The nature of work is changing. The past few months have upended the traditional workforce, transitioning employees to remote work, forcing essential workers to take extra precautions and leaving millions more unemployed. The work-from-home model, which has been expanded in the past months, demonstrates the ability of technology to not only help the workforce adapt, but also to help it improve. While it may have been a pandemic that finally pushed companies into adopting virtual communication tools, the technology that makes this possible has been growing for years. The question is: now that the world has seen the advantages of remote work, will it become a mainstay?
Much of the attention in this area has focused on virtual meeting platforms, allowing users to talk face-to-face from their homes. However, another form of software has the ability to become a staple of remote work – the learning management system.
A learning Management System (LMS) offers businesses the tools they need to train their employees and to provide information digitally. Text, video, interactive presentations, quizzes, and progress reports are just some of the elements of these programs that create an efficient educational process.
Digital learning platforms offer numerous advantages over in person training, the foremost being a lower cost. According to research from the Association of Test Development, the average organization with fewer than 500 employees could cut per employee training costs by almost 95% by switching to an LMS – a fact that is especially important as many firms seek to cut costs due to economic uncertainty.
Providing users with access to the training system remotely has clear public health benefits under current circumstances, and it can improve efficiency as well. Remote learning gives users more flexibility to complete their courses when is most convenient for them, and at a pace that caters to their own needs.
The digital format allows for a far more organized training process, with employers able to access relevant documents stored in one location. The convenience of this method makes training an ongoing process, helping employees keep up to date on compliance with regulations and accreditations. Furthermore, LMS programs are more easily customizable than in person training procedures run by HR managers or outsourced training and can be continuously revisited and improved without
OpenEyes recognizes that the online learning is a growing industry. In 2019, corporate eLearning trends from a major LMS platform indicated that the LMS market would grow from what was at the time a $9.2 billion industry to $22.4 billion by 2023.
The OpenEyes LMS is designed to make the learning process effective for both students and instructors. Accessibility is a central aspect of the program, meaning students can complete courses at any time or place. Reporting and dashboards make it easy for students to track their progress and receive feedback. Gamification allows for a course that is more efficient and more engaging for users. Both students and instructors benefit from a student evaluation system based on attendance and assessment performance, making it fair to students and easy to use for instructors.
The focus on adaptability gives organizations the ability to customize courses to fit their specific needs. Content editing is made easy through drag-and-drop learning materials and inclusion of company branding. Branches and Single Sign On (SSO) allow the OpenEyes LMS to conveniently fit into an organization’s existing enterprise. And Instructors can quickly and easily modify content, constantly improving the learning process.
The nature of work is changing, and so is the way we learn. OpenEyes is empowering organizational readiness and resilience by powering employee and customer education with our highly regarded Learning Management System. For more information about how OpenEyes can help your firm, contact us at Info@TheOpenEyes.com.