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Develop a Learning Technology Strategy

Set clear expectations for learning technology by aligning goals with organizational priorities.

  • Organizations often have difficulty with increasing internal course participation, measuring training effectiveness, and increasing training accessibility.
  • Processes are often manual, resulting in wasted time and resources and a lack of traceability and visibility between departments.

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Critical Insight

  • A disjointed and departmentalized approach to learning technology will inevitably fail.
  • Ensure you have a holistic learning technology strategy through the necessary convergence of people, process, technology, and content.

Impact and Result

  • Connect a strong learning and development (L&D) strategy with a robust learning technology strategy to increase L&D efficiencies, develop in-house talent, and provide a competitive advantage to organizations.
  • Identify your solution alternatives across people, processes, technology, and content. Create a comprehensive roadmap, prioritizing initiatives and identifying dependencies.

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2. Map current state

Conduct a learning audit, create learner profiles, map learning processes and systems, and identify key systems integrations.

3. Visualize future state and gather requirements

Prioritize core delivery methods to realize the ideal future state for processes, gather strategic requirements, and classify themes from feedback and analysis.

4. Establish governance and evaluate solutions

Determine guiding principles, process owners, and governance, and develop a strategic roadmap for vendor selection.

Learning Technology Strategy

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How to complete this course:

Use these videos, along with the Project Blueprint deck above, to gain an understanding of the subject. Start with the Introduction, then move through each of the Course Modules. At the end of each Module, you will be required to complete a short test to demonstrate your understanding. You will complete this course when you have completed all of the course tests.

  • Number of Course Modules: 5
  • Estimated Completion Time: 1.5 hours

Learning Outcome

Create an LMS strategy that evaluates and considers the learning needs of the entire organization, and define a comprehensive roadmap

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of content, people, process, and technology in evaluating the needs of the organization.
  • Detail the organization’s use case and choose an LMS that aligns with that use case and learning needs.
  • Create a comprehensive roadmap that prioritizes initiatives and identifies dependencies.

Course Modules

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Academy Learning Tech Strategy: Introduction: Set clear expectations for learning technology by aligning goals with organizational priorities

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Academy Learning Tech Strategy: Module 1: Clarify the Project Purpose

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Academy Learning Tech Strategy: Module 1: Map the Current State

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Academy Learning Tech Strategy: Module 1: Visualize the Future State and Gather Requirements

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Academy Learning Tech Strategy: Module 1: Establish Governance and Evaluate Solutions

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A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your HR problems.

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Get the help you need in this 3-phase advisory process. You'll receive 6 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

Guided Implementation 1: Visualize the project
  • Call 1: Establish a vision for your learning technology strategy project.
  • Call 2: Structure the project. Identify your project team and create a project charter.

Guided Implementation 2: Right-size the solution
  • Call 1: Solicit learning technology requirements from the right people in your organization.
  • Call 2: Use your findings to provide insight into your solution.

Guided Implementation 3: Finalize the strategy
  • Call 1: Prioritize roadmap initiatives. Identify dependencies between people, process, technology, and content tasks.
  • Call 2: Create a governance plan and consider strategies for communicating changes and selling the strategy to the business.


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