Corporate Onboarding Programs: What You Need to Know

Roundtable Learning

Amid such change, one thing is sure: employee onboarding programs will remain vital. The best employee onboarding programs account for them all. In this article, we’ll define onboarding programs, explain why they’re important, and discuss how to establish effective onboarding. .

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

Over the past few years, I’ve helped more than 50 organizations choose a learning platform as a backbone for continuing education programs. Do a stellar job of educating their members, and. So if you’re developing a continuing education program for your organization – or if you want to improve your existing offerings – I encourage you to consider the following factors that are shaping decisions at AAD and CAI: 8 Keys to Lifelong Learning Program Success.

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How to Get What You Want from Vendors

CLO Magazine

Should technology malfunction or no longer serve its purpose, it would be seamlessly replaced with the help of an honest, easy-to-work-with vendor. CLOs and learning leaders who have strong relationships with learning technology vendors know, when substantial learning technology investments are at the center of the conversation, honest and thorough discussions are vital. AnnMarie Kuzel : How far in advance should the CLO start communicating with the vendor?

Do You Know How to Create an Actionable Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

For another, when they do review and/or develop learning strategies, those strategies don’t always mesh well with business priorities. Building Competitive Advantage With Talent — Part 1: An Introduction to Talent Strategy,” an April 2015 Bersin by Deloitte report, showed that only about 10-15 percent of companies possess learning and development programs that are properly aligned with strategy and outcomes. Their expertise can be incorporated into learning programs.

How to choose an external e-learning vendor ?

Ideaon

Interaction with a prospective vendor can show and shed more light than reading up about them or viewing their work online. What skills does the e-learning vendor offer? Are the skills that the vendor brings, something that is complementary to your team? Do you like the team?

Using an LXP to Fix Learning Gaps in Customer and Channel Partner Education

Origin Fractal LXP

If you have some knowledge about the desktop publishing industry, you would know how important QuarkXPress was in the 80s and 90s. If you refuse to adapt to changing user requirements, do not price your product sensibly, and do not have adequate product training; be prepared to fail.

How to Choose the Best Game-Based Training Vendor

Lemonade

You know the benefits. Finding the best vendor for the job. Choosing a game-based training vendor can feel overwhelming. There’s ton of companies out there, and unfortunately not all of them are doing stellar work. Do they specialize in game-based training?

Hospitality LMS: What to Know

Continu

But unlike an Intranet, a hospitality LMS offers a better interface, the ability to integrate with other company software programs, and complete training tracks. Your training program will be more organized, employees better trained, and managers won’t be bogged down administering training. Now that you know some of the benefits of an LMS, it’s time to choose the correct partner. What key features do you need? How is the new LMS vendor’s reputation?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

How to Choose the Best Game-Based Training Vendor

Lemonade

You know the benefits. Finding the best vendor for the job. Choosing a game-based training vendor can feel overwhelming. There’s ton of companies out there, and unfortunately not all of them are doing stellar work. Luckily, there are some general qualities most great game-based training vendors share. Here are 8 things to look for in a game-based training vendor. Do they specialize in game-based training? Take a look at what the vendor offers.

It’s 2020 and You Need an LMS Yesterday: 5 Things You Need to Know

Schoox

Delivering top-quality, consistent training courses and programs to diverse populations of employees via conventional learning methods can be especially difficult for a variety of reasons. When this happens, some of the workers get the proper training they need and others do not.

Leverage a LMS to bridge talent gap

Aptara

Leverage a LMS to bridge talent gap. On top of the already present skills gap many organizations are experiencing, there is also the challenge of retaining top performers. . The value of a LMS stays with a company, even if some of its employees do not.".

What is SaaS LMS? Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs

According to a study by Research and Markets , prominent software vendors have come up with advanced LMS features such as seamless communication and collaboration that simplify learning management. This blog post sheds light on everything you need to know about this platform. You won’t need a dedicated IT professional or an IT department to launch your training program. #2. If you think that you don’t need some features or particular support, you can do away with them.

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

. In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors. The vendors were competing for two unique, extended enterprise LMS opportunities. Selling LMSs is very tough in 2016 because of the plenitude and parity of vendor options. I thought I’d share some of the best “do’s and don’ts” from the recent sessions. LMS Demo Do’s. Don’t defend a perceived product gap.

4 Tips to Keep Your Custom Training Programs Fresh

Unboxed

So, you have a shiny new training program custom-built for you. Even so, if there’s one thing you can count on with custom training programs and off-the-shelf alike, it’s change. Just like you, we continue to learn with every training program we build and support. In this article, we’ll share some best practices and suggest some tips to make maintaining your training program more resource- and cost-efficient. Who owns the edits – you or your vendor?

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

If you don’t fully understand your audience’s learning needs, preferences and behaviors, your program is at risk. About 97% of these member organizations are government contractors that must meet Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requirements. How did you do that? The instructional designer in me is doing backflips… JEN: Yes! Who are the vendors? Then we identified gaps.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. So, at a time when member education programs should be thriving, many have been losing ground. Let’s tackle this topic in today’s “Ask Me Anything” column… “Ask Me Anything” About Creating More Successful Member Education Programs. Whatever you do, don’t wait to make a move.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 1 (A-L)

LearnUpon

Here are the eLearning terms you really need to know, from A-L. API (Application Program Interface) : Provides an interface that allows developers to interact with programs and applications, including learning management systems. Integrating with a vendor’s API can speed up eLearning processes by automating time-consuming manual tasks like updating, deleting, or exporting lists of users. Intentionality: The act of doing something with purpose.

