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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 […]


How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

Remember reflection? That’s something we used to do occasionally before we all became addicted to checking our Web-enabled devices every few minutes for our much-needed digital data fixes. Prior to the mobile revolution, people could at times be seen staring off into space, just thinking. If you were to spot someone doing that today, you’d […]


The Learning Management System Feature People Hate the Most

Satisfaction surveys of learning management system administrators invariably identify reporting as the most reviled feature in their platform. Administrators complain about reporting being unintuitive, cumbersome, lacking customizability, not being powerful enough, and just generally being bad at displaying the data administrators want. So, why aren’t LMS solution providers fixing the problem? The short answer is […]


Absorb LMS: Zero to Mobile Learning in as Little as Four Weeks

Year after year after year, organizations report that they are in the `planning phase’ of providing mobile learning to their workforce. Spinning wheels without getting anywhere in a persistent planning phase often reflects: An understanding that the initiative is important Complete confusion about how to get it done You can now cross the `Implement Mobile […]


How to Use a Learning Management System to Solve the I-Didn’t-Get-the-Memo Problem

Somewhere among the hundreds or perhaps thousands of e-mails in your inbox, somewhere in the skyscraper-high piles of paper on the corner of your desk, is something really really important. This might be an urgent policy or procedural change. If you work in emergency response, healthcare, security, transportation, among many other industries, people’s safety may be compromised […]


How Mobile Devices are Influencing User Interface Design

“Dear Doctor, I’m concerned about Stanley. He has developed an unusual growth between his left thumb and index finger. The growth is the size of an average hardcover book, yet thinner. One side is silver and emblazoned with the image of an apple. The other glows with an iridescent light. Stanley does not appear to […]


Course-of-the-Month Club: Using a Learning Management System to Sell Subscriptions to Learning Content

It seems as if almost every organization I speak to wants to use a learning management system (LMS) in a different way. One company I recently met with uses a magazine subscription-like business model to sell bundles of courses: A customer signs up for an annual subscription. The person immediately gets access to some courses. […]


How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support

About a dozen years ago, learning and development professionals thought performance support was bigger than Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and The Beatles all rolled into one. Conferences about performance support were filled to capacity. Help authoring tools such as Robohelp and Doc-to-Help were selling like hotcakes. Electronic performance support systems (EPSS) were the rage. Performance […]


Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

There’s a winding, two-lane highway in Quebec that has a telephone/electrical pole standing in the middle. This isn’t a joke. I’ve inserted a photo from a reputable news source below to show you that this really exists. How did this happen? Apparently, a road crew was sent to pave the road and they worked around the […]


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