5 Action Points to Make the Best of Your LMS

Organizations invest considerable money in setting up a learning management system (LMS). Courses are uploaded and over the years a huge repository of training material is stored on to the LMS. Does that ensure the success of the training program? Does merely having a huge repository of courses, on the LMS, ensure expected results? What can you do to ensure that you make the best of your learning management system?

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Building Communities of Practice for Collaborative Learning

The Institute of Alternative Futures (IAF) is an organization founded by Clement Bezold, Alvin Toffler and James Dator. It provides support and aid to organizations to create their preferred futures. The IAF conducted a survey on behalf of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) regarding collaborative learning communities and technical innovation networks. (Ref: http://www.altfutures.org). Based on its research it identified 5 drivers that make it important for organizations to consider including communities of practices, as a part of strategic framework. I tried to understand these five drivers in the context of Learning Management Systems in today’s corporate world. Here are some thoughts.

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Exclusive LMS for Sales Training

Sales people operate under tough conditions-chasing deadlines and time is usually a scare commodity for them. It is therefore, difficult to customize sales training that accommodates their working schedules and timelines.The difficulty is only compounded when you are a large organization, with geographically dispersed sales force. Given the scenario, a single platform to manage and monitor all the training needs, assign training programs and follow up on their completion, would be ideal.

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M-learning: An Enhancing Tool for E-learning

According to the International Telecommunications Union, global mobile cellular subscription is estimated to be around 5.9 billion in 2011 i.e. almost 87% of the world population! Mobile devices were never created for eLearning or mLearning. They were created as media devices. However, because of their ubiquitous presence and acceptance, they are increasingly being used for learning purposes.

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Outsourcing eLearning Courseware Development: A Good Solution

Outsourcing eLearning Courseware Development: A Good Solution

eLearning has become the accepted option for organizations, who wish to encourage learning and development among their employees. Some organizations develop training programs in house, with the available resources and use them to host the same on to the company intranet. It may be a quick-fix solution when you are hard pressed for time to have something running. However, in the long run, it is always advisable to have your customer courseware requirement outsourced. Let’s understand why.

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Manage Distributor & Reseller Training Outside Your Company’s Secure Servers

Manage Distributor & Reseller Training Outside Your Company's Secure Servers

Do you wish you could train the sales personnel of your distributors or resellers, as effectively as your employees? Wouldn’t it be great if they had as much access to eLearning programs as your employees, without gaining access to your company’s secure LMS? It is now possible to have effective online training programs for them, the same way as for your employees; by creating a separate LMS, exclusively for your resellers and distributors.

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