As a Director, Technology, I have been overseeing LMS support for several of our clients. This has enabled me to understand some of the typical reasons for poor course registrations. These are some sure cut ways to ensure your courses on the LMS are least taken.
Keep Outdated Content in the Course:
Sometimes, courses are not relevant to the current employees and their jobs. For example, a product training course might be talking about an older version of a product which is no longer marketed. This has no relevance to the users and therefore no importance to the employees who will not be enthusiastic about it. Courses will either have to be updated, or deleted and replaced with new ones, on an ongoing basis. Otherwise, your courses will have no takers.
Never Inform your Employees about their LMS Account:
Employees or distributors do not know whether they have LMS account. A routine system notification is ignored. Bulk notifications and needless messaging to every user irrespective of their relevance is another reason why employees may not take them seriously. Your emails have to be specific and sent out only to the relevant users, with clear information and subject line.
Assign Courses Indiscriminately Irrespective of Relevance:
Assigning unnecessary courses or receiving unnecessary LMS notifications will frustrate the employees. This is never done intentionally. The cause is that administrators are not trained properly.
Keep the Course Objectives in Suspense:
Before taking the course learners would like to know “What’s in it for me?” If the course objectives impress the learner then he/she will definitely takes the course. An ambiguous course title and an equally unclear course description do not motivate learners to take the course.
Don’t bother to Update the Course Completion Data
LMS should track data properly. However, most of the time learners complete the training but the completion data is not be updated in the LMS. As a result, learners become demotivated and lose interest. If you don’t let your LMS track the learning progress and give proper instructions about the completion criteria, you are not giving any incentive to users to complete the courses.
It is not the type of LMS that decides the success or failure of your LMS implementation. It is the efficiency of LMS administration that decides it.
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A Learning Management System (LMS) is essentially used to plan and publish e-learning courses online, to be accessed by learners. Earlier, LMSs were technology-based and quite complex for end users (both administrators and learners) to navigate and manage courses or access them. Users had to rely on the technical team even for minor issues or requirements. Every problem had to be addressed by IT personnel. This was frustrating and resulted in an unenthusiastic response to the LMS as a whole by the users. Very few registered for the courses, and even those who did never completed them. Only mandatory compliance courses had 100% completion rates for obvious reasons!
Learning Management Systems (LMSs) help us in managing eLearning, classroom or virtual trainings easily. Apart from the structured training curriculum, you can provide your learners with additional learning resources to refresh their learning or give in-depth information. In most cases, the additional material provided is optional.
This optional training material can be shared using various methods.
MOODLE is the acronym of Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. It was developed by Martin Dougiamas, a computer scientist and educator. MOODLE is an incredible Learning Management System (LMS) with exceptional features, and it is used extensively in the corporate training world.
One of the most useful features of MOODLE LMS is the activity completion tracking system. It enables the training manager to check the course completion status of the learner. By default, it is not enabled.
To enable this feature, you need to follow the below steps.
Collaborative or social learning is a type of learning where people gain knowledge working in groups. Learners interact with each other and exchange ideas and information to solve problems. Various researches have proven that collaborative learning to be very effective as it improves thinking skills and enhances leadership capabilities. So, how can you facilitate effective collaborative learning in an online environment? Well, you need to use a learning management system (LMS).
Report building is one of the crucial activities in any training process. It helps the training manager track the learner’s performance and training outcomes.
Earlier, this process was done manually. However, with technological advancements, this process has been automated. Now, using a learning management system (LMS), training managers can generate reports with just a click.
Technology is continuously evolving and it is no different with Learning Management Systems. According to a research published by EDUCASE Center for Analysis and Research, the average age of an LMS is eight years. It means that institutions need to replace their LMS every eight years to keep up with their current needs and demands. So, every few years, training managers or stakeholders of organizations will need to make a decision about either changing their existing LMS or modifying their current one. With so many options available, how do they decide which one is right for them? Selecting an LMS that is a “best-fit” for your organization is not an easy task.
A learning management system (LMS) is a software application which helps deliver online training as well as track users’ scores and status. It also helps training managers to generate reports and provide results to each user individually. One of such good tools to develop an LMS is Moodle.
As a training manager, you have to keep the records of your learners’ details, courses assigned to each of them, score sheets, grade reports, issue of certificates, details of registration and limiting access to users.
Airline industry is highly regulated in almost every function – security protocol, routine maintenance, standard operating procedures and many more.Any breach of procedures could result in costly mistakes and fatal accidents. For that, they need to be trained and well informed.