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How Learning Management Systems Were Popularized During the Pandemic

09 November 2020 08:30, UTC
Denis Goncharenko
Online education was mostly considered something secondary, more like an add-on to full-time education systems. Well, until recent times. However, the paradigm began to change at the end of the last century, with the development of learning management systems (LMS). Now LMS are becoming more common in the educational process.

Over the past year, most educational processes, especially corporate ones, have switched to remote options. The sudden emergence of coronavirus has accelerated the adaptation of online education: in order to reduce risks and costs, companies transfer everything to digital, establishing a virtual learning environment (VLE). The companies that had been familiar with learning management systems before, were able to adapt faster. Those entities that found themselves in such a situation for the first time, inevitably encounter an organizational problem as they are not familiar with the LMS and thus are forced to search for solutions by trial and error.

Benefits of the learning management systems: Teachbase case study

Any company can start developing its own system, but will it cope in the shortest possible time? Moreover, there are complex solutions on the market already, and these can be deployed at any corporate level — Teachbase can be attributed to such a virtual environment.

Teachbase has been developing in the online education field since 2009; since 2010 the company has turned to the corporate segment. Not surprisingly, after ten years on the market, a team behind the project can offer a high-quality product for almost any educational challenge. Teachbase considers the needs of the client and the scale of the company: there are five tariff packages to choose from. A trial version is also a good option to start: users can experience the virtual environment benefits and make conclusions.

A user-friendly interface is the priority in the development of Teachbase LMS. It is intuitive, clear, updated over the years in accordance with the customer feedback; this interface allows users to assemble a training course as a constructor and launch it in just a few clicks. Such approach helps users to master the platform as quickly as possible and proceed with their work, and this is essential for those who are just getting used to online learning.

Teachbase provides even more benefits for experienced LMS users. These include a well-thought-out accounts structure, with its own level of access and roles for each one. This hierarchy helps in managing the training of a large corporation with several thousand employees. The second benefit is the standardization of data and the option to transfer it from other platforms. The LMS industry has widely adapted SCORM standards (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) which allow users to port educational data from one system to another. Teachbase supports this model of standards and specifications. Moreover, the company provides services in transferring educational materials and courses for each new client.

In addition to the user convenience, the Teachbase LMS provides high-quality analytics,which helps to manage the learning process, examine the results, draw conclusions while the system generates visual reports that anyone can understand.

Peculiarities of LMS: there are even more

If the implementation of standard learning processes is not enough, the learning management system can facilitate the work of managers greatly, also giving scope for creativity in the field of education. For example, Teachbase has a possibility to introduce customizable learning paths and gamification making the learning process gripping and motivating, which is going to increase students’ engagement and produce an outcome with better results.

Modern LMS offer not just “boxed versions” of their products, but rather are aimed at personalized customer experience. Thus, Teachbase offers many additional services: the development of an educational system or a special educational portal on a turnkey basis, embedment of the system into a corporate platform, integration with various services. Besides, it also provides an open API for those who want to customize the product on their own.

One more thing: Teachbase created its own content base, accumulated over the years of the market presence. Such a solution is perfect for fast-growing companies that haven’t got clear standards for employees yet, or for companies that want to diversify and complement the training process, but do not have enough resources for development. Teachbase provides access to courses for almost any sphere. The company also provides complex solutions for recruiters, retailers and medical companies.

Just to wrap up: LMS started as narrowly focused solutions and evolved into full-fledged plug-and-play products. However, they can also provide additional services and customize their own developments. It all depends solely on the demands of the customer. It is due to the global trend of services in a “single window” mode, where each company can purchase a useful customizable product; it only needs to formulate its needs clearly.