simplifying workplace learning strategy

Learning Strategy: It’s Complicated. Or Not So Much.

By guest experts, Ajay Pangarkar, CTDP, CPA, CMA, and Teresa Kirkwood, CTDP Recently, we were talking about training and development practices with an industry colleague. Suddenly, she paused and asked, “Why is workplace learning so complicated? Isn’t it simply about improving employee performance?” She has a point. Successful workplace learning is notoriously difficult to achieve.…

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Sales Enablement: What’s Your Technology Edge?

By Caleb Johnson, Director of Strategic Accounts, Expertus So Many Opportunities, So Little Time For sales professionals, today’s dynamic business environment can be exhilarating. New tools and social channels are opening doors to an endless stream of prospects. But this abundance of information and interaction also has its dark side. Sales productivity plummets when reps…

Image: The yellow brick road LMS usability is more than dazzling visual design and demos

Evaluating LMS Usability: Beyond a Dazzling Demo

By Kathleen Waid, Senior Director of Client Services, Expertus Have you ever been spellbound by a jaw-dropping software demonstration? Guided tours of new technology sometimes seem like pure magic. So why does the magic often fade when we fire-up that software back at the office? Poor usability is likely to blame. Lack of attention to…

Align T+D with performance needs

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…

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…

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…

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…