Part two of the series – “Out with the old LMS into the new”. This part includes methods and what if your LMS vendor asks you to stay, plus financial challenges.
You are tired of your current LMS vendor and want out, yet you have no idea on how to do this, what you need to know and the techniques to switch immediately as soon as your contract ends into your new LMS, seamlessly.
Pricing for the Up and Coming LMS providers.
There are many buzz words in the industry, but often times they can be confusing. On the other side, vendors love to pitch their clients, but how do you find out what clients really like their system.
Too many people in the e-learning industry have been caught up in the buzz word of “web 2.0” when it comes to LMS/LCMS or frankly anything tied to the e-learning sector. In reality, what they should be saying is “social media” and dumping the buzz word of web 2.0.
The e-learning industry – and especially LMS/LCMS systems – is not a non-negotiable industry. Just because they offer a street price, doesn’t mean you should pay it, nor should you. The time has come to end LMS Moneyball.
Some vendors offer a wide variety of add-on options or better known as “modules” which do not come as standard features in their LMS/LCMS. We discuss the Truths and Realities behind this approach.
More Puzzlers that LMS/LCMS vendors seem to have forgotten when it comes to the REAL WORLD! Operating Systems, Browsers and a Language.
LMS/LCMS vendors are now pitching mobile learning, social learning and everything you can imagine, yet they still are living in a time warp from the 1980’s when it comes to great service to the client/customer, true emerging technology and real time support.
While the rage in the m-learning industry is focusing on Smartphones, I believe the real player in the market will be the e-reader, which offers enormous possibilities and features that will truly incorporate the essence of e-learning.