The Art And Science Of Selecting The Perfect Visuals For Your Open Online Courses

In 1913, a newspaper in Ohio carried an advertisement for the Piqua Auto Supply House of Piqua using only words, not images, to invite prospective customers to see its products in their store. The caption to the ad said “One Look Is Worth A Thousand Words,”, thus inspiring the idiom – A picture is worth a thousand words. While this story may or may not be true, one cannot deny the truth in the adage.

Today, we have come to accept “a picture is worth a thousand words” as an undeniable truth because of the ability of a picture to convey so much meaning with minimum explanation. Clipsarts, gifs, charts, graphs,  vectors and other forms of image and video are considered extremely effective to convey ideas where words run the risk of falling short. Long paragraphs can be condensed, difficult concepts can be reshaped and new ideas can be visually communicated with the help of simple images and visuals. Visuals allow you to make the complex simple, thus easier to follow.

So what must one keep in mind when selecting visuals for your open online course?

1) Your Pictures Should Not Be The Focus But Should Guide Learner Focus

Your graphics are not meant to be the star of the show. They should not distract learners from what is really important – the topic of your learning materials.

The perfect image should help the students feel more immersed or motivated without drawing attention to itself.

2) Determine The Purpose Of Your Graphic.

Each visual included in an open online courses should have a purpose. It could be an educational graphic or simply an aesthetic accessory for your screen, but identifying this purpose for every graphic you use is essential. Many experts believe that visuals such as a decorative background, clever cliparts add to the aesthetic appeal and are important but the real purpose behind your graphics selection should be to help your learners with their learning experience. According to this school of thought, one should focus on the learning value of the visuals. Hence the visual elements should be limited to flowcharts, infographics, or other detailed images that illustrate a process and keep strictly decorative elements to a minimum.

3) Consistency Of Images

Credible open online courses should have a uniform look and feel. This essentially means that your selected visuals need to conform to the style of your course and need to be consistent. Using mixed visuals such as clip arts, photos and gifs together can make the page look random, confusing the learner and obstructing the learning process.

4) Always Opt For Quality Over Quantity

A common mistake made by course designers is to use an excessive amount of graphics to make up for a lack of text or to boost the visual aspect of the modules. However, experts suggest opting for quality and quantity. Using fewer relevant images can be more impactful rather than cluttering your page with images.

The use of graphics and images are a great way to create course content. Using the right visual can engage and motivate your learners to broaden their horizons as they dive into the intellectually stimulating world of online learning.

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Flipped Classrooms: Turning Learning Upside Down

The Flipped Class model also known as the Inverted Classroom is a highly successful teaching model that uses various eLearning software and is fast spreading across educational institutions globally.

What is a Flipped Classroom Pedagogy?

In a Flipped Classroom the traditional order of classroom events is reversed. Instead of paying attention to lectures while in class and applying the new knowledge in their homework after school, students use eLearning software to watch or listen to the lectures at home and use the time in the classroom to do clarify their doubts. The time is class is dedicated to collaborative activities such as discussions and hands-on explorations of concepts described in the lectures.

The primary endeavor to the Flipped Classroom is to help students become self-directed learners instead of teachers telling students what to learn, how to learn, when to learn and how to prove that they learned.

Teachers are also preferring to invert their classroom teaching methodology simply because it enhances the learning experience. It helps mitigate the challenges of traditional classrooms — such as limited instructional time, lack of individual attention and ability to personalize content.

So, what does a flipped classroom look like?

Physically, a flipped classroom is no different from a regular classroom. But there is a lot more action in the classroom, a lot more active discussion and a lot more talking and interaction. At first glance a Flipped Classroom may appear chaotic, loud, or even messy, a direct result of the collaboration taking place because of a teaching methodology that makes learning more interactive and a lot more fun.

