A learning management system (LMS) is a software application or Web-based technology used to plan, implement, and assess a specific eLearning process. They are designed to meet various requirements including:
Manage SCORM based material
Customization to company requirements
Various other features.
Learner Management Software has developed to the point where the software allows the instructor to place their courses online for the learners to access and work through at any location around the world, and the instructor managing them likewise. This benefits companies with national and international branches greatly.
Track learner progress
Learners log into the system, work through the course material. Some systems also allow for the teacher to be available in real time, allow the learners to log in and receive virtual assistance.
Assessing learners’ progress
Restricting the learners’ time to complete the selected course
The instructor is then able to access the information stored via multiple locations in different servers.
Learner Management systems are versatile and able to be integrated with other Management systems ie Performance Management systems, Mutual Learning systems, Content Management and Succession Management systems.
What are the benefits of using a Learner Management system?
Learners Management systems provide learners with ease of access to learning material and cut down the cost to deliver the courses.
Learner Management systems also allow the course material to be distributed to a wider audience, and in the case of the employer - it cuts down the cost it takes to travel to deliver training. Learner Management systems also allow learners to learn at their own pace and using a Learner Management system allow companies to deliver product training on time.