The 3 LMS Features that Increase Employee Engagement
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
We’ve written before about the pervasive issue that is stagnating economic growth in the US—employee disengagement. According to research from Gallup , only 30% of American workers are engaged. What do we mean by engaged? As Gallup defines, engaged employees “work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company [and therefore] drive innovation and move the organization forward".
Why Governments want Open Source Software
DECEMBER 11, 2014
A recent report co-published by Zimbra and the Ponemon Institute, The Open Source Collaboration Study: Viewpoints on Security and Privacy in the US and EMEA , confirmed the changing perceptions of open source software. The survey drew in responses from IT and IT security practitioners across 18 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United States.
What You Need to Know About Mobile Learning with Moodle
APRIL 9, 2015
The UN recently reported that the number of people who own mobile phones outnumber the people who have access to flush toilets. We are highly dependent on our mobile devices - we rely on them to do everything, from communicate, browse the internet, play games, take pictures, etc. Mobile learning, then, has been a long time coming. mobile learning
The Landscape of Learning Technologies in 2016
SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
The Brandon Hall Group issued a study on the Learning Technology landscape of 2016. The report revealed that technology is becoming the top learning and development priority this year, with 48% of survey respondents naming it as #1 on their list. What’s more remarkable, is looking at new emerging learning technologies has taken precedence over learning strategy this year.
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Why Blended Learning is Effective
OCTOBER 27, 2015
On October 29th, Lambda is hosting a webinar on the Top Moodle Plugins for Blended Learning Strategies. We will give you a quick glimpse into some of what will be covered in the webinar. Blended learning is an emerging approach to education that “blends” traditional teaching methods with technology and virtual learning environments. Moodle plugins blended learning
LMS Market Overview | 2015
MARCH 17, 2015
The learning management system (LMS) market is growing fast and it doesn’t look like its about to slow down anytime soon. According to Forbes the LMS market was well over $2.5 billion and will grow to $8 billion by 2018 with North America leading the market share.
Making Money with Moodle - The Business Case for Online Learning
MARCH 29, 2016
Did you know you can use the Moodle learning management system to make money? Universities, private colleges, technical institutes and all kinds of private online learning providers can offer courses commit a lot of time, effort, and money into developing their online learning programs, increasing the amount of pressure on learning departments to turn a profit.
DIY or Outsource? 5 Benefits of Cloud Based Moodle Hosting
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
One of the major decisions organizations have to make when implementing an LMS is whether to go with DIY (do-it-yourself), or outsourced hosting. Cloud based software is an advanced form of hosting that incorporates greater support and service levels, and offloads the aforementioned duties to the managed hosting firm. cloud hosting
Take Charge of your eLearning environment
Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.
4 New Plugins for Tracking Time Spent Learning in Online Courses
MAY 25, 2016
If administrators and teachers had insight into how much time learners are actively spending in their courses, and had the ability to both restrict access to activities based on this time, and generate reports with this data, they would be able to better ensure and monitor learner success and knowledge retention. Plugins Moodle plugins Totara
Corporate e-Learning Gamification: A Case Study
JULY 27, 2015
We've previously discussed how gamification is changing corporate training. But what does a gamified course actually look like? And how do gamified course results compare with those of a more traditionally designed course based on the same content? corporate training gamification Case study
6 Things Your LMS Should Be Able to Do
MAY 2, 2016
With the LMS landscape changing as quickly as it has been, there are a ton of new features and functions that are being introduced in the market. The question then becomes, which features are essential? There are certain things every modern LMS should be able to do. Here, we go over this list, broken down into features that benefit organization/admin, and features that benefit learners.
5 Emerging Trends in Education Technology
JUNE 30, 2016
As innovators in the education space, we keep an eye on emerging trends, terms, and technology in the industry. Here are some of the top education technology trends that have been on our radar recently! Virtual Reality. While basic forms of virtual realities have been around since the early 90’s, a more sophisticated model is expected to formulate and take off in the next year or so.
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6 Expert Insights into Corporate Learning Trends
MARCH 5, 2015
It’s becoming evident that predictive trends are beneficial to the e-learning industry because they allow organizations to capitalize off these trends before they take off. Lambda has been in this industry for 13 years, so we fully understand the power of these predictive trends. Here are just a few of the tips we received. e-learning
Advanced Moodle Features: Multimedia Capabilities
AUGUST 18, 2015
Criteria for Evaluating Your LMS
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
Shopping for an LMS is not easy. With over 600 options on the market, and so little time—how can you be sure that the product you’re allocating budget to will have everything you need? If only there was some sort of criteria… We have over 20 years of experience in training and learning, so we can shed some light on what to look for when shopping for an LMS that’s a right fit for your organization.