A good instance of the Flipped Classroom style of teaching is when teachers use eLearning software to assign reading material and videos to be watched at home. The students then use the classroom to engage and learn through discussion and exploration of the subject. This can be an especially useful approach in subjects such as Languages, History or Art where context is extremely relevant.T he Flipped Classroom methodology is also extremely successful in teaching maths, chemistry and even coding. Using various eLearning softwares students can keep rewinding and re-watching the audio and video lessons until they can understand the concept being taught.

This pedagogy is especially beneficial to weaker students as it allows them multiple ways to consume and learn content. Learners watching videos at home can participate in class discourse and hands-on problem solving experience with the help of the classroom teacher.It is also a great way to reduce student stress as the students know that they are well prepared for the concepts being discussed and that any doubts will be clarified by the teacher. Additionally by making the eLearning software available at all times online, students who are forced to miss class due to illness, or other emergencies, can catch up quickly with their peers.

Flipped Classroom is the teaching methodology of the future and using an LMS system such as Uzity makes it easier for teachers and instructions. Using the Easy-to-use course editor from Uzity, teachers can create amazing courses in minutes with a variety of teaching materials such as videos, audios, images, text, presentations, and documents. This material can then be used to engage with learners for the best Flipped Classroom experience.

To know more about creating the ultimate learning experience for the student visit www.Uzity.com

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How Do You Measure The Effectiveness And Impact Of Your Open Course?

Easy tips to guide you measure the impact of the open course you have prepared for your students.

When developing an open course, trainers and course creators are likely to spend countless hours fine tuning the course to ensure that it is in sync with their training strategy and goals. After devoting those countless hours to developing a program it is essential to ensure that the course is really helping your students. One way to effectively do this is to measure your online training effectiveness.

Read on to know our tips that will effectively guide you to measure the effectiveness of your online course

 Are students enrolling for the course?

Consistent enrolment is one of the first indicators of a well-designed open course. If your students or target audience are not enrolling in your course, then either you have not been able to market your course well or either your enrolment process is too lengthy and complicated for your students to grasp.

 Are your students progressing through the modules?

A well designed course should be exciting as well as challenging to the students. It is then that students get encouraged to progress and complete the course. If you notice a large number of dropouts in your course, then you need to re-evaluate the usability, relevance and performance of the course content.

 Do Your Students Score Well In Their Assignments

Irrespective of whether the student is learning in an online or offline environment, assignments serve as a great tool to assess if the students are understanding the course and able to derive the best out of it. Multiple assignments spread throughout the timeline of the course, where your students score well allow you to measure the incremental progress towards the final learning goal. If you notice your students consistently performing badly in classroom assignments, you can counsel with them to know if they are simply not paying attention to the course or if they are unable to grasp the concepts being taught.

  Are your students giving you feedback after the end of the course?

Feedback is a vital part of online learning. Regular feedback will provide you with important details about the course content, assessments, and technology used to teach. It is important to collect feedback not only at the end of the open course but also mid-way through the course so that you can make course alterations according to the student’s suggestions if needed.

  Have you contacted your students for one-on-one feedback?

Speaking to some of your key students on a one-on-one basis and collecting feedback from will enhance your understanding of how well the training was received and help you determine any gaps in the training content. You can get into an in-depth conversation about the strengths and weaknesses of the program, understand if the training was able to accommodate the learner’s pace and learning style and ask relevant questions about the course learnings and takeaways.

The Six Commandments Of Learning In An Online Education Platform

Last week, we spoke about the six commandments essential for teaching in an online environment. This week, let us turn our attention to learners and shine the light on the rules for learning in an online education platform. These rules endeavour to guide you in online classroom etiquette, will help you engage better with your trainer and your classmates and get the best out of your online learning experience.

Thou Shall Invest Some Time In Getting To Know Thy Instructors and Classmates

Getting to know your instructor, his teaching goal and strategies will transform your online learning experience. Research has proven that students who engage with their instructors are less likely to become disillusioned and drop out. Similarly, getting to know your online classmates and establishing personal interaction with your peers will make your online learning experience much more enjoyable.

