The LMS Guidebook Learning Management Systems Demystified

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-12-28
  • Publisher: Association for Talent Development
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Select, Implement, and Operate the Perfect LMS

If you need to manage training and education programs for employees, customers, or students, you need an LMS. Don't waste time and money picking the wrong one.

The LMS Guidebook gets to the core of what an LMS does and how it works. This book tackles the urgent challenges you will face when putting an LMS in place: Which features are must-haves? What standards should your LMS comply with to mesh with your other technology systems? How do you migrate existing learning data into your new LMS? How can you ensure an uneventful rollout?

Not all LMS products will meet your needs. E-learning consultant Steve Foreman offers a broad view of the LMS categories and features so you can ask better questions of vendors and evaluate their products. He then turns to implementation and operation, offering in-depth guidance on how to establish appropriate standards, processes, and governance that will have your LMS running smoothly.

Whether you're on the instructional or technical side of the LMS, you can make the job of selecting and managing one less painful by following the proven practices in this book.

Author Biography

Steve Foreman is principal at InfoMedia Designs, a consulting firm focused on the application of technology to support human performance.

Steve regularly works with organizations in the private and public sectors that are selecting and implementing learning management systems. He assists clients in all areas of system implementation, including strategy, technology, process, standards and governance.

Some of Steve's key interests include learning strategy analysis and development, connecting learning and business metrics, learning and performance ecosystems, learning technology architecture, socially adaptive systems, self-organizing knowledge bases, performance-centered user interface design, computer adaptive testing, inference-based decision support, and the convergence of working and learning.

Table of Contents

Part 1: What an LMS Does and How It Works
Chapter 1: What Is a Learning Management System?
Chapter 2: Corporate LMS Features
Chapter 3: Academic LMS Features
Chapter 4: LCMS-LMS Features
Chapter 5: Relevant Technology Standards and Specifications
Part 2: How to Select, Implement, and Operate an LMS
Chapter 6: Selecting the Right LMS for Your Organization
Chapter 7: Planning Your Implementation and Configuring the LMS
Chapter 8: Integrating Your LMS With Other Systems and Migrating Legacy Data
Chapter 9: Testing Your System and Going Live
Chapter 10: Operating the LMS With Standards and Governance
Part 3: Beyond the LMS
Chapter 11: LMS Trends: Current and Future
Chapter 12: The LMS's Role in the Learning and Performance Ecosystem
Appendix A: Key Takeaways From Each Chapter
Appendix B: Glossary of IT Technical Jargon
Appendix C: Glossary of Terms With Different Meaning for L&D and IT
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