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The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

January 9, 2017

Hands down, our learning technology “predictions” list is our favorite post to develop each year.  These aren’t Nostradamus-style prophecies.  Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous [...more...]

LMS Implementation Pricing — Take 2

May 2, 2016

Bloggers know instantly when we’ve hit a good topic that deserves further exploration. It’s easy to see in the volume and variety of feedback from readers. Recently, I wrote a post entitled “Shrinking LMS Implementation Fees Drive [...more...]

Public LMS Pricing: Proof You Can Overpay

March 14, 2016

  It is too easy to overpay for an LMS in 2016.  In recent posts, I’ve described how cloud LMSs are disrupting and expanding the market with their customer friendly license models and shrinking implementation fees. They are at it again [...more...]

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

January 12, 2016

The 2016 LMS market is not what you think. We have spent the last two years interviewing hundreds of global learning technology professionals on both the vendor and practitioner sides of the fence.  We ask them all about business drivers, trends, [...more...]

LinkedIn Outfoxes Many with Lynda.com Acquisition

April 14, 2015

  It wasn’t the shot heard around the world by any means, but it should have been.  Last week LinkedIn announced plans to acquire content aggregator Lynda.com for $1.5 billion.  I am a learning technology analyst focused on the business of [...more...]

A Brief History of LMS Social Learning

February 17, 2015

  Social learning was a feature of Learning Management Systems (LMS) long before social media was invented.  In the 1990s, threaded discussions, coffee groups, collaboration centers, forums, FAQ and chat clogged up a seldom used “tab” in [...more...]

Top 10 LMS Predictions for 2015

January 1, 2015

Talented Learning Co-Founders Joelle Girton and John Leh Happy New Year! We co-founded Talented Learning in early 2014 and went on a mission to personally learn and report on the global LMS industry like no analysts ever have. One-by-one, we [...more...]

A Cloud LMS By Any Other Name

August 15, 2014

“It is nor Social , nor Mobile  Nor NextGen, nor Gamified, Nor any other LMS Belonging to the Cloud. O, be some other name! What’s in a name?   That which we call a Cloud LMS  By any other name would be so sweet? “ [...more...]

10 Reasons Not to Buy a Talent Suite LMS

July 3, 2014

A few years ago the acquisition frenzy hit and transformed the learning management industry into the talent management industry or so we thought… In case you had a life and were not paying attention, here was the blow-by-blow action as I [...more...]

LMS Reviews: Docebo LMS

June 2, 2014

Here is a hypothetical scenario — your company just developed a new hi-tech diagnostic control for automobiles and put you in charge to find a way to certify 1347 global technicians working for 300 of your channel partners across North [...more...]

Social Learning — How Social is Your LMS?

May 16, 2014

Social learning — hype or reality?  If you lined up the 100 greatest minds in our industry, you would get 50 opinions on either side of the argument.  You know what they say about opinions… So, what is social learning? [...more...]