As an e-learning professional, there are quite a few tools and technologies that you’ll need to rely on in order to be as efficient and effective as possible. Here are the two most important tools.
1. Cloud-Based LMS
Without a cloud-based learning management system (LMS), it will be impossible to implement the personalized and adaptive learning experiences that your employees need and demand.
Cloud-based LMSs allow you to sync various systems, platforms, and apps; provide advanced analytics; and more. Plus, cloud-based LMSs are the backbone of all mobile learning and social learning strategies and initiatives.
Cloud-based LMSs are also critical for storing and providing valuable data and learner feedback so you know what L&D programs are most successful and why. Essentially, without a cloud-based LMS, your employees won’t have access to personalized, relevant, and real-time learning while they’re on the go.
2. High-Quality Content Tools
If your L&D team members are to be highly effective, they will need access to some of the best content authoring tools available to create high-quality learning content, as well as edit and repurpose this content. Such tools should focus especially on video content creation.
As an L&D professional, you will also need to rely on high-quality content curation tools, as those on your team will not be able to handle all the content needs for your organization’s employees in-house on their own. And your L&D team will need content tools driven by artificial intelligence so that learning content is distributed to employees in a timely and effective manner.
What’s more, as the popularity of social learning increases, more LMSs and learning content tools will need social sharing capabilities. Employees must be able to share information and learning content with one another via social networking platforms, whether those platforms are internal or external to the organization. Otherwise, they might stop engaging with their learning content altogether. Social learning is important in ensuring your learning content remains engaging, collaborative, and effective.
Overall, as an L&D professional, it is critical that you have access to a cloud-based LMS and high-quality content tools.