So much so, that virtual classrooms have become a go-to option for educators around the world. With a virtual classroom, teachers can create a live environment where students can participate in classes entirely online.
Similar to the traditional classroom, a virtual classroom contains at least one instructor and a number of students. Each of them can connect at once, and despite the remote nature, the online tools allow educators and students to stay connected and collaborate in a real-time online environment.
While both virtual classes and Learning Management Systems (LMS) have their unique strengths, In our opinion, an LMS course has far more benefits than virtual classes. Here are some of the advantages of an LMS that you should definitely consider if you’re thinking of implementing remote learning in nearly any industry:
As expected, the use of an LMS to create and manage education and training courses saves hundreds of hours compared to the traditional methods.
Learning management systems allow organisation and automation that can’t be achieved through traditional classrooms. As a result, businesses and educational institutions can reduce costs, and allocate spending to other areas for further development.
As all of the course materials are structured in an organised way inside the LMS, it dramatically improves the accessibility to end users. These platforms allow educators to completely personalise and brand the content to better match their brand identity.
Additionally, learners can communicate with their educators as well as classmates via chat platforms and online forums to create a more collaborative and personal learning experience.
There’s no denying that integrating multimedia content inside course materials dramatically improves the course. Most importantly, video, images, audio, and interactive quizzes, all serve as great tools to teach new skills with a ‘blended learning’ approach.
While it’s impossible to integrate a mixture of media in a traditional classroom setting or virtual classes, they can be easily integrated in a course using different LMS platforms.
The biggest benefit of courses taught through an LMS is the scalability of the platform. An LMS allows educators as well as businesses to sell online courses via e-commerce platforms with complete automation. There’s no limit to the size of the audience, meaning you can accommodate hundreds of students at once.
Learning Management Systems allow educators to connect users from all around the world regardless of the geographical location. They can also be used again and again with new groups of students.
Whilst there are a number of shortcomings of web conferencing and virtual classes, courses taught through an LMS have proven to have the best response among participants.
You could create a blended learning approach in your course by utilising both LMS and Virtual Classrooms, but it’s quite clear from a cost and scale perspective which one is better if you had to choose. An important note is that courses undertaken through an LMS allow students to access and complete the course at their own pace, as we all learn at different speeds.
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