The fact cannot be denied that each and every organisation needs different requirements when their learning processes are taken into consideration. So, in another words, each organisation needs a customised or personalised learning management system (LMS). As with such a customised help, an organisation will be able to create, deploy as well as maintain their specialised eLearning courses effectively. Hence, you can guess that your organisation can only enjoy a lot of benefits if such a system according to your organisation is chosen. So, to help you out and make your selecting process an easy one, here are some of the things that you need to keep in mind when selecting such a system for your organisation:
Technology Based Learning Process
It is very important to take into consideration a technology based learning program because of the many advantages it come with. With such a learning management system distributing different types of content, trainer’s ease to connect with his/her learners, being sure that the learners have all the needed information about the subject or concept and also knowing exactly how much the learners was able to grasp are all made possible. This can be explained better with the following example or rather the following two situations:
Situation 1: Not using Technology based Learning Process
The trainer in this situation will use presentation and other such methods to teach the learners. After the class, trainers will ask if anyone has any question and after that the class will concentrate on an activity session which will be paper-based. This type of class will then end with handing out of research/reading materials which the learners can take back home to study.
Situation 2: Using Technology Based Learning Process
On the other hand, with a technology based learning process, first there will be online assessments and then the sessions. Along with the sessions there will also be some basic online courses to make sure the learners are able to understand the subject well. Besides these, there is the use of interactive presentation along with the use of video presentation which encourages the learners. And, also all assignments will be dealt online which comes with many advantages for both the learners and also the trainers.
Your learning process is depended on your infrastructure as a limited classroom capacity may restrict your organisation’s full teaching potential. Thus, you need to customise your learning management system according to your existing infrastructure. So, make sure that your eLearning technology can work hand-in-hand with what you have (including the speed of your bandwidth network connections) so that the trainers and learners are able to conduct their respective activities effectively and accurately.
Analysing Your Audience
To figure out which learning system will work best to make your organisation achieve its performance objective, you need to first analyse the audience your trainers will be working with. Here are some tips on analysing your audience effectively:
First you need to evaluate that the base knowledge that the learners have when they will be joining your company to make sure what the trainers need to explain in detail.
Then you need to understand which learning style will work best for your audience or learners/trainee. Where the youth will be comfortable with technology based learning process, an older audience may not be familiar with all the latest technology and may feel more comfortable with the traditional non-technology based method. Thus, in such a case, you need to choose such a learning management system that can satisfy all the needs of the audience that your organisation deals with regularly. For example, this type of LMS “helps to facilitate learning management process, ensure skillset compliance, track performance, automate administrative workflows”.
You also need to analyse the motivation of your audience. Take into consideration the fact that not everyone will be able to invest the same level of time and effort to your organisations.
Goals of Your Training Strategy
Your organisation sets up the training strategy in such a way so that the learning process can provide an outcome which will be proven beneficial for your organisation in the end. So, you need to keep in mind the end goal or the purpose of your organisation when selecting the learning process. Hence, take into consideration the requirements of your trainers, your trainees and your training strategy when choosing. A process that can provide both variety as well as flexibility is very advantageous. Also, the process should only use the newest platforms and tools as it provides the best result.