What is a Learning Management System?

  A learning management system gives an organisation the technology tools to put its learning strategy into practice. Implemented effectively, an LMS puts learning at the heart of a business to ensure it continuously develops a skilled, motivated and productive workforce to satisfy its current and future needs. An LMS can manage all aspects of…. Read more

Top 10 authoring tools

Top 10 authoring tools When creating your own e-learning content for your company’s learning management system, you want to use the best content authoring tools. Here is our top 10 pick – most offer free trials: Adapt Adapt is a project to create the leading authoring tool for producing responsive, multi-device e-learning. It is a…. Read more

What is blended learning?

Blended learning is generally defined as training or education that combines e-learning with classroom teaching. Learners attend classroom sessions with a teacher as well as accessing online training content remotely. Blended learning can be an effective way to deliver training because it is less reliant on employees having to attend classroom lessons. This can make…. 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

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

How to sell an LMS internally

how to sell an LMS internally

While you know what benefits a corporate learning management system will bring to your business, you could face management resistance to change. You need total management support for the LMS, not only to approve the business case and funding, but also to encourage full use of the LMS across the organisation. So how do you…. Read more

How to evaluate products and select an LMS

pick the right vendor

With so many learning management systems to choose from, how do you identify the best LMS for your organisation? When you’ve analysed your needs and identified the main purpose of your LMS, use these to define your requirements and draw up a checklist of LMS key features. This will help you filter out unsuitable products…. Read more

How to write an ITT/RFQ for LMS vendors

REQUEST FOR QUOTE

The following steps can produce an effective Request for Information/Request for Quote that attracts information or quotes from LMS vendors giving the answers you need: Before you start writing, establish clearly your organisation’s needs and objectives so that you are ready to tell vendors what you want your Learning Management System to achieve. Set the…. Read more