Is Your LMS Going Out Of Style?

LMS Trends

The LMS is an integral part of the L&D industry across corporates, training institutions and a steadily increasing number of educational institutions. With the passage of time, it has created fashion statements of its own.

Fashion comes and fashion goes, and whereas it is ‘cuts’ and ‘styles’ that define the fashion industry, it is technology that defines what’s trending in the LMS.

Over the years the LMS has been subjected to different styles – here’s a look at what’s trending in the latest LMSs and what’s gone out of fashion.

What’s Out What’s In
Mainframe systems Cloud computing
LMSs that track results but do not manage eLearning Integration of HRMS and LMS
Separate HRMS and LMS Integration of HRMS and LMS
Systems that are limited to getting learning material online Informal learning, skills and specialization, talent management
Merely a learning management system Promotion of collaborative/social learning, content management
Applications that are limited to payroll, training administration, general personnel administration, and record keeping Integrated talent management solutions with the capability of new applications being added on a regular basis
SCORM and AICC compliant LMSs Experience API compliant LMSs
LMSs that provide only online learning LMSs that provide online as well as offline learning
Provision for only online learning Provision for a blend of both ILT (instructor-led training), as well as online learning
LMSs that are designed for mainframe or PC LMSs that are designed for mobile, tablet and location-aware devices
LMSs that use a shared database LMSs that use an integrated database and allow HR and ERP systems to share learners data
Inclusion of learner profile management
Highly scalable and interactive LMS
Inclusion of competency mapping/skill gap analysis
Inclusion of registration, prerequisite screening, and cancellation notification
Dynamic grouping

Like fashion, the LMS often undergoes change, with revisions made to its features that are always designed keeping the user’s needs in mind. And whether the fashion industry has made a fashionista out of you, or whether you are quite content throwing on something that was the rage 3 years ago – it is advisable to stay in touch with the latest that’s happening with the LMS because true learning needs are met with what’s in.

And like Oscar Wilde said: “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

LMS Trends

The LMS is an integral part of the L&D industry across corporates, training institutions and a steadily increasing number of educational institutions. With the passage of time, it has created fashion statements of its own.

Fashion comes and fashion goes, and whereas it is ‘cuts’ and ‘styles’ that define the fashion industry, it is technology that defines what’s trending in the LMS.

Over the years the LMS has been subjected to different styles – here’s a look at what’s trending in the latest LMSs and what’s gone out of fashion.

What’s Out What’s In
Mainframe systems Cloud computing
LMSs that track results but do not manage eLearning Integration of HRMS and LMS
Separate HRMS and LMS Integration of HRMS and LMS
Systems that are limited to getting learning material online Informal learning, skills and specialization, talent management
Merely a learning management system Promotion of collaborative/social learning, content management
Applications that are limited to payroll, training administration, general personnel administration, and record keeping Integrated talent management solutions with the capability of new applications being added on a regular basis
SCORM and AICC compliant LMSs Experience API compliant LMSs
LMSs that provide only online learning LMSs that provide online as well as offline learning
Provision for only online learning Provision for a blend of both ILT (instructor-led training), as well as online learning
LMSs that are designed for mainframe or PC LMSs that are designed for mobile, tablet and location-aware devices
LMSs that use a shared database LMSs that use an integrated database and allow HR and ERP systems to share learners data
Inclusion of learner profile management
Highly scalable and interactive LMS
Inclusion of competency mapping/skill gap analysis
Inclusion of registration, prerequisite screening, and cancellation notification
Dynamic grouping

Like fashion, the LMS often undergoes change, with revisions made to its features that are always designed keeping the user’s needs in mind. And whether the fashion industry has made a fashionista out of you, or whether you are quite content throwing on something that was the rage 3 years ago – it is advisable to stay in touch with the latest that’s happening with the LMS because true learning needs are met with what’s in.

And like Oscar Wilde said: “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

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Heera Edwin

Heera Edwin is a writer and educator who is actively involved in the design and development of content, marketing strategies and communications at 24x7 Learning

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