FACT: 562 LMS Options Available Today
If you are a learning consultant, service provider, or product offering, then you owe it to yourself to get listed on one of the biggest e-learning directories on the internet today. The E-Learning Atlas, brought to you by Rustici Software, is home to anything and everything that has to due with e-learning (or the learning industry in general).
Adding your business or service doesn’t cost anything, so give it a go. And hey, maybe you’ll come across a business you’ve never heard of in the process (networking perhaps?)… I for one found it interesting that there are 562 Learning Management Systems (not one true WordPress LMS 😉 )… LearnDash will be making its way to the list in the near future to change that!
But wow, 562 LMS options? (And that’s only on this one directory site)… I think that’s a little much to be honest, but when looking at the options I noticed a couple of things: First, some of the companies are double-dipping here. They aren’t truly an LMS provider, but instead create custom e-learning solutions. Some companies are listed multiple times to account for their different “versions” of their LMS. Secondly, the list is a little stale. Some of the companies listed result in dead links when trying to visit their site.
As we want to bring something of value to this industry, I couldn’t help but look at the LearnDash WordPress learning management system with some objectivity. Are we just adding more noise to a crowded space?
In the end, I really believe in the product and service we are bringing to market. There are many people and institutions out there that prefer the WordPress platform given its flexibility and unique way to grow or shrink in regards to functionality as necessary – but it goes beyond the technology. We have a passion for setting up, bolstering, and helping organizations get the most from their LMS. Our ultimate goal is to put the human aspect back into our product and service. With these things in mind, and taking into consideration the emails of interest and encouragement we receive daily, I strongly believe the LearnDash LMS platform is “value” added to this list of 562.