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Does your LMS have social learning?

social learning

Social learning capitalises on the knowledge and experience existing within your workforce, making it easier for employees to locate the expertise they need and to share  their own knowledge. Social learning sits naturally in learning management systems because it complements formal training. Whereas a reluctant employee might have to be compelled to complete a training…. Read more

Microlearning with your LMS

microlearning

Faced with a long, drawn-out training course, many of us can give up mentally before we’ve even started the first class. Microlearning offers an alternative, splitting courses into smaller chunks so learning is easier and progress more visible. Learning management systems are ideal for delivering microlearning and can make content accessible anywhere over desktop or…. Read more

Gamification in E-learning

gamification

None of us is always in the mood for training so motivation is important to encourage employees to make a start and complete courses. Gamification is a powerful feature of learning management systems, which, when used effectively, increases employee engagement and at the same time ensures they learn what is needed for their personal development…. Read more

The application of AI in E-learning

artificial intelligence

One-to-one learning is often regarded as the best way to learn, but for organisations with 10s, 100s or 1,000s of employees this approach isn’t practical or affordable. Instead employees learn through the same generic classroom training or online programmes delivered to all learners, regardless of their ability and with no personalisation to an individual’s learning…. Read more

Predictive Analytics in E-learning

E-learning and online resources create masses of data, much of which is ignored by many organisations. However, there is a lot of value in this ‘big data’, which if filtered and analysed by a learning management system can be very useful to a business. Predictive analytics is one way of using this data to create…. Read more

The use of machine learning in e-learning

machine learning

Just as we expect employees to learn continuously to improve their work, machine learning enables learning management systems to improve in a similar way. Machine learning is a form of artificial intelligence (AI) that enables computers to learn without specific programming. Machine learning works by analysing data and actions to discover patterns which can be…. Read more

Does your LMS have career maps?

career mapping

Career mapping is a valuable tool for both organisations and their employees. Where a business is unclear about what learning and development its employees require to achieve its business objectives or employees are confused about what development options are available to them, career maps delivered through a learning management system can provide much-needed clarity. Every…. Read more

Why do Learning Management Systems implementations fail?

lms failure

Introducing an LMS into your organisation is a major project and requires careful planning and management to succeed. Here are the top reasons why LMS implementations fail: Lack of a corporate learning strategy so there’s no clear reason to have an LMS. At the very least, there should be basic business and learning objectives. No…. Read more

LMS migration

LMS migration

Switching from one corporate learning management system to another needs careful planning and management to run smoothly. What has prompted your decision to change LMS? Problems with your current system, additional/new features available in the new system or changes in your organisation? Be clear about the reasons and the consequent changes you need to make…. Read more

Getting the most out of your LMS Demo Call and Free Trial

LMS free trial

Seeing a product in action and trying it yourself are the best ways to get a feel for whether an LMS lives up to the promises made in the marketing material. The best time for free trials and demo calls is after you have compiled your list of must-have features and shortlisted suitable LMS vendors….. Read more