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With the advent of mobile devices and the democratization of wireless networks, we have become almost permanently connected and the internet has become an extension of our own lives. We live in the middle of the digital age and the transition to the virtual world has been legitimized by ever faster and more innovative technological advances.

Recently, the new coronavirus pandemic has legitimized this transition once and for all, and the way we communicate, how we work, how we relate and how we consume has definitely changed. Brands, companies, and services quickly realized the potential of the Internet, and it became a fundamental tool for their success and for the benefit of users.

Distance learning is just one of many examples of this digital revolution. However, it’s the LMS platforms that have come to take a step forward in this evolution, contributing decisively to the success and efficiency of online courses and training. More and more educational institutions around the world are joining these virtual platforms, which have become one of the Internet’s main trends in online training.

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WHAT IS AN LMS PLATFORM FOR ONLINE COURSES?

You have probably heard of LMS platforms. These are the initials for Learning Management System. Some experts have opted for the variation VLE, or Virtual Learning Environment.

Basically, these platforms are virtual sites for distance learning courses, providing various management tools for trainers and trainees, increasing their effectiveness and facilitating the whole process. Among the various tools that can be found in an LMS platform is, for example, the possibility to create evaluation systems, monitor the development of each learner or provide interaction between trainer and learner in real time, without leaving the platform.

Basically, an LMS platform allows you to concentrate in the same software all the tools needed to maximize the efficiency of a distance learning course, both from the learner’s and the trainer’s point of view. In addition, it is easily adaptable to various types of training, which easily explains its rapid growth and strong adherence in recent times.

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THE ADVANTAGES OF ONLINE TRAINING

The truth is that online learning has several advantages, which explains its great adherence and growth in recent times. And, just like telecommuting, the biggest benefit is time management. In a course on an LMS platform you have the possibility to choose your own schedule, balancing your free time with the best period to dedicate to training.

Moreover, thanks to mobile devices and wireless networks, you can study from any location. Obviously you must stay at home for now if you are in confinement in your country, but you can take the course from the beach, from a vacation home, or even in another country. The possibilities are endless.

With online courses, several costs are avoided. Both from a logistical point of view and in eliminating intermediaries, online courses end up being more financially appealing because they reduce your expenses. This allows you to take private courses with greater ease and availability.

With online courses, several costs are avoided. Both from a logistical point of view and in eliminating intermediaries, online courses end up being more financially appealing because they reduce your expenses. This allows you to take private courses with greater ease and availability.

Last but not least, with online courses it is the learner who determines his or her own pace. This ensures that your real needs are met by meeting your real motivations. This makes it quicker and more effective to take a course, as well as easier to change careers or try things you always wanted to try, but didn’t have time to figure out if you liked them or not.

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CERTIFIED ONLINE TRAINING

One of the great advantages of LMS platforms is the possibility of providing certificates in an automated way, whenever an activity has been successfully completed. This not only ensures the trainee’s motivation, but also allows him to keep track of his pace and what he has finished or completed.

This is an excellent way to personalize the online course, as well as a great tool to ensure the motivation of those who are studying. Several online courses also have their own certification, guaranteed by official institutions that certify the subject matter learned. Before starting or opting for a distance learning course, you should inform yourself about all the respective certifications, which guarantee its quality and reliability.

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