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Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

I recently completed an extensive LMS Feasibility Study, a project I wrote about in my previous article “ LMS implementation without frustration ” and that I discussed in my eLearning Case Study. This project provided many lessons that became apparent through the analysis of the RFI responses.

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Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

A Research Design to Evaluate E-Learning Projects - The E-Learning Curve , July 8, 2010 The case study design is useful when answering “how” and “why” questions, and in understanding the particulars, and diversity of a learning program. Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010.

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Competitive Edge: Using Gamification as Motivation

Learn-Wise

We will be looking at gamification in a two-part blog series, and in the first article, we will look at motivating with points and rewards. In Learn-WiseGo, you can gamify not only your lesson plans, but also your webinars and in-classroom trainings!

Three Ways to Integrate Off-The-Shelf Content Into Your Existing Training

Litmos

It was your teacher’s job to integrate the textbook into her existing lesson plan, using a pre-made resource to back up the other materials she was using in class. Those organizations may not be willing to completely replace their current training programs.

Highlights from the C3 Agenda (Part 2)

Litmos

With C3 less than a month away, we are getting super excited to see you and embark on new lessons in learning and development. C3 brings you real-world examples of how your company can enhance its learning programs and equally important, how you can personally advance in your profession.

Cost-cutting Training Without Slaying Quality: Startup Hacks

Your Training Edge

Businesses and employees are both realising the value of professional development and corporate training programs. Blended learning refers to the practice of delivering training with a mix of digitally accessible lessons and instructor-led training (ILT) sessions.

The Language of Business

CLO Magazine

However, in 2016 Gonçalves’ group conducted a review of the language training program and found it came up short. The programming took a one-size-fits-all approach that wasn’t meeting every learner’s needs, and the vendor didn’t provide enough metrics to track learners’ progress.

The Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing an LMS

eLearning Architect

In this article, I'll outline some common mistakes that should be avoided when you choose your next LMS. In this article, I simply aim to share some of the lessons I've learnt and the mistakes I've either made myself, or seen my colleagues make.

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Gamification is Increasing Learner Engagement

Your Training Edge

In this article, I am going to introduce you a novel concept of Gamification that has been transforming a lot of aspects in the world of learning and development. Educators started to adopt a reward structure of video games like badges for prominent achievements, into lesson planning.

Degreed Does Data: Machine Learning

Degreed

Definition: Training a software program with examples, experiments, or experiences, so that it can recognize patterns, make predictions, and complete tasks. Questions to ask SaaS vendors about machine learning. Some vendors are trying to hide behind the hype of machine learning.

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SaaS vs custom eLearning solution: How to Start an Online Tutoring Business?

mysimpleshow

Various e-learning platforms allow tutors to post lessons and courses in various formats; videos are one the bests. You know that lessons taught through explainer videos have better retention rate than the mere textual explanations. What are you really good at?

When Technology is your Friend: Regaining Control of your Content

Challenge to Learn

In this article, she talks about the journey towards digital learning in academic settings and offers some key lessons she has learned along the way. As I worked on improving my technology skills, here are some lessons I learned along the way. Advice for edtech tool vendors.

eCoach helps University of Missouri Kansas City win American Library Association site of the month

eCoach

In April 2018, Jess Williams and Dani Wellemeyer won the American Library Association’s ‘Site of the Month’ for an instructional program that they developed using eCoach. Once the program was completed, Jess and Dani exported it to Blackboard via SCORM.

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How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Vendors talk about social learning like its something revolutionary, but I’m here to tell you its not. We also wanted to learn how to advise our clients on how to best use social media for their own learning initiatives… so we used ourselves as a pilot program.

Key eLearning Trends for 2019

Origin Learning

As eLearning vendors race against time to develop and launch their proprietary LXPs; we believe that LXPs will be a major eLearning trend for 2019. This brilliant article encapsulates the challenges of concentrating on one task at a time. We are nearing the end of 2018.

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Pick of the month: October 2012

Jane Hart

So this roundup of my favourite articles from last month is shorter than usual – just the links, no commentary, but the quotes should give you a taste of why I enjoyed the articles. A vendor can sell you social learning.

Best Customer Education Blogs: 25 Must-Reads for Learning Professionals

Talented Learning

” Interestingly, some customer-oriented LMS vendors aren’t even on ChiefMartec’s radar yet!). That’s why martech vendors of all stripes are responding with topical thought leadership. This article offers insight into just how big the challenge is.

What is SCORM? A Simple Guide for those new to eLearning

LearnUpon

is essential for trainers and developers who need to decide what role it should play in their learning programs. For a deeper dive into the technical aspects of what’s inside the zip folder check out this article written by our CTO, Des Anderson).

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Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Learning Management System

Geenio

Thanks to this, there’s no shortage of articles with titles like “The XX Best Learning Management Systems”, “XX Tips to Choose the Best Learning Management System”, “How to Choose the Right LMS” or “Recommendations on choosing an LMS”.

4 Key Benefits of Custom eLearning Solutions

Obsidian Learning

When creating custom eLearning with a reputable vendor, you’ll experience the added benefit of a target audience analysis. Each lesson was gamified and designed as a highly interactive experience. I just finished ironing my shirt.

