Many people assume that if they build/implement and launch their LMS, that all their employees are going to be running to it and accessing it. Worse, they believe if it is mandatory, it will especially happen. Sadly, it does not. Developing a marketing strategy and campaigns are essential to your success with your learners and system’s growth.
Many people have no idea on when it comes to the LMS landscape. They assume that the larger players are the best, the smaller ones are the worst. They are unfamiliar with the how the market works and what is out there. They never know the inside scoop. Now, they will.
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.
HTML5 is on its way, with stronger video/audio, multimedia capabilities far superior to Flash. What this means to e-learning, is the power to change the playing field, do more than ever before and take your learner to the next level.
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.
In the learning management system world there are a lot of myths, falsehoods and truths; but finding out which is which can be a task itself.
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.