LMS & Learning Platforms Forum
Monday, October 21
Successful learning organization leaders invest in technology wisely. The challenge lies in choosing the technology that best supports your organization’s culture and strategic goals. Until recently, learning organization leaders only needed to consider a learning management system (LMS). 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, and 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 & 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. 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 in order to maximize the return on your capital investments. And you will explore three 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 & Learning Platforms Forum will help you harness the potential of the learning platforms landscape and arm you with the insight to use technology effectively and strategically in your organization.
8:30a – 8:45a
8:45a – 10:00a
Exploring the Evolving Landscape of Learning Platforms
The world of learning platforms continues to expand. While the learning management systems we have counted on for decades continue to advance and evolve, we’re also seeing new platforms emerge that provide 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
How to Align Technology with Strategy and Culture
A learning platform is 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 session, we will examine the important questions that need to be answered in order to ensure your learning platform selection provides a positive return on investment.
11:00a – 12:00p
Expert Panel Discussion: The Insider’s View on the Future of Learning Technology
We’ve invited 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
Planning How Systems Should Work Together
Increasingly, organizations are using multiple learning technologies in combination. But, how do they all work together? In this segment we’ll explore how to plan technology integration, data movement, security, and privacy for a superior user experience.
2:00p – 2:30p
Learning Platforms Case Study
Examine a real case study of an organization’s learning platform strategy. You’ll look at the challenges and goals the organization faced, the platform solutions that were used to deliver a solution to those challenges, and the results that were delivered.
2:30p – 2:45p
2:45p – 3:45p
Assembling Your “A” Team
Having technologies that provide new and expanded functionality is exciting, but your team needs to be able to support these new systems in order to enjoy the potential of these technologies. During this session, we will examine the responsibilities, skills, and even new roles
3:45p – 4:15p
Getting Value from Data and Metrics
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 session, we’ll explore three key reasons you and your learning platform must harness this potential: Evidence of impact, compliance, and continuous improvement.