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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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The Top 2 Functions of a Learning Management System

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  If someone were to ask you to list the two primary functions of a learning management system, would you be able to fulfill their request? If not, don’t feel bad. There are few people who could list the key functions of a learning management system on the spot. More specifically, there are few people who know what a learning management system is and is designed to do. The good news is that anyone can learn what a learning management system is and what the main functions of a learning management system are in just a few minutes. What is a Learning Management System? Learning management systems are hot commodities in the corporate world. Most mid- to large-size companies use … Continue Reading »

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19 Learner Burdens

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  Thank you to our Guest Blogger spearhead eLearning Check you Spearhead eLearning for the guest post, go check out their online courses.  

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What the Corporate LMS Market Tells Us About the Future

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    The corporate LMS market tells us much about the future of online learning in the workplace. But, before we dive into this topic, let’s take a moment to ensure we are on the same page with our definitions of ‘LMS’ and ‘online learning’: LMS – ‘LMS’ stands for ‘learning management system’. A learning management system is a software application designed to deliver educational courses, as well as track, report, document, and administrate them. We love Business News Daily’s definition of ‘LMS’: “A learning management system is a powerful resource for employers focused on training and professional development, whether it’s for staffing agencies or extension schools or corporations. This powerful software combines database management with the digital framework for … Continue Reading »

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3 Benefits of a Learning Management System Demo

  Have you been thinking about trying a learning management system demo? If so, what’s holding you back? For many people, apprehension that the demo isn’t really free of charge or will interfere with current software prevents them from trying a learning management system demo. While this might be true of some demos, it isn’t true of all of them. Why Should You Invest in an LMS? Before we get into the benefits of a learning management system demo, let’s clarify why your company should invest in an LMS. In our opinion, as well as the opinion of many other LMS experts, an LMS can greatly enhance business and corporate culture. Additionally, it can transform employee training, streamlining it and … Continue Reading »

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Can an LMS Increase Mindfulness in the Workplace?

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If any place could use more mindfulness, it’s the workplace. The corporate world is loaded with stress, and company leaders are notorious for lacking work-life balance. In many cases, this isn’t their fault; keeping up with vital tasks consumes their time and spikes angst. Since work-life balance is, quite frankly, not an option for some people, what is their solution to stress in the workplace? It could be mindfulness. Mindfulness: the Key to Decreasing Stress One thing’s for sure: many employed people are stressed to the max on a daily basis. In fact, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s article STRESS…at work states, “One-fourth of employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives. Three-fourths of … Continue Reading »

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Why Online Learning is the Best Type of Learning for Employees

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Have you ever noticed how things are constantly being improved upon? Pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, technologies, companies, and entire cities seem to always in the process of changing for the better. Improvement initiatives are pushed forward by individuals who long to see processes become more efficient, procedures become more safe, and organizations become more effective. Something that many company decision makers consistently work to improve is employee training. They want to know what type of training employees respond best to so that it can be implemented as soon as possible. These company leaders should know that online learning is the best type of learning for employees. Why Online Learning is the Best Type of Learning for Employees Online learning, also known as … Continue Reading »

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