Articles in this category offer useful information about learning management systems, what to look for in one and how to manage it to get the most out of it.

LMS of the future

The LMS of the future: two predictions


Years ago the e-learning industry and the learning management systems were rather different from today. But where is this whole online learning thing going? What should we expect from tomorrow’s LMS? While I don’t have a magic ball and I can’t know for sure how the future will look like with respect to learning management systems, I think I can make some predictions. Two, to be more precise.

LMS for entrepreneurs

How an LMS for entrepreneurs can impact their work


In a world that can’t stop learning even small businesses and one-person companies (OPCs) — or independent entrepreneurs — can’t afford to ignore the advantages that come along when using a learning management system (LMS). They can use an LMS as the powerful tool it is to seamlessly create online courses about what they know best, promote and sell those courses, and analyze course data for constant learning.

LMS reports

LMS reports: 7 Tips to track skill development with an LMS


Skills make the world go round. Well, at least the corporate world. Your employees must master the skills they need to navigate each new work day, from communication and lateral thinking to the fine art of negotiation and persuasion. But how do you know if your staff is building the skill sets their job demands? Here are 7 tips to track skill growth with the help of LMS reports.

Top 3 things to avoid at all costs during an LMS implementation

Top 3 things to avoid at all costs during an LMS implementation


E-learning has many perks and moving learning online is the logical thing to do since all arguments made these days are in favor it. However, in spite of all the obvious benefits, it’s best if those in charge of the putting in place are also aware of the obstacles that can arise when such an endeavor is underway.

LMS success

What does achieving LMS success really mean?


Rather than just going for the LMS version with the most features, you need to figure out what exactly would meet the needs of your organization in terms of learning and training metrics. A well-chosen LMS platform can be the best investment. If the managers are happy and the employees engaged and retained, organizational success is a given.

spaced repetition

The role of an LMS in applying spaced repetition

E-learning, LMS

There are plenty of factors that influence a person’s ability to absorb, retain and recall new information, but training instructors have little to no control over them. But they do control the way learning materials are delivered, and applying spaced repetition in training materials is the magic sauce for learners to get improved retention rates and contribute to the success of the training program.

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


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.

machine learning

Machine learning – the secret ingredient to personalized training

E-learning, Instructional Designers, LMS

Everyone is talking about why it’s important to offer personalized learning experiences for trainees, and the only way to achieve this is through big data. And with the help of machine learning, that big data about learners is sorted, patterns are found, so instructional designers can make sense of everything and take the best decisions when creating training courses.

impact of LMS software on business

The positive impact of a corporate LMS

Instructional Designers, LMS, Managers

Software Advice conducted a research on how learning management systems are used for corporate training. One of the key findings in their report is that the great majority of users say their LMS positively impacts the success of their organization, and this article presents the nine ways it does so.