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Getting Started with Modern Learning​

By: Bob Paulsen on January 4, 2018

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Adopting a new method of teaching and learning is never easy, especially when businesses have been doing things a certain way for so many decades. But with all that modern learning has to offer, through learning management systems, it is time for businesses and organizations to embrace change. If a business is thinking about adopting modern learning methods within the organization, this guide should help with the process.

Research

As with any other change to the business, it is important to identify the business cases for adopting learning management systems and modern learning. It is not enough to say it is better. A business should have detailed reports on how adopting modern learning would help the company and drive the business to new heights.

Identify the areas where the company’s current learning structure fails, or stutters, and how modern learning would present a huge improvement. When businesses see things in clear numbers, it is much easier to make the decision to change.

Get Help

If a business has no prior experience with modern learning or learning management systems, some outside assistance is needed. Whether that is in the form of a consultant or an LMS specialist is up to the business. It will vary with each situation. But some assistance will be ideal, as it helps the business adjust to the demands of setting up such a new way of educating and training employees.

Find the Ideal Learning System

When a business has accepted the need to transition to modern learning, it is time to find the best LMS for the job. There are so many great options, and each organization will have to make its own decisions. The LMS that works great for one business may not be so good for another, so it will require some assessment before a final choice is made.

Set Timelines for Implementation

A business cannot expect to go from educating and training employees in one way, to having a fully operational LMS within a week. These things take time, and there should be a realistic timeline for implementation. It is also a good idea to have a set policy on how learning and training will continue until the LMS is fully operational. Then it is about transitioning to modern learning, and ensuring there are no gaps forming as a result of the shift.

It is always scary when a business tries something new, but the benefit of adopting modern learning is so huge that it is a risk worth taking.

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