What is a Learning Management System?
Learning Management Systems (LMS) are derived from the popular e-learning trend in online grad school and post-secondary courses, as well as other training and certificate programs. LMS programs are designed to handle the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation, and delivery of educational and vocational learning materials. LMS examples include creating educational courses, sharing and delivering courses, tracking user progress in courses and providing feedback on popular topics, and long-term learning gaps for users. LMS tools typically do not include targeted platforms for sharing notes and information about courses, such as Studocu.
What are the benefits of a Learning Management System?
The cloud-based learning management system is completely online, meaning that courses can be completed remotely, which is great for modern technical work environments. Additionally, the cloud-based LMS provides complex analysis and reporting to each student that individual learning cannot provide. You can track course completion, engagement, knowledge retention, knowledge gaps, and more. It makes the professional online learning experience more personal and friendly.
What do you think about these LMS platforms?
The best employees should be lifelong learners, and we as project managers can do a lot to foster a workplace that asserts itself as a learning environment. From onboarding to continuing training solutions and learning programs, your team looks to you for guidance on career development.
Fortunately, on-demand learning materials (cloud-based and on-premises) can help you personalize training materials in your organization using e-learning platforms.
What learning platform have you used when taking an online learning program, and what did you think about it?
What is your favorite SaaS for online training and blended learning and why? Are there any corporate LMS that you think should be added to this list? Let me know in the comments. For updates on our latest articles and podcasts from project management experts, sign up for the DPM newsletter, or join our community in a DPM subscription.
What should I look for when I choose the best learning management system for e-learning? Here is a summary of my evaluation criteria:
User Interface (UI): Is it clean and attractive? Can each course creator and learner quickly adapt to their specified interface? Is it easy to find and interpret grades, to-dos and analytics on this e-learning platform?
Applicability: Is the course material easy to create and consume? Does the company provide good customer support, user support, tutorials and training? Do they offer ready-made courses to get you up and running quickly? Does the LMS system work on all mobile devices?
Integration: Is it easy to connect with other tools for media creation, video conferencing, CMS and other relevant e-learning content creation tools?
Value for : Learning management software will usually come with a cost, but does the tool “pay for itself” by the amount of virtual training material you have? Does the cost of the learning platform include the pre-built curriculum as well as the tools needed to build your online course from scratch?
Key LMS Features
Features of Gamification and Social Learning
Personalized Learning Pathways
mobile learning support
Skills & Certification Tracking
Test-out option for advanced learners