How combining eLearning content with an LMS will improve your L&D program
Thanks to technology, learning administrators and managers can deploy vast amounts of content and produce measurable results using a learning management system (LMS). An LMS provides a centralized location for content that is accessible online from multiple devices. LMS administrators are always in control of content and can ensure it’s delivered to the intended group of learners.
With metrics ranging from course completions to utilization, administrators also have the ability to measure knowledge retention. How long did it take an employee to complete a course? How many courses did they take and how did they score on quizzes? Being able to track this type of activity can help L&D professionals measure the effectiveness of their learning programs and make regular improvements.
Get Your eLearning Content Under Control
Many companies opt to have training content provided by an eLearning content marketplace. Similar to an online library, companies can select from thousands of courses spanning a variety of subjects relevant to specific areas of training. Combining out-of-the-box content with an LMS is a great tactic for keeping content under control – rather than waiting months for new training content, content within an LMS is refreshed whenever courses are updated to reflect up-to-date information.
Whether you’re creating eLearning content in-house or using a content provider, the process of finding training courses can oftentimes be disjointed. However, when you consolidate your content in an LMS, you can provide a better learner experience for employees by making it easier to find content and access it at the point of need.
Scaling Learning Programs with an LMS
For companies with employees working around the world, at desks, and in the field, training programs can benefit from the centralization, consistency, and accessibility of an LMS with integrated eLearning content. To put it another way: learners simply won’t engage with training if it’s inaccessible.
On the administrative side, LMS managers can save time by eliminating the need to manually deliver content and schedule sessions using disparate programs. An LMS has built-in features that allow learners and administrators to schedule training and accommodate individual learning needs (e.g., learning with subtitles or reviewing training content multiple times).
Without an LMS…
Like peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese, and Batman and Robin, eLearning content and an LMS are better together. Without an LMS to centralize and effectively deliver your eLearning content, the effectiveness of your training programs will almost certainly nosedive.
Whether companies are just starting a training program or are looking to expand globally, utilizing a learning management system with eLearning content can create scaleable synergies for training initiatives.
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About the author
Spencer Thornton is the Vice President of Content at OpenSesame and is an eLearning industry veteran with over 15 years of experience in the space. As the VP of Content, Spencer splits his time between helping existing content partners be successful selling their content in the marketplace and recruiting new groundbreaking training providers to join the team.