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How VoiceFirst Technology can be used for Learning and Development

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VoiceFirst with eLearning and Learning and Development

Choice. It goes hand-in-hand with freedom. The freedom to choose how to access technology when, where and how you choose. Mobile learning technology gives us the freedom to take learning into our own hands. VoiceFirst technology removes the bind to the keyboard. Want to give your learners true freedom of choice to access training anytime, anywhere? We want to shift VoiceFirst technology right into the centre of the eLearning environment.

What does VoiceFirst mean?


VoiceFirst describes the action of using your voice to complete an activity – first. Voice-enabled devices such as Alexa or Google Home run programmable applications called skills,
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Best LMS 2018 – Reviews of the Greatest eLearning Platforms

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best learning management systems lms

In the early days of a business, delivering educational courses and training programs isn’t difficult. However, as your business grows, you hire more employees and partner with more companies, e-learning material gets dispersed across presentations, word documents, and files.

eLearning is a great thing for your business growth and with it comes the need to organise your training. That’s where an LMS -- a Learning Management System solution -- is useful.

However, there are hundreds of LMS solutions and they range from free to thousands of dollars a year.

To help you choose the best LMS, we’ve compiled the most recommended LMSs
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The Future of Learning and Development in the Medical Device Industry

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The Future of Learning and Development in the Medical Device Industry

Training in the medical device world is about to take a sharp turn toward the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) and Medical Device Sales Reps will lead the way. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is driving the pace of healthcare change to a preventative and predictive posture and the pace is accelerating exponentially. This new direction in medicine has the potential to make existing eLearning training obsolete.

IoMTs are a group of medical devices with linked application to healthcare information technology (IT) systems bringing with them massive growth opportunities based on patent scenario and market potential. A group of implanted and connected
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The State of E-Learning in the Medical Device Industry

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medical device elearning

With the population increase and the ever-aging population becoming more prevalent on the whole, it seems that the state of growth in the medical industry is at boom levels. With this being said; the innate necessity for e-learning has become crucial to the expansion, and learning strategies bring both understanding and ease in terms of knowledge and the sharing of it, within its vast framework of operation.

The use of applications that service this need is helping to achieve greater expansion, thus becoming the wealth and forefront of the medical industry as it grows ever wider in its ability to
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Interview with Clark Quinn, eLearning thought leader

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Interview with Clark Quinn, eLearning thought leader

Our Vice President, Conor Gilligan, recently interviewed Clark Quinn about his recent book ‘Millennials, Goldfish and other Training Misconceptions.’

Here’s what we learned…

The LMS isn’t the answer to everything


When we consult with our clients, we often find that the requirements for their project are very vast. We challenge them to understand the true business reasons for their decision to procure an LMS. In doing so, organisations appreciate our perspective, they find much better engagement and return on investment from the project.

This is why we use a range of technologies to bring about the solution for our clients. For example, we
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Should Learning be Technology Agnostic?

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watch and learn knowledge sharing

There’s increasing change in the knowledge economy with the power of new technologies and digital transformation agendas driven by many corporates. This is changing the landscape in terms of learning technology.

In the 1990’s, corporates would invest in one piece of technology, to manage their learning, succession, talent and recruitment processes. There’s a criticism of this approach today.

One, the digital means corporates can now have the best of breed applications for learning technology, and integrate them in a cost-effective manner. As methods of authentication for identity management have improved somewhat.

Two, learning technology components to deliver particular learning outcomes have got
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Learning Design: Keeping E-learning Ahead of the Game

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gamification

Gaming in e-learning may not be what we are familiar with, but it is becoming the future of workplace training. A recent study showed that the digital gaming industry accounts for 87% of the global market, spurred by 2.2 billion gamers across the globe (Newzoo). Playstation, Nintendo and internet games like Minecraft are starting to offer things nothing else does, and people are learning from them, even if it isn’t in the way we are used to.

With over a quarter of the world’s population involved, it’s wise to ask: what can we learn from them? What can we take
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A Guide To Effective Apprenticeship Training

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A Guide To Effective Apprenticeship Training


Introduction


What are the National Apprenticeship Reforms?


Under the National Apprenticeship Reforms, the Government wants to give employers in England:
  • Control in designing apprenticeships;
  • Flexibility of delivery;
  • A simplified funding system; and
  • More effective training for their apprentices.
To achieve these aims, some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.

