Over the past decade, the evolution of cloud technologies, combined with the increasing availability of broadband connectivity have made eLearning a cornerstone of effective corporate training. And in that same time period, “enterprise online training”, has grown to a one hundred billion dollar market. The use of eLearning in corporate settings is expected to continue its growth as eLearning technologies continue to evolve and offered increased flexibility along with decreasing total cost of ownership (TCO).
However, the challenge for many corporate entities is in choosing from among the numerous Learning Management Systems (LMSs) to implement a platform that will meet their training needs while operating within a reasonable eLearning budget.
What is an LMS?
An LMS is a software platform for digital learning. It can be implemented locally via on-premises servers or (more commonly, these days) via the cloud through a third-party vendor. An LMS, enables you to build, deliver and analyze training content, courses, and programs. Practically any organization that wants to deliver training can benefit from the use of an LMS as it can dramatically reduce the time spent on course development and delivery, and accomplish this at a fraction of the cost of classroom-based training. In addition, most LMSs offer detailed analytics so that you can review and analyze the results and progress of your learning program.
LMS Strategies for Corporate Training
When choosing an LMS for corporate training, there are several features to consider that will help you to make the most of your program to ensure the highest level of return on your investment and efforts.
Your company has worked hard to establish its brand and you want to have a consistent look-and-feel in all of the learning materials, web pages, and other content you deliver to your employees, partners, and clients. This consistency extends to your LMS.
Segmented Learning Environments
As your organization expands its use of eLearning and an LMS platform, it can be extremely beneficial to have the ability to logically segment and scale your eLearning activities. Choosing an LMS that provides an ability to launch private, on-demand eLearning environments will enable you to create a unique learning experience for each of your different audiences.
To maximize user acceptance and engagement, the LMS you choose should provide a streamlined process for students to join the program and gain access to the specific content and courses that are relevant to them. And Administrators should have the ability to receive notification of signups and course enrollments to monitor this onboarding process.
Messaging and Collaboration
The learning process tends to accelerate when your provide your learners with the tools to communicate and collaborate as they work through their training activities. Given this, many LMSs now provide embedded tools for student-to-student collaboration as well as messaging between students and instructors.
Your LMS should offer robust analysis tools to track and measure student engagement and progress. The ongoing review of this data is critical for the long-term success of your eLearning program as it allows you to understand which aspects of your program are working well and which are not so you can make adjustments accordingly.
LMS Portals for On-Demand Corporate eLearning Environments
LMS Portals provides our clients and partners with a unique and powerful platform to launch private, customized eLearning environments on-demand. With the LMS Portals platform, you can logically segment and scale your eLearning activities and provide your users with a learning experience that matches their needs and objectives. And each portal you launch includes robust supporting tools for user onboarding, messaging, analytics, and more.
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