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Is Managing Learning Enough…Or Is Broader ACCESS the End-Game?

May 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Actually it’s NOT an either or question, but…I must add to the title right up front to provide a hint of where I’m going…ACCESS is not exclusive to learning. A few years back I was at a Masie conference and was blessed to sit in a breakout session featuring Larry Prusak, a former IBMer, billed as a Knowledge Management guru. I was on an L&D oriented mission to find a short cut to “knowledge assets” because our LMS was the equivalent of a black hole.
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Designing a Learning & Performance Portal

August 27, 2012 13 comments

I love walking trails in the woods; some are favorites, while others may be new and different. Whenever walking down a new path many things appear that are familiar, remembered and experienced from other paths taken. When new things are discovered, they often can pull me from the path to seek a closer look and a deeper discovery. Being pulled from the path may not be planned, but there is no doubt that diversions such as these will occur. Such a journey, with similar detours from known to unknown, can be anticipated when designing a learning & performance [L&P] portal. So lace up those boots, and let’s go for a little walk. Read more…

LMS Terrors – Reporting & Taxonomy…or lack thereof…

June 20, 2012 4 comments

I wish I had a nickel for every time I read a post on one of my networking groups where someone asks what features they should be sure to get on their LMS. Having been down that path multiple times, I can say the chances of finding one with the “best features” are really good, because most LMSs I’ve seen have all of them. My point being this – the LMS is the commodity – the world does not revolve around the LMS – the application in which the LMS is going to be implemented is where the variability that matters is manifested. Being at a state of readiness to utilize your new LMS is of far greater importance than the features that, for the most part, come as standard. I will share several areas where most of the blood we let was experienced; both were external to the LMS, and yet depended upon the LMS for successful implementation. Read more…

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