Leverage your LMS for blended learning success

A blended learning approach is a great way to create flexible, effective learning – and your LMS should be a key consideration in the design of your program. In this blog, we’re going to look at the benefits you should leverage to get the best results from your investment.

The concept of blending learning has evolved. For many, blended learning was traditionally a mix of face-to-face and online training. But now it’s much, much more.

These days, we recognise blended learning as a design tool to create rich learning experiences by harnessing:

  • a broad media mix – such as videos, animations, audio and face-to-face training
  • the latest technology – so that content that can be viewed anytime, anywhere
  • non-linear and continuous learning – instead of static one-off learning events
  • social learning – so users can learn from each other and collaborate

Your LMS can be the hub from which all these elements seamlessly blend together to create an effective learning solution.

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NetDimensions Talent Slate 2.5 – what’s new?

At NetDimensions, our technical team is passionate about adding new capabilities to our products and giving you even more value in Talent Slate, NetDimensions’ acclaimed native mobile application for high-consequence industries.

As part of this ambition, we’re excited to tell you about the latest improvements to our award-winning app for mobile phones and tablets, which now includes additional online features and more offline functions.

One of the reasons why NetDimensions Talent Slate has consistently been recognised as one of the world’s best learning apps is our commitment to continually improving the experience for our users.

In our latest version, Talent Slate 2.5, we’ve enhanced the flexibility of the app and introduced several new features to help you offer even more in your mobile learning and on-the-job performance support.

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Let’s tell you a bit more about what it offers.

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