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Do You Use Your LMS for Compliance Training? If Not, You Should. Here's Why.

  • August 27, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Compliance Management is evident in all businesses, large and small, new or old. While the types of compliance management necessary for success may not look the same, the underlying need for compliance is there and in many cases, controlled by more than one overseeing agency. From Federal to state governments, industry auditors and regulations, to meeting qualifications standards and certifications in an individual role - compliance is here to stay. Thankfully, with the robust growth seen in the learning management system industry, there is a much easier way to stay up on compliance efforts without adding a new product or vendor to manage.

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Key Differences Between Compliance & Learning: What Does Your Company Promote?

  • August 20, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Oftentimes it is standard practice to measure learning and development across an organization by levels of compliance. Compliance standards are typically set outside the company and audited, however, they can also expand to practices such as onboarding a new employee. In the latter case, employees go through onboarding to achieve a certain level of compliance that will deem them capable of working on their own, or show managers that they have at least marked a checkbox.

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The Principles of Adult Learning

  • July 30, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

If you work with a learning management system at an organization or business of any kind, it is likely that you are working to create courses and content for adult learners. Adult learners are different than other learners, say children or teens, for many reasons and as such need to have learning materials that cater to their specific learning styles.

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Measure the Effectiveness of Your E-Learning Courses

  • July 23, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

If you’ve been using any sort of online learning in your organization, it is likely that your learning management system comes with many different reporting features and functions to help measure the effectiveness of your online training. With all these different numbers and figures to look at, what exactly should you pay attention to and then what are the appropriate changes to make to improve those statistics? Through this blog post we will be dissecting some of the important metrics to pay attention to, what to do if the numbers don’t look good, and how to continue to improve the content and courses you offer.

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Tracking Training, Certifications & More in the Renewable Energy Industry

  • June 04, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

With new regulations on the horizon for companies in California that sell, produce, distribute, and install solar panels, there has never been a better time to adopt software solutions that help your company become and stay organized. In early May, 2018, California became the first state to introduce new regulations on houses being built, by 2020 each new house must use solar power. While California has long been the leader with its clean energy goals, many states will likely follow this initiative. 

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How Can E-Learning be Improved in a Company?

  • May 15, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

E-learning has taken the business world by storm. Originally adopted by educators all over the world, online learning and training has since been adapted to meet the needs of on-the-job training and continued education within an organization. E-learning is still a relatively new concept in both the education world and business world alike. With many sceptics and late-adopters of the learning management platforms, there is still some convincing to do before it is as necessary to a businesses survival as having some sort of cash flow - which, let’s face it, is necessary.

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Will E-Learning Replace Offline Learning in a Classroom Setting?

  • May 08, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Businesses have been pretty slow to adopt e-learning for their organizations when considering the introduction of technology to the learning process. In the early 1920s, machines were introduced to take tests that helped with grading - think the scantrons of today - and yet, it took another 80 years for organizations to really use these types of tools for the betterment of their companies. While the widespread use of the internet, relatively low costs of personal computers, and ease of use with present-day learning management systems have definitely increased the adoption rate for internal training and an abundance of on-the-job education opportunities, there is still a long way to go.

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Small Business Software: Workforce Management Necessities

  • April 18, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Old habits die hard. We’ve all heard it said, and within a company it couldn’t be more true. From employee number one to employee “X” habits become culture - what is set into motion in the beginning tends to become the foundation, and changing a foundation is difficult. While sometimes it doesn’t make sense when strategizing for a business to take into consideration what you envision future success will look like, but failure to do so can lead to employee habits that eventually get your business into trouble.

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Instructional Design Principles for Beginners

  • April 17, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

Perhaps you have heard of Instructional Design, perhaps you haven’t - but if you’re in the field of corporate training or working to produce content for adults or children to learn from, it’s likely helpful to have a working knowledge of instructional design. To that extent, we wanted to provide a resource in which to reference as you are creating training material, putting together courses, or working to teach others on any subject matter.

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5 Learning Principles for Learning and Development

  • April 16, 2018
  • VAIRKKO

So you’re a corporate trainer - or maybe you’re not - but you have been tasked with the learning and development of your organization. Whether you are in a small business setting or at the enterprise level, there is a lot riding on your position to be able to effectively disseminate information for the masses and ensure its appeal. This is no small order, but we think if you keep these five principles in mind when working through your learning and development program - you are off to a great start in terms of ensuring your programs success.

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