UG2 takes a hands-on approach

CLO Magazine

As more high school students pursue four-year college degrees and apprenticeship programs become less common, teenagers have fewer avenues to launch a career in plumbing, HVAC and other trades. And he’s got just the plan to do it. It also features working equipment donated by customers and vendors, including a ductless split air conditioning unit, soldering tools and a functioning control board that trainees can use to practice maintenance and operations tasks.

Know All about The Players in the E-learning Outsourcing Process

CommLab India

The success of outsourcing in e-learning depends on the quality of people management on both sides, especially the vendor side. Working together becomes smooth when both parties know their individual roles and responsibilities better. Once they clearly know what they are supposed to do and expect from each other, the process becomes streamlined. Instructional designers know instructional design principles and are well versed in adult learning styles.

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

LearnUpon

Companies should be wary of the value a “free” learning platform can deliver and alert to the costs quickly accrued in maintaining, updating and supporting an LMS without a vendor. Objectives: Course or learning objectives define the knowledge or skills learners are expected to gain from a training program. RFP (request for proposal ): Document prepared by organizations to help assess LMS vendors during a selection process.

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Many people confuse the term thinking it means electronic learning and thus will boost that they were doing e-learning 20 years ago or even longer. The most common features within this area for a LMS, include 360 feedback, skill gap analysis, performance reviews and skill paths. You do not have to purchase all the modules. Some vendors (and it is gaining steam) offer “active users” Active users – People who are taking at least one course during the month.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Training managers have a lot to do.

How Do You Create eLearning Content? In-House vs. Third-Party

DigitalChalk eLearning

Do you sell or create courses and/or training online? If yes, then chances are you are using a learning management system (LMS) to do so. Do you create the courses and training on your own or do you look for a third-party source? If companies are really having trouble creating or finding content, LMS vendors are a great resource for assistance. Finally, we wanted to know why companies decide to create training content or borrow it from other sources.

How to Design Programs Around Outcomes, Unlock Flipped Classrooms, and More with Course Launcher Ellen Martin

LifterLMS

How to design programs around outcomes, unlock flipped classrooms, and more with course launcher Ellen Martin in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of the LifterLMS team. It is rare to find someone who can do all five of the jobs above. Personalization and individualized help are what really bring a course program together and add value to your students’ lives. Do you need some help? Ellen Martin: Yeah, and sometimes I just do it directly. What do I do?

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? What can we do? This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions. Now it is time to find the answer to those gaps so you have a full understanding of how each of the potential solutions will match your needs. Identify the gaps in each of the systems and assess them against your requirements. Now it is time to assess the gaps against these categories and eliminate systems that don’t fulfill all “must have” features. Cost due to impact on training programs.

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Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. Recently, organizations have started seeing value in customer education programs – especially subscription-based software companies. But there’s definitely a gap. We know education is essential. How do we define our job roles?

Scale Your L&D Organization in the Moment of Need with Managed Learning Services

InfoPro Learning

Some of the added complexities such as learning strategy, corporate/business alignment, training needs analysis, skills gap analysis, multi-generational learners, widely dispersed audiences, and a plethora of learning modalities are both time consuming and critical to L&D’s success. New technologies like Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are being thrown about in conversation, but not everyone knows their implementation.

The short-cut buyers guide: LMS requirements and more

Docebo

Getting your requirements solid before beginning your LMS search or sending to vendors can seem a bit intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Not only that, but there are so many LMS vendors on the market, and so many different LMS features to choose from it can start to very quickly feel like mental gymnastics. You know the old saying: hindsight is 20/20 (we’ll save the comments on the year 2020 for a later date). What do you want the future to look like?

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7 Tips To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning

InfoPro Learning

The eLearning content provider handles all of the eLearning content development and Project Management tasks, which gives you the chance to focus on other aspects of your eLearning program. Do you need to gather all of your resources up front, or can you wait until the next phase? You can bring this up during your next meeting with the eLearning vendor, who can brainstorm possible solutions. Does your current eLearning program need some work?

10 Questions to Consider When Selecting A Custom eLearning Content Provider

Obsidian Learning

Since the success of your project largely depends on the relationship you build with your vendor, it’s helpful to meet with several vendors up front to make the best choice. Here are 10 questions you can use to guide your vendor interviews. For example, an instructor-led course may be supported by an introductory learning video or an advanced online program for those learners needing more information. How do you typically engage subject matter experts (SMEs)?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free the Learners -- Free the LMS

Learning Visions

But how will we know if they are learning? I reply that it’s the same way we always do: check afterward to see if they’re performing up to expectation. Im mean -- do they really use all that data? Ive always been on the vendor end of things in this equation. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 DIY vs. Formal Learning DIY Learning (Do-it-Yourself) is the term of the week, it seems. Elliot Masies most recent Learning Trends newsletter leads with the headline "DIY: Do It Yourself Trends". He quotes an article by Dion Hinchcliffe in ZD Net in which Dion states, The idea of DIY (Do It Yourself) is to get developers and IT departments out of the demand loop and letting users self-service themselves. What do you think?

The ABCs of Choosing the Right LMS

Overnite Software

Choosing the right LMS for your company’s training program might seem overwhelming, but we can help take some of the anxiety and guesswork out of the decision for you. Perhaps you’ve already made the decision to utilize an LMS to administer your training program, or maybe you’re still on the fence and trying to determine if an LMS works best for you. Know the upfront and long-term costs, and be sure to ask about any potential hidden costs.

What Is Extended Enterprise Learning?

Wizcabin

One of the potential benefits of extended enterprise learning is that it can help to minimize business costs through reduced knowledge gap among customers and partners. By so doing, they get to make your brand stronger and more visible in the industry.

Getting Handy With Interactive Enterprise Software Training

Your Training Edge

It takes time (and money) to bring people together and update materials, so it’s easy for knowledge gaps to creep in, especially when changes to software occur so quickly. Enterprise software training has changed.