The Perfect Learning Management System (LMS) July 21, 2008Posted by B.J. Schone in eLearning.
Tags: Design, Development, eLearning, Learning, LMS, SCORM, Tools, Training
I often find myself daydreaming when dealing with LMS problems. I say to myself, "If I built an LMS, it would…….." Ah, if only it were that easy. This line of thinking leads me to these questions: How would you design your perfect LMS? What features would you include (or exclude)? How would it differ from current LMS products on the market?
I’ll start this off, but I really would love to hear your thoughts. Who knows, maybe (if we’re lucky) some LMS vendors are listening!
My perfect LMS would…
- Support the AICC, SCORM 1.2, and SCORM 2004 specifications 100% accurately. I don’t want to deal with the "Oh….we chose not to implement that particular part of the spec."
- Work great in all modern web browsers (ex. IE 6 / 7, Firefox 2 / 3, and Safari).
- Support single sign-on (LDAP or otherwise), so learners could use an already existing username and password.
- Have an open API, in case I wanted to integrate it with my intranet or develop add-on modules.
- Be extraordinarily easy to use. Common tasks should take no more than a couple mouse clicks. I should be able to teach my grandma how to use the LMS in 5 minutes or less.
- Be affordable and accessible to any organization, no matter their size or industry. I don’t mind if the price scales up based on the number of users, but the baseline shouldn’t start at $80,000.
- Have excellent 24/7 support, by phone and email. Crazy, I know.
What else? Let me know!