UPGRADED in July 1st, 2019.
An LMS, or Learning Management System, is a platform that allows learning organizations (schools, universities, colleges, as well as companies, non-profits or government offices) to deliver learning content to their employees, partners and associates.
Organizations have trouble quantifying the benefits of internal learning initiatives. But in recent time, more evidence points to the clear fact than online and blended (hybrid) learning is a significant method to increase savings, productivity and learning effectiveness, which compound over time. For many industries LMS is already established and standard practice.
LMS provide a responsive and effective way of creating, delivering, enhancing, and managing content. Since the past few years, they have an increasing pressure to deliver on LMS Data and analytics, to monitor learner behavior and performance, generate insight and shape the future of the learning organization.
Investing in an LMS for your business will greatly help reduce the amount of time, travel, and money spent on your training and development program. And if you are looking to get into the LMS business, there is ample room to take advantage of the opportunities, using already existing technology.
Here are some great ways an LMS can apply to your business in 2019.
Learning Content Creation and Delivery to Any Scale
An LMS will help your business deliver learning content to any audience, of any size, anywhere. It offers a high degree of flexibility for businesses, especially if it involves training employees with different schedules, time zones and languages. It also enables your business to deliver always up-to-date training. All employees get a chance to log into the system and get their effective training on their own time.
After uploading all the training course materials to the system and publishing them, your employees will get unlimited access to all the information they need. This makes it possible for them to get online on the go using their tablets and smartphones so the can develop better skills anywhere. Of course, there are several options to make content more engaging and controlling access conditions. There are new approaches constantly available, and ready to be made.
A constant LMS presence in an organization has long-standing benefits:
- The idea of one-off lessons is gone. Students and employees can enjoy a permanent resource for learning and “re-learning.” They can quickly look up previously studied materials, even if they need to be updated.
- It can be more directly articulated with real-life practice. If senior leadership is engaged in the organization’s learning initiative, they could take part in the process by adding their own content, providing feedback and discussing meaningful issues with learners.
- It can make sure people are competent and up-to-date about desirable soft skills, regulation and compliance, and even the company’s mission and long term goals.
Take a look at how a forward thinking organization solved critical learning challenges through and expertly serviced LMS.
Onboarding, Orientation, Regulation, Compliance
Businesses can benefit a lot from LMS that make it easier for people to do their job properly and be as quickly as possible to perform it.
The LMS can be come the gateway to a virtual organizational experience. In our digital age and a growing share of millennials in the workplace, how companies do things online matters a lot. Learning about procedure and protocol is not always fun, but LMS can have a great impact in helping them understand their importance, and make the process hassle-free since day one.
Orientation programs can encompass all the details of a business, from its history to a detailed explanation of the roles and responsibilities of new employees, who will also get to learn things such as the code of conduct, workplace policies, and privacy guidelines, either in general or specific to your type of business. (The LMS can even keep track of these and any industry-specific policy agreements.) You can also include additional information about the various career advancement prospects and benefits they will get to enjoy while under your employment. The sky is the limit.
Tracking Employee Development and Progress
Business owners have the duty to ensure that all employees are familiar and well acquainted with all the training and development programs necessary to guarantee a smooth workflow.
But their responsibility must not need to end there.
LMS give owners the ability (the responsibility?) to keep track of how learners achieve skills, knowledge and competencies. A system that provides Analytics can properly encourage and reward good learning behaviors. It can also make failures more evident, and offer better explanations as to what happened. Do employees need more encouragement or better mediums? Or is the training dull or complicated? Or are the people just not in alignment with the company? This are issues a properly set up LMS should have no trouble answering or addressing.
In addition, it should also be possible to get reports on different departments and teams in order to monitor their performance on a group level.
Preserve your company’s Learning, Know-How, Insight Making processes
Training is an important aspect of your business, but so is getting to learn from people. Knowledge retention is fundamental today. You want all the valuable techniques, information, and skills to remain with your business even when your present employees retire or leave. An LMS ensures that all this important information does not just sit idle in a storage system. The preserved knowledge will always be available to help in training new employees or any person joining a particular department.
Even if your business in an ever changing economic or regulatory landscape, you will find an LMS invaluable. In fact, the LMS is the ultimate weapon against a need to properly update and deliver instructional content. LMS simplify time-consuming and often complex exercise of training, as it allows you to post all the new standards within minutes. Staff will be able to comply with all the necessary standards in good time and help your business avoid penalties, fines, or worse consequences.
The Bottom Line
Using an LMS for your business significantly improves your employees’ learning rates in the training and development programs you provide for them. The new knowledge and skills they learn ultimately increase their productivity and consequently makes your business more profitable. A learning management system will be tailored to suit your specific business requirements and needs guaranteeing better results.
Some much needed R&R (References and Resources)
- Return on investment in blended advanced cardiac life support training compared to face-to-face training in Singapore (Interested in the full, original research? Contact us)
- Hybrid\Blended Learning Pulse