Learning Technolgies Platforms &Tools

Platform Applications
◦ Basics ◦ Commercial Software ◦ Open Source

Authoring Tools
◦ Basics ◦ Commercial Software ◦ Open Source

Software applications (systems) that are used to deliver, track, administer and manage training, content or courses to users/students, e.g.,
◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Learning Management Systems (LMS) Learning and Course Management Systems (LCMS) Learning and Content Management System (LCMS) Course Management Systems (CMS) Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS) Learning and Performance Management Systems Learning and Performance Support Systems

Who is not interested in a new platform? Who is planning to put in a new platform?

Who has a platform in place already? Who has many platforms in place already?
Who wants to replace their platform?

Mission Critical Functions

Implement learning / training Measure and report data, costs, training etc. Automate compliance reporting Course calendar, scheduling and logistics Manage users, roles, courses, instructors, and facilities and generate reports ◦ Student messaging and notifications ◦ Student pre/post testing, scores, grading, transcripts ◦ Align with strategic business strategies ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦

What other capabilities are important to you?

◦ Analysis to determine readiness

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 Barriers including customization, cost, IT support, legacy systems, integration w/other systems, time to implement (e.g., 23 months for 2,000+ employees)  Rapid Change and Flexibility  Who will host, implement, maintain, support and upgrade  Unrealistic Expectations (e.g., ability to support biz processes and desired outcomes)  Human Capabilities and Preferences (affect motivation, value, confidence and performance)  Executive and Stakeholder Agreement and Support with Clear Organizational Goals, Strategies and Culture  New Technology (e.g., Web 2.0)

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