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The LMS Guidebook

Learning Management Systems Demystified

By  Steve Foreman

Select, Implement, and Operate the Perfect LMS
If you need to manage training and education programs for employees, customers, or students, you need an LMS. Don’t waste time and money picking the wrong one.

The LMS Guidebook gets to the core of what an LMS does and how it works. This book tackles the urgent challenges you will face when putting an LMS in place: Which features are must-haves? What standards should your LMS comply with to mesh with your other technology systems? How do you migrate existing learning data into your new LMS? How can you ensure an uneventful rollout?

Not all LMS products will meet your needs. E-learning consultant Steve Foreman offers a broad view of the LMS categories and features so you can ask better questions of vendors and evaluate their products. He then turns to implementation and operation, offering in-depth guidance on how to establish appropriate standards, processes, and governance that will have your LMS running smoothly.

Whether you’re on the instructional or technical side of the LMS, you can make the job of selecting and managing one less painful by following the proven practices in this book.


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Steve Foreman
Steve Foreman is principal at InfoMedia Designs, a consulting firm focused on the application of technology to support human performance.

Steve regularly works with organizations in the private and public sectors that are selecting and implementing learning management systems. He assists clients in all areas of system implementation, including strategy, technology, process, standards and governance.

Some of Steve’s key interests include learning strategy analysis and development, connecting learning and business metrics, learning and performance ecosystems, learning technology architecture, socially adaptive systems, self-organizing knowledge bases, performance-centered user interface design, computer adaptive testing, inference-based decision support, and the convergence of working and learning.


Steve’s extensive knowledge and experience with learning and technology offer valuable perspective. He brings a pragmatic and disciplined approach to what can be an overwhelming undertaking.


Dale Schroeder, Sr.
Senior Manager


Finally, an engaging single-source handbook that addresses in plain terms real concerns surrounding learning management systems.

John Larson, Ph.D.
Instructional Systems Analyst
CSS, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division

Steve's book is a clear and concise resource for those navigating the complex terrain of LMSs, where seemingly small decisions can have huge impacts. I highly recommend it.

Peter Berking
Author, Choosing an LMS
Senior Learning Technologist at Eduworks Corporation

The LMS Guidebook presents solutions to a crucial problem that learning and development professionals have: improving the learner experience.  This book should be essential reading for all CLOs.

Antonio Rubio
Overlap Innovation Partner

I greatly appreciate the book Steve Foreman has written; he takes an extremely complex set of tasks and breaks them down into clear and concise steps that can be understood and used by novices and those who have been working in learning management for a number of years. I would highly recommend this guidebook to anyone thinking about selecting, implementing, or enhancing an LMS.

Kathleen DeVries

Co-Director, Early Childhood Professional Development System

Early Learning and School Readiness, Colorado Department of Education

Book Details

ISBN: 9781607283096

Pages: 248

Pub Date: December 2017

Formats: Paperback

Product Code: 111715

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