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The Evolution of Corporate Learning

Posted on June 26, 2017 By Jake White

An important part of plotting our future success is a better understanding of where we came from, which is why we’ve created a helpful infographic that charts the evolution of corporate learning. What is corporate learning though, and why is it so important to business leaders? Corporate learning is the system by which a company acquires and transfers knowledge and applies it to challenges to innovate. Effective corporate learning creates a workplace that can not only compete but thrive in a modern market. […]

What This Report on Academic Learning Means for Your Corporate Training Program

Posted on June 23, 2017 By Jake White

A report by the U.S. Department of Education published in 2009 concluded that after accessing 99 studies done over 12 years, “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.” These studies presented quantitative comparisons of the performance of students taking the same course online or in a face-to-face learning environment across a variety of disciplines. The combined evidence pointed towards a slight but statistically significant benefit to those using the online learning software. […]

Why You May Be Wasting Money on Employee Training and How to Fix It

Posted on June 22, 2017 By Jake White

Employee training is an important part of any corporation. Ensuring that it is efficient, effective, and adaptable is key to thriving in a competitive market. However, companies have been making the same mistakes when addressing this important issue for decades, and it costs them millions. […]

The State of the Corporate LMS

Posted on June 21, 2017 By Jake White

The capabilities of eLearning have grown exponentially over a short period as technology becomes more ubiquitous inside and outside of the classroom, and as everyone from schools to businesses realizes it’s efficiency. While eLearning started as a tool for school rooms, companies who create the software have seen much more financial success in corporate LMSs than in academic LMSs. […]

How to Fully Utilize Your Business LMS and Update Your Training for 2017

Posted on June 08, 2017 By Jake White

It’s becoming increasingly evident that traditional employee training methods (the kind that involves scheduled seminars and classes) are outdated and ineffective. Many businesses Learning Management Systems (LMSs) lack the tools and ease of use to make online learning more than the same tired principles applied in a digital setting. That doesn’t have to be the case. […]

A MICRO-GUIDE TO WHAT AN LMS SHOULD DO

Posted on June 06, 2017 By Jake White

  At Torch LMS, most of our new clients found us while looking for a new LMS - frustrated with their previous LMS’s lack of features and design. For you though, this might be the first time you’re buying an LMS, and a comparison among LMS’s won’t be very helpful yet. This micro-guide is for you so you can easily understand what a good LMS could do for your business.  Kris Spisak of BusinesstoCommunity recently wrote about what a good LMS should do. As a starting point, I’ll summarize her guidelines for you and add in a few more key points from my experience: WHAT A GOOD LMS CAN DO: […]

Employee Training: Three Reasons to do More Training

Posted on May 15, 2017 By Jake White

Workplace training & development is more important than ever. Jack Welch once said, “An organization's ability to learn and translate that learning into action is the ultimate competitive advantage.” We will look at three ways organizations can increase their competitive advantage through employee learning & development. […]

Corporate LMS: How to Pick the Wrong Learning Management System

Posted on March 27, 2017 By Jake White

With dozens of business-focused learning management systems available, it can be a challenge to identify an LMS vendor who will perfectly align with your needs. There are a number of things you can do to avoid making the costly mistake of choosing the wrong provider. Perhaps the best place to start is with what you should not do. Through years of experience, we have identified five areas that will increase your chances of choosing the wrong LMS solution.  […]

Corporate LMS: Torch LMS's Top Ten Little Features That Make a Big Difference

Success is often in the details, and at Torch LMS we’re dedicated to giving you everything you need to help your employees be successful throughout their careers in your organization. We talk a lot about the big differences between our LMS and our competitors, but there are also a bunch of little things that make Torch LMS easier and more efficient. These often overlooked features can make a big difference in the ease of use and effectiveness of your training. Here are just 10 of our favorite small but mighty features that are unique to Torch LMS. […]

Learning Management Systems: How Do Learning Management Systems Work?

Learning Management Systems (or LMSs) have become quite popular in academics and business in recent years, but many people are still left puzzled as to what exactly the term describes. We wanted to clarify both for our potential clients and for the curious what these systems are and how they’re changing the way that we learn and interact in academia and the workplace. […]