10 Key aspects to look in a Learning Management System LMS in 2019
20 September 2019
1) Support all types of content
A critical aspect for a Learning Management system is to support content in the form of Videos, SCORM, PDF, Word, Excel, PPT etc. This will ensure user engagement with appropriate call to actions.
2) Personalization (Branding)
A Learning Management System should be flexible to be personalized & structured according to ability, when required; allows to create learning universes, when and where desired.
3) Integrations with different systems & other LMS's
The Learning Management System should be able to seamlessly integrate with HRMS systems and with Other LMS & Applications, this allows the organization to bring all employee related data in a single place.
4) Course recommendations & self-paced learning
The Learning Management System should have AI inbuilt to recommend content based on the users learning journey and users liking. The LMS should give the users freedom to learn at their own pace.
The Learning Management System should be able to provide a fun environment and should make learning more interactive & competitive by adding gamification & leaderboards in the learning journey, this helps the users to know where they stand and how they can improve their learning process.
6) Discussion forms
A good Learning Management System should have an aspect of Social Learning as it enables peer to peer learning, this helps the users to learn from their peers and share their ideas on their new learning with their peers and thus improve the overall learning experience for the user.
7) Pre determining the learning journey
A good Learning Management System needs to have the capability to identify and record individual job roles and create automated learning journeys for each such role, this offers better control for the organisation.
8) Mobile / Multi device support
The Learning management system should be compatible to all screen sizes and should automatically reconfigure for maximum efficiency (as per screen size) as per the user preferences.
9) Reports & Analytics
A good Learning Management System should support metrics that continually guide the learning process; offers techniques for correlation analysis, across objects, time, and learners. This will ensure that the organization’s learning goals are met on one hand and on the other relevant information is passed back to users to ensure their engagement as well.
10) Customer service
A good Learning Management System should be able to support its clients 24x7x365, ensuring business continuity and predictability.