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Hear about the benefits of integrating a successful learning management system during this session. You’ll also hear the different types of platforms options available, both proprietary and open source and how to make the right choice that’s best for your organisation.

Hear about the benefits of integrating a successful learning management system during this session. You’ll also hear the different types of platforms options available, both proprietary and open source and how to make the right choice that’s best for your organisation.

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Selecting the right platform

  1. 1. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Finding your perfect Platform Gavin Woods Business Development Manager
  2. 2. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Masterclass: Getting the most out of E-Learning Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast, October 2015
  3. 3. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS What is a Learning platform?.. Focused on the delivery, management and tracking of Learning content. Learning Portal Proprietary Open-source SaaS solution Learning Management System Talent Management System SCORM 1.2 or 2004 Learning Record Store Tin-Can / X-API
  4. 4. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Areas to consider: Implementation Adaptation Security Reporting Functionality Scalability Hosting Integration Support Platform
  5. 5. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Key Questions: • How long does the LMS typically take to deploy?(days vs. weeks vs. months) • Does the system offer a configurable structure that cuts down on implementation time? • Is there a realistic and detailed project plan available from the vendor? • Does the vendor team have proven experience on similar implementations? Easy to implement?
  6. 6. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Key Questions: • Can the system reflect the job roles and permissions that you required in your organisation? • Can the text and icons be customised to meet your preferences? • Can the look and feel of the system be customised to reflect organisation or department branding? • Are their options to configure system areas like course approvals, catalogues, learner accounts.. etc.? Easy to adapt?
  7. 7. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Key Questions: • Does the LMS offer built-in security features as standard? • Do the features meet your own data protection and information security policies? • Is this security reflected in the organisations currently using the technology? • Is the security carried through to the hosting? Secure?
  8. 8. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Key Questions: • Does the LMS offer a range of in-depth reporting as standard? • Are there ways to create and schedule custom reports easily? (i.e. some sort of report wizard) • Can management have access to tailored reporting data and information dashboards? In-depth reporting available?
  9. 9. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Key Questions: • Does the LMS offer a suite of standard features that can be turned on or off as required? • Do you know the functionality that you require as an organisation? • Can the system meet support your courseware, compliance, performance requirements etc.? • What custom functionality do you require and what priority level does it have for your organisation? • Does it offer features in your area of interest? (Social Learning, Compliance, Content) Strong functionality as standard?
  10. 10. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Key Questions: • Is the system proven to be used by large numbers of users? • Are there out-of-the box features that are available that we can use when we are ready? (i.e. can we move to include management of classroom activities if required) • Will the LMS be able to work with current/future IT systems as required? • Are there options to extend online training to other groups? Scalable?
  11. 11. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Key Questions: • Is the system a SaaS solution? • Can it be hosted on premise? • Are there options for you to influence the hosting environment? • What hosting controls are in place (e.g. security, uptime, alerts) Hosting
  12. 12. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Key Questions: • Does the LMS support data export to other systems? • Is this export manual or automatic? • What integration is required and how important is that? Integration
  13. 13. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Key Questions: • What is the upgrades policy of the LMS vendor? • Who do you go to for support? • Is this first line or second line? • Who will administer the LMS? • Are there features to support administrators? Support
  14. 14. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Example 1 Implementation Adaptation Security Reporting Functionality Scalability Hosting Integration Support Platform 1
  15. 15. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Example 2 Implementation Adaptation Security Reporting Functionality Ease of Administration Hosting Integration Support Platform 2
  16. 16. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Example 3 Implementation Adaptation Security Reporting Functionality Scalability Hosting Integration Support Platform 3
  17. 17. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS What do WE need from an E-Learning Platform? • Consider creating your wheel. • Think practically to articulate your requirements in each area “As a manager I would like reports to be scheduled in advance and emailed to me.” • Involve other stakeholders. • Beware of ‘pushy’ LMS vendors. • Don’t be afraid to seek advice / indicative costs. • Don’t post on a open linked-in group. Top Tips
  18. 18. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS Aurion offers the following LMS options as well as learning portal development: Aurion Platform Options
  19. 19. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS
  20. 20. www.aurionlearning.comE-LEARNING | TRAINING AND SUPPORT | PLATFORMS

Editor's Notes

  • Behind the camera shots
  • Welcome everyone to the first in our series of Masterclasses on Getting the most out of E-Learning.

  • We design and develop custom e-learning, helping our client partners pick the right platform to deliver, track and report on learning through to talent management. WE also pride ourselves on building internal capacity within our client partner teams so that they can maintain and develop different approaches to learning that make a real difference to staff and the organisation more broadly.
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