A powerful tool that has become a necessity for the entire education industry in the current scheme of things. With the disruption of technology and its various incarnations like the smartphone, social media, personal computers, MOOC, etc. students are not restricted to one kind of information but plenty.
This is also important especially because students have to fine-tune with the rapidly growing and changing scientific and technological advancements in all fields.
So, what kind of solution must an institute possess to make things easier as well as highly usable with so much relevance to the present as well as futuristic goals in mind?
Learning Management Systems in the Current Scenario
An alternative place to learn apart from the classroom, modern LMS is web-based with cloud hosting options. Implementors have the option to create and integrate course materials, spell out their learning goals, map content, and assessments with outcomes, track learning paths and create customized assessments for a much-focused learning experience
Below-given are some of the features the institutions must be looking for to implement a learning management system;
Alignment with institutional goals
This is vital that any Learning Management System should align with your institution’s learning goals. LMSs these days come with fun and exciting ways to interact, collaborate, and share.
But the foremost thing to expect from it can define your learning goals and strategy with your institutional goals. These needs are under check at the beginning of an LMS implementation.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered
An AI-powered Learning Management System offers personalized learning & enhanced automation options. AI-powered LMSs are the future; they are being widely introduced in business and education today. Empowering Learning Management Systems with AI gives several tangible advantages: automatic error correction, personalized content, curriculum automation.
- Personalized Learning
AI-based LMS has enormous options for personalized learning, outlining an enriched learner journey. Its reference engine offers a user-focused UI, with auto filtering of contents suggested to individualized learners gathered by intelligence from user behaviors, skill-sets, and information pieces.
This pools out a broad range of related content to its users insight without prompting. From a learner’s perspective, there’s an increased learner engagement due to this feature where the learner feels satisfied that the content is tailored to his knowledge level and requirement.
- Enhanced Automation
AI-enable LMS can automate even the tough human intervened tasks with its algorithm that does content scheduling and delivery processes. Such a system understands skill gaps and presents targeted competency mapping and recommendations, taking off the burden from admins manually.
Instruction tools are the eyes and ears of an effective Learning Management System. Most of the existing LMSs lack need-based design and integration with curriculum management.
A good learning system must have a design and development tool for the teacher or management to design the course, develop materials, and make it available for the students. It must also have rewards, compensation, and motivation for faculty to teach online.
It is also of utmost importance to define roles and permission for various persons in an institution. Having an MCQ or Quiz alone won’t be the solution, the LMS must also assign tasks/activities and track those to give defined outcomes that align with the organizational goals.
If the LMS serves as a platform for students and teachers to share knowledge, communicate, give, and receive feedback on topics, it’s already future-ready then!
Learning Management Systems have audio and video conferencing tools for students to collaborate through seminars, casual collaboration, group meetings, sub-chats, or group chats.
On-demand and pre-planned sessions, efficient course delivery tools, multi-point video, digital whiteboard tools, application & desktop sharing, promise an ultra-learning experience.
Overturned or Flipped Learning
Students are tech-savvy these days. Flipped Learning is where the traditional classrooms are overturned from the traditional way allowing students to learn before they even come into the classroom.
This gives more time in class for students to grasp the concepts, find solutions, practice, and ask for clarifications. Instead of homework, students check their understanding and extend their learning.
Learning Management System must be user-friendly and compliant for flipped learning and schedules must be entered into the LMS for better understanding and cooperation from the students.
The blended learning or hybrid learning in LMS gives its users the best of both worlds – classroom learning and e-learning. Such flexibility with mixed support of classroom learning and online education determines the future. Students could access high-quality course materials, course calendars, and assignments at any given time.
Imagine a Learning System that evaluates performance and qualifies students based on their performances in their outcomes.
Outcome-based education is to become the standard of learning sometime soon and each institute will need to get accredited by various governing bodies that allow more acceptance and enrolment of students.
Having a Learning Management System that integrates with the outcomes, makes it accreditation friendly, and serves as a continuous improvement tool for escape from quality is inevitable.
An LMS will not only do it but check it and see if your institute is being compliant with the continuous quality improvement that is required by any accreditation body.
Getting on to mobile and/or handheld devices has become a necessity. How nice it would be to access learning content through tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices? Learners teaming up on live sessions via mobile devices, for on-the-go learning via text chat and audio, assignments submission, instant grading, replicating a classroom session is already halfway through to being future-ready.
To wrap it up
uLektz Campus has all future-ready elements to call it a contemporary, versatile, customizable, and easy-to-use Learning Management System. Every new feature, every bit of interface is designed to save your time and effort, making teaching and learning easier.
It comes with a rich feature-set for content creation, with key trends including collaborative & engagement tools, self-learning, pre-defined assessment elements, flipped and blended learning, outcome-focused, mobile learning, intuitive dashboards that offer insights, LMS analytics predicting reports of various kinds, rich pedagogical tools, etc.
Deploying uLektz Campus in your institution will surely make you future-ready and prep you up to battle those unpredictable times like the one we are in right now. Our team would be happy to take you on an in-depth product tour. Contact us now at email@example.com