The concept termed e-learning is getting popular nowadays which enable the students and working professionals to learn via internet with the course materials shared. This has become more beneficial for the people who carry out their distance education and undergo training programs. In this, it is difficult to manage curriculum, training materials and evaluation tools which has become easier with the software application named Learning Management System (LMS).
What is Learning Management System?
As the name predicts, it is a system that helps in managing the courses and training programs. To be more precise, LMS is use to administer, document, track, report and deliver e-learning courses and business training programs. It enable the online learners to study anytime by being anywhere. Important dimensions of LMS are student self-service, training work flow, the provision of on-line learning, on-line assessment, continuous professional education (CPE) management, collaborative learning and training resource management.
What are the components of LMS?
Rosters (digital roll call sheet), registration control, document management, multiple device access, distributed instructor and student base, course calendars, student engagement, assessment and testing, grading and scoring are the common components of Learning Management System. When it comes for corporate training it includes additional components such as automatic enrollment, enhanced security, white labeling and multi-lingual support.
Advantages of LMS:-
Study materials can easily adapted and reused for a long time. Content delivery method, materials design & evaluation techniques can be framed by the curriculum creators. It enables the course offering institution or organization to develop and maintain content at reasonable cost without relying on others. LMS offers interactive features to the online learners. It helps to monitor student participation and assess student performance easily.
As e-learning programs are increasing, it is essential to make use of LMS for the betterment of education.