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How to Help Your Employees L-O-V-E Online Learning

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  Did you know that 77 percent of companies in the U.S. offer corporate training via an online platform? There are several reasons for this, reduced costs of learning and increased convenience for learners being just two of them. Another reason why company leaders choose to offer their employees online learning is because online learning, or eLearning, is easy to engage with. It typically has a higher rate of learner engagement than traditional, classroom-style learning because it can include elements of gamification and is designed to be fed to learners bit by bit, in small units of training that are easy to digest and retain. Still, not every learner loves online learning. Can company leaders help employees fall in love … Continue Reading »

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Is Online Learning the Solution to the Employee Engagement Problem?

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  Employee engagement is a riddle no company has solved yet. According to Daily Infographic, 70 percent of employees in the U.S. aren’t engaged at work. Additionally, 75 percent of employees quit their jobs because they dislike their managers. 89 percent of employers think employees leave because of money. 12 percent of employees leave their jobs to take higher paying jobs. 60 percent of employees don’t understand their employers’ goals and strategies. Highly engaged employees are 87 percent less likely to quit than their disengaged peers. In short, employees aren’t happy with their jobs (more accurately, employees aren’t happy with their supervisors), and companies’ bottom lines are suffering because of it. Companies with Highly Engaged Employees Make 2.5 Times the … Continue Reading »

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Our Favorite Things About Mobile Learning

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  Mobile learning is a multi-beneficial delivery of learning that is utilized by nearly every mid- to large-size company. This is not the first time we’ve mentioned the benefits of mobile learning, and it probably won’t be the last since more and more of mLearning’s benefits are being discovered as it is further developed. We think the benefits of mobile learning are so rich and vital to any organization that they are worth revisiting on occasion.  What is Mobile Learning? Mobile learning refers to the delivery of learning through a personal mobile device (tablet, smartphone, laptop, mp3 player, etc.) as opposed to a desktop computer. mLearning is on-the-go learning; learners can literally interact it anywhere they have Internet access and … Continue Reading »

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Using Webinars to Increase Employee Engagement

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Sometimes it seems like the cure for low employee engagement doesn’t exist. Company leaders and L&D decision makers spend countless hours trying to find a solution to employee disengagement. While some companies have discovered the key to their employees’ hearts and minds, others are still wondering where to start. Is employee disengagement an issue your company struggles with? In reality, there is probably not a clear-cut, works-every-time-for-everyone solution to low employee engagement. However, there are many small things a company leader can do to improve rates of employee satisfaction and engagement. One of those things is leveraging webinars as a learning tool. What Is a Webinar, and Why Does it Engage Employees? A webinar, or a web-based seminar, is a … Continue Reading »

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Launch a Corporate Online Training Program the Right Way in 3 Steps

  So, you’ve read the learning management system (LMS) reviews, tried out a few LMS demos, decided online learning is the training model you want to implement in your company, and purchased a learning management system. Now what? It’s time to launch it so that your employees and company can start benefiting from the investment as soon as possible. LMS/online training program launch time is a critical time for companies. If the LMS and online learning program are launched the right way, success will ensue. If not, company leaders may not get the ROI they hope for. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to launch a corporate online training program delivered via LMS the right way (i.e., as effectively … Continue Reading »

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Is Online Learning the Secret to Employee Engagement?

  You may want to brace yourself for this fact: a mere 13 percent of employees feel engaged by their jobs. That’s right, thirteen percent. This means that 87 percent (i.e., almost all) employees are disengaged at work. This statistic should be a wake-up call to company leaders. It’s time to realize the importance of employee engagement and begin making efforts to engage workers before it’s too late. What is Employee Engagement? These days, there is plenty of talk about employee engagement. But, its definition remains fuzzy. Forbes contributor Susan Adams said that when employees are engaged at work, “they feel a sense of passion for their work, a deep connection to their employer, and they spend their days driving … Continue Reading »

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Online Learning Trends Enhancing Employee Productivity in 2017

  One industry that is constantly changing is online learning, also referred to as eLearning. This multi-million dollar industry is adaptable and relied upon by a variety of types of organizations including multinationals, nonprofits, businesses, healthcare systems, etc. New online learning trends consistently rear their heads. In fact, eLearning trends develop so quickly that it’s tough to keep up with them. Corporate Online Learning Trends Can Boost Employee Productivity  Each year brings a colorful array of online learning trends, especially in the corporate realm. 2017 has been no exception. Various eLearning trends have marked 2017 as one of the most influential and evolutionary years in the history of online learning. Online learning enthusiasts as well as corporate leaders are interested … Continue Reading »

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4 Reasons Why Mobile Learning is the Future

  Company decision makers and eLearning experts are finding that mobile learning is the future of L&D/corporate training. The question is “why?” Read on to find answers. 4 Reasons Why Mobile Learning is the Future of L&D/Corporate Training For multiple reasons, mobile learning is the future of L&D/corporate training. This is because mobile learning… Speeds training up – Today’s corporate leaders are interested in training their personnel in the shortest amount of time possible while still promoting knowledge retention. These leaders are discovering that mobile learning shortens the length of time it takes to thoroughly train an employee. Also, it quickens ongoing training, giving employees more time to work and generate income for businesses. A whitepaper created by Lynda stated, … Continue Reading »

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Is a Learning Management System Really Worth the Investment?

Is a learning management system, or an LMS, really worth the investment? This is a question many corporate leaders are asking themselves. A learning management system is a significant investment. Even an LMS that is economical can take a chunk out of a company’s budget. Most company decision makers don’t mind spending money on an LMS, but they want to be certain that they will receive a good return on their investment before they make a move. This is completely understandable. Why a Learning Management System is Worth the Investment A learning management system really is worth the investment. A lot of people agree. Nasdaq published an article mentioning a Zion Market Research report that revealed the value of the current LMS market. Nasdaq … Continue Reading »

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How Nonprofits Benefit from a Learning Management System

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  A wide variety of organizations can benefit from a learning management system (LMS). Nonprofits often experiences incredible growth when an LMS is implemented. If you are trying to get your nonprofit off the ground or would like to see goals reached and income increased, a learning management system may be your solution. AN LMS Lowers a Nonprofit Organization’s Bottom Line Many leaders of nonprofits have big dreams but little revenue. This is not always the case, but commonly is. Nonprofit leaders are well aware of this and make every effort to generate income and reduce expenses. Little do some of these individuals know that a learning management system reduces a nonprofit’s bottom line by lowering the cost of training. … Continue Reading »

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