Infographic: 6 Benefits of using an LMS for professional development

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With the right toolset, you can offer an engaging and efficient program

How can you make your professional development program more efficient and more effective? A learning management system (LMS) provides the tools needed to assign, monitor, track, and report on all the learning activities of your faculty and staff. Here a few of the ways that an LMS can impact the delivery of a professional development and training program.

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Using a single learning management system (LMS) to deliver content and activities to students and professional development to faculty and staff can minimize costs, increase adoption, and reduce re-training time. Here’s how an LMS can supercharge your professional development program.

Provide content-focused learning

Instructors can access expert advice and relevant content, specific to their teaching context. This can have an immediate and dramatic impact in their classrooms.

Support active learning

Authenticity is key to meaningful learning experiences. Through the LMS, learners can engage in relevant, hands-on, real-world activities.

Enable collaboration

The LMS provides a communal space for feedback, content, and personal interaction. Educators can engage any time, any place, and from any device.

Facilitate powerful communication

There are many ways for educators to have one-to-one interactions with peers, to receive coaching and expert support through online discussions, or sharing pedagogical resources.

Encourage continuous learning

Content can be made readily available through the LMS. Beyond one-off workshops, instructors can continue to engage with materials, upload their own courses, and support proactive learning strategies.

Support use of models and modeling

Provide instructors with clear demonstrations of best practices, exemplar lesson plans, and unit plans. Video tools allow instructors to engage in powerful peer observation sessions.

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