I hope that everyone is having a relaxing time with their friends and family this holiday. I am resting myself, but couldn’t keep my thoughts away from the LearnDash WordPress LMS plugin for very long – so here I am! (I need to type rather quietly though as I have a few people taking a nap around me).
I have already made some predictions about what is to come for e-learning in 2013, but here I am to make yet another. The 2013 calendar is going to be the year of WordPress LMS. This is a for a variety of reasons, but mainly because our technology is now at a point where marrying WordPress and learning best practices just makes sense. Many educational providers prefer the use of WordPress, and they want their learning management system to be just as easy.
Moodle has been a great resource for years, but it is in desperate need of a facelift. Occasional WordPress LMS options have come available, but they still need to be refined (which is just a natural part of product development). However, many of these options are simply not supported. I don’t mean just technical support, but advice and guidance from industry professionals who are immersed in the learning world day in and day out.
As I think about LearnDash and the upcoming launch, one area that I want to make abundantly clear is that we will be your partner in your LMS goals, not just a supplier of an LMS. You certainly have the option to take your LMS plugin and continue on your way, but you can always take comfort in knowing you can bounce strategic and implementation ideas off of us at any time.
LearnDash isn’t the “jack-of-all-trades”, nor do we want to be. A jack of all trades is seldom a master at one. We are a speciality shop with a vested interest in your success and the tools to help you reach your goals. Chances are, you can’t afford to mess around with your WordPress LMS. If you are an educational institution, you need someone who has been there, done that, and can help you avoid common LMS pitfalls.
Expect to see forms of a WordPress based learning management system emerge in 2013. This is good for you, the consumer, as you will have many options. In choosing LearnDash, you strategically align yourself with a learning professional who not only cares about you, but this industry.
I hope you are looking forward to 2013 as much as we are!
Now get off the computer and spend time with your family 😉