What Are Online Learning Systems?
Online learning systems operates via a computer and web browser. Some other common terms used are eLearning, mlearning, computer-based training, and distance education.
Online training programs involve creating learning content in a variety of formats that can include Powerpoint presentations, interactive content, audio/video. These topics are made into a single course and uploaded into a learning management system (LMS) like Litmos. An LMS is a system used to assign and deliver online courses.
Benefits of Online Learning
- Reduced Training Spend: Reduces the training department costs and increases trainer productivity. According to a recent study by certifyme.net, many companies cut 50-70% in spend when they used online learning.
- Increased Training Department Productivity: You can develop courses once and offer them multiple times to learners at their own pace via an LMS like Litmos. This gives more time for developmental activities thereby improving productivity.
- Better Learner Performance: According to 12-year meta-analysis research (U.S. Department of Education) published in June 2009, higher education students who learned via online courses performed better than those who took face-to-face courses.
- Flexibility for Learners: Uses a self-paced style of learning for students. The courses are available 24×7.
Choosing an LMS
Before making any type of purchase, it's important that you consider all of your options. It's easy to get caught up in the special features of different software, but until you use them for yourself, you don't know what the overall look and feel will be. Litmos has a vendor-supported LMS that is used by many government agencies and other organizations. With over a million users across the globe, their software is well liked and easy to use. Take advantage of the 14-day trial to see if this is the online learning system your program needs.