Learning Management Systems

Learning Management System is a powerful tool to help organizations streamline, create, deliver and track and organize all kinds of training and talent development. Make sure to stay ahead of the curve in terms of learning management system technology or industry trends.

Leverage Your LMS for Cross-Training

In athletics, cross-training has long been seen as a way to improve one’s over all performance and strength. The reason is simple: When you cross-train, you are able to refine and enhance every muscle in your body, and it impacts your broader performance. This is why runners are add yogi to their workout routines and swimmers add weight training. The same logic holds true in the workplace. When one cross-trains, their over all performance is heightened. For organizations, however, there are also benefits: Cross-training prepares employees for new positions, helps set them up to step in when people are on leave, and take on leadership roles. Of course, training requires resources and time. Fortunately, using a learning management system (LMS) is a cost-effective and time-efficient way to scale up one’s cross-training efforts.  Continue reading

5 Reasons for Fostering a Learning Culture in the Workplace

In my last article, I highlighted the importance of paying close attention to company culture in general, and how badly things can do if you ignore it. In this article, I want to focus in on the learning piece of your workplace culture. Specifically, it’s essential to understand why fostering a learning culture is so important for any organization. Here are five compelling reasons to take up the challenge at your company:

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Workplace Culture: Does it Even Matter?

Workplace culture, organizational culture, corporate culture – however you name it, there are many who question if it even matters. My short answer to this question is YES, workplace culture does matter, but if you need a more convincing presentation of why it matters, then this will be one of the more important articles you read this year. Continue reading

Suggested Training Videos for Bill O’Reilly and Fox Executives

As Bill O’Reilly’s high-profile sexual harassment case reveals, sexual harassment is still alive and well in the American workplace. Indeed, it even continues to be tolerated by many executives who would rather pay off victims (on the condition that they withdraw their complaints and remain silent) than fire high-profile employees. Continue reading

Leap ahead with eLeaP Learning Management System – LMS

Here are some facts to ponder.

96% of users admit that their LMS affects their ability to track learner progress, positively.

55% of LMS users use a cloud-based system for advantages of faster implementation, and the ability to access the system remotely.

Only 9% of users say that their organization accesses its LMS with a smartphone.

The market for LMS software will reach $11 billion globally by 2020 Continue reading

3 Ways to Engage and Train Interns

Over the past decade, internships have continued to gain popularity. The National Association of College of Universities 2015 survey reported that over 60% of students now complete at least one internship while completing their degrees. While students often consider internships a great way to gain job skills while still in school, for employers, interns can pose notable challenges and even risks. Continue reading

Update on VR’s Education/Training Applications

Over the past twenty-four months, eLeap has reported on the many ways that virtual reality (VR) promises to transform education and training now and in the near future. Among other applications, VR promises to put learners into situations that would otherwise remain inaccessible (let’s say, Ancient Greece) or too dangerous  to replicate (let’s say, a Ebola outbreak). But what is the current status of VR?  Continue reading

How to Foster the Learning Mindset

When it comes to training and development, most employers focus on immediate concerns—for example, ensuring their employees have the knowledge and skills needed to stay in compliance. Training and development, however, are about much more than ensuring employees can do the job at hand. On a broader level, training and development are about promoting what Dr. Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychology professor and author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, calls the “learning mindset.”  Continue reading

Leveraging Your LMS for Extended Enterprise

Over the past decade, we’ve rapidly moved from onsite workshops and paper manuals to elearning and mlearning. The advantages of adopting a learning management system for training are obvious. LMSs make trainee testing, training administration, content creation, social learning and gamification easier and more affordable. More importantly, there’s a growing body of research that suggests money invested in training nearly always results in a strong return. After all, effective training reduces employee attrition, reduces employee errors and subsequently, reduces the cost of hiring and training new employees down the line. Continue reading