Does Your LMS Keep Up With Changing Times?

Change_LMSWelcome to the world of Web 2.0, where, if you aren’t using technology to communicate, you are falling behind.

Blogs, live chats, video messaging, online communities and social networks are all products of Web 2.0.

These forms of communication reign in people’s personal lives and in the business world. Most businesses respect this by developing “Bring Your Own Device” policies or ensuring their technologies remain current enough to host these many communication channels. However, a smaller number of businesses embrace Web 2.0 to the point that they let it guide their training practices and workplace communication.

Remotely hosted social learning management systems are doing just that. They are platforms that provide training solutions and Web 2.0 communication features. Companies that use these systems are finding that they simplify other areas of business too, mainly remote learning, teamwork execution, and knowledge sharing.

Remote learning

These days, many employees work remotely because it is easy and cost effective. Under some circumstances, businesses favor this set up, too. It allows employees to travel for business or work from home which can greatly reduce overhead expenses. With an LMS, training can also be completed remotely. Social eLearning features like blogs, podcasts, video conferences among others are known to be just as effective (if not more) as classroom training.

Teamwork Execution

Even though work teams may be scattered by location, they can be fully engaged in a single project at the same time thanks to Web 2.0 tools. Realtime communication tools, status updates, calendar sharing and social profiles make it possible for teams to interact online like they would in a physical work environment.

Knowledge Sharing

One of the greatest benefits of Web 2.0 is the ease at which people share information. For instance, it seems second nature for a person to repost an article, share an infograph, and broadcast a speech. When these tools are brought into a workspace, employees can use them to increase their knowledge of the company’s industry, its competitors, and current events that affect their work. Web 2.0 tools allow people to transmit information quickly so that no employee ever feels out of the loop.

Companies that are just becoming aware of Web 2.0 tools may be tempted to turn to free social networking sites to enact social learning solutions. However, a better option is to consider an all-inclusive social learning management system (LMS). A social LMS provides Web 2.0 tools as well as training options, business operation functions and robust reporting features.

TOPYX® provides these tools and more. The award winning social learning management system is esteemed by its customizable software, easy installation process and comprehensive list of features. Explore TOPYX: click here to request a free demo.

Is your business taking advantage of Web 2.0 communication tools? If not, you might be missing out on valuable opportunities for remote learning, team planning, knowledge sharing and more. Embrace these features and enter the world of Web 2.0.

Jeffrey A. Roth
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
[email protected]
interactyx.com

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