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July 3rd: Cool Things You Can Do With a Learning Management System (That You Probably Haven’t Thought Of)

June 5, 2013 2 comments

I’ll be presenting a new Webinar for HR.com on July 3rd titled “Cool Things You Can Do With a Learning Management System (That You Probably Haven’t Thought Of).”

Description:

Learning management systems are designed to enrol learners into courses and learning events and track their progress. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Some systems have become so powerful and feature rich that they can be used to do much more, allowing you to leverage learning management system technology to meet other business needs.

Join me, Richard Nantel. VP, Enterprise Learning Solutions at Blatant Media, to examine:

  • How to use a learning management system as a communication platform
  • How to use a learning management system to manage contests
  • Using a learning management system as a curator to the Web’s best content
  • How to use a learning management system for team problem solving and collaboration
  • How to use a learning management system for document management
  • Using a learning management system as an intranet
  • How to use a learning management system to manage the onboarding of new employees
  • How to use surveys to gather information about your learners
  • How to use a learning management system for market research
  • And much, much more

This fast-paced presentation won’t bore you with a bunch of PowerPoint slides. Instead, we’ll focus on hands-on demonstrations of ways a learning management system can be used to do more than just deliver courses and track learner progress.

I hope you’ll join me and share your ideas.

Details and registration form are located here.

HR.com

Webinar: Strategies to Empower Learners Within a Learning Management System

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

I’ll be presenting a Webinar for HR.com on January 10th titled “Strategies to Empower Learners Within a Learning Management System.” This event will cover:

  • How to design curricula that give learners control over which learning events they select
  • How to use a learning management system as an on-ramp to the Web’s best content
  • How to allow learners to select their preferred learning modalities, whether self-paced courses, instructor-led events, or other
  • How to give learners the ability to record the learning events they engaged in outside of the learning management system
  • How the data collected through learner surveys can create a learner-driven environment
  • Launching collaborative activities from a learning management system
  • And much more

I hope you’ll join me and share your ideas.

Details and registration form are located here.

HR.com

Webinar: A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Learning Management System

I’ll be presenting a Webinar for HR.com on May 14th titled “A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Learning Management System.” This Webinar will focus on the following:

  • How to organize learners into groups
  • How to structure your content
  • How to create learning plans
  • How to provide learners with a way to select the types of learning events they prefer
  • Creating communication templates that reflect your organization’s culture
  • Defining administrators
  • How to create reports that give you and others the information they need

I hope you’ll join me and share your best practices.

Details and registration form are located here.

HR.com

Learning Management Practices that Sabotage Scalability

January 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Richard Nantel, Vice President, Enterprise Learning Solutions, Blatant Media | Absorb LMSOrganizations that move from managing training manually using spreadsheets or pen and paper to using a learning management system (LMS) invariably see improved efficiency and cost savings. Thrilled with the gains achieved, these organizations often stop short of any further optimization.

If the time needed to manage a specific learning program drops from 100 hours when managed manually to 25 hours managed using a learning management system, it’s a cause for celebration. Few people subsequently wonder “what can I do to further reduce the time and effort required to administer these types of learning initiatives?”

The result is that the organization rarely taps into the true power of their learning management system. Just as most of us use only a small subset of features found in office software suites, learning administrators work within their learning management system in inefficient ways that sabotage the scalability of their learning initiatives. Faced with the need to train a large number of learners in a short amount of time, they have no recourse than to add additional administrators.

So how do you know if you’re sabotaging the scalability of your learning initiative? Here are some red flags:

OVERALL:

  • Your processes are focused on individual learners rather than groups of learners
  • Courses are treated as discrete events, rather than part of learning plans

REGISTRATION:

  • You’re often registering individual learners manually

ENROLLMENT:

  • You’re manually enrolling learners into courses
  • When a learner completes a course, you need to manually enroll that learner into the next course
  • You’re enrolling learners into individual courses even when the course is part of a curriculum
  • Courses are treated as discrete objects rather than part of learning plans

COMMUNICATIONS:

  • You’re messaging individual learners one-by-one
  • You’re often using Outlook or other e-mail programs to communicate with learners
  • You’re sending out individual messages, instead of template-based e-mails

REPORTING:

  • You regularly need to repeat the same steps to create a meaningful report
  • You’re regularly creating reports and manually e-mailing them to people
  • Even though you’re using a LMS, you find yourself referring to reports you maintain outside of the system

CERTIFICATION:

  • You’re printing and mailing certificates
  • You’re manually keeping track of when individual certifications expire
  • You’re manually sending recertification reminders

NOTE: I’ll be providing a Webinar on this topic on Wednesday, January 18 at 2 pm ET as part of HR.com’s Technology Enabled Learning online conference.

How to Manage Large Scale Learning Initiatives Painlessly

This presentation will cover:

  • Why your learning initiative needs to be scalable
  • The costs of administering training
  • How to design a scalable learning initiative
  • Learning management practices that sabotage scalability
  • The most important LMS features to support large-scale learning programs

REGISTER HERE: How to Manage Large Scale Learning Initiatives Painlessly

How to Manage Large Scale Learning Initiatives Painlessly

This month, HR.com is hosting a two day virtual conference on the topic Technology Enabled Learning. On January 18th at 2 pm ET, I’ll be presenting a session titled “How to Manage Large Scale Learning Initiatives Painlessly.”

This Webinar will focus on the following:

  •  The importance of scalability in designing a learning initiative
  • How to design a scalable learning initiative
  • What are the key learning management system features required to administer large-scale learning initiatives efficiently

Details and registration form are located here.

HR.com