What are the benefits of an LMS?

July 12, 2023

When you hear the words education and learning, you probably think of a classroom and textbooks. And when you think of technology, apps, smartphones, computers, and other technological devices spring to mind.

Most online learning runs through an LMS. It can vary in cost, user experience and interface, responsiveness, and features.

The education and technology spheres have grown exponentially as we live in an ever-evolving world. Educational technology or edtech has transformed how we learn and is now an entire industry.

EdTech or educational technology refers to hardware and software technologies that provide more engaging and accessible learning experiences. 

Some examples of EdTech include Learning Management Systems (LMS), video conferencing cameras for classrooms, and games/gaming platforms focusing on education.

Edtech’s ease of access means that learners can complete their studies, courses, or training online and at any time. Beyond that, it provides substantial benefits.

What is an LMS?

LMS stands for Learning Management System, also referred to as a learning management platform, LMS software, and online training platform.  It lets you develop, track, and report learning content while providing easy administration. 

Most online learning runs through an LMS. It can vary in cost, user experience and interface, responsiveness, and features. Although, the benefits outweigh the costs. Let's unpack them below.

Benefits of using an LMS

1. Easy administration

As an online training platform, an LMS keeps all your training/courses together in one place, making it easy for you to monitor learners’ progress and for learners to access the course content. 

Not only that, but a single location allows you to track learners’ progress, generate reports, and document valuable company knowledge effortlessly, such as policies and procedures.  

It also makes the onboarding process simpler. The structured layout of the platform leaves a lasting first impression on new hires, as it provides them with the necessary information to succeed at the company. It even boosts employee retention, as research shows that 69% of employees with a positive onboarding experience were likely to stay on for at least three years.

2. Engaging and interactive learning

The format of an online training platform provides learners with engaging and interactive content, which must meet cloud storage/hosting requirements. The content is usually developed in an authoring tool and encompasses a variety of media, including videos, quizzes, mix and match, drop-down boxes, and others.

Instead of simply reading content, learners must actively engage with the content to progress through the course, ensuring they retain it.

3. Accessible and responsive

Most learning management solutions are accessible since they host learning in a single location. Therefore, learners can view courses from anywhere. 

Most platforms are also responsive, i.e. they work across different devices, such as laptops, phones, and tablets.

4. Time– and money-efficient

Such a platform can streamline your training needs and save time and money. The considerable upside of eLearning is that it cuts down time spent on in-person training, not to mention the planning and administration costs.

It also gives your team more time to do things as they can complete their training anytime. This reduces the pressure to complete their training and workload simultaneously; instead, they can do training at a time that suits them.

5. Scalability

As your company and team grow, so do your training needs. Traditional, manual training models have been less successful as they struggle to keep up with the business and team demands.

By nature of being an online training platform, an LMS can respond to those evolving needs in real-time. Scalability ensures it grows without compromising on performance and user experience. 

So, you can rest assured that your platform will continue to operate efficiently and reliably as your team grows.

etrainu’s solution

As eLearning specialists, our LMS solution is tested and trusted by our clients across 10+ sectors. 

We offer a standardised or custom LMS, depending on your needs and preferences. Our custom offering is one of our most popular solutions, allowing you to tailor your platform to your brand’s look and feel.

Moreover, you can access our extensive content library, which offers 100s of courses across different sectors and topics.

If you’re interested in learning more about the etrainu LMS, get in touch with one of our friendly team members.

Aalia Hussein
Instructional Designer and Writer
Imaginative and inventive, Aalia is etrainu’s resident writer. She has a passion for weaving words together and storytelling. She’s in charge of etrainu’s content, creating engaging and immersive experiences across learning and marketing.
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