Senior Learning Consultant
The surprising leap - LMS
to Learning Experience
One of the biggest challenges for
organisations is how to close skills gaps now
while making sure that staff have the right skills
for the future. This article looks at a new option
- the Learning Experience Platform (LXP).
The LXP is what the LMS should have been.
According to the industry analyst Josh Bersin,
the LXP represents the new world of corporate
learning. Think about how Netflix disrupted
movie distribution and impacted viewing
habits, and you'll understand the potential.
Combining a learning platform with easy to
consume, engaging and high-impact digital
content, the LXP has no barriers to access.
Barrier-free access to learning
An LXP's content is designed to be
experienced just like any digital content found
on the Web, and to be as intuitive and easy to
consume as the apps we use at home. It is a
new way of thinking rather than a new LMS.
No more being 'forced' to learn in just one way
or waiting to be assigned content by a
It's unlike the traditional LMS in other ways too.
Acquiring an LMS was a lengthy and complex
process. You bought one (an expensive
purchase), then added your content (at
Typically, organisations over-bought their LMS,
paying for features that were never used. Not
so with the LXP, as we shall see. LXPs
combine high impact, easy to consume digital
learning content with an insightful analytics
We want more from workplace
We know from research that staff are happy to
leave behind expert-led formal courses and
they want to share their knowledge with
colleagues. If we want our staff to embrace the
future, then we have to make this journey
alongside them and provide better tools. This
is how people prefer to learn in the workplace:
37% training, 79% web resources and 87%
The evolution of technology for
Learning technology has evolved quite
dramatically over the past decade. Most
medium-to-large organisations have
traditionally used LMSs, but many report being
unhappy with them.