What’s Wrong With Learning Management Systems?
DECEMBER 16, 2015
There’s not a lot of love in the world for the poor old learning management system (LMS). Before today’s era of consumerized, ecosystemic learning solutions, businesses that wanted to train their people would use an LMS to store and deploy educational content. A third confirmed that they would not recommend their current LMS to a colleague.
Why Buy a Learning Management System (LMS)?
OCTOBER 28, 2015
Last week I reviewed the benefits of an LMS. In today’s article I focus a little more on the larger picture by noting several important reasons why buying an LMS is strategically important. To gain market share over competitors who only meet minimum work standards by using the LMS to train your employees to meet high quality standards. LMS eLL
6 benefits of integrating HR, Talent & learning management systems
AUGUST 4, 2015
The Human Resources landscape is complex, and having multiple HR systems can create a major headache when you need to connect the data together. But due to the new opportunities brought about by Cloud technologies , the integration landscape has changed significantly. With many of these systems moving to the Cloud , this changes the integration landscape significantly.
Can Poor LMS Interface Jeopardize Learning?
OCTOBER 29, 2015
Definitions and theories notwithstanding, errors often creep in, thus leading to sub-optimal or even failed learning outcomes. E-Learning as we know comes with its own set of challenges and limitations. So care has to be taken to deliver solutions that will translate to real learning. Not entirely learner friendly – Learning styles are different and so are the learning needs.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. managers. managers (aka supervisors, team leads, mid-level managers). already for front-line managers? learning-doing gap. new managers transition from skilled individual producer to team. According to BearingPoint Institute (2015), “The.
Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond
MARCH 30, 2015
Now against the backdrop of such information, it is interesting to explore what role mobiles are playing in shaping up the workplace learning scenario. These trends with mobile learning are evidence to the fact that we are on the brink of a new era of learning – through the mobile device. The same is true for mobile learning too. Gamified mobile learning and assessments.
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. cloud based talent management corporate training Performance Management Talent Management Learning Management System LMS Talent Management System HR Director HR trends human resources talent aquisition
Mapping Organisational Structures in LearnFlex LMS
B Online Learning
MARCH 24, 2015
LearnFlex Tips Learning Management System data elearning LearnFlex learning management system lms technology I’ve discussed the importance of data in past articles but it’s tended to gear more towards importing legacy achievement or user data and the issues that can arise when these aren’t correct. The […].
Top 10 LMSs of 2015
JANUARY 27, 2015
On Saturday, I published my report, the Top 50 LMSs of 2015 , which is available for purchase. Discounts when you buy their LMS. Several vendors are offering discounts, if you decide to purchase their LMS. A few of the vendors are offering at least 10% off the price of the system. Below are the vendors who offering some type of discount if you end up buying the system. eLogic Learning. Example: Mobile Learning. If you had all three and a manager/instructor view, more points. Roadmap for 2015. Top 10 for 2015. Aduro.
Learning Management Systems Promote Knowledge Sharing
AUGUST 25, 2016
David Gurteen, author of the article Creating a Knowledge Sharing Culture , wrote, “ An isolated knowledge management program looked after by a privileged few is a paradox in itself and will not survive for long. Only effective collaboration and communication which spans across the whole company structure will give knowledge management the boost it really needs. LMS & eLearning
3 Must-Have LMS Features Infographic
JUNE 16, 2015
Our expectations of learning management systems are evolving as new technology continues to influence the feature sets. At one point the LMS was a static piece of software quietly humming along in the background as we read documents and viewed recorded PowerPoint presentations. learning management system lms wordpress lms
Defence Housing Australia & BOL awarded LearnX Platinum for Deployment of a Hosted LMS
B Online Learning
APRIL 19, 2015
We are pleased to announce Defence Housing Australia (DHA)with B Online Learning have won the PLATINUM LearnX Impact Award 2015 for Best New Technology Implementation – Deployment of a Hosted LMS. Articulate LearnFlex Tips Learning Management System elearning eLearning News LearnFlex learning management system learnx DHA has more than 650 employees throughout Australia with 16 regional offices and four call centres. Prior to 2012 training was decentralised with minimal record […].
