10 Effective LMS RFP Guidelines

Upside Learning

We received a Request For Proposal (RFP) from a leading Banking and Financial organization last week to deploy an enterprise wide Learning Management System. Here are 10 guidelines to draft an effective LMS RFP. Head Training/Learning & Development.

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The Changing World of Work

The Performance Improvement Blog

To be competitive, companies are shifting from a focus on “efficiency of process” to a focus on “effectiveness of outcomes.”. The 23 notable speakers in this video series emphasize that continuous learning must be a part of this new workplace that is local and global.

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L&D Professionals: From Trainer to Learning Coach

The Performance Improvement Blog

The most important role of L&D professionals is to coach managers in facilitating learning in organizations. The days of instructor-centered employee learning are over. supporting people in their development as effective members of teams and organizations).

The Future of Learning is Not Training

The Performance Improvement Blog

Instead of jumping off the January 1 st starting line, we decided to wait and see what other people are predicting for corporate training and learning in 2017. There will be much wider use of xAPI and Learning Records Stores (LRS). Learning apps will become ubiquitous.

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Evidence-Based Management: What Else Is There?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton, in a recent article in the New York Times (Check out the “uncut” version.}, If you can get past your biases and you want to understand and apply evidence more effectively, Wally Bock offers some good suggestions in his blog. .

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 6 – Putting It All Together

Learnnovators

The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. Now we’re hearing about these principles being proposed for learning design, and I couldn’t be happier. You can (and should) get more agile and actually develop iterative versions of your final result. The question is: “What is an independent evaluation of the success of the learning experience?”

Decisions, decisions. Business decisions.

Jay Cross

Jay Cross examines decision making on learning at work, and gives the lie to some myths about the use of business metrics. An executive, a manager, a training director, and a worker each have different but valid ways of evaluating the effectiveness of learning.

Learning Experience Platforms – A Sustainable Solution

Origin Learning

Learning experience through books is now considered a bit passé. Similarly, the learning experience is now no longer confined to a classroom. Online learning has evolved significantly in the past decade. Learning at the workplace comprises both formal and informal learning.

Creating avenues for On-Demand Learning in the Modern Workplace

G-Cube

Learning at the workplace is a continuous process. While formal training also has a place, more and more organizations are aligning towards informal ways of organizational learning. Challenge 1: Creating content for on-demand learning.

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“Good Enough” in Learning and Development

Tom Spiglanin

I also realized the concept of “good enough” had application across seemingly unrelated things like the 70:20:10 framework for workplace learning, the scientific process, and the Pareto Principle (80-20 rule). Like the Pareto curve, the learning curve follows a power law.

Formal vs informal learning and what the LMS should do about them

Matrix

That we learn something new all the time is more than an overused cliché; it is actually fact. Every time we buy a new piece of technology, be it a smartphone, a TV or a blender, we need to learn how to use it. Formal and informal learning – two peas in the same pod.

Aligning Training Efforts with Strategic Organizational Goals

Kapp Notes

In order to align training efforts with the strategic goals of an enterprise and create effective instruction, organizations need to link strategic goals with training delivery goals and methods. If done properly, audit and recommendation process provides a methodology for moving from“learning as an event focus” to a “learning as a process” focus which will increase employee learning and retention.

Presentation Resources for Learning Tree Presentation

Kapp Notes

Today, I met some wonderful folks at at Learning Tree International's Learning Leader's Forum. Here are links and a copy of the slides from the presentation: Presentation Learning Tree View more presentations from kkapp. Discussion of some of the key value of games for learning.

Being clear on collaboration

Clark Quinn

It’s like a shared whiteboard, with technology support to facilitate things like editing, formatting, versioning, and more. When we can jointly create our shared understanding, we’re developing a richer outcome that we could independently (or by emailing versions of the document around). In that sense, they’re core to the Coherent Organization , providing the infrastructure (along with communication and curating) to advance individual and organizational learning.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities

Your Training Edge

Pepperdine University professor Mark Allen has defined a corporate university as “an educational entity that is a strategic tool designed to assist its parent organization in achieving its mission by conducting activities that cultivate individual and organizational learning, knowledge, and wisdom.”

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Training is Organizational Change

Litmos

In Implementing E-Learning , Jay Cross and Lance Dublin suggested that implementing eLearning was an organizational change. And, it turns out, this is true for training and likely all organizational learning interventions.

Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. We started the year with our own forecasts through ‘ Top 11 Disruptive e-Learning Technologies ’, many of which, when we look back, turned out to be accurate.

Your LMS is NOT a Learning Strategy

Convergence Training

A learning management system (LMS) is a great tool for compliance and workforce learning. It’s not a silver bullet, it won’t address every learning challenge your organization faces. But don’t think that getting an LMS is the same as having a learning strategy.

Devlearn conference day one: an exhilarating day

Challenge to Learn

One is SaaS or cloud based solutions, the other is the future of the Learning Management Systems. TinCan will free us from this, it allows you to track and trace any learning experience, anywhere. Way to reinforce learning. Learning objectives concurrent session.

Books Not Recommended by Members of #lrnchat

eLearning Cyclops

Quinnovator : “Investing in Organizational Learning: The Cost Center Approach” Dave_Ferguson : Take It to the River: How Hammurabi the CEO Dealt with Naysayers and Nitpickers. Quinnovator : “Social Schmocial: Why Formal Is the only Real Learning” NYChase : The Client is Always Right. trchandler : "Class Evaluation Questions that Guarantee a Raise" minutebio : "Google Wave and How it Will Change Learning" Want to see the books that ARE recommended?

The Cognitive Science Behind Learning

CLO Magazine

It’s the same with learning. To be able to determine whether a planned intervention — training, e-learning or otherwise — is appropriate, one must understand learning. Instead, learning should apply the results of learning science research, a veritable learning engineering.

Data-Driven Learning

Vitalyst

In the post, we noted the disparity between the critical need for new learning approaches and the lack of decisive action being taken by companies, and provided steps organizations can take to achieve business goals and meet the workforce’s changing expectations.

The Waterfall Model for Instructional Design

TalentLMS

These include researching, planning activities and determining the organizational learning gaps. The content needs to comply with the learning goals and the assessments items. Effectiveness tests are important to reduce the risk of any high-stakes project.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Performance Learning Productivity

I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. We shouldn’t confuse what L&D/Training departments spend a lot of their time on with real learning.

The State of Mobile

Litmos

I’ve argued that there are four major categories of mLearning: Augmenting Formal (Learning): extending courses in meaningful ways beyond the classroom (real or virtual). Performance Support: helping people in the moment to succeed (whether they learn or not!). Learning

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. How has been your journey (to save the world from boring e-learning) so far?

Revisiting the Training Department

Clark Quinn

In principle, if there is a ‘training’ department, it needs to be coupled with a ‘performance’ department and a ‘social learning’ department, all under an organizational learning & performance umbrella. To put it another way, it’s not working for the organizational constituencies. And experts aren’t able to collaborate with each other, and to work effectively with practitioners to solve problems.

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Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you have read any of the following books I will highly appreciate if you share your opinion with the e-Learning community. => Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Dunlap Improving the Odds of Effective Collaborative Work in Online Courses Joanna C.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

The art of Twitter , October 11, 2010 Learning how to use Twitter as a tool to develop your personal learning network is not always simple, and as with any other social networking tools, there is an unwritten protocol. Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010: Final list, presentation and more , October 18, 2010 Yesterday I finalised the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010 list. Specifically, m-learning? Network Learning. She says “Distance Learning&#.

iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

Xyleme

Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins.

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Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

So, here's the hot list for April 1 - April 11 via eLearning Learning. Although everyone learns most from their mistakes, it does save a lot of money if you keep some tips in the back of your mind. Building Better Learning Games - Learning Visions , April 9, 2009 Interested in building casual games for your learners? Learning results in physical changes to the brain and these changes are unique to each individual. What is an online learning community?

Humannet at Cisco

Jay Cross

Yesterday I spent the day at Cisco talking with old friends and new about what Fast Company recently described as an “unprecedented forward-looking strategy to unleash what it’s calling a ‘ human network effect ’ both on and off the Cisco campus.” Learning Irregulars is in formation.

Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Constructivism in Workplace Learning and Development - The E-Learning Curve , March 10, 2010 Constructivist-based workplace learning and development addresses the demands of the real world. Collaboration’s Engine & Heart - Engaged Learning , March 12, 2010 SHARING is the engine behind collaboration. eLearning Technology , March 9, 2010 As part of the Big Question this month Open Content in Workplace Learning? ,

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Most learning vendors tout their ‘expertise in instructional design’ as a key reason as to why we should engage them to produce learning content. learning is a mix of formal and informal , not one or the other. May 2010.