Reasons Why All Universities Should Look For LMS-Based Alternatives

Why Universities Should Use An LMS
Irina Strelnikova/
Summary: The pandemic has altered things for good. It's unlikely that traditional classrooms will continue on like usual anytime soon in the near future. So, it's about time we discard the notion of eLearning as a luxury and embrace it as a necessity.

Why Universities Should Use An LMS

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional ways of learning have become useless, it is time universities switch to an LMS. An LMS or Learning Management System is a specially designed system that helps deliver a course via an interactive medium of videos and images. It can also be helpful for keeping track and measuring the progress of each individual. The traditional ways of learning are not applicable during this pandemic, and hence the new model is the online learning methodology. An LMS has a great collection of features to help you transition to online learning.

Universities should accept it because they will find it very useful, and by "they" I mean the stakeholders, teachers—everyone. Everyone will benefit from an LMS by collaborating visions or goals and objectives. They can easily collect data to study and plan their goals and see results. It is also an effective mode of education and will help teachers and students get connected, delivering better results in the long run. Other real-world challenges like long enrollment lines or providing study material to everyone can be easily solved with an LMS. Thus in this article, we shall look into some of the best reasons why universities should accept an LMS and streamline their whole process.

Enrollment And Onboarding

The complicated process of enrollment and onboarding can be made easier via an LMS and some of the most common problems can be solved with it.

  • Flexibility
    An LMS offers flexibility and highly customizable solutions to onboard new users, providing them with study material on demand. They will be able to access the material from anywhere they want.
  • Interactive learning
    With advanced technologies, like Virtual or Augmented Reality, an LMS, as a way of education, can incorporate the benefits of them all and provide an immersive learning experience for all. This will help boost engagement and motivate learners and improve the retentivity of the learners.
  • Seamless integration
    LMS integration will provide seamless User Experience and deliver efficient learning content by providing a global single sign-in session for all learners. It will take care of the security part and you don't need to worry about it.
  • Student development
    Universities can efficiently manage and track their students' performance with an LMS and view the results on a daily or monthly basis. It will reduce much of the manual labor and be cost-efficient.

Performance Enhancement

An LMS can be used to improve the overall performance of the students and help them succeed too. Some of the key features are:

  • Assessment
    An LMS has built-in tools to help you plan and create various kinds of assessments (e.g., quizzes, games, plain assignments). They have tools to help keep track of a student's performance.
  • Assignments
    Assignments include images, videos, and other interactive features, which can make students feel more connected and engaged with the course. They can also access all assignments with the attachment files from anywhere on the web. This keeps the process simple and smooth.
  • Resources
    An LMS provides access to resources and course information, like course videos, quizzes, tools, and surveys, anytime, anyplace. This allows students to study on their terms and at their own pace.
  • Test and quizzes
    Instructors can create assessments and interactive quizzes that students will love to take.

Learning Pathways

An LMS can be used to create personalized pathways for the learners which will cater to their individual learning style and help them feel connected with the course and help them achieve their goals. Personalized learning has proven to be very effective as a method of learning. They also help to track the results and performance of the learners. A personalized learning pathway will help them feel more connected on an individual level, which will keep them engaged and motivated to complete the course. Statistically, it has been found that more people complete courses if they feel an emotional and personal attachment to a course. Social learning and peer-to-peer interaction also help improve the retentivity and performance of the learners.

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