Learning Management System (LMS ) is a platform or software application designed to integrate learning resources, manage, manage, and distribute educational and informational materials, and generate analytics and reporting.
Its main goal is to replace isolated and disparate training programs with systematic methods for assessing and improving competence and performance levels across the organization.
The term “Distance Learning System (LMS)” is also common as the Learning Management System is mainly used for distance learning or distance learning support. Nevertheless, the functionality of the system makes it possible to effectively manage programs implemented both remotely and in a mixed format 1 .
In addition, modern learning management systems can be complemented by other technologies, such as a training management system ( training management system, TMS ), when the learning is managed under the guidance of a teacher, and a learning record store (LRS ), a system that tracks all user actions: the video file opens, pauses, rewind the video to the end, re-watch the video clip, open the test, answer the test question correctly or incorrectly, etc.
Depending on the placement of the data, the platforms are divided into stationary, which are installed on the organization’s servers, and online, storing that information in the cloud. The online platform allows you to start courses quickly, which saves time and money: you don’t have to have a server to install software, pay specialists to set it up and wait for everything to work. The server-side platform requires a lot of resources to maintain, but the company’s data goes no further.
Depending on the tasks to be solved, platforms can be universal or highly specialized. Universal tools provide a standard set of tools for businesses in every industry, specialized tools allow you to make finer settings.
Features of an LMS in a learner centered system:
► placement of electronic educational content developed in various formats;
► register students, collect data and monitor the progress of the training;
► differentiation of levels of access to educational materials;
► mastery of the learning process, including the chronology of the student’s actions and mastery of the execution of tasks;
► interaction and communication of participants in the learning process;
► creation of new electronic educational content, as well as evaluation of the effectiveness of training.
Global examples of learning management
eLeaP LMS platform with the ability to support multiple channels for different types of users: resellers, dealers, internal employees and external students, etc. Support for multiple learning portals, types of authorizations, an implemented administration network, integration with CRM (automated management system for customer interaction).
|► Comprehensive reporting|
with the ability to create
your own reports;
► certificate management;
► support for SCORM, xAPI;
► catalog of courses;
► drawing up registration rules;
► MOOC constructor;
|► the possibility to train|
► course shop;
► the ability
to link multiple domains;
► access rights.
Standards for content creation and integration in LMS 3
► AICC ( Aviation Industry CBT Committee ) is the first ever e-learning standard. A more modern version of it is the SCORM standard.
► SCORM ( Shareable Content Object Reference Model ) is a collection of specifications and standards developed for distance learning systems. It contains requirements for the organization of educational materials and the whole system of distance learning. With SCORM you can guarantee the compatibility of components and the possibility of reuse: educational materials are represented by individual small blocks that can be included in different training programs and are used by the distance learning system, regardless of who, where and with what resources they were created .
► xAPI ( tin can API, experience API ) is a next-generation standard that is a specification for distance learning programs that allows learning systems to communicate with each other by tracking and recording a variety of learning sessions. Information about learning activities is stored in a special database – the learning record store LRS ( learning record store ).
► LTI ( learning tools interoperability ) allows you to embed an external service directly into an electronic course on the learning management system side, eliminating the need for multiple authorizations and working in different interfaces.