Learning Management Systems for Blended Learning: Which System to Buy and How To Buy ItMany organizations are beginning to blend new learning experiences with more traditional learning experiences. One of the current barriers for delivering a blend of different learning methods is the technology itself. Increasingly, organizations need a learning management system platform that is able to manage blogs, collaborative and cooperative learning, informal learning, instructor-led classroom training, as well as many other established and emerging technologies.

To address the need for LMSs able to handle blended learning approaches, we’ve just published Learning Management Systems for Blended Learning: Which System to Buy and How to Buy It. Written by Janet Clarey, Senior Researcher at Brandon Hall Research, this report provides the following:

  • An analysis of the features required for an LMS to manage blended learning.
  • Best practices, advice, and tools for purchasing an LMS that supports blended learning.
  • An analysis of content formats in the field of blended learning, with descriptions, pros and cons, implementation factors, and online resources.
  • Reviews of 30+ learning management systems that are suited for a blended learning environment.
  • At-A-Glance chart of key features of the system (interoperability, collaborative tools, vertical market information, pricing details, etc.).
Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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