How can an LMS help with an online learning community?
Online Learning Communities can be best described as online groups that share a common purpose. Collaboration within the community takes place to take advantage of individual strengths, various perspectives, and to actively promote learning opportunities. The goals and outcomes are enhanced potential and the possibility of creating new knowledge.
Effective learning communities can be most effective when learners have the ability to work in groups, speak or verbalize their thoughts, challenge others and their ideas, and to collaborate as group. The online environment provides an opportunity to connect with others, share information, exchange ideas to enhance and drive learning.
Taking a learning community online is a strategic and resourceful approach to share and manage knowledge, education, and technology. A couple of motives to move learning communities online are convenience, cost, diversity, and learning styles.
The Litmos learning management system (LMS) has the ability to gather an online community of learners around content, reporting and gamification that can keep everyone on track. Try Litmos for free for 14 days to see if it is the right option for you.