After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Some colleges that have built virtual classrooms in Second Life—the online environment where people walk around as avatars in a cartoonlike world—have started looking for an exit strategy.".

The Compliance Learning Management System (LMS)

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GyrusAim’s ability to centralize management of all types of instructor-led, elearning, virtual classrooms, document and video-based training and to provide reporting and analytics on the back-end enables our customers to efficiently manage training that provides the skills their employees need to make the company compliant. Last week Gyrus Systems earned a “Top 10” award from Talented Learning in the “ Best Employee Compliance LMS ” category.

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Elearning vs Classroom Training – Let’s Understand Their Pros and Cons

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Elearning is the new and inexpensive alternative to classroom training, which is becoming more popular and preferred method among organizations. However, the debate on the effectiveness of eLearning compared to classroom training is often a subject of interest among learning and training professionals. Both eLearning and classroom training methods share common attributes, however, eLearning is proving to be a more cost-effective and flexible method for organizations.

How can an LMS Help an Organization?

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Reduce overall training costs by enabling remote learning via eLearning and managing virtual classrooms where instructors and students are not in the same location. Earlier this week I was asked by an acquaintance what I did for a living, and the conversation naturally transitioned to what a Learning Management System (LMS) was and how it could help his company. The last several articles here at Gyrus.com have focused on specific LMS features, this one will review general benefits.

Just want to get crackin' - part 2

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