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Extended Enterprise and Your Learning Management System

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How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

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Remember reflection? That’s something we used to do occasionally before we all became addicted to checking our Web-enabled devices every few minutes for our much-needed digital data fixes. Prior to the mobile revolution, people could at times be seen staring off into space, just thinking.

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How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

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Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. to find learning content.

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How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support

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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. Conferences about performance support were filled to capacity.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

The Most Important Learning Management System Features to Support Instructor-Led Courses

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In many organizations, workplace learning consists of getting people into a room to listen to an instructor. If the workforce is distributed, the room used may be virtual instead of physical, and the donuts served may be imaginary instead of real.

Borrow this University Business Model to Sell Certification Programs

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You, dear reader, can obtain an education from the most prestigious universities in the world, all for free.

Course-of-the-Month Club: Using a Learning Management System to Sell Subscriptions to Learning Content

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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.

How Branding Your Learning Management System Can Influence Culture (and Create a Fun Place to Learn)

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The best companies I’ve worked with have had great workplace cultures. Management in these companies understand that happy team members are more productive and less likely to jump ship the next time an opportunity arises elsewhere.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Absorb LMS Named One of the 99 Top Tools for Online Teaching

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Top5OnlineColleges.org , a research and advisory services site focused on learning and development in the online higher education world, has just named Absorb LMS one of the 99 Top Tools for Online Teaching.

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The New Absorb LMS Web Site: What Happens When Designers Ignore Good Advice

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The blatant^ design team ignored pretty much every suggestion I made for the design of our new Web site. “Let’s add a lot of animated gifs!” ” I said. —”No,” they said.

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How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support

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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. Conferences about performance support were filled to capacity.

Try This `Winning Strategy’ to Increase Learner Engagement

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There are two ways to get a young child to school on time in the morning: Method 1: Every minute or so, repeat the words `HURRY UP!’ ’ at increasing levels of volume. After about ten minutes, and upon reaching a decibel level similar to a low flying jet, your goal will be achieved.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Identify Your LMS Requirements Easily Using this Powerful Visualization Tool

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I’ve ranted repeatedly ( here , here , and here ) about the horribly-designed Request for Proposals (RFPs) that cross my desk.

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The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

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Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals ( RFP ) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues.

The Learning Management System Feature People Hate the Most

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Satisfaction surveys of learning management system administrators invariably identify reporting as the most reviled feature in their platform.

The Role of a Learning Management System in a World Awash in Learning Content

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A client recently asked if I could help him prepare a presentation he’ll be delivering to colleagues within his organization. The aim of the presentation is to provide an overview of workplace learning technology in 2012.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

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The year 2012 will likely be remembered as the “ Get Off Your Butt ” year. In recent months, major studies have been published indicating that sitting for extended periods dramatically increases our risk of getting a wide range of diseases and significantly shortens our lives.

How to Use a Learning Management System to Solve the I-Didn’t-Get-the-Memo Problem

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Somewhere among the hundreds or perhaps thousands of e-mails in your inbox, somewhere in the skyscraper-high piles of paper on the corner of your desk, is something really really important. This might be an urgent policy or procedural change.

The Role of a Learning Management System in a World Awash in Learning Content

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A client recently asked if I could help him prepare a presentation he’ll be delivering to colleagues within his organization. The aim of the presentation is to provide an overview of workplace learning technology in 2012.

How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

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“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Turbo Charge Scheduled Events in Your Learning Management System by Using Tags

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Instructor-led sessions, either in physical or virtual classrooms, play a big part of many organizations’ learning strategies.

How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

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“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light.

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The Benefits of Opening Your LMS to Your Extended Enterprise

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Many companies utilize an Extended Enterprise LMS in order to reach their user audiences by offering them specialized training that is based upon their interactions with a company’s products.

June 20: Does Your LMS Focus on the User Experience?

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Registration is filling up fast for our next Webinar: Does Your LMS Focus on the User Experience? A Bersin & Blatant Media Webinar. Wednesday, June 20, 2013, Noon – 1:00 PM MDT (UTC-7).

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

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There’s a winding, two-lane highway in Quebec that has a telephone/electrical pole standing in the middle. This isn’t a joke. I’ve inserted a photo from a reputable news source below to show you that this really exists. How did this happen?

Online Learning and Higher Education: A Sleeping Giant Awakens

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Shortly after the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, sending the tech-heavy NASDAQ stock exchange plummeting, I interviewed a director of learning and development at one of the major semiconductor companies.

July 3rd: Cool Things You Can Do With a Learning Management System (That You Probably Haven’t Thought Of)

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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).”

The Biggest Myths in Learning and Development

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In the early 1960s, philosopher Abraham Kaplan and psychologist Abraham Maslow independently described the idea that being in possession of an instrument affects our perception.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

How to Use a Learning Management System to Support Your Workplace Culture

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Nilofer Merchant wrote a blog post for Harvard Business Review last year titled “ Culture Trumps Strategy, Every Time.”

Course-of-the-Month Club: Using a Learning Management System to Sell Subscriptions to Learning Content

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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.

Learning Management Practices that Sabotage Scalability

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Organizations that move from managing training manually using spreadsheets or pen and paper to using a learning management system (LMS) invariably see improved efficiency and cost savings. Thrilled with the gains achieved, these organizations often stop short of any further optimization.

Issuing Points for Completion of Learning Events

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The point system is engrained in higher education. A typical undergraduate degree in a university where I reside requires the completion of 120 credits. A university student who completes an individual course usually earns three or four credits.

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Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!