It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that your LMS is only for longer, complex eLearning courses with multiple modules. But your LMS also offers all the same benefits for your company’s training programs, whether they are short and simple or large and complex.
Some companies also think that because much of their training is class-room based, instructor-led, or a blend of face-to-face and online that the LMS somehow doesn’t apply. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you select the right LMS, it should be able to help you manage all your learning and training programs, no matter how they are delivered.
In fact, you can view the LMS as an opportunity to experiment with what modes of delivery are best based on the kind of content you need to deliver and the characteristics of your learning audience. Blending a variety of modes often turns out to be the most powerful way of delivering LMS training to your employees.
Even if you have training sessions that are exclusively offered in the traditional instructor-led classroom model, you can still use the LMS to develop and deliver the learning assessment instruments to measure learning outcomes among participants. In fact, one of the best ways to do this is to conduct both pre-assessments and post-assessments. Find out what your learners know before the training and then what they know after the training and you’ll have a really good idea if your training content is effective. If you conduct the pre-assessment far enough in advance, you might find out really valuable information about your participating learners that leads you to modify what is presented in the classroom session. If you discover that your audience is fairly knowledgeable on the topic, you can make the classroom session more advanced, or focus in on areas where additional help is needed.
You can also use the LMS to solicit feedback from the learners about their perceptions of the quality of the training, which can be valuable information for improving and enhancing the training content and delivery the next time it is offered.
These assessment and feedback options can happen right in the classroom as well if your LMS is a web-based responsive system that learners can access from whatever device they happen to have with them, such as tablets and smartphones.
Also, many classroom-based training sessions benefit from learners having a chance to digest background material before the classroom session occurs. Your LMS offers the best and most convenient way to make that material available to participants ahead of time. And you’ll save on printing costs as well.
If it makes sense, you might also consider videotaping your classroom training and then deliver for future groups through the LMS as an eLearning delivery option.
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