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12 Common Complaints about Learning Management Systems (LMS)

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Get any group of learning professionals in a room, and one of the first topics of discussion will be Learning Management Systems (LMS). I have rarely heard a learning professional say “ Our LMS does everything we need.” ” More often than not I hear complaints.

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8 Signs That Your Learning Management System (LMS) Implementation is at Risk

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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.

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Technology Options for Developing and Leveraging Staff Knowledge and Skills

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Question from a client: Our staff need to be agile in knowledge and skill development to thrive in an environment of ever faster change. What are the technology options for different states in skill and knowledge?

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Tips to Help Avoid eLearning and LMS Project Failure

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Implementing eLearning and/or a Learning Management System (LMS) is a significant investment in resources and budget. It can also feel like a ‘leap of faith’ when engaging an e-learning or LMS provider. Engaging a provider requires trust.

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

E-Learning Change Management Free Video Series

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Followers of our E-Learning Academy blog may be aware I have been posting a series of videos on change management when implementing e-learning including Learning Management systems, webinars and performance support tools. Here is a link to the enture series on YouTube.

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A Functional Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 3

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Over the last couple of months I’ve blogged about change management when introducing technology (e-learning) into a learning strategy (see part 1 – setting the context , and part 2 – organisational perspective ).

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Free E-Learning Tutorial: Tips for producing video for organisational learning

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Podcast 30 of the the Connect Thinking E-learning Academy free video and audio podcast series has recently been released. This is the second in a series of three podcasts exploring the role of video in organisational learning and training.

Five Drivers to Organisational Learning

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There are so many contributing factors to successful organisational learning. I’ve been thinking through what might be the top 5. Importantly to note, two are intrinsic to the individual, two are extrinsic, and only one of the five requires a specific learning intervention.

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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.

5 Challenges Developing E-Learning as a Revenue Stream

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With the promise of faster national and global broadband networks comes opportunities for entrepreneurs in the training industry. As an independent e-learning consultant, I’m often asked how to develop e-learning courses as a viable revenue stream for their business - to sell to clients.

An Organisational Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 2

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Last month I wrote a big picture perspective on managing change when introducing technology (e-learning) into a learning strategy (see Part 1 ). Today is the second of 5 posts on this topic.

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Managing Change in Organisational Learning: Part 1

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Question from client: What do we need to think about to manage the change associated with introducing technology into our learning strategy? This is such a big topic that I thought I would respond over a series of blog posts. Today I’ll make comment on three broad questions.

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The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

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Question from a client: We’re an organisation of about 1000 people and we don’t have any e-learning. How far behind are we? This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

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Question from a client: We’re an organisation of about 1000 people and we don’t have any e-learning. How far behind are we? This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012.

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Keeping Learning in Mind: Challenges in E-Learning Practice

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Last Friday May 25 I had the privilege of presenting at the ElNet Workplace Congress in Sydney. I thought I’d share a synopsis of my activity-based presentation: Keeping Learning in Mind: Challenges in E-Learning Practice.

End User Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 5

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Over the last several weeks I’ve blogged about change management when introducing a learning technology (e-learning) strategy (see Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 ).

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People versus Systems: Let’s acknowledge the difference

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A number of years ago I was impressed by the writing of Stephen Kemmis , in particular his 2004 article Five traditions in the study of practice. Kemmis was synthesising work by Jürgen Habermas (1987) Lifeworld and System. What I got from the article are the following concepts.

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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.

A Manager Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 4

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Over the last several weeks I’ve blogged about change management when introducing technology (e-learning) to a learning strategy (see Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 ).

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Compliance E-Learning Alone Will Not make an Ethical Culture

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GRC Solutions host regular Compliance forums in Sydney and soon to be Melbourne. The forums are well attended by practitioners charged with organisational development, governance and workplace practices.

Compliance E-Learning Alone Will Not make an Ethical Culture

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GRC Solutions host regular Compliance forums in Sydney and soon to be Melbourne. The forums are well attended by practitioners charged with organisational development, governance and workplace practices.

Free E-Learning Tutorial: Trends in Social Media Platforms for Learning

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Podcast 25 of the the Connect Thinking E-learning Academy free video and audio podcast series has just been released. This is the third in a series of three podcasts exploring social media platforms for organisational formal and informal learning.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Free E-Learning Tutorial: What Is Blended Learning?

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Podcast 26 of the the Connect Thinking E-learning Academy free video and audio podcast series has just been released. This is the first in a series of three podcasts exploring blended learning in organisations.

Free E-Learning Tutorial: What Is Blended Learning?

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Podcast 26 of the the Connect Thinking E-learning Academy free video and audio podcast series has just been released. This is the first in a series of three podcasts exploring blended learning in organisations.

7 Tips for developing an E-Learning Strategy

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Part of my job is to provide e-learning strategy support to clients. I have a number of processes for this kind of engagement, and E-Learning Academy members to have access to an e-learning course on Strategy , and a number of other tools and resources.

5 Reasons to Implement E-Learning

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From a business perspective, there are arguably five (5) main drivers for implementing e-learning (learning technologies): 1. Build staff productivity. The business decision to employ anyone is all about productivity.

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.

Free E-Learning Tutorial: Video for Organisational Learning

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Podcast 29 of the the Connect Thinking E-learning Academy free video and audio podcast series has recently been released. This is the first in a series of three podcasts exploring the role of video in organisational learning.

Free E-Learning Tutorial: Blended Learning Trends, Benefits and Challenges

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Podcast 28 of the the Connect Thinking E-learning Academy free video and audio podcast series has just been released. This is the third in a series of three podcasts exploring blended learning in organisations.

How we think about learning influences our e-learning practice

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My EdD Supervisor is Emeitus Paul Hager , an educational philosopher who keeps it ‘real’ for me when it comes to the inter-relationship between learning and technology. I recently read a number of Paul’s papers about learning in the workplace.

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Workplace learning: Do You Incorporate SEO in the Content You Put Online?

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One of the advantages I have runnning by own websites is the opportunity to experiment with SEO – Search Engine Optomisation. It’s a vital component of a content marketing strategy which I wrote about last blog post. Search Engine Optimisation is all about maximising website traffic.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Synergies Between Internet Content Marketing and Workplace Learning

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I was recently listening to another great podcast from Intuitive Websites, this one on Content Marketing. Content marketing is about creating good content that drivespotential buyers to your website. The content should ‘ready’ the buyer to purchase.

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Free E-Learning Tutorial: Tips for Implementing Blended Learning

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Podcast 27 of the the Connect Thinking E-learning Academy free video and audio podcast series has just been released. This is the second in a series of three podcasts exploring blended learning in organisations. This episode explores tips for implementing blended learning and an example.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

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The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. However, there are other less obvious advantages of an e-learning strategy that may not be thought about at first.

Seven other advantages of an e-learning strategy

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The intention of an e-learning strategy is generally to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of organisational learning. However, there are other less obvious advantages of an e-learning strategy that may not be thought about at first.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

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.