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Extended Enterprise and Your Learning Management System

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Learning and development continues to evolve at a rapid pace, the adoption of cloud computing where not just the LMS’ hosting but the introduction of true multi-tenant environments, where every last customer is on the same version of the same system has dramatically reduced the resources that learning companies must invest in support, development, and implementation. This meant that an LMS was something you spent money on rather than made money with.

Extended Enterprise and Your Learning Management System

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Learning and development continues to evolve at a rapid pace, the adoption of cloud computing where not just the LMS’ hosting but the introduction of true multi-tenant environments, where every last customer is on the same version of the same system has dramatically reduced the resources that learning companies must invest in support, development, and implementation. This meant that an LMS was something you spent money on rather than made money with.

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Webinar: Strategies to Empower Learners Within a Learning Management System

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I’ll be presenting a Webinar for HR.com on January 10th titled “Strategies to Empower Learners Within a Learning Management System.” ” This event will cover: How to design curricula that give learners control over which learning events they select. How to use a learning management system as an on-ramp to the Web’s best content. Launching collaborative activities from a learning management system.

Why the Real Cost of Your Learning Management System is Higher Than You Think

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I learned an important lesson from owning that home: Low cost of purchase. Calculating the Total Cost of a Learning Management System. That house I purchased was in many ways like acquiring an open-source learning management system (LMS). Typically, these aren’t systems that you set up and from which you walk away, allowing them to run on autopilot. Invoices from developers assigned to configuring the system continue to roll in.

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

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. Electronic performance support support systems (EPSS) were the rage. Why bother having people take courses to learn things they’ll soon forget? Learning professionals have realized that conventional learning events such as courses can co-exist peacefully with performance support resources.

Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

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Here’s an idea: Since organizations typically use learning management systems to show people how to better do their jobs, why not use learning management systems to gather input from workers on how the work they do can: Be safer. Best Practices Features e-learning elearning eLL Google Docs learning management LMS Social learning training wikis

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. When these organizations become fed up with the effort of trying to manage their learning initiatives using pen and paper, spreadsheets, and various stone-age tools, they acquire a learning management system. Instructor-led courses can be part of a blended learning curriculum. The system manages wait lists.

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

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See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP). Since few vendors will respond to your lengthy and poorly-designed RFP, you’ll be less likely to find a great system. The result is that the organization looking to acquire a LMS gets a 100 per cent response rate from vendors.

APRIL WEBINAR: A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Learning Management System

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It’s been quite a few months since we presented our popular Webinar on the topic of configuring a learning management system. Whether you’re acquiring your first learning management system or replacing an existing system, this session will present a structured approach to configuring your LMS that will make managing your learning programs a breeze. How to create learning plans.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

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. To support such initiatives, the best learning management systems (LMS) are equally adept at managing scheduled instructor-led events as they are at managing self-paced learning. Signed, —Your loving learning enabler.

Succession Planning Best Practices: Use LMS Reporting Tools

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It can be a struggle for organizations to manage the gaps when key talent leaves—especially in a tight labor market. The Society for Human Resource Management reports that 32 million workers are older than 50 and many of them will be eligible for retirement in the next five years. Reporting tools in a learning management system offer you a method to evaluate skills, deliver training for the next level and assess management expertise.

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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. So, why aren’t LMS vendors fixing the problem? The short answer is that it’s really tough to please all system administrators: Some administrators want the reporting features to be super easy. They want infinite power and customizability in their LMS reporting capabilities.

Why a Single Codebase Should Be at the Top of Your Learning Management System Requirements List

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Could you add some pecans to my LMS? More than two years ago we wrote that: If you come to us and say you like our system a lot but could we please create new features just for you, we might say no. Remember, a single codebase still plays well with other systems like an HRIS or your SSO. Try Absorb LMS for yourself and see what it can do. Absorb LMS Best Practices Absorb 5 HRIS HTML 5 Richard Nantel SSO

Choosing the Right Technology for External Training

According to Talented Learning, more than 700 LMS vendors compete in today’s learning platforms marketplace. But of course, not all platforms are created equal. In this eBook, Skilljar will discuss the key components of an external training LMS, and why they’re essential for a well-designed customer training program.

Leverage Your LMS in Employee Onboarding

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If you have a learning management system, it’s possible to design an automated sequence of activities and learning experiences based on employees’ job level and type. An LMS can help to ensure that employees consistently receive the information and training they need at just the right time. It also takes the pressure off managers who can focus on connecting rather than assigning required onboarding tasks.

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. Understandably, the company providing this course-of-the-month subscription service doesn’t want the headache of managing all this manually. They want the process automated within the learning management system so that it’s scalable when the business takes off and they have tens of thousands of learners.

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

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See my previous posts titled “ Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System ” and “ The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP). Since few vendors will respond to your lengthy and poorly-designed RFP, you’ll be less likely to find a great system. The result is that the organization looking to acquire a LMS gets a 100 per cent response rate from vendors.

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

Absorb LMS

In many organizations, workplace learning consists of getting people into a room to listen to an instructor. When these organizations become fed up with the effort of trying to manage their learning initiatives using pen and paper, spreadsheets, and various stone-age tools, they acquire a learning management system. Instructor-led courses can be part of a blended learning curriculum. The system manages wait lists.

