The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-06-29T02:30:58Z Acorn Experts guide organisations in determining LMS Feasibility 2021-06-29T02:30:58Z acorn-experts-guide-organisations-in-determining-lms-feasibility Lack of support, too many moving parts and ambiguous accessibility. These are just three common pitfalls organisations find themselves in after selecting a poor learning management system (LMS). The Acorn subject matter experts have recently crafted an LMS Feasibility Study spreadsheet to help guide organisations in avoiding such pitfalls when selecting future LMS software. A feasibility study is a fancy name for assessing the practicality of a proposed plan. The feasibility template can be found in Acorn’s recent article here: https://bit.ly/3uOQ2Ve   The feasibility study takes place after potential suppliers have completed a request for proposal, or RFP. It serves as a master guide for comparing RFP responses easily. Fundamentally the study boils to one question: “Is this feasible?”   In addition to the template, the Acorn experts help guide organisations with key questions to ask such as “Are our requirements available?”, “What are the costs?” and “What is our ROI?”. They hope these questions, along with information about common pitfalls, will help organisations avoid issues in the future.   “The real value of an LMS isn’t found in the price paid, but in how well it addresses the needs of your organisation and users,” says Blake Proberts (Co-Founder & Managing Director).    “A feasibility study will help you understand what you need and if an LMS is a sustainable solution, so you don't find yourself stunted by an ill-fitting system or running over budget trying to make it to work for you.”   Pursuit Technology is a software development company that seeks to streamline systems through innovative solutions and unlock the potential of the workforce. Pursuit is all about putting the customer at the centre of everything we create. Since the inception of our Acorn LMS seven years ago, we’ve worked with everyone from local businesses to federal government agencies. In that time, we’ve maintained a 100% retention rate. Our Acorn LMS contains all the tools needed to support workforces – from onboarding and inductions through to compliance and ongoing development.  Acorn Experts detail how an LMS can boost employee engagement 2021-06-29T02:29:16Z acorn-experts-detail-how-an-lms-can-boost-employee-engagement It’s estimated only 15% of employees are truly and completely engaged in their work. So how does engagement get boosted? A tool that is often overlooked is the learning management system. The Acorn internal subject matter experts are seeking to raise awareness of this tool’s potential to boost engagement through their latest article. Acorn is a product of Pursuit Technology, and the full article can be found on their Acorn Labs blog: https://bit.ly/3imnDCD   Employees of today seek value and growth from their work. A learning management system (LMS) can allow them to continuously upskill throughout their employee lifecycle by weaving learning into their day-to-day schedule.   An LMS bears multiple features which are great for boosting engagement if utilised to their full potential. These include microlearning, quality content, accessibility, insights, gamification and multimedia. They also accommodate the collaborative and independent learner.   “An LMS meets employees where they’re already spending a lot of their time: online and out of office,” says Blake Proberts (Co-Founder and Managing Director).   “With an LMS, you could segment content into microlearning courses that can be accessed via a mobile device. Employees can then engage with learning when and where it suits them – which encourages them to self-motivate in the process.”   The LMS is also great for improving communication channels. They offer employees a way to communicate that speaks to them. Enabling push notifications means employees are constantly and instantly in the loop, while discussion or notice boards foster conversation and ensure individuals feel like they’re part of the business.   Pursuit Technology is a software development company which seeks to streamline systems through innovative solutions and unlock the potential of the workforce. Pursuit is all about putting the customer at the centre of everything we create. Since the inception of our Acorn LMS seven years ago, we’ve worked with everyone from local businesses to federal government agencies. In that time, we’ve maintained a 100% retention rate. Our Acorn LMS contains all the tools needed to support workforces – from onboarding and inductions through to compliance and ongoing development.   AcornLMS Experts present questions and strategies for finding the perfect LMS 2021-05-07T05:47:07Z acornlms-experts-present-questions-and-strategies-for-finding-the-perfect-lms Online learning has only been around for 20 years, but that hasn’t stopped more than a thousand learning management systems popping up worldwide. The Acorn experts have recognised that greater choices have led to a greater chance of choosing the wrong one. Unsurprisingly, it can be common that the wrong choice is made. With that in mind, they moved forward crafting an extensive guide on the questions and strategies to consider for an LMS software comparison. The full article is available now on their Acorn Labs blog: https://bit.ly/3ulWGSQ   The guide outlines four steps that frame the path to LMS procurement: identifying company needs, getting customer references, creating a shortlist and conducting due diligence. In addition to these steps, it highlights the questions to ask along the way, such as ‘is this LMS secure?’ and ‘what support will this vendor provide our organisation?’.   Not content with just providing some guidelines, the article is informative too. It delves into the types of LMS software, industry pricing plans and market trends. It details the advantages and disadvantages to each option in these areas. To sum it all up, it gives potential LMS buyers a very extensive overview of everything they should be thinking about when making that big decision to buy.     “Think of an LMS as the house for all your eLearning belongings. You want that house to be secure, easy to move around, and you certainly don’t want it to end up costing you more money than you thought,” said Blake Proberts (Co-Founder & Managing Director).   “That’s why it’s important to understand exactly what kind of ‘house’ will support your ‘belongings’. It’s why we created this guide to ensure buyers know everything they need to know, not only about the LMS but about their own goals too.”   Along with being a useful information resource, the article also provides a handy checklist where potential clients can simply tick the boxes to get a clear visual picture of which software stacks up best.       Pursuit Technology is a software development company which seeks to streamline systems through innovative ideas and solutions. Pursuit is all about putting the customer at the centre of everything we create. Since the inception of our Acorn LMS, we’ve worked with everyone from local businesses to federal government agencies. In that time, we’ve maintained a 100% retention rate. Our Acorn LMS contains all the tools needed to support workforces – from onboarding and inductions through to compliance and ongoing development.  