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[Webinar] Exploring the Learning Platforms Landscape

by Debbie Williams

Ten years ago, there was a single learning platform that dominated the enterprise making it easy for organizations to research and purchase a system for their business. Large associations, businesses, and nonprofits all leveraged a learning management system (LMS) to train employees, members, constituents, customers, and contractors.

But today there are multiple systems on the market, all competing for your organization’s L&D budget including LMSs, LRSs, and LXPs.

To help you determine which platform, or suite of platforms, you need to improve your training, TOPYX and eLearning Learning created an on-demand webinar. The webinar will explore:

  • The learning platforms on the market today and how they complement, or compete, with one another
  • How organizations and workers use multiple learning systems to improve efficiency, training, and performance
  • The functionality and changes that are on the horizon for eLearning tools

Watch the Webinar

3 Types of Learning Platforms


The free webinar will explore multiple types of learning platforms, with a focus on the three most dominant tools in today’s market.

Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Learning management systems are platforms used by learning and development experts to manage and deliver professional development materials in one-off or ongoing, personalized learning paths. LMSs are often used for:

  • Employee training
  • Free or paid professional development training for association members
  • Customer training for complex products, such as technology platforms
  • Compliance and healthcare training

For more information on learning management systems, check out our article: What exactly is an LMS?

Learning Record Stores (LRS)

Less extensive than an LMS, a learning record store functions primarily as a database for learning records. LRS systems are connected to eLearning systems, such as an LMS, collecting and organizing records from the system. An LRS is often used in:

  • Experience API (xAPI) processes
  • Caliper standard processes

Learning Experience Platforms (LXP)

Geared toward enterprises, a learning experience platform is similar to an LMS. LXPs provide eLearning experiences for users by collecting and distributing content for individual and social learning experiences. LXPs:

  • Give more control to learners
  • Focus less on compliance and more on employee impact

Find Out Which Platform is Right for Your Organization

LMSs, LRSs, and LXPs serve different functions, with each more likely to solve problems and pain points for different organizations. To help you navigate today’s eLearning ecosystem, David Kelley, Executive VP of The eLearning Guild, explores the similarities and differences between LMSs, LRSs, LXPs, and other eLearning options in an on-demand webinar.

Watch the Free eLearning Platform Webinar

The webinar will take a deep dive into technology-driven performance and how workers can leverage one or more learning systems to make the greatest impact.

The webinar is free, all you have to do is tell us where to send the recording. Watch the recording now.

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Debbie Williams

Debbie Williams

Director, Marketing