Types of eLearning Companies
Types of eLearning Companies
Multi-Tentant LMS for eLearning
The last several years in online learning technology have proven that eLearning is growing faster than ever. Importantly, some of the largest investments are being channeled into corporate learning and training. And as the eLearning market is continues to see rapid changes with new trends always on the rise the current challenge for corporate educators is making sense of the available technologies and determining which to incorporate into a comprehensive corporate eLearning program.
The Benefits of Corporate eLearning
Corporations today state that eLearning is one of the most valuable methods that they utilize for employee, partner, and customer training. This is not surprising when you consider the benefits of eLearning compared to traditional, classroom-based training:
Decrease in Training Costs
Often cited as the most significant advantage of corporate eLearning is in the opportunity it brings to reduce training costs. eLearning eliminates the need for the printing and distribution of learning materials, as well as for travel and on-site facilitators.
Rapid Deployment of Content and Courses
eLearning is well-suited for the competitive and highly regulated industries in which many companies operate in that it provides the ability to produce and deliver training content very quickly. And this content can be made available to users in a contextual manner (when and where they need it).
Anytime, Anywhere Access
eLearning provides a level of convenience that classroom-based training cannot match as it allows students (and instructors) to conduct their eLearning activities at any time and from any place that is convenient for them. All that is required is an Internet connection.
One of the challenges of classroom-based training is in the fact that all students must keep pace with the instructor. With eLearning, on the other hand, students can learn at their own pace and have the opportunity to revisit any section of the training multiple times before moving on in the course.
Today, most Learning Management Systems (LMSs) offer the ability to capture detailed information regarding student engagement and program success. This data can be very helpful as you look to enhance and expand your eLearning program over time.
Type of eLearning Companies for Corporate Training
As eLearning continues to emerge as the cornerstone for corporate training, different types of eLearning companies, that provide a variety of services for training organizations, have emerged. Some of the types of eLearning companies include:
Many organizations begin their eLearning journey by engaging an eLearning consulting organization to help them to plan all the aspects of their program. Some of the areas that an eLearning consultant will work with your organization to address can include:
The goals of your program
An overview of your audience and learning styles
Developing content that both supports program goals and supports user learning sytles
Choosing supporting technologies for your program
Setting milestones to measure program success
Learning Management System (LMS) Providers
A Learning Management System is a software application that provides the framework to manage all of the various aspects of the learning process. The LMS is where you store, deliver, and manage, and analyze your training content and user activities. An LMS can be either housed on-premises or delivered on a subscription basis via a SaaS application. A good LMS vendor can provide a system that is:
User-friendly and easy to navigate
Easily integrated with your existing systems
Readily accessible to users with a searchable catalogue
Responsive and mobile-friendly to allow for just-in-time learning through multiple devices
Content Creation Specialists
Content development is a critical process for ensuring the development of accurate and complete eLearning materials. Content creation specialists are a type of eLearning company that offers subject matter experts (SMEs) to create industry and topic-specific materials to support corporate learning and training. Taking the time to define the training objectives is a critical first step when creating a course. You must define exactly what your business needs to achieve from the training as, without that, content creation for an eLearning course can miss the mark. Given this (and assuming you have not engaged a consultant), content creation companies will often begin their work with your organization by conducting surveys for needs assessment and to get to know your specific training audience.
About LMS Portals
LMS Portals is an eLearning company offering a cloud-based, multi-tenant Learning Management System (LMS) to support corporate training programs. Using LMS Portals, our clients and partners can launch and manage multiple, customized eLearning environments, all from a centralized console. Each portal you launch can have its own branding and includes tools for user onboarding, collaboration and messaging, analytics, and more.