Thinking of changing your Learning Management System?
Nurture Marketing Specialist at Kineo APAC
You already realise that a visual learning management system creates so much more opportunity to engage, enjoy and retain learning. A learning management system (also known as an LMS) enables administrative staff to manage all elearning from one central portal, making it easy to provide effective intelligent learning opportunities.
We are increasingly waking up to the importance of data capability in our LMS and learning from that data to be more efficient when it comes to achieving learning impact.
Maintaining the interest of your individuals and engaging them in their elearning environment is more crucial than ever before. Your learning experiences should be tailored for your organisation, and for your individuals.
As Benjamin Franklin said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Individuals expect to be fully immersed in their learning experiences and so the LMS we conduct that learning on should be future-ready and adaptable to cater for our constant changing and increasingly digitized environment.
An LMS change is mainly influenced by;
- Product – features, functionality and integration with existing course content
- Provider – service, support
- Cost - licenses, maintenance and set up
So, if your LMS isn’t meeting your evolving needs anymore, your key deliberations for facilitating a culture of learning with tools to measure the effectiveness of that learning should incorporate;
- Multi-platform - to deliver an optimised user experience across desktop, tablet and smartphone.
- User-generated content and sharing capability.
- Learning technology to drive engagement through use of credentialing; utilising badges, rankings and rewards.
Credly is a good example of credentialing and helps people get recognition for their skills, to connect their verified abilities to opportunities, equity and access to members of the current and future workforce
- Social capability; moving e-learning and training from an old, traditional and outdated method of learning to an interactive, collaborative platform focused on increasing learner engagement and knowledge retention.
- Performance Management tools to align with an individual's ongoing development. These sit with visible organisational goals assigned to teams and individuals to achieve.
Take a consultative approach to your needs. Look at this internally along with key stakeholders including IT particularly for the migration and implementation. Alternatively, bring in an unbiased view through a learning expert.