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Remote learning gained momentum following the shutdown of educational institutions and industries after the outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdown. All levels of learning- from pre-school learning to corporate executive learning- began being delivered remotely with digital solutions. Also, eLearning platforms emerged to be most useful for the working professionals, who want to remain relevant during the crisis time and grow professionally.
Incorporating the right Learning Management System (LMS) helps the educational institutions and organizations continue their classes and employee training seamlessly and effectively. It has many benefits for both facilitators i.e., educational institutions and corporate firms, and learners. We are listing some of the advantages of eLMS.
1. Convenient learning: LMS enables the learners – be it students or working professionals – an anytime-anywhere learning experience. It doesn’t grab the regular working schedule, and hence, reduces the training time in organizations. Also, the learner can manage the pace of learning, unlike traditional classroom sessions. As the LMS stores data in the cloud platforms, the learner can access the course from any devices and track progress. According to a Brandon Hall study, eLearning improves the efficiency of a course by reducing the training time by 40%-60%.
2. Tracking learners’ progress: The organizations and institutions can track the progress of the learners in the LMS. It will help them to find active learners and introduce rewards and recognition to motivate others. Additionally, the providers can decide to unlock new courses as the employees complete the modules.
3. Live interactive sessions: LMS offers live session, wherein learners come together and the trainer/teacher leads the session. Live interactions help the learners to understand the difficult courses and grasp easily from the tutors as well as co-learners. With an LMS, interactive live sessions can be conducted as it comes with in-built video conferencing software. During the sessions, learners can take notes within the LMS. Also, the in-built chat feature allows employees to communicate and interact with their tutors and peers.
4. Quick assessment: A substantial amount of time and money is spent developing a course. So, it is essential to ensure that the learners get the most out of the course. With an LMS, tests and assignments can be uploaded online and the course instructors can identify easily if the learners have understood the course.
5. Access to learning materials: Since the reference materials are uploaded on the system, the learners can access the course-related materials any number of time. For clarifying the doubts, the learners can use the forum or chat options to interact with the tutors and fellow learners.
6. Two-way feedback: Feedback is necessary to improve the learners' competency as well as the efficiency of the courses. Learners receive feedback from tutors and managers, that helps him/her to develop their skills better. Also, the learners can provide their feedback about the course and the instructor, which improves the efficiency of the program. The feedback from learners can be used to personalize a course according to the learners’ preference.
According to LinkedIn research, 76% of Generation Z employees feel that skills training is essential in today's workforce. A continuous learning culture increases employee satisfaction and morale. If an employer enables skill training programs time-to-time, the employees will stay longer in the organization.
Manipal ProLearn’s Learning Management System (LMS) offers all the above-mentioned features and benefits and gives the organizations and institutions an edge in their remote training and learning strategy amid health safety concerns.