LMS is an acronym for Learning Management System. As its name implies is a software program used for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of electronic educational technology (also called eLearning) courses or training programs. Typically includes functionality for course catalogs, launching courses, registering students, tracking student progress and assessments.
Just like Word helps you write documents and Gmail helps you manage your emails, an LMS is a software program that helps you create, manage and deliver eLearning courses. However, there are many questions that need to be answered before making your final LMS decision.
How many courses are you going to push online?
How many learners will they attend them?
Will the courses be self-paced, instructor-led or both?
What kind of educational activities (e.g. wikis, forums) do you need?
Ohhhhh… this is starting to piss me off!
Do you want an installed or web-based LMS?
Do you want a commercial or open source LMS?
Do you want a corporate or an academic LMS?
Do you want a standalone LMS or an integrated solution (e.g. with your website, your e-shop, your CRM, your HR system)?
Oh God… I have a really bad headache.
Relax… anybody who's doing eLearning is using an LMS ― and that includes a whole lot more than just educational institutions. Businesses of all sizes, Government and local agencies, Organizations - including Non-Government and non-profits organizations, Traditional educational institutions (schools, universities, colleges), Online and eLearning based educational institutions (online schools from Khan Academy to Lynda.com) and more.
The good news is that Mathemagenesis is platform agnostic and has built deep expertise in many of the leading platforms from open source to enterprise LMS and talent solutions. Our unbiased view enables us to put the learner and success criteria at the heart of our engagements and tailor our approach to your unique needs.
We can support and assist throughout the entire cycle of your platform project, from strategy and selection to implementation and support, or anywhere in between. This includes:
Technology strategy – build a clear plan to deliver your learning strategy and drive business impact
Technical consulting – requirements gathering, create RFPs, advise on product selection and assist with technology governance
Platform implementation – source, build and implement the right platform(s) for your needs, or project manage your third party solutions instead
Launch readiness – data migration, capability training, curriculum design, content curation, learning journey mapping, user group management and hosting and support setup