How can LMS Software Enhance Student Learning Experience?

24 Jan 2023
Learning Management System

In a school or college, course content is developed to deliver subject knowledge to students in an effective manner. The main objective of the instructor is to impart the prescribed curriculum to help students understand and retain the knowledge. Observing the teaching and learning process can help instructors identify areas for improvement in a curriculum. This can be done through curriculum mapping.

We are amidst technological revolution 2.0, wherein applications and software are crucial to run businesses, including schools and colleges. And the Philippines is not bereft of that; private institutes in the archipelago have integrated technology, but they continue to face technical glitches. Therefore, a learning management system is a perfect solution as it helps to automate most administrative activities and provide efficient learning mechanisms.

So, all the more reasons to check out how it contributes to enhancing the student learning experience as mentioned below:

6 Reasons How Can LMS Software Improve Student Learning

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1. Improved Teaching and Learning System

The traditional in-person classroom setting will always have relevance in the education ecosystem; however, combining a new approach in the form of online learning opens new ways of imparting knowledge. Besides, corporate companies have used e-learning to train their employees, which has also been used in the education sector.

However, the last decade witnessed an increased interest in the platform as it helped teachers to employ diverse instructional techniques. For instance, they can implement blended learning, flipped classroom strategies, outcome-based learning, etc. Consequently, such methodologies help to engage students in the classroom and provide teachers with a unique way to track their progress.

On the other hand, students don’t rely on old methods such as rote learning and develop better learning habits. Also, they take an active interest in academics; they don’t solely study just for the sake of passing an exam. Meanwhile, one of the best advantages is that core subjects connect with skills, so students get in-depth information and practical knowledge.

2. Distribution of Study Materials

Missing a class can be stressful for students as they need to enquire about the missed lessons and collect notes accordingly. The situation is especially worse for those who are not particularly attentive in class and requires extra effort and time. LMS software can help avoid such issues quite easily; the tool helps instructors design and store study materials in the cloud server.

As a result, students don’t have to fret about notes or books; teachers can share digital copies of class activities and home tasks. So, naturally, the former can complete them within the given time and submit them. Besides, students carrying bags filled with books and exercise copies to school is no longer necessary. Also, teachers don't need to print out copies of worksheets as students can download and print them out by themselves.

3. Upgrading Instructional Formats

How do we upgrade ourselves? We upgrade by keeping ourselves informed of the newest skills and methods that would help to achieve specific goals. The same goes for the educational system as well, which evolves, and we need to adapt accordingly. If we fail to include the changes, it does a major disservice to the students.

On the contrary, LMS software in the Philippines' educational institutes ensures an enriched academic structure as it helps to incorporate different instructional methods and formats. For example, apart from lectures and in-depth explanations, teachers can use audio, video and textual platforms to enhance the learning experience.

Furthermore, it helps to establish an interactive learning environment as students engage in activities through gamification, social learning, case studies, etc. Also, they get the chance to incorporate video presentations, podcasts, and interviews to complete assignments. Consequently, it helps to increase their confidence levels and boost their analytical skills.

4. Centralized Data

A school or college relies on accurate paperwork to get the correct information regarding all of its operations. So, imagine the stress the admin goes through to process such documents of expenditure and scholarly and co-curricular activities. In fact, they make sure that they keep the records, including monthly admission and exam fees.

However, we know that paper-based record-keeping is outdated and takes immense time and effort to maintain. The good news is that they can switch to the software which provides a centralized system for admins to store student and institutional data.

Furthermore, there is no need to maintain separate hard drives for students’ records, learning materials, fee payment details, etc. It provides a convenient platform for students to access learning materials, schedules, test records, etc.

5. Effective Communication

What is the most common way school authorities reach out to parents? Of course, email or phone calls are the primary ways through which institutes get in touch with respective guardians. But what if the parent does not respond to the phone call or email? On the other hand, at times, students may or may not convey messages regarding disciplinary actions.

Lack of communication between parents and teachers is a major obstacle that institutes can easily overcome through the system. The software provides an in-build communication system, allowing teachers to send messages and alerts regarding significant events. Furthermore, they can share academic progress reports, helping parents to stay updated about ongoing student outcomes. Also, parents have a dedicated portal to log into and check their child’s attendance record, grades, daily timetable, exam dates, etc.

6. Multiple Assessments Feature

How can we develop an online examination system that assesses a student beyond mere subject knowledge? The answer lies in creating different kinds of tests that target student learning on various levels according to specific pedagogy. For instance, teachers can employ varied assessments like quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, multiple-choice questions, etc.

They can create the assessments with the help of the software, which allows teachers to check the answers quickly. In addition, the automatic grading functionality helps them to grade students' tests in a fraction of the time. So, they can use the online tests frequently after completing a lesson, helping to determine.

In Conclusion,

Learning Management System is more than just software that automates administrative tasks; it brings efficiency and innovation to teaching and learning techniques. Besides, it is one of the most in-demand software that schools and colleges have been incorporating to modernize their overall institutional practices.

Gaurav Somani Author :

Gaurav Somani,

Academic Consultant

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