The best and most acceptable way to do this in an online forum is through the discussion boards and messaging options available on your LMS platform

Thou Shall Not Multitask When Learning

Over the past few years, cognitive psychologists have gathered experimental evidence of the insidious effect of multitasking on the learning process. Hence it is best to access you course when you can be assured of space and time. When doing a course on an online education platform set up your screen with an enlarged video to display your learning screen together with associated materials such as slides. Close all other windows that will distract you.

Thou Shall Ask For A Clarification When Needed

If you are unsure of what was said during a teaching session, or about the teachers instructions, do not sit in silence either misunderstanding the subject matter or feeling afraid to ask a question. Use the first available break in the teaching flow to clarify your doubts with your online teacher. This way, your online classroom teacher will appreciate your responsiveness and maturity.

Thou Shall Engage With Peers

It is often believed that one of the greatest disadvantages of online learning relates to its isolated and impersonal nature. In fact, newer structured approaches of online courses have discussion forums and other social tools that allow students to communicate with one other, sharing views, opinions and collaborating together to learn more. To get the most out of your online course instead of just lurking in the shadows, trying participating in the discussions, posting questions and commenting when possible.

Thou Shall Use Proper Language and Titles

In an online education platform, one must be very careful about their language, ensuring that you never you any slang or even profane words, even in jest. While is it important to address your classmates respectfully, it is also essential to address your trainer with respect, Unless you have otherwise been asked to, avoid calling your professor with his first name.

Thou Shall Always Focus On Using Effective Communication

When writing and communicating with your classmates online, develop a practice of writing thoughtfully. Cultivate the habit of reading and rereading before you respond. Define and restate your words when necessary. Also correct a misunderstanding right away, before it blows out of proportion because the chances are if one person feels a certain way about what you have said, others may do so as well. It is also important to follow basic netiquette rules such as not using caps lock when typing as it insinuates yelling, not using sms language (shortforms of words) or using emoticons while communicating with peers.   

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The Six Commandments for Teaching In An Online Classroom

Regardless of one’s religious affiliation or online classrooms, the Ten Commandments are considered a good guide to a happy and successful life. This got us thinking…

Are there any must-follow rules to teaching in an online classroom that will lead to a more cohesive teaching environment ?

1) Thou Shall Always Provide Technological Guidelines To Students

It is essential to provide students with guidelines about the minimum technological requirements needed for the course for hardware as well as technical expertise. Clarifying computer skills before the start of the course, will ensure that your students are prepared well in advance and avoid them being surprised about the requirements halfway through the course.

2) Thou Shall Always Be Prepared

Being prepared is one of the most important tenets of teaching and advance planning is essential in an online classroom environment. Before teaching an online class, ensure that you have your syllabus and materials laid out clearly before class starts. “Just winging it” will cut it in a traditional classroom, but in a virtual classroom planning is important to make the sessions meaningful and to stay on schedule.

3)    Thou Shall Always Provide Timely Feedback

When teaching an online class, one should always be accessible to the students and ensure that you provide timely feedback. Online learners are usually on a strict schedule hence timely instructor feedback is especially important to them. The lack of which may deter them from making progress on their course. For any reason, if you are unable to provide a detailed response within one business day, it is good practice to write back to the student within one business day to let them know when you will provide them with a more detailed feedback.

4)    Thou Shall Work On Thy Writing Skills

When communicating with students, teachers should do a spell and grammar check before sending any correspondence to a student. As a teacher, always reread the information sent to students to avoid making silly and appearing unprofessional. Additionally, all instructions should be written in a clear and concise way so that a student could understand it and not get confused by any instruction provided.

5)    Thou Will Never Say Never

Just because an online classroom methodology or teaching tool does not sound like something you want to use, don’t discount it right away. As a new age instructor, one must always open their mind to new classroom tools that  can be used in innovative ways You never know – that app you initially disliked could become a classroom favorite! Hence, online trainers must take the time and effort to investigate how new tools of technology could enhance learning for students.

