There is an abundance of Learning Management Systems in the market today. They have virtually taken over the training programs especially in the wake of a pandemic, where it has become increasingly difficult to hold training sessions in person. 90% of the countries adopted the online learning process during this trying time. Also, the virtual classes were projected to rise to $300m in revenue in 2020 due to augmented and virtual reality improvements.
Now the question arises for learning Management System specialists, what features should be included to make modern learning management systems effective and successful like TalentLMS.
Following are a few features that are common among the best LMS for WordPress learning platforms –
1. Easy and interactive interface–
The interface of the LMS should be easy for the user to follow as well as interactive enough to take the information we need and at the same time help them easily navigate and find the information they need. This works with being simple and minimizing the clicks because of the inherent time crunch.
2. Attractive Interface-
Attractive designs in harmonious colors work best for the interface and attract the learner and motivate them to further their agenda of learning
3. Easier navigation-
Easier interface navigation also stimulates the learner towards the learning offered by the trainer. It also saves time for the learner if the navigation is simple and prompt.
4. Offer personalization-
Learners are attracted to the learning management systems that can offer personalization such as customizing the interface using colors, themes, and images and making it their own. Further, the trainers can instill team spirit and team cohesion by assigning the same color or theme or a combination of both to personalize the interface.
5. Make reporting practical and effective-
The reports that are generated by the learning management systems are used by the learners to track their performance and by trainers to track the course content and progress of their students. The same reports are used by the managers as well as administrators. All the interested parties should have the option to select the required amount of information by choosing relevant fields and the frequency of report generation can be further used for personalized reports for all interested parties.
6. Performance participation and completion rates-
The different avenues of performance, such as participation performance, which is the level of participation of a single trainee in a lesson, and the completion times of the different trainees for a single activity, should also be measured to make the reports more comprehensive and holistic.
7. Mobile integration
The trainees should have an option to access the lesson on their choice of gadget. This ease and option of access make trainees feel more included as their trainer cares enough to think of their ease. Also, in case, one of the gadgets might be otherwise engaged or indisposed due to malfunction. For these reasons it is advised that the learning management systems should be mobile integrated.
8. Using virtual training techniques-
The use of immersive virtual training techniques such as AR/VR, gamification, interactive story-based learning, scenario-based learning, branching scenarios, etc. to increase trainee participation can be integrated into learning.
9. Focus on retention curve-
By supporting self-directed and continuous learning, the forgetting curve can be kept off by focussing on the retention curve of the trainees.
10. Multi-level training and aids for different learners-
In the lesson plan or training, there must be an opportunity for the trainees for collaborative as well as experiential learning, rather than focussing only on traditional training, this makes learning holistic.
11. Consider the mental state
In these trying times of pandemic, the state of mind of the learners, as well as trainers, should be kept in mind. Stress alleviating games or activities can also be included in the module for better and effective training.
The inclusion of the above-mentioned features smartly in a learning management system can result in successful training and successful implementation of your LMS.