There are literally hundreds of learning management systems available in the market today, so how do you choose one that suits your business?
For larger corporations there's a temptation to choose a system that forms part of a larger suite from an existing, major vendor. On the face of it, it seems like a safe decision: you want your learning activity to be integrated with other key management systems, so you can effectively track learning progress against each employees HR records and payroll.
Whilst these offerings might appear to meet your high level needs, like everything, the devil is in the detail. Learning is a complex process and changing work patterns are placing additional requirements on the training needs and processes within organisations. That's why you need to embark on thorough due diligence before making any LMS decision - otherwise you could find yourself with a solution that doesn't meet your ongoing needs.
The repercusions of a bad decision can be substantial, perhaps driving business units to develop their own solutions, abandoning the opportunity for an integrated, corporate-wide learning approach.
The goal is to provide a learner-centric user experience that is easy to access, easy to use and that supports any learning modality, including scheduled, self-paced, and blended learning. Users should be able to interact with instructors and collaborate from anywhere in the world, on any device, in real time or asynchronously.
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