Did you know that over 72% of global organizations consider incorporating a learning management systems into their business as a competitive industry advantage? A learning management system (LMS) is a software application or web-based technology used to plan, implement, and assess a specific learning process. It’s used for eLearning practices and, in its most common form, consists of two elements: a server that performs the base functionality and a user interface that is operated by instructors, students, and administrators. This type of system works well with evolving workplaces, as it has been found that 68% of employees prefer learning through internal work resources, specifically those that are digital and can be accessed anywhere.
How Does a Learning Management System Work?
In terms of machinery and workplaces, an LMS is a way for an organization to create and deliver content, monitor employee participation and assess their performance. An LMS may also provide employees with the ability to use interactive features such as threaded discussions, video conferencing and discussion forums.
LMSs are frequently used by businesses of all sizes, including national government agencies, local governments, traditional educational institutions and online/eLearning-based institutions. The systems can improve traditional workplace educational methods, while also saving organizations time and money. An effective system will allow instructors and administrators to efficiently manage elements such as user registration, content, calendars, user access, communication, certifications, and notifications.
How Can This Benefit Your Workplace?
LMSs are beneficial to a wide range of workplaces and in a variety of industries – and are especially relevant for industrial machinery manufacturers and settings where this type of equipment is in use, as training and education is crucial to user safety. The most common use of a learning management system is for knowledge management (KM). KM refers to the gathering, organizing, sharing, and analysis of an organization's knowledge in terms of resources, documents, and training software.
Employee training and onboarding is one of the most common use cases for an LMS in a workplace or factory environment. In these cases, the LMS is used to help train new employees by providing opportunities to access training materials across various devices. Employers are enabled to constantly update the information for their operations as new tasks and ideas are added to the platform.
Management for Manufacturers
LMSs can also be used for machinery manufactures as a tool for enterprise training purposes. This includes potential buyer, partner, and user training. Potential buyer and user training is common in software and technology companies where users need to be taught how a system works before they can handle the new product. This can be applied to both new and old pieces of machinery, and can improve your machine’s performance, reduce liability, and increase brand loyalty.
Additionally, costs can be reduced in the long run by eliminating the need for instructors, training days, training materials, and travel expenses.
Other advantages of learning management systems include:
- The ability to monitor user progress and performance.
- Increased eLearning accessibility without geographic limitations.
- The ability to personalize the online training and learning experience.
- The ability to easily and efficiently update eLearning modules and activities.
- The ability to easily ensure online training and learning materials are being distributed effectively.
- Ease of storing data in one location for security, updates, and maintenance.
Safety’s LMS Approach
Understanding the wide variety of benefits a learning management system offers, we’ve developed our own for both new and existing clients. Our ClarionAccess® platform offers an LMS that provides a way to implement important machinery and workplace information into one, easily accessible online application. Interested in trying it out? Take advantage of our limited time free trial!