Learning Management System (LMS)

What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?

As technology has progressed, online learning (eLearning) has become increasingly popular. Organizations all over the world have started to use eLearning resources. Examples of such organizations include the following:

 

  • Healthcare organizations
  • Government organizations
  • Businesses
  • Enterprises
  • Educational institutions
  • Non-profit organizations

 

Utilizing a learning management system has become common practice for organizations to provide eLearning resources. Learning management systems (also referred to as LMS) are software applications that facilitate the learning process of clients, employees, and partners for companies. Learning management systems facilitate the learning process by organizing training courses, providing access to the courses, monitoring the training progress of the individuals associated with the company, and provide a record of each course completion. Learning management systems can be used for a variety of tasks, such as:

 

  • Enhance sales                                    
  • Ensure compliance
  • Onboard employees
  • Train clients
  • Train employees
  • Train partners

 

Performing each of these tasks requires a coordinated effort between training managers and the clients, employees, or partners. To help simplify the process, learning management systems have two parts: an admin interface and a user interface. Managers use the admin interface to create learning programs, assign or sell courses, and monitor the progress of those currently taking courses. Clients, employees, and partners use the user interface to participate in the learning process. Together, managers work with clients, employees, and partners to reach their goals. 

 

 What are the benefits of using an LMS?

Learning management systems are not only beneficial to the organizations  utilizing them; they are also beneficial to the clients, employees, and partners who are learning from them. Advantages to using a learning management system include:

 

  • Training anywhere at any time
  • Training at different paces
  • Keeping content up to date
  • Saving the cost of training facilities
  • Tracking results
  • Improving rates of retention
  • Developing skills
  • Meeting compliance

 

Features of an LMS

As with many systems, there are many features, and features vary from system to system. The most common features of an LMS are:

 

  • Easy to use
  • Capable of integration
  • Assessments
  • Assessment reports
  • Security
  • Content management
  • Messaging/notifications
  • Expertise
  • Mobile learning
  • Quick set up

 

It is important to note that different learning management systems include different features. There are many types of learning management systems depending upon the deployment model or use of the learning management system. The types of learning management systems are:

 

  • Closed source
  • Cloud-based
  • Commercial
  • Corporate
  • Education
  • Free
  • Hosted
  • Installed
  • Open-source
  • Private cloud
  • Software as a service
  • Web-Based

 

When choosing a learning management system, it is important that you select one that suits your required needs. After all, learning management systems facilitate the learning process of clients, employees, and partners for their own benefit and for the company’s benefit. 

 

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