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.
There are lots of stories out there regarding LMSs. Past ones included the LMS is dead (not true) and LMS customers want only systems that have talent management (not true). Sit back and read some harrowing LMS stories making the rounds and then you decide what is fact from fiction.
There are numerous trends that are appearing in the marketplace, especially over the past two quarters.
The LMS industry as a whole, continues to ignore what many e-learning customers are seeking in terms of features. Consumers want stronger administrative capabilities, more consumer marketplace components and mobile.
Cornerstone OnDemand’s Learner Cloud LMS contains an extensive set of features and options, but what hurts it is an outdated UI, a confusing catalog component and those same features – which can be overwhelming more times than not.
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?