6) Thou Shall Engage With Thy Students

Learning is an online classroom can often make the students can feel disconnected from the instructor and other students if the instructor does not plan for good communication. In order to make up for the lack of face to face communication, the instructor must endeavor to use various discussion tools to help the students connect and engage with one another as well as with the instructor

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Who Are Your Online Learners? 5 Questions To Get To Know Your Online MOOC Learners

One of the foremost steps when you are offering an online MOOC course is to understand who your students will be. It is important for trainers and teachers to understand their audience so that they can customise the course to fill in learning gaps and address student interests, and clear misconceptions. Teachers who work towards understanding their students will be the most successful in creating content and engages and educates their students.

Let’s look at a few questions essential to understanding your students

1) What are your learner’s expectations from the MOOC course?

Understanding your online students objectives and expectations in taking the course will not only help you comprehend the student goals, but you can then use this information to ensure that your course in tailored to suit the student’s goals. A successful online course must reinforce how student expectations and goals are being met at the end of every module.

2) What is the technical and social media skill level of your learners?

If your learners are technologically savvy, you can develop a course with more interactive elements.  However, if most of your learners are not that experienced with technology, you can go easy on using too many high-tech elements so that you do not overwhelm or lose your learners. Similarly, if your students are very active on social media, then you can increase the reliance on social media for active learning.

3) Where will your students be accessing the course?

One of the key features of a MOOC course is the accessibility as students as log onto the course from their schools, home, while in transit or even while sitting at a café… the options are endless. However, this also means that online course creators must take the learning environment into consideration when designing their course. If your course is very interactive and text-heavy you can advise your students to avoid accessing the course while in transit and to log in only from a desktop. Similarly, if most of your students will be accessing the course on a handheld device, then you can work on enhancing the level of mobility and device responsiveness of your course.

4) When will your students be accessing the course?

Most of the times, understanding the time of the day when the learners access the course, can help set the tone for course. For instance, if most of the students are accessing the course after a hard day at work, then it having short content modules makes more sense, then a long tiresome module. On the other hand, if most of the students are logging in during the weekends when they have more time, then you can design modules to be longer and more intensive.

5) What is your student’s familiarity with the course content?

Checking out your student’s prior understanding of the subject and familiarity with the course content will help you teach them a lot better. For advanced students you can minimise focus on the fundamentals and for students completely unfamiliar with the subject, you can ensure additional focus on the basics.

Are you ready to launch your online teaching course? Sign up with Uzity and create and deliver rich, interactive online learning experiences that your students will love.

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Learning Management System V/s Course Management System.

We live in a digital era, where communication is instant and everything is done virtually over the internet from sending emails ad instant messages to shopping for your daily essentials at the click of a button. When it comes to education, online education or digital courses have become an increasingly common alternative to classroom-based learning.

With this rise in demand, more universities and organisation are looking to add more digital learning elements to the training programs they offer.

However when shopping for the right get teaching software, many organisations get confused choosing between two similar-sounding, but vastly different systems: a Learning Management System (LMS) and a Course Management System (CMS).  While there are a number of similarities between these two systems, there are a few key differences that organizations between them.

Irrespective of whether you are new to the online training world, or an experienced trainer, it is vital to understand the learning systems to know which tools you need in your learning and development program.

Course Management Systems can help organisations to aggregate their existing content into component parts in a single system. Essentially, it will manage the workflow of the content in the real time ensuring that there is a continuous flow of information and that the right content is being delivered to the right people and at the right time. For instance, it will allow student to log on to the teacher’s CMS in order to access their class files and submit homework and other assignments. Instructional designers can use their CMS software to develop, manage and publish training content.

A well designed Learning Management System like Uzity easily replicate the tasks of a Course Management System, whilst at the same time, taking the e-learning experience even further to deliver a more personalized approach for the students and the trainer. For instance, using an LMS, will allow universities and organisation to assign training to the learners, track their participation, measure their engagement, create periodic assessments, surveys and produce documentation of employee training activity and results.

Another key difference between an LMS and a CMS is the target user. While the LMS user is the learner, while the LCMS user is the learning content create.

