How E-Learning can be simplified by becoming an Integrated Ecosystem “As a Service”

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Monday, 08 April 2013 13:50
In the past, E-Learning was a technology only accessible to large companies and enterprises. Today, however, the E-Learning market is much more responsive and adaptive to small and medium sized business’ needs.

How E-Learning can be simplified by becoming an Integrated Ecosystem “As a Service”

 

In the past, E-Learning was a technology only accessible to large companies and enterprises. In order to run an E-Learning system these businesses needed access to a large amount of buying power, the capacity to invest in large-scale production, time to scout for talent, and the infrastructure to deploy an expensive Learning Management System.

Today, however, the E-Learning market is much more responsive and adaptive to small and medium sized business’ needs.

Technology for a rapid E-Learning Implementation


The recent progress and scalability behind E-Learning is essentially due to the evolution of Technology. Technology is the catalyst behind the rapid advancement of Learning Management Systems and has opened the door to accessibility, ease of use and rapid E-Learning implementation for businesses of any size. By maximizing the advantages of technologies such as Cloud computing, LMS vendors are able to provide Learning Management Systems delivered “As a Service” and make E-Learning available online, with no downloads, required updates, and no hidden costs - ever.

The present day reality is that we are facing a tremendous technological revolution. Given that Software as a Service can now allow companies to focus on the use of the software itself, instead of its maintenance or technical setup (including hosting fees and database configuration), we are witnessing a rapid shift of momentum in E-Learning. Moreover, LMS cloud deployment
brings automatic live updates to every single customer, without the need to download, install and manually upgrade the software, as a result, providing businesses with a competitive advantage by improving organizational efficiency.

E-Learning Ecosystem - “As a Service”

The “As a Service” model is also connected to the “Ecosystem” concept that is reshaping E- Learning everyday. In fact, many people think that Learning Management System software should provide an excess of features - the more, the better - but this is not always the case!

Just think about how many companies, or organizations (especially the smaller ones), are currently looking for something that is uncomplicated and can be used immediately. These kinds of “potential customers” are not aiming at advanced features, complex interfaces or overwhelming procedures; they are just looking at software that will meet their needs, potentially save time
and money, and hopefully transform their business training into something affordable. The less complicated the better, because if you need something more you can simply “add” this feature in a way that is completely intuitive and responsive.

LMS, Apps and Courses – Building the Ecosystem

This uncomplicated approach is what we call the E-Learning “Ecosystem” user experience. Docebo is already implementing a Learning Management System that can be connected and integrated with an Apps Marketplace. Within this marketplace customers are able to get/ buy/add the needed features, such as Social Network integration, eCommerce functionality, Videoconferencing integration Apps (and more) in a couple of clicks without having to download anything.

The idea of an “Ecosystem” rather than a “platform” is much more than a simple LMS with Applications. The “Ecosystem” is about uniting multiple complex Online Training features and courses into one easy to use environment. Docebo’s Ecosystem is a Course Marketplace, where companies are able to find more than 200 courses in 15 different languages, buy and deliver these courses to their workforce in a few minutes, and forget about the complexity of the old-fashioned E-Learning approach.

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Jacopo Mauri

Natural born communicator. In love with everything related to writing & tech, with a huge expertise as freelance journalist (technologies and videogames-related topics). Experienced marketer, worked for big companies like Nintendo Italy, and the Italian Microsoft's official street marketing agency. Now established in a disruptive IT company, and owns a small editorial-related company.

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