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Feb 21, 2023

How do you pick from the hundreds of platforms out there? What questions might you ask to refine your options?

If you’re looking for a learning platform, then you’ve got quite the decision to make! Not only is the market huge and complicated, but it can also be an expensive purchase. Help is at hand this week in The Mind Tools L&D Podcast. Ross G and Gemma are joined by EdTech Consultant Stella Lee, an expert in navigating the decision process.

We explore:

·       key questions to answer before you go shopping

·       “red flags” to look out for

·       the role of AI in learning platforms.

Stella’s LMS selection toolkit is free for anyone to download here:


She’s also shared two of her articles “How to future proof your edtech investment”

“The role of ethics in edtech”

In ‘What I Learned This Week’, Ross spoke about how OpenAI made ChatGPT less sexist, racist and violent than it would be otherwise. You can read about it in this Time article:

Gemma talked about the Cairngorms National Park. Facts and figures (and some beautiful photography) can be discovered here:

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And, this week, we’re giving a special shout out to our Learning Performance Benchmark. Not sure how your L&D function is performing? Find out now, for free:

Connect with our speakers   

If you'd like to share your thoughts on this episode, connect with our speakers on Twitter:

·       Ross Garner - @RossGarnerMT

·       Owen Ferguson - @OwenFerguson (or

·       Stella Lee - @stellal


Stella can also be found through other channels via her website: