The Future of eLearning and Immersive Learning Environments

Gyrus

Elearning continues to rapidly evolve as technologies such as gamification, immersive learning environments ( ILEs ), MOOCS, mobile learning and other modern training delivery methods penetrate the marketplace. What are immersive learning environments? They relearn even the simplest of tasks, like turning a wrench, underwater, to simulate the harsh low-gravity and airless environment of space. E-learning LMS eLL

The Importance of Training and Development for Start-ups

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The Importance of Training and Development for Start-ups and Small Businesses. With the hectic nature of start-up organizations today, one can easily make a claim that it is never too early to evaluate the effectiveness of a structured Learning, Training, and Development program.

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How To Find The Right Learning Management System For Employee Training?

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How To Find The Right Learning Management System For Employee Training. Employee training has always been one of the most important concerns of businesses around the world. But, traditional training methods consume much time and costs in the process. This is why modern-day entrepreneurs are getting inclined towards ‘LMS or learning management system’ that is known to create a virtual learning environment for the perfect delivery of online training courses.

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The 6 Hottest Training Technologies That You Can’t Overlook

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Technology has impacted almost every aspect of our lives and training & development is no exception. It is redefining workforce learning methods and tools, allowing organizations to nurture their talent in the most effective way. Business Training eLL

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Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Join me for a FREE Webinar: Training Tips that Work for Nonprofits on Jan.29th at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST. I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. … Read More Learning Training Design

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Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field. Two or three years to adoption: Learning Analytics (K-12/Higher Ed), Open Content (K-12), Games and Gamification (Higher Ed). Learning and Knowledge Analytics.

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How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Join me for a FREE Webinar: Training Tips that Work for Nonprofits on Jan.29th at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST. I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. You also want to document your training.

The Future of the LMS

Gyrus

The future is bright and full of potential technical advancement, included somewhere within that progression is a small segment for Learning Management Systems and how they are already trending towards something completely different. E-Learnings.

Informal vs. Formal Learning: Creating a Blend!

Gyrus

The corporate training world often questions and evaluates the concept of incorporating informal learning. The question always arises whether informal learning can be added to the formal learning and if so, how both can be combined together. Informal learning is the unofficial, unscheduled, and unplanned way to learn and gain knowledge, whereas formal learning is delivered in a systematic, intentional way with a reporting and evaluation process.

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program

Gyrus

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program. Statements like, “how do we make our learning program work for us?” ” or “let’s get social with our learning plan.” ” But, how do you get your learning program up to speed?

Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process

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Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process. It appears that the work of a learning professional is never done. In order to establish an effective learning program, there must be a great consideration for the future needs of the day to day business, and the workforce themselves.

How to Design an Effective Nonprofit Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Pre-work would prime me for the learning objectives. About the Distributive Learning Process. The principles used in ETR’s retreat come from the Distributive Learning Process. It reflects best practices in adult learning and provides a framework that results in positive change.

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What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?

Gyrus

​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? A Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Social learning, relied solely on what one could obtain in a classroom setting, working with direct peers, or what could be conveyed back in forth on a phone.

The Olympics and Learning – A Fierce Combination

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The Olympics and Learning – A Fierce Combination. In the Learning and Development market, as in most, there are incredible similarities and strange happenstance where the lines seemingly cross without much of a thought.

Election Day – Using Social Media Campaign Methods to Enhance Learning Programs

Gyrus

Election Day – Using Social Media Campaign Methods to Enhance Learning Programs. That being said, a lot of the initiatives utilized to motivate voters, also have merit in the learning realm. Workplace development eLL training and development

How We Learn – Capitalize On Knowing

Gyrus

How We Learn – Capitalize On Knowing. This post is written based on my personal understanding and could reflect deficiencies experienced in my own personal learning process. To begin we should evaluate what a younger version of myself experienced in the learning process.

Gamification vs Game-Based eLearning: Do You know the Difference?

Gyrus

Gamification is fast emerging as an effective and exciting technique to engage with learners in the corporate training world. However, the term gamification is often mixed up with another term known as game-based learning. E-learning LMS elearning eLL

How to Persuade your Boss to Invest in an LMS

Gyrus

Your learning program has been managing itself for years, or at least that’s what your boss thinks. You spend a ridiculous amount of time organizing and determining methods of learning dispersal among personnel within your organization. Learning programs are resource intensive.

70:20:10: Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process

Gyrus

Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process. It appears that the work of a learning professional is never done. In order to establish an effective learning program, there must be a great consideration for the future needs of the day to day business, and the workforce themselves.

Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable?

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Mobile Learning – Is it Finally Viable? Mobile Learning has been a cool shining beacon in the learning industry for quite a while now. Why Mobile learning is actually worth its grain of salt. Why should I want to participate in this learning exercise?

xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program

Gyrus

xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program. But in general, you realize that xAPI definitely can go a long way in expanding the capabilities of some of your more cumbersome components within your learning program. What does that mean to my learning program?

