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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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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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10 Tips for Writing Better E-Learning Scenarios

If you are writing a scenario-based eLearning curriculum or including scenarios in your content, you will want to create one that fits your employees’ needs. This can be a challenging task, but there are tips that will help you create the right scenario.
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Tips to Buying an LMS

The benefits of using an LMS (Learning Management System) that assists the Safety Manager with accurate and timely training and the ability to seamlessly scale up or down with the company, cannot be underestimated. 
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How to use Screen-O-Matic to create educational videos.

How to use Screen-O-Matic to create educational videos. Screen-O-Matic takes the best of screencast technology and puts it in the hands of educators and teachers to improve the elearning experience 
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