors in the video arena. . Mobile – Sure vendors noted it, but it wasn’t a driver. I wouldn’t place it in the hot category from vendor speak as it once was. Atlanta.

Implement An Online Learning Content Strategy

eLearning 24-7

Another vendor has one-page articles if you will, where learners print out and use. If you buy through a content marketplace on an LMS, LEP or other types of learning systems, the advantage is that the vendor (LMS for example) is responsible for putting it onto your system, and responsible for making sure it is updated (again, laugh here), and adding new content (again, assuming you bought it). First off, this vendor houses it on their own servers, not on the LMS.

Top 10 LMS Forecasts for 2015

eLearning 24-7

Rather than go into a whole diatribe about CMI-5, I recommend you read this info on CMI-5 (put together in part from vendor RISC). Thus by saying Tin Can repeatedly, I was doing you an injustice, since in essence I was putting out a brand name by one vendor. But on the other side, so were (and currently are) many vendors in the entire e-learning industry, and they have the right to do so. In 2015, I do expect to see an increase in the number of vendors implementing xAPI.

State of the E-Learning Industry 2017

eLearning 24-7

3rd party courseware providers (ex: Skillsoft, Wiley). As a whole, business is being generated in all areas, how much is a different story – since it varies by market and by the vendor themselves. If you were say a vendor who at one time did only video overlays, and now you are in essence a VLP (with feature sets you will find in an LMS who has solid analytical data), that should say something. Analyticals and reporting (quality and quantity).

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

The Alternative Vendors of Learning. As in years past, there are plenty of vendors in the e-learning world who love to call themselves anything but an LMS. “We are the anti-LMS”, “Non-LMS”, “Knowledge Learning Platform”, “Training Management System”, “Neuroscience learning platform” and so on and so on. . A vendor can call themselves whatever they want if it makes them happy or sad too, I guess.

Am I an LMS? And if so.

eLearning 24-7

The Alternative Vendors of Learning. As in years past, there are plenty of vendors in the e-learning world who love to call themselves anything but an LMS. “We are the anti-LMS”, “Non-LMS”, “Knowledge Learning Platform”, “Training Management System”, “Neuroscience learning platform” and so on and so on. . A vendor can call themselves whatever they want if it makes them happy or sad too, I guess.

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

On each Vendor listing – as you see in the above catalog example, if the vendor is in my Top 50 rankings for 2019, they will have an icon identifying them, Purple – Top 50, Dark Blue – Top 20, Green – Top 10. . You can now save any vendor listing as a “favorite”, by clicking on the star icon in their listing. In the area of transparency, these are vendors who have purchased additional options. Within the Vendor’s Listing.

Time for Change: MOOCs and Learning Technology

CLO Magazine

The demand for MOOCs stems from an enormous appetite for branded, high-quality education among students around the world who cannot afford expensive private education. Companies such as Blackboard, CBT Systems — now Skillsoft — Saba and Docent were born. It’s inevitable that vendors that develop free, fee or accredited programs will look for opportunities there. Massive open online courses are transforming learning technology.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

These honorees are: Skillsoft; Cisco; SuccessFactors, an SAP Company; Inxpo; IBM; Adobe; and Oracle. Duplicates were removed, vendor ballots were nullified as well as votes without a verifiable company domain address (ex.: Talent is built by connecting teams to the best training materials across vendors and allowing them to track and share their progress in a social, collaborative way. Award of Excellence: Skillsoft Learning Services. The 2015 “Best of Elearning!”

Storytelling and Video Solutions at ATD TechKnowledge 2018

Videonitch

There certainly were plenty of sessions and vendors ready to help make this engaging media type more mainstream. Both provide valuable information for assessing the learner and the video’s quality. Given the need to provide high quality, agile sales training, we’re not surprised to hear Allego is one of the fastest growing software companies on the Inc. In terms of hardware, you really just need a tripod and good quality microphone – less than $100 for the pair.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

This platform vendor is offering educators free access to its Course Learning Center LMS through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. This learning path is packed with 13 hours of high-quality guidance on how to stay connected and be productive when working from home or on the road.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

We review 150 developers in our custom content knowledge base and identified 550 vendors that produce custom courseware. In addition to understanding the content for a custom course, the vendor needs to understand the companys culture and communicate constantly with the SME. Denise has a really good point about the high-touch quality of the custom development houses, which is so essential in this biz.

Findanlms.com and Trend Lines

eLearning 24-7

As noted you can schedule demos, send RFPs/use cases to vendors in the system (those who have prem accounts). You can contact vendors directly thru FindAnLMS – watch videos, download/read case studies, whitepapers and much more. We will be constantly adding vendors. Percipio by Skillsoft, EdCast, me:time, 360Learning, Coorpacademy, Filtered, Triboo, myQuest, Learn Amp (Top 10 2018). More vendors in the learning system space are adding xAPI, than in the past.

2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best

Talented Learning

Vendors can’t buy their way onto these lists. In fact, there is no cost to participate and no way vendors can influence the outcome directly. We won’t even confirm if we’re considering a vendor for recognition. Most importantly, we aren’t swayed if a vendor is offended by their position (or lack of position) on the final list. Feedback from current and former employees of these vendors. Skillsoft – Percipio.

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