Choose ELEARNINGFORCE ANZ for LMS 365 for all your LMS, eLearning and Training Course Needs

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Microsoft UK Blog article transforming teaching and learning in the Isle of Wight College with LMS365 from ELEARNINGFORCE International – LMS365 for Office 365 and SharePoint. Check it here.

 

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Seven (really good) Reasons to Consider e-Learning

shutterstock_183268340If you are not using e-learning as an important component in your learning mix, you might want to consider the following seven benefits of e-learning:

Cost Effective: Study after study show the cost savings of training employees using e-learning courses instead of instructor-led workshops. Cost savings come from:

  • Not paying an instructor
  • Not having to pay for training space
  • No travel costs for the instructors and/or learners
  • Less time away from the workplace
  • Ernst & Young estimates the cost savings is as high as 35 – 52%

Faster: When using instructor led training, rolling out training is limited to the number of instructors and the amount and availability of training space. These limitations do not exist when using e-learning. Once a course is created, it can be made available to all learners and be consumed by all learners in a very small window of time. According to Brandon Hall, using e-learning saves 25 – 60% of the amount of time convey the same amount of instruction as in a classroom.

Flexible: Give your learners the freedom to learn at their own convenience, spending more time on the parts that they need and less time on the parts that they already know. Access to training on a 24X7 allows the learner to take the training when and where they want and move through the training at their own pace.

Greener: Reduce the carbon foot print of your training by eliminating the need for printed training materials and less travel for the trainers and learners. Additionally, as processes change, you don’t need to worry about updating manuals given out during training sessions. Simply update one course.

Collaboration: In instructor led workshops, learners collaborate with the other participants of the workshop. Today’s technology allows learners to collaborate with other course users around the globe

Consistency: Trainers can ensure one message is being delivered to all learners.

More Effective: The best reason for offering e-learning is because it is more effective than traditional instructor led workshops. Five different studies show that e-learning is more effective than traditional training and one study in particular conducted by Brandon Hall notes the following specific gains:

Learners’ attitudes toward the e-learning format and training in general

  • Learners’ scores on tests, certifications or other evaluations
  • The number of learners who achieve “mastery level” and/or pass exams
  • Learners’ ability to apply new knowledge or processes on the job
  • Long term retention of information

Given all the benefits of e-learning, if your organization is not considering it as part of your learning mix, it might be time.

by Cindy Pascale, CEO, Vado, Inc.

About Vado: Vado is an off the shelf e-learning courseware provider specializing in employee soft skill and management development courses. Research shows that 70% of development happens on the job, and Vado is the only off the shelf e-learning courseware provider that helps the learner apply on the job through step by step instructions. The combination of short videos followed by step by step instructions on how to apply on the job helps the learner put into practice the instruction they just completed. Vado’s courses are optimized for the mobile learner.

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Small Business value from a Learning Management System

Use an LMS for Staff training, Skills updates, Product training, Customer engagement, Best practice management, Competencies – tracking and management….

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Plan for a better new Financial year – NEXT Year!

HOW?

Get a deal before the end of this financial year from ELEARNINGFORCE ANZ

Plan to get your business off to a flying start in July 2016 with new training content delivered to your staff on their device of choice.  Add some real value and motivation with Management and Skills training in HD video.  Courses can be selected from our Vado library of 350+ or our best selection to get you going.

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Competency Development Best Practices

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Learn the five best practices to develop employee competencies. Please find attached a free white paper on developing staff competencies in your organization. When the best practices discussed are employed and aligned with LMS 365 competency management as a part of your LMS 365 solution, you will be on your way to ‘world class best practice’ for staff delivery and management of competencies for your business.

Competency Development Best Practices

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John Driscoll, Director ELEARNINGFORCE ANZ  4/5/2016

ELEARNINGFORCE ANZ | Level 6, 115 Pitt Street| Sydney NSW 2000 | Australia
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Using LMS 365 for Core Management tasks

LMS 365 for Mangement shutterstock_91923764What I am referring to is Management of the less directly controlled aspects, where a process is people centric perhaps multiple step(s) or areas of the business, management of customer processes, customer facing, support or on-line management, where change needs to be monitored and management control exerted, in order to maintain desired outcomes or customer satisfaction measures.  This part of management process is often managed in a different way.

That general way, and it has been for some time is to ‘write an e-mail’ to the relevant people or areas of the business covering the key issues considered. And ‘that fixes that’.  The question of course, and I’m not casting doubts on any process you use, but does that, fix that?

E-mail is not the desired mode of communication of the tail-end of Baby Boomers and GenX employees, and definitely not for Millennials. Firstly, it’s not their actual preference, and secondly there is the view that e-mail has a ‘natural decay rate’ – the rate at which all memory fades, and that I’m afraid is only a few days as the e-mail volume piles on top of the last management missive (assuming it was read at all).

