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Learning Management Systems

What is a Learning (Content) Management System?

Learning Management Systems are one of the most important technological advancements in the educational field. An LMS is a software program or application that organizes and keeps track of educational materials such as a course or training program, specifically in an online learning environment. It is often compared with a Course Management System. However, while a Course Management System focuses specifically on online course materials and a student's progress in connection with them, a Learning Management System encompasses a broader aspect of the educational experience, providing a more in-depth resource, both for the teacher and for the student. CourseWebs is technically a Learning Content Management System (LCMS) because it includes a built in content authoring tool. You can also use content created with almost any other authoring tool, including SCORM courses.

Features of a Quality Learning Management System include:

  • Online registration and payment for courses.
  • Outline building tools.
  • Content delivery and multimedia capabilities in a variety of formats, including support for audio and video, .pdf files, and PowerPoint presentations. 
  • Online tests and exams. 
  • Customizable, downloadable, automatically emailed certificates for course completion.

There are a number of benefits to using a Learning Management System. It's user-friendly, easy to set up and easy to use, both for professors and students. It's also flexible, allowing for customization and personalization of the different tools and apps, which lets a professor build their course curriculum according to their individual needs and teaching style.

One frequently cited drawback to online education is its isolation. A student sitting at home in front of their computer misses out on the interaction and collaboration, not just with the professor, but with the other students, that's important to many people's learning processes. To remedy this, often an LMS will feature discussion forums that allow students to ask questions, get feedback, form study groups, and even work on projects together.

A Learning Management System is an invaluable resource in online education. It provides all the benefits of a classroom, combined with the connectivity of online education, and the comfort of studying at home (or anywhere else). And more importantly, it helps teachers and students to create their own dynamic for learning and communication that best suits both of them. An LMS is a great and cost-effective investment for any online educational institution.

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At CourseWebs, we help deliver e-learning the way it was intended. With a rich feature set and multiple applications for any learning environment, our learning management software is assisting hundreds of schools and companies in making online education simple and effective.

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