Lars Hyland on the Role of Learning Portals in Workplace Training

October 21, 2009 Sarah Danzl

Lars Hyland is the Director of Learning Services at Brightwave and author of the Lars is Learning blog. In this podcast, he discusses the use of learning portals in the workplace.

Lars’ perspective is that training is focused too strongly on delivery rather than learning effectiveness. As a result, training can lack relevance to individual learners. This applies to both traditional instructor-led courses and e-learning. Lars discusses how organizations such as Sky, the leading provider of digital television services in the UK and Ireland, are leveraging learning portals to improve time to competence for new employees by closing the communication and support chasm between an employee’s recruitment and the first day in a new role. Lars also explains how learning portals and LMSs can co-exist to provide the best of both worlds – contextual interfaces and centralized reporting.

About the Author

Sarah Danzl

Sarah manages the public face of Xyleme, overseeing all PR and Customer Communication. She is a specialist in written communications, media relations and reputation management. One of her favorite aspects of her job at Xyleme is working with the customers on on joint initiatives, including award applications.

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