LCMS and LMS

Many organizations looking to add more e-learning elements to their company training programs get stuck choosing between two similar-sounding, but ultimately different, systems: Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS). There are a number of similarities between the two, and recently many software packages have blurred the differences between them. However, there are

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What Is Blended Learning?

Blended learning is a term increasingly used to describe the way e-learning is being combined with traditional classroom methods and independent study to create a new, hybrid teaching methodology. It represents a much greater change in basic technique than simply adding computers to classrooms; it represents, in many cases, a fundamental change in the way

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Online Testing in the Workplace

Testing employees on their comprehension of online training and e-learning materials is often thought of as something of a necessary evil. I mean, nobody especially likes taking a test, right? But by spending a little extra time thinking about why and how they’re designing a pre- or post-training quiz, designers can transform what was once

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What Is Blended Learning?

Blended learning is a term increasingly used to describe the way e-learning is being combined with traditional classroom methods and independent study to create a new, hybrid teaching methodology. It represents a much greater change in basic technique than simply adding computers to classrooms; it represents, in many cases, a fundamental change in the way

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How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. It’s also a phrase that is on the verge of being completely perverted by the same community. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big believer in the natural learning that occurs through social interactions. I also think it’s wonderful that

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INFOGRAPHIC: How To Smarten Up Sexual Harassment Training

Sexual harassment is no laughing matter — yet many companies roll out online training courses, videos workshops, and other materials that can feel more like awkward parodies than valuable resources. How can you make sure that your training program explains sexual harassment without giving everyone a case of the giggles? Here are some guidelines to

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