Infographic: The Top 25 Learning Management Systems
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
We recently came across a great infographic from the folks over at GetApp, a site that helps businesses find the right learning management systems for their needs, that answers one of the big questions we get all the time from members and clients: What is the best LMS to use? In terms of where the LMS marketplace is right now, are you seeing a growth in mobile apps?
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.
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
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+. For retail shops I like the unique feature tied to OJT (on the job training). Learning 24/7.
Choosing an LMS for Customer Training
This eBook walks through the unique needs of external trainers and outlines key considerations when choosing an LMS for customer trainingDo you focus on customer and partner education? You likely face different challenges than trainers who focus on internal employees.
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 How are you supposed to compile all of your association’s training material in one, easy-to-access place, and still finish everything else that’s on your plate? Find yourself a good LMS. An LMS is a system for managing learning.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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
4 Reasons to Use a Learning Management System for Safety Training
MAY 6, 2015
Managing Safety requires a delicate balance between enforcing compliance, shared understanding of what is expected from the team as well as training for how things should be done safely. Without systems in place to gather information and calculate training return, it’s difficult for many companies to even know whether or not programs are tangibly improving safety for employees.
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
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 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? Conferences about performance support were filled to capacity.
Best Practices for Launching an LMS
When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download
The Benefits of Using a Customer-Oriented Learning Management System (LMS) Vendor
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
Today’s customers have problems that are unique to their business processes, and they know exactly what functions and abilities they need their learning management system to perform. What good is it to have a system that can’t adapt to changing business processes? GyrusAIM Training Customer Service eLL trainingThe benefit?
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.
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.
Social Learning Online: It’s Possible
OCTOBER 26, 2016
A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Without that observation, they argue that the learner is not motivated to achieve training goals beyond completion. Register today.
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.
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.
Why do Training Departments Hate Their Learning Management System? Episode #1
JULY 10, 2014
A Learning Management System platform is an incredibly powerful tool. It can save companies thousands in training costs, standardize training across geographic regions and increase employee. click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!].
Learner Driven Learning Management System in a Global Environment
MARCH 21, 2012
For us at Upside Learning, learning and innovation have been and continue to be the key drivers for our working and success. This is one of the main reasons for the robust investments we have made in training – not just for our employees but for the global community at large. Talking about training, our first webinar for 2012 is just around the corner.
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.
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.
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.
Benefits of a Skill-Centric Learning Management System (LMS)
OCTOBER 30, 2015
In the 10/23/15 blog I mentioned, “Skills allow people to succeed at their job, not training.” skill-centric learning management system (LMS) uses skills as the fundamental building block of training. Some other benefits of using a skill-centric LMS include: Employees provided with. Managers benefit with. Executives benefit by.
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? Competency-Based Training Programs. Social Learning.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry. 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.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
corporate Learning & Development inside out. simply “training” employees to ensuring employees have the knowledge they need to do. Traditional training approaches—whether in the classroom or via eLearning—have. employee learning challenge is ensuring that what is taught is actually understood and. With corporate L&D groups stuck in a rut with traditional training.
Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas
NOVEMBER 21, 2012
Here’s an idea: Since organizations typically use learning management systems to show people how to better do their jobs, why not use learning management systems to gather input from workers on how the work they do can: Be safer. Best Practices Features e-learning elearning eLL Google Docs learning management LMS Social learning training wikis