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How to choose a Managed Learning Service

Choosing a Managed Learning Service Provider isn’t always a straight forward task. You are entrusting another company and need to be confident that they will be the best for you and your company.

At Optimus Sourcing, we are working with companies who have chosen us as their Managed Learning Service provider and are aware of the challenges they have encountered. Therefore, we decided to create this guide to help you choose a Managed Learning…


Added by Scott Drayton on May 21, 2013 at 12:43 — No Comments

Make learning more fun with interactive learning solutions

With soaring popularity of the new age interactive learning solutions people are now exploring a completely new and simple way of learning that has made training sessions fun. Gone are that days when people use to feel burdened even by the thought of attending training sessions. With interactive learning one can learn and understand even complicated things with ease and in a relaxed manner.

Business enterprises spend a lot of of money in providing work related…


Added by Akanksha Garg on May 17, 2013 at 12:07 — No Comments

What is a Managed Learning Service?

With Learning and Development budgets falling all the time due to the difficult financial outlook, many businesses are looking more and more to squeeze every penny out of their remaining training budget. In addition to this, L&D headcount is also diminishing resulting in a substantial increase in workload for the average L&D professional. These two factors, combined with the challenge to ensure best quality training solutions has led to a rise in the popularity of Managed Learning…


Added by Scott Drayton on May 14, 2013 at 15:39 — No Comments

Collaborative learning – Transforming your ideologies

Ushering in of globalization into the Indian industries has added to the intricacies of organizational functions. What is vital is the integration of these functions so that every process remains in synchronization with each other. The degree of intellect required to handle the complex tasks in aggrandising. This makes organizational training processes an imperative for employees. Training is the sole responsibility of the human resource department (literally the…


Added by Akanksha Garg on May 14, 2013 at 10:27 — No Comments

The Power of Positivity

I'd like to tell you about a simple tool/technique that was introduced to me recently at the end of my CIPD Level 3 in Learning & Development Practice qualification by our facilitator, Howard Rose of DPG Plc.

I'm compelled to write about this as I think it a valuable asset to any trainer's kit bag due to the pure simplicity of it and the fact that is all about the learner.

So what is it?

A written positive statement about an…


Added by Scott Drayton on May 9, 2013 at 14:37 — No Comments

e-learning solutions kicking out the conventions

Every organisation has the need for training which is conducted in order to improve the skills and knowledge base of the employees. As organisations operate there is a high probability for the development of learning gaps or myopic perceptions. These gaps exist between the required level of learning and the existing one. Apart from that myopic perceptions do get nurtured owing to lack of concrete organisational procedures and policies. This is common in every firm.…


Added by Akanksha Garg on May 9, 2013 at 11:01 — No Comments

LMS elearning enhancing organisational productivity

“Knowledge breeds gallantry”. This saying was propagated by some eminent scholars in the mid 17th century in order to foster realisations regarding the significance of learning. Many people are trapped with illusions in life and only appropriate knowledge can break these illusions. The same applies for organisations. Employees in an organisation are loaded with tremendous pressure of work which mounts by degrees. Tackling of organisational functions demands tactical skills which can only by…


Added by Akanksha Garg on May 6, 2013 at 11:03 — No Comments

Game based learning camouflaging fun with learning

Organisations of the modern era require proper and effective training materials which carry the potential to enhance the skills and knowledge of employees. Proper training systems can contribute to the productivity of an organisation by filling up the learning gaps existing in an organisation. Interactive e learning courses provided by e-learning service providers help organisations to build the knowledge base of their workforce. The new approach used in…


Added by Akanksha Garg on May 6, 2013 at 7:29 — No Comments

E-learning outsourcing – Your helping hand

There used to be days when organizations had to rely on orthodox and pretty conventional natured methods for imparting on-job training to their employees. These encompassed a prolonged process of reading reports, books and many more. Also there were cumbersome assignments provided to the employees to go through in order to become familiar with unexplored work. All these were too dull to arouse any interest someone and what’s more is that these assignments and books…


Added by Akanksha Garg on May 3, 2013 at 13:22 — No Comments

HRD 2013 Exhibition Review


This year’s HRD exhibition at Olympia was run over the 24-25th April and we sent along Paul and Hannah to experience all that it had to offer.  A key theme at the exhibition was that Leadership and Development was high on the agenda and the variety of suppliers that were exhibiting did reflect this. Both Paul and Hannah took in some of the seminars and we have featured some of the stand out ones below. They also met a number of suppliers to see what new…


