6 Ways in which an LMS is central to an effective e-learning strategy
The negative aspects of the pandemic are unquestionable. However, we now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make things better: to design an improved education system. The only thing to keep in mind is that the mere presence of edtech in schools doesn’t guarantee anything. The real indicator of successful outcomes is how schools use edtech.
A learning management system (LMS) is one of the most comprehensive edtech solutions that educational institutions can rely on when creating a future-proof educational strategy. Here’s how:
Centralize all learning resources
Educators use the school LMS as a central repository for learning materials. Each teacher can upload, update, and reuse any digital file type (text, audio, video, graphic, weblink, etc.) in their lessons. These resources can be shared with other teachers within the same school or the school district as a bonus.
Increase student engagement
Students have different learning needs, but they learn better when they’re interested in a particular topic. Teachers can include diverse learning materials in their online lessons and make learning more interactive with collaboration tools. They can also include gamified elements, such as points, badges, and leaderboards.
Provide personalized recommendations
Student progress is unique to each individual, but there are many students and so little time. An LMS can ease teacher workload through automation. For example, a teacher can receive a notification when a student struggles with a particular concept in a lesson and intervene with extra resources or guidance.
Provide more accurate evaluations
Assessing student knowledge is one of the most time-consuming tasks for a teacher. That’s why educators can create many assessment types in an LMS, not just quizzes. Teachers can even differentiate assignments for each student. All of this, coupled with a clear picture of a student’s progress, makes the evaluation process far more accurate.
Centralize all student data
An LMS gathers student data, and it can even incorporate information from third-party tools. Having all student data in one place offers a bird’s-eye view of the students’ overall performance. Teachers and school leaders can make more informed decisions regarding individual students and the entire school.
Extend learning beyond the classroom
With an internet connection and a device, teachers and students engage in regular activities, almost just as they would in the physical classroom. Whether this is an independent decision or mandated by the government, having access to an LMS as a distance learning platform ensures learning continuity. Learning doesn’t have to be confined within the four walls of the classroom.
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