I am sure this may well ring true for many of you reading as it’s an issue I am seeing with some customers I work with. These customers have all invested heavily in a varied and effective learning catalogue but have done this in quite a detached and unstructured way. This has resulted in the following challenges: Continue reading
In this pre-recorded video Sven Ove Sjolyst, Product Manager for CourseBuilder gives a walk-through of new improvements and features of CourseBuilder, with the spotlight particularly on xAPI implementation.
xAPI adds a whole new dimension when creating learning content, more than was achievable with SCORM; allowing a much richer experience and more micro level view of how users are interacting with content.
This Vlog explains the exciting changes that are now possible.
Don’t we all love Buzzword Bingo? ‘Learner experience design’ is one of the newer buzzwords in our industry – and ‘Learner Experience Designer’ is the hot new job title. The emergence of these terms marks a subtle but important shift in thinking: from designing chunks of instructional content, to designing an experience for the learner. I’m not at all cynical about this trend. I think it’s a long overdue development for the practice of learning design and for our industry as a whole. But I’m pretty sure I know where it came from. Continue reading
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND & HOVE, ENGLAND. 9 February 2017. Lumesse Learning, the learning division of Lumesse, the global leader in talent solutions, has been named a Strategic Challenger in analyst Fosway’s 9-Grid, in the new category of Digital Learning. This showing indicates solid performance and outstanding potential, according to Fosway’s multi-dimensional model. Continue reading
Websites recognise me. When I go to the coffee shop, the Barista writes my name on the cup. Siri knows where I live (and keeps trying to start a conversation). An app on my phone knows how many steps I have taken today. My watch is keeping an eye on my heart rate. If I wanted to buy a new high-end car, I could customise it down to the last detail before it was even built, and a number stamped into the chassis would identify it as mine. Continue reading
While many organisations are looking at how best to support a culture of learning and meet the needs of self-directed learners, many are still dealing with the challenge of engaging employees around content that needs to be delivered and understood by its workforce, whether for compliance or operational reasons.
For L&D teams facing this challenge, the most important ally must surely be the line manager.
We explore these themes in our webinar: Learning in the Line: L&D, line managers & the self-directed learner
Line managers form a silent (or not so silent) army of support that is ready, willing and able to guide their teams in meeting the challenges of uncertainty and complexity that are sweeping through the world of work as we know it … Well – something along those lines!
In truth, line managers are pulled in multiple directions to meet the needs of the organisation as well as their team.
Our joy was unconfined this week as one of our clients picked up the ‘prize of prizes’ at this year’s Personal Today Awards for a blended learning programme in which the Lumesse Learning team played a key role, creating bespoke elearning content using our CourseBuilder authoring tool.
At the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane, SABMiller won first the Award for Excellence in Learning and Development, and then was named ‘best of the best’ overall winner.
Lumesse Learning was the lead digital development partner on the winning programme, known as PRGM, an ambitious learning and development initiative that helped to improve profitable growth. PRGM has delivered more than $33 million in incremental profits since it launched.
The brewing company, which produces iconic beer brands and has recently been acquired by AB InBev, beat 900 other submissions and the winners from 20 other categories to receive the coveted Overall Winner Award.
Studies indicate that about one fifth (20%) of the population has some kind of disability. The number of disabled users in the workforce is rising in the UK, and more and more organisations now have positive policies on accessibility for digital learning materials.
One key area is providing support for the visually impaired; making it easier for them to use screen-readers and other aids. Every employer needs to ensure that online learning resources carry all the relevant accessibility features. Continue reading
Recently our Head of Transformation, Rachel Cook, contributed a piece to this blog about how changes in the pattern of employment are shaking up the employer/employee relationship. One of the most interesting aspects of Rachel’s work for us was how these changes – momentous enough to get analysts talking in terms of a ‘fourth industrial revolution’ – are highlighting the phenomenon of the self-directed learner.
Aware that this is a source of much debate for the learning and development clients we work with, and in many cases a pain point, we wanted to know more.
We reached out to our research partners, Towards Maturity, for help in investigating this phenomenon, and commissioned a report written by Peter Williams, editor of e.learning age entitled Me Time: Empowering the Self-Directed Learner that you can download for free. The findings were fascinating. Continue reading
Here is a great blog post from Toby Roberts from our HSE content partner, Safety Media.
Health and Safety training is part and parcel of any business, big or small and it is essential for employers to provide this training for their employees. However, like much in life, the most important tasks are annoyingly often the ones we consider the most boring.
When it comes to learning, there has been much advancement over the years, from early CD Roms, video tapes and DVDs, through to e-learning and a more recent trend towards mobile learning.
Despite technological advances in the delivery of this type of training, is still considered by many as boring. Perhaps it’s due to its mandatory nature or the generic, long winded content that’s not always relevant to our own working environment or the duties that form part of our individual roles. It is therefore no surprise that people switch off at the mere mention of ‘online off-the-shelf training’ never mind ‘health and safety’- put these together and you’ve lost their attention completely. Continue reading