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Online learning & teaching activities TalentLMS blogHere at Epignosis, the company behind TalentLMS, we view the Cloud as one of the pillars of modern computing in general and educational technology in particular, both now and for the foreseeable future. Until direct to brain interfaces become popular and training material is directly implanted into our memories, that is.

Cloud computing remains a mystery for many enterprise departments and businesses, and there are plenty of myths built up around deploying and running applications on it.

Let’s wear our myth-busters suits, and clean up those myths once and for all.

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Online learning & teaching activities TalentLMS blogOnline learning is seldom complete without reinforceming activities which provide evidence that learning did take place. When designing any online activity with social media as an engagement strategy, the instructor must bear in mind Bloom’s Taxonomy (Sylvia, 2014).

In higher education and the corporate training environment, the focus is more on application and synthesis, as opposed to recalling activities. To improve the chances of transfer, activities that encourage deep reflection, retrospection, insight and community collaboration of ideas are highly recommended (Colley et.al, 2012).

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Metacognition talentlms blogMetacognition is not as techy as it sounds.

In fact, it has everything to do with the non-technical elements in eLearning. Metacognition is the knowledge about one’s own learning.

It is the self-criticism that comes with conflict and argument. It is the evaluation and filtering out of old and new knowledge, measuring it with relevancy and accuracy and then internalizing it. It is also all about understanding how to learn effectively, in a limited amount of time, using strategies that are corrected over time.

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Avoid drop outs elearning courses logoIsn’t it amazing, the expectations we have from our hard work?

In our case, a complete eLearning course that (apparently) does not lack any feature to entice and retain a learner. Unfortunately, and we hate to break it to you, many of the eLearning courses fail to create loyal learners and dedicated followers in the course learning communities.

What starts out as an enthusiastic beginning, soon faces a dramatic decline. There is an alarming rise in dropout statistics. In this article, we will investigate why and how we can avoid the common pitfalls.

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talentlms_blog_thumbsThe world would have been perfect (near perfect) if learners would soak in knowledge and make a difference in the world around them. Indeed, we do have such learners, who actively seek online events, never miss an online activity, participate aggressively in collaborations and hand in A grade assessments.

These learners have the innate ability to convert knowledge into performance and hone their personal lives at the same time. They are a true inspiration in the learning community. Unfortunately, they are far and few in numbers.

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talentlms_blog_thumbsEvolution, isn’t it great?It turns primordial soup into living organisms and monkeys into humans. It also turns the cute little TalentLMS of 2012 to the full fledged LMS force to be reckoned with that it is today.

While competitive products have gone the way of the dinosaur, TalentLMS adapted and evolved, in a “survival of the fittest” scenario that would have made Darwin proud. Only in our case it’s more because of “Intelligent Design”.

Check out our latest “Evolution of TalentLMS” infographic, celebrating three years (and lots of releases) of TalentLMS evolution.

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The new workforce has arrived; meet the Millennials, who were born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, during technological change and globalization, and, as the largest generation in the world history, have already shown a sample of their huge impact on the global economy.

The Millennials, or Generation Y, are the first generation of digital natives; they are passionate and unconventional, and their life priorities, work preferences, and set of behaviors are different from their parents’.

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talentlms_blog_thumbsThe National Health System (NHS) of United Kingdom is, according to BBC, the 4th largest employer in the world, behind United States Department of Defence, People’s Liberation Army (Chinese Army) and Walmart.

It employees 1.4 million staff and almost every single one of them gets chills at the sound of those four words: statutory and mandatory training.

Most of the “Stat&Mand” courses are available to the whole NHS for free, unless an organization opts to create its own content or acquire a learning package from an external provider.

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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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