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Which Continuing Education LMS Would You Choose?

We’re now entering our eighth year of helping extended enterprise buyers choose the best LMS for their unique needs. But with more than 1000 learning systems to consider, the process remains tricky. To show you what I mean, I’ll describe a typical extended enterprise LMS buying opportunity. Then I’ll ask you to tell me which LMS you would pick. Let’s start by defining a key term: What Is “Extended Enterprise” Learning? Any...

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How Can Your Association Build a Successful Learning Program? Top Tips

Association professionals, what’s the best advice you’ve heard about how to develop and deliver great instructional programs? As an extended enterprise education consultant, I’ve heard some fantastic ideas over the years – especially from learning practitioners and innovators who talk with me on The Talented Learning Show podcast. At the end of these interviews, I always ask the same basic question: “What would you tell...

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What’s Your Business Case for External Training?

No doubt about it. The pandemic has forced learning professionals everywhere to navigate uncharted waters. And some are paddling much harder than others, just to stay afloat. It’s especially rough for organizations that never offered online learning before, or for those with an “employees-only” mission who must now serve external audiences, as well. We saw evidence of the seismic shift in March, when 63% of our monthly webinar...

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7 Types of LMS Solutions

There are still hundreds of LMS solutions in the world.  Although many try to leave the “LMS” moniker behind, buyers and the industry won’t let them.  The overly-broad term LMS (learning management system) is here to stay and confuse buyers for many years to come.   Those of us who think we’re woke often use the alternate, even-broader term “Learning Systems” but often have to explain that “Yes, a Learning System is...

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A Multi-Perspective Look at LMS References

When you invest in an LMS, you are sticking your neck out professionally by committing $100,000 or $1,000,000 to a system that touches every employee, channel partner and/or customer in your business ecosystem. It’s your responsibility to confirm that whatever you are buying is what you THINK you are buying. Before you sign on the dotted line, it is wise to speak first with the LMS vendor’s customer references.  References are...