202 How to Choose an LMS Without Losing Your Mind
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wednesday, October 23
Data and Measurement
Choosing a new learning platform is a little bit like falling down a rabbit hole. With more than 700 platforms from which to choose, getting lost is easy. Why not learn from the soul-sucking experience of those who have traveled this journey before?
In this session, you will learn 10 strategies for making the right choice the first time when it comes to an LMS. You will hear the story of how one non-profit took on the search for the perfect platform, and what they learned from their journey. You will learn from their mistakes and celebrate their success. Most of all, you will save yourself time and frustration by understanding how to make this process actually enjoyable. You will leave the session with concrete ways to make the correct decision the first time. This is an ideal session for those looking for a new LMS, or hoping to make a change to their current platform.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why we often ask the wrong questions when choosing a learning platform
- How to involve your constituents in the process
- How to base your choice in reality
- How to balance what you want with what you actually need
- The difference between a platform that can deliver content and one that can actually engage your learners
- Why asking the age of the learner is paramount
- The difference between mobile-ready platforms and truly responsive
Managers, senior leaders, (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.), other LMS decision-makers
Learning management systems, learning platforms
Director, The Leadership Institute
Diocese of Bridgeport
Patrick Donovan is the founding director of The Leadership Institute in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport. He has more than 28 years of experience in education, ministry, and non-profit leadership. He is the author of four books and more than 100 articles on the intersection of media, ministry, and young people. He holds a BS in communications from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, an MA in theology from the University of Notre Dame, and a doctorate in theology from La Salle University.