Learning Technologies 2015 in Review
We're back in the office after a fantastic two days at the exhibition. It was by far the busiest exhibition we have attended to date.
It was great to catch up with clients and friends from the learning and development sector, as well as demonstrating Prodeceo's features to lots of new people.
A busy stand.
Whilst we were busy on stand 126 I managed to find some time to see some of the talks. There were a variety of topics discussed but the common theme was still based around improving learner engagement.
Congratulations to Ann at Reapit for winning our prize draw.
What did you think of the show? Let us know in the comments below.
Is it time for an LMS?
Many companies struggle with making the decision to implement an LMS. Often the benefits are understood, but the time and cost are often considered a barrier.
As organisations grow there is an increasing need for training new staff and retraining current employees which places additional strain on training departments that may already be at full capacity.
Adding e-learning into your training portfolio can seem like a daunting task, but creating resources which can be accessed by employees online without placing ongoing demands on the training department allows the training department to scale training capacity more easily.
In addition to helping with training and on-boarding an LMS can help with training administration by notifying you of expiring training and enabling you to organise suitable training to ensure ongoing compliance. Handling this automatically can really help reduce the time spent on administration by a busy training department (Jess at Explore Learning estimates that Prodeceo saves her a day per week in admin. You can read her case study here).
Training With Technology Followup
We had a great turnout for the Training With Technology seminar that we co-hosted with Imagine Training. The turnout included a mix HR Managers, Training Coordinators and IT directors.
Our attendees left some lovely comments on the seminar, but my favourite from the day was:
I thought all three presentations were really interesting and informative - with each giving a different, but complimentary, perspective on our use of technology.
Dr Adam Chester, Prodeceo
Adam gave a presentation on how modern technology is affecting attention spans and how using short focussed courses can engage learners. He also discussed his five top tips for introducing the technique to your organisation. A copy of the presentation is below.
Karen Turner, Imagine Training
Karen delivered an excellent tutorial to some of the new features in Office 2013. I think that the most impressive feature is the amount of data that the new version of Excel can handle, and how easily datasets can be combined.
Neil Lasher, Fireeye
Neil's talk was a fascinating insight on how easily computers can be afflicted by malware and the potential repercussions. The biggest takeaway from the talk was to take sensible precautions like using a different password for every system and never letting your browser store your passwords!
After the success of this event we are keen to run another one next year, so if you would like to register your interest get in touch.
One Week Until Training With Technology
There is only a week to go until Training With Technology 2014! Three fantastic talks and a great opportunity to network with training and technology peers from around the country.
Keynote Speaker: Neil Lasher, FireEye
A pioneer of both eLearning and mLearning and a very experienced training designer and facilitator with a 25-year track record.
Neil sits on the advisory board of UK's Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) and leads the Docent program for the eLearning Guild.
In 2012 Neil worked for the Organising Committee of the London 2012 Olympics (LOCOG) helping to roll out 1 million hours of learning to 200,000 contractors and volunteers.
A recognised expert and thought leader in instructional design and workplace analytics for learning using xAPI, Neil can always be found testing new ideas and working with those on the cutting edge of both technology and learning.
Recently Neil has taken an exciting senior role as Senior Instructional Designer, with a growing team of highly skilled and technical learning experts delivering world-class learning to staff and Partners at FireEye, headquartered in Silicon Valley and ranked fourth on the Deloitte 2012 Technology Fast 500™
FireEye is a leader in stopping the new generation of cyber attacks, such as advanced malware, that easily bypass traditional signature-based defenses and compromise over 95 percent of enterprise networks.
FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based platform that provides real-time threat protection to organizations across all major threat vectors and each stage of an attack life cycle.
Click on the link to book your place now http://bit.ly/trainingtech14
Save Money On Your LMS
At Prodeceo we understand two things:
- A training management system is an essential tool for helping organise and deliver organisational learning.
- Learning and Development budgets are being squeezed.
An LMS should make compliance tracking and recording easy so that you have an instanly accessible overview of your company's status. In addition by removing the administration burden of managing attendance, you are freed up to make more of your time.
We want to make these benefits available to everyone, which is why we are one of the most cost effective LMS systems on the market today. Not only that but you get access to our fanatical support team who can help you set up Prodeceo in you organisation. You don't have to take our word for it though take a look at some of our case studies here.
If you are considering changing your LMS, or are looking to save money then give us a call on 0845 900 3830 or click to send us an email.