Your Career Ladder- Straight isn’t Always Better

What if you took a deep, hard look into yourself and decided that your chosen career path isn’t what you want? Most would assume your discontent stemmed from an unsuccessful achievement of one’s career goals. Simply put, you probably didn’t rise that ladder fast enough.   But what if your ladder wasn’t straight up and…

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Standalone LMS vs Talent Management Suite: Why Focused Learning Solutions are the Better Choice

Guest Author: Sean Osborne Enterprise learning has never been more critical as businesses and government agencies strive to develop their workforce, manage compliance, and support their customers in an increasingly complex world of work. Today’s learning management systems (LMSs) play a critical role in achieving these goals. However, when deciding between a standalone, best-of-breed LMS…

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The Rise and Fall (and Future) of Lifelong Learning

Guest Author: Mike Larsen While the term “lifelong learning” may be a recent buzzword, the concept has been around for centuries. Medieval guilds were among the earliest examples of continuing education, with formal apprenticeship programs and training opportunities for guild members to learn new techniques and tools. Apprentices learned a complex craft that changed slowly…

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Why Every Organization Needs a Learning Management System (LMS)

Guest Author: Justin Sacks A Learning Management System (LMS) can benefit a wide range of organizations, including universities, colleges, non-profit organizations, government agencies, businesses, and associations of all sizes and industries. However, not all LMS’ are created equal, and the specific features that an organization may need can vary. An LMS can be used for…

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Attract and Retain Public Safety Workers Through Digital Transformation

Attract and Retain Public Safety Workers Through Digital Transformation

As we approach 2023 there are many challenges that are prevalent within public safety organizations. A reliable and secure learning management system can address some of those concerns: Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce As public safety workers are retiring or approaching retirement, organizations are re-evaluating their learning and development processes. With an LMS in…

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The 5 Benefits of Lifelong Learning

The 5 Benefits of Lifelong Learning The Benefits of Lifelong Learning In a 2020 report, Pew Research Center found that 73% of American adults consider themselves “lifelong learners,” meaning they seek out learning activities in either their personal or professional lives). These learning activities take many forms, from online seminars and courses through hands-on workshops…

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The Strengths of Microlearning Today

A Microsoft report showed that the human attention span has shrunk from twelve seconds in 2000 to eight seconds in 2013 to one second, which is shorter than the average goldfish. The Microsoft generated a lot of buzz in the marketing world, as it recommended marketing tactics evolve to engage today’s distracted consumer. For the…

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The Top 10 Essential LMS Reporting Features

Data-driven solutions can help your organization overcome barriers to learner success, ensure compliance, and make more informed decisions. No matter the specifics of your learning programs, it is not likely that an out-of-the-box LMS report will provide all the data that you’d like to track. Out-of-the-box reports will provide some of the information you need,…

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Am I Forgetting Something?

Let’s face it, we all forget things – from the name of someone we’ve just been introduced to in a meeting to the reason why we walked into the kitchen. Our senses are frequently bombarded with visual and aural information and we can often feel overwhelmed with the sheer amount of data that we experience…

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Winning Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Change

It’s time for a pop quiz! QUESTION: What is the best way to overcome employee resistance to change? Force them to comply with threats and negative consequences. Bribe them. Gain their trust and willing participation. Hopefully, everybody selected “C.” In all seriousness, though. Change is a challenge. Yet it’s a constant in every organization, along…

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3 Things You Need to Know About Your LMS RFP

Over the past ten years with Meridian, I have been the lead technical writer and proposal manager for over 500 learning management system (LMS) proposals. I have seen request for proposals, or RFPs, RFIs, RFQs and RFOs from every industry, every sector, in every space. I have led 300 page, multi-volume efforts that were a…

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Meridian Unveils Latest 2019 Edition of Leading Learning Management System

Reston, VA – April 29, 2019 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions today announced the availability of Meridian LMS Spring 2019. In this latest product release, Meridian has focused on improving learner and LMS administrator quality of life, with learner experience updates, enhanced options for content recommendation, design upgrades, content promotion functions, and data and analytics additions.…

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City of Anaheim Selects Meridian LMS for Employee Training

Reston, VA – April 23, 2019 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions today announced that the City of Anaheim, home to more than 358,000 residents, 20,000 businesses and destination for more than 25 million annual visitors in Southern California, has selected Meridian LMS as their centralized learning for more than 3,000 municipal employees. The City of Anaheim was…

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Taking the misery out of meetings

Have you ever looked at your calendar and cringed at the idea of spending the day in back-to-back meetings? Or, have you ever received a meeting invite that left you wondering why you have to attend? If I were to bet, the answer is probably yes. An astonishing $37 billion dollars is wasted every year…

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Meridian Expands Leadership Team with Learning Industry Experts

Reston, VA – December 13, 2018 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions today announced a significant leadership team expansion with the recent addition of three learning industry veterans. These new staff possess a combination of operational, sales and marketing expertise that will greatly help the firm to achieve significant growth, as well as support its current customer base of federal,…

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Meridian Delivers Enhanced Personalization, Career Explorer in Latest Release

New version of Meridian learning management system enriches the learner experience and puts career growth in employees’ hands. Reston, VA – November 13, 2018 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions today announced the availability of Meridian LMSTM Fall 2018. In this release, Meridian has focused on enhancing users’ options for system personalization, career planning, classroom management, certifications, security, interoperability and eLearning…

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Visionary Integration Professionals Secures Morgan Stanley Investment

FOLSOM, CA – November 8, 2018 – Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) today announced an investment by Morgan Stanley Credit Partners. The new funding will further accelerate the growth of VIP and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Meridian Knowledge Solutions (Meridian), based in Reston, VA. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, Morgan Stanley Credit Partners’ investments…

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