With corporations turning to elearning for training their global workforces, many are seeking corporate training software to connect and engage with employees. However, the training requirements of one line-of-business will not be the same as a human resources department. So why would you use the same LMS? Let's review some of the primary differences between learning management system (LMS) software which you might want to use for your corporate training.
Types of Training Software
There are several types of corporate training software options on the market right now. Both have strengths and weaknesses. It will be up to you to determine which features are most important to you and what will work best for your employees.
The traditional corporate LMS is often part of a human resources or talent management solutions. They are mainly intended for the administration, delivery, documentation, and tracking of training programs. A corporate LMS may include features such as content management of training materials, video support, and mobile access. A key component of a traditional corporate LMS is documentation and tracking, often with rigorous compliance reporting functionality.
The typical education LMS is primarily used in higher education, either in a blended learning environment or to conduct courses virtually. In primary and secondary grades, learning management systems are becoming more common in blended and technology enabled classrooms. In addition to classroom management features (such as attendance and grading), learning software in education needs to engage students in all grade levels.
The Next-Generation Learning Experience Platform
Modern corporate training software, also known as next-gen learning experience platforms, put the focus on the learner and the learning experience. Key characteristics of a modern learning platform include ease of content creation, video integration, microlearning and just-in-time learning, as well as social learning—all with mobile availability so employees can access content when and where they want.