Have you ever wondered why it is so popular to create educational platforms now? The answer is simple! It's incredibly convenient.
What is needed to use such systems? Just to have a computer, tablet or even enough mobile phone. Most of them have Android and IOS versions or are responsive on all devices. An internet connection is required.
The remote learning management system (LMS ) has many advantages. It can provide:
- video lessons
- online literature
- interactive courses
- attendance tracking tools.
Such systems are aimed at providing educational services. It could be:
- courses for students
- training materials for companies
- advanced training courses for medical staff or even academics
These systems should provide communication solutions such as email, file sharing, various types of video communications, participation in teleconferences, etc.
Let's look at EDX Platform. It's a system of open online courses. To join the training program it is enough to register and choose the desired training direction. At the end of the educational program, the student waits for a pleasant bonus - a certificate of completion.
Easy, user-friendly interface, an abundance of learning material in almost any field of science, technology, linguistics - all this can be obtained from anywhere in the world. The advantage of such a system is a single database of e-learning courses and materials.
Despite its openness and accessibility - it is a commercial project. Subscriptions and most courses are paid for. The main business purpose of the LMS - to attract as many students as possible to take online training.
Several rules for the creation of the learning management system:
1. No difficulties in using
It should have a clear interface, be easy for the students to find the right information while operating and for the teacher to download the training materials.
2. Clear reporting and evaluation system
Reports help the administrator or educator to monitor students' progress, track trends in learning programs, correct deficiencies in materials, and set up attendance analytics.
Time is of great value. The choice of the learning system by both student and teacher will be based on the management of the learning process.
Students will be able to register on their own, choose study areas, automatically add to courses and receive a certificate of completion.
Teachers will be able to track students' success and contribute teaching materials with a few mouse clicks.
The LMS will send reports and notifications automatically.