Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application that takes care of administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation, and educational content delivery. The concept of LMS stems from e-Learning. The first LMS was introduced back in the late 1990s.
The Learning Management System was designed to identify training and learning gaps, using analytical data. An LMS is focused on online learning, but its uses range from support to track. Both online and live classes use an LMS to support themselves.
There are majorly two types of learning management systems; one is self-hosted the other is cloud-hosted. An LMS may also offer classroom management for instructor-led training that is prominent in higher education. LMS has six significant advantages: accessibility, interoperability, reusability, maintenance ability, durability, and adaptability. These advantages also constitute the concept of LMS.
A learning management system makes it easy for teachers to manage courses, users, and roles. The teachers can add text, images, tables, links, or slideshows to make the content interactive. LMS also makes tracking assessment and attendance easy.
However, implementing a learning management system requires a well-built technology infrastructure. The teachers must be equipped to adapt their curricula from face-to-face to online or live lectures. Moreover, an LMS can come across as impersonal. It also inhibits the dialogue opportunities between teachers and students. In an LMS, content is presented in one style only, the educators have to incorporate those styles for effective teaching.