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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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Identify Your LMS Requirements Easily Using this Powerful Visualization Tool

I’ve ranted repeatedly (here, here, and here) about the horribly-designed Request for Proposals (RFPs) that cross my desk. Invariably, these so-called learning management system selection tools suffer from one or more of the following design flaws: They ask vendors to provide information they won’t ever disclose and/or is not relevant to the acquisition of a […]


The Powerful Amazon Feature You Should be Adopting in Your Learning Management System

It seems like just yesterday that business analysts were wondering whether this newfangled e-commerce fad would catch on. Would anxiety over credit card theft deter customers from trusting on-line retailers? Would people feel confident in buying stuff sight unseen or would they instead stick to going to brick-and-mortar stores to paw and sniff the merchandise? […]


The One Simple Tool You Can Use to Help Select the Right Learning Management System

Dear readers, you’ve in the past endured me ranting about the horribly-designed Requests for Proposals (RFP) that regularly cross my desk and the desks of my Blatant^ colleagues. (See my previous posts titled “Why Your RFP May Not Get You the Best Learning Management System” and “The Worst Type of Question to Ask in Your […]


How Branding Your Learning Management System Can Influence Culture (and Create a Fun Place to Learn)

The best companies I’ve worked with have had great workplace cultures. Management in these companies understand that happy team members are more productive and less likely to jump ship the next time an opportunity arises elsewhere. Whenever I speak to anyone about workplace culture, I often end up pointing them to a great Harvard Business […]


Try This `Winning Strategy’ to Increase Learner Engagement

There are two ways to get a young child to school on time in the morning: Method 1: Every minute or so, repeat the words `HURRY UP!’ at increasing levels of volume. After about ten minutes, and upon reaching a decibel level similar to a low flying jet, your goal will be achieved. Mind you, […]


Turbo Charge Scheduled Events in Your Learning Management System by Using Tags

Instructor-led sessions, either in physical or virtual classrooms, play a big part of many organizations’ learning strategies. To support such initiatives, the best learning management systems (LMS) are equally adept at managing scheduled instructor-led events as they are at managing self-paced learning. If your organization delivers a large number of scheduled events, it might be […]


The Most Important Learning Management System Features to Support Instructor-Led Courses

In many organizations, workplace learning consists of getting people into a room to listen to an instructor. If the workforce is distributed, the room used may be virtual instead of physical, and the donuts served may be imaginary instead of real. When these organizations become fed up with the effort of trying to manage their […]


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