A learning platform just for you - Mark Aberdour @ Learning Technologies

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Mark Aberdour presented a seminar, 'A learning platform just for you', at Learning Technologies 2014 on 30th January at London Olympia 2. This presentation covers open source platforms such as Moodle and several case studies to show how bespoke platforms can successfully meet the unique requirements of organisations.

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  • Your organisation is unique.Internal culture - Values, visions, norms, language, systems, beliefs, behaviours, management style...External context - Political, economic, social, technological, legal, environmental...http://www.slideshare.net/tag/culturecode
  • Not just unique in terms of training needs.Uniqueness influences system design: internal systems and processesexisting technology (Citrix? IE6?)legal and political (e.g. German unions re personal data)management style/structure (MI needs, definition of 'manager' role).
  • Can you bottle that uniqueness into an off-the-shelf platform?
  • Often, it just leads to a whole lot of frustrationAnyone here relate to that image?It's not just you!
  • One third of LMS buyers are dissatisfied with their LMS (Evaluating and Selecting a Learning Management System, Elearning Guild, 2013, 700 respondents
  • So my question today is: Is there a better way? Well, I think there is...
  • Importance of flexibilitySome platforms are incredibly configurable. Can be complex, but means no code customisation.Some, like Moodle, are ready to use but need configuration. The more effort you put in, the more you’ll get out.Others, like Drupal, are a FRAMEWORK to build a platform, so require more effort up front.“If you want to build a blog, use WP. If you want to build WP, use Drupal.”
  • Flexibililty through plugin architecture. STANDARD MOODLE INCLUDES:20+ activity/resource types20+ side blocks14 question types11 question behaviours (attempts, feedback)15 course enrolment types16 user authentication/login types4 course formats24 reports20 content repositories supported6 portfolios supported24 themesEXTEND MOODLE WITH MORE PLUGINS:Plugin database statsEnrolment methodsPlugins database
  • Lots of Moodle screenshots to illustrate look and feel flexibility.
  • Unique requirements around delivering, recording and retaking assessmentsCustomisations to Moodle's quiz activityHighly mobile audience.
  • Highly visual approachSocial learning toolsFun, entertaining and inviting
  • Highly visual approachSocial learning toolsFun, entertaining and inviting
  • Highly visual approachSocial learning toolsFun, entertaining and inviting
  • Had a student VLEWanted an external facing site for online CPD coursesEcommerce front end using Course Merchant (also here at LT14)PILOT on small number of coursesNow scaling up
  • It's not just Moodle! Drupal and SharePoint are also very flexible.
  • Already used SharePointWorked with that, built SharePoint SitesHighly visual user interface
  • Already used SharePointWorked with that, built SharePoint SitesHighly visual user interface
  • Already used SharePointWorked with that, built SharePoint SitesHighly visual user interface
  • We’ve built SP sites for several other Entperprise organisations.Can track elearning using add-ons.
  • Government is the ultimate complex organisation!Moodle provides online course deliveryCourse Booker provides face to face course schedulingDrupal 1 provides coaching deliveryDrupal 2 provides a front-end that holds it all together, and manages users, content taxonomy, etcHighly flexible, means they have an LMS for half a million users with no feature compromises.
  • Government is the ultimate complex organisation!Moodle provides online course deliveryCourse Booker provides face to face course schedulingDrupal 1 provides coaching deliveryDrupal 2 provides a front-end that holds it all together, and manages users, content taxonomy, etcHighly flexible, means they have an LMS for half a million users with no feature compromises.
  • Government is the ultimate complex organisation!Moodle provides online course deliveryCourse Booker provides face to face course schedulingDrupal 1 provides coaching deliveryDrupal 2 provides a front-end that holds it all together, and manages users, content taxonomy, etcHighly flexible, means they have an LMS for half a million users with no feature compromises.
  • A learning platform just for you - Mark Aberdour @ Learning Technologies

    1. 1. Global leaders in learning technologies A learning platform just for you Mark Aberdour Epic
    2. 2. Your organisation is unique. #culturecode @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    3. 3. Your organisation has unique learning platform needs. @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    4. 4. Can you bottle your uniqueness into an off-theshelf platform? @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    5. 5. Does it all get a bit frustrating for you? @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    6. 6. 1/3 of LMS buyers are dissatisfied with their LMS It's not just you. 60% plan to replace their LMS @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    7. 7. There is a better way. @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    8. 8. Some platforms are very flexible, and can be moulded to your organisation's needs @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    9. 9. The flexibility of Moodle @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    10. 10. @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    11. 11. A unique need: Easyjet compliance assessment @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    12. 12. A unique need: Easyjet compliance assessment @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on Twitter
    13. 13. A unique need: Cash Converters LMS @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    14. 14. A unique need: Cash Converters LMS @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    15. 15. A unique need: Cash Converters LMS @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    16. 16. A unique need: UCL LMS @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    17. 17. A unique need: UCL LMS @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    18. 18. Drupal and SharePoint are also very flexible learning platforms. @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    19. 19. A unique need: Experian sales training @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    20. 20. A unique need: Experian sales training @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    21. 21. A unique need: Experian sales training @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    22. 22. A unique need: Experian sales training @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    23. 23. A unique need: Civil Service Learning LMS @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    24. 24. A unique need: Civil Service Learning LMS @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    25. 25. A unique need: Civil Service Learning LMS @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter
    26. 26. What is your unique need? epiclearninggroup.com @epictalk @maberdour For all the latest news, insight and resources follow us on twitter

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