Many organizations are using Learning Management Systems as a part of their Learning and Development initiatives to educate their employees where the course materials are made available to employees at one place that can be accessed anytime anywhere.
Learning Management Systems helps to systematically create, manage and deliver eLearning Programs. When we look at the development of employees LMS has taken a front seat for many of the large and small corporations. Many start ups are into creating LMSs to ease out the work of corporations where software development might not be a part of their core businesses.
LMS plays a vital role in meeting organizational objectives, online training modules and how to impart such training and the outcomes expected out of them. The primary work is making the learning tools and courses available online. There are options where one doesn’t require third-party applications or software to maintain the LMS internally.
Uses of LMS in detail:
- It can be used for employee training:
LMS creates and stores the course contents online which can be accessed even offline; one can read and give tests also. On the employer front, they can keep track of training, the training needs further identified, the performance of the user and add on to individual development plans.
- For Induction/Orientation:
There is always a need to make the new hire acquainted to the organization, a formal introduction to workplace gets followed up by policies, code of conduct, privacy policies and the course materials being made online.
- The Content stays with the organization:
So when an employee leaves the organization the content still stays with the organization, and they don’t have been worried about the knowledge content being with different parties while a separation happens. The user can simply be locked or disabled based on the features of the LMS.
- Educational institutions:
LMS has helped educational institutions and can generally be used by institutions for their regular classroom courses and training. There are libraries available for many of the reputed universities which contain paid articles and research papers as well.
LMS will be booming in coming years where the need for physical training sessions are being reduced, and more focus is being paid to IDPs.