Why So Many LMS Vendors?

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Nearly 700 LMS vendors compete in today’s LMS marketplace. These LMS vendors range from global software companies to tiny cloud vendors. Cloud technology has lowered the barrier of market entry for LMS vendors. New LMS vendors with minimal investment can create a SaaS cloud LMS of limited scope to target a specific business problem, industry or region with a low cost solution. LMS Vendor examples in each type. The post Why So Many LMS Vendors?

Top Nine Web Conferencing Vendors for 2015 Plus Trends

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Per Host – My number #1 vendor goes this route, but they and a few others push ultimate options with a minimum number of hosts and I’m not even talking Enterprise yet. There a few vendors who offer a lot more, but nobody is doing like 30 or 40 extensions at this point. Add APIs – In reality those “extensions” are APIs, but separately there are vendors making mention that they can accept APIs too. Wonderful on mobile and streams are top notch.

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2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

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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. The LMS industry in 2015 now has hundreds and hundreds of viable vendor solutions. The 2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Winners . Learning management systems didn’t die.

Meet The Talented Learning Center: What’s In It For You?

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Over the years, I’ve interviewed hundreds of extended enterprise education practitioners, vendors and industry luminaries. I’ve also developed a continuous stream of original content about every aspect of the professional learning market and the LMS landscape.

One Step Behind

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The vendor? Streaming to your Television. If there was ever a technology that is emerging and continues to do is – its streaming. I’m not talking about viewing online streaming video, I am talking about actually viewing video or whatever on your television. Use this powerhouse and stream it to a television or mobile device. There is no reason that streaming programming and in our case, learning from a platform is not being done.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

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But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. And as vendors focus more heavily on gaining market share dominance, buyers should prepare for further M&A confusion, uncertainty and disruption.

Video Learning Platforms

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1995 – Real Media arrives on the internet scene streaming an entire baseball game that probably no one watched. Video itself - streamed, recorded, edited then posted, posted without editing, etc. – may/may not include audio incl. Stream your video. Other options – depends on the vendor. Typically the video content management platform consists of (please note: that some vendors call their VCMS something else). Flashback.

Docebo: The hottest learning tech company in years

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When I worked at IBM in the 1980s we called that “clothing the sale” in services and education; today, companies that sell education as a product generate high-margin revenue streams. Vendors like Degreed, BetterUp, EdCast, and LinkedIn command billion-dollar valuations driven by this growth.

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What I want 2 see in your #LMS

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I’ve heard vendors rave how awesome they are, how much their clients love them, how they understand what the market needs and wants, how their support is number one and so on and so on. Grab a set of records and rather than smash them everywhere, tell you, the LMS vendor, what I’d want to see in your system, that will take you to number one (on the charts). Sadly to many vendors this is not feasible. One vendor had what looked like a wrench.

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Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

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not working for a vendor). Vendors: People who work for a vendor (i.e. That there are people out there including vendors who are not on the social media scene. I wonder how many of these vendors offer a micro-blogging like product in their product? Umm, I wonder – how many vendors have a Facebook page and are actively posting on it? I know of only one LMS vendor Absorb that is on FourSquare. Vendor Section. Consumers & Vendors.

7-Steps to Creating an Effective E-learning Program Part 1: Assessment

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One way to see what content is being used and in what contexts is to go out to major Learning Management System vendors such as Learn.com or GeoLearning and ask for a free tour. Once you have an idea, take a look at the vendors again to see what they have to offer – and at what cost. Do you want or need to use streaming video or will a simple platform with basic graphics suffice? Building an effective e-learning program is a seven-step process.

Psst. You wanna buy some features?

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LMS vendors are continuing to add some very unique features in an effort to set themselves apart from the competition. Desktop sharing (appears with a few vendors). Video and audio streaming. Video and movie streaming (basically video streaming is growing). Section 508 (still shocking at the lack of vendors that fail to offer this feature). more common is partnering with a web conferencing vendor). Guess what some vendors do.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

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LMSs – Finally vendors took notice. Authoring Tools – With only a small sample of vendors that are SaaS based, pickings are slim. Sure there were exceptions on the desktop side – most notably Articulate Storyline, but overall until desktop vendors see the advantages of SaaS, especially with real time collaboration and peer review, tablets will be slow going. Increase in number of vendors. I love the end of the year.

E-Learning Zombie Edition – includes trends and duds

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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. As I have noted in the past, I know of many vendors who are working behind the scenes to change their UI. One vendor charges 10K for SSO and 5K per each additional language.

