Various Challenges and Solutions to overcome them in using Learning Management System
In today’s world of technology, E-leaning has become an integrable organ of Education System and to reap the benefits of E-learning various versatile digital platforms have been developed, Learning Management System (LMS) is one of them. LMS is a cloud-based technology that is designed to improvise pedagogy as it offers creativity and innovation in teaching and learning practices.
Despite the benefits of incorporating LMS in education system, there are some challenges or barriers faced by the institutes while implementing LMS. Here are some issues that are essential to recognize before implementation.
1. Training of Instructors
It is essential to provide complete training to the instructors before using the technology. An adequate training will increase confidence and comfort of the facilitator which can overcome the frustration and save the time for more important assignments. But the training provision is generally overlooked and instructors deal the issues themselves with hit and trail approaches.
2. Integration with traditional methods
A new technology is always developed to save the time and effort than that was consumed with the existing ones. But at many places, it has always observed that people like to stay with the hybrid approach. So, the teachers must be comfortable to use their own resources integrated with LMS to cater to personal requirements and save their precious time.
3. Management of Education content
In the era of remote learning the digital platform must be well-equipped with the features of organizing and distributing education content. So, the LMS to be used must be versatile in providing course content creation and distribution feature so that both teachers and students can share and access the information anytime and anywhere that can eliminate the limitation of face-to-face interaction for effective learning.
4. Interaction between Teacher and Students
An efficient learning platform is one that allows effective communication between teacher and students and bridges the learning gap. So, effective interaction is a common issue which is required to be considered to avoid undesired confusion and achievement of learning goals.
Solutions to prevent the Issues
The Challenges mentioned above are difficult to face for an institute but with the adequate planning and implementation we can go for right LMS and the experienced facilitators to serve the required purpose. The following measures can be taken to avoid daunting experience of LMS in the institute
1. Proper Leadership
The implementation of LMS must be supported by proper leadership of the institute to ensure that staff and students have access to right information and its understanding every time which can be beneficial for both students and teachers.
2. Knowledge of workflow
It is very important to be thoroughly aware of the workflow and work culture of the institute before implementing the LMS, to ensure the path of Blended Learning which can enable E-learning and also improvise the classroom setting using digital platform for course creation and delivery to adopt the hybrid system chosen by faculty member for their comfort and enhancement of their productivity in achieving their goals.
3. Features of Existing technology
The Institute must explore all the features of existing software before choosing and making use of new technology to ensure the best use LMS by either its sole implementation or integrating it with the existing one. By doing so, one can be benefitted with itsall capabilities and avoid any unnecessary issues caused by its limitations.
4. Provision of Training and Support Structure
The successful execution of technology is possible with its adequate training to users. So, there must be provision of support structure in an institute so that the adequate training of LMS can be offered to staff members. The information and training provision should always be available when required by staff members so that system can be benefitted with maximum understanding of the features and efficiencies of LMS.
Conclusion: With the growing use of information and technology, integration of software like LMS has become the need of the hour for education sector. There are many daunting challenges expected to be faced with the use of LMS but these can’t become the barrier in learning if the technology is implemented with proper planning and preparation as mentioned above.