5 big trends from Learning Technologies 2018

The Learning Technologies 2018 expo took place last week at the Olympia London and lived up to its reputation as Europe’s leading showcase of eLearning and blended learning solutions.

Over the course of the two-day event, Learning and Development (L&D) professionals came together to share best practices, discover new trends, hear presentations and visit industry professionals.

There was plenty to get excited about at this year’s conference, including our own stand. NetDimensions’ award-winning LMS was exhibited at the event and we were excited to speak to so many attendees about our connected learning solutions.

How mobile devices can transform your learning

Knowledge-building on the go and improved retention are a couple of the big benefits mobile devices can bring to your learning. In this blog, we’ll touch upon some of the sectors in which mobile learning is revolutionizing training, and highlight a few of the great advantages it gives you and your team.

At their worst, mobile devices distract us from work and take the blame for shortening attention spans [1]. At their best, they dramatically enhance the way we work and make almost all aspects of training easier.

Used wisely, mobile devices are a powerful tools, whether you want to improve collaboration in the creation of eLearning courses or give learners just-in-time compliance information on the other side of the world.

A female commuter using a mobile device to access learning during her commute

Multiple assignments and your LMS: many jobs, one login

In today’s fast-paced flexible environment employees may hold two or more distinct jobs within a single organization. It’s essential for these employees and their managers that their learning management system (LMS) can efficiently link these different assignments, as well as keep track of learning for compliance requirements.

Multiple assignment examples

Multiple assignments are found most commonly in organizations with multiple locations in close proximity, so they are typically more prevalent in densely populated countries. The industry verticals where multiple assignments are crucial include:

  • Healthcare – Nurses or doctors working in more than one hospital or healthcare practice. For example, Alex is a nurse and works in Hospital B on Monday and Tuesday. He logs into the LMS and completes his training. Then on Thursday and Friday he goes to Hospital M, so he chooses the other location in the LMS. The branding changes, the learning path changes and requirements change.

A single yet significant consideration for your next cloud-based LMS

This blog looks at the differences between single-tenant LMS systems and multi-tenant LMS systems and why NetDimensions’ solution is more secure.

As you switch out your legacy LMS for a cloud-based LMS solution, you must investigate the real estate and terrain that comes with every offering. Everyone has different needs and expectations when it comes to the place we call ‘home’ – and the same goes for an organization’s network infrastructure (or learning program ‘homes’).

Much like brick-and-mortar construction, the process of configuring cloud software architecture starts with careful planning. For most organizations, it becomes prohibitively expensive to alter blueprints once basic elements are in place. A good place to start in choosing your cloud-based LMS is deciding between a multi-tenant or a single-tenant solution.

A cloud-based LMS can safely and securely store data in the cloud