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talentlms_blog_thumbsImplementing an LMS in an organization is a difficult task per se. Implementing an LMS, though, in an organization with tens of different position titles, various training needs and 24/7 shift patterns is a great challenge that needs to be addressed thoroughly.

In this post we will look at 5 tips that every Learning & Development team should take into consideration prior to introducing an LMS.

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talentlms_blog_thumbsIf there is one dimension that needs careful planning when designing an online learning program or a course, this is the culture and language diversity. This holds especially true for courses that are expected to be accessed by international learners. Global migration has become an increasingly common phenomenon.

This implies that many countries have a substantial population of immigrants or expatriates who have unique traditions, ethnicity, religions and cultures. While they all may speak the commonly spoken English language, they may decipher certain phrases and concepts differently.

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talentlms_blog_thumbsDespite the best laid plans, the loudest bells and whistles and the loftiest experts in your learning network, learners might enroll only to drop after the first two weeks. There is nothing more heartbreaking than to see the dropout rates of a seemingly perfect course rise above the horizon.

In this article, we will uncover the “why” behind the drop-outs and the “how” to stall them to a complete stop.

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While everyone tries to overcome the shock from the fifth season’s finale (no spoilers here), we thought it would be a fun summer post to write about Game of Thrones’s (GoT) lessons as they apply to eLearning.

If you wonder how an epic story set in a magical medieval kingdom has any relevance to eLearning, you’re overlooking two things. First, wisdom is wisdom, and the older and more dramatically it is conveyed, the better. Second, we’re not afraid of over-stretching any analogies we draw from GoT so that they fit in an eLearning context.

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talentlms_blog_thumbseLearning is easy. Anyone can do it. Just slap some content together and post it on an LMS.

Engaging eLearning on the other hand, eLearning that makes the audience actively participate and pay attention, is an art all of its own.

In our brand new infographic we’ll have a look at the rules for creating engaging eLearning content (or all kinds of engaging content for that matter).

So, what are you waiting for? Engage!

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talentlms_blog_thumbsWhen learners interact in an online course, active learning takes place. Reading lines and lines of text, is on the contrary, passive learning. This type of learning is often hard to recall and even harder to evaluate.

In an organization or higher education, when efficient performance depends on learning, the eLearning design becomes critical. eLearning interactivity is the actual “thought process interchange” between learners and eLearning tools through which engagement and active learning takes place.

Integrating interactions in the content is the key step in the eLearning design process. Read more »

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talentlms_blog_thumbsAssessment planning is the key to developing meaningful eLearning courses. The need for an eLearning course is defined by the gap in performance or the need for measurement of the learning progress. Without assessments, both learners and mentors might as well pretend they are reading a monotonous story with a “tapered off” ending!

How do we gauge learning? How do we predict readiness for a performance activity?

Think about your course learning objectives. Make sure they are aligned with your organizations learning needs.

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talentlms_blog_thumbsParents have Facebook to post photos of their kids. Fans have Twitter to get their daily gossip. Teenagers have SnapChat to exchange self-destructing instant messages.

Enterprises and professionals have blogs. A good blog can be a window to a whole industry, and the eLearning industry is no exception.

The key word here is “good” ― and in being able to separate the signal from the noise. This is where we come in, to hand you our definitive list of the top 10 eLearning bloggers for 2015.

Happy reading!

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talentlms_blog_thumbsWhat happens when you have a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and an Instructional Designer (or an eLearning program developer) in one room?

You have a creative meeting that ends with a specific outline for the course, complete with interactivity nodes highlighted. And of course, a very confident instructional designer who knows the program would sell before it hit the shelves!!

This is because the material is both learner and organization centered, stemming from core objectives.

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