Learning management system

Definition

A Learning Management System (LMS) is a digital platform built for delivering education or training in a scholastic or corporate environment. An LMS supports all content types, but unlike a MOOC, these multimedia materials are usually bespoke, created by learning professionals for a specific client’s use and as such will follow a clear educational syllabus or professional training program.

As well as content, an Learning Management System places a premium on teacher-to-student and student-to-student interaction. There are chatrooms where students can discuss elements of the courses or modules they’re using, virtual classrooms where students can learn directly from tutors, plus features and functions for commenting and sharing.

Because the platform is digital and each user will have a unique log in, an LMS provides in-depth analytics regarding student attendance, course progression, strength and weaknesses of individual materials and overall student satisfaction with training programs or tutor and trainer approaches.