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eLearning Technology Selection and Implementation

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Selecting a Learning Management System Selecting a Learning Management System Presentation Transcript

    • Introduction to Selecting a
    • Learning Management System (LMS)
    Presenter: Hiram Kuykendall, CTO eLearning Technology Selection and Implementation
  • Introduction to Selecting an LMS
    • Review the most commonly omitted questions when selecting a Learning
    • Management System (LMS)
  • Learning Management System (LMS) Defined
    • Minimum LMS Definition
    • User Authentication
    • Course Enrollment / Tracking
    • Security ( Role Based )
    • Content Management Component
    • Strategy for Training Material Dissemination
    • Usually Contains Tool
      • Quiz
      • Standard WBT Interface (SCROM)
      • Wiki, Forum, Glossary…
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  • Audience
    • Who is your target audience?
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  • Audience
    • Implications of Audience for LMS Selection / Cost:
    • LMS Licensing (Per Seat, Per User)
    • Languages:
      • State Agencies: English and Spanish Requirements
      • Public Sector: All Languages
    • Increased Security Requirements
    • Accessibility
    Example: Making Training Publically Available
  • Audience
    • Scope Creep!!!
    • AKA
    • Scope at a Full Run
    • Information Technology Infrastructure
  • Technology Culture
    • Client Question: Why are the technology folks so difficult to work with?
    • Bit by dog as a child.
    • Gamma rays from the computers have turned them evil.
    • They are trying to manage technology resources with limited staff.
  • Technology Culture: Supported Technology
    • GOAL: Create a preferred technology guideline .
  • Technology Culture: Supported Technology
    • Engage your technology department.
    • Web Server
    • Server Operating System
    • Database Server
    • Available Hardware
    • Programming Language (If Applicable)
    Supported Technology Platforms System Interfaces
    • Human Resource
    • Authentication
    • Course Enrollment
  • Technology Culture: Supported Technology
    • Suggestion:
    • Keep Technology Options Open
      • Mandatory: Limit to Interfaces
      • Suggested: Current Technology Specifications
    • Strategies for New Technology
      • Look at Outsourcing Pilot / First Phase Hosting
      • Negotiate with Vendor for Gap Help
  • LMS vs. ELearning Modules (Content)
  • LMS vs. ELearning Modules (Content) Learning Management System
    • Authentication
    • Content Management
    • Tracking
    Training Modules - Integrated Training Modules - External Application Program Interface (API) Content Storage
  • LMS vs. ELearning Modules (Content) LMS: Moodle WBT Training Module SCORM API API = Application Programming Interface SCORM = Sharable Content Object Reference Model WBT = Web Based Training
  • LMS vs. ELearning Modules (Content)
    • How portable are the training modules?
    • Goal: Understand how proprietary the LMS solution is.
    • Question: What steps are necessary to port the training module to another LMS solutions?
      • Research: AICC / SCORM API
    • Question: What tools are used to create the training modules?
      • Research: Flash, Toolbook, Proprietary
  • LMS vs. ELearning Modules (Content)
    • How is training content stored?
    Goal: Understand how proprietary the training modules are. Question: Can the training content be exported?
  • Features
  • Features
    • Core Features:
    • Authentication
    • Course Enrollment
    • Content Management
    • Quiz / Assessment
      • Printable Certificates
      • Analysis Tools
    • Content Delivery
      • SCORM is an interface!!!!
      • Native Content Delivery
    • Searchable Glossary
  • Training Plan: Web Based Training
    • Web Based Training (WBT)
    • Core Features
    • Pod Cast
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • E-Payments
    • Strategies for Controlling Access
      • Opening / Closing Courses
      • Restricting Access
      • Workflow ( Prerequisites )
  • Training Plan: Blended Learning
    • Web Based Training (WBT)
    • + Instructor Led Training (ILT)
    • = Blended Learning
    • Blended Learning
    • Course Scheduling
    • Instructor Assignment
    • Room Assignment
    • Rescheduling
    • Waiting List
  • Thank You!
    • Takeaway Points
      • Define you audience.
      • Engage your IT department.
        • Create a guideline .
        • Stay flexible, address gap issues.
      • Determine how proprietary the LMS is.
      • Determine your minimum feature set.
    • What’s Next?
      • ELearning Features and Functionality (handout)
      • Open Source LMS
        • Moodle: http://moodle.org
      • Training Module
        • API: Buzzwords: SCORM, AICC
        • Feel for Tools: Toolbook, Flash