Benefits of the Cloud LMS – Is it the future of Learning Management Systems?

2014 LMS Trends Survey graph

Learning is crucial for corporations, who need to acquire newer skills and knowledge on a continuous basis. This has generated tremendous interest and adoption of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) among corporations over the last decade or so. However, the increasing use of LMS brought with it overheads in the implementation and maintenance of the new system. The amount of time….

My Own Online Content – MOOC Modified

collaborative-learning

So haven’t you heard of Indian Chinese cuisine? Or a Peppy Paneer Pizza or a McSpicy Aaloo Tikki! We Indians are into this uncanny habit of localizing everything to suit our palate. The world had dating websites, we made them matrimonial, the world had mobile phones, we invented the “missed call”, the world had fashion houses, we had neck-tie rentals….

Adaptive eLearning in Corporate Space – Opportunities and Challenges

corporate online learning

Adaptive elearning is getting hot in education domain. Knewton and Smart Sparrow are some of the many companies riding on this wave and are attracting good funding and growth. For the uninitiated – adaptive elearning is adapting the learning material as per learner’s progress and needs. Which in plain English translates into dynamic learning paths as per learner’s progress, presenting….

Not the learned, we need the Wise!

Cloud based learning

A wise old owl lived in an oak The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird? This was the rhyme my 7 year old kid recited to me a few days ago. The conversation leading to this was quite curious. Son:     Dad,….

5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning

Technology enable e-learning

Developments in information technology affect every nook and corner of the business world – creating leading trends that dictate business discourse and atmosphere. Every advancement – in terms of new software, increased processing speed, greater storage capacity, and so on – enables corporate employees to heighten their work experiences. These IT-enabled business trends also affect learner preferences for ways to….

Avoiding Information Overload in Online Learning Environments: An e-learning perspective

online learning

The effectiveness and impact of technology-aided learning in the corporate sector is unquestionable. With the aid of technology, training and learning has become more accessible to a wider spread of corporate learners, no matter where they are located across the globe. But the impact of this powerful medium is often diminished by information overload. To avoid this extraneous cognitive load,….

Taming the social learning ‘beast’ for organizational learning

organizational learning

Continual training provides many benefits in a work environment where the shelf life of skills and knowledge is getting shorter. Much of the learning in the workplace is now becoming learner-driven – a perfect setting for social and collaborative learning. With a little structure, social learning can be a huge success for organizational learning. How to drive Social Learning strategy….

Implementation of LMS in a large organization: Critical factors for acceptance

Factors for LMS acceptance

Most organizations that are serious about training and learning are also serious about Learning Management System. While initially, LMS were put up in place to deliver selected online courses, the trend now is to create a common consolidated platform to manage all training and learning initiatives across an organization. For a large organization, the learning management system manages, delivers and….

The role of Mentor in e-Learning: Adding the Human Touch

role of Mentor in e-Learning

The traditional meaning of ‘Mentor’ is one who offers support and direction. In the corporate scenario, mentoring is an established way of transferring knowledge, developing skills and fostering confidence. In an ideal world, learners can benefit the most out of regular interactions with mentors and gain professional insights to do their jobs well. But keeping the increasing number of learners,….

Inculcating learning culture in the organization – Who’s Baby: Business Honchos or L&D?

Learning Solutions

One of my recent discussions with a business leader triggered a debate – Is it the individual employee’s responsibility to develop his or her talent? Or is it the organization’s responsibility to nurture the hidden potential of its employees by providing external training, if necessary, to educate them and develop a culture of learning within the organization. This dilemma made….

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