What to choose, LMSs or LXP’s? 

The LMS’s are the core focus of elearning companies these days. But there are many problems with these LMSs. One of them is that the learners can’t get information in the best possible manner through them. So, how to get an LMS solution that combines the best of both learner experience and technology.

LMSs are inefficient in delivering content

The LMS platforms are infamous for providing a bad experience for users and those who manage them. The companies can’t include external resources. They are more about checkbox training which implies that the learners have to click on a checkbox as they are done with each course. But sometimes, the learners don’t get the kind of experience they want through an LMS. LMS doesn’t have a simple learning experience for modern-day learners. Such learning experiences should be intuitive. These LMS’s don’t have such easy to use interfaces. These easy to understand interfaces are a must in the business environment of today where job requirements have been evolving. The employees should be able to guide themselves through their own learning experience.

On the other hand, learning experience platforms(LXP’s) have been great in making learners imbibe knowledge. They offer the most innovative learning technology. They have the best user interface and provide learning recommendations to learners. They make sure that the learners retain what they have learnt rather than just focusing on clicking checkboxes after finishing courses.

What’s the difference between an LMS and LXP?

In an LMS, only the admin can post the content. It can be a trainer. The learners may contribute content but it is not posted without the approval of a content moderator.

On the other hand, in an LXP, content can be posted by anybody. So, employees can post their queries on this LXP. So, learning is easy through an LXP. It’s because if one employee has found a URL to be useful, he may post it on the LXP so that other employees can retrieve information through it.

This kind of access to the LXP by the learners is quite useful because most of the learning happens in a job through peer-to-peer interaction. So, if one employee has a problem, he can post it on an LXP, and when another employee has answers he can post them also helping the former employee.

The second most important difference is that in an LMS, the roadmap is laid out for the learners. The courses that they are required to follow in different quarters have been selected for them. So, they have no scope for personal learning experiences. But this is not the case with an LXP, where a learner can choose a course according to his free will, it is more likely to satiate his professional curiosity.

However, using an LMS makes sure that you deliver the employee training as per the compliance issues in the office. Through an LMS, you can steer the direction of an employee’s learning.

These are the basic differences between LMS and an LXP. This is how a company can impart the delivery of structured content through an LXP but make sure that the employees get personalized learning experiences through LXP chatbots that answer their queries.


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