A common issue organisations run into when they invest in a new LMS is a lack of user engagement. For many businesses, their LMS will be the most expensive part of their learning strategy, but just because you’ve spent the money, that doesn’t mean your job is done - in fact, far from it. A comprehensive launch and internal marketing strategy can spell the difference between LMS success and failure, so we’ve put together some ideas to help you make the most of your learning platform.
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With the recently implemented GDPR a hot topic, user data management is only set to become more important over the coming months and years. Users of systems both in and outside the workplace are becoming increasingly savvy, especially when it comes to their personal data, so whether GDPR applies to you or not, it is very possible that you will see an increase in the number of people wanting to know what personal data you store about them and how you use it.
“So, what does your company do then?”
We’ve all been there. You enter a huge industry exhibition with a specific objective from your boss, whether that’s ‘find three potential suppliers for X product’ or ‘find a company that will help us solve Y challenge’, or even ‘find out what the next big thing in our sector will be and how we can beat the rush’. But in reality, it’s much harder than simply turning up, having a few conversations and leaving with a perfect list of vendors and ideas to consider.
The tale of the now-extinct dodo is a sad one. Sadly, not all birds are made equal, and unable to fly, the tasty flightless bird was hunted to extinction. Much like the sad demise of the fateful dodo, not all learning management systems are made equal. If an LMS fails to evolve with the needs of a business and its learners, it will eventually become threatened. Unable to prove its worth in its natural business habitat, the budgetary predators will circle, and the learning platform's survival will be under threat. This is usually down to lack of use, poor user engagement, and poor user experience, as well as a lack of business impact or results.
With GDPR set to hit the EU on 25th May 2018, many organisations will be looking to upgrade their software (including their learning management systems) to ensure it supports GDPR compliance. But even if these new regulations don't affect you and your users, there are many reasons you may wish to upgrade your learning software.
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25th May 2018 for all EU countries, many software suppliers are releasing system updates in order to comply with the requirements.
Upgrading software can seem a daunting task and is often postponed by organisations, with the assumption that the process will be complicated, take an extended period of time, and involve a significant cost—not to mention potentially negatively affecting users.
If you read Meredith Henson's last post, 'An introduction to Open Badges', and you're ready and raring to go, check out this guide to getting started with Open Badges.
Open Badges are verifiable, digital awards, issued to individuals for learning or displaying skills or knowledge, or successfully undertaking a specific task or activity. Badges can also be issued for belonging to a certain group or sharing a common interest.
Badges are free to use and can be issued, earned and displayed across a range of different systems including learning management systems, portfolio and résumé applications, dedicated badging applications and social networks.
Good design is about much more than just a 'flavour', or the way something looks - it's about scientifically based principles based on, among other things, pedagogy, memory technology and brand building. In this post, we will explore five key design principles that inform the way brands design not just technology products and software, but everything else too.
In this blog post, HowToMoodle's Ian MacKinnon explores Certifications and the certification completion editor in Totara Learn, and how they can be used as great tools for training in your organisation. If you’re not using this functionality yet, read on to find out how they can add value. This post originally appeared on the HowToMoodle blog.