It's been a while!!

Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I last posted an article to the blog; fortunately we have been busy working on various projects which has taken up our time. However, that's not an excuse...we committed to ourselves that we would post at least 2-3 articles per month.

It seems as if this would be a relatively easy thing to do but as it turns out, it's not. It's a bit like CPD...you think that you could easily fit in a certain amount of training per year to enhance either you management skills, your financing skills, your storyboard creation skills etc.

 


Just like learning, you have to focus and commit yourselves to what you are doing. Recent studies have shown that if we can focus on our learning and then have the ability and time to re-visit that learning, we remember for much longer and it stays in our long-term memory.

We need to make sure that we find the time and that we give our employees the time to focus on their learning. It becomes much more productive if we can do that...it has also been shown that if others around us are not focus and are a little distracted, they in turn distract us and we limit our learning.

 

 Focus, focus, focus!!

Focus, focus, focus!!

What would also be extremely helpful for employees is to provide not just the time to focus but the flexibility or mobility to learn. The digital learning spectrum has a solution for all budgets and give learners the on-the-go or on-demand learning needed to work around such busy work and life styles.

This has been just a short post to kick off again; I have a brief post on Learning Management Systems coming up, which is a very basic introduction into what they are and how they can help. So, that's 2 more done. I will have a 3rd post coming up tomorrow on Training Needs Analysis and it's importance when designing training programs.

Learning Management Systems

It is important for organisations to know what training has taken place over specific periods of time. This could be to track compliance to company policy training or mandatory, regulatory training etc.

One type of system that can be used is a Learning Management System (LMS). At Lighthouse Learning, we have our own cloud-based LMS called Rock Solid. The system allows users to self-register and gain access to assigned modules or signup for modules available in the course catalog.

Learners can view modules on-line using smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops. The system recognises when a learner starts a module and completes a module. If a learner leaves a module part way through the module, the system knows where it exited so they can start from there again.

 

The system allows learners to perform quizzes and the scores can be tracked. It provides certificates of completion when courses have been passed. These certificates can be automatically emailed to the learner or a company administrator.

Reports in Rock Solid are downloaded with one click directly to the learners Downloads folder. Some lesser used features are also available, for example using Groups, or Group Chat.

Being a company that creates modules and that has its own proprietary Rock Solid LMS, you can be sure that there will be no compatibility issues.

Course within our LMS can be viewed on multiple devices and on multiple browsers without any problem, providing complete flexibility & mobility.

Contact us at hello@lighthouselearning.ie if you would like more information

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Virtual Reality has captured the imagination of Learning & Development professionals and looks set to be the next big transformational learning technology.

Research has shown that over 90% of L&D professionals plan to use it in their organisation.  More than half have VR at the top of their list of new modes of learning they most want to implement.