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

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).” ” Description: Learning management systems are designed to enrol learners into courses and learning events and track their progress. How to use a learning management system to manage contests.

LMS Drives Employee Career Development & Personalization

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Most organizations welcome new employees with targeted training, enabling them to quickly learn what they need to know to get started—but offer limited employee career development training beyond onboarding. By maintaining that new-job enthusiasm, you can focus your workforce on continuous learning and personalized career development, to everyone’s benefit. Map each employee’s learning journey. Your LMS is the ticket to targeted training.

Why the Real Cost of Your Learning Management System is Probably Higher Than You Think

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I learned an important lesson from owning that home: Low cost of purchase Low cost of maintenance Low level of effort It’s pretty hard to get all three. Calculating the Total Cost of a Learning Management System That house I purchased was in many ways like acquiring an open-source learning management system (LMS). Typically, these aren’t systems that you set up and from which you walk away, allowing them to run on autopilot.

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

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A learning management system (LMS) can provide an effective way to monitor who has viewed such important information and who may need a follow-up telephone call. ’ The system will send out the enrolment e-mail and depending on your LMS, a message to the learner’s LMS dashboard. Learning management systems typically provide feedback to learners on their progress.

Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

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. Electronic performance support systems (EPSS) were the rage. Why bother having people take courses to learn things they’ll soon forget? Learning professionals have realized that conventional learning events such as courses can co-exist peacefully with performance support resources.

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

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The aim of the presentation is to provide an overview of workplace learning technology in 2012. So far, he has a very impressive slide deck that covers: An introduction to e-learning. Learning modalities and content types (simulations, games, video, etc.). Social learning. Tools and technologies (authoring tools, learning management systems, etc.). He asked if I could lend a hand in clarifying how learning management systems fit into all this.

Using a Learning Management System as a Communication Platform

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Can anyone really be bothered to learn and go through all the steps required to do an e-mail merge? If you have administrative access to a learning management system (LMS) that contains the ability to send custom messages to learners, you have at your fingertips a powerful communication tool. The process is simple: Identify and select the appropriate recipients within the system.

Adding YouTube Videos to Your Learning Management System

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That last metric stating that 72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute , should generate eureka squeals of joy from learning content developers. Sure, a lot of those videos feature musical performances by rock-star wannabes and cats doing funny things, but there’s a huge number of videos on content topics relevant to workplace learning. A search for “ Management Skills ” returns 36,600 results.

Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

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. Understandably, the company providing this course-of-the-month subscription service doesn’t want the headache of managing all this manually. They want the process automated within the learning management system so that it’s scalable when the business takes off and they have tens of thousands of learners.

The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your Learning Management System Request for Proposal (RFP)

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They turned to a research firm or various Web sites for a list of learning management system features. If the organization that issued the RFP gets ten similar responses from other providers, they’ll need to wade through about 1500 pages of material… just to create a short list of systems to evaluate further. ” RESPONSE FROM VENDOR: How to set up an instructor-led session in Absorb LMS: From the main Admin control panel, click the Courses menu to left.

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

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The aim of the presentation is to provide an overview of workplace learning technology in 2012. So far, he has a very impressive slide deck that covers: An introduction to e-learning. Learning modalities and content types (simulations, games, video, etc.). Social learning. Tools and technologies (authoring tools, learning management systems, etc.). He asked if I could lend a hand in clarifying how learning management systems fit into all this.

Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

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Here’s an idea: Since organizations typically use learning management systems to show people how to better do their jobs, why not use learning management systems to gather input from workers on how the work they do can: Be safer. Best Practices Features e-learning elearning eLL Google Docs learning management LMS Social learning training wikis

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

Managing Change in the Workplace Through Your LMS

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Any conversation about managing change in the workplace should include learning. Managing change aided by a strong learning program can make the difference between successful change and, well, no real change at all. How Google Managed Change. A desire for revolution prompted Google to adopt a four-phase approach to managing change in the workplace, according to Inc. Finally, the right LMS can steer change with reporting and automation.

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Your Most Useful Learning Management System Report: The Learning Matrix

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Reporting is often a headache for learning management system administrators. As soon as admins depart from using their system’s pre-built report templates, they can sometimes find themselves in an alternate universe of SQL queries and database tables. Reporting poses a challenge to LMS vendors as well. In creating the reports you’ll use regularly, you should first consider what you need to get out of the LMS.

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3 LMS Considerations for Managing Remote Employees’ Training

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Chances are, your organization is tasked with managing remote employees’ training more than ever before. Leaders need a new set of best practices for integrating teams that are scattered geographically, and learning and development leaders are no exception. Here are three recommendations for adapting your approach to workforce management. Use your learning management system to onboard employees into your culture by sharing brand values and your company’s story.

How to Assemble an LMS Implementation Dream Team

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Launching a new learning management system takes careful planning, including the assembling of a dream team of superstars who will make the implementation happen smoothly and efficiently. Either way, the importance of a customized LMS implementation plan cannot be overstated. In addition to an onboarding specialist, a team leader, eLearning developer, training administrator and an IT expert are good to have as part of your LMS implementation crew.

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!