I have a training environment ripe for some kind of control and was wondering what people's thoughts were in relation to LCMS's
All the training we provide is delivered to external organisations and tends to be classroom based and is often delivered in remote locations using stand-alone servers. We don't, currently deliver much E-learning, though that will change I hope.
I am keen to get some ability to standardise my courses, complete on-line assessments and testing as well as providing the ability to effectively update courses, which are constantly evolving due to the nature of the technology we train, from a central datase. I and am looking to use a LCMS that helps me with all or most of this.
We currently do things the old fashioned way. Give 'em a feedback form, input the data onto spread sheets in order to provide stats for customer feedback and the same idea for formal assessments. This is an archaic way of doing things and methinks tis time to move on.
My side of the business is pretty small so I am looking to use free software if possible. Moodle looks good but seems to me to be designed very specifically at E-learning. Ilias looks good too but the community forums seem short on discussion which makes me wonder if it is used that much. (My German is pretty rusty too but I suppose that would be a useful learning curve). I took a look at EFront, which looks great but isn’t SCORM compliant unless you pay to upgrade and in the current climate it is unlikely I will get any funds for that.
The up-side is that I have a pretty clean sheet from which to start.