ata is the new black gold.
The saying has been floating around for a few years now, and only continues to prove it's worth. Successful companies are those who collect extensive data, analyse it effectively and then use that information to drive critical business decisions. Why rely on a conversation or a hunch when you have thousands or millions of points of hard evidence to support your direction?
It's a maxim that should apply to your Learning and Development strategy too. If you're not collecting data on your digital training courses and learning projects, you'll struggle to prove the effectiveness of your work or improve your outputs. So how do you collect and analyse learning data?
Simple: with an LMS.
What is an LMS?
LMS stands for Learning Management System.
Simply put, the purpose of an LMS is to help administer, track, report and deliver online training. It allows organisations of any size to track the progress of their team’s learning and development and analyse their results to gain a better understanding of where they are at with the essential knowledge of the workplace. It also helps to maintain unified standards of work amongst the team as well as track their individual or unique learnings. In a nutshell, it’s the one-stop-shop for all things learning for both the individual and the organisation.
At HowToo, we understand how important it is for learning to have a home, otherwise it is left floating around the internet with no way of being traced, collected or analysed.
That’s why we created HowTooHub.
What is HowTooHub LMS?
HowTooHub is a seamless learning management system that can host and deploy any SCORM compliant and xAPI (TinCan) compatible learning modules. It is a mobile-friendly platform that is simple to set up, cloud-based in Australia, and cuts out the costs and complications of establishing in-house learning management from the ‘ground up’.
Better yet, HowToo and HowTooHub have been fully integrated so that you can directly publish your finished digital training courses from HowToo to HowTooHub.
Training for the HowTooHub LMS is included in the purchase price. It is performed with the intended platform administrator(s) over two hours either in person with our team or via WebEx.
You’re in safe hands.
We understand it can be a little stressful putting the learning information of your company online, but be assured it is a completely secure service, hosted on Amazon AWS EC2. We use their Sydney-based Asia Pacific systems physically located in Sydney and owned by AWS directly. On top of this, we have 24x7 website monitoring in place to alert our management team in the event of a major incident.
HowTooHub is also compliant with the PCI scan validation. To earn validation of PCI compliance, network devices must pass rigorous testing that probe all of known methods used to access private information, in addition to vulnerabilities that would allow malicious software (i.e. viruses and worms) to gain access to or disrupt the network devices being tested. HowTooHub is protected by a GeoTrust SSL certificate and all passwords are encrypted.
Stored data on the AWS platform is a vital component that requires significant attention to ensure a high level of security including:
- Primary server data is stored on Enterprise Grade SANs
- All storage devices are located in fully secure, Tier 3+ data centres
- All physical access to devices is monitored and recorded
- Only internal AWS staff are allowed physical or admin level access
It’s time to bring your learning home.
It’s practically begging to be put in a home as comfortable and secure as HowTooHub. Get in touch today!