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When Selecting an LMS – Small Company vs. Big Corporation?

When Selecting an LMS – Small Company vs Big Corporation? ‘Think Big!’  Many of us are familiar with the saying…Big car, big house, big salary, just BIG. So it doesn’t come as a surprise when it’s time to choose a company/vendor to satisfy our needs,

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Making your Implementation Execution as Successful as Hamilton: An American Musical

Making your Implementation Execution as Successful as Hamilton: An American Musical Blog #2 Customer Service Excellence during Implementation

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Election Day – Using Social Media Campaign Methods to Enhance Learning Programs

Election Day – Using Social Media Campaign Methods to Enhance Learning Programs Many of you, much like myself are incredibly tired of the election build-up.

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Baseball and your Learning Organization

Baseball and your Learning Organization As an admitted Cleveland Indians fan and gracious World Series loser, I thought long and hard about how I could

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Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process

Aligning Learning Needs with Business Process It appears that the work of a learning professional is never done. In order to establish an effective learning

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Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach

Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach In the marketplace, you will find that there is a wide variety of people who are fulfilling the same role; however, at the end of the day, not everyone is capable of the same outcome.

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The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems

The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems The Benefits of a Learning Management System (LMS) are quite wide and can contain

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The Power of Free Learnings – Non-SCORM Content

The Power of Free Learnings – Non-SCORM Content In the modern world, we have access to a wide-variety of free content. There are devoted websites that provide

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Training Manager Frustrations: The Customer Service Solution

Training Manager Frustrations: The Customer Service Solution A post written by Debbie Weltmer Everyone wants to receive good customer service and every company would like to think they offer acceptable to great customer service. Yet we all have

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What Business Application Training Accomplishes

What Business Application Training Accomplishes In corporate training programs, often the focus is strictly on compliance. It seems that not everyone is hip to the idea that there is indeed a utilization that

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Connecting the dots: What Corporate Training Can Learn from Formal Education

Connecting the dots: What Corporate Training Can Learn from Formal Education When we reach our breaking point or time where we decide that we are officially done with our formal education,

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The Disruptive Approach to the Learning Industry

The Disruptive Approach to the Learning Industry Not too long ago, all the rage in our industry was shifting focus to the disruptive business model. Whenever there is a long-standing construct,

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Learning and Development: The Presidential Debate Edition

Learning and Development: The Presidential Debate Edition Disclaimer: I shall start this post by stating that the internal views of this article are that

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xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program

xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program In the Learning and Development industry a very buzzworthy topic is xAPI (xAPI is also known as Tin Can API

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Open Badges – What you need to know

Open Badges – What you need to know With gamification being such a buzzworthy topic and so many successful manners in which to implement into your program,

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Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program Undoubtedly, you have heard it before. Statements like, “how do we make our learning program work for us?” or “let’s get social

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Fostering User Adoption in your Learning Program

Fostering User Adoption in your Learning Program As you transition from your outdated Learning Management System (LMS) to your new GyrusAim v16.1.0.4 application it is important to keep in mind your users’

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Fun Compliance Training – A Real Phrase

Fun Compliance Training – A Real Phrase

Fun Compliance Training – A Real Phrase In life, there are few certainties, one in particular which you will be exposed and subjected to is compliance training. It is not everyone’s favorite and with good reason.

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The Role of Coaching in your Learning and Development Program

Coaching in your Learning and Development Program

The Role of Coaching in your Learning and Development Program As summer winds down, and the intense heat we have been experiencing here in Virginia starts to subside,

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How to Persuade your Boss to Invest in an LMS

How to Persuade your Boss to Invest in an LMS

How to Persuade your Boss to Invest in an LMS Your learning program has been managing itself for years, or at least that’s what your boss thinks. But you know the dark secret that is lurking barely below the surface.

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Skill and Competency

Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach

Mad Skills – The Skill-Centric Approach In the marketplace, you will find that there is a wide variety of people who are fulfilling the same role; however, at the end of the day, not everyone is capable of the same outcome.

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What Business Application Training Accomplishes

What Business Application Training Accomplishes In corporate training programs, often the focus is strictly on compliance. It seems that not everyone is hip to the idea that there is indeed a utilization that

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How We Learn - Capitalize On Knowing

How We Learn – Capitalize On Knowing

How We Learn – Capitalize On Knowing Before I start, it is best to issue a few disclaimers: I am not a neuroscientist; this blog post is not written with appropriate scientific method. This post is written based on my personal understanding and could reflect deficiencies experienced in my own personal learning process.

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The Difference between Training and Development.

The words training and development are mostly used together in the corporate world and are seen as activities focused on improving the knowledge, performance and productivity of the employees.

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Why You Should Be Investing in Employee Development?

Employee Development is often seen as an optional requirement by organizations and they tend to neglect it without realizing

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Industry

The Truth Behind Skills Gap

The skills gap is widening across many industries and organizations are struggling to find people with right skills set despite the availability of a large pool of candidates. Let's understand the truth behind skills gap through our infographic.

