Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2013 - (Page 23)

B Y D O U G Training delivery has evolved from formal leader-led instruction to e-learning, virtual classroom, or a blend of all three methods, with the primary drivers being economic conditions, enhanced technologies and the tech-savvy learner. And yet, learning management systems (LMS) housing the content are still not flexible enough to handle the demands of a learner-centric culture. The LMS was initially designed by training personnel to manage training administration activities such as student notifications, course announcements, course and instructor schedules, and tracking of completions. So, why are learners dissatisfied with the LMS experience? We cannot discount the value LMS brings to an organization, and this investment must be protected. The LMS is a critical tool used to manage competency, track completions, and S T E P H E N report on compliance training. However, organizations can no longer afford to scrap one platform and replace it with the “bells and whistles” of the next generation LMS purporting to support the gamut of all methods and modalities of training delivery. And, they don’t have to. Technology is already in place to provide other ways to access content quickly, remotely, and with mobile devices that communicate with each other as well as back to the LMS. TODAY’S LEARNERS EXPECT TO ACCESS LEARNING ANYTIME, ANYWHERE AND ANYWAY Historically, organizations have directed the learner to the LMS to comply with learning requirements and objectives. Sometimes it takes longer to log on and navigate the system than it does to complete the training bite, which is a big Training Industry Quarterly, Fall 2013 / A Training Industry, Inc. magazine / 23

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2013

From Where I Sit: The Sustainability of MOOCs
Table of Contents
Ad Index
Guest Editor: Top Five Learning Technologies to Watch
We Need to Support Learning, Not Manage It
Supercharge Your Next Leadership Initiative
Boomers & the Technology Gap
Technologies to Manage Information Overload
It's Time to Invest in the 'Performance Zone'
Inroducing Simulation into Learning Technologies: Examining the Key Considerations
The Evolution of the LMS
Bringing Your Mojo to the Virtual Classroom
Merging Social Learning and Technology to Achieve Business Outcomes
Optimizing Workforce Learning and Performance
Badges: Bridging the Higher Education and Workforce Gap
Integrating Video into Training
Tools for Supporting Sales Coaching
Tweet Suite
Company News

Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2013