Learning Management Systems: Why You Need One
APRIL 20, 2016
A Learning Management System (LMS) is a platform that enables the storage and delivery of learning content for the purpose of training and educating employees. The idea of choosing an LMS can be daunting. But before you decide to jump into the LMS search, it’s important to identify why you need this system in the first place. Business results.
Learning Management Systems and You
APRIL 9, 2015
People always want to know how their association could benefit from a Learning Management System (LMS). To The board loved all the courses we offered at the conference last week. Find yourself a good LMS. Cue the 1950’s film strip… “Learning Management Systems and You!”. An LMS is a system for managing learning.
Why we need Learning Management Systems
AUGUST 3, 2016
Why We Need Learning Management Systems. Have you found yourself fighting your way through the learning and development market without a guide? All the content in the world cannot save you from the harsh reality that an LMS is designed to mitigate. Abbreviation: LMS. Then take those learnings and track and implement across the entirety of an organization.
Top Ten Learning Management Systems – July Rankings
JULY 16, 2013
Oh, here is my latest directory of LMSs. #10 – Meridian - Despite a web site that should be kicked into outer space (hello, update?), the system itself has a lot to offer. I see it as a platform that could easily be for 1,500 and up users, although it may sit better at 5,000+. Still this is a very nice system and one that I had fun in playing around. Learning 24/7.
Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough
When the LMS isn’t Enough How to Turbocharge Your LMS and Improve. Learning Retention for Bottom Line Results W H I T E P A P E R 2Table of Contents. The LMS is running out of gas.3 The LMS doesn’t have enough horse power.4 Introducing the Axonify Continuous Learning Model.8 3The LMS is running out of gas. Employees aren’t learning more.
Benefits of the Cloud LMS – Is it the future of Learning Management Systems?
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
Learning is crucial for corporations, who need to acquire newer skills and knowledge on a continuous basis. This has generated tremendous interest and adoption of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) among corporations over the last decade or so. However, the increasing use of LMS brought with it overheads in the implementation and maintenance of the new system.
Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
Moodle - Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source. Open Elms – The first free open source LMS, geared specifically for business. 3. If your LMS isn’t on the top twenty list, don’t fret, one of the following has occurred. a. It is in the top 50 (Names were posted in the E-Learning 24/7 Linkedin group and will be re-posted later this week). b. It is not in the top 50. – another five systems debuted. Modern UI is showing up more and more in systems, which is a big plus for me. Not anymore.
Why Companies Love Hosted Learning Management Systems
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
An article written in 2014 by Forbes contributor Josh Bersin states, “We just released our newest research on the corporate Learning Management Systems market and the numbers are astounding. These statistics prove that social learning management systems (LMSs) are doing a heck of a job meeting the needs of consumers. What Is a Cloud-Based LMS?
Top 15 Learning Management Systems mid-year 2014
AUGUST 8, 2014
especially love it when I get the opportunity to present all over the world on a variety of e-learning topics. I love meeting new folks who have either been big fans and supporters of e-learning or are totally new to e-learning and seeking out information and knowledge. They forget to realize that a learning system, learning platform are just semantics – as noted before. You can have a modern learning system that is really crummy, just as you can have with a LMS. The system is K-12, but ideal for K-6. For any LMS.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Off-the-Shelf Course Success. And for good reason as it has many advantages: It offers a breadth of course topics, relevant to many, and readily available. It also creates a common language across the organization, and it improves on-the- job performance—all at a cost more reasonable than custom elearning. OTS courseware relieves overburdened trainers and human resource managers of.
WordPress Learning Management Systems Are Growing Up
APRIL 16, 2015
If you could rewind the internet back to January 2012, you wouldn’t find much on WordPress learning management systems. During that time I was working on an elearning consulting engagement for a client and was researching possible learning management options. If you’re interested in learning more about your options, send us a note!
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. They are the largest library for eLearning with close to 25,000 courses from 400+ sellers.
The Most Important Learning Management System Features to Support Instructor-Led Courses
JUNE 20, 2013
In many organizations, workplace learning consists of getting people into a room to listen to an instructor. When these organizations become fed up with the effort of trying to manage their learning initiatives using pen and paper, spreadsheets, and various stone-age tools, they acquire a learning management system. The system manages wait lists.
How to find the best learning management system for your team
MAY 3, 2016
Four things to look for in the right learning management system. For most organizations (of any size, but particularly large enterprises), the right learning management system is one that can support learning across several different modalities. What does the right learning management system look like? 1. Try it free for 14 days.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
Scalability. 2 The Sales Enablement function 3 Learning modalities 4 Why LMS? What is the right LMS? for have largely kept their training strategies the same, with the majority of trai- ning resources earmarked for boring formal learning and event-based training. delivered across multiple systems (email, file storage, the CRM, etc.), Your LMS. WHY LMS?
Education learning management system trends
APRIL 27, 2012
Many in the education market are still in love with open source systems, such as Moodle. That is why there is an uptick in the number of commercial systems available in the education sector. Mobile Learning. This is one of the most shocking trends in the space – the significant lack of mobile learning in these systems. Social Learning. Learning 24/7.
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
How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support
DECEMBER 6, 2012
About a dozen years ago, learning and development professionals thought performance support was bigger than Tom Hanks , Meryl Streep , and The Beatles all rolled into one. Electronic performance support support systems (EPSS) were the rage. Performance support was so hot that some gurus and pundits predicted that courses were on their deathbeds. Or, consider a tattoo.
