In the Speexx Exchange 2015-16 Survey, we spoke to 220+ HR and L&D professionals who told us what’s happening in their organisations right now with regard to e-learning, business communication, mobile learning, talent management systems, and Big Data. Things are clearly moving ahead, with more and more managers reaching their goals, yet a number of barriers still need to be overcome for them to really thrive.
Every year there are new themes emerging in learning and development. Shortly after the 2008/9 crisis hit, everyone wanted 'Finance for Non-Financial Managers' type courses. Strategic Thinking also became a big topic there for a while. You couldn't walk 15 feet through an office at that time without hearing someone using the word 'Strategic'.
Harsh? Perhaps, but we need to start to show that we have a purpose and can prove the actual worth of e-learning projects. Let's face it, in most companies it can take a virtual act of Parliament to get something like e-learning approved in the first place. And after all the effort we often fail to adequately to show the return on the investment.
A famous quote by John F. Kennedy goes “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” Even in this turbulent workplace where we’re expected to adapt to new situations without much time to acquire new knowledge, I couldn’t agree more with this quote. Simply being promoted or given a new title doesn’t turn us into leaders overnight. Rather, it is just the beginning of a long and crucial learning process.
We've just won the LT-Innovate Award, Europe's award for innovation in language learning technology. The ceremony took place last Thursday in Brussels as part of the 2-day LT-Innovate Summit. This event brings together industry experts, investors and language training providers from all over Europe.
The rapid acceleration of technology has made learning possible anytime, anywhere and on just about any device. How and what we learn is up to us – we could be listening to a TED talk on the plane, joining a webinar hosted on the other side of the Atlantic while at work, or taking a quiz on an app before we go to sleep.
Just a few days left before our joint expert webinar with Laura Overton of Towards Maturity! In "Modernising Learning - how to stay ahead of the game", we'll show you some practical tips for improving your learning strategy and making a real impact on the bottom line. Over 150 learning professionals from around the world have already registered, so hurry up and save your seat before we book out!
While of course those organizations already using an LMS know how beneficial LMS can be, organizations that are new to the game often face a battle to convince decision makers of the benefits that an LMS can bring, in return for the investment. That's why we thought it would be useful to highlight five of the chief benefits that LMS can bestow on an organization.