9 Benefits of Learning Platforms or LMS
When it comes to the overall management of administrative and training processes, learning platforms or LMS (Learning Management System) can offer so much. Benefits include supported face-to-face learning, online and blended learning solutions that facilitate and enhance traditional educational methods. LMS can also save organisations time and money by enabling them to easily manage large amounts of information in a user-friendly, web-based environment.
With a good learning management system, you can effectively manage enrolment/registration, users, students, courses, online content, tutors, supervisors, calendars, hours, groups, access, notifications, communications/messages, certificates and reports. A great advantage and benefit for any educational institution or company.
Using LMS or learning platforms to create, manage and deliver education and training programs saves companies hours of time compared to traditional methods. LMSs enable the organisation, level of automation and programming to be tailored to the needs of learners and employees. The use of online classrooms reduces costs, especially in companies where employees often had to travel for training and stay in hotels. Thanks to LMS, companies and educational institutions save costs that they can then allocate to other resources. Online classrooms enable simultaneous training of people studying from different geographical locations, and these courses can then be used again and again with new groups of learners.
Learning platforms allow effective, complete overall control of administration, automation, communication with users, teachers and trainers and of course content management. They enable efficient management of registrations/applications and the creation of groups and courses. The roles of tutors, students, supervisors and administrators can all be managed through the LMS, and notifications, reminders and messages to users can be easily managed. It can be used as a powerful tool that allows content and subject creation and management in a simple and intuitive way. Students can upload content and share content and work or projects with their teachers and classmates, which in turn are stored in a database.
All information is structured in an organized form at the same place and thus accessible to all users. Courses, calendars, multimedia content, archives and evaluations are accessible with just one click. All learners have access to learning content and materials at any time and from any place with internet access.
Learning platforms also allow any institution or organization to fully personalize. The corporate image and brand can be integrated into the platform, and various elements and functions can be tailored to the taste of the company or organisation. They can be multilingual or monolingual. Moreover, different portals and user IDs can be created without any additional installations, which can work simultaneously with web access. The possibilities are endless and could include systems for learner assessment or exams/tests.
Learning management systems allow administrators to instantly access course content updates or add materials and resources for students for instant access.
These innovative management systems allow the creation, personalisation and downloading of detailed reports that show the progress of learners, groups, completion of work, time spent, etc., and allow easy assessment of learners' progress either as a group or individually.
The systems enable companies and educational institutions to create multimedia learning content that is rich and practical, using video, images, audio and text, all of which serve as great tools for learning new skills or information. Learners can also use chat platforms and online forums to communicate with their trainers or teachers and their classmates, creating a more collaborative, interactive, attractive and personalized learning environment.
LMS facilitate communication and collaboration between people, be they students and teachers or administrators and employees or between all users of a platform with a permanently open communication channel. They facilitate the overall management of communication: global or individual e-mails, messages, forums and agenda. An environment where the user can find all important or vital information on a single screen.
Finally, LMS can generate profits for companies and institutions by selling online courses via e-commerce, which can be managed and automated on the platform and paid for by credit card or bank transfer. Students can register for a course and easily pay online. There is no limit to the number of courses a student can enrol for and there is no limit to the growth in the number of students and the number of courses offered.
Without a doubt, learning platforms are a powerful 360º tool that so many companies and educational institutions should consider for their unlimited benefits. With good implementation, they can achieve great results in education and educational growth.