Technology is the new joy in the corporate training industry. Large companies are investing in the creation of corporate universities and their own platforms. The digitalization of corporate learning is gaining momentum: companies are following technological innovations, and more and more often we can face the terms “educational environment” and “individual trajectories”. But the digitalization of training significantly increases its efficiency and quality, which, in turn, has a positive effect on business performance.
What is LMS?
LMS (Learning Management System) is software that allows you to create online courses, manage them and educate people by giving users access to materials, tests, etc.
Like social networks that let you manage your profile, post photos, and chat, LMSs let you manage your education. You can share learning content in the order you want, test and track student knowledge, and even create your own benchmarks for evaluating results.
If you have never used a learning management system before, now is the time to learn about this tool. Many LMS software solutions are implemented in the most famous and successful enterprises around the world. As a rule, within the framework of corporate training.
LMS platforms are primarily learning administration tools. It is convenient in that it allows you to control the educational process from and to, but the comfort and interests of students here fade into the background. They choose neither the format of the content, nor the duration, nor the intensity of the study.
Courses on LMS platforms are suitable for those cases when you need to quickly convey some information to all employees. For example, there have been changes in tax legislation. You upload a course that tells about them to the platform, select the employees of the finance department who need to take the course, and send them all the information about the training.
The fact is that elearning business is not just a new trend, but a tool that allows you to increase profits, save time and make the life of management and employees a little easier.
AI in LMS
LMS systems work on the basis of artificial intelligence and help companies to simultaneously personalize and unify the training of company employees. The system of recommendations and goal-setting works great here.
AI functions in the education system:
- Personalization of courses, adapting to the strengths, weaknesses, and preferences of each student;
- Finding bugs;
- Selection of appropriate tasks according to the wishes of students;
- Natural language processing to create interactions with chatbots.
The peculiarity of using AI
The peculiarity in using AI here is that in order to provide correct feedback, it must understand the input from the student, which can take different forms each time. This is much more complex than just taking a structured response from a given list and providing feedback, but it also allows for more precise instructions.
With AI-powered content suggestions and recommendations, you can create more engaging activities. Interactivity is encouraged through live sessions, adaptive pathways, skill assessments, and breakout rooms.
4 types of AI
While there are other use cases for AI in online learning, almost all of them fall under the 4 use cases.
- Language recognition and natural language analysis. Used in language learning, but also in major specialty applications. The disadvantage is that such an algorithm often fails with children or people who speak several languages.
- Personalization of online learning. Adjust course material based on student usage and preferences.
- Virtual (online) training. Help with grading to identify and correct student errors.
- adaptive learning. Proactively identifying and addressing gaps in student knowledge.
Many of these can be combined and used together to form a richer AI learning environment.
And while AI often needs time to learn (acquire enough information from the base that the AI is working on) and be efficient, the more a program can link these different types, the more possibilities can be realized.
The development of AI in online education is great news for everyone. The more educators can experiment with this technology, the more new and innovative uses they will find.