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top ideasIt’s not fair to be born in the 70s! I am appalled at the vivid images beeping into life on my computer screen. How did they make Foramen Magnum and its viscera look so simple? How is it possible to show detailed striations of the Nasalis and the venous drainage through the Maxilla. I am disgusted! E-Learning has made medical study seem so simple. How? One simple answer: no more imagination. Read more »

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One of the most important tools that you have at your disposal as an instructional designer or eLearning developer is user feedback. With learner feedback, you gain the ability to fine tune your courses and online training modules, so that you can provide the most effective (and most engaging) learning experience possible. The question is…which tools will enable you to gather this all important user data in online training platforms?

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talentlms_blog_optionsIt’s a common misconception that learning management systems are intended solely for organizations with a large staff and even larger budgets. However, in all actuality, small businesses are among those who can benefit the most from an LMS. With the aid of a learning management system, organizations gain the ability to achieve effective employee training and development without spending a fortune.
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reflections on company performanceA recent article in E-Learning Solutions Magazine caught my attention:

“We spend a lot of time in this business talking about how to do things: build it, program it, deliver it, launch it, or sell it. We dont spend much thinking about what to do after weve actually done it. Consider investing more time in working toward improving in the future, reconciling your walk with your talk, and building your role as practitioner in a professional pursuit.”

Reflections and lessons learned log is one of the best uses of an LMS in a company. It is also one of the most powerful forms of e-learning, especially when done collaboratively. The sweetest payoff from this deliberate disciplined effort is a greater ROI. Yes folks, reflections, logs and heuristics help drive sales in company. Here’s how a simple LMS and determination drive your sales. Read more »

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employee developmentIn an era where businesses are finding it exceedingly difficult to improve their bottom line, there is one key factor that can make a world of difference: employee training and development. It’s essential that employees have the knowledge, resources, and skill sets that are required to offer superior customer care and to produce quality products or services for your company. However, knowing just how to implement employee training can be challenging, especially if you have a limited budget.
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talentlms_blog_opportunitiesThe primary goal of any instructional designer is to create courses that not only deliver valuable information, but do so in such a way that the learner fully absorbs and retains that information. If you are creating courses that will be used in business or organizational settings, utilizing an LMS for performance support can allow you to achieve this, and offer learners the opportunity to build upon their skill sets and knowledge base quickly and conveniently.

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How to market your lms coursesMore often than not, organisations spend countless hours developing LMS courses and creating content geared toward employee training and development. However, if these companies aren’t focusing on an effective marketing strategy to generate excitement for their new learning management system, chances are that all of the resources they’ve allocated (i.e. time and money) will have been been wasted. Read more »

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teacher motivatesIn an attempt to discover a concrete taxonomy on e-learning models I found that no such model exists. Rather, e-learning models evolve with time and any inferences to a model as “traditional” or “benchmarked” is incorrect. This is due to the dynamic nature of e-learning technologies, people, places, protocols and knowledge participating in a learning management system. How does one create a Learning Organization using e-learning tools in a learning management system? Read more »

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e-commerce changesA lot has changed in e-learning with the use of Web 2.0 and later Web 3.0 technologies. Technology and human-cognition patterns are married together to create improved learning experiences. We have inevitably stepped into the knowledge management era with e-learning. How did we achieve this phase? By enabling small and medium sized companies to keep abreast with latest in technology; both learning and performance technologies. Read more »

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Content reusabilityThe moment one feels their learning is complete, they cease to grow. Uncovering secrets of the universe has been a passionate undertaking of man since the beginning of time. The medium of discovery and its dissemination changed, but the quest was always the same: know more and grow more. E-Learning is the latest medium to create, distribute and acquire knowledge.
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