Learning Management System Tips and Strategies from Absorb

Category: Best Practices

  • Turn Your LMS into a “Choose Your Own Adventure” Learning Experience

    Create Self-Directed Learning Surveys (and more) Using Answer-Based Actions The need to keep learners engaged is a struggle we see many LMS administrators come to us with, competing for their audience’s attention every step of the way. Not only do their learners have a host of other options for their time, administrators and course builders are unable to create […]

  • Have You Considered Asking Your Learners Whether They Need to Take the Course?

    Learning administrators can at times suffer from a certain smugness. Although it’s unlikely that they have met the vast majority of the learners in their learning management system (LMS), these administrators are confident that they know—with absolute certainty—what learners need. These admins will enthusiastically click away, enrolling learners into courses and curricula. In the minds […]

  • Training in the age of Twitter

    Warning: This post may exceed 140 characters. What was I saying? Sorry, I lost focus there for a second. Oh yeah… Here at Blatant Media we know lots about Learning Management Systems and things like ‘responsive design'; it’s our job to provide our clients with great tools. But where the rubber hits the road, and where we can […]

  • You CAN always get what you need: Tips for writing a great LMS RFI/RFP

      As Mick Jagger famously sang, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need!”. I sometimes wonder if he worked in  software sales (okay, not really), but  this expression could be 100% applicable to the process of procuring or selling software. As a “Top 20″ LMS vendor, we regularly receive […]

  • How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

    Learners today are presented with a wealth of choices and opportunities for learning. They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. to find learning content. The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. How much stuff is out […]

  • Selecting An Easy To Customize LMS Just Makes Sense

    Choosing the right learning management system that will best serve the needs of your organization and users can be a daunting task. It is inevitable that your training and learning requirements with constantly evolve, so selecting a solution that can be easily customized to suit your needs is a no-brainer. Customization gives you the ability […]

  • The Importance of the Learner Interface

    More than just a pretty face… Our company motto is, “Make software that feels right”. A simple and somewhat vague message perhaps, but it has served us well, based on the feedback we consistently get from clients, potential clients, and industry pundits. The visionaries who guide the evolution of Absorb, founding partners Mike Eggermont and […]

  • Weight Control Strategies for Learning and Development

    A friend of mine, an Oxford-educated mathematician, had a smart strategy to succeed in university. When two or more of her professors scheduled exams for the same week, she would immediately ask the instructors to clarify to what extent these exams would influence the final class grade. If the exam in one class was worth, […]

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