Technological advancements have made it possible for organizations to develop and implement sophisticated systems that help make the e-learning process more accessible and convenient for users.
Learning Management Systems (LMS) have gained popularity over the past few years due to their inventiveness, versatility, and the options it provides to organize content and boost the training process.
First and foremost, organizations must have a clear idea of their aims and goals before implementing LMS. Many organizations have started to integrate LMS’ to enhance their workflow. Still, there are a few pitfalls associated with LMS that one must consider before implementing it.
Adding a Lot of Textual Information
Excess textual material on your LMS may result in information overload for the learners and waste a lot of time for the organizations. For this reason, the information provided on the system should be precise and accurate. Cross-referencing must be done to ensure all data is exact and is coupled with visuals to help learners better understand the information displayed.
Not Aligning The Implementation Process with your Goals
Before rushing into the implementation process, it is crucial to narrow down and know your organization’s requirements and who your audience is.
Whether you want to update existing systems or put an entirely new foundation in place, it is essential to identify the gaps to know what needs to be done to fill them in.
Inefficient Planning Before Implementation
Planning is crucial for every business decision. Failing to plan properly beforehand, such as adding or removing features, flexibility in control, and profit generation, will most likely lead to the system shutting down before it can even launch. Planning for each step of the process should be deliberate and calculated.
Using Complex LMS Systems
The system should be designed in a way that is easy for a learner to navigate through. Many people back out from using unfamiliar software because they are too complicated to use. A user-friendly GUI, such as appropriate use of whitespace, no harsh color schemes, organized layout of information, should be considered before designing an LMS.
No Follow-Up with Users
After the system’s launch, the end-users must always be reached out for feedback. Their input can be used to improve any segments the end-users may not like. Many organizations such as Microsoft have ‘Beta Programs’ for their apps, allowing users to use their applications and essentially ‘test’ them out and provide feedback to the developers on the features.
With the ongoing digitization of the world, there will always be newer technologies to develop, use, and invest in.
For a process to be dynamic and user-friendly, the system needs to be adaptable and flexible enough to keep up with those developments that provide the user with the right tools to help with the learning process.