810 From LMS to Ecosystem: Going Beyond Implementation
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, October 27
Management and Strategy
There are many books, presentations, and consultants that focus on LMS implementation, but what you do after implementation can make the difference between simply putting a new system in place and shaping a learning ecosystem that becomes part of corporate culture, aligning compliance, talent development, and business goals. Failure to identify tools to evaluate the health of your learning infrastructure often leads to student abandonment and limits the value of L&D.
This session will cover the real-world keys to successful system implementation. Using case studies from a number of industries, you will see what happens in year two, three, and beyond to nurture an environment where learning and performance support are embedded into users’ daily lives. Topics will include: painting a vision of your learning ecosystem; leveraging system integration to streamline training; using xAPI and other tools to evaluate training content; how to know when you’ve outgrown your current systems; creating a learning system governance model; and managing learning projects, team members, and expectations.
In this session, you will learn:
- Steps for a successful LMS implementation
- How to define the key features of an LMS governance module
- About a continuous evaluation and improvement process for training
- About the components of your learning ecosystem
- How to avoid common pitfalls of L&D project management
Intermediate to advanced project managers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.) with a basic understanding of learning technologies, such as LMSs and authoring tools, and project management.
discussed in this session:
Learning management systems (LMSs), learning record stores (LRSs), human resource information systems (HRISs), document and content management systems, and xAPI.
Director of Client Services
Duncan Welder is a director of client services for RISC. He is an educational technology geek, having spent over 20 years implementing learning management systems, domestically and abroad, to manage regulatory compliance. As an xAPI evangelist with a career grounded in instructional design and eLearning, Duncan has provided presentations to professional organizations including the Connections Forum, The eLearning Guild, and the Association for Talent Development. Duncan is an active member of the Houston ATD, currently serving as director of special interest groups.