There have been many talks on the advantages of eLearning management system, however a question to consider is what features they should have in order not to become a waste of time, money and efforts. Once you decide that eLearning can be a great asset for your company, it is important to think carefully about the following aspects of its implementation: what employees are going to be trained by means of LMS, who is going to be in charge of the process and what results need to be achieved.
Employees that are going to be trained with an eLearning management system have to get the most of it. So to speed up the learning process and to make it more effective companies can provide multiple formats of courses that make part of the LMS. This way all courses can be divided into several groups depending on the topics, type of information and employees. These formats can include video courses led by professors and practitioners, animated presentations, business cases, simulations or webinars. The whole point behind this division is to make the LMS engaging and to achieve a long-lasting effect. Another way to reach this goal is gamification. Courses that include certain game elements tend to train the skills in a way that they are easily used in real life afterwards. Adding up an aspect of interactivity companies can have a consistent and engaging catalog of courses that will be suitable for certain management levels and certain company departments.
The second aspect that should be taken into consideration while implementing an LMS is that a company would benefit a lot if there would be a person/department responsible for the process who will be permanently in contact with the employees. And a smart LMS will be of help in this situation. The person responsible for employees’ training needs to make sure that the employees are involved in the learning process. They should remind the employees about the necessity to pass certain tests, online training courses or the schedule and the deadlines. A developed LMS with automated notification process will allow the employees responsible for LMS to focus on other more sophisticated tasks. Another feature of a smart LMS that will make
the training process much easier is the possibility to integrate your LMS with other popular platforms and HR-systems. No matter how smart your LMS is, there is always room for development and by having an LMS that can be integrated with other platforms you open up many potential boundaries.
Finally implementing an LMS companies need to be aware of what results they need to achieve in a qualitative as well as quantitative sense. The learning programs should be developed in accordance with the goals of the company. To monitor and to analyze the progress of the employees the LMS should give the possibility to track the learning process and to evaluate the achievements. Thus to sum it up the process of implementing an eLearning management system demands careful examination of the reasons why the company does that and of the people who are going to maintain these systems, involved in any possible way. Multiple aspects should be considered and one way for the implementation process to go smoothly is to make sure your LMS is smart enough to ease all the stages of personnel training.