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What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?

When you need to get information to your employees, how do you go about it? You could send out bulletins or call a staff meeting. Many companies hire an instructor to train employees with important new information. However, many of these methods are ineffective, expensive or time-consuming. A learning management system (LMS) automates the learning process, allowing you to create courses, assign the segments to your employees and then analyze the results. The History of LMS Learning management systems are not new, although the ability to work across the network is relatively new, dating back to around the birth and popularity boom of the internet (eLearning was a term first coined in 1998). Before online training, there was computer-based instruction (CBI), computer assisted instruction (CAI) and computer-assisted learning (CAL), which were all forms of individualized, computer-based learning curriculum. The advanced software infrastructure, content library expansion and ability to work remotely (accessing content via the internet), are all new developments that have continued to push the relevance and functionality of LMS into the impressive versions available to today’s companies.
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