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Mar
29

LMS Categorization Approaches

In the last entry we took a look at naming conventions for learning management systems (LMS) and how your LMS might look after sorting your training library into four categories: job function, delivery mechanism, technical requirements, and required vs. elective training. This time, I would like to start with a similar idea, but perform the separation or categorization approach according to some of the distinctions that relate to job functions.

What type of work does a particular class address? What kind of workers? Some different categories of training that you might note here are sales training, product technical training, internal computer system training, or training in the safe handling of factory equipment. Each of these categories is going to combine a number of different types of materials and different instructional requirements which will help you define what you need from any prospective LMS.

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Nov
06

Talent Development Driven By The Business

Business publications have been reporting on the recent announcement of Dell Computers’ plans to purchase EMC, the software, storage and professional services company. Recently, TrainingPros had the privilege to have EMC’s Ed Bell, senior manager, Education Technology; and Tom Clancy, vice president, Education on our Learning Insights Radio program in Boston. I came away from those conversations with the following lessons learned:

Learning leaders need to ask “what-if” questions.

L&D leaders at EMC discovered that sales professionals were using their smartphones to capture video and share best practices. The people in the trenches wanted to share best practices among themselves so they leveraged the technology at hand to produce their own training and performance support content.

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