Learning Management System (LMS): Its Definition and Types


Learning Management System (LMS) has been around in business since the 1990s. In recent years, they have become more popular due to the pandemic, as online learning has become more popular.

An LMS is a tool that helps teachers manage online classes. It also allows students to be more engaged and get better learning outcomes.

In the post-pandemic era, LMS has become an integral part of any school’s technology infrastructure as it supports academic and non-academic activities.

Here’s what you should know about the different types of LMS

Types of Learning Management Systems

As mentioned before, blended learning is a combination of face-to-face and online learning. It can be used for any subject and at any level of education, from preschool to college. Moreover, it gives students the freedom to learn at their own pace while also getting direct teaching in the classroom. This is made possible by using technology to provide students with materials and track their progress through quizzes and assessments.

Why is Blended Learning Important?

There are many types of LMS out there, but they generally fall into one of these two categories:

  1. Hosted LMS: A type of cloud-based LMS that can be used to create learning content. These are often offered by third parties such as Udemy, Teachable, or Coursera which come with a set of features.
    Teachers often use this type individually, and it is not connected to any school, college, or other educational institution.
  2. Custom LMS: A type of LMS where features can be customized to fit the needs of the school or organization. Therefore, the features may be applied more widely, even including report printing and integration with payment gateways.
    Custom LMS is usually used by established and developing educational institutions, especially if they have specific goals for using technology.

Implementation of Learning Management System in Schools

School leaders are responsible for ensuring that their schools are equipped with the best tools and resources to meet the needs of students, teachers, and staff.

To achieve this, it is highly recommended to invest in an LMS that can support both academic and non-academic activities in schools.

A custom LMS is a better solution for schools because it can be customized to meet the school’s needs. In addition, school leaders must also understand how the LMS will be used so that implementation is targeted.

One option for a custom LMS is Guru Kreator Enterprise by Paideia Educational Solutions. It is designed to create a personalized digital learning environment that works better for each school’s unique needs and characteristics.

So far, there are already 11,000+ Guru Kreator users in Indonesia. Our team is ready to chat and figure out a solution that fits your school. Click here to schedule a demo of Guru Kreator Enterprise.

Writer: Ryan Oktapratama

Published: January 9, 2023

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