A Course Management System is narrower in scope and usually allows multiple collaborators to work together to create content that can then be published in a variety of formats. This includes content in the form of files, images, electronic documents, audio files and lots more. A Learning Management System, on the other hand is more robust and encompasses various strategic solutions that can manage and track blended courses and curriculum assembled from online content, classroom events, virtual classroom meetings and a variety of other sources. It allows you to track an individual learner’s performance, accomplishments, and connections across an entire group.

Another difference in the two systems, is the scalability. An LMS is much more scalable, so you can start using it as a course management system and as your training requirements grow, you can adapt it to a more prominent role.

Which management system would you like to use for your teaching requirements? Do let us know in the comments below.

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Easy Tips To Make Your Online Classroom Discussion Engaging and Dynamic

In an LMS, discussions are used as a teaching tool to extend classroom conversations. By getting students to engage with class material online, you can use the discussion that ensues between students to deepen learning through dialogue and enhance knowledge retention. However, in an online classroom due to lack of face – to- face interaction, it can be difficult to keep the students interested and facilitate meaningful classroom discussions. Let’s look at a few easy tips that will help you spark the student’s interest and create meaningful and dynamic classroom discussions.

1) Craft discussions that are a challenge for students’ understanding of the course material

LMS discussions in which students are simply asked to respond to standard course material can be boring and repetitive to students. Instead of simply reiterating course material, craft probing questions that will challenge the students to go beyond the facts and delve into critical thinking. This can be done through online debates, sharing case studies or framing open-ended questions that generate multiple points of view. These will help encourage greater student participation, elicit divergent responses and promote critical thinking among the students.

2) Relate the online discussions to students’ real-life experiences and challenges

Students using an LMS often don’t feel connected to their online classmates because they don’t truly have a chance to get to know them. Hence it is essential to include some discussion questions that prompt students to relate course topics to their own experiences. By asking questions that encourage personal responses to the material, you can help students develop more of a sense of community, as well as challenge them to apply theories and concepts to scenarios that they have faced, or will face, on the job.

2) Make discussion participation a graded element

By assigning a portion of the class grade to participate in the online classroom discussion, you can provide students a strong incentive to actively participate in online discussions.

3) Invite guest speakers or facilitators

Invite subject matter experts and other industry professionals as guests to participate and facilitate online classroom discussions or chats. Adding new insights will stimulate the students and incite more discussions.

4) Gently encourage the ‘not-so-active’ students

If your online students are absent in classroom discussions, you can gently encourage them by sending a private message to check in and figure out what’s holding them back. Many students feel apprehensive about participating in discussions and sometime simply need a gentle push to join into the online forums.

5) Be a silent, but active participant

One of the goals of the discussion forum in an LMS is to encourage students to engage in meaningful and thoughtful dialogue. Therefore, in order to encourage student interaction, stay in the background as much as possible and only allow students to do the talking on the forum. However, at the same time you need to be vigilant and active to ensure that the online discussion do not go off – topic and intervene respectfully if the discussions get argumentative.

 

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eLearning Platforms : Dispelling Common Myths

While distance learning has been around for decades, for many of us online learning and digital courses are relatively new concepts of learning. While elearning platforms are transforming education, online courses are still subject to various myths and misconceptions. Because of its general unfamiliarity, many students may be reluctant to participate in online learning preferring the conventional security of a traditional, campus-based atmosphere.

However, in reality, online courses are extremely rewarding with many benefits to students. This article addresses some of the common myths of online education and endeavours to dispel them in an attempt to ease the anxiety of new students.

Myth – Online Learning Is For The Lazy

Truth – Online Learning Can Be As Rigorous As Traditional Courses With The Added Element Of Self-Discipline To Get The Work Completed

Many people believe that an online education is an easy and effortless way to earn a degree. This is not true. In many cases, online courses are often academically rigorous courses with all the assignments and assessments of a traditional course. The key feature of online learning is the flexibility of learning according to your schedule and without setting foot in a physical classroom. They are adapted to match the schedule of your busy life and therefore require stronger organizational skills and more self-discipline. Students need to be an enthusiastic, engaged learners who are self-motivated to meet deadlines.

