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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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LS205 Who Said Choosing an LMS Is Easy? R-F-Please!

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 22

Data and Measurement

Narcissus/Orange Blossom

Going to RFP (request for proposal) for an LMS can be a daunting process. With all the special protocols, the nondisclosure agreements, and the thick cloud of secrecy that envelopes all parties involved, it can be frustrating and isolating. But once you accept that there’s no avoiding the pomp and circumstance of the process itself, you can begin to strategically position your company to choose the right LMS.

In this session, you’ll find out how best to avoid the common mistakes that can be made throughout the selection process. You’ll get tips that can help you effectively communicate your needs to vendors, and you’ll learn how to wade through sales pitches to successfully evaluate your requirements. While this session can’t completely solve the complexity of choosing an LMS, it can make the process easier to manage and more productive.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What steps to take before the selection process begins
  • How to determine what you really need vs. want in an LMS
  • Whom to involve in the process
  • How to write concise RFP requirements that will communicate what you want to your vendors
  • How to make the most out of your vendor demonstrations

Novice to intermediate managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).

Technology discussed in this session:
Learning management systems (LMSs).

Pavandeep Dhillon

Education Technology Specialist, Program Leader

St. Michael's Hospital

Pavandeep Dhillon is an education technology specialist and program leader at St. Michael’s Hospital. She has over 10 years of experience in the education technology field across the corporate, higher education, and healthcare sectors. In addition to eLearning development, she has expertise in the implementation and optimization of learning management systems and virtual conferencing tools. She has successfully implemented Moodle LMS, Desire2Learn LMS, and Saba Centra. Pav has presented at various conferences such as Learning Solutions, eACH, and the Canadian eLearning Conference. She has also authored publications for the eLearning Guild and Adobe on the topic of learning management systems.

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