6 reasons an LMS Platform is perfect for Online Learning
We’ve put together our top six reasons for using a Learning Management System (LMS) platform is the best solution for your online learning needs.
Since the pandemic back in 2020, online learning (eLearning) has become a widely popular and accepted choice for both individuals and organisations looking to upskill.
Quick Review – Why use an LMS?
Let’s summarise this whole article before you start to scroll through it… Using an LMS platform for your online learning provides convenience, automation, improved communication, customisation, data analytics, and cost-effectiveness. An LXP takes these benefits to the next level by providing a personalised, gamified, and social learning experience. Whether you’re an individual looking to upskill or an organisation seeking to educate your employees, an LMS or LXP is the solution for your online learning needs.
Now, let’s take a more in depth look…
What is an LMS platform?
It is an online platform designed to manage and deliver educational content, as well as track student progress, and assess performance.
It provides a one stop location for students to access course learning materials, complete little mini games, and take assessments, and enables instructors to manage their courses and communicate with students effectively. An LMS streamlines the education process, making it easier and more efficient for both instructors and students.
LMS Provides Convenient Access
An LMS platform provides a centralised and easily accessible location for students to access course materials, assignments, and assessments from anywhere with an internet connection. This makes it easier for students to keep up with their coursework, even if they’re not physically in a classroom.
Automated Grading and Tracking
An LMS platform automates the grading process and provides real-time updates on student progress, making it easier for instructors to manage their courses and assess student performance. This saves instructors time and eliminates manual grading, enabling them to focus on providing quality instruction to their students.
An LMS platform offers various communication tools such as discussion forums, chat rooms, and messaging systems, which allows instructors and students to interact and collaborate more effectively. This creates a community-like atmosphere and provides students with the opportunity to connect with their peers and instructors.
Customise your LMS
An LMS platform provides customisation options to help instructors personalise their courses and make the learning experience more engaging and interactive. Instructors can add multimedia elements such as videos, images, and audio to make their courses more dynamic and appealing to their students.
An LMS platform provides data analytics and reporting tools that help instructors and administrators track and analyse student performance, and make informed decisions about their learning programs. This data can be used to optimise the learning experience and improve student outcomes.
An LMS is Cost Effective
An LMS platform is typically more cost-effective than traditional classroom-based learning, as it eliminates the need for physical classrooms, instructional materials, and travel expenses. Additionally, an LMS platform can be scaled to accommodate a large number of students, making it a cost-effective solution for organisations looking to educate their employees.
What is An LXP?
So what’s an LXP (Learning Experience Platform), and how is an LXP different to an LMS?
While an LMS provides a comprehensive solution for online learning, a Learning Experience Platform (LXP) takes it to the next level. An LXP provides a personalised learning experience and a more engaging, gamified, and enjoyable learning environment. It also provides more opportunities for collaboration and networking with peers, making the learning experience more social. With an LXP, learners can take control of their learning and choose the courses that are most relevant to them.
Learn with eCoach
You’ve just read about all the benefits of an LMS, and we even touched upon LXP’s, so you might be wondering what the next step is.
Get in touch with the team today and we can start to talk about the steps of putting together your very own LMS.
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