The e-learning corporate platform has drastically been transformed in the recent decades by both technological and economic forces. An efficient workforce has to be one that can process more information fast and in a shorter amount of time. So intellectual capital and constant learning has become imperative in the organizational world.
With the accelerating speed at which new products and services continue to emerge in the market, the shortening products life span and production cycles that come along with the rapid advancement in technology; skills and training styles become obsolete fast.
As such, corporate training managers are faced with the urgency to deliver knowledge and skills more rapidly and efficiently in various areas needed to cope with the turbulent business environment. An e-learning strategy has thus become a critical element to organizational success.
Companies now view e-learning solutions as the ultimate answer to their training needs. A number of online platforms have thus been devised by different companies depending on the nature of business they are involved in. E-learning solutions are considered a competitive tool for attaining a sustainable competitive advantage.
Interestingly, a number of companies have reported various complaints regarding their learning management systems (LMS). Some of these complaints include:
• Spending more than they had envisioned in implementing the system
• Their platforms having taken long to set up
• An LMS taking the client more effort to put into practice
• The platform not quite giving the output expected of it
• The internal support staff spending a lot of time handling user service issues
These problems are notably related to the planning of the learning management system and its implementation as opposed to the actual competences constructed into the LMS. Several companies mistake the selection process as the ultimate point in the corporate LMS program.
This is not. The success of this enterprise is based comprehensively in both pre and post selection implementation phase of the LMS initiative. After selecting the right learning management system for your company, a number of considerations are required to ensure the success of the selected system.
A significant careful planning and attention to detail is required in the implementation of the program. Making the correct selection of system for your company but implementing it badly may only lead to low usage rates and reflect rather poorly on the company’s e-learning enterprise capabilities.
One complaint that has been noted among companies failing in their LMS implementation is the problem of overspending. You need a realistic allocation of resources to counter this challenge.
Technology considerations are core among the requirements needed for a successful LMS implementation. Using inappropriate technology may only result in unnecessarily high costs in setting up the system or inefficiency of the same. Worse still, the system may totally fail given the wrong choice of technology.
Attention to the administrative needs and roles will ensure the system is specifically tailored to meet the documentation, tracking and reporting among other administrative essentials of the particular company.
Ultimately the company will need a clear roll-out and marketing strategy of the said system to its users. With such a strategy in place, the amount of time and effort spent on homing the e-learning corporate solution into the users will be significantly reduced.
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