The 5 Benefits of Lifelong Learning

June 29, 2020

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

May 26, 2020

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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Meridian LMS Utilization Rates Skyrocketing During Crisis

April 16, 2020

Distance learning in general has been in the news a lot lately, especially with respect to secondary and post-secondary education. However, online learning has clearly taken on greater importance in the world of work as well. As working from home and managing remote teams becomes the new normal, the ways that companies need to engage…

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Why Development Planning Shouldn’t be an Afterthought

April 9, 2020

Most of us who have spent time in the HR or training space understand development planning often manifests itself as an ugly compromise within organizations. Those who see learning and development as a line-item expense, rather than an investment in future performance, fight to minimize the impact development planning has in terms of taking people…

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The Top 10 Essential LMS Reporting Features

March 20, 2020

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?

August 23, 2019

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

May 16, 2019

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

May 9, 2019

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

April 29, 2019

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

April 23, 2019

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

April 1, 2019

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

December 13, 2018

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

November 13, 2018

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

November 8, 2018

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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Meridian Knowledge Solutions Positions For Accelerated Growth In New Markets

August 21, 2018

Paul Terry Hired as Chief Strategy & Operations Officer RESTON, Va. – August 21, 2018 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading, cloud-based, learning management software provider, today announced the appointment of Paul Terry as its new Chief Strategy & Operations Officer of Meridian Knowledge Solutions. In this new role, Terry will be responsible for accelerating…

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The Incredible Benefits of LMS Content Recommendations

August 9, 2018

The world of continuing education is complex. Whether it is to earn and maintain certifications, to work toward building a more competent and confident workforce, or simply to learn new skills, it is often difficult for learners to navigate large course catalogs to find the training best suited to their needs. From the perspective of…

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Meridian Knowledge Solutions Hires Industry Guru as Chief Revenue Officer

June 20, 2018

Learning Technology Leader Further Accelerates Market Position   RESTON, Va., June 20, 2018  — Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading cloud-based learning management system provider, today announced the appointment of Patrick Devlin as Chief Revenue Officer of Meridian Knowledge Solutions. In his new role, Devlin will lead a growth plan focused on accelerating the deployment of…

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GDPR: 5 Questions Answered

May 22, 2018

The GDPR: 5 Questions Answered In a rapidly evolving digital world, privacy issues are of concern to both businesses and individuals. The European Union is addressing these concerns with a new rule called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), harmonizing privacy laws from throughout the EU and mandating a greater level of protection for the…

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Meridian Debuts Career Development, Enhanced Privacy and Compliance Features

April 27, 2018

Reston, Va. – April 27, 2018 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading cloud-based learning management system (LMS) provider, announces the availability of Meridian LMSTMversion 18.1. In this release, Meridian applies their long-term focus on learning to innovative ways for users to organize and oversee their own career development paths, increased flexibility and functionality in employee career…

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Powerful Practices: Improving Learning Effectiveness

March 27, 2018

Welcome to the Powerful Practices Top 10 Series. These next few blog posts will highlight top Learning & Development challenges, their criticality, best practices for resolution, and how the Meridian Learning Management System can position you and your team for success. In my many years of learning consulting, two of the most frequent and often…

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