How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 1

Your Training Edge

Over the course of two articles, we will examine the main “MOOC tools” – online technologies that have made it possible to deliver highly engaging training programs to any number of employees, anywhere, at any time. There are many LMSs available and many different considerations when conducting an LMS vendor search , but this is arguably the most important tool in the MOOC toolbox. This article has briefly reviewed the main content delivery tools used in MOOCs.

10 LMS features that you should in an eLearning platform

Pinlearn

According to Wikipedia, a learning management system (LMS) is software that administers, documents, tracks, reports, and delivers learning materials, agendas, or educational programs. Just Google the phrase “LMS software” and you will see thousands of links to different products, services, and articles claiming to offer an eLearning platform or an LMS tool. This article aims at clearing the same though. If not, just skip and look at some other vendor.

How can I start my own e-learning business?

Pinlearn

From architecture to computer programming, from singing to dance, and from K-12 to corporate training, there is nothing that e-learning platforms are not offering. This is what this article aims at. We will comprehend the aspects of finding a niche later in this article. I have discussed the ways to develop an e-learning site in the later parts of this article. They are only eligible to access the course lessons up to the validity of their subscription.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

The purpose of this article is to assist you in understanding what the pieces of the solution are, along with the associated choices that you will have to make. This article is a roadmap of the decisions that you need to make along with the pros and cons of the different options that should be considered. First, there is the content which consists of your lessons, courseware, quizzes etc.

Lost in Translation

Big Dog, Little Dog

Although this article, Lost in Translation , from CIO magazine is about outsourcing, it has plenty of lessons for the succeful transfer of knowlege within an organization The successful transfer of knowledge to an offshore vendor everything from programming expertise to what users expect from a system can make or break a project. "Total knowledge transfer is impossible, in large part because knowledge is geographically sensitive."

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Her writings and articles have been published in papers like The Business Standard, Inside Learning Technologies Magazine, U.K., The nature of employees is also undergoing a deep change – from permanent employees to freelancers, contractors, vendors, consultants, and everything in-between.

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Role of a Learning Consultant: Insightful discussion imported from LinkedIn

ID Reflections

5) then design and develop these training interventions( training programs both CBT and ILT, coaching opportunities, awareness programs etc) These are the first things that any learning consultant should complete. Never build a training program that dont have a ROI. 2) Develop a plan for solving the problem, based on company culture, existing materials, resources, budget, stakeholder and SME involvement, vendor solutions and a host of other variables.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. I would encourage all tool vendors to take a good hard look at the products they sell and ensure that they are offering something unique and useful. Joe: Tool vendors have been more reactive than proactive in many ways. Are there training classes available, either from the tool vendor or from third parties? Ask a lot of questions to the tool vendor and also to users of the tool.

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

EI Design

It enables the Learning and Development teams to focus on the next level of tasks including strategic planning, determining ways to measure the effectiveness of learning, analyzing program usage, and exploration on what more is possible.

The LTEM Training & Learning Evaluation Model

Convergence Training

But then also, I’m going to I’m also then going to recommend that people go look at an article written by Matt Richter who’s come up with many other ways (see Matt Richter, Seven Ways to Use LTEM.). But he’s really loved LTEM and he wrote an article on it.

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Adobe Captivate

It enables the Learning and Development teams to focus on the next level of tasks including strategic planning, determining ways to measure the effectiveness of learning, analyzing program usage, and exploration on what more is possible. In this article, I will share my “cheat sheet” that you can use to evaluate and select the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development. The article also outlines the advantages of outsourcing your eLearning content development.

How To Make and Market Your Online Course or Get Some Help With That With Grant Weherley

LifterLMS

Getting feedback from students on your course content can help you to shape your program around what adds the most value. They have a lot of really great programs, a lot of them are based off of the in person workshops that they ran. How do you help chunk things out into lessons?

Tips for Small L&D Departments: An Interview with Emily Wood

Convergence Training

This article is an interview (in text and video format–scroll to the bottom for the video version) with Emily Wood, who is her own “elearning department of one” at a non-profit based in Portland, Oregon.

Defining Social Learning

Marcia Conner

” Excerpt from Where Social Learning Thrives (an article I wrote with Steve LeBlanc originally posted on Fast Company’s site). It’s not synonymous with informal learning, a term often used to describe anything that’s not learned in a formal program or class.

How to Become a Learning Organization (An Interview with Michelle Ockers)

Convergence Training

Side note: Here’s a link to an article about the Westjet hackathon. Often people think that these learning environments are based all around technology, and a lot of vendors of platforms have kind of hijacked the idea that “If you just put our platform in place–voila!–you’ll

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Most people in training programs learn only a little of the right stuff, are fuzzy about how to apply what they’ve learned, and never address who are the right people to know. Vendors don’t make money from informal learning. eLearning vendors look at another set of economics.

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Learning & Development

Convergence Training

And second, if you’re the kind of person who’d rather watch and listen to the interview than read the transcription, just scroll on down to the bottom of this article to watch the video version.