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What You Can Achieve with a Flexible LMS

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In this session, participants will see examples of custom features that can meet business requirements. You will learn what basic functions are needed in a learning management system, what the …

In this session, participants will see examples of custom features that can meet business requirements. You will learn what basic functions are needed in a learning management system, what the most-sought custom features are, and why there is dissatisfaction with LMS systems. Those who are in need of specific LMS features will get an idea of how they can be achieved.

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  • 1. Session 101 What you Can Achieve with a Flexible LMS Jack McGrath President, Digitec Interactive Simon Morgan PADI Worldwide
  • 2. What you can achieve with a Flexible LMS • LMS “Defined” • Determining the features you really need • 80/20 Rule: Achieving Flexibility • Case Study: PADI
  • 3. LMS “Defined” – typical LMS functionality: – Asynchronous e-Learning courses – Assessments, testing, tracking, reporting, and measurement – Scheduling/managing classroom/instructor led training – Student registration – Automating reporting and tracking – Student history – Supports industry standards, such as SCORM and AICC
  • 4. Top reasons organizations use an LMS Source: eLearning Guild 360 Learning Management Systems Report, 3/07
  • 5. Hands-on Activity: Step 1. Initial Requirements TAKE 5 MINUTES List the functionality you think you’ll need in your LMS Survey says…
  • 6. Learner Requirements: How we’re taught “Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, classroom pedagogy was characterized by one-way, teacher-centered/text-bookcentered delivery of single-media information to students whose role was that of passive receptor.” Source: In Search of the Next Generation Online Learning Environment. Becker, Henriksen, 10/06
  • 7. How & where we really learn Source: eLearning Guild 360 Learning Management Systems Report, 3/07, ‘”What an LMS Can’t Do”. Mosher
  • 8. Web 2.0 Feature-mania? – – – – – – – – Social networking Weblogs Video blogs Games Collaboration Wikis Twitter Technology du jour
  • 9. When we need to learn 1. When learning for the first time 2. When wanting to learn more 3. When trying to remember 4. When things change 5. When something goes wrong Source: eLearning Guild 360 Learning Management Systems Report, 3/07, ‘”What an LMS Can’t Do”. Mosher
  • 10. Hands-on Activity: Step 2. Learner Requirements TAKE 5 MINUTES •Who are they? List your learner groups •How do they currently learn? •What is the environment and their constraining factors?
  • 11. Technical Requirements: The Use-Case for your stakeholders Source: eLearning Guild 360 Learning Management Systems Report, 3/07
  • 12. Hands-on Activity: Step 3. Technical Requirements TAKE 5 MINUTES •List your Stakeholders •Outline the use-case for each to identify what features they need Survey says…
  • 13. Achieving Flexibility – the 80/20 rule Prioritize all your requirements, 1. Initial Requirements then choose a system that can deliver 80% Source: eLearning Guild 360 2. Learner Requirement Learning Management Systems 3. Technical Requirements Report, 3/07
  • 14. Case Study: PADI • The PADI model • The PADI learner – Blended learning experience – Learner connectivity • The Stakeholders – Localized Dive Shop administrators and Instructors – IT Integration
  • 15. What you Can Achieve with a Flexible LMS Thank You! Jack McGrath President, Digitec Interactive jmcgrath@digitecinteractive.com www.knowledgedirect.com Simon Morgan PADI Worldwide Simon.morgan@padi.com www.padi.com

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