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There is a variety of cost savings when moving training to online environments, and the largest may be assessment of learning. Having quizzes that automatically grade and record the learners’ answers and outcome saves time – and saves money. The quizzing functionality in both Moodle and Totara are incredibly powerful. Here are some key points […]

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Rote learning–using a mechanical or habitual repetition of something to be learned–is dead. Gamification is the new star in training. The business world is convinced: a 2011 Gartner report suggested 70% of Global 2000 organizations would be using gamified applications by this year. We’re in a new era of play-based training—fun, video-game inspired learning that […]

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Retail environments are tough training ground for employees. Point of sale (POS) systems are complex, difficult to learn and constantly changing. Yet it cannot be ignored; training on a POS system is critical. It’s one thing to have technology challenges in the workplace but quite another to have your system give you trouble when there are six […]

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Scenario: Administrators at a large social services agency were manually inputting course requests into a spreadsheet system. Because requests to take courses need supervisory approval, the turnaround time for registration was slow – sometimes so slow that the course was over by the time the registration was processed. There were so many ways we knew […]

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We could go on about the benefits of an online training program (ok, yes we know, we have done so at length). Nothing, however, speaks as loudly to business owners and senior executives than the bottom line. Return on Investment (ROI) data is compelling. We get that, because we’re in business too. Training and ROI We […]

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In Q1 2014 we ran a webinar called How to Improve Employee Performance and Engagement. During the live session (which we recorded), we asked attendees two questions: Rate the level of employee engagement at your organization The majority (66%) said employees at their organization were “engaged”, and the dominant reason was “professional development” (66%) followed […]

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Did you know, the learning tool interoperability (LTI) standard means extensions and integrations with third-party software built for your LMS can be used with almost any LMS? LTI-compliant systems include Totara LMS for Corporate, Sakai, to name a couple—along with most K-12 and post secondary-focused LMS’s. Interestingly, many of the big, proprietary corporate-training LMS’s are not LTI-compliant. […]

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Are you using an Open Talent Platform to onboard new employees yet? If not, give it some serious thought. Onboarding is increasingly being identified as a critical component of strong attraction and retention programs. The first days an employee spends with you can be risky business and many companies don’t get it right.  And getting it right from the […]

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Today’s Chief Learning Officer (CLO), needs to be a blend of CLO and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Some have suggested  a  new “Chief Learning Architect” title, but is that really all that different from the old model of CLO? Maybe. The danger is in tilting too close to the technology side and forgetting the organizational development roots of […]

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If your company operates in an environment of constant change, how can your training program possibly keep your workers up to date all the time? It can’t. Training programs are definitely valuable to making the most of human capital. They’re also—no shocker here—costly to maintain, and limited in their agility when it comes to keeping pace […]

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