A recent article on Chief Learning Officer highlights the potential problems of going with large Learning Management Systems (LMS) and the very real danger of overcomplicating your training needs, when you're trying to do the opposite.
Lindsay Edmonds Wickman's Learning Management Systems: Bigger is Not Always Better, is a great read for anyone considering centralising their training needs and buying in to a large LMS. Without quoting the entire article, Wickman highlights these potential issues:
- High Cost
- Overcomplicated systems
- Lack of Integration with existing software
If I had to offer any advice to a company considering their current LMS options, it would be to go with a lightweight, hosted solution.
Which brings us to the benefits of going with a SaaSy online training solution like Litmos:
- Low cost (per user/month pricing model)
- Simple systems
- Fully hosted
- 24/7 support
As a trainer, what more could you want?