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    • 1. Amit Gautam @amitgautam Amol Shinde @amolbshinde
    • 2. Upside Learning years in eLearning 9+ clients in 13 countries 150+ awards & recognition 30 Our offerings UpsideLMS | Upside2Go | Custom Learning Solutions
    • 3. Upside Learning Upside Learning Solutions blog eBooks and Whitepapers • Mobile Learning • Learning Management Systems • Game-based Learning Research endeavors • ASTD Research • Brandon Hall Group • Towards Maturity
    • 4. Presenters Amit Gautam Amol Shinde Director and Co-founder, Upside Learning 12+ years in eLearning domain Engg. (Computer Science), MBA Learning technologist, Internet addict AVP Sales (India) 9+ years in Software Services & eLearning domain eLearning enthusiast
    • 5. 4 8 Way to get MORE out of an LMS 1 Selecting an LMS-9 Step Guide ( Quick Snap Shot) Evolution of the LMS Myths about the LMS 2 3 Agenda 5 Summary
    • 6. Selecting an LMS-9 Step Guide Quick Snap Shot
    • 7. Why LMS selection is important? 1. The system potentially touches every employee in the company 2. Cost benefit 3. Wider Reach with growing employee base
    • 8. How to select an LMS? Define business case 1 Define requirements (Functional, Technical) 2 Create an RFI/RFP 3 Identify potential vendors 4 Circulate an RFI/RFP for the responses to the shortlisted vendors 5 Conduct meetings and demos for the product 6 Do the technical evaluation of the LMS from IT 7 Do the vendor due diligence 8 Decide on LMS Vendor and the implementation strategy 9
    • 9. Poll #1 Which of these is true for your organization? 1. Already have an LMS implemented 2. Currently implementing an LMS 3. Planning to implement LMS in next 3 months 4. Don’t have an LMS. No immediate plans to implement
    • 10. Evolution of an LMS
    • 11. Evolution of an LMS: from Management to Learning • Social Collaboration Collaborative, Talent Driven & Formal Learning • Talent Management • Mobile Learning Traditional & Computer Assisted Training • Instructor & Computer Based ( CBT ) • LMS was only an administrative platform The eLearning era • Put material online- information versus instructions • Introduction of Virtual Classroom Blended Learning & Informal Learning • Mixing all forms of Media with informal learning • Learning on demand and integrated programs
    • 12. The Evolution of the LMS Source:
    • 13. Poll#2 Select your top 3 perceptions about the LMS. 1. LMS is an expense and not an investment 2. LMS can do only eLearning delivery 3. LMS is not mission/time critical 4. LMS administration is a lot of work 5. LMS adoption is a challenge
    • 14. Myths about the LMS
    • 15. Myths about the LMS • LMS is an expense and not investment • LMS can do only elearning delivery • LMS is not mission/time critical • LMS administration is a lot of work • LMS adoption is a challenge
    • 16. 8 Ways to Get More Out of an LMS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LMS 8
    • 17. 1. Know your user: Who the LMS is for? HR Finance Operations Marketing Sales Organization Manager L&D Employee
    • 18. 1. Know your user: Who the LMS is for? Why is it important? - They have to live with it everyday - Success of any LMS depends on the LMS users - Key features of an LMS are decided based on the user profiles - Each department has a unique requirement - Usability & design varies based on the users
    • 19. 1. Know your user: Who the LMS is for? • Care about user experience and not administration • Define the user persona • Identify key interactions with the LMS • Decide on what is most important to the end users • Eliminate what is going to confuse the user
    • 20. 2. Learning Strategy: What an organization wants to achieve? While strategy is a powerful discipline, many companies forget that without good execution a strategy is only a plan- an intention. Every Year thousand of strategic plans fail because they weren't translated into compelling customer experiences. In short road to hell is paved with a good strategy.
    • 21. 2. Learning Strategy: What an organization wants to achieve? • Create a comprehensive strategy • Think about long term and short term strategies • Get it verified with key stake holders • Connect your learning strategy with LMS • Implement
    • 22. 3. Reach Challenges - Right messaging - Appropriate mediums - Frequency - Context should drive the content
    • 23. 3. Reach • Decide on the messaging strategy • Have specific messages designed for specific target audience • Create some excitement • Use all possible mediums to promote the LMS portal • Have a dedicated communication team • Explore and exploit all the communication channels
    • 24. 4. Resources A well defined content resource is key to the success of any LMS.
    • 25. 4. Resources • Relevant content for target audience • Content to be available in multiple formats – HTML Courses – PDF, PPT, Word, Excel – Videos – Research Papers, White Papers • Avenues to get their queries addressed instantly ( e.g. Chat, Ask an expert)
    • 26. 5. Engage Ratings Blogs Forums FeedbackComments Wikis Twitter Communities Polls
    • 27. 5. Engage • Leverage on social learning modules • Identify key contributors • Encourage learners to participate • Implement open feedback system • Implement reward systems • Create a knowledge center/repository
    • 28. 6. Integrate LDAP ERP HRMS Other Content Server Mail Server SMS Gatway Server LMS
    • 29. 6. Integrate • World is moving towards unification of IT systems • Increase the power of Learning Management Systems with integration • Harness integration to streamline and automate critical business processes focusing on driving new business • Integrate using APIs of other applications and services in order to streamline: – onboarding processes, – measure and track audience engagement, – synchronize data between LMS and other collaboration, CRM, mobile, and social apps. • With integration you can expand addressable market, focus on core competency, increase reach, lower customer churn, and accelerate time to value
    • 30. MIS & Reporting 3-Tier Architecture Knowledge Collaboration Tools Online Assessments & Surveys eCommerce Mobile Learning Learning Content Authoring & Management Social Learning Classroom Training Management Assignments & Certifications 7. Right blend
    • 31. 7. Right blend • Chose the right blend of module based on the target audience • Use modules deliberately • Go for a phase wise approach if need be • Emphasize on adoption at all levels • Seek regular feedback from the key stakeholder/s of each department • Modify the blend if the need be
    • 32. 8. Analytics If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. -Bersin & Associates
    • 33. • Analytics v/s Reporting • Analytics must be used to address 3 major issues faced by organizations – Effectiveness – Efficiency – Compliance • Determine ROI • Present reports to important stakeholders 8. Analytics
    • 34. Summary “Continuous learning is increasingly important to the success of the organization because of changing economic conditions. Given the current business environment, organizations must be able to learn continuously in order to deal with these changes and, in the end, to survive.” -c4lpt
    • 35. 5 key points to remember Think Big, Plan Big, Start Small Get the right content on board Encourage engagement Keep IT in loop Draw & present regular analytics
    • 36. Thank You! Amit Gautam @amitgautam Amol Shinde @amolbshinde Please participate in our survey….