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Top Social Learning LMS Features

January 27, 2016

In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing.  But how are these new social business behaviors influencing social learning features of today’s learning [...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...]

LMS Reviews: Brightwave Tessello

April 24, 2015

  Brightwave, with their innovative xAPI driven tessello learning system, focuses on managing the real-life balance of learning by doing (experiential), learning from others (social) and formal learning (old school). Brightwave is from the [...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...]

LMS Reviews: Growth Engineering Academy LMS

June 13, 2014

One, if by land, and two, if by sea… World, get ready for the next British invasion- here comes Growth Engineering,  their Academy LMS and their plucky view of learning management.  This company is cool and they are at war with boring [...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...]