investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Aptly quoted by Benjamin Franklin centuries
ago, this phrase still holds true, just like any sagacious, timeless wisdom; and
the reason why top performers in any business set a higher priority on learning.
According to findings of Towards
Maturity, continuous and effective workplace learning culture impacts
the four critical drivers of business: growth, transformation, productivity and
In the rapidly changing business
environment today, learners require wide prospects to shrink on-the-job skill
gap beyond the traditional means of content creation and delivery. They demand innovative,
flexible, and personalized learning opportunities to enhance expertise and self-direct
their career path. In this respect, latest technological advancements in the
form of a learning
management system (LMS) are indispensable to establish a continuous
culture of learning.
To this effect, here are 8 key reasons
why LMS learning is the best-
- Centralized learning resources
cloud-based LMS hosts complete eLearning resources like courses, videos,
eBooks, reports, news clippings and other related material at one place (a remote
server), instead of scattering them over different machines. This makes easier for
a learner to access resources from any location and reduces the risk of a major
security breach or knowledge loss. LMS learning saves time and optimizes costs by
allowing easy administration of a large amount of information in a user
though modern LMSes are managed centrally, they are flexible enough to provide
learners choice in creating a personalized learning journey. This flexibility
is reinforced by introduction of artificial
intelligence (AI) recommendation engine within the LMS. It creates a highly
contextualized learning ecosystem by targeted recommendations based on the learning
history, real-time data, and behavior of similar learners. Employees are
engaged more when given the flexibility and opportunity to self-direct their
- Multi device,
Anytime, Anywhere learning
This LMS feature
is about delivering learning at the time and place employees require it and on portable
devices like handheld computers, notebooks, smart phones and tablets. LMS
learning with multi device facility reduces training time considerably
and provides seamless
learning can be reciprocal, especially when shared among peers and guided by
subject matter experts. LMS learning fosters this collective approach through social learning features
of chat rooms, forums, messaging, and video conferencing. An informal process
like social learning appeals to all. It is continuous in the learning outcome
and usually taken up by employees enthusiastically.
In the flow-of-work,
and self-directed learning can succeed when backed up by evidential data
provided by an LMS in the form of reporting and
analytics. LMSes feature these tools with an aim to determine areas of
eLearning courses where learners excel, and where they lack. The large learners’
data can be leveraged by Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled deduction process
to deliver more definitive conclusions related to an individual learning and
help further decision-making.
conveys professionalism, trust and recognition for a learner and his
associates. Certificates are the best way to reward and recognize learners efforts
and achieve higher enrollment rates. LMS learning fortifies learner engagement
till the completion of the courses through automated certification management. This
feature enables creation, conferring and saving certificates for online
corporate training and commercial eLearning scenarios.
more solution providers today are vying to include engaging, visually rich, and
easy-to-use user experience (UX) for LMS learning. The winner here is the
learner who receives a spectrum of capabilities, ranging from widespread access
to the resources, attractive user interface (UI) design, to intuitive navigation
Learning, Gamification brings in the element of experiential
learning. Online games boosted with reward points motivate learners in a novel
and fun way to learn by doing. It introduces different processes about the
steps to overcome during on-the-job challenges. Relatedly, simulations mimic
real-world situations in a digital realm and assess how learners react to these
situations. Simulations also provide an opportunity for learners to practice
their skills and make errors in a secure and controlled environment.
To seep in a continuous learning
culture through all the layers of a business, apart from a focused learning and
development (L&D) strategy, suitable
investment in the agile learning technology like an LMS plays a major role. The
learning culture thus gained should eventually have direct bearing on the
aforementioned business drivers.
why LMS learning is the best by accessing UpsideLMS FREE for 14 days! Start Trial.
Amit has played a key role in bringing an innovative approach to the traditional Learning Management System (LMS) and has been instrumental in putting UpsideLMS on the global map.With over two decades of work
experience across IT and eLearning, Amit has a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience in start-up management, project management, technology solutions consulting, and technology solutions architecting and development. At UpsideLMS too, Amit continues to wear multiple hats as the key idea generator for UpsideLMS' tech-ops team, a Sales and Marketing orchestrator, a learning technology solutions consultant for his clients and prospects, a sounding board of ideas for his team of experts and a mentor for all the function heads. All product offerings birthed and led by Amit, be it the Learning Management System or the Mobile Learning Apps, have been disruptors in the eLearning industry and ahead of their times.
Amit is an active contributor to the company's blog and many eLearning forums. He has been profiled by Learning Solutions, a leading industry publication and the official online publication of the eLearning Guild, for its 'Leaders in the Limelight' series. He distils his expertise and experience into articles, which are regularly published in leading L&D and HR publications across the world.
Amit has spoken at various L&D events in the US, has co-hosted webinars alongside leading industry experts and has authored eBooks on Learning Management Systems. He has served as a judge for the Brandon Hall awards in 2002 and 2004. Amit holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science (NIT–Kurukshetra) and a Masters in Business Administration (IIM – Lucknow).
Connect with him on LinkedIn.