Answering your LMS Questions

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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.

LMS Stories – Fantasy or Reality?

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As I have noted numerous times, if you listen to vendors, everyone loves their system, they have retention rates in the plus 90%, yet, somehow the number one thing they hear is that people are looking for a new system, they are unhappy with their current system. If everyone is content with your system, and there are 450-500 vendors out there, then how is it, people are leaving? Virtually any vendor will do heavy customization for you – but there are additional costs to it.

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

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One vendor already offers it in 2012, and knowing this industry – if something takes off and works, others will follow. Right now, you have to upload the course as you would with your SCORM wrapper, where you self-upload or use the course within an online mobile platform from your authoring tool vendor. One vendor told me they will incorporate it when it becomes certified – uh systems and authoring tools can be certified not a standard.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

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Bewildered on what is happening, why what is needed isn’t appearing as it should, and how is it possible that something so obvious based on where e-learning is heading, mobile is pushing and future tech is inspiring is lost among so many vendors? Confusion leads to flushed in terms of causation that some vendors in their infinite wisdom have decided it is better to jump one way than stay the course. I know of one vendor who has a review checker and it works quite well.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

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Vendors can move up, down or out of the rankings – after all it is on-going. Rankings are based on my directories which are updated monthly; I also keep a separate directory which will contain more vendors than listed within the visible directories – reason being it offers clients (those who hire me – buyers to have an added bonus, of course it contains much more info); that said the monthly directories provide key info and in future updates have new columns added.

Latest E-Learning Trends – Some good, some bad

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I mean ever&# , from a senior executive at a mid to large size vendor that has been in the market for several years. Across the board, a large number of vendors (from small to large) saw increases in their quarter numbers. Especially, when vendors released their 2010 final numbers and saw big increases from the previous year. One vendor is months behind their release schedule. Another vendor is suffering Q/A issues. Identify the problem, the vendor too.

E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen

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billion dollars (USD) by 2015 and an increase in competition in the space, it is time for vendors to act. Interestingly, a large portion of LMS vendors have not optimized their products for the iPad/ iPad2 and with the exception of two content authoring tools, HTML5 capabilities, specifically the ability to output a course in HTML5 does not yet exist. Streaming Media. From the end user perspective, 49% stream media from the net to their television, while 51% do not.

Learning Pool poistioned on ‘Top LMS for Blended Learning’ 2021 list

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Learning Pool has been praised for its industry-leading Learning Experience Platform, Stream , which helps to transform user engagement with social and self-directed learning, natural language deep search and personalized recommendations.

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

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The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. Extended Enterprise - Vendors are expanding into the wholesaler/reseller/affiliates/sales agent sector with their solutions. The note of interest is that it is occurring with all size of vendors, albeit the charge is being led by mid size vendors. Not all of the big dog vendors have entered this space, despite it being a huge revenue opportunity. and European vendors interestingly enough, do not follow suit.

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Social Media and Social Learning – Where R We now?

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not working for a vendor). Vendors: People who work for a vendor (i.e. That there are people out there including vendors who are not on the social media scene. I wonder how many of these vendors offer a micro-blogging like product in their product? Umm, I wonder – how many vendors have a Facebook page and are actively posting on it? I know of only one LMS vendor Absorb that is on FourSquare. Vendor Section. Consumers & Vendors.

Recap of ASTD TechKnowledge 2013: Day 1

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SaaS product and streaming included. Out of all the shows, this is the one show that brings the most decision makers, and yet the number of vendors here is not great. Equally surprising are the lack of LMS vendors. ASTD ASTDTK13 authoring tools content authoring tool e-learning e-learning vendors education LMS m-learning trade shows e-learning trade show online learningOkay, the first day of ASTD TK13 has wrapped up – at least from the expo side of the house.

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E-Learning Early Indicators

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Vendors were saying, lets “wait on those&# or “our customers are not requesting them, so we are holding off&#. Apparently, the potential customers and even clients are speaking and those vendors are listening. Not just a few vendors, the industry as a whole. A significant number of vendors, reported higher revenue and sales numbers in 2010, then in 2009. A number of vendors whose real focus is the Talent Management/Performance Management market.

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LMS 201

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Video streaming. ” With this question invariably you will receive a lot of responses from vendors touting their own product. Charging you for a custom domain (thankfully the vendors who are offering domains are slowly pulling away from charging). Vendors pay to be included in this directory. They have told me that it just comes out that way, but in that case, why not place the vendor in the appropriate order (A to Z or Z to A – name, product name, etc.).