Myth – Employees Do Not Value Online Certificates

Truth – An Online Degree Improves Expertise And Increases Employability

Today, employers are aware that elearning platforms have created opportunities for developing new skills, updating professional credentials and keeping oneself above the knowledge curve. A candidate with an online degree not only has an updated skill set but he proves that he is ambitious and motivated, thus improving his prospects in the ever competitive job market.

Myth – Online Learning Can Be Lonely And Lacks Personal Attention

Truth – Online Learning Offers Plenty Of Opportunity For Interaction With Fellow Students And Trainers

eLearning platforms offer quite a generous array of collaboration tools for students and teachers which allow higher levels of engagement, interaction, participation and feedback unmatched with traditional classrooms. Many trainers actively look for ways to make their courses more engaging and personal for their students through web interfaces such as online chat and discussion forums. In fact, with so many opportunities and mediums to interact with peers and professors, there is often a greater feeling of personal connection than in a traditional classroom.

Myth – Online Students Must Be Very Technology Savvy

Truth – Online Training Can Be Accessed By Students Across Computer Literacy Levels

Most learning management systems offer easy, step-by-step tutorials ensuring that even students who are technologically challenged can easily navigate the course and follow the curriculum instructions.

Myth – Online Learning Is Just For Information Technology

Truth – Online Training Can Be Is Available For A Number Of Subjects

Many students also believe that digital learning is best meant for information technology related learning. However, learning management systems today offer online courses for all kinds of topics. At Uzity students can sign up for a number of courses from business and management to modern day Kung Fu and lots more.

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Empowering your Students with a Course Management Software

Using course management software to bring out the best in your students

The latest buzz phrase in the realm of education is “Empowering Students”. But what does it mean? Why is it important? And are your students empowered?

For educational institutions, one of the greatest challenges is to prepare students for an ever-evolving future with a classroom system that is often stuck in the past laying excessive emphasis on rote learning and surface learning.

Today, high-speed internet networks, smart devices, and a host of learning management systems are revolutionizing education across the world. Technology has become the tool that is empowering students to take their learning to newer heights, while at the same time helping them develop new skills that are essential to success in the 21st century. An empowered student can be defined as a student who has complete ownership of his learning. Empowerment brings with it increased competence, confidence and greater choice into their daily lives.

It is, therefore, become essential for trainers and educators to tap into technology through course management software to enhance their teaching process as well as add an element of relevancy and context to studies.

Here are a few ways to inspire your students and empower them for success

1)  Create Digital Classrooms

Students today have access to multiple devices from smartphones, tablets, personal laptops so they can learn anywhere and all the time. Taking your course online on a digital platform with course management software allows students to learn continually and at a pace that is suited to them.

2) Encourage Student Voice with Discussion and Debates

Another tip to empower students is to allow them to get involved in having various discussions and debates. The online course management software offers quite a generous array of collaboration tools for students and teachers which allow them to discuss various topics, get an understanding of new points of view which can be an enriching experience.

3) Engage Your Students with  Real Life Tools

One of the key aims of the classroom is to prepare students for the real world and the most relevant way to achieve that is by familiarizing them with the tools that allow them to create, innovate, and connect. You can empower your students with course management software that allows them to learn and explore the lessons that you are already teaching through video, audio, web, and other platforms.

4) Provide Clear Instructions

Teachers can play a key role in empowering their students by ensuring that students get clear instructions on assignments with explanations on all the actions necessary for completing the task. It is pivotal to help students in identifying relevant resources and supporting student efforts.

5) Create a Partnership With Your Students

Instead of simply doling out instructions to your class, use a course management software to create a partnership where you work together to discover and learn. Listening to ideas generated by students and taking their thoughts into account when planning your lessons can prove to be beneficial. Honoring the opinion of students builds trust and empowers them to think critically. Students and teachers working together create a powerful learning environment that fosters the success.

