Home office and home schooling are two terms that filled the news more often than ever this year. 2022 was a year of online platforms. Zoom, Discord, or Microsoft Teams have evolved from emerging technologies into daily companions for many employees and colleagues, but also for schoolchildren and students. The trend towards collaborative working and learning “remote” was only involuntarily strengthened this year, but not triggered.
A challenge that many companies faced in the year of contact restrictions was the further training of their own employees. How can training courses be held in compliance with the specifications? Can we possibly impart knowledge online?
The digitization of learning structures in companies has already begun and no crisis year is needed to recognize the various possibilities of a Learning Management System (LMS). The advantages of e-learning compared to the usual “on-site training” are enormous:
1. Time and location independence
Probably the most obvious advantage of an LMS is the maximum flexibility it offers the learner. They can learn when and where it suits them best. The whole thing is not limited to one device. Thanks to the integration of mobile devices, it is just as easy to work from the desktop at work as with a smartphone or tablet on the way to work.
2. Learning at your own pace – depending on the type
Each person learns in their own way. The flexibility allows learners to organize their time for e-learning as it suits them and progress at their own pace. In addition, the e-learning can be easily interrupted in order to continue later from this point. In this way, each learner can proceed according to his type and achieve optimal learning success.
3. Extensive options for designing the learning content
Everyone not only learns differently, they also prefer other forms of learning. In an LMS, text, images and videos can be easily combined and tailored to the individual needs of the learner. The integration of interactive learning modules such as quizzes, drag & drop tasks or fill-in-the-blank texts can be used to refresh learning. The content is conveyed in such a varied way and at the same time promotes fun in learning.
4. Knowledge test and proof through certificates
The different learning modules make it possible to create a quiz from a simple knowledge training course. By querying the knowledge that has just been imparted, points can now be collected that are necessary for passing the e-learning. As a result, learners deal with the content even more intensively, which further strengthens the learning effect.
Finally, e-learning can be rewarded with the issue of certificates. In addition to proof of successful completion and the knowledge obtained, an expiry date can also be noted on it if the knowledge needs to be refreshed at regular intervals.
5. Cost and time saving
Holding training courses in companies takes a lot of time, but even more organizational effort. After all, you don’t want to hold the organized training for each person concerned individually, but if possible find a common date where all interested parties can come together.
Due to the time and location independence, once created/received training courses can be passed on to any number of employees and processed. In particular, decentralized companies with many employees and different locations can use an LMS not only to reduce costs for classroom training and travel expenses, but also to reduce employee absences.
6. Acquisition of professional know-how possible
Building an LMS in your own organization takes time and a lot of know-how. Just as many resources are required to collect and process knowledge in order to be able to fill the LMS with e-learning at all. But that’s not necessary!
E-learning courses in an LMS can be purchased externally without any problems, using the existing infrastructure directly. The e-learning courses can not only be individually designed, but also filled and prepared with the expert knowledge of professionals.
A learning management system provides some interesting possibilities for improving the structure of further education. The advantages of a digital learning platform are not only limited to the learners, the company can also benefit enormously from it.
However, the decisive factor for success is the quality of the processed e-learning and the platform on which it is based. Half-hearted digital training courses can quickly lead to disinterest and thus peter out, but with our expertise this can be prevented!
Are you interested in a learning management system and thinking about introducing e-learning in your company? Let us advise you on the digitization of your further training structures, maybe our Glöckner und Schuhwerk LMS with individually designed e-learning is just the right thing for your company!