 


Perspectives: Why are the reforms happening?


Government research shows that economic benefits are generated when education and training helps individuals to achieve a higher level of qualification, increasing their employment prospects, productivity and wages.

Employers


82% of employers
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Totara 11: What’s New?

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totara 11 whats new

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25th of May 2018 for all EU countries, it’s vital organisations can fulfil their requirements. Totara Learn 11 features a range of data protection features and user data management tools to ensure your organisation’s learning management system supports GDPR compliance. Totara Learn also offers a range of new functionality in this latest release for administrators, course managers and learners alike.

 

Site Policy


The new Site Policy feature will allow organizations to create a site-wide use policy that users must review and agree or decline -- with all responses recorded. Versioning
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Webanywhere – GDPR compliant by May 2018

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GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policy has been approved by the European parliament in 2016.  This is the most significant change to the current data protection policy in the last 20 years.

The new regulation is designed to enhance individual’s rights to data and also unify data protection policy across the EU.

Webanywhere has been committed to data protection since inception in 2003.  With the new GDPR policy coming into place, Webanywhere will provide support to clients in this transition.  There remains huge potential in learning technologies to improve education outcomes.

Our commitment to you


Webanywhere is currently compliant with data protection
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What Information Should Be Included In A Learning And Development Plan?

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learning and development plan

My motto is 'keep things simple'! I know there is a school of thought out there that says the exact opposite in order to justify peoples’ existences and spending wheelbarrows of cash on explanations and solutions. Keep things simple.

So, what information should be included in a learning and development plan? In old money, I suppose this plan is analogous to a ‘curriculum’, but maybe that word is a little out of fashion with its association with school, and by it not actually having the word ‘plan’ in it, could suggest that no planning is required. That would be, of
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How to design and develop good elearning

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eLearning

Well, if that isn’t the six million dollar question, I don’t know what is!

For me, it’s important to recognise that elearning is not the panacea to cure all training needs. Some things are just better done by a practical, although the theory and watching somebody else doing it could be provided by elearning, e.g giving someone CPR.

Elearning also isn’t really viable where the subject matter could be subject to continual changes – simply from the expense point of view.

That said, there is a myriad of ways where elearning is ideal, but what makes it good?

First, it’s down to the
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All You Need to Know About the Learning Technologies Conference

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Learning Technologies

 

We’re only hours away from Learning Technologies, incorporating Learning & Skills, a huge two-day conference in London. What can you expect from this conference and how can you make the most of it?

 

What is the Learning Technologies Conference?


Learning Technologies has been running for over 18 years, becoming Europe’s leading conference on organisational learning and the technology that supports it. It’s a great opportunity to explore the latest technologies for learning – not just what the gadgets are but how people are applying them in innovative, useful ways.

The conference has recently expanded. There are five different tracks filled with speakers
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Why Have an L&D Department?

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Why Have an L&D Department

Maybe the question ought to be ‘Why not have an L&D department?’ To me, it’s a no-brainer. How many times do companies say that people are their biggest asset? Are they lying, or exaggerating?

Look, until they have robots doing all our jobs, and we don’t need to work at all, people really are a company’s greatest asset and forging ahead with developing required skills is the L&D department.

So, helping people to do their jobs more efficiently is core, which makes the whole organisation more efficient. Sing your successes from the rooftops. Ensure you remain cost effective by establishing what success
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How to compare Learning Management Systems

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Compare Learning Management Systems

OK, so you want an LMS.


Where do you begin? It is a minefield – there are so many from which to choose.

So, do your homework so you know exactly what you want, and know what your budget is – as the latter is always the bottom line.

I can’t really help you with your budget, but I certainly can help you with your homework.

 

First, understand why you want an LMS


It’s usually for these reasons:
  • Track your learners’ progress – will you need it to be able to record off-line learning, such as attending seminars?
  • Track their scores/passes/fails/number of attempts, which
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Seven Things that Grab the Learner’s Attention when Designing Content

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designing content

I’m always a little trepidatious whenever I have to do some elearning. Like most people, I expect, I’m doing it because I have to and not necessarily because I want to. Unfortunately, there is some dreadful elearning out there and it’s almost certainly guaranteed to make my eyelids heavy and I literally have to fight dozing off. When I reach the end, I ask myself if I enjoyed it, well, to be more honest, I ask myself this question all the time as I’m going through it. I want to enjoy it, I really do, but it’s like a
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