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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience. Simply said, it’s learning by doing. We all learn better when we are directly involved in a learning experience rather than when we are simply recipients of ready-made content, like formal training courses. Experiential learning comes with interactivity and participation, and is much more effective than traditional learning approaches. But why is experiential learning so important in the workplace?
If you’re involved in getting a new LMS for your company, read on to learn about some of the most common hidden costs that usually — but not always — creep into the acquisition process. Some of them could easily go to the turn-off category. But in the end, it all depends. What matters most is transparency and the meaning behind each fee. Sometimes, it’s better to pay a fee and forget about the issue, than to try to deal with it yourself, only to get into bigger trouble.
E-learning professionals have a reputation for being the teachers of the workforce, with knowledge in many interconnected fields. Their job has always been an important one. But what skills do they posses and how do these contribute to their success? Read on to find out.
Games come with an element of fun and inspire competition. What’s more, they offer a safe learning environment, where employees can test their knowledge without real-life risks. Storytelling makes the learner the main character of the game, which leads to even higher engagement rates. The centuries-old storytelling, along with the satisfaction of the top human needs of games will never get out of style.
Once upon a time, before Facebook was a thing, and people didn’t lose their minds over some change of an app logo, Learning and Development professionals were happy working with SCORM. But with the advancement of search engines, the know-it-all internet, and growing numbers of mobile devices in the workplace, soon, SCORM found itself in the need of a modern successor. The name is xAPI. Or Experience API. Or Tin Can API. Whatever you choose to call it, this API makes it easier to connect real performance with any learning experience and therefore deliver personalized learning.