Learning Management Systems: How to Re-envision a Skilled Workforce?

Hanna Wilson, HR tech Outlook | Friday, September 03, 2021

Training employees is significant for any organization and a learning management system allows the organization to educate employees in a simpler way.

FREMONT, CA: Training has become an integral part of organizations, and developing the ability to deliver contextual learning has become crucial. The training material and the software used for training are the two main areas an organization must focus on while providing a training program. The organization can develop training content or use off-the-shelf programs and courses. However, integrating the content with the learning management system (LMS) is a challenging task.  

An LMS must have an intuitive interface. The LMS admin has a lot of responsibilities from managing the operational performance to collaborating with cross-functional teams. An inefficient dashboard hinders its ability to deliver streamlined content. The LMS is going to be used by several employees from supervisors, trainers, course creators, and trainees. Thus, it is critical to ensure that the online training platform allows the admin to segregate all the users into multiple such roles and efficiently manages their activities. 

A single sign-on process ensures that the trainees have to follow a simple sign-up and verification process thanks to the platforms such as Google and LinkedIn have already verified them. Using technology to manage course assignments is simpler. For instance, if a learner has finished a course, then an automated email can guide them to the course that’s lined up.  Automated notifications are a great way to stay connected with the employees and remind them about upcoming events and courses.

Video content is considered the best way to teach; however, interactive videos take it a step further. Contemporary learning management systems primarily focus on user engagement and have adopted interactive content integration. Millennials have different learning needs today, and it is a challenge for organizations to understand their learning needs. To make the tests more appealing, the organization can include tests, quizzes, multiple choices, sorting, free text, matching, fill in the blanks, and essays in the courses.

The corporate training LMS should be able to aggregate the user’s activities and enable the company to view them in lucid forms. Gaining insights about the course completion rates or the top-performing courses can help the organizations modify the content and enhance the efficiency of the LMS. In the ever-changing market, organizations are looking for new ways to improve their workforce’s skills and agility, and an effective LMS can fortify the organizations learning endeavors.

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