The GDPR comes into effect on May 25 2018. Here at NetDimensions, we’re busy getting ready to meet GDPR LMS requirements. But how ready are you?
If you’re reading this, then you probably know that the GDPR is a major update to European data protection laws. The GDPR will affect businesses around the world given its very wide reach and applicability. It regulates when both ‘data controllers’ and ‘data processors’ are allowed to process personal data, and which safeguards need to apply to such processing.
Many organizations impacted by the GDPR will already have their preparations well underway, but reports suggest many others are still unsure what steps to take to become compliant.
As an L&D professional, it’s critical to analyze and capture your organization’s approach to learner data management and storage. You should also review your LMS to identify the features and functionality that will help you meet GDPR LMS requirements.
In our latest webinar, ‘Getting started with an integrated learning ecosystem’, we were joined by gomo Managing Director, Mike Alcock, to discuss the challenges and benefits of a learning ecosystem in an increasingly connected world.
Mike Alcock and NetDimensions Senior Vice President, Bill Mastin, and Director of Professional Services, Ashraaf Alexander demonstrated how gomo and NetDimensions can help overcome an array of learning challenges.
We took questions from the webinar attendees and concluded the session with an informative Q&A session. We have included a selection of the answers below, and you can access the full recording of the session here.
When it comes to creating training that strikes a chord with different types of learners, having a learning platform that allows you to adapt and change to meet specific learner needs is key.
Unfortunately, many organizations lack the platform capability to be able to tailor the look, feel and flow of their training. Being able to do this would allow them to specifically suit the requirements of a broad range of users.
We often hear that companies are using dozens of different platforms. This is usually because they couldn’t find one that offered them the flexibility to maximize their investment and meet all of their training requirements.
Sometimes, learning professionals simply don’t know that their existing system can allow them to create different kinds of learner experience. They might also be unaware that solutions which offer that power do exist.
How do you know if you’re getting the most out of a learning platform?
If you want to evaluate whether your learning platform is giving you maximum benefit, start by taking a look at the system you’re using. Decide what all of your needs are and whether you could use your system in a different way in order to meet those needs.
LMS login notifications can be a great tool to keep your learners on track as they embark on their learning journeys. Find out why in this blog.
What happens when learners fail to complete learning on time?
- If it’s compliance-related learning, they could be putting your organization at risk of serious penalties.
- If it’s safety or competency-related learning, they could be putting themselves and their colleagues at risk.
Even if the learning isn’t one of the critical scenarios above, falling behind on training requirements can mean employees aren’t developing the skills they need to thrive in their role, or meet business-critical standards of performance.
As a learning professional, you’ve invested valuable time and resource in creating learning that will help develop and nurture your employees, as well as keep them compliant with industry regulations.
So how can your LMS help maximize that investment?
LMS notifications are just one key tool that can help keep your learners on track.
Learning ecosystems are a big buzzword in L&D at the moment, but not everyone agrees on what they are and why they’re important. In this blog, we delve into what an integrated learning ecosystem is and why an LMS is a vital part of a thriving ecosystem.
In biology, an ecosystem refers to a community of organisms that interact with one another in a shared environment. In the world of technology and learning, an ecosystem is not so different.
According to Harvard Business School, an IT ecosystem is “the network of organizations that drives the creation and delivery of information technology products and services.” These days, establishing an ecosystem out of your IT infrastructure involves making every component work as a well-oiled machine.
Each individual element of your architecture – the hardware, the software, and the services – should work together, and speak to each other, even if every piece of equipment and software comes from a different vendor.