8 Ways To Get More Out Of An LMS


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  • Design the cover page based on thisput botts and amol’s twitter handlesAmitGautam@amitgautamAmolShinde@amolbshinde
  • I will prefer a graphical representation of these 9 points. It could be a circle where in all the points are coming one by onehttp://www.shutterstock.com/pic-127915238/stock-vector-continual-circle-arrow-multicolor-with-icons-can-use-for-diagram-graph-infographic-business.html?src=mZQZczffMlIFhWTBGXj0Fw-1-42
  • Like this - http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-132436361/stock-vector-modern-business-step-options-vector-illustration-can-be-used-for-workflow-layout-diagram-number.html?src=mZQZczffMlIFhWTBGXj0Fw-1-62http://www.blackboard.com/resources/proed/Guild-LMSreport.pdfhttp://www.google.co.in/imgres?sa=X&rlz=1C1CHJW_enIN514IN514&biw=1366&bih=610&tbm=isch&tbnid=b_ctQV6aRodbqM:&imgrefurl=http://joshbersin.com/2009/05/24/modern-corporate-training-the-enterprise-learning-framework/&docid=JWuKqHNCn_BCcM&imgurl=http://joshbersin.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/modernld583w.gif&w=583&h=401&ei=8y7RUZeDL4vdkgWciYHYBA&zoom=1&ved=1t:3588,r:44,s:0,i:219&iact=rc&page=3&tbnh=182&tbnw=268&start=38&ndsp=16&tx=176&ty=69#imgdii=_http://joshbersin.com/2009/05/24/modern-corporate-training-the-enterprise-learning-framework/
  • http://c4lpt.co.uk/new-workplace-learning/new-model/Please recreate this diagram in Upside’s format
  • Here please create a diagram which represents various departments in an organisation e.g. HR, Finance, Operations, Sales, Marketing. And roles like Manager, Employee, L&DSource:http://www.google.co.in/imgres?hl=en&rlz=1C1CHJW_enIN514IN514&biw=1366&bih=653&tbm=isch&tbnid=m1FAVvIXUbx5rM:&imgrefurl=http://www.lanteria.com/Products/EffectiveStaff-sharepoint-lms.aspx&docid=N53aL885YwRAjM&imgurl=http://www.lanteria.com/images/ES_Learning.png&w=411&h=453&ei=AD1QUZS6Gc3MrQejsICoBA&zoom=1&ved=1t:3588,r:22,s:0,i:153&iact=rc&dur=4058&page=2&tbnh=189&tbnw=171&start=18&ndsp=22&tx=105&ty=76
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  • http://blog.hubvirt.com/2011/06/18/social-learning-tools-in-lms/We need to add wikis, twitter, communities, Polls in addition to the above blogs. Please recreate the diagram
  • http://www.24x7learning.com/lms-learntrak.html#tab-3Please re-create this image. Please remove Middle section and put only LMS.
  • Please remove Upside LMS from the diagram
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  • http://www.bersinassociates.com/free_research/analytics-overview.pdf
  • http://c4lpt.co.uk/new-workplace-learning/the-importance-of-continuous-or-constant-learning-and-performance-improvement/
  • Please create a graphical representation of these pointers. Pls do not put it as just pointers
  • 8 Ways To Get More Out Of An LMS

    1. 1. Amit Gautam @amitgautam Amol Shinde @amolbshinde
    2. 2. Upside Learning years in eLearning 9+ clients in 13 countries 150+ awards & recognition 30 Our offerings UpsideLMS | Upside2Go | Custom Learning Solutions
    3. 3. Upside Learning Upside Learning Solutions blog www.upsidelearning.com/blog eBooks and Whitepapers • Mobile Learning • Learning Management Systems • Game-based Learning Research endeavors • ASTD Research • Brandon Hall Group • Towards Maturity
    4. 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. 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. 6. Selecting an LMS-9 Step Guide Quick Snap Shot
    7. 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. 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. 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. 10. Evolution of an LMS
    11. 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. 12. The Evolution of the LMS Source: http://c4lpt.co.uk/new-workplace-learning/new-model/
    13. 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. 14. Myths about the LMS
    15. 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. 16. 8 Ways to Get More Out of an LMS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LMS 8
    17. 17. 1. Know your user: Who the LMS is for? HR Finance Operations Marketing Sales Organization Manager L&D Employee
    18. 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. 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. 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. 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. 22. 3. Reach Challenges - Right messaging - Appropriate mediums - Frequency - Context should drive the content
    23. 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. 24. 4. Resources A well defined content resource is key to the success of any LMS.
    25. 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. 26. 5. Engage Ratings Blogs Forums FeedbackComments Wikis Twitter Communities Polls
    27. 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. 28. 6. Integrate LDAP ERP HRMS Other Content Server Mail Server SMS Gatway Server LMS
    29. 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. 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. 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. 32. 8. Analytics If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. -Bersin & Associates
    33. 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. 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. 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. 36. Thank You! Amit Gautam @amitgautam amitgautam@upsidelearning.com Amol Shinde @amolbshinde amol.shinde@upsidelearning.com Please participate in our survey….