Nearly every elearning program that exists today in almost every industry is powered by a learning management system (LMS).
The LMS is what is responsible for successful delivery and recording of the course content. Depending on the system that you are using, it is also what is behind the gamification elements, communication points (such as email and forums), and overall “brand” for your courses.
It’s clear to see that learning management has come a long way since the early days of elearning.
At one time it was more of a “behind the scenes” application, but now it is often used to directly enhance the learning experience. Once considered clunky and dull, a modern LMS is flexible, often open-source, and feature-rich.
If you are interested in learning just how much the LMS industry has grown-up over the years, consider some of the facts below that were originally shared by ELearning Industry.
10 LMS Facts of 2015
- The LMS market is a $2.5 billion in the corporate sector alone
- Moodle currently has the most users at roughly 73.8 million
- Edmodo and Blackboard each have around 20 million users each
- SaaS LMS offerings are increasing, specifically LMSs running on an internet private cloud
- Government institutions are the lowest users of LMSs
- Despite mobile learning enhancements, a recent survey found that roughly 89% of users access their LMS from their desktop computer (76% from laptop)
- 31% of LMS buyers have switched from their previous LMS to a new one
- On average, 32% of organizations have used the same LMS for the past 2-5 years
- The most cited reason for switching to another system is because additional features are required
- 32% of LMS purchasing decisions are based primarily on price