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Using EdCast LXP (learning experience platform) with your learning management system (LMS)

Training and learning content is a constantly expanding marketplace. One vendor may not have the content you need, or your LMS may not have the exact features or tools your learners need.

So how do you bring these multiple sources of learning into one portal?

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Learning experience platforms (LXPs) provide integrations with various sources of learning. They customize the learning experience to the learner's needs using Artificial Intelligence (AI).

If you'd like to learn more about LXPs and how you can integrate them with Learning Management Systems (LMS) to get the best of both learning words, then this article is for you.

What is a Learning Experience Platform?

An LXP, or learning experience platform, is a digital environment that allows educators to create and share learning experiences with their students. These platforms can deliver content, activities, and assessments, often including features such as discussion forums, social networking tools, and multimedia galleries.

The use of LXPs can help educators personalize the learning process for their students and engage them in more meaningful ways.

These platforms can also make it easier for educators to track their students' progress and identify areas in which they need additional support.

When is LXP needed?

Creating personalized learning experiences

An LXP is useful for educators who aim to create personalized learning experiences for their students.

These platforms can also help educators track their students' progress, so they can identify areas in which additional support may be needed.

Providing an engaging way to learn

LXP engages students in learning, for instance, through fun activities and interactive quizzes. Teachers can get instant feedback on how well their classes understand certain concepts through student response systems or SMS codes. Educators are then able to adapt their instruction based on this feedback.

Social and collaborative learning

LXPs are designed to inspire collaboration and allow learners to come together as one community. They serve as a space that enables social learning; students can bounce ideas, concepts, and creative ways of learning off each other.

Learners can create and share custom playlists, blog posts, videos, webinars, and articles with other learners without the prerequisite for any technological savvy or knowledge. They can choose what content they would like others to engage within this virtual classroom.

By encouraging authentic dialogue and providing opportunities for students to share their work, educators can create a more meaningful learning experience for all students.

LXPs enable educators to create digital walls where students can post anything from text to images to videos. This platform can be used for various purposes, including brainstorming, sharing resources, and creating collaborative projects.

Some platforms also include features such as chat capabilities and embed multimedia content.

LXPs allow educators to transform traditional classrooms into collaborative environments where students feel more involved in the learning process.

Enabling personal learning

With LXPs, learners can control their learning journey, empowering them to create highly customized and personalized, hands-on training.

An LXP works like a library of course catalogs. Learners can search, discover, and leverage content to find the courses or topics they want to learn – it's an all-in-one knowledge and learning ecosystem.

The ease of access and availability of materials, coupled with the flexibility of consuming the course content at their own pace, inspire learner engagement.

Feedback and recognition made more accessible

Learners who create and share their content in an LXP can receive feedback and recognition by earning likes, shares, and comments on their content. They can also request feedback and opinions from other learners through posts and surveys.

Like Facebook groups, systems administrators can identify those most active in sharing content and engaging with other learners' posts. In Edcast, these come in widgets, which highlight the most popular posts, bringing relevant content to a broader audience.

Edcast serves as a dynamic, data-driven tool to assess their current state and set achievable goals. It has self- and 360-assessment features that leverage data to identify, plan, build, and track the progress of learners' skill-building.

Everyday learning in a format that's easy to consume

Instead of learning content provided in more structured formats and times, many LXPs can be integrated with others frequently used by learners. LXPs can be added to other mobile apps and collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams, making them more accessible and easier to use.

What are the differences between LMS and LXP?

While both are integral in engaging learners online, Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Experience Platforms (LXP) have distinctive features.

Here are five ways LMS and LXP differ from each other:

  1. An LMS centrally stores and distributes digital content, usually within courses. An LXP is a platform that enables social learning and the exchange of ideas among learners.
  2. Educational institutions often use an LMS to manage and deliver course content. At the same time, LXP is more commonly used by professionals and employees who want to learn outside the traditional classroom setting.
  3. An LMS is typically focused on delivering content, while an LXP is more focused on facilitating social interaction among learners.
  4. An LMS typically uses quizzes and tests to assess learner progress. An LXP provides feedback and recognition to learners who share their content.
  5. An LMS is designed for administrators to control and manage. An LXP is designed for learners to use and explore.

What are the benefits and challenges of integrating an LMS with an LXP?

Bringing all forms of learning, including formal, informal, structured, and social, pays dividends when providing an engaging learning experience.

The benefits of integrating an LMS with an LXP include:

  • Combining an LMS and an LXP helps manage and deliver content more efficiently.
  • Learners can curate and share content with LXP. With LMS training programs, LXPs strengthen training programs designed in formal, structured formats and make specialized and technical topics more engaging and easier to comprehend.
  • Adding peer-to-peer recommendations, workspaces, a library of courses, user-generated content, and curation boosts employee engagement and increases learner interaction, thus strengthening your Learning Management System.
  • Integrating an LMS and LXP empowers learners to become subject matter experts.
  • Combining formal and informal learning develops higher proficiency in logical and critical-thinking skills, not just competency-led training from the traditional and structured formats found in LMS.

On the other hand, the challenges of integrating the two platforms include the following:

  • An LXP can allow learners to be more creative, while an LMS focuses on formal learning experiences. These fundamental differences could create challenges in how your Learning and Development (L&D) team manages their approach to learning and measuring success.
  • Integrating an LMS with an LXP creates scalability issues because both platforms have different requirements and capabilities.
  • This integration will likely require the involvement of technical teams from both platforms, which may increase implementation costs and timescales depending on your business size and the complexity of the integration itself.

EduBrite's integration with EdCast

EduBrite provides deep integration with popular content applications to allow you to add lessons when creating a course. Thanks to Workato, Edubrite can connect with the Edcast LXP platform for a seamless user experience regarding content access and completion tracking.

Why EduBrite?

Edubrite helps you deliver user-centric experiences thanks to its integration with LXPs such as EdCast, which leverages the power of AI and machine learning to create more experts, enhance skill levels, and create mobility for employees.
Edubrite provides one place for learning and community while empowering employees to grow and develop their talent.

Find out more about Edubrite's integrations with other enterprise platforms and applications.