So Are Your Students Empowered yet?

 

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Looking To Implement A Learning Management System in your institution? Here Are Five Tips To Guide You

Many reputed institutions and seasoned instructors slowly now gravitating toward teaching in an online learning environment. For academic institutions and freelance trainers preparing to use a Learning Management System to offer a course online, the prospect might seem both exciting as well as daunting. Here are simple tricks to get you started on the road to online teaching

Familiarize Yourself With The Learning Management System

Before your start developing your online course, invest some time and effort to become familiar with the technology used in your Learning Management System including the including hardware and software, and spend some time exploring there. Knowing the system inside out will help you optimise the software and get the best out of your online course.

Redesign Your Content For The Online Classroom

Ensure that your course material is updated and designed to be engaging in a virtual classroom environment. Uzity supports unlimited uploads of high-definition instructional video and audio files for the ultimate learning experience. You can also use various teaching tools such as videos, audio clips, images, text, presentations, and documents to make your course more interesting and engaging.

Build A Community Of Active Learners

As a new online trainer, it is essential that you keep in frequent contact with students and initiate a dialogue on the various courses and academic goals to ensure that you have a community of learners supporting your online efforts. Ongoing interactions and active discussion in an online course can create a much stronger and motivated intellectual community of learners.

Include Assessments Throughout The Course

The Learning Management System should allow for ample of assessments that allow the instructor to gauge the learner’s progress and give the learner the opportunity to determine what they may need to focus on moving forward. These assessments can be in the form of tests, quizzes etc.

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Is Your Institution Ready For The Future?

LMS systems redefine learning and training across institutions

The landscape of education is evolving. With science and technology developing at remarkable speed, today’s students face an increasingly integrated and hyper-complex world. It is more challenging today to inspire, engage, and prepare students to be successful in their careers.

The new age student is no longer confined to specific geographies or specific times. Rather, learning is becoming a more holistic, immersive experience, where students are learning at their own pace and on their own time. The future of learning is driven by inter-connection where online platforms and network intelligence are fostering innovation and creativity among students.

Today, the integration of LMS systems into your institution is not only an essential element of your technology strategy but it is imperative to your campus culture. Let’s understand a few ways that LMS systems can help your school or your college.

Get More Value From Your Course Content

Using LMS systems allows you to get more value from your existing content. You can easily leverage the various course creation tools to take your content online, thus creating an easy platform for your students to learn from.  This will also help you make your course more accessible to more students around the globe and help bring in more revenue to the institution. Using a well-developed LMS system will help you to deliver more courses and learning content to more students with fewer resources.

Get Insights Into Your Students

Another advantage of using LMS systems is the insights it can provide you on the students learning status, course completion, online engagement and academic achievements. You can get an understanding of the amount of time the student spent on quizzes, the various discussions they participated in, the course progress etc. You can use this data to give constructive feedback and help students in their academic development.

Higher Engagement Level With Students

Using LMS systems is key to improving student engagement throughout the student lifecycle. Rich learning materials from the various sites including YouTube, Vimeo, Sound Cloud, Slide Share, Google Slides, and more will help you build a better education experience for your students.

Improve The Efficiency Of Your Teaching And Administrative Staff

Using an online system will ensure that your staff works smarter instead of struggling to work harder through the ability to automate tasks such assigning assignments, self-graded assessments, distribution of case studies and previous years question papers etc. The various notifications and reminders will help your team save time, be more productive and efficient.

Boost Communication and Collaboration

Real-time communication and sharing of information are the key hallmarks of modern technology and integrating this into the realm of education is not only appealing to the student as well as the trainer but can also be beneficial in a number of ways. For instance, instructors across all departments need to be on the same page and sharing resources, ideas and applauding student successes. Similarly, students too need a platform to discuss projects, exchange ideas and learn together.

Over the past few years, LMS systems have proven to be all about interaction and convenience in terms of time- and cost-savings and are a great way to get your institution ready for the future of learning.