Use Employee-Generated Learning to solve all common LMS problems
With the evolving L&D sector, the current LMS solution may not fully adapt to the new “always-on,” user-driven demands of a young workforce. That’s why it’s worth considering alternatives.
Many organizations today combine an LMS with an authoring tool. Interestingly, many authoring tools are also starting to offer key LMS features and vice versa. This implies a demand for a next-generation learning tool that can offer both LMS and an authoring tool functions in one.
Our own solution, Easygenerator, is what’s known as an authoring tool with LMS-lite features. While it enables users to create learning content, it also offers the ability to track and trace learner results and generate insightful reports – just like an LMS.
More importantly, it simplifies the often complex content creation process that comes with using an LMS. Easygenerator is a user-friendly tool built for subject matter experts, enabling a bottom-up learning model referred to as Employee-Generated Learning (EGL).
But if you haven’t heard of EGL, we’ll explain what it is and how you can use it to solve the challenges of an LMS. Are you ready?
Under EGL, subject matter experts are empowered to create e-learning content themselves. That means L&D professionals no longer have to spend significant time and effort developing content using complex tools built for designers. Instead, they can hand the content creation process off to any employee with subject matter expertise, and take on a supervisory role instead. This accelerates the circulation of knowledge and enables L&D to focus on other tasks in their backlog.
An easy-to-use authoring tool in combination with EGL also makes it much easier to keep content up to date, saving you time and money down the road that would have otherwise gone to creating the same content from scratch.
Not only do you know how to launch a Learning Management System, but you also have the opportunity to consider the more efficient process of EGL. With all the investment in time, money, resources that creating an LMS from scratch requires, it’s worth asking the question of whether we need the traditional form of an LMS anymore. With the benefits that other user-centric tools offer, it may be time to look for LMS-lite solutions like Easygenerator, instead.