Why we need Learning Management Systems

Gyrus

Why We Need Learning Management Systems. Have you found yourself fighting your way through the learning and development market without a guide? No more guessing at the effectiveness of content, receive live feedback about the quality of your organization’s learnings.

Mobile Learning Infographic – Benefits and Features

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Mobile Learning Infographic – Benefits and Features. A few months ago we explored Mobile Learning and whether or not it is viable , today we provide an infographic of the benefits and features of Mobile Learning at a glance. Mobile Learning Infographic.

Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

According to the 2014 Accenture Manufacturing Skills and Training study: 50% of manufacturers were planning to increase their staff by at least 5%. What is competency-based learning and how would it work? Their learning management system (LMS) becomes a learning engine.

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Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

According to the 2014 Accenture Manufacturing Skills and Training study: 50% of manufacturers were planning to increase their staff by at least 5%. What is competency-based learning and how would it work? Their learning management system (LMS) becomes a learning engine.

The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems

Gyrus

The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems. The Benefits of a Learning Management System (LMS) are quite wide and can contain everything from basic functionality to cool recently implemented features. LMS are not only for E-learning activities!

So You Want to Buy an LMS?

Gyrus

During these calls it’s important to gather information from prospects about their learning environment and training challenges. This initial conversation is important because it allows Gyrus Systems to understand the prospect’s needs and to determine if the GyrusAim Learning Management System (LMS) solution we offer is a good fit for their organization. “Our company is growing and we can’t manage our training anymore.”

The Concept of Microlearning

Gyrus

Today, we will evaluate microlearning and the potential it carries in reference to bolstering a learning program. Microlearning is a brief (less than 5 minute) learning component with a focus on a very particular learning object (specifically a skill, behavior, or compliance piece).

Your Ideal LMS. Have Your Cake And Eat It Too.

Gyrus

Want to deploy and maintain the e-learning that you have spent so much time and effort to develop? Do you want to be able to create quality actionable e-learnings? Then you’re in the market for a Learning Management System (LMS).

What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry

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What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry. So, how can this apply to the corporate learning environment? Pokémon Go is great as it is, however, the possibilities of new and more enthralling mLearnings are a real game changer for the learning industry.

Guideline For Finding Your Organization’s Ideal LMS

Gyrus

Want to deploy and maintain the e-learnings that you have spent so much time and effort to develop? Do you want to be able to create quality actionable e-learnings? Then you’re in the market for a Learning Management System (LMS).

Learning and Development: The Presidential Debate Edition

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Learning and Development: The Presidential Debate Edition. The first two topics will focus on the direction of the “Learning Management Systems Industry (LMS).” What can we do to make our training and development offerings exciting? How secure is your LMS environment?

Building My Leadership Tribe in the American Express Leadership Academy

ASU Lodestar Center

But I greatly missed the human element and learned quickly that you can’t replace face-to-face interaction. Learning from others is ingrained in our DNA and is nothing short of crucial. Research from Harvard Business Review shows that learning happens best when learners collaborate and help one another. This tool allowed me to better identify my natural strengths while training me on how to build the most effective teams based on their individual strengths.

Gyrus ranked as a Specialist in the 2018 Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning

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Analyst firm Aragon Research positioned Gyrus as a ”Specialist” in the Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning. Gyrus Systems , a leader in the Learning Management Systems (LMS) industry, proudly announced today that analyst firm Aragon Research has recognized Gyrus as a ”Specialist” in the Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning, 2018.

Games for Change 2007: Funders Perspective Panel

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The key takeaway for me is the whole point about the need for new metrics to measure learning from games. New learning environment puts games at the center. It is a new form of teaching, not just skill-based learning. How do those learning environments impact institutions?

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Should Everyone Work on the Front Line as Part of their Career?

Museum 2.0

I figured I could pay someone a lot of money to go to graduate school, or I could pay nothing (and hopefully get paid) to learn on the job. This decision fit well with my learning style--I tend to lean towards real-world experience and self-directed endeavors.

The importance of Sandboxes and Play in online learning spaces!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was reminded yet again about the importance of play and experimentation as part of the online spaces, particularly those that are learning environments. During the Full Circle training on online facilitation that I took this last month, we had a sandbox.

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Where I'm Coming From

Museum 2.0

I'm a strong believer in free-choice learning, and I see museums as places to circumvent the hazards of compulsory education and support a democratic, engaged society of learners. What is free-choice learning? As John Holt wrote, "Learning is not the product of teaching.

Show Me the Release Notes!

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If a vendor cannot or will not provide such a detailed history, it can be a warning to steer clear of their Learning Management System. (An I occasionally help out with RFPs.