As we already know, technology and the current situation we are in have changed the way we manage education. Today, a big part of education takes place online or in an online and face-to-face mixed model. Many universities and colleges have adapted to a mixed or complete online model, understanding education as something totally new and different to how it used to be.
As important as online training is today, e-learning and online training management platforms are experiencing a new boost. In this post, you will discover everything about LXP – Learning Experience Platform -, its features and differences with LMS.
What’s a LXP?
LXP stands for Learning Experience Platform. LXPs were born with the purpose of offering the user a unique and different experience.
LXPs use technology to offer a highly customisable learning experience – the user can create their own resources and can interact with the platform in a more personal way. They also include user tools and technologies that design, develop, create and manage highly personalised learning environments.
What are the main features of an LXP?
- Highly customised platform
Today students are looking for personalised learning focused on their specific needs and goals. LXPs are user-centric: offering course lists based on their historical data, profile attributes and interests. Users can search for information based on their interests and create their own lists. This means that course admins won’t have to recommend courses manually, making their job much easier.
- User-friendly and full-responsive
LXPs make the user experience and navigation easy, modern and very intuitive. Of course, LXPs can be used from any device, offering different experiences on each one of them.
- Social learning
LXPs also enable interaction between users, transforming the learning experience into a collaborative activity, rather than an isolated experience. In fact, LXPs understand training as a network of elements that connect with each other and not as the training experience of isolated users.
- Modern learning
In LXPs, content formats vary: from courses to blog posts, from videos to podcasts… Therefore, users can choose the type of content that interests them the most. For example, some people learn faster and better by listening to a podcast or watching a video while others may prefer to read a blog post. In that sense, LXPs also allow users that level of customisation in terms of the format they like best.
What are the differences between an LXP and an LMS?
Organisations have been using learning management systems (LMS) for a long time. But it was when training began to change, when a more diverse and robust learning environment became crucial and necessary.
LXPs take learning further than LMSs: integrating with other ecosystems, offering highly personalised and dynamic training paths, creating a flexible learning environment, allowing learners to add content, and integrating content from other providers. LMSs are primarily focused on helping companies organise and manage employee training needs by making training content available to users.
This vital need for innovative, measurable and more personalised experiences brought LXPs to life and modernised the education sector.