Learning Platforms

There are many types of Learning Platforms available that help facilitate the delivery of learning content. In fact the market is saturated. As we learnt from Katrina Baker from Adobe, there seems to be new ways of describing Learning Platforms every time we look, and most of the time these are just marketing exercises.

It’s worth exploring some of the other types of platforms from an interest level if anything. On closer look and investigation we may get some ideas on how we can mimic the delivery of the information using the platforms we already have access to.

If you’re a small business owner, or a decision maker looking at implementing a learning platform soon, you may get some ideas on the type of platform that may best suit your situation. On the other hand, you may get even more confused.

There could be possibilities to use an existing intranet for information delivery and manage assessments through existing forms / spreadsheet functionality (that comes with Google and MS Office).

At the end of the day, we shouldn’t limit ourselves to just delivering learning via a Learning Management System.

WordPress with LearnDash

Using the WordPress web platform and including the LearnDash plugin, you can turn a WordPress site into a fully functional Learning Management System with many other options available through various plugins.

Thinkific

Thinkific is a widely used platform to allow anyone to create an online course and sell it to the public. They have a free tier plan which can be used indefinitely for testing purposes.

Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a Microsoft platform that is free to use with a Microsoft account. In the MS teams example I discussed in the 3rd week class, I have setup a flipgrid lesson embedded in MS teams as a Web-page tab.

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