Updated: Mar 1, 2021
The growth in competition across most every industry, combined with ever-changing regulatory compliance requirements and increasing workplace complexity, has made corporate training programs essential for any organization looking to remain viable and succeed. In fact, companies that offer corporate training and employee development programs can expect to see increased revenue of a per employee basis, an improved overall bottom line, and decreased employee turnover.
However, the challenge for many companies is in developing and delivering learning and training courses and content at a pace that meets today’s demands. Given this, the concept of “Raid eLearning” has gained quite a bit of traction among those organizations looking to cost-effectively implement corporate training programs and ensure their employees can access the critical training information they need as soon as they need it.
What is Rapid eLearning?
Rapid eLearning refers to the use of software, tools, and processes to enable fast development and delivery of eLearning content. In corporate training arena, Rapid eLearning for course development and delivery is growing in popularity as it allows businesses to create online courses and programs with minimized effort, costs, and time. It also eliminates the need for involvement from multiple experts, such as course designers, artistic talent, and technology administrators.
The benefits of Rapid eLearning for corporate training include the ability to:
Quickly develop and deliver critical courses and content
Repurpose existing content for training and development
Easily update content and courses to accommodate changing needs
Include fewer people in the course planning and development process
Maximize your program return-on-investment (ROI)
The Role of Learning Management Systems in Corporate Training
The core technology that supports all types of eLearning programs, including corporate training, is a Learning Management System, or “LMS”. An LMS is the application that is used to build, deliver, manage, and track your corporate training program. Although technology is not new, LMS providers are increasingly seeking to include Rapid Course Development tools in order to increase the value of a company’s investment in their platform.
While some companies choose to deploy an LMS on their own servers (self-hosted), they tend to be larger organizations that have the resources (both financial and labor) to implement and manage the system. It is far more common today for a company to work with a third-party provider to gain the LMS features and capacity they need through cloud-based delivery. This approach also shifts the responsibility for the ongoing management of the system to the cloud vendor, thus freeing up your staff to focus on the development of powerful corporate training and learning courses.
A more recent development in LMS technology is in the availability of multi-tenant architecture. While a single tenant LMS dedicates the entirety of its infrastructure to a single audience, a multi-tenant LMS allows you to “spin up” new instances of the application to support each of your training audiences. Through multitenancy, each of your training audiences is presented with a unique eLearning environment (portal) to customize and streamline their learning and training experience.
LMS Portals: Rapid Course Development for Corporate Training Programs
LMS Portals provides our clients and partners with a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system that includes powerful tools for rapid course development. The system allows you to launch branded, customized eLearning portals on-demand. Each portal you launch includes robust supporting tools for user onboarding, learner collaboration, analytics, and more.