The LMS & Learning Platforms Forum
Monday, October 22
Successful learning organization leaders invest in technology wisely. The challenge lies in choosing the right technology that best supports your organization’s culture and strategic goals. Until recently, learning organization leaders have only needed to consider using a learning management system (LMS) in their operations. Now, we are seeing a wider array of learning platforms like learning record stores (LRS), learning experience platforms (LXP), talent management systems (TMS), adaptive learning platforms, knowledge exchanges, communication and collaboration platforms, microlearning platforms, and more. Each has its own distinct features, benefits, and risks. Each generates its own set of data and reports. So, which of these platforms, if any, is best suited to your organization’s culture and strategy? Or is the LMS enough?
The LMS and Learning Platforms Forum is a unique opportunity for learning leaders to get a handle on the evolving learning platform landscape. You will explore the unique characteristics, advantages, and risks of the various platforms so you can determine the right fit for your organization’s goals. You will explore the new roles, skills, and responsibilities needed so you can shape and develop your team. You will discover how to align your technology decisions with business and learning strategies so you can maximize the return on your capital investments. And you will explore 3 key reasons for collecting and reporting data on your learning solutions – evidence of impact, compliance, and continuous improvement – and how different technologies can deliver upon that need.
The LMS and Learning Platforms Forum will help you harness the potential of the rapidly advancing learning platforms landscape and arm you with the insight you need to use technology effectively, and strategically in your organization.
8:30a – 9:00a
8:45a – 10:00a
Exploring the evolving landscape of learning platforms
The world of learning platforms continues to expand. While the LMSs we have counted on for decades continue to advance and evolve, we’re also seeing new platforms emerge that provide new and unique functionality. We will start our day examining the unique characteristics, advantages, and risks of the various platforms so you can determine the right fit for your organization’s goals.
10:00a – 10:15a
10:15a – 11:00a
New Roles… New Skills… New Responsibilities
Having technologies that provide new and expanded functionality is exciting, but your team needs to be able to support these new and expanded systems in order to enjoy the potential of these technologies. During this section we will examine the new responsibilities, skills, and even new roles that may need to be added to your team’s skill set.
11:00a – 12:00p
Panel: The Insiders’ View on the Future of Learning Platforms
We’ve invited leaders from some of our industry’s leading learning platform providers to join us in a discussion exploring the future of the learning platforms market. We’ll examine where they see the market going, and how they see these diverse platforms augmenting an organization’s learning and technology infrastructure.
12:00p – 1:00p
1:00p – 2:00p
How to Align Technology Purchases with Business Strategy
Learning platforms are one of the most significant and sizeable purchases a learning and development department can make. It’s critical that the platform you select can deliver on the goals of your organization. During this section, we will examine the critical questions that need to be answered in order to ensure your learning platform selection provides a positive return on investment.
2:00p – 3:15p (with a break from 2:30p – 2:45p)
Three Reasons Data is Critical
Data has always been important to learning and development, but we have historically struggled to gather the data needed to truly show the effectiveness of our efforts. That’s rapidly changing, as today’s technologies enable us to collect, analyze, and report on data in new and exciting ways. In this section we’ll explore three key reasons you and your learning platform must harness this potential: evidence of impact, compliance, and continuous improvement.
2:30p – 2:45p
3:15p – 4:15p
Transforming L&D into Learning 2.0
The recent advancements in learning platform technologies provide us with new and exciting opportunities to expand our reach and the contributions we can make to our organizations. But the real opportunity isn’t in expanding what we already do; it’s in harnessing the unique functionality of these technologies to transform our strategies. As we close our day, we’ll put everything we’ve learned together to give you the frameworks you need to transform what L&D means to you and your organizational culture.
4:15p – 4:30p
Final questions are answered, and tips on what to do next are shared.