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Danica Miller

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What is Blended Learning?

Blend Learning As digital technology has provided more avenues for delivering instructional material, the use of and advantages of blended learning has become increasingly more apparent. 

What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?

When you need to get information to your employees, how do you go about it? You could send out bulletins or call a staff meeting. Many companies hire an instructor to train employees with important new information. However, many of these methods are ineffective, expensive or time-consuming. A learning management system (LMS) automates the learning process, allowing you to create courses, assign the segments to your employees and then analyze the results. The History of LMS Learning management systems are not new, although the ability to work across the network is relatively new, dating back to around the birth and popularity boom of the internet (eLearning was a term first coined in 1998). Before online training, there was computer-based instruction (CBI), computer assisted instruction (CAI) and computer-assisted learning (CAL), which were all forms of individualized, computer-based learning curriculum. The advanced software infrastructure, content library expansion and ability to work remotely (accessing content via the internet), are all new developments that have continued to push the relevance and functionality of LMS into the impressive versions available to today’s companies.
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Benefits of Blended Learning

Blended learning offers students and businesses the “best of both worlds,” combining an online learning management system (LMS) with in-person resources like reviews or individualized instruction or training to create a truly custom learning environment optimized for results. Multiple studies have supported the advantages offered by a blended learning approach, including a recent meta-analysis by the U.S. Department of Education. If you've been wondering what some of the advantages of blended learning are and how those advantages might benefit your business or organization, here's a brief list of some of the biggest benefits blended learning can offer:

3 Tips for Increasing E-Learning Buy-in at Your Workplace

To date, there have been many studies demonstrating the benefits of e-learning in a workplace environment, and it would be nice to think that when it comes time to convince your board or boss to implement e-learning at your company, your task would therefore be simple. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. After all, board members, bosses and managers didn't get to where they are by saying “yes” to every idea that comes their way. If you believe e-learning would make sense for your workplace but you just need a little extra help convincing others, Inc. magazine offers these three tips that just could win you the approval you need:

7 ways to Use Video to Add to Online Learning Engagement

When it comes to e-learning, quite often straight to the point text is best. However, there are certain topics and subjects where it is much better for you to show rather than simply “tell.” That is when you may want to consider something utilizing different forms of media, such as video. However, using video in a strategic manner is key if you want the best learning results. Before you create or utilize your next video, keep in mind these tips for effectively utilizing videos in your e-learning process.
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