LMS best practices

6 LMS best practices for instructional designers

E-learning, Instructional Designers

With so many features and options, things can get a little overwhelming when it comes to using a new LMS. We’re talking about a new platform, after all. Here are exactly 6 best practices that instructional designers follow when it comes to getting used to a new LMS and figuring out how to use it at its full potential.

LMS migration

LMS migration in 5 easy steps [Infographic]

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Sooner or later all business that use a learning management system to train their employees and to support their professional development will need to migrate to a new and improved system. As with all complex processes — and keeping in mind Murphy’s laws — a million of things can go wrong during an LMS migration. Check out the following 5 steps you should follow for a successful LMS migration.

longboarding

Why companies should consider long-boarding their employees

Managers

Just like a flower needs care and attention before AND after it has bloomed, employees need to feel recognition for their work, no matter how long they’ve been part of a company. From on-boarding to long-boarding, the training and HR departments have their hand full.

knowledge transfer

Mentorship and knowledge transfer between Baby Boomers and Millennials

E-learning

With not enough Generation Xers to fill all the managers’ shoes after Baby Boomers had retired, Millennials will have their fare (?) share of managerial positions to fill on their own. Mentorship is a necessary piece in this huge knowledge transfer we are now witnessing between Baby Boomers and the younger generations.

BYOD at work

To BYOD or not to BYOD at work? That is the question

E-learning, Managers

BYOD became a true business trend a few years ago. The US was leading the trend, followed by Asia and Latin America, while European countries were more reluctant towards it. But lately, Lately, this trend seems to be reclining. Just as a coin always has two sides, implementing BYOD at work has advantages and disadvantages.

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.

visual learners

Addressing the needs of visual learners in training

E-learning, Instructional Designers

It’s better to have brains than good looks, but why settle for half of what you can get? An LMS needs to do all the heavy work when it comes to creating courses, assignments, and tests, as well as gathering data for each learner and provide thorough reports. But it also needs to offer a great user experience for administrators, instructors, and learners alike. Visual learners prefer a variety of learning materials, eye-catching learning materials over text-only ones, and they simply love videos.

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