In my previous blog, we have seen the technological requirements for developing of an eLearning course. Having a fair knowledge of the technological requirements for developing an eLearning course, we will now look into the technological requirements for delivering or producing, the eLearning course to the learners.
Accessibility: Accessibility makes sure that the technology you used in developing the eLearning course is easily accessible by all the learners. We may create an excellent simulation using the latest authoring tools, but the creative brilliance cannot be seen by the users, unless the users system contains the necessary supporting software.
Compatibility: Compatibility ensures that our solutions are compatible with the others available in the market, thus ensuring interchangeability. Certain standards are to be adhered to, so that the technology remains uniform and is within reach. This gives a way for one eLearning vendor to communicate with another eLearning vendor, without confusion.
Deployment constraints: Deployment constraints occur mainly at 2 stages.
- Large content: When the content is too large exceeding the maximum limit that it can take, making the system incapable for delivery of the course
- Media formatting issues: Courses are prepared using certain media formats. When the users do not have the required formats installed in their systems, the users will encounter problems in accessing the course.
Interoperability is basically the ability of a course to use it seamlessly across many learning management systems. The desktop environment differs from one user to another. This affects different users differently. These issues must be resolved and addressed prior to rollout. Here are some of the issues that impact the course delivery and performance at the desktop.
- Lack of proper understanding of the user’s desktop configuration.
- Browsers compatibility issues.
- Type of courses you want to interact with your LMS.
The above technological requirements make sure that the users are able to access the eLearning course, with ease and convenience, once the eLearning course is developed. Carefully consider the nature of eLearning solution and the requirements that must be met with, to accomplish your administrators, instructors and learners’ targets. This ensures the success of the eLearning course.
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A learning management system (LMS) is an software application which helps to deliver online training. With the help of it, we can deliver courses as well as track users’ status and scores.
In the second post of this series, we have seen the about the WordPress option. Here, let us see the second option i.e Moodle (open source LMS).
In the previous blog, we have seen the benefits and features of an LMS. We have also seen that organizations, depending on their size and complexity, have three LMS options before them. Among them, the first option is Word Press. Let us see about it, in detail.
Many organizations are using eLearning to train their employees, and they need a Learning Management System (LMS) to track and monitor learning activities. According to the Brandon Hall 2012 report, 78% of organizations are using a Learning Management System (LMS) and 33% of companies were looking to upgrade or replace their current systems.
Moodle is the most widely used open source learning management systems, according to the eLearning Guild. It is highly flexible and can be customized based on our needs. I got opportunities to attend brainstorming sessions with customers to identify their specific requirements to manage trainings on the LMS. One of the common requirements which is not available in Moodle is domains. They wanted to have multiple domains in the same LMS. Users or the administrator belonging to Domain-A should not be allowed to view/access the courses or users of Domain-B. There should be a chief administrator who should have access to all the users of or courses available in the LMS, irrespective of domains.
Collaborative learning may play an important role in training employees or channel partners. Collaborative learning enables your people to obtain vital information which they may not be able to obtain through formal training programs.
LMS, an acronym for Learning Management System, is a software application designed to plan, implement and track learning content. It helps integrate all training administration activities under one roof. A Learning Management System is sometimes also known as Course Management System (CMS), Learning Content Management System (LCMS), Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Virtual Learning System (VLS), learning portal, or eLearning platform. Though a Learning Management System (LMS) is defined differently by different vendors, its functions remain the same.
A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application that helps deliver online training programs. An LMS can also be used to track, document and report learners’ process.
Performing learning management activities using an LMS, in an organization with a few employees, is easy. But, performing these activities in a company with several staff members, in a short time period, can be quite hectic. Usually, these “bulk”, time-bound activities need to be performed when you setup a new LMS and want to do lot of activities in the initial stages to set all the pre-training settings. Also, you need to perform these activities if you assign a selected set of courses to a group of specific users.
It is common knowledge that companies need to manage their training programs effectively to enhance productivity make the most of their training dollar. So, how can you make sure that you get the highest ROI on training? What does it take to equip your staff members with the needed knowledge and skills in a very efficient and cost-effective manner? Well, you need to use a Learning Management System (LMS).