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Oops, that hurt… The LMS and Workplace Safety

I chopped a finger off, well okay, just the last ½” of it at the lunula, about two weeks before I started my job with Gyrus Systems in a new industry for me: Learning Management.

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GyrusAim r15.1 LMS and Title 21 CFR Part 11

Release 15.1 of the GyrusAim Learning Management System (LMS) is now available and includes technical controls for the FDA's Title 21 CFR Part 11 compliance

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Ensuring 21 CFR Compliance with GyrusAim LMS

Technology has so greatly improved the ability to track and verify training records and certifications via digital signatures that physical records and handwritten signatures

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Training: The Key to Manufacturing Workforce Development Success

Manufacturing contributes $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy and supports about 17.6 million jobs as it continually grows and changes. (NAM) In this dynamic

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Gyrus Systems

Gamification, Badges, Levels, or Leaderboards

Gamification – Badges, Levels, or Leaderboards?

Gamification – Badges, Levels, or Leaderboards? Gamification is a buzzword you have undoubtedly encountered. The novel concept of taking something that is intrinsically fun

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Surprisingly Cool Things You Can Do with an LMS

Surprisingly Cool Things You Can Do with an LMS Not all Learning Management Systems are created equally. In fact, you would be hard pressed to identify matching features

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Six Things I Learned From Our Visitors Part II

Six Things I learned From Our Visitors Part II

Six Things I Learned From Our Visitors Part II How to overcome challenges experienced by LMS users from ATD 2016 In my previous post “Six Things I Learned From Our Visitors” I delved shortly into the gloomy cloud of sadness

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My Mom and Customer Support

I spoke with my Mom last night.  During our weekly conversations she enjoys reviewing the week, both the good and the bad.  This call was all about a recent customer

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Show Me the Release Notes!

I occasionally help out with RFPs. A common question is to provide a release or upgrade history (Release Notes) of our GyrusAim LMS that shows its revisions over time.

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Learning Content

xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program

xAPI – What it can mean for your learning Program In the Learning and Development industry a very buzzworthy topic is xAPI (xAPI is also known as Tin Can API

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The Future of the LMS

The Future of the LMS

The Future of the LMS – Where Are We Going? Throughout the course of history, some very brilliant minds have endeavored the obscure task of forecasting the future of technology. As we embark hundreds of years

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The Concept of Microlearning

The Concept of Microlearning

The Concept of Microlearning At Gyrus, we believe it is our duty to identify, discuss, and communicate our thoughts on upcoming industry trends. Today, we will evaluate microlearning and the potential it carries

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Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap

Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap

Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap As we become increasingly dependent on our technology, it only makes sense that it teach us as well. Elearnings as a whole are very attractive, as they offer an inexpensive

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How We Learn - Capitalize On Knowing

How We Learn – Capitalize On Knowing

How We Learn – Capitalize On Knowing Before I start, it is best to issue a few disclaimers: I am not a neuroscientist; this blog post is not written with appropriate scientific method. This post is written based on my personal understanding and could reflect deficiencies experienced in my own personal learning process.

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Training and Development

When Selecting an LMS – Small Company vs. Big Corporation?

When Selecting an LMS – Small Company vs Big Corporation? ‘Think Big!’  Many of us are familiar with the saying…Big car, big house, big salary, just BIG. So it doesn’t come as a surprise when it’s time to choose a company/vendor to satisfy our needs,

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Making your Implementation Execution as Successful as Hamilton: An American Musical

Making your Implementation Execution as Successful as Hamilton: An American Musical Blog #2 Customer Service Excellence during Implementation

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Baseball and your Learning Organization

Baseball and your Learning Organization As an admitted Cleveland Indians fan and gracious World Series loser, I thought long and hard about how I could

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The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems

The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems The Benefits of a Learning Management System (LMS) are quite wide and can contain

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Connecting the dots: What Corporate Training Can Learn from Formal Education

Connecting the dots: What Corporate Training Can Learn from Formal Education When we reach our breaking point or time where we decide that we are officially done with our formal education,

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Project Management

When Selecting an LMS – Small Company vs. Big Corporation?

When Selecting an LMS – Small Company vs Big Corporation? ‘Think Big!’  Many of us are familiar with the saying…Big car, big house, big salary, just BIG. So it doesn’t come as a surprise when it’s time to choose a company/vendor to satisfy our needs,

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Making your Implementation Execution as Successful as Hamilton: An American Musical

Making your Implementation Execution as Successful as Hamilton: An American Musical Blog #2 Customer Service Excellence during Implementation

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Training Manager Frustrations: The Customer Service Solution

Training Manager Frustrations: The Customer Service Solution A post written by Debbie Weltmer Everyone wants to receive good customer service and every company would like to think they offer acceptable to great customer service. Yet we all have

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What Business Application Training Accomplishes

What Business Application Training Accomplishes In corporate training programs, often the focus is strictly on compliance. It seems that not everyone is hip to the idea that there is indeed a utilization that

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The Disruptive Approach to the Learning Industry

The Disruptive Approach to the Learning Industry Not too long ago, all the rage in our industry was shifting focus to the disruptive business model. Whenever there is a long-standing construct,

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