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LMS Gamification Update: The Trend Continues

According to a recent story on eLearningInside News, the global gamification in education market is poised to grow in the coming years from its current worth of $450 million to an eye-popping $1.8 billion by 2023. While the lion’s share of growth will be found in the academic sector, gamification in corporate learning and training continues to grow as well. This LMS gamification update will focus on recent developments in the gamification of learning management systems used in the corporate sector. Continue reading

Leveraging LMS Reporting for Better eLearning Results

Just about every learning management system (LMS) includes a reporting function. In the early days, LMS reports were mostly focused on participation and completion rates. Companies wanted to know if their learners were taking the courses and completing them. But LMS reporting has come a long way since then. Depending on the robustness of the report options in your LMS, you could be leveraging LMS reports to get better eLearning results. Continue reading

How Big Data Informs eLearning

It may feel like the phrase “Big Data” hasn’t been in the headlines as much as it was a few years ago, but that’s only because it’s now a mainstream concept instead of being something new. Despite this, there are surprisingly few companies who are really making the most of big data. It’s a shame, because with so many rich sources available to companies of all sizes, nearly every aspect of a business can benefit from making good use of data. In this article, I’ll describe some ways big data informs eLearning, if leveraged correctly. Continue reading

Employment Skills are Key to Business Success in the Digital Era

What employment skills are in highest demand in the digital era of the 21stcentury? If you’ve heard of the digital skills gap, then you already know that it’s not only real but also has companies around the world anxious about its predicted impacts if no action is taken. Companies who want to be proactive in bridging the digital skills gap will need to be creative and persistent with learning and training programs to provide the right employment skills to their workers. Continue reading

6 Tips for Improving Work Performance Now

There are many factors that drive business success – a great product or service people need, establishing a strong brand, gaining a significant share of the market, profit margins, and the list goes on. But one of the most important pieces of the puzzle is the productivity of your company’s workforce. Why? There’s a surprisingly direct connection between productivity and profitability. When you focus on improving work performance in your company, the following six tips will put you on the path to success. Continue reading

LMS Life Support: Is the LMS Dead or Dying?

The short answer to the question posed in the title of this article is an emphatic NO, but it’s important to understand why there are those who keep signaling the demise of the LMS as we know it today. There is merit to their analysis, but only for what I argue is a very small group of corporations. And it’s also possible that your company is so dissatisfied with its current learning management system that you might feel as if you need some serious LMS life support. Continue reading

A User-Friendly LMS: Do You Have One?

Whether you call it user-friendliness, usability or user experience (UX), one thing is clear: If your company’s learning management system (LMS) isn’t easy to use, it’s simply not going to get the results your company needs and deserves. Take a long, hard look at your company’s LMS and then ask this important question: Do you have a user-friendly LMS? After all, most eLearning thought leaders agree that the usability of a corporate LMS is by far the most important factor for long-term success in effectively managing a company’s learning and training programs. Continue reading

Franchises Need Learning Management Systems

Companies that franchise locations of their business around the country and the world have unique learning and training needs for their franchisees. In the digital era of the 21st century, a growing number of these companies are realizing how franchises need learning management systems. Even so, a surprising number of franchises aren’t leveraging the power of eLearning through a learning management system (LMS) to reduce costs and streamline learning and training activities across geographically dispersed locations. Now is the time for more franchises to reap the benefits of adopting the right LMS. Continue reading

How to Spot the Hidden Costs When Selecting an LMS

Learning management systems (LMSs) can offer libraries of training and development modules for your employees, giving them the relevant content they need to perform their jobs at top levels. An LMS engages employees, increases productivity, and increases revenue. It helps you attract and retain high-quality employees while allowing you to contribute to their career development.

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The Value of a Learning Management System

When a company is considering whether or not to implement a new learning management system, they have to look at the value it’s going to create for their organization. Executives and company leaders may be wondering what the value of a learning management system is, particularly if they’re not familiar with common features and functionalities. Continue reading