A state-of-the-art LMS can transform school education
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Learning Management Systems have revolutionized the way Indian schools think about and execute their various learning functions. Complex processes like managing learning content, creating and executing assessments, and keeping a track of student progress were never this easily manageable.
The concept of an LMS is not a new one, rather the first LMS made its appearance way back in 1924 in higher education. Just before the pandemic most of us knew LMS as something that corporations use to train their employees. It was not a common tool used in regular schools. Most schools were used to having ‘physical resources’ to manage their learning systems. With the COVID 19 induced online schooling, most schools were forced to take the online approach to ensure student learning at schools did not stop.
Even with schools reopening the vast benefits that a school LMS platform provides are encouraging more and more schools to adopt this new way of teaching and managing learning systems.
In this blog, we will discuss how a state-of-the-art LMS can help you transform the learning and teaching experiences at your school.
1. Ensures implementation of learning goals
A well-designed school LMS platform creates a well-defined pathway for the students irrespective of their motivation level. Most LMS offer a gamified experience of the learning process where performance at a level with a minimum set expectation opens up the next level and so forth.
For example, many LMS don’t allow students to go to the next topic till they achieve a minimum required proficiency in the current topic that they are studying. If they are unable to reach the bare minimum level of proficiency, the LMS automatically assigns them remedial sessions to ensure that no child feels lost. Such automation allows schools to monitor their students better thus ensuring that timely remedial action is taken for every child.
2. Creates a central repository of learning materials
One of the biggest advantages of a school LMS platform is that all the learning material is available in one place. This saves the time students need to spend sifting through multiple resources otherwise. Material including lesson plans, learning content, assignments, quizzes, and tests are made available under one umbrella.
Without an LMS online teaching is almost never seamless. For example, the teacher might be teaching on an app like Zoom, sending lecture invites on WhatsApp, sending assignments on Google Drive, and so on and so forth. This requires the student to access multiple platforms and this usually ends up in them wasting time and getting frustrated. The central repository of learning materials available in an LMS makes the entire process seamless and hassle-free.
3. Improves quality of learning through multi-modal content
Gone are the days of a teacher scribbling something on a blackboard and students copying it down as it is in their notebooks. Modern trends in education call out for an active engagement of students in the classroom. And the best way to engage young learners is to use audio-visual material. A well-designed school LMS platform allows teachers to present a wide variety of audio-visual content in the classroom itself. This one simple thing can drastically transform the way many subjects are learned.
For example, instead of reading and memorizing historical events and dates related to Ashoka the Great, wouldn’t watching a short documentary about his life and times be a better learning material? Such active learning tools lead to a high level of student engagement, thereby leading to better retention of the content being taught. An LMS can provide your school with multi-modal academic kits making learning more practical rather than bookish.
LEAD has been one of the frontrunners in providing partner schools with excellent and comprehensive teaching and learning experience. LEAD converts Afford Private Schools (APS) across India into institutions for excellent learning for every child, via its integrated systems solutions. LEAD’s integrated LMS is the perfect marriage of curriculum, pedagogy, and technology that helps schools keep their costs down while focusing on their learners.
In addition, LEAD enables school owners via the School Owner app which gives a fully tech-enabled school. LEAD provides all the learning materials & devices required for the complete transformation of schools. This allows real-time tracking of operations with year-long support from LEAD.