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.
We recently teamed up with Fosway to present an insightful webinar on mobile learning, how organizations are pursuing mobile strategies, and why this type of content distribution has finally taken off in organizations across all industries.
As always, the webinar concluded with a Q&A session. Fosway founder David Wilson tackled the questions, and we have his answers for you right here. Take a look, and if you haven’t already, check out the webinar recording.
1. How is cost efficiency measured in reality in terms of mobile investment?
David Wilson: It depends on where we start looking at it from. We see organizations looking at this in two ways: Mobile learning as, or mostly as, an incremental channel; how mobile increases ROI and impacts of learning as a whole.
NetDimensions had an amazing week at the Human Resource Executive Technology Conference and Exposition (or HR Tech as it’s often called) in Las Vegas, where nearly 400 HR technology product and service providers came together to share ideas and showcase their areas of expertise.
The role of the Learning Management System (LMS) in today’s environment is primarily to manage training administration, classroom training, scheduling of courses, mandatory compliance training and certifications. But the world of online learning goes way beyond the LMS – there are other parts of the learning infrastructure that are being handled by other systems.
It’s essential that your LMS can integrate easily with other systems to make sure your organization is ready for the world of digital learning. Most organizations expect their LMS provider to help them connect with other systems but there is not a lot of LMS integration actually occurring.
In today’s fast-paced global environment, companies are regularly challenged to adopt and respond to new business and compliance requirements, quicker than before. The learning technology landscape is evolving quickly and the role of the Learning Management System (LMS) is changing too. Most organizations who invest in learning technology and e-learning are using an LMS – more than 700 learning management system vendors compete in the marketplace. In this context, it can be overwhelming for organizations to find the learning solutions that best fit their needs.
In this two-part post, we will discuss why Learning & Development (L&D) managers are not satisfied with their learning technology (and more specifically with their LMS). We will also provide some best practices on what you should consider when you select an LMS.