Tag: LXP

16 Mar 2021

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.


30 Dec 2020
Elearning companies help decide between LXP and LMS

What is an LXP and how it can help your business?

Elearning companies have a challenging role before themselves.

They have to help the tech companies upskill their employees. This implies that the technical worker’s skills have to be increased. 

Tech companies need to keep training their employees, otherwise, they will have a negative experience in sales. The customers will feel frustrated when the tech worker is not able to offer them a complete demo of the product or do servicing of the product. A learning experience platform is useful for tech companies that want to increase the skills of their tech employees.

Learning experience platform(LXP) refers to a tool which is used to train workers remotely. 

These software tools are used by various kinds of businesses and organizations now. An LXP can be used to train employees, partners, and clients of a company. In this learning platform, courses can be easily uploaded. A particular user can also be registered for the course. The employees can be sent reminders that they have been registered for the course. This kind of learning platform can also be used to sell courses to external parties because it has Ecommerce integrated with it. The company can see the progress of the employees. Upon completing a course, the employees of the company are awarded badges. They have a dashboard showing their progress and how many courses they need to undertake. The administration of an LXP is quite easy and everybody even from external to the organization can upload content easily on it.

How to conduct an elearning program for tech employees:

Apart from providing the employees with LMS, elearning companies can also do a lot of things to make sure that the learners of tech companies are trained properly.

  • Have a remote orientation 
  • It’s tough to start an elearning program. The employee should be offered a seminar for orientation. The seminar would talk about how the product works, the different learning paths of workers. It would also talk about what kind of training are employees receiving currently. 

  • Making training available as soon as possible 
  • It’s very important to impart training to tech employees otherwise they can lag in making sales. Apart from that, tech training should be imparted as the product portfolio of a company changes. Apart from providing the employees with LMS, elearning companies can also do a lot of things to make sure that the learners of tech companies are trained properly. The content about the tech products should be uploaded immediately to the LMS. This way, tech employees can access such content immediately. 

  • Give them a proper training schedule 

Remote learners need to be given some direction for the content. There should be a training schedule set for them. When they have such a schedule, they need to know what kind of learning to do when. They know they would have to earn certain badges by a certain time. This kind of schedule given to them would boost their upskilling. 

What is the difference between LMS and LXP?

  1. Freedom to post the content 
  2. In LMS, only certain people can upload the content and only when the LMS administrator approves it. This person could be anyone from the upper management or someone from the HR team. So, without the approval of this person, no content can appear on the LMS. However, in an LXP, content is managed quite differently. Anyone can post the content. They can be a field sales representative. Even someone handling front desk work can add some content to the platform. Since anyone can post content on an LXP, it’s actually a rich source of content. Moreover, content comes from various sources but it does not pose a lack of trust. It’s because the coworkers’ trust content coming from their peers. For example, someone can post a URL in a comment, and it’s okay. This is how LXPs are getting more popular these days.

  3. Content is varied in an LXP

Another difference is that since an LMS content is curated for the learners, they take a journey that is directed by the management. But this is not so true in the case of LXP, where content is shared by all and the learners have to decide their journey. So, LMS is suitable for compliance training, whereas, in LXP, learners can choose what they want to learn. Elearning companies can guide tech companies on what is best in their situation LMS or LXP. 


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