I want to be the first in a long line of folks to congratulate on getting that new LMS. If
A trend that is making its way through the LMS market is an increase in one time setup fees.
Besides having a modern and crisp UI, easy navigation and support, the difference between a great system and an average system are the features. But just having the minimal doesn’t cut it.
If you have ever had the pleasure or displeasure of being on a committee to find a learning management system,
Knoodle pitches itself as a social learning platform, but I didn’t see it that way. Rather, I found it to be a challenging and somewhat disappointing product, which is a shame really. A real shame, indeed.
The days of spending over 50K for a nice LMS is a thing of the past. Today solid systems can be found for less than 10K but you will need to make some sacrifices. Most often in robustness of features and a more streamlined approach.
A huge issue facing the industry is a hubris mentality. They believe that their system doesn’t need a new look because their current customers are not asking for it. Yet beauty is in the eye of the beholder and a new breed of customers are not seeing it in many LMSs.
Selecting the right LMS doesn’t begin with feature sets or even components. Rather it should be based on your segment – i.e. education/academia or corporate, then and only then, should features come into play.
A lot of people are asking questions when it comes to learning management systems. The questions posted are ones that are rarely asked, but should be, because they can have an impact.
When you are looking at a learning management system, asking some standard questions even before you get to the demo is crucial. But what do you know to ask?