Online training has been widely adopted by the corporate sector with excellent results, even prior to Covid, and its use has only expanded since. However, incorporating technology seamlessly is important in order to guarantee success.
Regardless of industry, remaining up-to-date with available technology will help ensure business performance. In terms of training, releasing staff for in person sessions is expensive and often disruptive to operations. Creating an online learning academy allows employees to train within their work environment, ensuring little or no disruption to the business. It also allows them to train at their own pace. E-learning offers the added benefit of allowing managers to expand the range of training courses on offer and to respond to new training demands more effectively.
A learning management system, or LMS, is a software system that facilitates the delivery of online training courses, monitors training activity and progress, communicates important business messages, as well as creates a platform for additional learning material, such as articles, videos, podcasts, and certificates. It can also incorporate forums and chat rooms where learners can discuss their training experience with peers and ask for additional information or explanations.
Simplistic LMS design allow training content to be easy to navigate, directing the learner to their training fast and efficiently. It also needs to share relevant course information, such as qualification details, NQF level, credits, module durations and assessment requirements. An LMS also provides training managers with the tools to access and report on training activity and performance. They can also schedule webinars, deadlines and other important dates.
At FUEL, data collection, analysis and reporting are an essential focus of its LMS. We use various standard systems that guide the development of an LMS. SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) is an important example of a collection standards, which has become a near-universal requirement. It ensures that each LMS conforms to industry best practices, such as recording module duration, assessment results, learner actions and more. This enables management to get full insight into learners’ activity and performance, which can be used to troubleshoot issues such as LMS adoption, learner engagement and training gaps.
FUEL’s LMS is fully aligned to industry best practices and adapts to the unique user requirements of our learners, such as those who have not had the benefit of digital technology in their daily lives. Other learners might not be familiar with training outside of a classroom. As such, we create a guided e-Learning experience and expertly streamline the process, designing training content that is genuinely aligned with the required skills training and digital and functional literacy levels.
Many of our training academies are located across Africa where there are varied levels of digital literacy. This is where our learning academy management service has been vital to the success of these programmes. We assist with the administration of these academies and provide full technical support through our call centre and network of field operatives. FUEL is a full-service e-learning solutions provider, not just an LMS.