The New-Age LMS
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
To those to whom this name is not familiar, Mitra was the guy who put computer screens with an internet connection in a wall in New Delhi and proved that children could not only learn how to use a computer but learn from it, without any outside help or intervention. This system of schooling that was introduced about three hundred years ago is still essentially in existence today.
Learning Technologies UK 2015 Review
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
As with any e-learning conference and event, the show wasn’t 100% awesome, that is to say, it had some areas for improvement, but overall I give it was quite strong. Purple – learning technologies. Orange – Learning Skills. . That said, it appeared to me that more folks were in learning tech than in learning skills. One vendor put it so eloquently when describing the two (learning tech area, learning skill area): “The decision makers (CLOs, Training Directors, etc.) Especially in 2015? . E-Learning 24/7.
State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015
JULY 14, 2015
Ability to publish to.exe, web – this has always been around, but one vendor spins it with “Offline SCORM”, then you find out this means you can download the course in its SCORM wrapper and either have it as an.exe, use it on the web (without a LMS) or publish it to a LMS. Learning games in the authoring tool product. 1 in 2014, will they be #1 in 2015?
7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
We all have a boss and even our best ideas require an explanation, so before you get an LMS, start designing courses, and tracking learner progress, you’ll need to get his or her approval. Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs. Will we need an LMS? An LCMS?
History of the LMS
JULY 20, 2015
Learning management systems have increased in popularity in recent years, but the truth is they have been around for quite some time. It wasn’t until the 2000s when elearning really started to take off, and ultimately the demand for learning management systems increased as well. Some contend that the LMS can trace its roots back to 1960.
eLearning Predictions 2015
JANUARY 14, 2015
In 2015, we believe experimentation with analytics-driven performance improvement will lead to more “intelligent recommendations” and personalized professional development in Continuing Medical Education and beyond. We also think that extended enterprise LMS solutions will allow corporations to expand training opportunities and license to external, third-party audiences.
TOPYX a Top LMS Solution for Associations
OCTOBER 2, 2015
TalentedLearning.com recently announced that TOPYX learning management system (LMS) made the Top 10 Association LMS Solutions in the World. Over 100 LMSs were reviewed to determine the top learning management solutions for associations of all sizes. See more reasons why TOPYX LMS is perfect for associations. LMS & eLearning
Naming Names – LMS Mini Reviews
MARCH 24, 2015
In future posts, three random systems will land a “quick take” mini review. . Instructure Bridge (Yep those HE folks are adding a corporate system to their product line). Instructure like so many other HE systems can’t help themselves. My take is that Bridge is going the way of some LMS/Learning Platforms that pitch either the “non-traditional” angle or “focus on features” people only need angle or “simple, easy to use angle” with simple as the key word. . Another top 50 for 2014, that dropped out in 2015.
The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
John Leh runs a firm called Talented Learning and he is quite the talented guy when it comes to speaking about Extended Enterprise LMS. Talented Learning is a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of extended enterprise learning technology solutions. His weekly blog and webinar publishes best practices, vendor reviews, education and case studies that are useful to professionals involved in channel, customer, association, academic and public sector learning. He explains the LMS report in this next clip.
Vendor Spotlight: Learning Management Systems and Skills Assessment from RISC, Inc.
FEBRUARY 28, 2015
will celebrate 23 years in the elearning industry as a provider of Learning Management Systems, and can boast of being at the forefront with the industry’s trailblazers, having received U.S. News and World Report’ s “Best of Breed” for the Learning Management industry, as well as various other awards in LMS customer satisfaction. has expanded its specialties to include competency management, compliance, data migration and cloud computing. The post Vendor Spotlight: Learning Management Systems and Skills Assessment from RISC, Inc.
Trends in Technology-aided Learning: 2015 and Beyond
JANUARY 4, 2015
Today, the effectiveness as well as cost-effectiveness of technology-aided learning is an established fact – both within and outside the corporate world. Technology-aided learning is now a huge and booming industry, with an estimated market value of $107 billion in 2015 (Source: Forbes.com). e-Learning too is evolving, along with other evolving technologies.
Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
You’re shopping for an LMS and behold FREE OPEN SOURCE LMS pops up. You don’t have to be in technology to have heard about Heartbleed (a major internet security breach affecting Open SSL putting countless people’s information at risk). If it’s free, it may be because it’s an over-simplified bare bones LMS, counting on you to customize and make the platform what it should be.