2015's Top 10 Trends in HR, Talent and Learning Strategies—Part 1
JANUARY 19, 2015
If you share our enthusiasm for the quickly changing work world, you will be keen to learn the trends this year in corporate HR, talent management and learning. This is the 11 th year that Bersin by Deloitte has published their annual report and we couldn’t be more excited to summarize their insights for you.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.
Top 5 Moodle Plugins to Enhance Productivity
JULY 18, 2016
As an official Moodle partner, our Moodle experts regularly review plugins and advise our clients on which plugins to select based on their learning and training requirements. We’re able to test and recertify all new standard plugins to make sure we can troubleshoot any potential errors. Here is our tried and true list of Moodle plugins to enhance productivity. Moodle plugins
Lambda Analytika Reporting for Learning Management Systems
APRIL 13, 2015
We are pleased to announce the launch of Lambda Analytika to the market. Lambda Analytika is a robust reporting and analytics solution for open source learning management systems. With over 600 deployments under our belt, customer feedback made it clear that reporting and access to data was a major gap with the current native reporting functionality and plug-ins available in Moodle and Totara
OpenSesame Content Integration with Totara Learning Management Systems
JUNE 17, 2015
We are pleased to now have the capability to integrate content from OpenSesame into Totara LMS. In an industry where content development is a large pain point for organizations, OpenSesame opens the doors for Lambda Solutions to offer some amazing course content for customers. OpenSesame isn't a content provider, it is a content marketplace. What does that mean exactly?
Adoptive Families of BC | I Heart Moodle Series
JUNE 9, 2015
How Adoptive Families Association of BC Makes a Positive Impact with Moodle. The use of Moodle learning management system revolutionized adoption education in British Columbia, particularly for the Adoptive Families Association of BC (AFABC). Moodle I Heart Moodle
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.
Evaluating the Impact of eLearning - Kirkpatrick's Model
MAY 1, 2015
We teamed up with Limestone Learning on Wednesday to deliver a webinar on Measuring the Value of Training, and Turning Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation Upside Down. Measuring the value of training is a very complex process, but it is an essential component to any learning program. Let’s start with the obvious question - what defines good training? Good training should always have a purpose.
3 Ways to Use Video in Moodle
MARCH 15, 2016
One of the greatest benefits of eLearning, is the ability to incororporate multimedia like audio, and video. Currently, video accounts for 47% of global internet traffic. This year, this number is expected to reach 86%. How to”). There are numerous ways to use video in your Moodle or Totara courses. Moodle plugins
6 Things to Look for in a High-Value LMS
JULY 8, 2015
If you are looking to implement a new LMS, or you are planning a LMS migration, you may be wondering how to narrow down your search. How do you know what to look for in a LMS? What are the best features of a LMS, and which ones can benefit your organization specifically? With our 20+ years worth of knowledge in the learning management system market, we have made a list of the top 5 things to look for when shopping for a new LMS. lms market lms features
Why is Moodle the World’s Best LMS?
JUNE 17, 2015
The Future of Totara LMS
OCTOBER 29, 2015
A lot has been going on over at Totara Learning this summer so we decided to interview their Chief Technology Officer, Simon Coggins , to get the low-down on some of the developments that might affect customers at Lambda Solutions. Totara LMS
Why Your LMS Theme Matters
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
In a report published by Brandon Hall Group this year, it was revealed that 88% of organizations switching LMS did so for improved User Experience. The most overlooked component of user experience, is your LMS theme. A good LMS theme will create a seamless user experience, which enhances the learner engagement, and makes your users more comfortable. moodle theming Moodle customization branding
The 8 Best Moodle Plugins for Course Presentation & User Experience
MARCH 22, 2016
Moodle Plugins are the most efficient way to get the most out of your learning management system. Think of your LMS like a smartphone - it does everything you need it to do, but sometimes you need a little more! If you want entertainment, you have a plethora of game apps to choose from. If you want to tap into social media, there's the Facebook app. Moodle plugins
Share your Story in the Heart Moodle Contest!
JUNE 8, 2015
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The complete eLearning journey
As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?
The Learning Analytics Market to Increase by 25% by 2020
JUNE 15, 2016
“Research and Markets” recently generated a report that predicts the learning analytics market to increase by over 25% by 2020 — that’s a quarter of the market, in just four years. R&M analysts identify two major influences in this projected growth: a more streamlined focus on administration of budget, and an emphasis on personalized learning methods. and derive insights. lms reporting