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learning process

LMS misconceptions

5 LMS misconceptions to look out for

LMS, Managers

The LMS market is booming, as more and more business organizations realize the importance of having a centralized system for as much learning that happens in the work space as possible. But despite the growing presence of LMSs in the organizational training world, there are still people who don’t get how these systems work and how they can help their businesses.

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.

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.

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.

experiential learning

Why experiential learning is so important in the workplace

E-learning, Instructional Designers

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?

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.

Velfies and bite-sized learning

Velfies and bite-sized learning: a recipe for training success

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Velfies and bite-sized learning: bite-sized learning is cheap, offers just-in-time support, can be accessed on mobile devices, and keeps employees engaged during the learning process; videos are the most engaging type of learning materials. What happens when you combine bite-sized learning, videos, and the familiarity and comfort of selfies? The answer is training velfies.

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!

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