The Learning Management System for Small Business category has changed dramatically over the course of just the past few years. While it used to be that you had to either come up with the kind of cash that big businesses were spending or settle for something that, frankly, looked and acted cheap, it is now possible for even very small businesses to license a very modern, user-friendly learning management system at a very reasonable cost.
That’s the upside.
The downside is that there are now a ton of choices in the learning management system for small business category, so making a decision can be really tough. To help with that, I’ve pulled together a relatively short list of the systems I am highest on at the moment. These are systems that are geared toward selling online courses – the major focus of my work – but there is nothing to say that any of them can’t be used effectively for delivering internal training.
The systems listed here span three major categories: hosted, SCORM-based, hosted non-SCORM based, and WordPress Plug-ins. (If you aren’t familiar with what SCORM is, take a minute to find out whether SCORM matters for you before proceeding with your LMS search.) [Read more…]