Added by Scott Drayton on May 2, 2013 at 15:18 — No Comments

Interactive e learning - Your virtual teacher

Functions in organisations are becoming increasingly intricate because of the urges of every company to expand itself. Also the complexities mount when firms want to extend their reach in the market (plus the scary aggrandizing competition). These factors contribute to the rise in the number of functional departments. The more the departments the more significant becomes the requisite for integration of functions. Therefore a proper management system is an imperative…


Added by Akanksha Garg on May 1, 2013 at 13:50 — No Comments

Want to be counted in the top league – Hire mobile learning

On-the-Job training is an integral part of every organisation. They are focused to augment the skills and knowledge of the employees, so that they can contribute better to the productivity of the organisation. Training programs work in a holistic way to enhance the growth and learning curve of an organisation. If these training programs are camouflaged with learning management system…


Added by Akanksha Garg on April 30, 2013 at 8:13 — No Comments

E-learning solutions – The new age tutorials for firms

Functions in organisations are becoming increasingly complex owing to the urges of entrepreneurs to extend their grasp on the market share. Tough work requires tough training since employees need to be equipped to become adept to tackle organisational pressures. Although the human resource department is responsible for all kinds of training programs, but on today's date almost every organisation lacks concrete training procedures and less potent study materials. These…


Added by Akanksha Garg on April 25, 2013 at 13:46 — No Comments

Need for E-learning Outsourcing

With recession hitting the markets every now and then, companies today have made “penny saved is penny earned” as their motto for recouping. Having said that, the cost effectiveness of outsourcing and proper designing and development of the e-learning programs are the major reasons why companies opt for e-learning outsourcing. E-learning companies demands for skillful and knowledgeable workforce and…


Added by Akanksha Garg on April 17, 2013 at 10:15 — No Comments

Learn the smart way with E-Learning

The demand for skilful workforce is on the rise and this has led various organisations to lay more focus on, on-the-job training. E-learning, an emerging tool to learn the smart way, has therefore become one-stop solution for the companies worldwide. What adds value to e-Learning India…


Added by Akanksha Garg on April 16, 2013 at 12:51 — No Comments

Mobile learning, a new way to reach out to the employees

In the current scenario mobiles are not just there for calling, one can do a lot more than just talking. Smartphones have revolutionised the way people use to look at mobiles. Nowadays, it's like you are carrying a mini computer which can connect you to the world. Training sessions can hamper the productivity of the employees, mobile learning ensures that one can attend the these session without losing out…


Added by Akanksha Garg on April 12, 2013 at 14:06 — No Comments

Exactly what is a 'Professional'?

I recently agreed to give a talk to a group of IT Professionals entitled "Professionalism in IT, does it matter?". During the talk there was much consternation when, after posing a series of questions to the audience, I told them that 'none of you are IT professionals' - and this to a seasoned audience of senior practitioners in the industry.

My justification for making that bold statement was not that this audience was made up of incompetent, untrustworthy…


Added by Paul David Jagger on April 11, 2013 at 21:07 — No Comments

This house believes that Academic Education will never meet the skills needs of the IT Profession

An Oxford Union style Debate

"This house believes that Academic Education will never meet the skills needs of the IT Profession"

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists are jointly hosting an Oxford Union style debate on Wednesday 12 June 2013, 6.30pm - 9.00pm at Armourers' Hall in the City of London.

Guests of honour…


Added by Paul David Jagger on April 2, 2013 at 16:26 — 2 Comments

After Learning Technologies 2013

So after two of the busiest days in my calendar year at the annual Learning Technologies conference and event, I wanted to just do an initial round-up of what I saw and heard. I'll try and delve a little deeper in subsequent posts but need time to digest it a bit more first. It was fantastic to catch up with so many people at the event - and sorry to everyone I missed, it all went so quickly!…


Added by Kate Graham on January 31, 2013 at 10:48 — No Comments

Learning Technologies: Tune into the back channel (part three)

This is the final part of the pre-Learning Technologies 2013 build up, which if I’m honest I’m writing as much for myself as for everyone else! I want to check I’ve got everything covered and all the relevant information out there that will help people get the most from the event, both for those attending in person and those following the back channel. I’m a big lover of check lists, so here goes:

  • Links to the conference programme – …

Added by Kate Graham on January 27, 2013 at 23:08 — No Comments

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