Tuesday, March 26, 2013

One Tool to Rule Them All

From fanpop
After investigating the current state of the LMS space over the past 3 months I have learned the following:
  • Adding content that is trackable is still awkward in the majority of LMSs
  • The type of reporting I want to be able to do -Is the training stuff I am developing actually helping the business?- has no BUSINESS being in the LMS.  It should be in the organization's business intelligence systems.  If you don't know or haven't made friends with your organization's resident Data Whisperer - it's time to go out and socialize.  Bring cookies.
  • The space really hasn't changed very much.
    • "Collaboration tools" is the new chat room / message board
    • The types of reports you can get are the same (butts in seats, completion and scores)
    • The assumption is still that the learning objects are "courses"
If I replace the LMS we have with another LMS - we still have the same problems.

Oh yeah - and the content library in the current LMS is too valuable to fully replace the LMS, so we would wind up with TWO LMSs.

Erm...yeah.  Sounds like a great use of our time.

I have a feeling I am not alone here.

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