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Choosing the right learning
management system (LMS) / virtual
learning environment (VLE)
...
Is an LMS and VLE the same?
Learning
Management System
(LMS)
Corporate LMS
Behaviourist
approach
Trackable training
Totara...
Five major steps in LMS evaluation
and selection
Step 1: Needs analysis
Step 2: Requirements
Step 3: Product vetting
Step ...
Step 1: Needs analysis
Consultation
Ownership
ConfidenceRelationships
Assign training Calendar Catalogue
Certification
management
Competency
management
Completion
certificates
Course evaluatio...
Other requirements
Accessibility Auto archiving
Auto password
resets
Export content
Hosting Interoperability
Mobile
respon...
Step 3: Product vetting
CC-BY Image: Tick button image from Wikimedia - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tick_butto...
Step 4: Product evaluation
Source: Foreman, S, (2013b), Evaluating and Selecting a Learning Management System, The eLearni...
Step 5: Product selection
Image of Infotivity RFP sample document:
http://www.infotivity.com/learning-management-system.ht...
Creating your LMS requirements
checklist
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Allison Miller
0400 732 270
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Choosing the right learning management system (LMS) / virtual learning environment (VLE)

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The learning management system (LMS) or virtual learning environment (VLE)) has become the default core component of any blended and online learning. While LMSs/VLEs typically share the common purpose of managing and administering learning and assessment activities, their individual features and functions of each platforms can vary widely. With hundreds of different LMSs/VLEs to choose from, selecting the right one requires a clear understanding of what key features and functionalities which are needed by all key stakeholders using the LMS/VLE. This session will outline the processes needed to ensure that you choose the right LMS/VLE. This will be done through a comparison of popular LMSs/VLEs, such as Moodle and Blackboard, together with corporate and integrated LMS/VLE options

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Choosing the right learning management system (LMS) / virtual learning environment (VLE)

  1. 1. vanguardvisionsconsulting.com.au Choosing the right learning management system (LMS) / virtual learning environment (VLE) Allison Miller Director, Vanguard Visions 14th Global Mindset conference on Blended and Online Learning Sydney - 25th August 2015
  2. 2. Is an LMS and VLE the same? Learning Management System (LMS) Corporate LMS Behaviourist approach Trackable training Totara, Saba Learning@Work Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Academic LMS Constructivist approaches Collaborative education Moodle/ Blackboard
  3. 3. Five major steps in LMS evaluation and selection Step 1: Needs analysis Step 2: Requirements Step 3: Product vetting Step 4: Product evaluation Step 5: Product selection Adapted from: Foreman, S, (2013a), Five Steps to Evaluate and Select an LMS: Proven Practices -- http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1181/
  4. 4. Step 1: Needs analysis Consultation Ownership ConfidenceRelationships
  5. 5. Assign training Calendar Catalogue Certification management Competency management Completion certificates Course evaluation surveys Credits Dashboard eLearning delivery and tracking eLearning version control Grade book eCommerce Email notifications Manager view Prerequisite enforcement Registration approval Reports Search Test development, delivery, and item analysis Transcripts Wait lists 22 Core LMS Features : Foreman, S, (2013b) Step 2: Requirements
  6. 6. Other requirements Accessibility Auto archiving Auto password resets Export content Hosting Interoperability Mobile responsive Multi-lingual Scalable SCORM / LTI Security Usability Others?
  7. 7. Step 3: Product vetting CC-BY Image: Tick button image from Wikimedia - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tick_button_image.jpg
  8. 8. Step 4: Product evaluation Source: Foreman, S, (2013b), Evaluating and Selecting a Learning Management System, The eLearning Guild
  9. 9. Step 5: Product selection Image of Infotivity RFP sample document: http://www.infotivity.com/learning-management-system.html#toc
  10. 10. Creating your LMS requirements checklist
  11. 11. vanguardvisions.com.au Allison Miller 0400 732 270 allison@vanguardvisions.com.au vanguardvisions.com.au linkedin.com/in/theother66 Register for eUpdates: bit.ly/digitalcapability Connect on: Twitter - twitter.com/designnlearning Facebook - facebook.com/designinglearning

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