Five Trends Leading to the End of the LMS

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DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo - October 29, 2014

Kasper Spiro


Learners are increasingly taking control of their learning. As a result, the role of the learning department is changing from steering to facilitating. The trends affecting this change are already visible, however many learning professionals do not know how what they mean or how to respond to them. Even if they recognize the environment changing around them, they do not know what to do or how to adapt. These changes could ultimately signal the end of the learning department staple—the LMS.

In this session you will explore the five trends that are changing the future of organizational learning: self-directed learning, personalized or adaptive learning, curation, anywhere-anytime-any-device learning, and specialized learning content. You will learn what these trends are and how these trends are leading. You will explore why the LMS, in its current form, may not fit in the future. You will leave this session understanding these trends and how you can prepare yourself and your organization for the future.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The trends that will change the world of learning and development
  • Why the LMS may be dead five years from now
  • What you as a learning professional can do to prepare for this change
  • What you as an organization should do to prepare for this change

Novice to advanced designers, developers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Mobile devices, Experience API, LMSs, and authoring tools.


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