Woohoo! Our technology wizards have been busy bees, beavering away behind the scenes – they’ve innovated, created and updated our award-winning LMS to make it even better!
You may remember that our Academy LMS was recently placed #2 in Craig Weiss’s 2014 worldwide list of top Learning Management Systems, also making it the best Gamified Social LMS in the world. Well, it’s even more special now!
Like our previous Academy LMS updates, Version 3.9 not only improves existing features but introduces cool new functionality, too. Learners are now able to upload images, files and links directly to their ‘Dialogue Stream’, a news feed reminiscent of Facebook’s own.
Admins are able to award learners multiple ‘Praise’ badges, which are like a pat on the back for doing a great job, and are accompanied by a running total so learners can see how many they have received – we’re really encouraging everyone to share the love!
Admins and Managers are also able to create multiple ‘Level Paths’, meaning that different learners/teams of learners ‘level up’ and gain access to various eLearning content at different times and in different orders. This creates a unique learning journey that the Manager can completely tailor to the individual or team. Everyone is unique, so it’s only right they should be treated that way by their online learning portal, isn’t it?
Taking into account the other improvements – security upgrades, improved menus and a ‘New content’ notification feature – update 3.9 is the most user-friendly and innovative version of the Academy so far.
But that’s not all! We’re super proud of our new ‘My Insights’ area, which tackles the well-known 70-20-10 problem: that only 10% of learning occurs through formal training, while 20% happens through observation of others and 70% occurs ‘on the job’. While most Learning Management Systems are capable of delivering, monitoring and reporting on the formal 10%, the very important 90% – which is what, in the long run, allows people to remember what they have learnt – has been overlooked. Until now.
The ‘My Insights’ area of Growth Engineering’s Gamified Social Academy Platform LMS takes social learning to the next level, allowing learners to communicate and collaborate around topics and interests to drive the learning community forward.
Still to come…
But we’re not stopping there! We’ve got a lot of exciting developments up our sleeves, like a Customer Excellence Centre, SMS notifications, a mobile learning app and automated reporting functionality. Stay tuned for more information!
Juliette Denny, our Managing Director, said:
“The team have been so busy lately coming up with these exciting new developments. It’s been great trialling all these different ideas and finding out what works best. We’ve started rolling out Version 3.9 across our Academies and the response has been incredible – the clients and learners love it!”
Intrigued about what our updated Academy Platform LMS has to offer? Hop on board the Academy Webinar Tour to find out!