More and more educational organisations are coming to rely on educational platforms such as learning management systems (LMS) or learning content management systems (LCMS).
These digital educational tools are useful for a wide range of educational scenarios, both for online and offline courses. Online course providers use educational platforms in order to host, deliver and share their interactive content and learning materials.
However, many more traditional educational establishments such as schools, training centres, universities, colleges and language schools are now also using educational platforms including learning management systems (LMS) and learning content management systems (LCMS).
In some cases, digital learning software is being used by educational organisations to offer dedicated eLearning courses to distance students. However, more and more organisations are investing in LMS and/or LCMS technology to provide supplementary interactive content to their students.
How could your organisation benefit from a learning management system (LMS) or learning content management system (LCMS)?
How much do you know about educational platforms and what they could do for your organisation?
Here are seven facts that might surprise you.
1. You can plan effective courses with one click
Gone are the days of teachers and educational administrators having to invest hours and hours of their valuable time into designing course content from scratch. With good quality educational platforms you can access a wide array of creative, effective and interactive content literally at the touch of a button.
2. You can welcome large groups, small groups or individuals within a virtual classroom
The virtual classroom is such a versatile tool. Teachers can use a virtual classroom to connect with their students in a range of ways. This could be for some one-on-one personalised study, in small groups for a seminar-style teaching experience, or for very large or open groups for a more lecture type experience.
3. Your students won’t have to install any software to their own computer
Educational platforms are generally cloud-based software. This means that you and your students will be able to access all the digital tools that come as part of it, including interactive content and the virtual classroom, by logging in through a standard web browser.
4. You can easily create personalised online workshops for individual students or groups
Virtual isn’t synonymous with impersonal. Teachers can use the many digital tools that are available to them using an LMS or LCMS to create personalised online workshops for individual students or for groups of students.
5. You can create customisable progress reports
One of the most important aspects of teaching in terms of ensuring effective learning is to keep a close eye on how students are progressing. Educational platforms make this easier than ever before thanks to an impressive array of monitoring and evaluation tools. Every student is different, and so a good LMS such as Voluxion will allow you to design and create your own progress reports.
6. Your students can access interactive content through their smartphone or tablet
More and more people are accessing the internet primarily on a device such as a smartphone or tablet. Educational platforms allow them to easily access interactive content and the virtual classroom through a specially designed app.
7. You can create automatic assessments at the touch of a button
Assessment is a mainstay of good quality teaching and learning, but it can be extremely time consuming for teachers. Traditionally teaching staff would have had to have spent hours putting together an assessment before the day of the test, then hours marking all the papers afterwards. Educational platforms such as LMS and LCMS technology can handle all this automatically.
Where can you find out more?
Is 2018 the year your organisation is set to find out more about educational platforms such as learning management systems (LMS), learning content management systems (LCMS) and virtual classroom technology?
Digital interactive content could make a huge difference to the learning experience you are offering to your students, and to the job satisfaction of your teachers and administrative supper staff.
If you’d like to find out more about what’s available and how you could make it work for your organisation, we’d love to speak to you about it. Read more about the educational platforms we offer, or contact us for a conversation about how we could best meet your needs.
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