While there are numerous challenges facing today’s corporate training professionals, a recent report from Training Industry, Inc. found that roughly one-third of those surveyed identified the need for creating or sourcing relevant content as their greatest hurdle.
The growing need for high-quality content reflects an increasing trend away from in-person, classroom-based corporate training to a preference for on-demand, self-paced learning. A significant factor supporting this trend is in the emergence of cloud-based technologies that enable the creation and delivery of distance learning and training. These technologies make it possible to offer high-quality, cost-effective training, even as workforces around the world are becoming more and more distributed.
The Importance of Learning Management Systems for Corporate Training
A Learning Management System (LMS) is the application that supports the creation, delivery, management, and analysis of an online learning and training program. For a company that is looking to shift its corporate training approach to an on-demand, self-paced strategy (at least in part), the choice of an LMS is critical as this will be the platform that dictates the types of content you will be able to use for your training program. Selecting a platform that is restricted in its support of various types of content will greatly limit your ability to produce and curate high-quality, relevant training content.
What is SCORM Content?
SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) is an important term in most every area of online learning, including corporate training. SCORM refers to a standard that makes multimedia content much easier for large companies and training organizations to implement.
Some of the key benefits of SCORM-compliance in a corporate training LMS include:
The support of interoperability between different eLearning software products, such as Captivate, Articulate, and others.
Increased flexibility and reusability to offer content that is customized to your organizational, unique audience, or individual needs.
Create, curate, and repurpose create and repurpose content to increase cost-effectiveness. Companies that offer continuous training can more easily offer the right training to the right audience in a timely manner.
LMS Portals; SCORM Compliance for Effective Content Curation
LMS Portals is a cloud-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows our clients and partners to launch and manage a unique, customized training environment (portal) on-demand. The platform includes a Rapid Course Development engine, allowing most anyone to create powerful and engaging courses in minutes (literally).
LMS Portals is SCORM-compliant, allowing you to create content on any SCORM-compliant authoring tool. And SCORM support greatly increases your options and flexibility in curating content for your corporate training program.
In addition, we offer our clients and partners a library of 140+ ready-made, SCORM-compliant courses, covering most every aspect of corporate training and employee development.