How to Create Effective Virtual Teams

A 2012 survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) revealed that nearly half (46%) of all organizations make use of virtual teams (source). That percentage ratchets up among global companies (66%) and down among domestic-only companies (28%). The same survey shows that among organizations who make use of virtual teams, 51% note that the challenge of building relationships keeps the team from being more successful, which is about more than just dealing with time zone differences. Virtual teams are a fact of modern business life, but the web that connects their members is both intricate and fragile. Building effective virtual teams is no easy task. Continue reading

Top LMS Frustrations and Complaints

Perhaps you’re considering taking on an LMS for the first time in your company. Maybe you’re considering switching from one LMS to another. Then again, maybe you’ve been tasked with evaluating your current LMS to make a determination of whether or not it’s meeting your organization’s needs. Whatever your particular situation may be, knowing what some of the most common LMS complaints are about can help you move forward. Continue reading

eLearning Pioneers: Sun Microsystems

For Millennials, eLearning is a fact of life. But for the older generations, it was a really big deal when eLearning came on the scene. The word wasn’t even coined until 1999 during a Los Angeles seminar conducted by CBT Systems. Whether it’s called eLearning, online learning or virtual learning, computer company Sun Microsystems was an early pioneer that helped usher in the digital learning age. Continue reading