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Acquiring a learning management system (LMS) is a big step towards delivering innovative learning, whether in an academic or corporate environment. Schools and organizations of all sizes need a functionally rich LMS that will be able to keep up with rapid changes in the field of education and with the various learning requirements of individuals of with different ages, ethnicity and educational backgrounds.
What is a learning management system?
An LMS is a system that is used to deliver effective learning through technology. Built with a variety of features, it can help schools and organizations efficiently provide distance education, blended learning and other eLearning initiatives. Furthermore, an LMS can host a number of virtual classrooms and serve as a centralized repository of information, which includes eLearning content and training modules that can be accessed by multiple users real-time, worldwide.
There are three types of LMS available in the market: proprietary, standard-based and open-source. Out of these three, open-source LMS is the most flexible and cost-efficient option for those in need of a long-term solution in managing their academic or corporate training programs.
Proprietary LMS is a reliable learning platform as it is usually hosted by a company that provides training, technical support and warranty service. The only downside is that it provides limited access to customization.
Standard-based LMS is known for its dependability for quick deployment of learning content, as well as for technology integration.
Finding the Right Learning Management System Provider
It is crucial to find an LMS provider that combines expertise in industry knowledge and instructional design to deliver a system able to adapt to the current and future requirements of your program. Make sure you will be working with a company that understands your industry and knows the importance of using innovation to deliver long-term personalized service.
Get the most value out of your investment by checking if your LMS provider can deliver the following solutions and support services:
- LMS training and certifications
Does your LMS provider offer LMS training and certification courses? If they do, then do not miss out on the opportunity to upskill your teaching staff and help them become certified course content creators, which will help them deliver quality learning through the LMS.
- Theme design and IT compatibility
Work with a company that gives you the liberty to customize the look and feel of your learning portal to reflect your school or brand identity. It is also important to ensure that they have the right technological know-how to ensure the compatibility of their LMS to your IT infrastructure.
- 24/7 Support and Consultancy
Getting real-time assistance and warranty support is highly valuable as system failures and disruption will greatly affect the delivery of learning to your students. It is also important to have a dedicated team of experts that will guide you in implementing your eLearning or LMS initiatives.
Purchasing an LMS is a monumental step for any academic or corporate organization. Make sure you are partnering with a solutions provider that will help you maximize their learning management system to drive progress, profit, and educational or professional development.
ADEC Innovations Knowledge Management is a global innovator in the educational services industry. We bring sustainable and customized learning solutions to facilitate both professional and academic development. Dial +63 2 7750632 or visit www.km.adec-innovations.com to learn about our learning management system (LMS) solutions.