As an organization, you need to constantly innovate and develop new products to keep yourself up to date with market demands. This naturally necessitates training your sales force on new products as and when they are launched. You can no longer wait for annual sales meets or formal product launches to train your sales force. The answer lies in using online product training and developing courses you need, using any of the several rapid authoring tools available in the market. However, on what basis do you choose the right authoring tool that caters to your specific requirement? Here is a quick checklist to help you take the right decision.
There are hundreds of e-learning authoring tools available in the market today. So purchasing an authoring tool software for your elearning course development is not a small task. In this blog I would like to share with you my opinions on the things which need to be considered before purchasing an authoring tool.
Learning Management System ensures that everyone in the organization gets quick access to e-learning and manages training in a cost effective and uncomplicated manner. To set up the Learning Management System, the organization needs to be specific about the training and learning needs of their employees. While setting up the LMS, the administrator needs to think from an end user’s point of view. This implies that the LMS setup must be done such a manner that users can access what they want quickly and easily and receive maximum benefit from it.
What happens when organizations go for a new LMS setup? They adopt standard procedures to meet their training prerequisites which include configuring and customizing the LMS, transferring learning data and integrating LMS to other applications. Does the LMS set up process end with installation? Not really.
The learning and training needs are unique to every organization and so are their requirements from an LMS. Therefore, irrespective of whether you are opting for a commercial LMS or an Open Source LMS, you still have to get some amount of customization done. There is a popular perception that customization might be expensive when it comes to Open Source LMS. However, the same might be applicable even in case of proprietary LMS if there has not been clear scope agreement with LMS vendor before customization.
LMS administration service gives smooth functioning of Learning Management activities. LMS meets organization’s learning and training needs by automating and optimizing the administration activities. It can be done in two ways, In-House or Outsource.
If you are planning to develop an e-learning course which is well articulated and successful in accomplishing goals for your learners, then you need to consider the following checklist before you maneuver with the tools in developing the course.
In the world today, technological innovations are accelerating and one domain that has been a witness to this phenomenon is mobile technology. What started as just a communication device has now begun to perform a multitude of functions including learning. The percentage of learning using mobile-devices such as laptops, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry etc. has gone up enormously.
Plentiful Learning Management Systems are there in the market with numerous features to explore learning and training. What organizations are purchasing is “off the shelf” and comes with standard features and capabilities. But they generally do not meet all training and learning prerequisites of an organization. Organizations will opt for customization of LMS, when something that they found missing in their current LMS. Tailoring of LMS or e-Learning platform is essential to meet organization’s requirements.
HTML5 is a buzz these days that is heard by every L & D manager. It is the talking point at every conference and in almost every blog, thanks to its ability to transform e-learning, especially in the context of mobile learning.