Updated: Apr 17
For Human Resources executives and corporate knowledge workers, the intersection of learning management and knowledge is growing. As the workforce diversifies and technology has evolved to allow the opportunity for eLearning at the point of need, organizations can now choose to progress from simply training their employees to creating real learning environments.
As corporations collect and store greater volumes of information, Effective Knowledge Management has become more important. And while the corporate Learning Management System (LMS) has typically been viewed as simply a delivery platform for eLearning, these platforms can play a role in creating and supporting a larger corporate knowledge management initiative.
The Benefits of Corporate Knowledge Management
There is no doubt that acquiring and sharing knowledge across an organization can lead to more effective employees and create a significant competitive advantage. Effective Knowledge Management allows workers to learn from each other’s experiences while providing a means to measure progress over time. It reduces the burden on Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) to answer the same questions over and over and helps put structure around increasingly large volumes of information to help employees more efficiently perform their job roles.
The effective deployment of Knowledge Management can help a company to:
As a business enablement solution, Knowledge Management will help organizations to:
Aggregate and secure their intellectual capital
Increase corporate efficiencies
Support a culture of cooperation through a knowledge sharing strategy
Help drive the company’s status and branding as an industry expert
Combining eLearning with Knowledge Management
eLearning refers to the accomplishment of learning activities through the use of electronic media, usually over the Internet. In best practice, there are opportunities for overlap between eLearning and Knowledge Management.
Knowledge Acquisition: Your eLearning content curates knowledge and makes it readily accessible to the employees who need it.
Knowledge Distribution: eLearning helps enable quick and easy distribution of knowledge in the proper work context. eLearning enables the integration of existing working knowledge with access to new information and skill development.
Knowledge Evaluation: Comprehensive eLearning includes tools for knowledge evaluation and provides opportunities for measurement and refinement.
Creating an Atmosphere of Collaboration and Sharing
In today’s corporate world with mergers, global expansion, and high levels of employee turnover, companies must learn to operate differently. There is a growing need for peer-to-peer collaboration and an exchange of ideas to stay current on global matters and have quick access to the information employees need to succeed in their job roles. A logical and streamlined unification of Knowledge Management and eLearning platforms and strategies can help create this atmosphere and drive success.
LMS Portals for eLearning and Knowledge Management
LMS Portals provides a powerful eLearning platform for the development and delivery of corporate eLearning content. Our system provides a secure environment and powerful tools merge the needs and activities of eLearning with corporate Knowledge Management.
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