According to Brandon Hall Group research teams white paper on ‘LMS trends 2015 – Is it time for something different?’ (©2015 Brandon Hall Group), there are many demographic and cultural shifts occurring that are changing the learning landscape:
- Brandon Hall Group’s research tells us that 57% of learning now involves on-the-job activities and informal learning, while 43% involves formal learning.
- The power and ubiquity of mobile devices grows at an unrelenting pace.
- People are continually finding new and different ways to connect and share thoughts and experiences.
- Millennials, a completely digitally native generation, are poised to take over the workforce.
All of these things are causing organizations to take a serious look at the ways in which they deliver learning. The truth is, for all the features and functions of the modern LMS, it is still a technology rooted in serving a very traditional purpose.
While the LMS market has been successful over the last 15 years and technology continues to advance, it seems we are hitting a point of diminishing returns. Companies are demanding more new features, and ignoring much of the functionality that has been built into the systems in the past. The average satisfaction rating for feature sets has dropped consistently from 3.01 in 2012, to 2.95 in 2014, to 2.82 in 2015. There are changing attitudes about how to approach learning, and the traditional LMS is falling short.
While the LMS market has been successful over the last 15 years and technology continues to advance, it seems we are hitting a point of diminishing returns.
Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 LMS Trends Survey indicates that companies are dissatisfied with basically every aspect of the systems they are using and are looking for better options. However, this may be the point in time where simply switching to another LMS is not the answer. Instead, companies seem to be longing for a different strategy altogether.
This study – along with LMS Trends studies from previous years, and discussions with learning leaders, technology professionals, and LMS providers – has highlighted some critical calls to action to help organizations rethink their approach to learning technologies.
- Use Technology to Support the Learning Strategy, not Dictate it
- Solve Today’s Challenges, but Plan for the Future
- Leverage Technology for a Truly Blended Learning Experience
- Realize the Potential in Mobile, Collaborative and Cloud Technologies
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