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Why do schools need to use a learning management system?

Why do schools need to use a learning management system?
Why do schools need to use a learning management system?

Why do schools need to use a learning management system?

KUNETIZEN | A learning management system (LMS) is a web-based software application used to plan, implement, and assess certain learning processes. This technology has actually been used for a long time by high-level educational institutions and multinational companies to provide online teaching and training.

Meanwhile, the majority of teaching institutions at primary to high school levels only started using it during the pandemic; precisely when the learning process from home is implemented evenly. Even though the pandemic era has subsided and school children have returned to face-to-face learning, LMS still needs to be used by elementary to high school.

Because, the authors of the journal The Learning Management System Matters in Face-to-Face Higher Education Courses concluded that this technology has the potential to improve teaching and learning methods even in direct (face-to-face) meetings.

Benefits of Using a Learning Management System

So, what are the benefits of LMS for schools?

Have centralized material and data

Considering that the LMS is web-based, storage of teaching and training materials and data will of course rely on cloud technology on the internet network. This means that teachers can collect all lesson material and data as well as training in one place. This feature can certainly provide easy access, while preventing teachers from the risk of losing material and data.

Can track student development and performance easily

The second benefit of an LMS for teachers (and schools) is the ability to see the extent of student development and performance remotely and without time limitations. If a student fails in one subject, the teacher can provide him with additional (or remedial) material to improve his score. This is possible because of reporting features and analytical tools, which can highlight which parts of teaching are poor or good.

Reduce learning and development costs

The face-to-face learning method is closely related to physical learning materials. For example, when a teacher is going to give a competency test, he needs to prepare as many question papers as there are students in the class, which of course costs money. When using an LMS, teachers no longer need to do this. Because, he just needs to put and display the questions into the LMS database for his students to access.

Provides unlimited access to learning materials

The teaching and learning process at school has a time limit in one day. For some students, perhaps just studying at school is enough. However, for those who want to continue learning or repeat class material, the LMS application can give them unlimited access to material. At the same time, schools have met the capacity to provide adequate teaching for students.