What is our role in online learning?

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The question in what is the role of online learning in today’s world? What is online learning’s role in all of this? This is just one side of a two sided coin, but in my opinion, the role of online learning is to enable anyone, regardless of their location in the world (assuming the infrastructure is there, even if it is only mobile), to learn. So, I’m calling out all the online learning vendors to stand with me.

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2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. The cloud enables new LMS vendors to create and support one product that all customers use providing economies of scale in research, customer support and required investment capital.

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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.

Learning’s Crucial Role in Competency Model Development

CLO Magazine

Used to define the skills, behaviors and attitudes needed to succeed in a role and in an organization, competency models help drive and inform a number of human resources initiatives including leadership development and training. Learning leaders can play a key role in this process.

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

doing to be effective in her role. Ask your vendor to develop complementary custom courses. like what you see in the vendor’s instructional approach and use of media, ask if they’ll. vendor with a focus on a consultative and creative custom development and one that will.

The Client’s Critical Role in Custom Elearning Development

The Learning Dispatch

It turns out that the client’s role is pretty critical in making that happen, particularly at certain stages. The Client’s Role: Indispensable Ways You Contribute to Project Success.

How Technologies Will Change the Learning Function’s Role

ATD Learning Technologies

Those lagging capabilities don’t negate the fact that technology-enabled learning products and strategies play increasingly important roles in designing and delivering content to learners worldwide. Technology will play an even greater role in the future.

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How to select an LMS vendor that’s here to stay


There are many reasons why companies decide to explore the highly crowded pool of LMS vendors and begin the task of evaluation. Whatever your relationship with your LMS vendor, it’s difficult to find yourself pushed into an accelerated search for a replacement solution.

How to Write a Winning RFP to Hire the Best E-learning Vendor

CommLab India

Have you, as a training manager or L&D professional, shortlisted e-learning vendors to develop customized learning solutions for your organization? The first vendor proposed a simple e-learning solution with a set of multiple choice questions for assessments, at a cost of $20,000.

What exactly does an E-Learning Manager do?

E-Learning Provocateur

The thing is, the role of “E-Learning Manager” (ELM) is a grey one. Even within the one role at the one workplace, the breadth of what an ELM might do can be staggering. • Vendor management.

LMS Ghost stories – The truth will scare you

eLearning 24-7

But what you rarely hear, is something I have often been hearing, which isn’t going from any spirit, rather it is coming from some LMS vendors. A good vendor will take that information and apply it to your demo (you want one), inquire for additional questions if needed – after they have had time to review it – post-call; and most importantly as a cornerstone to your pricing. Some vendors will give a range, others won’t. And where to vendors stick it?

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On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

One vendor already offers it in 2012, and knowing this industry – if something takes off and works, others will follow. TinCan clearly will play a role in this, especially with self-contained apps on the iPads and eventually Android.

The Importance of Alliances

eLearning Brothers

They had more than 85,000 sales reps across 32 roles that needed to be educated prior to the launch. They needed a solution that was both instructionally and technically sophisticated; it needed to adapt to the role of the learner. Today’s learning ecosystem is expanding.

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Make e-Learning work: Outcome learning (6): the vendors perspective

Challenge to Learn

First we created all kind of features that would enable SME’s to play a bigger role in development process. So we created a role based system, workflow facilities and more features like that. Make e-Learning work: Outcome learning (6): The vendors perspective. I started working on the Outcome learning idea to give direction to the product development of easygenerator. And it did generate a whole bunch of new features, but the impact was different than expected.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

It was within these comments, that afterwords, I decided to expand a bit plus identify other areas that I see, LMS vendors must explore – which they have not yet done so, to re-energize themselves. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Oh, excuse me – social networking to most of the vendors who spin it under the guise of social learning.

Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor

eLearning 24-7

Vendors who have partnerships with WebEx or whomever they use, typically require you to purchase a license, which is separate from the system. Many will offer or have the ability to purchase the license for you, rather than you having to go to the vendor themselves and purchase it. Rather, “partner&# is a dual revenue steam for the vendor and their partner – a business relationship deal. By job role? If you can, go with the price the LMS vendor offered you.

Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

I started this discussion to understand the roles (tacit and explicit) that a learning consultant plays. Among others, a learning consultant may need to analyze performance issues, conduct training needs analyses, create a course catalog, create technical/managerial learning paths, select tools, select vendors (courseware, technology, processes etc.), Alok Asthana: The following comment captures the role of a consultant and added clarity to my thoughts.

The Agile Software Vendor (Part 2 – Writing Good User Stories)


In our first post on agile development from January ([link] we discussed the basics of the Agile software development process and why it is good for software vendors and their customers. This article looks at what makes a good User Story – the core of defining requirements. What exactly is a User Story? User Stories are simply requirements. But, as with everything in Agile, we both simplify and specify the process.

Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?

Janet Clarey

See what the role of L & D is. The blogs were everyone’s - novice, expert, course vendors, and Learning & Development.

Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

Segment as a whole is growing in terms of vendors. LMSs Segment Breakout (By the percentage of total number of vendors in each segment). Vendor: Litmos. The end user can be assigned one of four roles in the system, and within the profile, it will be identified.

E-Learning Zombie Edition – includes trends and duds

eLearning 24-7

Reduces costs to vendor, which is big because everyone knows that support inc. While many vendors pitch mobile learning they seem to be stuck on the idea that people are not interested in online/offline synchronization. A couple of vendors told me they think it will be a fad. Administrators often have another role within a company/organization, etc., As I have noted in the past, I know of many vendors who are working behind the scenes to change their UI.

Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

How many of you have seen vendors respond to your questions? A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. Congrats, you are probably looking at less than 10 (based on my LMS directory which contains 475 vendors). Custom domains – rather than have yourcompany.vendorname.com, some systems are now offering custom domains so that your learners see whatever name you create.com and remove the vendor name.

F2F LMS Presentations – Good, Bad,Ugly

eLearning 24-7

Sitting in on face to face on-site presentations from LMS vendors. It is as if, some vendors never got the memo or if they did, they tossed it into the garbage or hit delete in their e-mail. On both sides – the client and vendor. Provide them to the vendor ahead of time.

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

eLearning 24-7

For vendors, they could make it happen and generate revenue. You can tie this type of feature into any job role, department, division, region, class, subject area. mobile learning) – especially tablets, social learning stand-alone solutions, hybrid system (yet to be developed by any vendor), virtual worlds (v-learning), marketplace exchanges (not affiliated with a system). Tie into job role, division, department, region, class. What’s the point?

Seven Simple Steps to Select the Right LMS Vendor

CommLab India

You need to follow a proven process to zero-in on the right vendor, who can meet your needs well. Select the vendors who score high, and contact them for the next step — a demonstration of their product. Step 3: Ask Vendors to Demonstrate Their LMSs.


4 Critical Factors for Evaluating a Learning Company

Obsidian Learning

With close to two decades’ experience in the learning industry, we have learned a thing or two about the critical factors that any business or learning decision maker should consider when evaluating existing learning vendor or selecting a new learning company.

LMS Vendors: U Can Survive – Innovate, Invigorate and Invent

eLearning 24-7

It was within these comments, that afterwords, I decided to expand a bit plus identify other areas that I see, LMS vendors must explore – which they have not yet done so, to re-energize themselves. Thus, the LMS vendors are creating a Bogeyman – their own bogeyman, and it does not have to be that way. Far too many LMS vendors are stuck in a rut. Oh, excuse me – social networking to most of the vendors who spin it under the guise of social learning.


Corporate LMS Forecasts 2018

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What some folks will do, vendor wise, is tie-in the skills driven angle with their system itself or within the KRT. When a vendor does this, the “must complete it” it tells me they were/are unaware of why WBT and online learning was designed in the first place. A few vendors have recognized the value of adding other variables if you will, with skills being the primary. Job roles for one. More LMS vendors to offer some content/courses for free.

Product Review: BlueVolt

eLearning 24-7

Many people today prefer 3rd party authoring tools and in fact, I recommend that route rather then using a vendor’s built in authoring tool. Craig Weiss e-learning e-learning vendors elearning LMS Product Review Uncategorized Blue Volt craig weiss elearn learning management systems

Learning Experience Platform – WRONG

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Before diving into the functionality they all possess, I’d add a few points: They are ideally suited as a “bolt-on” to an LMS, while they can be a standalone, in nearly all cases the vendors have told me, that the majority of their customers already have an LMS. podcasts), courses, micro-learning courses (a favorite among LEPs), documents, PDFs and various other types of files (depending on the vendor). . I’ll get right to the point.

LMS Committees – Good idea? Or painful experience?

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This might entail updating the computers to support the latest version of Flash, working with the other business units to ensure that the computers can access the net in a speed that is faster than a modem (from your company) and depending on their role – send the file containing employees data that sits on a server somewhere at the company. The reality is that some LMSs suffer down time – even though the vendor says it won’t.

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E-Learning without Borders

eLearning 24-7

If that is the case, then why has the e-learning market failed to grasp the concept of real social exchange based upon job role or new employees by connecting them with fellow folks tied to those areas, but at different companies or businesses? Vendors such as Edmodo, enables teachers at various schools across the world to communicate with each other. Now, they are connected with their peers, specifically tied to their job role or their predicament. Greetings from Moscow.

The NexGen LMS Grid

eLearning 24-7

One Grid that goes beyond the Quadrants of the world, the other type of grids focusing on the space, the vendors that make it based on a variety of factors as defined by the firms themselves. I decided for this debut to focus on 20 vendors. Social plays a role.

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Whom Should You Outsource Healthcare Product Training To?

CommLab India

Well, deciding to go for outsourcing is quite easy, but finding the right vendor to meet your training needs is a bit difficult. Nevertheless, it’s not that complex, if you check for these competencies in training vendors.

Benefits and Potential Drawbacks of External eLearning

Your Training Edge

Again, as we discussed on the benefits and obstacles to developing internally, your role is to determine where the greatest benefit lies. Once you decide on the vendor and sign the contract, delivery may be relatively quick. Then the vendor provides you with reports on completions.

Hey LMS Santa!

eLearning 24-7

Why are LMS vendors racing to the Enterprise space and leaving others behind? ” And thus, the vast increase of vendors targeting Enterprise. Worse or better depending on your perspective, an increase of vendors focusing on 20,000 or more (internal), no less. .

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Halftime! LMS trends though July

eLearning 24-7

When you need a fix, then the LMS vendor must work with you either remote to solve it or if it is big nasty fix, go on site. SaaS and LMS vendors. Mind you, there is nothing wrong with doing so, and there are some nice advantages to it – mainly one stop shop, but if you are a LMS vendor who does not have an authoring tool built-in, it will not cause your demise. From a LMS vendor perspective there are a lot of pluses.

LRS Rankings (Learning Record Store)

eLearning 24-7

More are popping up and will likely continue to do so in 17 and 18, especially when it comes to vendors in the LMS space incorporating them as part of their platform. Some vendors though have changed the premise of the data record transference. LMS vendors that created their own LRS.

2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning

Kapp Notes

In my work with games and gamification I have the opportunity to travel around the globe talking to folks who are working on various aspects of games and gamification from vendors to practitioners to consultants. Stratification of Vendor Gamification Offerings. Role Play.