AI-Powered LMS And Standard LMS? Which One To Choose?

Benefits Of An AI-Based Learning Management System
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Summary: AI-powered LMSs are the future, they are being widely introduced in business and education today. Empowering Learning Management Systems with AI gives a number of tangible advantages: automatic error correction, personalized content, curriculum automation.

How Can AI Be Applied In LMSs In Real Use Cases?

Is there something you haven’t heard about an LMS? How about an AI-powered LMS?

Then, it’s time to widen the horizons as Learning Management Systems are debated all over the world. Educational institutions, banks, corporations associated with telecommunications are only a small number of niches that implement eLearning systems in their everyday processes. And there are niches where training is carried out completely "in the old way," or, at best, with the use of individual elements of online learning and without systematization.

An effective online learning environment is an essential element for learners to access lessons, presentations, training programs, courses, lectures, tests. One such environment is AI-based Learning Management Systems. In many international corporations, online educational institutions the specialists' preparation is already unthinkable without an LMS.

However, there are standard LMSs that don’t use Artificial Intelligence in their processes, as it requires a lot of manual labor to show high results in employee or student learning. Standard LMSs are always working with the help of a manager while AI-based LMSs can reduce the need for such specialists to a minimum. No wonder startups with AI are given money 40% more from investors than startups without AI.

With a functional AI-based and user-friendly Learning Management System, any business can productively solve some tasks. AI-based Learning Management Systems:

  • Establish a process of learning management. The trainer gets an opportunity to assign tasks, whole courses, tests, homework to trainees, control time of studying materials, and fulfillment of tasks by trainees, assess the level of competence. At the same time, the tutor does not spend time on formal tasks but focuses on the profile type of activity. AI-based Learning Management Systems record the time spent on the tasks themselves. The dynamics of development (progress) can also be determined by Artificial Intelligence.
  • Reduce the time of the information explanation.
  • Facilitate the adaptation to a new team. It often happens that a specialist has a high level of general training in some fields but is not ready to work immediately following the new standards of a particular company. With a high-quality AI-based LMS, integration with the company's tasks and system of values is as painless as possible.
  • Remove the territorial scope for training. With the help of an LMS, it is possible to train employees anywhere. It is very important when businesses have several offices all over the world.

Practice shows AI-based Learning Management Systems have more positive feedback from business owners, employees, and students than LMSs without AI. This is because Artificial Intelligence helps to systematize an approach to a person's learning, ease it, make it personalized, and analyze statistics. All these possibilities of AI positively affect the overall LMS productivity in the field of employee and student training.

7 Real Applications Of AI In LMSs We Tested

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are closely linked. AI-based Learning Management Systems use algorithms to predict the user's next steps. This requires experience. The system learns the user's behavior and then enables personalized utilization of learning material. This offers the learners and also the teachers numerous advantages.

1. More Personalized eLearning Content

First of all, the AI-based Learning Management System analyzes a learner's previous learning content and provides new material according to it. The algorithm understands if there were previous weaknesses in topic understanding by the student and according to this information edits future courses and tasks.

Moreover, the AI-based system can recognize that the learner has much more knowledge than the task needs and can automatically skip tasks to adapt the course to the learner's knowledge level. AI significantly increases the quality of a user's learning and makes it more effective and faster thanks to the personalized approach to each student.

2. Better Allocation Of Resources

If we think about the allocation of resources, AI-based Learning Management Systems offer two advantages at once. On the one hand, they provide targeted learning content that helps learners progress and achieve their learning goals more quickly. On the other hand, the Artificial Intelligence approach also brings the company a resource advantage because the targeted allocation of learning content saves time in the form of training hours for employees.

It also can simplify and automate the time-consuming field of analysis. AI can provide all the necessary information and data to illustrate the learning success of employees. Previously, there was a lot of manual labor involved in employee training.

3. Curriculum Automation

Most Learning Management Systems today involve human labor. Online courses and modules are created independently by the people in charge. The developed courses are manually placed in the LMS and then edited. People that create courses and learning plans with a standard LMS could instead do other work, for example, student or employee consultations.

In the future, this time-consuming work will be eliminated as AI allows the Learning Management System itself to develop training modules and even entire training plans on its own. AI changes a lot every year, which contributes to its increasing range of responsibilities. When Artificial Intelligence will be able to create training modules and training plans, all that will be needed on the human side is to determine the level of knowledge that employees should achieve. Right now, some Learning Management Systems create personalized courses using Artificial Intelligence. LMS automation cannot be avoided.

4. Improvement Of The eLearning ROI

Any business owner is wondering about the Return On Investment. AI-based eLearning systems will save training hours by delivering only personalized and relevant learning content to employees or students. Every hour fewer employees spend on eLearning (for the same learning outcome) is a productive hour for the company. The profit margin for companies increases and the cost of the eLearning system is recovered faster than anybody thinks. All thanks to the targeted delivery of learning content through Machine Learning. Moreover, personalized knowledge that employees get then transforms into profit for the company.

5. Real-Time Assistance

Artificial Intelligence can greatly simplify the learning process. It is capable of instantly providing the learners with an answer to their questions. This greatly saves the learners time and optimizes the learning process. For example, all people have different lifestyles, and some people study at night. At this time there is no possibility to get an answer to the question from the teacher, but Artificial Intelligence can help, for example, special chatbots. They not only increase the quality and speed of learning of employees and students but also increase the amount of positive feedback on the learning process.

6. Automated Knowledge Checks

Thanks to AI, no one has to keep track of employees, send reminders about learning debts or the need to resume training. Everything happens automatically, the results are checked by Artificial Intelligence. The learning process is fully automated thanks to AI. AI eases the whole learning process and makes it more accurate.

7. Improved Learner Motivation

What do you think is more motivating: a standard eLearning course or a separate personalized learning course? Naturally, a personalized course is more appealing to a person because it only teaches what is relevant to the person. Moreover, with a personalized course, the learner feels that they are being taken seriously. This automatically increases motivation because the learner feels special. Being able to learn course content at a comfortable pace also gives many students extra motivation. Thanks to the capabilities of AI, in the future each student will have their own "artificial mentor."


AI-based LMSs are an important element of a successful company that cares about its employees’ development and therefore, about the development of the whole company. Learning Management Systems can be one of the key elements of HRIS/HRM-systems, separate software, or a part of the database on the company’s intranet.

A system that allows employees to learn internally online is an important step toward increasing employee retention and engagement. No one wants to stay in place. Most employees in today's companies want to develop and grow as professionals. Therefore, every employer, if they really want to retain employees and attract the best talent, should make sure that in-house and remote staff have the opportunity to learn.

Now it is clear why an AI-based LMS is more valuable than an LMS without AI. ML data analysis and AI chatbots are the easiest and most common way of AI utilization in an LMS. Artificial Intelligence with the appropriate utilization can do wonders in eLearning, however, it may take some time.