The 5 Benefits of Lifelong Learning

June 29, 2020

The 5 Benefits of Lifelong Learning The Benefits of Lifelong Learning In a 2020 report, Pew Research Center found that 73% of American adults consider themselves “lifelong learners,” meaning they seek out learning activities in either their personal or professional lives). These learning activities take many forms, from online seminars and courses through hands-on workshops…

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What is a Learning Record Store (LRS) ?

May 29, 2020

According to xAPI.com, a Learning Record Store (LRS) is the heart of any xAPI ecosystem. If you are not sure what an xAPI ecosystem is, please check out our previous blog on this subject here. Essentially, xAPI-enabled applications generate metadata in the form of ‘statements.’ The application sends these statements to an LRS server that then receives,…

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The Strengths of Microlearning Today

May 26, 2020

A Microsoft report showed that the human attention span has shrunk from twelve seconds in 2000 to eight seconds in 2013 to one second, which is shorter than the average goldfish. The Microsoft generated a lot of buzz in the marketing world, as it recommended marketing tactics evolve to engage today’s distracted consumer. For the…

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Meridian LMS Spring Release Delivers Powerful Compliance and Certification Tools

April 27, 2020

Reston, VA – April 27, 2020 – Meridian Knowledge Solutions today announced the availability of Meridian LMS Spring 2020, the latest version of its award-winning learning platform. Meridian has emphasized new certification and compliance management capabilities in its latest release. Newly developed accreditation and certification features offer big benefits to associations looking to strengthen their continuing…

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Video Fatigue is Real

April 23, 2020

We are experiencing a time of great uncertainty. Schools have shifted to online, working from home is the new norm and the word “Zoom” seem to be in everyone’s vocabulary. With social distancing measures in place across much of the country, we are relying heavily on other forms of communication to stay connected. Thanks to…

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Meridian LMS Utilization Rates Skyrocketing During Crisis

April 16, 2020

Distance learning in general has been in the news a lot lately, especially with respect to secondary and post-secondary education. However, online learning has clearly taken on greater importance in the world of work as well. As working from home and managing remote teams becomes the new normal, the ways that companies need to engage…

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Why Development Planning Shouldn’t be an Afterthought

April 9, 2020

Most of us who have spent time in the HR or training space understand development planning often manifests itself as an ugly compromise within organizations. Those who see learning and development as a line-item expense, rather than an investment in future performance, fight to minimize the impact development planning has in terms of taking people…

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The Top 10 Essential LMS Reporting Features

March 20, 2020

Data-driven solutions can help your organization overcome barriers to learner success, ensure compliance, and make more informed decisions. No matter the specifics of your learning programs, it is not likely that an out-of-the-box LMS report will provide all the data that you’d like to track. Out-of-the-box reports will provide some of the information you need,…

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Are You Ready to Replace Retiring Workers?

February 21, 2020

State agencies and local municipalities expect a significant rise in the retirement rate of their workforce during the next five years. Firefighters, police officers and other public safety personnel are expected to make up a significant portion of all total retiring workers. This trend is primarily due to the fact that staff in these emergency…

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Getting a Jumpstart on 2020

February 5, 2020

Meridian Knowledge Solutions recently wrapped up our annual Corporate Kickoff meeting. This year’s theme was “Turning Clients into Fans”. It’s no secret that the learning management systems industry is constantly evolving and reinventing itself. As a leader in this space, we at Meridian must evolve as well. Led by Meridian’s Chief Strategy & Operations Officer…

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