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LMS vs. LXP
Apr, 2020

The Learning Management System (LMS) and the Learning Experience Platform (LXP) have been co-existing in the market peacefully yet have created two separate camps. The former has been used for years, rather decades, for easy and efficient management of organizational training. The latter, which has been a recent addition to the learning technology landscape, has been designed with the philosophy of “learning in the flow of work”. Pranjalee talks to Product, BA and Client Relationship teams to discuss how the LMS and LXP differ and how to choose the right one for your L&D requirements.

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Show Notes:

When it comes to the Learning Management System (LMS) and the Learning Experience Platform (LXP), the difference is in the ‘driver’ of the learning journey. For the former, it’s the learning administrator who ‘assigns’ the training – admin-driven, while for the latter it’s the learner who chooses from the available learning content – learner-driven. However, it’s not as black and white as it looks. While putting the learner in the driver’s seat is important for learner engagement and learning stickiness, ensuring that the mandatory training is taken up by the learners as well is critical to the success of the Learning & Development function.

So how do businesses, L&D in particular, choose between an LMS and an LXP? Or can you get the best of both worlds – Learning Management System with the (artificial) intelligence of a Learning Experience Platform?

Listen to the full episode to learn:

  • What is an LMS and an LXP? Key differences between the two
  • Importance of personalization in the context of mandatory training (learner-driven workflow vs. admin-driven) and to-dos for achieving a balance
  • Which one should an organization choose – parameters for choosing one over the other
  • The future of the LMS and the LXP

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