In recent years, one thing has become abundantly clear: the learning management system market is growing by leaps and bounds. I remember the days when the only viable LMS was Blackboard – and the cost for implementation was somewhere to the tune of $25,000. Well, times have changed (for the better… except for Blackboard) in that there are plenty of new accessible options available, and for multiple different software platforms (for example, the upcoming LearnDash WordPress LMS plugin).
The biggest shift in this market in recent years has not been the technology (although there have certainly been advances), but in the expectations of the consumer. Today it isn’t enough to offer a piece of software – people want solutions. They want advice and guidance in the best ways to utilize the functionality of their LMS, and they want it from industry professionals who have “been there, done that”.