Choosing and selecting a learning management system can be a daunting task, especially when you take into account all the complex factors involved in a new LMS implementation. So where do you start and what must you consider before ever approaching a delivery partner?
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This is a guest post from Think North's Mat Aspinall. You can find the original post here.
Yesterday Facebook’s Oculus Rift headset went on sale for pre-orders – that means right now, for £499, you can buy a virtual reality (VR) headset, which will arrive on your doorstep in March. Very soon we’ll also see HTC’s Vive go on sale, and Sony’s Playstation VR shouldn’t be far behind.
Webanywhere has been a Totara partner since February 2011. With a global team providing learning solutions to clients in over 20 countries, they’re more than familiar with the challenges of making learning happen in the corporate space. We caught up with Conor Gilligan, Head of Division, Workplace Learning, to get personal, social and performance related...
Is it who you know or what you know? LinkedIn is aiming to own the answer to both. Earlier this month, LinkedIn.com aquiried Lynda.com, the video elearning content producer, for $1.5bn. Why and what does it mean for how learning will happen in your business? Is it a game changer or more of the same? We look at some of the potential outcomes and do a reality check.
Geoff Stead is one of those people that thinks deeply about learning and technology. I have followed him with interest since his days at CTAD in the late 1990s, as he has always had interesting ideas on the application of new technologies to learning. He is also someone that puts his ideas into practice. Geoff is now the Senior Director at Qualcomm leading on Mobile Learning developments and one of the leading thought leaders and innovators in the area. I caught up with him this week to talk about how mobile is transforming learning.
I find it very useful to get different perspectives on trends in the learning and technology market. Many of the key market reports tend to look at things from a US or UK perspective and I am always keen to get different perspectives, such as from Asia or Europe.
I was very lucky this week to catch up with Andy Wooler. Andy is the Academy technology Manager at Hitachi Data Systems and one of the most experienced people I know when it comes to learning management technology. I was keen to get Andy’s take on how learning technology is developing.
Andy is always looking outwards at new technologies and their potential application for learning. What I particularly like about Andy is that he cuts through the hype and has a good sense for what will really work inside large corporates. This is what he had to say about current trends.
You know how it goes. You meet that special someone. It’s all great in the beginning - then they turn out to be an artificial intelligence programmed to respond in a specific way. And worse, they think you’re the robotic one. Boy meets droid, you’ve heard it a thousand times.
Learning personalisation is a key trend as it delivers value for the learner and the organisation.
A key way to check if your learning program is effective is to check the learner’s understanding through a summative quiz or assessment.