The potential for cloud-based learning is becoming more and more apparent in 2022. The digital environment has become more and more pervasive within the corporate world and now cloud-based systems offer such advantages as performance tracking in real-time, as well as mobile-aided support. In fact, could-based LMS has all that the modern corporate requires. Could-based solutions have been called a truly disruptive technology – it’s no longer business as usual.
Traditional training solutions have become more and more costly, as well as time-consuming. The pressures the traditional approach puts on corporates means that in many instances they are faced with the reality of an increasing skills gap and performance-related issues. This can mean that the entity is at a distinct competitive disadvantage. R&D teams are faced with a situation where they have to balance strategic necessity with optimal operational outcomes. In this piece, we look at how cloud-based learning management systems such as Nesos can enhance the training experience.
Some benefits of cloud-based learning management systems include:
The ‘Just in Time’ Advantage
Could-based LMS has a variety of advantages including allowing staff to learn anywhere, at any time. Given the increasing ‘work from home’ model and increasing mobility the ability to access learning-based content on a variety of smart devices irrespective of geography and time of day provides not only convenience but also a competitive advantage.
The ability of cloud-based learning systems to provide scalable content tailored to specific audiences is an added advantage. Combine this with the ability to support e-learning authoring tools that enable course updates to occur remotely and the advantages of the approach become immediately apparent.
Companies can reduce employee downtime which is the inevitable result of traveling to and from remote destinations to engage in learning activities. It also reduces the infrastructural investment required to deliver positive learning experiences. Employees learning ‘on the go’ are exposed to a continuous set of learning opportunities and can at the same time contribute to the company’s bottom line through increased productivity. The result is a superior ROI.
Reduced Maintenance Costs
Traditional learning methods require the company to invest heavily in third-party systems – and the support of systems such as ERP and HRMS (among others). Any network problem can adversely affect employee performance. The implementation of cloud-based LMS streamlines the learning process by providing functionality such as automated tracking, reminders, online updates, online assessment tools, and increased functionality at all levels of the organization and across departments.
Reduced IT Costs
With cloud-based delivery, the necessity for a dedicated IT department is removed. Troubleshooting occurs remotely – and adhere’s to the ‘just in time’ principle.
The benefits of increased flexibility and the improved ROI of training programs, as well as higher employee productivity, are immediately apparent when it comes to corporate flexibility and the scalability of the systems. Add to this reduced training costs and measurable outcomes and the business case for cloud-based LMS makes its own case.