The way we think about learning, about managing talent is undergoing a massive paradigm shift. Innovation in training & learning has completely changed the way we deliver instructions, develop course curriculum, judge performance, provide feedback and perform assessments for developing talent for the future. The learning and performance ecosystem is in a transition phase; moving away from the traditional methodologies and entering the new phase of innovative solutions with technology and software at the core.
There are 4 major components of a learning and performance ecosystem as we know them – People, Processes, Content and Technology. Every organization will need to build their own strategy around these components to support learning initiatives. A Learning Management System is the key to prepare the next generation of learners for a dynamic future with unforeseen developments.
Take a look at some interesting resources on this subject that we would like to share with you –
LMS Ecosystem – The next big thing: Rather than looking at LMS as a stand-alone application in isolation, a learning management system can be viewed as an extension to support the classroom programs in a blended learning environment as well. LMS can be integrated into many other applications to share data and streamline workflows. This post by Craig Weiss talks about what it means to have a true LMS ecosystem – https://elearninfo247.com/2013/04/11/lms-ecosystems-the-next-big-thing/.
Managing a Learning Ecosystem-Creating Immersive Learning Environments: In this article, Brandon Hall Group talks about the basics of a LMS ecosystem. The post suggests that organizations that look at the inter-relationship between all of the elements of a learning ecosystem can create a sustainable learning environment that provides the greatest impact for the learner and their organization – http://www.brandonhall.com/blogs/managing-a-learning-ecosystem-creating-immersive-learning-environments-2/
Learning and Performance Ecosystems Report: Read this interesting report by Steve Foreman about the prevalence of learning and performance ecosystems in the eLearning community – http://www.elearningguild.com/content.cfm?selection=doc.3748
In 2016, L&D teams need to invest their time and money in creating a modern learning experience for every learner. Educators need to look at Learning Management Systems as means to create newer learning environments that fit the bill for fresh set of learning aims and outcomes, learner’s needs, styles and digital literacy.
An integrated ecosystem with a modern LMS at the core, easy third-party integrations, mobile-ready learner environment all bundled together results in a learning ecosystem that is both effective and efficient.