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Web Conferencing 201

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The bridge has to be installed and integrated into the computer – web conferencing vendors should and some do, recommend that the bridge setup is handled by IT/IS personnel. I know of vendors who offer the capability of editing the audio, before it is posted, regardless if they are using VOIP or not. There are some web conf vendors that enable the capability, that when the attendee registers, they can select Outlook or Gmail and have the event auto scheduled.

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Authoring Tools- The DevLearn Experience

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From products that ranged from the latest versions of RCATs to new vendors in the space, including text to speech. . Not so much, from what I saw – some of the tools were underwhelming (granted some were quite impressive), but rather how the vendors themselves perceived where the market is going and what customers want in their authoring tools. Simply put, one vendor has over 200 Flash-based templates in their product. Other vendors are falling suit.

Not All Micro-Learning is Created Equal

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Some vendors and educators are taking this to extremes without truly investigating the ideal length of learning material. Micro-learning allows a continual stream of short, engaging learning opportunities that can compete with all the other distractions in our attention-strapped workplaces. A stream of videos that is too short breaks continuity and limits many opportunities for engagement with the material.

Web Conferencing 101 – The Basics

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Web conferercing continues to be hot, but it is not as easy as just selecting vendor x or y, rather to find the best solution, it is important to identify certain items and features before moving forward. . event management, e-commerce (if available), audio conferencing and how it works with web conferencing vendors, who is in the tablet space, and my personal picks. For the vendors who offer this option, they go about it in a couple of ways.

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Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

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This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. If a RCAT vendor tells you they have been in business for over 10 years, they are somewhat misleading, since WBT courses really didn’t start to hit the mark until 2000 and then you have limited choices on how to build. Sure there are over 100 vendors in this industry and probably 95% you have never heard of and whom have great products that can meet or beat the big players.

Low Cost LMSs – Yes, u can find one for under 10K

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Any vendor, who includes a set storage fee, should be able to provide you a range of number of courses – with examples and video/audio files – if you plan to use them. Many vendors’ sites do not state this information in their pricing. So-called training management systems are not LMSs nor should be confused as such – these systems are often very low cost, but their main component is an authoring tool or in one case of a vendor – their assessment tool.

Top 100 Learning Systems 2021-22

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The List represents learning system vendors from around the world. Each one of these vendors are in consideration for the awards – including the Diamond and Platinum Picks for 2021, and the Top 10 for 2022 (although 11-20 will be noted too). The List.

Social Learning and LMSs Marketplace

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As social learning continues to grow, LMS/LCMS vendors are taking various approaches. LMS/LCMS vendors are following one of three approaches when it comes to social learning. In any other market, the goal is to be number one, yet for whatever reason, in this market when it comes to social learning, there are a significant number of vendors, who would rather just sit on the sidelines. Time for these vendors to wake up, or see your audience share disappear.

Expect 2 C in Learning Systems 2021

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I provide this list because it leads to the obvious you would think every vendor is doing as we speak, err write, err read, but are not. Happening. Sure, you can say, well “Free” was really hidden somewhere to offset the cost, but when you realize that vendors do not use some secret formula to calculate their pricing for “per seat”, and “setup” fees, that the whole “hidden message” angle, doesn’t really fly. .

Learning Pool positioned on ‘Top Microlearning Learning Management Systems’ list 2020

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The launch of Learning Pool’s LXP, Stream , and new Contact Centre microlearning catalogue provides immersive, just in time knowledge, created to fit into modern business perfectly.

Learning Pool listed on ‘Top LMS for Employee Onboarding’ 2021 list

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Learning Pool was particularly praised for its industry-leading Learning Experience Platform, Stream , which helps to transform user engagement with social and self-directed learning, natural language deep search, and personalized recommendations.

Learning Pool listed as ‘Top Employee Onboarding Learning Management Systems’ 2020

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Learning Pool was particularly praised for its industry-leading Learning Experience Platform, Stream, which helps to transform user engagement with social and self-directed learning, natural language deep search and personalized recommendations.

Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)

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Too many vendors (inc. Some types: slideshare presentation, event management, livecasting or live streaming, social network aggregators, social news aggregators (which is different then just news posts), video sharing (say YouTube) and this is just a few. Tags: LCMS LMS Plateau Product Review Talent and Performance Management Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted product review