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 Find yourself a good LMS. Cue the 1950’s film strip… “Learning Management Systems and You!”. An LMS is a system for managing learning. So, there you have a quick overview of what an LMS can do for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. OpenSesame isn't a content provider, it is a content marketplace. What does that mean exactly?
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.
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
1 kineo.com email@example.com 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. development needs. or “very ready” in learning and development in. Learning. Development experts know, however, that. just on learning but on learning and doing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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
B Online Learning
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 [.].
What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”
DECEMBER 3, 2014
For example, you’ve likely seen Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) discussed on various websites and company pages. What’s an LMS? An LMS manages people’s interactions with learning content. In short, it’s the learning delivery platform. Wrong. Are they similar?
WordPress Is Becoming The Best LMS
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
Just recently LearnDash was included as a Top 5 LMS Off the Beaten Track, and a nifty infographic was created that sums up both the benefits and potential opportunity areas. While the infographic itself is just a brief summary, it does emphasize a point that I have been harping on since we first started our WordPress learning management system.
LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems
Learning on the Leading Edge
OCTOBER 8, 2012
Billion spent on training technology systems? This week we will be launching our newest annual research on the state of the Learning Management Systems market. These software systems are among the most important and rapid-changing parts of HR technology, and they drive tremendous value to businesses of all sizes. The Continuous Corporate Learning Model.
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. corporate Learning & Development. Microlearning is a technique of delivering learning content in short, bite-sized bursts (from.
Healthcare Learning Management System Survey Results
MARCH 30, 2016
We issued a survey targeting professionals from the healthcare world to gain insight into the particular learning and development challenges they face. Responses came from those who work in: IT, Operations/Administration, Human Resources, Learning and Development, Nursing, and Education/Research. Looking for more information on online learning and training in healthcare?
The Benefits of SaaS: Hosted LMS
JULY 23, 2015
So, when an LMS provider say they have a SaaS LMS, they’re really saying we offer a cloud LMS. Because you aren’t purchasing hardware and hiring IT support staff to go along with your software solution, your up-front costs are lower than they would be if you simply purchased an LMS that was not hosted elsewhere. Do they know how to integrate your AMS with your LMS?
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
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.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
in learning and development and 1,600 learners. This report has been developed and co-written with Charles Jennings of the. 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]. 70:20:10 learning model.
Anatomy of an LMS Administrator – Part 1
JULY 10, 2015
Setting Things Up and Dealing with Errors – An Interview with Michael Lanius: Anatomy of an LMS Administrator – Personal Attributes Desired, LMS Duties and Technical Skills Required. Michael is a senior support staffer at Web Courseworks who has played all the roles related to being a Learning Management Systems (LMS) Administrator. link].
7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
If you’re part of a corporation, maybe you’ve decided that training and employee development would be more efficient if it were all online. 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. Will we need an LMS? An LCMS?
eLearning Trends for 2015: Here to Stay or Go Away?
JANUARY 12, 2015
Trends in eLearning come and go, but a good LMS is forever. Gamification, not to be confused with game-based learning, is the use of game elements such as leaderboards and badges, in courses. Mobile learning (mLearning) refers to content that can be accessed anywhere, on any device. Augmented Learning. Augmented learning is the next “cool-factor” innovation in eLearning.
Why your learning management system needs content support
JUNE 23, 2016
If you’ve already implemented a learning management system, you’ll understand the value of great customer support. Even when an LMS runs extremely smoothly, support is still essential for getting things like authoring tools and content standards to work together successfully. Many LMS vendors make bold claims about the quality of customer support they deliver.
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
Research Summary 2016 Learning Technology Study: Summary of Top Findings The technology employed to deliver Learning and Development has grown increasingly varied and complex. new learning experiences – so much so that technology has become the top L&D priority. different technologies surpassed even the learning strategy as the top focus over the next 12 months.
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. There are certain things every modern LMS should be able to do. Develop and administer reports (A Reporting & Analytics Tool). LMS Learning Management SystemsFor Organizations and Admin: 1.
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. Taken from How Stuff Works : To be considered as open source software by the software development industry, certain criteria must be met: The program must be freely distributed (It can be part of a package that is sold though, such as Red Hat has done with Linux ). proprietary LMS vendor. Yes, indeed.