We are currently experiencing a global pandemic. People have been locked up in their homes and many have had to learn how to create a new form of income. As a result, the term Learning Management System (LMS) has become a very popular term and phrase in both businesses and homes. A Learning Management System is computer software or a computer program where one can house and organise a learning and training system. To find out more about the types of Learning Management Systems, please refer to the following article, 5 LMS That Could Transform Your Life. According to talent LMS (https://www.talentlms.com/what-is-an-lms) it ‘is the ‘engine’ that powers eLearning.
IMPORTANT FEATURES OF AN LMS
- ADMINISTRATION: Every business needs a reliable and efficient administrator. In this particular case, the administrator is not a person! It is a user-friendly ‘system’ that administrates your eLearning product efficiently and easily.
- REPRESENTATION: The LMS provides a platform on which the online user is able to represent all his courses and his information. The user can add videos, slideshows, assessments, text, slideshows.
- ASSESSMENT: The LMS provides a platform which allows the user to be able to assess his students as well as track his students progress. A variety of assessment tools are available that allow different question types: multiple-choice, true or false, essay, one line answers.
- REPORTING AND FEEDBACK: Once a student has completed a course, the LMS is able to provide a report of one’s performance. The student can also converse with both the course creator as well as with his peers. Feedback provided by the students aids the creator to improve the courses and structure of the courses.
- AUTOMATION: All of the above LMS features are automated and does not require the help of a human, once it is all set up and loaded correctly!
EXAMPLES OF BUSINESSES THAT CAN USE AN LMS?
Anyone who has material that they want to teach or showcase to others is suited to a Learning Management System. The list is unending. Examples of candidates are as follows:
1. EDUCATION: An LMS can be used for any educational courses ranging from courses for children to courses for adults. A list of educational institutions that can use an LMS are:
2. STAFF TRAINING: Most businesses require their staff to be trained in some way or another, e.g. compliance training. A business can place their entire training onto a Learning Management System. This way it is easy to assess and track their employer’s performance.
3. PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Many gyms have closed down due to the pandemic. People are now having to exercise on their own and they are in desperate need of guidance. Physical trainers are able to use an LMS as a platform for their training programs.
4. HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: A Learning Management System is a perfect platform for health professionals to share their knowledge with the general public or to their colleagues. This literally would encompass every scope of the Health Care Profession.
Examples of professionals are:
- Speech Therapists (https://geniusseries.com/memory-training-3/)
- Occupational Therapists
5. GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS: A huge many NGOs and NPOs nowadays are utilising an LMS to showcase their profiles, training and courses. Our company www.geniusseries.co.za has helped an organisation called the South African HIV Clinicians Society LMS to consolidate courses from a variety of different Learning Management System platforms into one user-friendly, central platform.
If you are still confused after reading the above, we can help you! The Genius Series team have had extensive experience in a variety of Learning Management Systems and they can help you choose the right platform to suit your needs. Contact Genius Series Now!