Acorn Experts flag key LMS features and functionalities to consider when looking to buy 2021-05-06T05:28:33Z acorn-experts-flag-key-lms-features-and-functionalities-to-consider-when-looking-to-buy For anyone looking to acquire a learning management system (LMS) for their organisation, two things are important to consider and compare: features and functionalities. That’s according to the Acorn internal subject matter experts who have been hard at work to explore these areas in detail. Each organisation will have different requirements, and suppliers usually work within defined industries. Without research, it’s easy to attain an ill-fitting system – wasting time and resources that might be needed elsewhere.   Blake Proberts (Co-Founder and Managing Director) says choosing features “that align with your organisational goals will reap you the most benefits”.   The most important features to consider in an LMS include administration, learning analytics, authoring tools, integrations and customisation. Functionalities are all about what a feature (or all features combined) can do for a user. The team go on to consider a huge raft of these including: SCORM compliance, gamification, accessibility, performance tracking, eCommerce, streamlined processes and many more. The full article is available now on their Acorn Labs blog: https://bit.ly/32ZgHTi   Mr Proberts goes on to say, “As an example, consider the differing accessibility needs of your workforce. It might be something as simple as responsive screens or more complex like screen readers and bring-your-own-device compatibility.” “Ensuring that you’re selecting features that make the user experience seamless will in turn ensure your engagement rates are high.”   In addition to being a useful information resource, the article also provides a handy checklist where organisations can simply tick the boxes to get a clear picture of which software stacks up best.       Pursuit Technology is a software development company which seeks to streamline systems through innovative ideas and solutions. Pursuit is all about putting the customer at the centre of everything we create. Since the inception of our Acorn LMS, we’ve worked with everyone from local businesses to federal government agencies. In that time, we’ve maintained a 100% retention rate. Our Acorn LMS contains all the tools needed to support workforces – from onboarding and inductions through to compliance and ongoing development.  Acorn Experts present guide on LCMS features and considerations 2021-04-28T03:10:09Z acorn-experts-present-guide-on-lcms-features-and-considerations Continuing their work to educate the market, the Acorn internal subject matter experts have crafted a guide on understanding and comparing Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS). It is critical to note that an LCMS is different to a Learning Management System (LMS). It boils down to an LCMS being for content creators and an LMS being used to host learning activities. The full article is available now on their Acorn Labs blog: https://bit.ly/32R97dq   Blake Proberts (Co-Founder and Managing Director) said, “if the LMS is the foundation for online learning, the LCMS is a building block.”   “An LCMS is a useful tool for instructors to create and deliver content in industry standards such as SCORM. It’s even more useful if you have an LMS–LCMS integration to seamlessly pull that content into your LMS, and quickly modify it or create new versions.”   Acorn’s article is giving the industry a detailed comparison between an LCMS and an LMS to ensure anyone looking to utilise one can understand what they do and what they need. While an LCMS is often a separate entity focused on creating and designing learning materials; they can sometimes also be a part of an LMS system.   When it boils down to the decision on which LCMS to go with, there are some key features to compare and consider. These include responsive design, efficient workflows, localisation options, integrations and analytics. Acorn’s article provides detailed information on how to evaluate these features.   In addition to being a useful information resource, the article also provides a handy checklist where potential users can simply tick the boxes to get a clear picture of which software stacks up best.      Pursuit Technology is a software development company which seeks to streamline systems through innovative ideas and solutions. Pursuit is all about putting the customer at the centre of everything we create. Since the inception of our Acorn LMS, we’ve worked with everyone from local businesses to federal government agencies. In that time, we’ve maintained a 100% retention rate. Our Acorn LMS contains all the tools needed to support workforces – from onboarding and inductions through to compliance and ongoing development. Understanding integrations is critical to your ongoing LMS stability 2021-04-22T00:28:29Z understanding-integrations-is-critical-to-your-ongoing-lms-stability Recently working to educate the market further on the importance of integrations, Acorn LMS has tapped into their internal subject matter experts to shed light on the critical role integrations play. For context, a learning management system (LMS) is a digital education environment used by universities, HR teams, government departments, RTOs and more. Integrations refer to the capability of an LMS system to merge and share information with other software applications. This ultimate guide is available now to read on Acorn Labs.   Integrations tap into the comfort and familiarity of existing systems, thereby saving time and reducing manual labour. Those who implement an LMS and don’t consider integrations may find themselves with unconnectable systems which can’t easily collate data between the two. What exactly can some of these integrations do you might ask?   Single Sign-On (SSO) is all about using one unified system to log into multiple applications. An LMS can be part of this system, if it supports it. A Customer Relationships Management (CRM) system manages and analyses customer data. Connecting this information to the LMS allows you to get a better sense of customer needs quickly and efficiently.   “Integrations impact not only the user experience, but your business outcomes. For example, HRIS integrations allow learning and people data to be pulled between LMS and HR systems. This means strategic workforce planning activities are better informed, allowing you to make timely adjustments.” - Blake Proberts, Pursuit Technology Managing Director.    This is just the tip of the iceberg on some very useful information about what integrations are out there, and what they are able to do to help make your LMS experience smoother and easier.   Pursuit Technology is a software development company which seeks to streamline systems through innovative ideas and solutions. Pursuit is all about putting the customer at the centre of everything we create. Since the inception of our Acorn LMS, we’ve worked with everyone from local businesses to federal government agencies. In that time, we’ve maintained a 100% retention rate. Our Acorn LMS contains all the tools needed to support workforces – from onboarding and inductions through to compliance and ongoing development.