Blended learning for adopting new LMS

LMS Adoption: How to Win Champions for New Learning Technology

By guest expert, Lea-Ann W. Berst Innovative companies often seek competitive advantage by empowering their people with knowledge. And learning initiatives that blend formal, informal and collaborative elements can be very effective at achieving that goal. But convincing people to learn and collaborate isn’t always easy — especially when new technology is being introduced. That’s when…

Learning management system built to support social learning

LMS Renovation: Learning From Reality TV

By Kathleen Waid, Senior Director of Client Services, Expertus If you’re into reality TV, you’ve probably noticed a surge in home renovation shows. The details vary, but the premise is the same. If you want today’s version of a dream house — open floor plan, hardwood floors, chef-grade appliances, master bedroom “retreat” — you can…

Meercat onboarding program in social learning environment

Onboarding: It Takes a Learning Village

By guest expert, Nancy Rubin, Ph.D. Welcome To The Hood You just hired a promising new employee. She starts next Monday. Is your organization prepared for the challenge? You have a folder of HR documentation to pass along. You’ve invited department employees to drop by for a “meet-and-greet” coffee break that morning. You’re all set,…

Colorful next-gen learning management system

ASTD: LMS Solutions and Shiny Stuff

By Gordon Johnson, VP Marketing, Expertus The moment has arrived! Excitement is in the air, as the learning and development community comes together for the biggest meet-up of the year — ASTD International Conference and Expo (aka ICE), this week in Washington, D.C. ASTD Exhibitor: To Be, Or Not To Be? industry reunions like this…

Apple from a learning management system user

Choosing LMS Features: Why Less Is More

By Kathleen Waid, Senior Director of Client Services, Expertus The Vision Marcia Conner is a well-known expert in workplace learning and innovation. Several years ago, she outlined a next-generation software design philosophy that every LMS vendor would be wise to embrace: “…Alan Perlis once wrote, ‘Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.’ In software…