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hidden costs of an LMS

Hidden costs of an LMS: What to expect

E-learning, Managers

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

continuous learning at work

Your job is never done: continuous learning at work

E-learning

No matter what your job is now, knowledge is key. You only get better by knowing more, and it’s a never-ending cycle. You just can’t stop learning. Companies know that their best shot at being successful in our over-competitive business world is to have knowledgeable employees. But nobody is born a know-it-all. That’s why Learning and Development departments will have such an important role in always improving employees’ productivity. Continuous learning at work targets everyone in a company, from new hires to top management, and L&D professionals themselves. There’s always room for improvement.

successful training

Navigating through the rough waters of successful training

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Instructional designers are like sailors navigating through rough waters and they need to overcome all challenges that the three major currents – technology advances, business needs, and learner demands throw at them. Only the best survive and reach their destination of successful training. And when they do, they set sail to the next journey. After all, a calm sea never makes great sailors. Let’s take them one by one and see what can instructional designers do to be on top of them every time?

Making sense of the senses in e-learning courses-2

Making sense of the senses in e-learning courses (Part 1)

E-learning, Instructional Designers

When it comes to sensorial learning, traditional face-to-face courses have the upper hand over online courses. Instructors can tap on all five senses when teaching in a physical setting. However, it’s not impossible to make online learners “feel” the course.

This first part will deal only with sight, as it’s the most important sense in learning and deserves a blog entry on it’s own.

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