The Powerful Amazon Feature You Should be Adopting in Your Learning Management System
APRIL 1, 2014
Adopting an Amazon-like recommendation system in learning and development doesn’t require big data and teams of programmers. This can be done within any learning management system (LMS) that contains two simple features: The ability to have course-specific communication templates. The ability to link directly to one or more courses.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
in learning and development and 1,600 learners. in or introduced into a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise) without the prior written permission of Towards Maturity CIC. 1 [link]. new approach to learning that aligns with the. reality of how their people learn and develop. learning.
Webinar: Strategies to Empower Learners Within a Learning Management System
DECEMBER 20, 2012
I’ll be presenting a Webinar for HR.com on January 10th titled “Strategies to Empower Learners Within a Learning Management System.” This ” This event will cover: How to design curricula that give learners control over which learning events they select. How to use a learning management system as an on-ramp to the Web’s best content.
8 Signs That Your Learning Management System (LMS) Implementation is at Risk
APRIL 8, 2013
There is a lot of effort required to implement a Learning Management System (LMS), such as analysing requirements, engaging a vendor and getting the LMS ‘online’ The potential for failure during the early stages of a LMS project is obvious. An An often unrecognised risk to LMS projects is the sustain phase of the LMS implementation.
The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System
FEBRUARY 21, 2014
See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP). Add the appropriate courses. Select the Learner Progress Report. Show or hide the columns you wish to display.
Course-of-the-Month Club: Using a Learning Management System to Sell Subscriptions to Learning Content
DECEMBER 14, 2012
It seems as if almost every organization I speak to wants to use a learning management system (LMS) in a different way. One company I recently met with uses a magazine subscription-like business model to sell bundles of courses: A customer signs up for an annual subscription. The person immediately gets access to some courses. Ok, full disclosure.
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. www.kineo.com | email@example.com | 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.
The Learning Management System Feature People Hate the Most
APRIL 11, 2013
Satisfaction surveys of learning management system administrators invariably identify reporting as the most reviled feature in their platform. So, why aren’t LMS vendors fixing the problem? The short answer is that it’s really tough to please all system administrators: Some administrators want the reporting features to be super easy.
Turbo Charge Scheduled Events in Your Learning Management System by Using Tags
JULY 31, 2013
Instructor-led sessions, either in physical or virtual classrooms, play a big part of many organizations’ learning strategies. To support such initiatives, the best learning management systems (LMS) are equally adept at managing scheduled instructor-led events as they are at managing self-paced learning.
Can Poor LMS Interface Jeopardize Learning?
OCTOBER 29, 2015
Designing a course is no piece of cake. It is a specialized skill that needs in-depth knowledge of tailoring a course. As you read further, you will find out the skills you need as an instructional designer and the critical role an instructional designer (ID)plays in creating a successful course. Learning as we know comes with its own set of challenges and limitations.
LMS History and Current Trends
APRIL 18, 2016
Everything from the software we use to create elearning to the systems in place to deliver online training programs is shaped by emerging technologies. One of the cornerstones in elearning is the learning management system. It is the workhorse behind the scenes that ensures courses are delivered and tracked. Yes, the LMS has come a long way.
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.
Four Wishes for LMS Buyers
JUNE 18, 2015
Every week, like clockwork, I get a call from someone who wants me to recommend an LMS for their association or small business. If an eLearning Genie would come out of a bottle and grant me four wishes for my LMS buyers, here is what I’d request. Wish #1: LMS Buyers understand what they are buying. Notice that course development is generally not one of the functions of an LMS.
The Content or the LMS? Which Comes First?
APRIL 16, 2015
Without content the LMS is an empty cookie jar. Before EITHER the content or LMS is considered, it is important to step back and think: Who am I providing this content for and why do they need it? If you cannot answer either of those questions, then neither content NOR an LMS will help you provide successful educational material. You need both. Share this on Facebook.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. Digitec, Instructional Designer, Jennifer Ritter wrote a blog about this recently explaining, “I now realize that I was raised with game-based learning.
5 Tips to Prepare Your Storyline Course for Your LMS
AUGUST 22, 2016
As the kids go back to school, our thoughts are turned to learning. In the training world, that means in many cases that we are preparing our courses for publishing to a Learning Management System (LMS). Make sure you know what standards, parameters and settings your LMS requires before you proceed with publishing any course. August. and 2004.
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
1 kineo.com firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Can Learning Management Systems Foster Experiential Knowledge in the Workplace?
AUGUST 4, 2016
In your personal opinion, what type of value does experiential learning hold? Before you answer, there are two things you must have understanding of: what this type of learning is and what it can accomplish. First, experiential learning is a process that facilitates the acquisition of specific knowledge and skills through real-life experience. Kolb on Experiential Learning.
Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now
MARCH 17, 2016
I recently attended the Training 2016 Conference and Expo as an exhibitor. I was able to talk with many training and development representatives from a wide variety of organizations about their LMS needs. During these discussions I asked, “what aspects or features are you looking for in an LMS? Social Learning. What LMS features matter to your organization? Gamification.
Learning Management Systems: Creating sustainable training support for Corporate Learners
AUGUST 28, 2013
This increases the (already tremendous) pressure on corporate learners to proactively learn and get trained – throughout their careers. With technology-aided learning, e-courses are now readily available for learners’ consumption anytime and anywhere. Corporations put Learning Management Systems (LMS) in place to make learning available in an easily accessible manner.
July 3rd: Cool Things You Can Do With a Learning Management System (That You Probably Haven’t Thought Of)
JUNE 5, 2013
I’ll be presenting a new Webinar for HR.com on July 3rd titled “Cool Things You Can Do With a Learning Management System (That You Probably Haven’t Thought Of).” ” Description: Learning management systems are designed to enrol learners into courses and learning events and track their progress. Join me, Richard Nantel.
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. majority of today’s front-line managers were promoted.