The Case for Better Management
- A good learning system provides a platform for all your management and course development work.
- A Learning Management System is the only effective way to track who has been given what training and when it was given.
- A good training system automatically tests students to see if knowledge transfer is really occuring.
- A secure toolset protects private training resources, such as procedure and policy manuals and other sensitive files.
- Good software retains records and monitors learners' progress, allowing you to measure whether your training investment is worth it.
- Modern Training Management Systems support interactivity and multimedia, making learning more effective and interesting.
- E-Learning management software will save you money when compared to the increased travel required for classroom training.
- Your E-Learning Toolset can provide measurable results, where classroom training might not.
- A properly-maintained Learning Management System will cost very little to operate.
- Quite simply, a good LMS can leverage the knowledge of a few individuals and distribute it efficiently to a large number of employees, customers, or business partners.
10 Things to Look For in an LMS
- Can the management system be implemented quickly and easily, without programming?
- Does the system have a robust feature set, or is it really a collection of documents for online viewing?
- Can the learning managment platform support multimedia files such as Flash, streaming video, and audio narrations?
- Is it truly a web native solution, using open standards like HTML, SQL, and HTTP?
- Does the learning framework have everything you need built in, or will you need to buy external authoring or reporting tools?
- Is the system widely accepted in a variety of industries, or is it a limited niche product?
- Does the training system support instructor-led courses, self-paced automated training, as well as classroom (off-system) training?
- Can the training platform easily support Skill Groups or certifications, so you can track learners' progress toward a defined goal?
- Can the LMS seamlessly pull together content from various sources and formats?
- Does the learning management software come with source code, in case you need to make system modifications at some point?