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LMS

Articles in this category offer useful information about learning management systems, what to look for in one and how to manage it to get the most out of it.

spaced repetition

The role of an LMS in applying spaced repetition

E-learning, LMS

There are plenty of factors that influence a person’s ability to absorb, retain and recall new information, but training instructors have little to no control over them. But they do control the way learning materials are delivered, and applying spaced repetition in training materials is the magic sauce for learners to get improved retention rates and contribute to the success of the training program.

LMS misconceptions

5 LMS misconceptions to look out for

LMS, Managers

The LMS market is booming, as more and more business organizations realize the importance of having a centralized system for as much learning that happens in the work space as possible. But despite the growing presence of LMSs in the organizational training world, there are still people who don’t get how these systems work and how they can help their businesses.

machine learning

Machine learning – the secret ingredient to personalized training

E-learning, Instructional Designers, LMS

Everyone is talking about why it’s important to offer personalized learning experiences for trainees, and the only way to achieve this is through big data. And with the help of machine learning, that big data about learners is sorted, patterns are found, so instructional designers can make sense of everything and take the best decisions when creating training courses.

wave of knowledge transfer

How LMSs help companies ride the wave of knowledge transfer

E-learning, LMS, Managers

Workplaces nowadays are hit by a huge wave of knowledge transfer, mostly because Baby Boomers are approaching retirement, and the fast-paced business environment pressures employees to always work with the latest updated information. Only technology can help companies successfully manage this transfer of knowledge between employees, and LMSs are almost always a part of the solution.

most important feature in an LMS

The #1 most important feature in an LMS

E-learning, LMS, Managers

The perfect LMS that caters to the specific needs of your organization does not a have a single most important feature; it has an array of features, that form a complete learning and training solution. The most important features in an LMS are the ones that help your company achieve its goals: making profit by selling courses, offering personalized training for clients, increasing employee productivity, and so on.

let go of an LMS

When it’s time to let go of an LMS

E-learning, LMS, Managers

Sometimes it’s hard for people to let go. Even when something is not working anymore. The same thing happens with companies. There are a lot of companies that still use very old LMSs or training systems, with no intention of changing them. Why does this happen? Here are a few reasons why companies are reluctant to changing their LMS.

Social Learning does NOT mean Social Media

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Learners, LMS

Even though both social learning and social media witness a lot of human interaction, social media plays a very small role in social learning in the workplace. Instructional designers need, besides real face-to-face collaboration during the learning process, a digital watercooler around which employees gather, have high quality conversations and discuss about possible solutions to business problems.

micro learning

Micro learning: From small dots to the big picture

E-learning, Instructional Designers, LMS

Micro learning has a lot in common with the Impressionist art movement. Each micro learning activity is like a dot, a line, or a messy paintbrush stroke of color in such a painting. Embrace all small learning activities and connect them all into a big picture. Your company’s learning strategy will have impressive results.

Things to avoid when selecting an LMS

7 Things to avoid when selecting an LMS

E-learning, LMS, Managers

It’s impossible to tell what features should have the perfect LMS. With so many types of organizations, multiplied with so many types of learning needs, this is a rather impossible task. But I’m pretty sure that most L&D professionals faced with the challenge of getting a new LMS know by now what they DON’T want in an LMS.

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