Learning Management System
Learning Management System (LMS) is a tool for administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation and delivery of courses, training programs.
Learning management system concept emerged for online learning. The first LMS was built for higher education purpose, but the LMS centric online learning has now become a major thrust across corporates, business schools and technology institution. With the advent of user friendly technology landscape of the learning industry is changing. Online learning has entered every house hold and is changing the way people are learning,
Learning management systems is designed to identify training and learning gaps, utilising analytical data and reporting. LMS is focused on online learning delivery but support a wide range of uses and acts as a platform for online content, including courses, both asynchronous based and synchronous based. An LMS may offer classroom management for instructor-led training or a flipped classroom. Modern LMS include intelligent algorithms to make automated recommendations for courses based on user’s skill profile as well as extract meta-data from learning materials in order to make such recommendations even more accurate.
Modes of Education supported
Synchronous & Asynchronous
Virtual Reality enabled
Purpose of LMS
An LMS delivers and manages all types of content, including video, courses, and documents.
LMS will include a variety of functionality that is similar to education institution will have features such as Learner, Teacher and instructor facilitated learning,
A discussion board & Micro learning and enables companies to curate own content using right authoring tools.
New age LMS will encourage social learning, Peer learning, cloud-based technology labs to support hands on training.
Managing Course, Content and User Roles
The LMS may be used to create structured course content. The teacher can add, text, images, tables, links and videos, YouTube, interactive tests, slideshows etc.
Moreover, you can create different types of users, such as teachers, students, parents, guest lectures and subject matter experts. It helps control which content a student can access,track studying progress and engage student with contact tools. Teachers can manage courses, Content and modules, enrol students or set up self-enrolment,see reports on students and import students to their online classes.
Online Assessment, Student Performance and Attendance Management
LMS can enable teachers to create customized tests for students, accessible and submitted online.
The platforms allow different multiple question types such as: one/multi-line answer; multiple choice answer; drag-and-drop order; essay; true or false/yes or no; fill in the gaps; agreement scale and offline tasks.
The LMSs allow for attendance management and integration with classroom training wherein trainers can view attendance and records of whether a learner attended, arrived late, or missed classes and events.
Why LMS & Key Constituents of LMS
Interoperability, accessibility, reusability, durability, maintenance ability and adaptability,
Supports Peer learning and Social learning.
Cloud based solution enables leaners access to world class content and trainers from prestigious institutions across the globe.
LMS supports content in various formats: text, video, audio, virtual reality, simulated, gamified.
One can access materials anytime, from everywhere, teachers can modify the content, and students can see the updated material.
The evaluation of students is easier and fair, based on student attendance and online quizzes.
Cloud based Tech Labs for hands on experience during technology training.