The Ultimate Online Learning Management System

We live in a relentless age, where progress moves with lightning speed. In modern training scenarios, an online learning management system can mean the difference between success and failure.

With the onslaught of ‘progress’, especially within the online and IT industries, there’s a need to stay contemporary, to constantly keep up with the changing technology, especially when it comes to computer skills. Computers have become so ubiquitous in our lives that virtually no person, no profession, (in any walk of life), is spared interaction with them. For instance, CEOs and leaders, who are not prone to teaching, are forced to continually teach their employees new computer skills in order to keep up to speed. And – to the dismay of the employees – they must forever be students.

The option of learning and teaching, in a traditional framework of classroom lectures and reading assignments, is no longer a possibility. In fact, it would be a disaster. This is where Moodle steps in; It is an online learning management system designed to solve this type of problem, and it does so extremely well.

One of the benefits (that far outweighs the consequences) in this ‘age-of- progress is the advent of workable SaaS infrastructures. These systems, of which Moodle is one, makes handling complex tasks much easier than in the past. Examples of complex tasks include everything from coordinating data, managing accessibility and scheduling activities to interactive student learning.

The biggest accomplishment of Moodle is that, with a SaaS like this, it now becomes possible to access the system from any modern net-smart device. This means that a smartphone, a tablet, a PC, laptop or heck, even many game consoles, can easily access Moodle – regardless of location or platform (granted that an internet connection is available).

The benefits of an online learning system speak for themselves, don’t they? For starters, you don’t have to get accustomed to a new platform -Moodle is accessible from already existing platforms, be it Mac, Linux etc… So, you can work from home with ease.

In fact, you can work from anywhere with ease. As long as you have a smart device, location becomes a moot point. This is a major benefit of the SaaS, social software structures. No longer must schedules be bent and manipulated to bring everyone together in a physical location to sit through arduous teaching. Moodle eliminates one of the most unpleasant obstacles in training. Now assignments and activities can be carried over Moodle’s intuitive module framework. Participants can read, test and complete activities on their own schedule, from virtually anywhere.

With Moodle’s clever module, arranging self-service learning processes is a point and click process for teachers, and as simple as opening a self-help book for the students. Moodle follows a regular learning schedule with quarters, semesters, completion of lesson modules, projects and much more.

Tracking progress and grades is also centralized and easy, thanks to Moodle’s ‘cloud centralization.’ Now, in order to perform training sessions, the internet is the only defined infrastructure that all participants must access.

Moodle is powerful, and it takes another step forward by allowing, at the trainer’s discretion, the ability for students to cooperatively exchange information, work on documents and communicate, so that they can work as units and develop team bonding skills.

Moodle is the ultimate, universally compatible, online learning management system. Moodle is easy to work with from both ends (the teacher and student), but most importantly, it teaches teamwork, confidence and independence through the feature of self-service learning.

Nicole Lewis is the Lead Author & Editor of MyLMStips. MyLMStips is dedicated to providing the most engaging topics, information, tips and tricks surrounding Moodle®. It's a place where Moodle® users can receive guidance on how to get the most out of it and increase their productivity and progress.