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3 Priorities to Ensure Your Higher Education LMS Supports Digital Transformation

Published: 02 January 2020

ID: G00464915

Analyst(s): Tony Sheehan


The learning management system has supported the initial migration of higher education to online but is at risk of becoming a barrier to change. Higher education CIOs must ensure their institutions stretch and supplement the capabilities of their LMS to preserve competitiveness.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Foundation: Optimize Core LMS Capabilities, Embedding Good Practices and Refining KPIs to Reflect Institutional Needs for Competitiveness
    • Recommendations for Higher Education CIOs
  • Evolution: Evaluate Alternatives to Current LMS Functionality, Analyzing the Impact of Multiple Systems and Building Cross-Institutional Communities to Stimulate Enthusiasm for Change
    • Recommendations for Higher Education CIOs
  • Experimentation: Operationalize Curiosity by Continually Exploring and Embedding New Technologies, Shaping a Learning Ecosystem Rather Than a Product-Centric Approach
    • Recommendations for Higher Education CIOs

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