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Learning Management Systems

Most libraries focused on learning are stepping up to the plate with distance learning, e-learning and learning management systems products, services and strategies. It’s a pretty clear place where institutional strategies are going (and the budget and investment money too). So following the money, here are a few good reports.
Learning Management System research report.
“Survey Results from Thousands of e-Learning Professionals
For this report, LMS market share ratings were based on data from more than 2,300 respondents and satisfaction ratings were based on data from more than 1,200 respondents. In addition, we surveyed over 930 e-Learning professionals who represented more than 840 different organizations to definitively show just what the state of the industry is when it comes to Learning Management Systems. Due to the size of the data pool and the use of the Guild’s powerful analytic tools, this report reveals, for the first time, key industry findings such as:
– The cost per learner to acquire, configure, and customize an LMS for large corporations ranges from $15.11 to $57.02.
– Skillsoft enjoys greatest overall satisfaction in large corporations with a large number of learners impacted (greater than 5,000 employees and learners).
– 29.58% of survey respondents plan to upgrade their LMS and 10.69% plan to abandon their current LMS and move to a different vendor.
– Moodle (yes, Moodle) enjoys both the largest market share and satisfaction in smaller corporations with a smaller number of learners impacted (fewer than 5,000 employees and learners).
– 11% of survey respondents indicate that they have not received a return on investment from their investment in a Learning Management System.
– SumTotal is the market share leader in large corporations with a large number of learners impacted (greater than 5,000 employees and learners).
– 21% of survey respondents use more than one LMS.
– SAP and KnowledgeImpact enjoy the largest percent of users that report a good return on investment. ”
Learning Management Systems (LMS) Gotchas
“Gotcha #1 – Starting With an Unrealistic Expectation of What You Need
Gotcha #2 – Missing a Key Stakeholder
Gotcha #3 – Failing to Get Agreement on the Process with Key Stakeholders
Gotcha #4 – Failing to Identify Key Differentiating Use Cases
Gotcha #5 – Coupling Content Authoring with LMS Selection
Gotcha #6 – Not Testing a LMS
Gotcha #7 – Failing to Ask a Critical Question or Two
Gotcha #8 – Poor Contract Negotiations
Gotcha #9 – Tripping on the Models
Gotcha #10 – Customization”
LMS Satisfaction and LMS Barriers and Features.
These few links are a few things to give you a leg up on your relationship management strategies with the elearning team in your place.
Stephen

Posted on: September 22, 2007, 11:36 am Category: Uncategorized

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