2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Learning management systems didn’t die. Quick LMS History. Corporate LMSs were invented almost 30 years ago to manage and report on the training and compliance of their employees and contractors. Much of the investment was upfront and only the largest companies or companies with the most compliance risk exposure could afford an LMS. Types of LMSs in 2015.
Report – LMS Trends 2015: Is it time for something different?
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
The 2015 LMS Trends report from Brandon Hall Group paints a picture of widespread dissatisfaction (and high turnover) among organizations that use an LMS. Organizations that responded to the firm’s survey say they’re paying far too much for systems that are difficult to use, out of date and that don’t provide the data and analytics the organizations need the most. The report outlines six major findings , and provides four critical calls-to-action for companies who want to rethink their approach to learning technologies. E-learning Industry ELEL
LMS: The Essential Online Learning Tool
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
There isn’t any doubt that we are living in a technological age. However, elearning would probably not be possible without one key tool: the LMS. Why are learning management systems so important to education? In essence, the LMS is the system that establishments can use to offer their online virtual courses. What are the benefits of an LMS?
There’s More to Support than Technology
B Online Learning
MARCH 11, 2015
Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy LearnFlex Tips Learning Management System authoring tools elearning LearnFlex learning management system Master elearning Course softwaresupport technology “Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.” Robert Griffin III This is a great quote and it can transcend the world of sport, finding application in most any team situation.
Cater to Your Employees’ Learning Styles with an LMS
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Humans have the innate desire to learn. Are you familiar with the three traditional learning styles (visual, kinesthetic and auditory)? Auditory learners learn best by hearing information. For years, these three types of learning styles have been accepted as the trifecta of information retention. What is your preferred learning style? Social learning.
LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?
JULY 21, 2015
Throughout your life, you will be learn what you can do and cannot do. LMS Items. If you want to save money, have an awesome system and deal with minimum to near zero headaches, follow the “Do’s” and recognize the “Do not’s” . I can attest that I see a lot of people – and I say this with all honesty – a lot of people make monumental mistakes when picking a system – then it is too late. Realize that in the LMS space, as mentioned before, the average time in the market is two to four years. E-Learning 24/7.
Future of Learning Technology – 2015
MAY 7, 2010
The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”. The question is inspired from a post by Derek Morrsion – Technology to Enhance Learning in 2015 , quite an interesting post, a must read. I can only wonder at the pace of change of technology that the world has seen in last decade.
Interview with a Veteran LMS Administrator
JULY 24, 2015
Connie has helped defined the “features” direction of CUNA’s learning management system and how it would be utilized by member credit unions to train employees. Connie also maintains all ongoing relationships with CUNA’s LMS vendor. There are numerous ways that an LMS can be implemented for corporation HR departments and for specific training initiatives.
And in this corner: LMS and in the other corner – Learning Platform
JUNE 20, 2015
I have spent the last year and a half, looking to see if there were any differences between a LMS and a learning platform. Was there anything or things that really set them apart, to such a degree that one could say, “that is a LMS” and another say, “that is a learning platform” Before you go, oh, yeah well the modern ones are learning platforms and the “traditional” is LMS, I’d like to remind you, with no disrespect intended, that thinking is erroneous at best. Learning platforms are non-traditional.
Your LMS Selection Checklist
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Selecting an LMS for yourself or organization is not an easy task. In fact, the process can be so overwhelming that there are even companies that specialize in helping you to choose an LMS that is best for you (Capterra comes to mind). There is a lot of information out there in the LMS industry. The Quick LMS Research Checklist. learning management system lms
Seven Technology-Enabled Tools that Empower the Modern Corporate Trainer
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Technology has made training and learning more accessible and learner-friendly. Even as more and more organizations are leaning towards self-paced learning, Corporate Trainers are also changing their roles and teaching philosophies to suit the needs of the modern learners. Along the same lines, podcasts or audio recordings can be utilized by Trainers to enhance learning.
What is WCAG 2.0 and Why Does it Matter?
JUNE 4, 2015
Most people are familiar with Section 508 , which requires federal agencies to “purchase electronic and information technology that is accessible to employees with disabilities, and to the extent that those agencies provide information technology to the public, it too shall be accessible by persons with disabilities.” WCAG 2.0 stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.