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….
The ways of Training and Learning in the corporate space are changing. With the advent of technology-enabled learning, corporate trainers are exploring newer ways of reaching out to learners. From a very ‘course-centric’ focus, trainers are now leaning towards ‘learner-centric’ models which require learners to take a more active role in their own learning.. One such learner-centric model being talked….
In organizations, training is a constant activity. And with more and more organizations adopting online training, the reach and availability of training is increasing manifold. But what about its effectiveness – Can that be measured or quantified? There are many ways to ascertain the effectiveness of online training across an organization. In most cases, choosing just one way might not….
With the advent of globalization, the world is becoming a smaller place and this phenomenon heralds with itself a tremendous shift in the Workplace. Along with a number of other ramifications, this shift brings with itself the need for ‘lifetime learning’. Pat Brogan’s paper on ‘Using the Web to train Knowledge workers’ brings out the importance of this need and….
Because it’s all about money, and desire to make one’s life simpler! Please allow me to explain. This is what organizations want from the training function – Provide on-demand training where need is primarily generated by the user Provide training to bridge identified gaps Provide some mandatory training driven by organization’s growth requirements Provide compliance related training Now if the….
Mobile learning is heralded as the next big step in e-learning and developers across the industry are working on better solutions for the ‘on-the-go’ learners. G-Cube recently released Wizdom LMS client for Android platform that promises to deliver structured learning through mobile devices. Built on the Android 2.2 (Froyo), Wizdom’s mobile client is ready to support courses rich in multimedia….
The Dilemma “Hey Rob! How’s my training shaping-up?” Mr. Morrison enquired in earnest. Mr. Morrison is one of the future-sighted training managers in an upcoming IT company. He is enthusiastic about e-Learning and is responsible for promoting, designing, and implementing the e-Learning initiative for his organization. “Very well Mr. Morrison. In fact, we are ahead of schedule. However, I called….
For most organizations, irrespective of their size, learning needs are continuously growing. In such a scenario, a robust Learning Management System (LMS) is an easy-sell! While that’s the easy part, implementing an LMS takes a lot of planning and careful execution. Client needs and expectations out of an LMS are different as there are various factors involved in a successful….
Internet has had a profound impact on the way we interact and work. It started of as a medium to exchange information between computers. With increasing network speeds and wider penetration of Internet, software providers started moving their applications to the Web, and started offering their software’s as a service (SaaS). Organizations or individuals could now use enterprise level software’s….
Mostly when one budgets for a learning management system (LMS), major emphasis is only given on LMS license cost and annual maintenance cost. However, there are many other factors, such as system software’s, server hardware, and other operating expenses etc that can have a huge impact on your total cost of ownership. Given below is table for calculating TCO for….