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The posts in this category cover subjects L&D managers and other decision makers involved in business training might find useful or at least interesting.

proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS

Pros and cons: proprietary, open-source, and cloud-based LMS

E-learning, Managers

From rotary phones to mobile phones and smartphones, technology never stops evolving. As for business training technology, things are really not that different. Business LMSs are under constant development; even the latest versions have some new features lined up, waiting to rock the boat again and again.

big data

How big data changes the training scenery

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

In the e-learning arena, big data means the data produced by learners interacting with the learning content during an e-learning course or training module: their learning progress, the time spent on each lesson, the time spent on a particular part of the lesson (a video, for example), their assessment results, their social sharing, their interactions with other learners or with instructors, and so on, and so forth. All these data affects companies’ ability to deliver success in learning and development, learner engagement and ultimately, business performance.

benefits of a cloud-based LMS

Top benefits of a cloud-based LMS

E-learning, Managers

Workplace learning and training programs have come a long way since the cubicle was a new thing. Traditional learning management systems are being replaced with their modern successors: cloud-based LMSs. Read on to find more about the top 9 benefits of getting a cloud-based LMS for your business.

training senior employees

Tips for training senior employees

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Millennials are set to take over the workplace. But what about the older employees? What about the graying workforce that greatly contributes to a company’s success? Shouldn’t business training programs seriously address the learning needs of senior employees as well? Companies that don’t plan for generational management shifts risk falling behind and losing out to their competitors.

responsive design

Why every LMS should have a responsive design

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

In the multi-device, multi-screen world of the workplace, the question is not whether or not to adopt a responsive design for any business website, but rather when to do that. With increasing numbers of mobile devices used by everyone, more and more business problems solved or eased by these devices in the workplace, and higher demands and expectations from the modern, mobile employees, it’s only a matter of time until responsive design will take over all the virtual world. Businesses need to adapt to this reality and make efforts to provide a total mobile user experience for their employees.

Games in training

Games in training are no game play

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

The use of games for business training purposes is still a technique that is met with a certain dose of skepticism. The fun and entertaining nature of games goes against the serious attitude of business. Add to this a faulty implementation of gaming principles and mechanics in a training program, and no wonder there are plenty of managers who consider gamification a joke. But gamification can lead to impressive outcomes, and the main reason for this is that it drives engagement.

mobile employee

The mobile employee and workplace learning

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

The mobile worker is among us. Are you aware?

It happened smoothly, one day after another, one technological advancement after another. It crept like a bug in every office space and in every workplace setting. We can no longer consider him or her to belong to a science-fiction, tech-reliant future. The mobile employee is HERE, NOW!

Equipping your team for the future with personalized learning

Equipping your team for the future with personalized learning

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Personalized learning in the workplace means that a training program must connect the right employees, with the right learning resources, at the right time. A cloud-based LMS can help you implement a successful customized training program, but you mustn’t rely just on technology for this. Only your team has the power to give a human touch to workplace learning.

Is it really worth paying for online courses?

Is it really worth paying for online courses?

E-learning, Managers

Perhaps there are things that money cannot buy, but there are plenty of things that can be bought, and some things are better to be bought. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d rather pay for a decent product or service than get it for free or for a lower value and be disappointed with it in the end. But at the same time, there’s something magic about getting something for free or for a bargain price. Until a future of massively efficient — and still free — MOOCs, companies in need of training solutions will have to seriously consider the present vendors that demand payment.

augmented reality

Will augmented reality revolutionize training?

E-learning, Managers

Augmented reality is the interface of the Internet of Things and promises infinite possibilities in different industries, including business learning and development. While it may not be a silver bullet, overcoming all challenges, AR technology aims to helping companies get an added value through increased quality of services and support and lower costs.

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