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8 Tips to Use Data Visualizations in Compliance Online Training

Posted by Christopher Pappas on Jun 23, 2017 10:33:53 AM

 Are your employees absorbing all the key facts and figures? In this article, I'll share 8 tips to use data visualizations to improve your compliance online training course.


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Topics: compliance, online training, data, learning analytics, corporate online training

Tips for Driving Learning Success with Moodle LMS Reporting

Posted by Stewart Rogers on Jun 19, 2017 3:40:44 PM


For many companies, LMS reporting is a black box of data that provides limited insight. It’s not that there isn’t any data, but accessing or using the data can be very challenging and frustrating.

Data-driven LMS reporting is a fundamental part of assessing the success of your online learning initiative. But without data-driven insights, you have no way of measuring learners’ success or improving your online learning programs—It’s like flying blind.

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Topics: Moodle eLearning, reporting, LMS, e-learning tools, lms reporting, Moodle Reporting

Top 9 Factors to Consider When Calculating Your LMS Budget

Posted by Christopher Pappas on Jun 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM


Learning Management Systems give you the ability to deploy online training on a massive scale. Every member of your organization can access the LMS platform to receive personalized online training resources, regardless of their goals or job responsibilities. But how much can you expect to pay for an effective Learning Management System? Here are the 9 important factors to keep in mind when calculating your LMS budget.

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Topics: LMS, eLearning, online learning, LMS Costs, learning budget

7 Tips To Get You Started with Your Moodle RFP

Posted by Nimritta P. on May 2, 2017 1:37:41 PM

Composing a Moodle RFP can be a daunting task—with so many vendors in the market, where do you begin? To make things a little easier, we have compiled some quick tips to get you started. These are designed to help you build a foundation for creating your RFP.

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Topics: Moodle LMS, lms market, eLearning, learning management software, online learning, how to Moodle, rfp

Seeking LMS Reporting and Analytics? A Solution Checklist

Posted by Nimritta P. on Apr 21, 2017 4:34:37 PM

LMS Reporting for open source learning is one of the top pain points among Moodle and Totara  users. Moodle reporting needs are often complex, and they only increase over time (as programs grow, and organizations expand). Unfortunately, many of the LMS reporting and analytics solutions that are available simply do not have the capacity to provide what users need. This can make shopping for a LMS reporting solution a lengthy process, with limited success. We have compiled an easy checklist to help you select a robust solution, perfect for your LMS reporting needs. 

We also held a webinar on Selecting the Right LMS Reporting Tool for your learning management system, where we go over some tips for the evaluation process.

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Topics: education technology, learning analytics, reporting, Totara LMS, lms reporting

The Costs Associated with an Open Source LMS

Posted by Nimritta P. on Apr 13, 2017 9:45:04 AM

The iceberg analogy is one we use often when discussing implementations. Buyers spend a great deal of time looking for the LMS features that they want, but rarely stop to think about the aspects under the surface - like training, or support. These “hidden” aspects are important to consider, and to know upfront when assessing a potential LMS, because they give you an understanding of where your money is going.

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Topics: Open source, open source LMS, online education costs

The Learning Analytics Revolution

Posted by Nimritta P. on Apr 5, 2017 10:20:00 AM

How would you go about completely transforming the world of education as we know it, by (literally, and figuratively) tearing down classroom walls, encouraging educators to quit the in-class lecture-style teaching methods they're used to, and have them assist online learning without causing an outrage? Show them the learning data that proves how well it works. 

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Topics: education technology, student centered learning, analyzing education trends, learning analytics Moodle, learning analytics, eLearning, computer assisted learning, personalized learning, education technologies, lms reporting

How to Compare the Costs of a LMS & Face-to Face Learning

Posted by Nimritta P. on Feb 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

If you’re considering adopting a LMS (or you’re in the process of implementing one), you’re going to need to formulate a business case for the learning technology. One of the easiest way to do this is explore the cost differences between LMS learning, and your current method of learning, whether it’s face-to-face, webinar training, or through a proprietary LMS.

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Topics: ROI, reduce cost, LMS ROI, cost savings

Criteria for Evaluating Your LMS

Posted by Nimritta P. on Feb 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM

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

5 Steps to a Data-Driven Approach to Learning

Posted by Stewart Rogers on Feb 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

“A data driven approach is used to optimize how your organization manages and deployes learning and development to support the execution of your business strategy” (Chief Learning Officer 2015). In our experience, most organizations understand the value of data, and are trying to use data to tune their operations. The challenge is rooted in a simple question: Where do you start?

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Topics: data, learning analytics, lms reporting

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