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What’s Wrong With Learning Management Systems?


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. third confirmed that they would not recommend their current LMS to a colleague.

Why Buy a Learning Management System (LMS)?


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

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ASAE Annual Conference 2015

Association eLearning

We’ll be unveiling our newest version of the Knowledge Direct Learning Management System, Knowledge Direct 7 Beta, at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. For the last 3 years we’ve been vetting technology, surveying the analysts, and asking the learning community, “How can we transform learning? One lucky winner will receive an iPad mini!

Can Poor LMS Interface Jeopardize Learning?

Origin Learning

Definitions and theories notwithstanding, errors often creep in, thus leading to sub-optimal or even failed learning outcomes. 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.

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Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

corporate Learning & Development inside out. employee learning challenge is ensuring that what is taught is actually understood and. In the next 12 to 24 months, many businesses plan to increase their spending on learning. been huge strides made in both brain science and technology, resulting in a wealth of. corporate Learning & Development. work and learn.

Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

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.

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7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

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?

Mapping Organisational Structures in LearnFlex LMS

B Online Learning

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 […].

2015's Top 10 Trends in HR, Talent and Learning Strategies—Part 1

Lambda Solutions

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

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

From Performance Management. is managed and how organizations are moving. management approach to a more dynamic. elements to work together: Motivation: Managers have to want to do it and employees have. challenge than you think) Skills: Managers must have the capability to execute. | | 312-846-6656 4One of the pillars of a performance development system is the. weirdly close-mouthed, hesitating to tell their manager boss that. While there is a slew of new technologies (see below) that attempt. managers.

Top 10 LMSs of 2015

eLearning 24-7

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.  It is exclusive to buyers of the report. A few of the vendors are offering at least 10% off the price of the system.  As you can see, that is a big difference maker. Below are the vendors who offering some type of discount if you end up buying the system. eLogic Learning. Example:  Mobile Learning. Roadmap for 2015. Top 10 for 2015.

Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option

Association eLearning

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.

3 Must-Have LMS Features Infographic


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

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Defence Housing Australia & BOL awarded LearnX Platinum for Deployment of a Hosted LMS

B Online Learning

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 […].

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

more dynamic approach to managing. time, we also see that, all too often, managers in such organizations are simply. managers do not clearly set expectations, employees don’t feel set up for success. approach to managing performance, how. can you ensure that your managers have. simple approach for how managers can. systematically ensure that their managers.

The New-Age LMS

24x7 Learning

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

eLearning 24-7

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? . Learning 24/7.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry 2015

eLearning 24-7

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 LMSLearning games in the authoring tool product.  Learning 24/7. The new and cool. 

History of the LMS


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.

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The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. management systems (organized as. performance development systems. | | 312-846-6656 4The Argument for Change Formal performance management systems have been. management as practiced by most organizations. Managers hate it. managers and their.

Naming Names – LMS Mini Reviews

eLearning 24-7

This is a new every other month segment, where some LMSs are listed and insight into a variety of items is presented.  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.  The whole “non-traditional” push or more importantly, when a vendor says “traditional” implies that their system is not like Cornerstone, SumTotal, and alike.  Learning 24/7.

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The Extended LMS – The John Leh Report

Web Courseworks

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.

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eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

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.

Learning Management Systems Promote Knowledge Sharing


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

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. management systems (organized as. performance development systems. 4The Argument for Change Formal performance management systems have been. management as practiced by most organizations. Managers hate it. management process, managers and. managers and their.

Trends in Technology-aided Learning: 2015 and Beyond


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: Learning too is evolving, along with other evolving technologies.

What is WCAG 2.0 and Why Does it Matter?

Association eLearning

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.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

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.

Vendor Spotlight: Learning Management Systems and Skills Assessment from RISC, Inc.


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.

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.

Report – LMS Trends 2015: Is it time for something different?


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. learning Industry ELEL

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

I have now formally reviewed 125 of the potential 700 learning management solutions available in the world.  As I get deeper and deeper into the industry, I’m more convinced than ever that “focus” is the key LMS technology trend of today’s winning vendors. In the learning technology market, focus creates business value and winning vendors have it!

Enspire at InstructureCon 2015

Enspire Learning

Enspire Account Director Robert Bell will be attending InstructureCon 2015 , June 16-18 in Park City, Utah. The conference is hosted by Instructure, makers of the Canvas LMS for educational institutions. The post Enspire at InstructureCon 2015 appeared first on Enspire. Events Learning News conference InstructureCon

LMS: The Essential Online Learning Tool


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?

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

1 312-846-6656 Hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the term “eLearning” entered the corpo- rate learning lexicon. learning nuggets. or “very ready” in learning and development in. Learning. just on learning but on learning and doing. In short, marketers have learned to identify. We call this “managing.

LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?

eLearning 24-7

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.  Learning 24/7.