Jennifer Simpkins

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Courseware: Custom Built or Off-The-Shelf?

Posted by Jennifer Simpkins on Apr 1, 2019 10:29:49 AM

If your organization has recently obtained a learning management system (LMS), or about to, there is no doubt you are thinking a lot about how you are going to obtain all your courses. One crucial decision is deciding between custom built or purchasing off-the-shelf courseware.. Reviewing the pros and cons of each will help you decide which option is the best fit for your business.

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Tags: Blended Learning, eLearning, Content,, Custom Courseware

That's A Wrap!

Posted by Jennifer Simpkins on Dec 27, 2018 9:50:43 AM

That’s a wrap!

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Tags: Uncategorized

New Employee Orientation

Posted by Jennifer Simpkins on Dec 3, 2018 1:51:43 PM

You hired a new employee, they are excited to start their new job, they show up their first day….now what? The first day on a new job is hard enough but before your new employee can get to work, they have important matters to take care of first. The sooner your new employee can complete their onboarding and other orientation activities, the sooner they can start being productive. Whether your new employee orientation involves videos, an interactive employee handbook, or an overview of your benefits package, an LMS can help you help your new employees feel right at home in your organization.

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Tags: Blended Learning, Corporate Training, LMS Features, eLearning Best Practices

How Can A Learning Management System Help With Compliance And Regulatory Training?

Posted by Jennifer Simpkins on Nov 12, 2018 1:56:39 PM

 

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Tags: eLearning, LMS Features, eLearning Best Practices

Successful Employee Development Using an LMS

Posted by Jennifer Simpkins on Oct 9, 2018 11:00:10 AM

Employees are your organizations greatest asset and successful employees are happy employees. A good training and development plan will help energize your company and facilitate greater employee development.  The benefits of a good employee training and development plan include; greater productivity, better employee engagement and the enhancement of employee talent. An LMS can enable you to facilitate professional and successful employee development through learning automation, social learning, mentoring, tracking and reporting, and natural mobility, here’s how.

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Tags: Blended Learning, eLearning, LMS Features

Instructor Led Training and Your LMS

Posted by Jennifer Simpkins on Aug 22, 2018 4:37:32 PM

In today’s technology driven world, Instructor Led Training (ILT) or classroom training can play a very important role in your training program because of the many benefits it can bring to the table. ILT provides social interaction, collaborative learning, focus to learning, makes it simpler to teach complex topics, and it is adaptable. Whether you are strictly training in the classroom or combining your ILT with eLearning for a blended learning environment an LMS can be the key to achieving your training goals.  So, what are the benefits of Instructor Led Training and how can ILT be integrated into your existing LMS? Let’s find out…

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Tags: Blended Learning, eLearning

On-The-Job Training

Posted by Jennifer Simpkins on Jul 16, 2018 11:46:48 AM

On-the-job training (OJT) is a very effective and necessary technique for the teaching of new skills that require in-person demonstrations and feedback. For some hands-on skills, there is no substitute to this type of one-on-one live experience. Beyond being a good teaching technique, it also allows the learner to demonstrate competence and may be the only real way you can properly evaluate a learner’s mastery of the skills/techniques being taught.

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Tags: eLearning, Corporate Training, LMS Features

Compliance Training for a Safe Working Environment

Posted by Jennifer Simpkins on Jun 11, 2018 5:05:08 PM

Harassment and discrimination within the workplace is an issue that is still unfortunately prevalent today. Workplace bullying due to the one’s gender, race, religion, and/or sexual orientation is an unacceptable behavior that can cost a business it’s productivity, reputation, employees, and money; in fact, business lose billions annually due to internal bullying. This is in addition to payouts from harassment and discrimination lawsuits, which is in the millions. Therefore, it is important that business take measures to ensure that this type of behavior is eliminated so the negative effects can be guarded against, effective compliance training is one of the most effective ways that an organization can do this.

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Tags: Blended Learning, Corporate Training, eLearning Best Practices

xAPI - Look Before You Leap

Posted by Jennifer Simpkins on Apr 5, 2018 4:53:18 PM

Unless you have been living under a rock in the training and development world you have heard someone utter the words xAPI, TinCan API, or Experience API – though xAPI is by far its most common name. Like many individuals that are vetting an LMS, xAPI may be piquing your curiosity, however without any real knowledge of why xAPI is a desirable feature or what it truly means in the world of eLearning how do you know exactly what you are looking for?

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Tags: eLearning

Overcoming employee resistance to change: Transitioning from traditional classroom training to eLearning 

Posted by Jennifer Simpkins on Mar 2, 2018 11:32:51 AM

Whether you are transitioning from traditional classroom training to eLearning or adopting new LMS technology, or both, you must deal with the psychological aspects of change. Resistance to change is a normal and valid concern within the workplace, especially with the rapid emergence of technological innovations.  Understanding why employees resist new technology and how to guide them through these changes can be the key to the successful implementation of your new training program and the productivity of your company.

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Tags: Blended Learning, eLearning, eLearning Best Practices