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Learning Measurement: Top Tips From Industry Experts

Last summer, I started a new series that highlights the best advice I’ve heard from guests on our podcast, The Talented Learning Show and our long-running, live monthly webinar series. I planned to share tidbits in 5 posts focused on the following  learning systems use-case categories: Extended Enterprise Learning Partner Training Non-Profit and Association Member Education Customer Education Commercial Training and Certification...

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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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Partner Training: What’s the Best Advice I’ve Heard?

Nearly 3 years ago, I launched The Talented Learning Show podcast with one mission – to shine a practical light on the tools and techniques that move extended enterprise learning forward. Naturally, as an industry analyst and consultant, I have my own ideas. But this podcast isn’t about me. It’s about the training practitioners, technology innovators and others who are in the trenches every day, making measurable training...

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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...