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One Reason Why More than 30 Per Cent of Organizations Really Hate Their Learning Management System

Selecting the right learning management system (LMS) can be a daunting task. There are hundreds of systems available. Making matters worse, you wouldn’t sound like too much of a conspiracy nut to suggest that all LMS vendors get together at the corner pub every Friday night to figure out how to make it even harder […]


So, you complete a course and then what happens? Time-based enrollments in Absorb LMS.

The subject of time-based enrollments has come up in client discussions quite often lately, so I thought I’d write about it here. Here are some examples of what clients are asking for: A week after a learner enrolls in a course, we want to automatically enroll them in another course, and then another one week later, and […]


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, […]


LMS for Small Business – 5 Benefits & Considerations

It really wasn’t that long ago that Learning Management Systems (LMS) used to be exclusively utilized by large enterprise organizations with thousands of employees. This is because the cost and complexity of these systems was such that only large companies with huge budgets and lots of I.T. resources could afford to license, deploy, and support them (usually on their […]


Borrow this University Business Model to Sell Certification Programs

You, dear reader, can obtain an education from the most prestigious universities in the world, all for free. It makes no difference whether you received straight `A’s in high school or whether you spent your high school years sitting in your friend’s basement learning to play the opening to Stairway to Heaven on a Gibson Flying […]


Research Firm Says “Absorb LMS Among the Top LMS User Interfaces”

HR & LMS technology research company, Software Advice has included Absorb LMS in its list of learning management systems with the best user interfaces. You can read the full article here. According to Erin Osterhaus, HR researcher at Software Advice, the research firm… “chose to include Absorb LMS among the top LMS user interfaces for […]


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