Learning ecosystems are a big buzzword in L&D at the moment, but not everyone agrees on what they are and why they’re important. In this blog, we delve into what an integrated learning ecosystem is and why an LMS is a vital part of a thriving ecosystem.
In biology, an ecosystem refers to a community of organisms that interact with one another in a shared environment. In the world of technology and learning, an ecosystem is not so different.
According to Harvard Business School, an IT ecosystem is “the network of organizations that drives the creation and delivery of information technology products and services.” These days, establishing an ecosystem out of your IT infrastructure involves making every component work as a well-oiled machine.
Each individual element of your architecture – the hardware, the software, and the services – should work together, and speak to each other, even if every piece of equipment and software comes from a different vendor.
Are you thinking about investing in a Learning Management System? Find out more about the benefits of an LMS in this blog.
If you don’t have a modern LMS at the moment, how are you currently sharing your eLearning?
- Using an Intranet or enterprise social network?
- Hosting your courses on a cloud-based web server?
- Still using a legacy LMS but in the most minimal way possible, as the set-up doesn’t match your current requirements?
- Using a mix of all of the above, with your courses scattered in various places?
These solutions are OK if your key objective is simply delivering courses to your learners.
If your organization has used the same Learning Management System (LMS) for a long time, switching to a new system can seem like a daunting prospect, particularly if your workforce is comfortable with your existing LMS. In a new NetDimensions Insight, we’ll show you how to make the change smoothly.
Learning leaders are often held back from enjoying all the benefits of a modern, optimized learning management system, instead finding themselves working with an old LMS which lacks the capability to enable the kind of eLearning which can accelerate organizational success.
NetDimensions’ 2017 North American user conference, NextSteps, took place in NOLA in May. While there, executives and L&D professionals had the opportunity to discuss new trends and best practices, expand their knowledge in technical and industry-focused sessions and gain new perspectives on meeting talent management challenges.
One of the most popular breakout sessions at the conference was titled, ‘Elevate your brand with HTML homepage widgets and skins: explore what is possible in exercising configurability to create a more engaging user experience’. Its presenters, Ali Zaheer and Garfield Bolt, are both Solutions Consultants for NetDimensions Talent Suite.
With today’s learners tending to upskill on the go, a mobile LMS is all the rage in the consumer marketplace. Different kinds of Learning Management Systems offer different features and flexibility, and the pros and cons of in-house and cloud-based systems depend on the unique requirements of your organization, such as its security needs. Picking the best solution is a case of considering a wide range of factors, so here are a few questions to ask.