THE EDUCATION EVOLUTION
Before reading this article it is important to know exactly what a Learning Management System is. If you are unsure, I would recommend reading the following article: What is an LMS? If you have educational courses, training programs or learning and development programs that you want to showcase to the world, then you are at the right place. 5 advantages of a Learning Management System are as follows:
AN LMS ENABLES ALL OF YOUR E-LEARNING CONTENT TO BE IN ONE PLACE
I am sure we have all lost or misplaced digital content. It is confusing and disorganised when content is placed on different hard drives and devices. The risk of losing important information is high when such storage systems are used. An LMS provides a safe, uncluttered and reliable place to store all of ones e-learning content in ONE PLACE. As a result it makes the process of creating and adding more content, smooth and stress free.
AN LMS REDUCES THE COST IN AREAS OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Every business embraces the idea of cutting unnecessary costs especially in times of pandemonia! An LMS enables the business owner to no longer require the instructor to be on site and therefore eradicates the cost of the following:
- Travel costs
- Printing costs (which is wonderful for our Earth)
- Training venue costs
The Learning Management System houses everything that the learner needs. A facilitator/instructor is at times still necessary especially in the case of young children. In the case of e-learning courses for adults, the presence of an instructor is another potential cost that could be cut.
AN LMS IS ABLE TO RECORD A LEARNER’S PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE
As with live training and teaching, it is essential to know how each student is progressing and performing. This needs to be monitored very carefully or else the student will ultimately fail. A Learning Management System provides complex tracking systems to enable this function. Learndash is an example of an LMS (refer to the article 4 Different Types of LMS) and it offers the following features to enable the tracking of each student’s progress and performance:
- Advanced quiz sytems
- Flexible prerequisites (set course, lesson and quiz based prerequisites)
- Gradebook (this syncs in with the LearnDash quiz and assignments along with manual grading)
- Course Points
- Certificates and Badges
AN LMS ALLOWS YOU TO SHOWCASE YOUR COURSES AND INFORMATION TO THE WHOLE WORLD
This is wonderful news, especially to those living in economies that are crashing or have crashed! We are living in South Africa and the thought of getting our material beyond the borders of South Africa is exhilirating. The LMS provides a platform that is accessible to anyone around the world! We have clients dotted all over the world. It is great to connect and interact, as well as share our knowledge with other cultures.
AN LMS ALLOWS THE USER TO HAVE UNLIMITED ACCESS TO YOUR E-LEARNING MATERIALS
Your clients and members have unlimited access to your training material on your LMS. They are not limited by time! The LMS is accessible via the following devices:
- Smart phones
Your client is able to log in anytime of the day and work on the courses and training material. If necessary, they are able to go back and repeat what they have learnt. This is extremely beneficial for both the client as well as yourself. Many people wonder about the different time zones for their global audience. The unlimited access answers the complex time zone question!
If you have read the above advantages and realise that an LMS is perfectly suited to your needs and desires, the next step is to choose a suitable LMS. I would recommend reading the following article to find out more about LMS solutions: ‘4 Learning Management Systems that could Change Your Life’. The team at www.geniusseries.co.za is also passionate about helping you figure out a solution that best suits your need.