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The Learning Management System has been with us for just 10 years or so, and yet for many it is now seen as the core system required for delivering e-learning in an organisation. I have already mentioned in an earlier posting how, that the first thing that is often recommended to someone embarking on e-learning is to buy a LMS! Even though the main topics of conversation in the L&D world are moving from creating content-based e-learning to informal and social learning, the LMS is still seen as the main learning system within an organisation, so it's time to review its usefulness (yet again). First of all, taking a look around the web, there are a number of people already critiquing the traditional LMS.. In fact, Jane Bozarth, on 21 March 2010, commenting on a posting, Facebook vs the LMS on Mark Oehlert's eClippings blog, wrote:
So you know you want an LMS. Good. This article isn’t here to tell you why you need one, or why you should use one, this is a guide for anyone who already knows they want an LMS, just wants a guide for what to check for. Over the years I have spent many hours testing content and trying various different Learning Management Systems, and have even done some LMS (like) design work with Articulate Online. Over that time period I have had the opportunity to learn a lot about what does work well, and what doesn’t work well in a lot of systems, so based on my knowledge on the subject, here is my list 10 things to consider before choosing in an LMS.
I know, I know. You don’t have time for all of this. You need an LMS and you have a teeny tiny amount of time to spend figuring it all out. Resist the temptation to skim the surface!! Several studies have revealed that at least HALF of the organizations that invested in an LMS were at least somewhat dissatisfied with their selection! Many orgs find themselves having to pay more than they anticipated to add or change features they thought they were already getting or in the configurations they needed.
And the emails just keep coming in! Of course I welcome more leads and suggestions for LMSes that are well-suited to the association sector and will continue to include links periodically. I am finding that I just don’t have the time to try out all of them.
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