Posted: May 17, 2007
I have worked with e-learning since 2004. Working with educational modules for corporate training and online educational tools gave me enough experience for me to then develop my own LMS systems. I have managed the development of LMS systems and even engineered my own e-learning platforms. I truly believe in the potential for online learning systems and I understand the challenge of developing remote learning programs. The problem is that LMS systems are heavy with features and functions that often go unused or are unnecessary. The problem of learning management system design is the broad scope of online learning and the wide-reaching demographic that apply. For example, you could be designing a system for preschool students, and I can assure you it will not be as usable to corporate clients. The modular nature of online course development needs to be met with dynamic solutions that are not cookie-cut, as much as they are flexible and can be adapted from all angles. There is information delivery, course management, student management and account management. The content management aspect of LMS systems needs to be entirely user driven and again, flexible. You also need to facilitate online-offline intersected learning. These elements put together are actually quite a challenge and I welcome new opportunities to offer my clients simple and effective learning management solutions that impact corporate culture, educational needs and the bottom line.