The following are some free resources that can make the whole process of finding and selecting the right LMS a whole lot easier.
- 5 Key Aspects of Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment (Blog Post) To ensure your organization actually gets a positive return on investing in an LMS, it is essential to consider these factors before launching into a selection process.
- Also available as a Leading Learning Podcast episode
- Understand LMS in 10 Minutes or Less (Blog Post | Video) - This brief video helps you and any other stakeholders in your learning management system selection process understand what to expect from an LMS.
- How to Select the Right Learning Technologies for Your Association (Series of Two Blog Posts) The aim of this two-part series is to look at learning technology selection from a somewhat broader perspective and provide organizational leaders with a framework that will support long-term success.
- Tagoras 7-Step LMS Selection Process Infographic (Blog Post & PDF) A visual version of the process we use with our clients and recommend for all organizations when selecting an LMS.
- Learning Platform Selection Discussion Guide (PDF Resource) This resource contains questions an organization may need to ask when developing requirements for a learning platform and undertaking a selection process. The questions are not targeted at specific platform features. Rather, they are intended to surface general issues and circumstances that the implementation of a learning platform may help address. Organizations can use these questions as a discussion guide.
- Learning Management System Pricing (Blog Post) Overview of price ranges for LMSes popular in the trade and professional association market.
- 8 LMS Pitfalls to Avoid (Blog Post & PDF Resource) A brief overview of 8 issues that can rear their heads when selecting and implementing an LMS.
- AMS-LMS Integration: A Primer (Blog Post) An overview of the key types of integration between association management systems and learning management systems and some of the critical factors to consider.
Standards and Definitions
- Key E-learning Standards (PDF Resource) This article offers a brief overview of key organizations and the standards or models they provide for e-learning. Included are AICC, SCORM, xAPI (Tin Can), IMS Global, Medbiquitous, and Section 508.
- Definitions of Key Learning Platform Technologies (PDF Resource) This brief resource briefly defines key learning platform technologies, including CMS, LCMS, LMS, LRS, and TMS.
- What the Experience API is - and Why You Should Care (Blog Post) An overview of one of the more important current topics in learning management.
Learning Technology Trends
- 4 Key Association Learning Technology Trends (Blog Post) A brief overview of the four learning technology trends we have seen most impacting trade and professional associations.
- Association Learning + Technology (Web Page & PDF Report) Our bi-annual report on the state of learning and technology in the association sector. The report includes data about LMS usage by associations.
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