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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

Learning Management System Integrations for Maximum Impact

Your company relies on a variety of different software applications to keep the business running smoothly and facilitate its work. As a learning professional, the addition of your LMS to suite of applications being used by your business was probably among the more recent additions. An unfortunate number of learning professionals experience a rather rude awakening when it comes time to get that LMS to talk to the other systems in place. Making that happen easily or smoothly seems to be the exception to the rule, which can make your work life much more stressful than you’d like it to be. Learning management system integrations are essential for maximum impact of your learning programs on the business. Here are some things to keep in mind:
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Learning Management System Analytics for ROI

When you became a learning and/or eLearning professional, your educational path may or may not have included much in the way of statistics or data analytics, but the reality of your career in nearly any 21st-century company more than likely is demanding that you incorporate these tasks and skills into your work. What’s driving these demands is the company’s need to justify learning program expenditures with a return on investment (ROI) calculation. They want to see that the precious resources that have been put into your learning programs are contributing to the company’s bottom line in a positive and impactful way. This has resulted in many a sleepless night for learning professionals scrambling to crunch the numbers and make the grade. One piece of this puzzle is making sure you know the role of learning management system analytics for calculating ROI.
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Top 10 Reasons Every Business Needs a Learning Management System

We’re obviously big believers in the value of a learning management system (LMS) here at eLeaP. There are reasons for that, however. All businesses, large and small, can benefit from a learning management system. Continue reading

Learning Management System Usability: The Holy Grail

Everyone has experienced the pain and frustration of trying to use software applications that fail the usability test. This is why the new term for usability or what used to be called “user-friendly” is user experienceor UX. Software that doesn’t deliver a superior user experience simply won’t be successful in the long run. When you’re talking about learning management system usability, many vendors providing LMS solutions have missed the mark on what is probably the single most important requirement customers need. Unfortunately, many companies don’t realize that their LMS misses the mark until after it has been implemented and employees start using it, and then just as quickly stop using it. Continue reading

3 Things Learning Management Systems Cannot Do

Almost every learning management system (LMS) software vendor website you visit will have a blog, and the articles you find there are often very useful and informative for anyone working as an eLearning professional. Many of those articles are also serving a marketing purpose for the LMS product the company offers, which is fine, but it also understandably paints a very positive picture of what an LMS can do for a company. As you take in more and more of these articles, you begin to get the picture that any given LMS is the magic bullet that will not only greatly improve your company’s learning, training and development programs, but will single-handedly save your company from what would otherwise be its sure demise if you dare to proceed in business without this or another LMS. It’s worth remembering that while an LMS can do lots great things for you, and they are getting better and better all the time, they are not the be-all-end-all determining your company’s fate. Here are three things learning management systems cannot do for you now and will probably never be able to do for you: Continue reading

eLearning, Traditional or Blended: How to Choose Your Learning Method

Many businesses in the 21st century will thrive or decline by how well they train their employees to creatively tackle and solve all the challenges they run into from day to day as well as enhancing the skills and knowledge needed to execute their tasks and responsibilities. But while the need for any company to have robust learning, training and development programs is a no-brainer, when it comes to figuring out how to choose your learning method, many leaders and managers are left scratching their heads. There’s traditional instructor-led face-to-face classroom learning, eLearning and various ways to blend the two. How do you go about sorting it all out and making the right choice? Here are some things to keep in mind. Continue reading