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DIY or Outsource? 5 Benefits of Cloud Based Moodle Hosting

Posted by Nimritta P. on Feb 27, 2015 7:00:00 AM

One of the major decisions organizations have to make when implementing an LMS is whether to go with DIY (do-it-yourself), or outsourced hosting. Cloud based software is an advanced form of hosting that incorporates greater support and service levels, and offloads the aforementioned duties to the managed hosting firm.

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Topics: cloud hosting

7 Tips for Your LMS RFP Selection Process, and Free RFP Template

Posted by Nimritta P. on Feb 23, 2015 12:21:51 PM

We know that with over 300 options to choose from, selecting an LMS can be a tad bit daunting. It's a timely process that requires a lot of deep thinking and hard work. To make things a little easier, we have compiled everything you need to know to select an LMS, with tips on the process of creating an RFP.

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Topics: lms market

6 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Moodle 2.8

Posted by SeanH on Feb 18, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Now that Moodle 2.8 is on its third minor release (Moodle 2.8.3)—we’ve had a solid quarter to review the features and see what’s jiving for our corporate, healthcare and education-based clients. Moodle 2.8 is hands-down the best version of Moodle yet and we couldn’t be more excited to share how you will benefit from the new and improved features. With Moodle 2.8, users are reaping the benefits of significant enhancements to gradebook, forums, analytics and the overall usability across all devices. Continue reading for the additional 6 features that have been approved by our team of Moodle developers.

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Topics: Moodle plugins, Moodle

5 Tips to Inspire and Engage Online Learners

Posted by Nimritta P. on Feb 17, 2015 11:15:00 AM

One of the major challenges LMS administrators often face with online learning  is keeping their learners inspired and engaged in their course work and we have some great advice on how to overcome this. Here are a few tips on how to keep online learners motivated:

 

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Topics: gamification in eLearning, eLearning tips

Mythbusters, the Blended Learning Edition

Posted by Nimritta P. on Feb 12, 2015 6:30:00 AM

 

Blended learning isn’t exactly new - different technologies have been slowly trickling their way into the classroom for many years now. Despite this, blended learning is often misunderstood. Here are a few common myths about blended learning we often hear:

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Topics: blended learning

How to Use the Face to Face Plugin for Blended Learning in Moodle

Posted by SeanH on Feb 10, 2015 3:28:03 PM

The Face-to-face plugin for Moodle makes it easy to incorporate blended learning into your eLearning courses. Today’s learners—whether in corporate or education institutions—desire the flexibility to learn in ways that resonate best. We frequently hear how older generations want face-to-face training and how younger generations want a combination of in-person and online. Blended learning makes this possible and it is extremely effective. In a study with over 30,000 students, blended learning allowed students to achieve 25% more than their non-blended learning counterparts.

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Topics: blended eLearning, Moodle, face-to-face training

Criteria for Evaluating Your LMS

Posted by Nimritta P. on Feb 3, 2015 4:50:00 PM

LMS_checklistShopping for an LMS is not easy. With over 600 options on the market, and so little time—how can you be sure that the product you’re allocating budget to will have everything you need? If only there was some sort of criteria… We have over 20 years of experience in training and learning, so we can shed some light on what to look for when shopping for an LMS that’s a right fit for your organization. 

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Topics: Learning Management System

A Clear Reporting and Analytics Gap in Learning and Education

Posted by Brent Harvey on Jan 30, 2015 12:10:43 PM

Yesterday marked an exciting day at Lambda as we finished our webinar on "Choosing the right Reporting Solution for Your LMS”.  Thank you to the hundreds of people who came to learn, engage and provide their feedback!

What became very apparent to us is that there is a clear gap and challenge when it comes to learning analytics and talent analytics. And understandbly so--the pressure in training and education to demonstrate the value of learning and development programs to c-suite executives is at an all time high. The need for executive level reporting is a huge challenge when it comes to getting the right data in a timely fashion and we feel your pain. Along with this, we heard the need for:

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Topics: video and learning analytics, predictive analytics, learning analytics, Talent Management, Talent Management System, talent analytics, lms reporting

2015's Top 10 Trends in HR, Talent and Learning Strategies—Part 2

Posted by SeanH on Jan 28, 2015 12:33:00 PM

Last week we summarized the top 5 trends in talent, HR and workplace learning strategies from Bersin by Deloitte’s 11th annual predications report. Today we summarize the final five for you in the article below. Continue reading to see what else will be trending this year in the wonderful world of work. Or rather, of roughly the 30% of you who are actively engaged at work, the wonderful world of play!

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Topics: cloud based talent management, Performance Management, Talent Management System, HR, talent management sysyem, HR trends, cloud based learning management, human resources, talent aquisition

2015's Top 10 Trends in HR, Talent and Learning Strategies—Part 1

Posted by SeanH on Jan 19, 2015 8:46:00 AM

If you share our enthusiasm for the quickly changing work world, you will be keen to learn the trends this year in corporate HR, talent management and learning. This is the 11th year that Bersin by Deloitte has published their annual report and we couldn’t be more excited to summarize their insights for you. As the global economy continues to recover, technology continues to change and demographics continue to shift, Josh Bersin, Founder of Bersin by Deloitte, sheds light on the factors that will redefine the nature of work this year.  

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Topics: cloud based talent management, corporate training, Performance Management, Talent Management, Learning Management System, LMS, Talent Management System, HR, Director, HR trends, human resources, talent aquisition

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