The LMS is dead …. oh no, it isn’t

As Mark Twain once remarked “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated”.

A current hot topic in the industry is the claim that “The LMS is dead”.

The main argument appears to be that the days of central control of learning are over as we are all part of the cloud / crowd / social network and that we learn by exploring and communing on the Web.

Back in the real world, my own perception is that (at least in our sectors), the need for companies to ensure that their staff are competent and comply with regulations and legislation is increasing, and that our customers are more concerned than ever to manage this centrally to ensure that training is completed consistently and that they can monitor and report on this.

Here’s a link to a more comprehensive case for the defence.

click here

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About Mark Jones

It is time to step up. I’ve dedicated the past 12 years to eLearning and supporting the industry. Now I use my experience and knowledge of professional qualifications, CPD and learning and development solutions, including face-to-face, off-the-shelf, bespoke and learning management systems, to help steer our industry through the future. I’m not one for convention and I thrive in debates. I’m not one for being known for my written words, other than being a typo pro – thank you proof readers you are my rock! When it comes to talking, you will find it hard to stop me, I love to share and share the love!

Posted on January 24, 2011, in Platforms. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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