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Using a Learning Management System to Train Seasonal Employees

Summer is almost here, which means employers are looking for seasonal workers in many cases. Using a learning management system can help employers maximize the time seasonal workers are on the job, and below is an overview of some things to keep in mind when it comes to hiring and training seasonal employees. Continue reading

Hiring a Subject Matter Expert for Training and Development Content

What Is a Subject Matter Expert?

In the world of training and development, subject matter experts (SMEs) can be an invaluable resource. When companies are focusing on instructional design, an SME can be a great asset to have because of their level of specialization and expertise. Continue reading

Tips for Training Summer Interns Using a Learning Management System

As summer approaches, a lot of businesses are gearing up to have summer interns come onboard. The following is a guide to how to train those interns, and more specifically, how to use a learning management system to deliver training. Training interns is important for a successful program, and it’s valuable for both the interns and the employer. Continue reading

The Value of Digital Training for Employees

Using a learning management system is an excellent way to provide digital skills training to employees, and fill digital gaps that may exist within an organization. Below, we highlight some of the reasons the digital skills training is so essential in any organization, as well as how to use a learning management system to deliver this specialized training. Continue reading

Different Learning Theories to Integrate into a Learning Management System

A learning management system offers companies tremendous benefits when it comes to training employees and developing effective L&D initiatives. One of the many benefits of a learning management system is the fact that you can integrate different learning models and theories into employee training. Continue reading

What to Know About UX and Learning Management Systems

Two terms that are used in conjunction with one another are user experience or UX and learning management systems also called an LMS. If you’re not familiar with these terms, or you have some level of familiarity, but you’re not sure of best practices when it comes to incorporating UX into your employee training delivered through a learning management system, there’s plenty to know. The following provides an overview of what user experience or UX refers to, what a learning management system is, and how the two come together in the world of corporate training and employee training.   Continue reading

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

What is a Flipped Classroom Model— And How Does It Relate to Corporate Training and Learning Management Systems?

There are always different training methods that can be used to provide the necessary L&D concepts and materials to employees. The big benefit of a learning management system is the fact that you can easily incorporate different strategies and best practices because an LMS is so scalable and flexible. If you come across a newer concept or one you haven’t tried to train your employees, a learning management system means you can integrate these concepts into your training without a complete overhaul of materials and content. Continue reading

Overcoming Common Objections to a Learning Management System

If you’re someone in your organization who has decided there is a need to introduce a learning management system, it’s then up to you to create a business case for it. It can be tough to get buy-in for new technology in a business for a number of reasons. Continue reading

Incorporating User-Generated Content and a Learning Management System

User-generated content and learning management systems—can the two concepts be integrated? How does user-generated content work for employee training? The following is an overview of what user-generated content is, how it can be integrated with a learning management system, and its potential role in corporate and employee training. Continue reading