Making learning serious – often, too serious!

By Stephen Nunn (SumTotal), Indresh Chauhan (Sify), KC Rajkumar (Sify) Another largely overlooked, but important consideration, is not evaluating for “fun” features like gamification, leaderboards, badges, social communities, etc. You need to move away from focusing on the LMS simply being a compliance tracking tool. Gamification and social communities, for example, can go a long

Not asking questions about various internal use cases

By Stephen Nunn (SumTotal), Indresh Chauhan (Sify), KC Rajkumar (Sify) No matter what the size of your organization, in all likelihood, it is made up of various departments and divisions – each may have various use cases to consider with respect to onboarding and training. Why is it important to consider internal use cases? And

Leaving the evaluation solely to either the IT or Business teams

By Stephen Nunn (SumTotal), Indresh Chauhan (Sify), KC Rajkumar (Sify) Evaluating and selecting a learning platform or learning management system (LMS) can be challenging, especially if it is something new to you. Even when you want to update or replace an existing system, your perspectives and expectations may be prejudiced by your prior experiences. For

Replacement Planning to Deal with Disruption

With the current disruptive environment in which we find ourselves, companies have had to identify ways to support their teams by reacting and implementing solutions as quickly as possible. Now, the question is, what are companies doing to put fail-safes in place if future disruptions occur? Succession Planning vs. Replacement Planning It’s common for organizations

What’s Immersive, Engaging and has Tech All Over?

If you’ve clicked on the title, you’re clearly someone who is curious. Maybe you’re the pharma sales trainer tasked with being innovative, including finding new ways to transform boring things – like power point slides as part of your sales training – into interactive learning opportunities. Perhaps you’re trying to maximize ROI on your staff

Create Virtual Training for Any Field

You’d be surprised how many nuts and bolts are involved in creating online courses: web hosting, video and content creation, hosting, apps, quiz and survey tools, the list goes on. Online training providers take care of all these so you can focus on what matters: building an engaging training program for your learners. There are

Why You Should Hire People Development Consultants

In the current economic environment, it is important that businesses find ways to invest in employee learning and development as their business adjust to new conditions and continue to grow. Choosing to use experienced consultants in people development and human capital management will allow businesses the ability to continue growing, rather than simply attempting to

Transforming your Existing Training Content to Virtual Training

You can transform your existing learning content into virtual learning in different ways, considering your program needs and budget. For instance, you can convert your Instructor-Led-Training (ILT) to virtual ILT or to rapid computer-based training. Here are a few options for converting your current learning material for your remote learners: Instructor-Led-Training to Computer-Based Training ILT

Virtual Reality Technology Is Revolutionizing Oil and Gas Training

When many people hear the words “virtual reality (VR)” or “augmented reality (AR),” they think of video games and perhaps flight simulators. I will use VR to describe training with these technologies, although VR and AR are slightly different. In AR, virtual elements are superimposed on a real background, while in VR, a totally synthetic