A common complaint about LMSs across audiences is that they don’t deliver the highly interactive, easily accessible learning experience employees want, nor do they provide the business results sought by executives. That’s because they weren’t really designed to do either. Recall that LMSs are designed to be proficient at core functions. Fulfilling core functions for a given audience has often resulted in tradeoffs that compromise other functions users expect or need:
Learning Management Systems:
There are plenty of opinions about the current state of learning management systems (LMSs)—some say their expiration date is near, while others assert LMS is alive and well. Numbers are revealing here. Investments made in these systems each year, to the tune of over $5.2 billion show a continued prominence. That number is expected to grow to more than $15 billion by 2021 and it doesn’t take into account associated investments in platforms and tools—including content development and integration, assessment, curation and other marketplaces.
We believe there are great reasons to learn and test through online training companies. We believe it to the extent that we’re assisting one of our partners, GogoTraining, in bringing you a special offer on the PEOPLECERT ITIL Foundation Exam & eLearning course.
Leverage Sponsor Templates to Gain Flexibility and Visibility
Most certification bodies, or sponsors, are in a position to develop classes, eLearning, books and other resources to prepare candidates for their certification exams. The use of these various learning components requires a defined workflow in many cases, such as completion of course prerequisites, gaining approvals before the release of certification exams, and for some sponsors, the separation of revenue streams from certification and training activities to meet compliance requirements.
Investing in training and professional development has proven to be beneficial for both employee morale and an organization’s profitability. In fact, the majority of executive-level managers surveyed by Deloitte in 2015 agreed that the area of learning and development was more important than ever—a sentiment that is backed by numbers. Many medium and large organizations invest anywhere from 2% to 5% of salary budgets back into professional development and training.
Have you ever asked yourself:
“How are others in my position able to overcome some of the problems I am facing? Isn't there a better way to manage my learning program?”
Working with learning professionals throughout the years, we have all experienced and dealt with loads of challenges when delivering learning initiatives. Today, new tools and technologies, sources of information, ever-changing learning standards and an increasingly global learning world have made it so even the most experienced professionals will need to learn how to navigate a learning world with more moving parts than ever before!
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What is Sponsor v1.0
After years of supporting the business needs of Enterprise learning buyers and Channel partners we are pleased to announce the latest addition to our Xvoucher Learning Exchange. Sponsor 1.0, built to empower certification bodies, associations or any learning organization to expand their channel reach while extending control of their training, certification or learning programs. Control is maintained outside of internal systems with complete visibility into product sales and use, down to the end user.