The 'Why' of Connecting ILT with Your LMS

Viren Kapadia March 7, 2022
The 'Why' of Connecting ILT with Your LMS

As digitization is increasing, ILT is a useful form of training due to higher knowledge retention. But, it has certain drawbacks, such as having limited reach to learners, higher cost, and the tracking of KPIs can be challenging. ILT needs to adapt in an environment where technology is always advancing and is ever-changing, such as Learning & Development and the business landscape. ILT, along with an intuitive Learning Management System, provides better alternatives and delivers a variety of benefits during these times when training and L&D programs are going online.

Despite the variety of technologies available, the LMS and ILT continue to spearhead most learning professionals' minds when they are looking forward to learning technologies. ILT, or Instructor's Led Training, is a practice of conducting real-time training with an instructor present physically or in a webinar. There are several methods by which training can be delivered, such as in a classroom, seminar, or webinar.

Benefits of ILT(Instructor-led Training)

  • ● ILT increases engagement and participation, as it allows the instructor to choose workshop style.
  • ● It can also be aimed at a large audience or divided into small groups.
  • ● Feedback can be given in real-time.
  • ● It promotes multi-department collaboration by bringing different departments together.
  • ● It helps learners build their professional network by networking with their fellow students.

Using ILT tends to be a very costly training method because of the expenses involved. These include- renting facilities, hiring an instructor, travel & food expenses, the cost of purchasing equipment, etc.

We can create, monitor, and deliver e-learning programs through LMS like Gmail, Microsoft. Businesses use LMS in large industries such as Healthcare and Tech startups, NGOs, Government Organizations, Academic Institutions.

LMS can be used to reduce the above challenges and make ILT more effective. ILT with content learners helps solidify skills, build confidence, and ensure ongoing application. LMS acts as a blended hub and supports ILT along with video conferencing integrations. Blending LMS with ILT gives you greater delivery flexibility, builds and reinforces knowledge and skill over time. It is also a cost-effective way to provide training to a large group of learners.

Benefits of LMS(Learning Management System)

  • ● In the corporate environment, LMS helps in employee training and onboarding.
  • ● In academics, it provides students with forums for discussion, video conferencing, and other features.
  • ● LMS is also used for employee development and retention sessions. Courses are designed for the employees to make sure they develop required and effective skills and remain updated about the product changes in the company.

Why Connect ILT with LMS?

Due to the increase in digitalization, professional fields are moving ahead to instructor-led training. As a result, the use of ILT along with LMS delivers better outcomes, rather than using ILT only.

  • Increases efficiency and productivity

    LMS along with ILT provides cost benefits. It helps move training delivery online. LMS eliminates travel expenses and the cost of renting facilities by allowing delivery of live experience through webinars. Learners can learn at their own pace, and trainers can go back to the session where the learners may have some doubts.

  • Administration Automation and Data Analytics

    LMS blended with ILT makes it easy to track a huge number of details, makes enrollment easy, and produces an analysis of the data, which helps in decision making. It also helps to retrieve information and keep a record of the courses completed, and the reports can be sent to the Learning & Development team.

  • Creating a Vigorous Learning Experience

    ILT with content earns helps solidify skills, build confidence, and ensure the blend of LMS with ILT builds and reinforces knowledge and skill over time, resulting in increased learning, retention, and application.

  • Increase in Attendance

    Attendance can be increased by helping learners on ILT sessions more easily through automated reminders, calendars, and notifications.

  • Greater Flexibility in Generating Reports

    LMS along with ILT helps generate a large number of files.

  • Extension of Learning Management

    Learning engagement can be extended by adding more training material such as slides, notes, videos, quizzes related to the course available to improve and increase employee knowledge.

How does LMS Support ILT?

The key areas in which an LMS can help you deliver your ILT sessions are :

  • Online Learning Paths

    Using Online Learning Paths in LMS to deliver ILT sessions enables learners to access the course from anywhere in the world. Trainers can add pre-recorded videos to the courses to make them available anytime and anywhere.

  • Automated Reminder & Notification

    This helps students keep track of their upcoming sessions and deadlines to ensure that all the students know which course needs to be completed.

  • Adding Quizzes & Notes

    To help assess the learner's understanding and track their performances for a certain course, trainers can add more engaging material, such as quizzes and notes, and they can put in an assessment. In addition, trainers can give out real-time feedback and ask the students to do the same.

  • Auto-Enrollment of Courses and Maintaining Records

    LMS ensures learners are assigned to relevant ILT courses with auto-enroll features. It auto-registers the learners based on their title, location, course completed, expiration date, and many more. It also helps generate their course reports to keep them updated and on the same page.

Conclusion

Using an LMS of Gyrusto support ILT will help the organizations as it will automate how you manage, track, and deliver your live and virtual sessions. You will be able to make your ILT sessions widely available. It will also help cut down on unnecessary training costs and get actionable insights to enhance the learner experience. In addition, you will not only be able to maintain and lead the development of the employees but also remain compliant. There are several features available like unified learning which offers virtual, and electronic learning to training and compliance requirements.

What is eLearning?

  • E-Learning allows the online delivery of training with real-time tracking of training analytics, optimizing time and reducing costs associated with traditional learning methods.

What is an LMS?

  • E-Learning allows the online delivery of training with real-time tracking of training analytics, optimizing time and reducing costs associated with traditional learning methods.

SCORM, AICC & XAPI

  • SCORM and AICC are an international standard for tracking E-Learning activities. xAPI (formerly Tin Can API) is the Learning Objects new standard. The Gyrus Learning Management System supports both of these standards.