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Ditch Learning ROI: Build a Better Business Case

By guest experts, Ajay Pangarkar, CTDP, CPA, CMA, and Teresa Kirkwood, CTDP Competent business leaders recognize the importance of maximizing organizational resources — especially the value of their workforce. Making the most of available talent is essential to meet market expectations and sustain a competitive advantage, particularly in today’s uncertain economic climate. But people are…

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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…

Sucess factors of blended learning in an LMS

Blended Learning: Does Your LMS Make The Grade?

6 Success Factors for a “Blended Friendly” LMS By Caleb Johnson, Director of Strategic Accounts, Expertus Blended learning. Integrated learning. Hybrid learning. Flipped classroom. Whatever term you prefer — the idea of mixed learning modes appeals to training practitioners. There’s good reason for enthusiasm. Educational experiences that incorporate both synchronous and asynchronous elements can be…

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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…

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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…

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How To Drive Revenue From Your LMS

4 Ways a Next-Generation Learning Platform Pays By Pierre Kergall, Business Development Director/Europe, Expertus People say training is a cost center, right? Well, that’s wrong. Many successful companies rely on training to generate revenue streams — and a cloud-based learning management system makes that goal much easier to achieve. Here are four examples: 1) Sales…

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Is It Time For a Vacation From LMS Complexity?

By Caleb Johnson, Director of Strategic Accounts, Expertus “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” -Earl Jones Are you struggling with information overload? Then perhaps you’re considering an “unplugged” or “tech-free” vacation. This latest tourism trend is rapidly gaining popularity. Essentially, people pay a lot of…

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The Business Value Of Channel Education

Lessons from Excellent Partner Programs By Gordon Johnson, VP Marketing, Expertus At many companies, channel performance is essential for overall business success. It makes sense to invest in strong partner education programs — assuming that the more product knowledge and competence resellers acquire, the better they’ll perform and the more loyal they’ll be. But how…