What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?
A Learning Management Systems (LMS) is a software platform that many Health and Social Care organisations use as a powerful instrument within their learning and development toolkit. These Health and Social care organisations utilise Learning Management Systems to develop, deliver and track e-Learning, whether they operate with a small local team or nationally with a larger workforce. An LMS can support various areas of care organisation, from a single head office to numerous franchises within the same health and social care organisation.
Learning Management Systems have been used across various sectors, including health and social care for some time. This is because the power of the right LMS has the ability to increase productivity by reducing admin time.
With the expansion and growth of technology such as smart phones, tablets and laptops, health and social care organisation now have the opportunity to utilise an LMS as a cross-functional platform for successful completion of e-Learning, tracking rotas, training and issuing policies and procedures. This also allows the learners to complete their own CPD training on any device, anytime and anywhere.
Benefits of an LMS for your Health and Social Care Organisation
The investment of an LMS into your care organisation, can often be a costly and time-consuming project, but we believe that the benefits outweigh these. An intuitive LMS will act as an all-in-one software that delivers additional value to you, including:
- Delivery of online e-Learning.
- Progression tracking through numerous usage reports.
- Add policies and procedures.
- Produce branded certificates and upload course files.
- Individual health and social learning pathways for staff.
- Monitor large or small health and social care reams with limitless opportunities to allocate training.
- A complete booking system to allocate workshops or incorporate virtual training sessions over Zoom.
- Incorporates different types of e-Learning to support a Blended Learning approach.
These are some of the great features for your health and social care organisation to benefit from.
How simple and quickly can I incorporate an LMS within my Health and Social Care Organisation?
Depending on your current resources, a well-built and intuitive LMS should fit around your pre-existing systems and your Learning and Development strategy. The LMS provider should organically fit in within your care organisation and act as an extension of your Learning and Development Team, by offering you unlimited support before, during and after the implementation.
What to look for in a new Learning Management System:
We’ve complied a small check list for you to measure your next LMS:
- Review your current learning and development needs.
- Review budgetary requirements and investments.
- Compile a list of requirements based off your review.
- Research Learning Management System Providers. Consider how they already work in health and social care, and begin looking at reviews.
If you’d like to learn more about a fantastic Learning Management Systems specifically for health and social care, then contact us at My Learning Cloud or book a free consultation to find out more about our 100+ CPD certified courses and our LMS.