Acorn release informative eBook on learning management systems (LMS)

CANBERRA, Australia, 2022-May-20 — /EPR Network/ — The learning management system (or LMS) is software application that handles all aspects of the learning process – including housing, creating, delivering and tracking learning. With so many eLearning systems out there, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and confused when looking for a solution. The Acorn subject matter experts dove in and wrote a comprehensive eBook that analyses and discusses the LMS and its evolution, LMS features and functionalities, how to find an LMS that’s a good fit, LMS deployment options and alternatives to the LMS.

The world has moved from an educational dynamic in which the learner-teacher relationship is outcome-oriented and based on a power structure to one that is rooted in collaboration and process focused. This core ethos of the LMS has always been that the learner is not a passive actor, but rather the driver of learning.

Today, rather than being a tool solely for learning, the LMS supports all areas of the business. The future is less about learning environments and more about human-centred learning experiences.

The features of an LMS are what drive its functionality. Organisations should think about their business needs and what functionality they might need to support them. This might include learning pathways, reporting analytics, gamification or accessibility. Beyond just functions, there are more considerations surrounding the LMS. These include relative advantage, trial vs implementation, the user experience, compatibility, blended (or hybrid) learning and workforce planning.

“Look to your business outcomes when procuring a learning management system. There should be a tangible link between the learning it delivers and your bottom line,” said Blake Proberts (Co-Founder and Managing Director). “This helps you choose the features and functionality that will actually show ROI on training, meaning you get the most value out of the system.”

Learning management systems can be deployed in two different forms: via the cloud or by self-hosting an open-source system. There are pros and cons to both, and ultimately the best fit comes down to intended use and required features.

The Acorn experts acknowledge in their eBook that an LMS won’t be the best fit for every use case. There are a range of factors such as budget limitations, seasonal training, limited courses and select cohort training that might warrant a different solution. These include plugins, native networks, eLearning portals and content management systems.

You can read the Acorn experts’ extensive eBook about learning management systems on their Acorn Resources blog:

Pursuit Technology is one of Australia’s fastest growing HR technology companies. Pursuit, via Acorn LMS, takes a different view to enabling HR and L&D teams to be strategic than traditional providers. Rather than focusing on learning experience then analytics, their products use workforce planning and capability frameworks prior to any learning. By linking to a company’s strategy, Pursuit products can inform organisational capability gaps and suggest education, deliver this education, then measure the impact – proving business impact by the HR and L&D team in a quantifiable way.

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