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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.

Branching scenarios: Getting to e-learning’s El Dorado

Branching scenarios: Getting to e-learning’s El Dorado

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Learners, LMS

Branching scenarios make your learners experience real world challenges and deal with real life consequences of their choices, all without real life risks.

They transform the learner from a passive observer into an active and involved participant. The unfolding of the narrative creates a memorable experience, thus helping the learner better retain the information. The consequences of their choices, especially the ones that led to failure, will stick to their minds and will determine them to make the right decisions when real life situations demand them.

Selling online courses

Selling online courses: What you need to know

LMS, Managers

The market for online courses has witnessed an incredible growth over the past few years, and this is mostly due to all the technological advances in e-learning. It’s easier now than ever before to sell courses online, but this doesn’t mean that you can make money with just a few clicks and a play button. Before seeing any dollar from selling online courses, you need two important things: a great product (read course) and a significant amount of online followers.

coordinate your company L&D strategy with an LMS

How to coordinate your company L&D strategy with an LMS

E-learning, LMS, Managers

Your company is just like an ecosystem; everything is interconnected. The success of your learning and development company strategy depends not only on instructional designers and their knowledge and ability to create training courses, but also on the coordination between them and your internal departments of HR, IT, Design or Marketing. A learning management system can support this coordination by providing the best tools and by hosting all the knowledge in one centralized place.

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