Out-of-the-box options may be suitable for some, but organizations must be able to personalize their LMS platform. In this article, I’ll highlight 10 LMS customization options you should consider for your new LMS.
Most companies today recognize the value of online training: reduced delivery costs, reduced employee training costs, rapid and simultaneous delivery across regions and staff, consistent and verifiable training and other many other quantifiable factors. However, companies still struggle with whether they should use catalog or off-the-shelf solutions. There are 5 critical questions to consider when evaluating whether your training needs can be addressed by a general, off-the-shelf eLearning course or if you really need a custom solution, developed especially for your organization.
Happy New Year! To kick off 2016, we’re going to look at what we can accomplish with a different approach to structuring your eLearning course. By the end of this article, you’ll be able to: write effective learning- and course-objectives. outline the structures for different stages of training. create clear pathways to realizing the outcomes for your eLearning courses.
In the world of online training or e-learning, there are basically two types of courses. There are training courses that rely on generic, off the shelf material and those that use custom content designed specifically for your company. They are really very different and they serve very different purposes.
Does Your Company Have a Safety Culture? This is a question all managers and executives need to ask themselves and then honestly evaluate their organization. Why is this so important?
I recall many years ago when I was finishing my basement and I felt comfortable doing much of the work myself. Rough carpentry was fairly simple, running conduit was easy, attaching lights was not hard, screwing drywall was quick and forgiving. But there was one thing I would not tackle, drywall finishing. I recall watching the contractor putting on the mud and carefully scraping it away until it was perfectly smooth. As I watched him I commented how good he was at this and I’ll never forget his response: “Hey, I’m a professional, I do this for a living”.
Companies now face a significant roadblock to mobile accessibility, their own courseware. For over a decade, Flash has been the preferred method of delivering rich content to users.
There’s a mindset that’s already in the workplace, thanks to us who are, well, older than the Millennials on our teams. We tend to separate work from play, training from entertainment, and tools from toys. Again, our Millennials are far more likely to integrate these seemingly disparate worlds. One of the reasons why eLearning is so vital to personal and professional growth is the blurring of the lines between work and play. It’s a lesson that all of us can learn. Perhaps one of the safest bits of advice for us non-Millennials is this: we gotta learn to lighten up.
Have you ever watched one of those really great documentaries? You know, the kind where you’re pulled into the material, even if you may not be terrifically interested in the topic to begin with? Then you suddenly find you’re able to have a really intelligent conversation about the topic later. How did that happen? It’s simple: you were entertained, and the creators captured, and held your attention.
What is Millennialish? Well, let’s be honest: we made that one up. But when we say “Millennialish,”, we mean more than just the language of Millennials. It’s a worldview — a mindset — of an entirely new generation that is now entering the workforce.