The premise of WBT courses is being morphed from its true premise of non-linear learning, where an end user can access anywhere, at any time, and as often as they want into a section or sub-section of a course, into a ILT approach, under the guise of online learning.
While people often race out to get a LMS/LCMS, they may not need or want all the features that come with them, but believe they have nowhere else to go. A CMS – Content Management System, maybe is what they are really seeking.
SCORM Cloud has the possibility to become a real game changer, with its capacity to have SCORM 2004 compliant courses, uploaded from the end user in the “cloud” and the ability to test, deploy and report all in the “cloud”, regardless of your solution.
Social media continues to grow and expand on a constant rate. As a result, new opportunities and features are possible to incorporate in social learning, regardless of the platform – LMS/LCMS, standalone, learning community, portal, etc.
For social learning to achieve success, it must be integrated into social media. While some can argue that this is web 2.0, it is more along the lines of social media moving beyond its initial incarnation under the buzzword web 2.0.
There is no reason to drop hundreds of dollars for Dreamweaver CS3, CS4 or CS5, especially since there are plenty of open source competitors out there that can mimic Dreamweaver in many areas and even surpass it on other levels.
Many people turn to Moodle without knowing some of the pitfalls and challenges that await them. The biggest challenge is having someone with the strong technical expertise to assist you with implementation and long term development.
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.