Moving to Online Learning Platforms
When you're finished changing, you're finished."
- Ben Franklin
That doesn't mean change is easy. It can be difficult to see where change would bring the most benefit to your business. Changing your current live classroom training environment to a learning platform online could be the answer. Happily, Litmos knows all about learning platforms. Litmos is a leader in providing a user-friendly LMS for every type of business.
Here are some benefits to moving to an online Learning Platform designed by Litmos:
- Improves the efficiency and outcome of your training
- Provides many different modalities of delivery
- Presents scenarios in an eLearning environment and give learners the ability to respond to the content in ways that are meaningful to them
- Creates interfaces where you can evaluate the success of your courses
- Houses eLearning content in one central location
- Allows learners can log in to complete courses and assessments anytime
- Allows training coordinators to track progress
We all know change is difficult. With Litmos one can quickly see that instead of difficulty, you will see inspiration.
Types of Learning Platforms
There are many different companies selling an LMS, but really only two different kinds of software.
Proprietary LMS: This software is sold on a subscription basis. All a business has to do is add their courses and users to get started. It is very robust and easy to use. Most businesses will find their needs met by this option. Any maintenance or troubleshooting problems are handled by the vendor who will help you get them resolved quickly.
Open Source LMS: If you're looking for unlimited customization options, then you might try an open source LMS. This software is sold with the programming left open so you can complete it yourself. It's complex and takes a long time to finish. The oversight and maintenance of the software remains the purchaser's responsibility throughout the life of the LMS.
Like any program, your e-Learning program will continue to grow and evolve from your starting point. Consider the long term when making your LMS selection. While you may want to start off with a basic functionality for your LMS, you may eventually want to look at adding extra features and tools for your users. Making sure you have an LMS where this is an option, without having to completely start over, will help provide continuity of learning for your audience.
Try an LMS
Before making a purchase of any LMS, consider taking advantage of the free trial offered by Litmos. Their LMS is popular worldwide. It has an intuitive interface and robust functionality that makes it a good choice to use for learning online.