Learning and Development is an increasingly hot topic in our rapidly growing business environment. Ensuring that organizations and their employees are continuously developing their knowledge and skills helps them stay at the forefront of their field. By implementing an LMS (Learning Management System) you are able to train your organization in a more efficient and cost-effective way.
What is an LMS?
A Learning Management System most often referred to as an LMS is a software application or web-based technology used to plan, implement and assess a specific learning process. Organizations of all sizes use an LMS for training, orientation, knowledge retention, and education purposes.[i]
Having an LMS Can Improve Learning[ii]
Among improving efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and learning management, an LMS can also actually improve learning. An LMS can provide many benefits to the actual learning process. By utilizing an LMS, you are able to track which members of your organization are participating in your training program, and you can also track their progress.
The Ability to Track the Learning
One of the most advantageous components of an LMS is the ability to track the learning. Through an LMS, you can track who is participating in your training program, the achievements they have made with the training they have received, and how they are performing. With the ability to track learning, trainers are able to identify weak areas of the learners, or gaps within the training offerings. The trainer can then customize their lessons to strengthen these weaknesses. Tracking learning helps the trainer and the learner be more efficient in the classroom. The trainer has the ability to tailor their approach to best fit the learners and the learners get the most out of their training.
An LMS helps promote continuous learning on any topic. Due to its ability to track learning, your LMS can also prompt retraining sessions and refreshers to ensure that your employees are retaining the information they have learned. Each organization is extremely busy and remembering to quiz your employees on what they learned or provide a refresher on the training they participated in can be easy to forget. Having an LMS automates this for you.
You Can Learn Anytime and Anywhere/On Demand
Arguably, the greatest thing about having an LMS is that you can learn anywhere, at any time, on demand. Whether you are at your desktop at work or sitting in the lounge with your cell phone in hand, an LMS can deliver learning or training to you. The great part about this is that employees feel as though they have more opportunities to learn, and they can fit learning into their everyday schedule. Learners will feel a sense of accountability and will take initiative in enhancing their own learning experience.
Having an LMS makes learning efficient and effective. Visit our Learning Strategy page to see how we can help you take the next step in your organization’s overall learning plan.