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February 24th, 2023 · 5 min read

Enterprise learning platform: What it is and the impact on your L&D strategy

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What is an enterprise learning platform?

  • Give learners access to content from any device, in any location and at any time
  • Adjust the pace of learning to match the needs of the individual learner
  • Access comprehensive analytics that help HR admins understand learner progress and other critical L&D metrics
  • Quickly update content and resources to address emergent business needs
  • Enable HR admins to more easily manage and maintain the system, as everything is digital

Types of enterprise learning platforms

  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) offer comprehensive control over your employee L&D programs, providing tools and analytics for managing employee enrollment, course content and learning progress. While many LMS platforms include features that allow for course creation, this isn’t their primary purpose. 
  • Learning Experience Platforms (LXP) focus on highly personalized educational experiences driven by artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. Where an LMS may have a set list of trainings, courses, and certifications required for each employee or role, an LXP will be more driven by each employee’s specific needs and interests. The system will then make suggestions for the employee to choose from. 
  • Course authoring platforms allow businesses to design courses, training programs and other learning content authored within an LMS platform or a third-party course-authoring program. This material is then typically administered to learners through an LMS or an LXP.
  • Online course providers are web-based platforms that host learning content, such as massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other resources. Many courses are available for free while others may require a small subscription fee. Organizations can partner with an online course provider to give their employees access to their library of content free of charge.


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