Opting for an LMS is to allow you to manage your courses and your learners.
It also means extending your learning methods and offering an enhanced learning experience.
What are the different learning modes of an LMS and what do they allow you to do? This article explains the learning modalities and the personalized training they allow.
Presentation of the LMS
An LMS (or Learning Management System) is a learning platform that allows you to organize, manage and evaluate your learners' training.
The manager can thus propose, allocate training courses or validate those of your learners. He can also create groups by position and department.
At the end of the training, he will be able to deliver certifications and legal documents.
The LMS offers a global vision of your training courses and tools for different learning experiences for training organisations and companies.
In addition, some more complete LMSs can manage your training entirely E-learning, entirely face-to-face or both, which is commonly called "blended" training.
The different learning modes of a learning management system
E-learning does not require travel to get to the training and does not impose timetables. It is therefore asynchronous learning. E-learning allows your learner to learn at his or her own pace, according to his or her availability and motivation.
1. Mobile learning
This flexible learning can also be done from your smartphone.
Some LMSs such as Rise Up have a mobile application: your training courses can be downloaded to your mobile to be viewed offline.
Thus, this online training makes it possible to create a learning experience that is specific to each individual. Each learner can divide his training according to his schedule and his profile, his way of studying. These choices allow for less sudden, more deliberate and therefore more effective learning.
Learners do not always have the motivation to attend training courses. Digital learning helps to encourage your learners' commitment.
By making your training courses fun, your learners no longer feel that learning is a burden but a pleasure. Integrating games and giving rewards are simple solutions to motivate your learners.
The different stages of your training can be made up of quizzes, videos, interactive documents, etc. Interactive learning allows you to colour and vary the learning tools. Alternating your pedagogical formats stimulates your learners' commitment.
3. virtual classroom
Both e-learning and the virtual classroom are distance learning, but the former is asynchronous while the latter is synchronous.
The virtual classroom imposes a schedule, but allows home training. It is a synchronous distance training. It also offers an exchange between your learners and the instructor or between your learners themselves.
The virtual classroom can be useful for applying and testing the knowledge learned during e-learning. It is also a way to get your learners to interact and answer any questions they may have.
4. Social learning
Some LMSs such as Rise Up also make social learning possible through spaces dedicated to interaction and sharing between learners.
Rise Up offers the "community space". In the form of a forum, this space allows for the creation of groups of learners. This way you can group learners from the same course, company, department or even around the same theme.
Despite asynchronous training, thanks to your community space, your learners can communicate, help each other and give their opinion on a training course. This is called asynchronous distance learning.
It is also possible on Rise Up, for example, to view users online in order to chat with them live. Your learners can help each other, but they can also help you to improve your courses through deliberate feedback.
After a training delivery, you can also ask your learners to complete a hot and/or cold survey. This allows you to get feedback to improve your training courses.
6. Blended Learning
For learners unfamiliar with digital learning, face-to-face, synchronous face-to-face, seminars and conferences seem more appropriate.
In addition, face-to-face learning allows your trainer to see the reaction of his learners. It also allows for informal exchanges that are not possible with distance learning.
An LMS that manages both face-to-face and e-learning allows an overview of blended learning.
This overview makes it easier to evaluate and improve your training systems, not to mention the time saved on administrative tasks: attendance sheets, invitations, and evaluations related to classroom learning, which are now managed from the platform.
E-learning allows for fewer constraints (schedules, travel) and new types of digital interactions.
Presential teaching favours meetings with learners and direct exchanges: motivational factors.
Blended learning combines the advantages of digital learning with those of face-to-face learning: meetings with learners, direct exchanges: motivational factors. Blended learning allows your learners to learn more flexibly without you neglecting the human contact with them. It also allows you to put your learners into situations (virtual or face-to-face).
Thus blended learning allows a complete training that varies the learning modalities and pedagogical resources. This allows you to motivate your learners, make your training more accessible and anchor their learning.
Several learning modalities to better adapt to your target and your pedagogical objectives
Proposing different learning modalities also means being able to adapt more. The LMS makes it possible to create a training course that meets the needs according to the target audience and the pedagogical objectives of the training.
1.The training must be adapted to your target
The training must first of all be adapted to your target.
If the learners are digitally trained or not, practice a manual trade or not, the training will be different.
For learners with little digital awareness, face-to-face solutions without digital learning should be preferred.
If your learners are digitally literate, you need to consider whether or not there is a need for practical cases, applications, face-to-face sessions or virtual classes.
One possible solution is to offer E-learning sessions so that learners master the theory. In a face-to-face session, the facilitator can then apply the knowledge learned and give additional advice.
It is also a question of adapting to the time your target audience has available for training. You can opt for short but regular sessions whose iteration allows for better learning than intensive training.
Moreover, you also need to adapt to the type of profession of your learners. Learners working in the service or digital sectors are often more familiar with e-learning than learners working in industry.
2. Adapt your training according to your pedagogical objectives
The LMS also makes it possible to adapt the training to the pedagogical objectives.
It is a question of thinking up the best training courses to enable your learners to learn different skills or know-how.
For example, for welding training, most face-to-face training seems indispensable. It is important that your learner observe, practice and be advised.
On the contrary, digital marketing training does not necessarily require a face-to-face session. These are choices that you can make according to your target and your objectives.
Sometimes you may want to train your learners on new regulations. Certifications are only obtained if your training follows a precise set of specifications. The multiple learning methods of the LMS will enable you to meet these specifications.
The large number of tools and different learning modalities will allow you to offer a solution adapted to your objectives and the regulations.
In short, an LMS offers different learning modalities that allow easier, more flexible access to learning. They also reduce costs and constraints.
Thanks to your LMS platform, the alternation of learning tools and gamification, you can stimulate the commitment of your learners. In addition, it also enables social learning, a collaborative learning process for your learners.
Combining the different learning modalities allows you to offer more complete training by varying synchronous and asynchronous learning.
The training LMS makes it possible to better adapt to your target audience (its motivations, its availability) and to the pedagogical objectives of your training.