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.
Top 5 Benefits of Using a Learning Management System
DECEMBER 29, 2014
Learning management systems are web-based or software applications that allow companies and educational institutions to deliver content and resources to their learners and manage their delivery. These systems often provide easy ways for instructors to create and deliver their content while simultaneously monitoring participation and assessing performance.
12 Common Complaints about Learning Management Systems (LMS)
MARCH 26, 2013
Get any group of learning professionals in a room, and one of the first topics of discussion will be Learning Management Systems (LMS). have rarely heard a learning professional say “ Our LMS does everything we need.” Here are twelve (12) common complaints about Learning Management Systems. The Bottom Line.
The Compliance Learning Management System (LMS)
DECEMBER 3, 2015
Last week Gyrus Systems earned a “Top 10” award from Talented Learning in the “ Best Employee Compliance LMS ” category. Gyrus Systems is pleased to have our efforts recognized by a well-respected organization like Talented Learning. According to Talented Learning, “ You can’t get away from where LMSs started.
A Development Journey to More Effective Managers [Infographic]
A DEVELOPMENT JOURNEY TO. MORE EFFECTIVE MANAGERS THE PROBLEM Too much of our focus is on activities instead of results. managers lack the foundational skills they require to drive results, yet investments to. help them develop often don’t create the impact we want. The typical manager training. program exposes managers to some content and then well.we
The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems
OCTOBER 25, 2016
The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems. The Benefits of a Learning Management System (LMS) are quite wide and can contain everything from basic functionality to cool recently implemented features. LMS are not only for E-learning activities! Who needs additional learning? LMS eLL learning management system
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. third confirmed that they would not recommend their current LMS to a colleague.
Measuring user engagement on your Learning Management System
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
Let’s face it, engagement is the super-secret sauce to nailing your training initiative and without it your people won’t: Log on to the LMS to do their learning and get more awesome. Return to the LMS to learn some more and kick even more ass. Have anything nice to say to their colleagues about the LMS. Measuring User Engagement with LMS Reporting. Change!
8 Advantages of a Learning Management System
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
Though learning management systems are becoming very common as organisations are accepting the need for continuous learning , there are still a lot of organisations out there who are reluctant to shed their traditional training programs and overhaul their employee development strategies. Engaged Learning. And your LMS manages all the back-end work.
Learner motivation explained! Learn how to use an LMS to motivate your learners to upskill
Training and development professionals often bemoan the lack of apparent initiative in their trainees. Learning professionals spend huge sums of money creating or acquiring skill aligned libraries of learning content, only to watch almost helplessly as learners refuse to engage with any training available that isn’t mandatory
Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? With so many options out there, and every vendor keen to advertise their platform with the latest bells and whistles or the ”prettiest” interface, how do you make sure that your LMS performs the way your organization needs it to? Assessment of Learning.
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?
In Pursuit of The RIGHT Learning Management System (LMS) for Today’s Workplaces
JUNE 20, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ Until such times as systems can seamlessly track, report and produce useful data for the learning that occurs through the many little experiences in the daily workflow without manual intervention, I think it is still ‘work in progress’.” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him). THE JOURNEY: As you know, we are experiencing a major shift in the domain of ‘learning’.
Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation. What are the key questions to ask when planning an LMS implementation project to ensure its success? What types?
Seven Simple Secrets to 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. Teams who learn. capital.
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.
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. Why bother having people take courses to learn things they’ll soon forget? Intuitive design became a higher priority.
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!
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. For commercial learning content providers, increased sales.
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. measurement to development and empowerment. management as practiced by most organizations. Managers hate it. managers and their.
Why Usability is Critical in a Learning Management System
DECEMBER 13, 2016
When your product is easy to use that means the developers put a major focus on usability. And when usability is a primary factor in software development, that software will have great usability. You might consider software usable if it's quick and easy to learn, efficient to use, you and the system can recover quickly from errors, and operations are easy to remember.
TOPYX Learning Management System Makes The Inc. 5000 List For Third Consecutive Year
AUGUST 17, 2016
BONITA SPRINGS, FL – August 18, 2016 – Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) , is excited to announce it has earned a spot on Inc. Interactyx is the developer of TOPYX ® , a leading learning management system (LMS) software. Our entire TOPYX team is fully committed to supporting our clients’ learning and development initiatives, and providing the best LMS software, for the best value in our industry. The post TOPYX Learning Management System Makes The Inc.
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 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 systems (EPSS) were the rage. Why bother having people take courses to learn things they’ll soon forget? Conferences about performance support were filled to capacity.
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. their investments in developing front-line. 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. MANAGERS.
Making the Call – Open Source or Licensed Learning Management System
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APRIL 21, 2013
For the past 20 years, the prevalence and accessibility of systems that distribute, manage and administer training and education via a computer based medium has increased exponentially. The history of web based Learning Management Systems (LMS), from their inception shortly after the development of the World Wide Web, as an extension of their precursors being [.].
Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
What about making sure learning objectives were met? mLearning is mobile learning , which gives your learner the ability to take their training on the go. Microlearning is targeted learning in small bursts rather than a lengthy course on a topic. For example, suppose I want to learn how to enter basic formulas in Excel. Learning Paths. What about the Millennials?
Social Learning Online: It’s Possible
OCTOBER 26, 2016
But through advances in today’s learning management systems, these criticisms can be addressed. Now we can say that social learning online is possible, and is helping to bring more training and development options to organizations and associations anywhere on any device. Social Learning in an LMS. Yes, but what about that Hawthorne effect?
Benefits of a Skill-Centric Learning Management System (LMS)
OCTOBER 30, 2015
” Expanding on that thought, employees can attend training class after training class after training class, and even pass tests that show they’ve “learned,” however that does not truly mean that they can leverage the information presented in the class in the real world as skills. Some other benefits of using a skill-centric LMS include: Employees provided with.
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.
Benefits of Skills-Centric Learning Management Systems (LMS)
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Employees benefit by a skills management system because they’re provided with: • A better understanding of quality proficiency related to their jobs. • A clear view of what skills and skill gaps they currently have. • A learning and development plan that takes into account their job-based skills requirements. • A record of their learning and development achievements. MANAGEMENT BENEFITS. Ability to develop prescriptive learning and development plans. • A facility to identify subject matter experts for assignment-based work.
Top Open Source Learning Management Systems
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
There are many benefits involved with choosing an open source learning management system (lms) for your educational needs; starting with the ability to fully customize the software to your organization’s needs without having to purchase expensive licenses. It still remains extremely popular today due to the easy learning curve and the quick setup options for new courses.
What every software company needs in a learning management system
MARCH 29, 2016
We understand what cloud-based software companies need from a learning management system – because we are a cloud-based software company! As two young companies, we’ve quickly established reputations by developing software that helps customers to achieve their goals. Choose an LMS vendor that makes the process easy. Choose an LMS that grows with you.
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?
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. 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.
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.