• Absorb Ranked as Top 20 Learning Portal Company for 7th year in a row!

    The Absorb team is happy to share that, for the 7th year in a row, Absorb (Blatant Media) has been ranked in the Top 20 of Learning Portal Companies, according to TrainingIndustry.com. The selection of the 2016 Top 20 Learning Portal Companies was based on the following: Breadth of functionality and capabilities Commitment to the corporate training industry Industry […]

  • The 5 W’s: Tips for Getting Started with Your First LMS

    Not that long ago, in a galaxy, well, right here, learning management systems were something that were out of the reach of small and medium-sized organizations. They were expensive to license, cost a fortune to implement and often took 6-months or more for setup, training, configuration, and customization. The payoff? Interfaces were clunky and dated, […]

  • The Prehistoric Learning Metric Still Roaming the Earth Today

    Location: The African Savanna Date: Fifty-Thousand Years Ago A group of prehistoric hunter-gatherers are seated around a fire, their bellies full with the bounty of a successful hunt. Gorg, the alpha-male, recounts proudly how he threw the sharpened flint-tipped spear at the running antelope, resulting in the animal’s immediate death. Spared the typical hours of […]

  • Getting Started with E-Learning in Your New LMS

    Enterprise Level Learning Capabilities for Businesses of all Sizes As the entry-level cost of LMS platforms – and the general technical complexity of LMS implementations – have both been reduced over the last decade, there are many more organizations now adopting Learning Management Systems in order to achieve business goals such as: Increasing the reach of […]

  • How Flexible is Your LMS at User Management?

    One of the most import questions you will face when deploying an LMS is, “how do I organize my users?” The decisions you make here will impact things like Reporting and Admin Rights, as well as Content Management, Branding, and Enrollment Rules for learners. If you plan to create your user accounts via a feed […]

  • 4 LMS Features That Were Hot and Now Are Not

    Make sure your team is buying an LMS for the year you’re in. Apart from a two-year stint selling tropical fish at a local pet shop when I was 16, my entire career has been in learning technology. Fresh out of university, I worked as a content developer and designed and authored hundreds of hours […]

  • What You Can Expect When Asking a Vendor for Client References

    It’s pretty common for prospective clients to ask software vendors for references prior to signing a contract. A 15-minute phone call with two or three organizations who have used the system extensively and sampled the vendor’s services can help mitigate the risk – and reduce the anxiety – related to acquiring a new system. If […]

  • Mobile Learning: Apps vs. Responsive design?

    “To App or not to App”, seems to be the question. We receive a lot of RFP documents that list mandatory requirements such as “Do you have a Mobile App? Yes or No”. Rarely is there an explanation of the use case or context provided for this requirement. In many cases, I’m not sure that […]

  • What Buying a Bicycle Would Look Like if We Applied a Typical LMS Selection Strategy

    When making any significant purchase it’s normal to go through a thoughtful consideration of your options. For example, there’s more to choosing the bicycle that’s right for you than having two wheels that spin. To begin with, the cost of purchasing a bicycle can range from a few dollars for a second-hand “beater” to tens of […]

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