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Off-the-shelf content vs. Custom content

content development

Whatever content you provide for your employees through your learning management system, it needs to achieve your business objectives. Sometimes you may need custom content written specifically for your organisation, while at other times you may need off-the-shelf content to meet an urgent requirement. Here are the pros and cons of each. Custom content Highly…. Read more

5 ways to create engaging e-learning content

Engaging Content

The best e-learning platforms depend on high quality content that engages learners effectively. Here are five ways to create engaging content for your corporate LMS. Clear objectives – Your learners need to know what they are going to achieve through the learning. Will it help them perform better in their jobs, leading to better rewards?…. Read more

Put processes in place now to comply with GDPR

gdpr risks

The 99 articles of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation will harmonise European data protection when they come into force on 25 May 2018. Data ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’ will have to operate using far more stringent processes with organisations with 250+ employees appointing a Data Protection Officer. There will also be more accountability and…. Read more

People, your biggest asset and greatest risk to GDPR compliance

gdpr penalties

It is often said that people are the weakest link in data security and they could also be the weakest link for businesses preparing to comply with the stringent new General Data Protection Regulation about to come into force on 25 May 2018. GDPR tightens up data protection considerably and introduces more accountability and compliance,…. Read more

GDPR Awareness Online Training course helps businesses meet urgent IT challenges from GDPR

GDPR

Businesses that have maintained compliance with previous data protection regulations have a short time to upgrade their systems in preparation for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force on 25 May 2018. Whereas previous regulations were looser, GDPR is more precise in apportioning responsibilities and carries fines of up to €20…. Read more

Why you need to integrate your LMS with your HR system

Top HR systems

A corporate learning management system has the potential to deliver significant value to your organisation, but you will not be able to take full advantage if it is not integrated with your HR system(s). HR systems – known as Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS), Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) or Human Capital Management (HCM) –…. Read more

Top 10 useful LMS integrations

LMS integrations

Corporate learning management systems deliver substantial benefits themselves, but when integrated with your legacy systems or external services, such as social networks, add even greater value to all the data you gather throughout your organisation. Here are our top 10 LMS integrations: HR – Human resources software – known as Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS),…. Read more

Is your LMS up to date?

Is your LMS up-to-date

As with most technology, corporate learning management systems evolve continuously. It’s impossible to keep up with all developments, but what essential new features are missing from your LMS and make it out of date? Single sign-on – Users expect to access everything once they have signed on to your LMS and having to sign on…. Read more

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