Why Use LMS in Colleges?
Using LMS in colleges is a common trend. Educational institutions for a higher degree have either started utilizing an open-source LMS such as: Moodle or Sakai or have developed an in-house LMS to offer online courses.
Colleges are implementing LMS because of a number of reasons:
· Improved knowledge flow across the organization
· Reduced administrative costs
· Higher interaction and connection amongst students and with the institution
· Better decision making through instant analysis of student progress levels
· Secure storage of data in the cloud
LMS is Cloud-based and thus can be used safely from anywhere across the world that has internet connectivity. Colleges, schools, and universities are widely acquiring and implementing this system to conduct classes for students who are willing to learn but are unable to travel long distances to seek admission. Most importantly, the LMS platform propagates ‘learning with convenience’. Anyone can choose to do a course regardless of their current employment situation.
LMS promotes both formal and informal learning. Formal learning takes place within the campus premises while informal learning occurs through constant interaction between students and teachers and by sharing of relevant study related resources on social media on a timely basis.
Both formal and informal learning are a part of the overall knowledge process. LMS enables you to stay updated and provide an improved educational atmosphere to students. Such an online web platform can also be used to organize a series of training sessions to enhance leadership qualities of your organization’s staff as well as augment the skill set of instructors to conduct the courses better.
Advantages of using LMS:
Facilitates Exchange of Knowledge in Real Time
A person wishing to earn a degree or diploma in his or her respective field can do so via an online Learning Management System through quick display and downloading of important materials and video clips, amongst others.
Consolidates Learning Materials into One System
It will be simpler for you to see and review a range of status reports on individual classes, student grades, etc. rather than search through paper files to manually view the reports.
Reduce Educational and Administrative Costs
LMS is ideal for students who come from a humble background. It lets you attend classes without accumulating on travel and accommodation costs. Moreover, students can get instant access to e-books browsing through the internet and notes that is uploaded on the college website. College authorities can save administrative costs on the maintenance of a building to physically organize classes and arranging for onsite campus facilities (library, playground, canteen, etc.) for the students.