Social learning’s not new - there’s always been a water cooler and ways to collaborate in learning. But technology has breathed new life into social learning. Ahead of our new series of Guides on social learning, we look at four habits that you and your colleagues should form in this social age.
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Implementing an LMS? It's always best to start with the end in mind and work backwards. Dr Tammy Stephens of eClass4learning explains why, and shares 3 steps that you can take to get to the right place with Totara LMS reports.
Start at the End
At eClass4learning we recommend starting with the end when planning your Totara LMS implementation. Think about the outcomes and outputs you want to see, and work backwards from there.
Sally-Ann Moore knows a thing or two about corporate learning. She was formerly Head of Training for Digital Europe and the VP at Global Knowledge Network, managing and delivering projects for over 2million e-learners. It was at Digital that she became an early adopter of elearning. More recently she is the founder of the number 1 elearning show in France
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 really like data, whilst I am interested in someone’s views I am particularly interested in evidence and insights based on data. Thus I was excited this week to catch up with Laura Overton. Laura is the MD at Towards Maturity and runs one of the largest corporate learning data collection projects. Over tea at the Institute of Directors she took me through the latest data and their findings on high impact learning departments.
Selecting an LMS for your business? Time to ask some questions. Let us help you get started…
Whether it’s your first LMS, or you’re replacing an older system, you need to be sure you’re asking the right questions. Before you ask vendors anything, you should ask yourself, and your stakeholders some questions to make sure you know what you need.
A lot of our clients ask if we’ve got a checklist of questions to ask to help assess what they need.
You may have read a lot about learning styles but what is your Big Bang Theory learning style? Take our quiz to find out.
Are you an experimenter like Leonard?
Do you dive in like Penny?
Do you observe and reflect like Raj?
Or do you like models, concepts and facts like Sheldon?
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.
If you were an academic institution, you might feel a little bit threatened. Over 60% of organisations now believe that the crown jewel of traditional educators - certifications and diplomas - is about to be dethroned by a new uprising: Digital Badges. That’s the finding of research by Extreme Networks on the current adoption of Digital Badges and prospects for the future.