Other risks to the plan are changing job roles, job shifting, reorganisation, jobs losses, redundancy, retirement and promotion etc., all of which can put pay to the last management strategy e-mailed to the teams.  You may have other areas where such information is stored for collaboration and exchange, Content Management Systems, formal and informal – all as good as your archive or document management process or strategy. All designed to show which are current and in-force and what has been, or what it replaces.  Maybe that specific knowledge sits with the team, same risks apply as above.

What I’m suggesting here is that control of procedures, processes and all relevant and desired management adjustments, including training and staff development can all be managed by the same systems and processes deployed across your business.

You may already have to tools, if not, they are no longer onerous ones to acquire. Your Learning Management System – LMS is such a tool, use micro learning for on-the-job soft skills, cultural changes, and the same system will help you create categories and courses for all relevant processes, with added short training events, or complete courses for delivering staff training.  This is for job change, job orientation, task change, process change, or as required for induction. Providing video, presentation based, or other media as required to keep processes and systems up-to-date for each of your business processes as required.  Management of the system simple and immediate, so only current course content is presented for consumption.  These can be deployed to all staff wherever they are and on their device of choice.  Allowing complete management control and administration reporting over delivery, tracking and management – make your next management policy decision make difference to the business you can see and measure.

So how easy is it to get your business running with an LMS?  Hours not days and with a Microsoft Office 365® compatible solution – LMS 365, securely run in the Cloud – Microsoft Azure®, this can be one of the most cost effective management systems your business can employ.  ELEARNINGFORCE ANZ can install a solution for your business pre-installed with a selected range (our advice or your selection) from current Vado 350+ library of on-line state of the art micro eLearning courses covering key areas of management and management development. Annual subscription model based on numbers of employees, makes sound financial sense, no IT or IT Systems to manage, just consume the service on the device of choice, any-time anywhere. To learn more….

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John Driscoll, Director ELEARNINGFORCE ANZ  4/5/2016

ELEARNINGFORCE ANZ | Level 6, 115 Pitt Street| Sydney NSW 2000 | Australia
Australia: 1300 911 631 |New Zealand: +64 9889 425

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Using Bite sized or Micro eLearning courses on your LMS

Introducing Vado to Australia and New Zealand.  ELEARNINGFORCE ANZ have a new partnership with Vado Inc. to deliver world best practice in on-line bite size, or micro learning courses from your own LMS to your staff, wherever they are and on any device – Mobile, PC, tablet or Smart phone.  Vado is an off the shelf e-learning courseware provider specialising in employee soft skills and management development courses. From a current catalogue of over 350 courses Vado’s Learning Content is unique because:

1. Development happens on the job: Research shows that 70% of development happens on the job, and Vado is the only off the shelf e-learning courseware provider that helps the learner apply on the job through the step by step instructions. The combination of short videos followed by step by step instructions on how to apply on the job helps the learner put into practice the instruction they just completed.  Since development happens on the job and Vado’s courses come with step by step instructions, organisational leaders have confidence that the transition from learning to application on-the-job happens.

2. Short bite sized or micro learning content: Some call it granular, others call it chunked.  They mean the same thing – learners want short learning courses.  Study after study shows that taking in information in small micro sized chunks leads to increased learner retention.  The market has been recognising this trend toward shorter and shorter learning courses and have shortened e-learning courses from 4 hours to 1 hour to 30 minutes or less.  Our learning content takes this trend to the next step to meet the demands of learners.

3. Video: In their personal life, employees learn new information by watching videos and they have come to expect that on the job.  So, all of Vado’s courses start with a short instructional video.  And the videos are in high definition – HD for a better learner experience.

4. Optimised for the mobile learner: Mobile means two things:  technology and the learner experience. All of Vado’s courses are optimised for both meanings. From a technology standpoint, our content is viewable from all hand held devices. From a learner experience perspective, small bite sized videos fit the mobile learners’ requirement of not having to watch long videos on their hand held device.

The ELEARINGFORCE and Vado’s newly formed relationship presents a great opportunity to combine world-class eLearning SCORM based packaged video content, fully integrated into your LMS.  Any course from the current catalogue is available (350+ currently) and can be selected from a Management or Development series to match your corporate goals and training delivery plan, or ELEARNINGFORCE can provide a core selection of 30 or 50 courses to help you to get a rapid start on delivering high quality training for your staff immediately.  All courses featuring short or micro learning content enabled for anywhere any-time consumption.

 

When combined with LMS 365 for Office 365, LMS 365’s easy to use competency management feature provides simple delivery, tracking and competency management process.  This can now be a core part of your overall training solution.  Making best possible training resources available to your teams from within their Microsoft platform, utilising your current investment in O365 and all other familiar Microsoft integrated tools and technologies, training can be completed anywhere on any device.

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John Driscoll, Director ELEARNINGFORCE ANZ  29/4/2016

ELEARNINGFORCE ANZ | Level 6, 115 Pitt Street| Sydney NSW 2000 | Australia
Australia: 1300 911 631 |New Zealand: +64 9889 425

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