Online learning has gained traction in today's digital age as users show high propensity for content that can be accessed and sifted through at the click of a button. The modern Learning Management System or LMS available in the market nowadays is perfect for companies that want to optimize the process of corporate learning for their personnel. A LMS is a feature-rich application that is delivered via the Solution-as-a-Service model to keep the associated costs under check for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). Since it is a scalable system, users can easily add or delete the number of learners from the learning session.

Modifications and customizations stand at the core of any advanced learning management system present in the industry today. With this feature, users can select the most useful tools that will improve the learning experience for them and streamline the process manifolds. Since most of the learning solutions are developed on an open platform, users can integrate them with other knowledge sharing channels, including wikis and podcasts. This helps learners to access a vast repository of information while going through the course material and, thereby, expand their own knowledge base.

With the increasing penetration levels of videos, audio and images in the field of learning, LMS that are compatible with graphic media for content delivery can also be availed. Video players, offline learning and skill-gap evaluation tool are some of the features that can be integrated into the learning infrastructure to make the content delivery model more productive, useful and insightful. Users can choose from a host of other such tools to make their solution more interactive without ever losing out on productivity aspect. In the context of learning, evaluation of the learners' performance is just as important as teaching them. Therefore, solution providers integrate a variety of tools that enable instructors to assess the learners' grasp on the subject on a periodic basis.

Reliability and network stability is an essential feature of solutions that are used for delivering high volumes of content regularly. Thus, the need of the hour is a LMS that has been developed on a robust framework for handling tremendous volumes without compromising on the grounds of productivity. Moreover, such a solution can be integrated into the current training solution for optimizing change management throughout the organization and using the requisite resources judiciously. Furthermore, this ensures that the application saves the time of the users, while saving considerable costs for them.

New users often resist the adoption of a technological platform for teaching, which can result in losses for the organization. In order to counter this, interactivity is the key feature of learning management applications, which will make the session more fun as well as productive. Such interactive approaches towards learning include game-based learning and mobile learning. Social learning is yet another innovative aspect of such solutions, since it integrates learning with Facebook and LinkedIn, thus making it more acceptable to learners who may resist it. Users can even access the translation feature of the solution in order to make the same content available to people of all languages.

Author's Bio: 

Gireesh Sharma is an author writing on Human Resource Management. His expertise includes Learning Management System, LMS and other Learning & Development matters.