Apply Adult Learning Theory to Training and Development Strategy

April 26, 2022

Corporate or professional training and development strategies should consider the fundamentals of learning theory for adults. Most people understand the simple relationship between teacher and student, assuming you went through some formal education. The curriculum was prescriptive, with the student taking explicit direction from the teacher and completing work at regulated intervals. This is the…

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3 Common Compliance Training Challenges

March 8, 2022

Compliance training challenges stem from the organizational culture as well as the nature of compliance. Compliance regulations are always changing and sometimes those changes are swift, causing organizations to quickly churn out solutions to do whatever it takes to stay compliant. Most organizations rely on formal training to help them pivot quickly as it enables…

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2022 Corporate Training Strategies: Realignment

January 13, 2022

In 2022, we have lessons from 2021 combined with cautionary tales of catastrophic proportions from 2020. Looking ahead, we should take stock in the things we can proactively build today to manage a future catapulted into the unknown. Planning for the future can often feel daunting. 2020 and 2021 accelerated the future, forcing many people…

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3 easy ways to implement Design Thinking into your training program

December 14, 2021

In a recent webinar, “Human-Centered Learning: Leveraging Best Practices from Software Design,” Sean Osborne, our SVP of Product and Growth Strategy, along with our Lead User Experience Designer, Alan Underwood, introduced the concept of “Design Thinking” and how you can apply the concept and method to your training programs. The topic created a lot of…

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Benefits of Blended and Hybrid Learning

November 18, 2021

The corporate learning and development landscape has dramatically evolved in the past few years. As organizations grow, there has been an increasing need to deliver training that best meets the needs and capabilities of a diverse workforce. While many L&D professionals recognize that training cannot be a one-time event, they often run into time, cost,…

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The Corporate Disconnect Between People Strategy & Learning Strategy

October 26, 2021

There is a significant disconnect between what leaders intuitively know is important versus how we will get our future leaders to carry the torch. Leadership misses the mark when it comes to the critical importance of learning strategy in corporate training. Leaders often build their corporate strategy around areas that will help their business sustain…

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Reimagining the Future of Work: Upskilling, Reskilling and Employee Retention

September 28, 2021

The future of work will require two types of changes across the workforce: upskilling, in which staff obtain new skills to help in their current roles, and reskilling, in which staff obtain new abilities which can prepare them to steer their career in a different direction. In a report by McKinsey, they stated that by…

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To change or not to change?

June 24, 2021

It’s human nature to resist change. Humans naturally prefer the status quo, stability over change, and feel more comfortable when they don’t need to go through changes in personal or professional lives. While today’s world requires organizations to adapt to constant change and update their technologies, it is critical to take this resistance into account…

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Does Your Learning Make an Impact on the Bottom Line?

April 8, 2021

Looking over the past decade or so, it is interesting to see how the focus of learning in organizations has shifted. A focus on technology, a focus on making that technology easy for admins to use, a focus on learners, a focus on content…it’s like a cat chasing a spot from a laser pointer. Of…

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Have You Outgrown your Homegrown LMS?

January 27, 2021

Why does every organization eventually mature past their homegrown learning platform?  According to Brandon Hall Group’s 2020 Learning & Development Benchmarking Study, 87% of companies currently use a Learning Management System (LMS) to support their Learning & Development— far more than any other learning-related technology—but only 11% of organizations are very satisfied with their current LMS.  Many organizations have opted to build their own learning management systems using internal resources over time. While they might have evaluated…

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Is it Time to Switch to a New LMS?

January 15, 2021

While 92% of organizations use one or more LMSs, only 9% are very satisfied and almost 20% are not at all satisfied with their current learning technology platform provider. (Brandon Hall Group, Learning Technology 2019). There are numerous reasons why these organizations are unhappy with their current LMS vendor. Modern organizations need to adapt their…

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Inside Out – Training the Extended Enterprise

January 7, 2021

With a large percentage of the workforce working from home during the pandemic, for the first time, many organizations are discovering the challenge of training and developing people not working in the same building. And some companies have been grappling with dispersed learning audiences and learners who do not even work for the organization. The…

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What Accessibility Standards in eLearning Mean for Your LMS

September 29, 2020

Since early March 2020, roughly 50% of in-person learning has been postponed or canceled in North America. With a large number of employees working virtually, employers need a greater number of eLearning courses. Client utilization of Meridian LMS was up more than 100% in early April 2020 compared to April of 2019. Utilization numbers continue…

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Myths about Government LMS Procurement Debunked

August 27, 2020

Government procurement, also known as government purchasing, is the procurement of goods and services by government agencies. In the procurement process, acquisition personnel determine their agency’s requirements and post a solicitation on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website. Interested companies prepare their offers in response to the solicitation, and, in accordance with applicable provisions of…

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Revamping Your eLearning Programs

August 6, 2020

In today’s vast world of technology, eLearning has become an essential tool for businesses to use to educate the modern workforce. Below we will discuss the different ways in which you can jump start your corporate eLearning programs. Ensure you Have Proper Leadership & Commitment in PlaceWith any business endeavor, you’re only going to be…

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How Learning Can Help Bolster your Recruitment Strategy

July 31, 2020

The power in the recruiting process has shifted to the job seeker, and their expectations are at an all-time high. This means that companies have a lot to lose if their application, recruiting and hiring processes are lagging behind their competitors. Candidates today, especially millennials, have changed how organizations of all sizes compete for and…

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Questions to Ask your Next LMS Vendor

July 29, 2020

Deciding on a learning management system (LMS) for your company’s professional training needs isn’t easy. The eLearning industry has an abundance of LMS vendors, and it can make the task of finding the right LMS vendor for your organization an extremely challenging one. When you’re in the market for a learning management software, it is…

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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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What is a Learning Record Store (LRS) ?

May 29, 2020

According to xAPI.com, a Learning Record Store (LRS) is the heart of any xAPI ecosystem. If you are not sure what an xAPI ecosystem is, please check out our previous blog on this subject here. Essentially, xAPI-enabled applications generate metadata in the form of ‘statements.’ The application sends these statements to an LRS server that then receives,…

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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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