Automated scheduled updates in site appearance for a fresh face to the market all the time.
Your LMS needs to look like it’s prepared to take on the future! If looking at your LMS gives you get pangs of nostalgia for the web design of the nineties, it’s time that LMS evolved! Your learners are used to the best and brightest that web UI has to offer, and that’s a competitive arena.
While web designers slug it out on the web to offer a impressive interface, you don’t want your LMS to be left behind looking like a digital dinosaur. Looks aren’t everything of course. You could fill your LMS with sex and sizzle, but if the learners can’t easily navigate it, they’ll soon switch off.
If you have a central dashboard with clear links to all the areas they need, you’re off to a good start. The best tip I can give you is to try the learning journey out from a learner’s perspective. Keep your eye open for anything that makes you feel like taking a nap, or worse still, ejecting your computer through the nearest window.
Those high standards of UI and UX are essential to keep your learners using the system efficiently, but don’t forget about your managers and teachers. Make sure that the back-end areas take pressure of your teachers, are just as easy to use, and that access to technical support is readily available .
GAMIFICATION & REWARDS
Speaking of user experience, what can you do to make the learning journey more enthralling? The answer is pretty easy when you think about it – you just make the experience feel more like a game than a beige-and-boring learning platform.
You might think gamification is a niche field or an untested quantity, but you’d be wrong. Gamification has been so successful that you probably don’t even realize when you’re being gamified.
Those ebucks you collect with your credit card – gamification. That progress bar telling you that your LinkedIn profile isn’t complete – gamification. When it comes to NextGen learning platforms, gamification plays a major role in hooking your learners and keeping them coming back for more.
Badges tap into their impulse to collect things and drive them to search the LMS for that piece of content that’ll make their badge cabinet complete.
Leaderboards let them see where they rank in comparison to their peers and give them a reason to push a little harder. Levels can take a dry subject and turn it into a momentous quest for personal development.
Like so much in a NextGen LMS, gamification isn’t just about what the user does – it’s about how it makes them feel.
VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING.
Contrary to common belief, virtual reality-based training (VRBT) does not have to involve VR headsets, Steven Spielberg or ET.
It is an interactive and immersive teaching method that employs technology to provide virtual scenarios to simulate situations that might occur in actual settings. It can see experienced on Desktop, Laptop, Notebook, Phone or VR headset.
The visual format, contextual cues and immersive characteristics of VR help improve the quality and speed of learning and, some studies say, enable humans to retain information longer than with traditional training. Using VRBT creates memories as if humans had done something before.
ADVANCED LEARNING ACTIVITIES, Quizzes, Peer Review Assignments, Interactive Video, Virtual Reality, Blogs, Video Conferencing.
ADVANCED LEARNER ANALYTICS, for better teaching and learner results.
TEACHER BLOGS. Classroom Communities and Global Connections
WEBSITE FUNCTIONALITY. External, Internal Marketing, pages visible without logging in.
eCOMMERCE OPTIONS. Course booking and payment, tutorial extra sales, etc.