In a market full of software houses that offer learning management systems for distance learning courses, choosing the right DL platform is crucial for companies, public institutions, and associations that want to invest in e-learning.
Although apparently similar, the LMS offered by the various software houses mainly differ in the degree of customization they offer, the features and the target audience they refer to.
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR DISTANCE LEARNING: A SHORT DESCRIPTION
Before reviewing the various elements that can determine the choice of an LMS platform rather than another, it is useful to provide a simple definition of what it is.
An e-learning platform for distance learning or DL is generally a software that through multimedia technologies allows to follow courses directly from PC, smartphone and tablet.
The DL platforms are used not only by educational institutions to integrate lectures, but also by companies and organizations for the most varied purposes: refresher courses, training courses for professionals, for company training, etc.
In this perspective, therefore, choosing the right platform is crucial.
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS): THE PLATFORM’S CHOICE
Here the top 3 elements to be taken into consideration before choosing the right LMS platform:
- Degree of maturity: the first element to determine the choice is the degree of experience in e-learning technologies reached by the software house that supplies the LMS;
- Installation: generally, the best e-learning platforms are those with a high ease of installation;
- Services provided: another crucial element is the degree of services offered by the software house because this highly influences the user experience. It happens that the cheaper software houses are not very user friendly and offer a rather sparse e-learning platform, forcing their clients to ask for additional services for a fee. It is good, therefore, to make a reasoned comparison between costs and the services offered during the selection phase.
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