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Education is going places where classrooms are being replaced by computer screens or mobile applications and teachers are no longer needed in a physical forms. E-learning is a term that is being used quite extensively used these days that one in five students in India is a member of one or the other e-learning courses.
E-learning revolves around Learning Management System Software. The LMS powered by affiliate software are creating a rage in the educational sector globally.
Read on to know more about the software and its purposes.
What is Learning Management System?
Learning Management System, or LMS in short is a range of products and software that is used to create, manage and deliver online learning courses. Initially introduced in 1990s, it has undergone copulus changes with the heralding of a digital era with high speed internet facilities.
With the help of LMS, an instructor can perform the following tasks with practically no effort.
Students too are highly benefited since they can make use of interactive features like threaded discussions, video conferencing and discussion forums to aggravate the learning process.
You will be mildly surprised to know that LMS is a ten billion dollars industry and is touted to be worth at least $ 21 million by 2021.In Fact, 41.7% of Fortune 500 companies use LMS to provide guidelines to the employees during formal learning hours.
There are two components in a LMS software.
The primary functions like creating,managing and delivering , authenticating the users , sending them notifications , etc. are done by the server component.
It runs on a web browser that is used by administrators, instructors and students.
How is e-learning done through a Learning Management Software?
Platforms like MS-Talent will enable the instructor to add in course material from various sources and in any format. There are options to incorporate the multimedia files like videos, audios and graphics into the lessons. There is an extensive trove of course materials online which can also assimilated into the course material.
You can configure the course material in any way you want with LMS after creating it.
Once the course material has been created and organised, LMS distributes it to the students.
In a large network of instructors and students, this whole process can be tedious but with a Learning Management system, you can get things done at a very fast pace.
What does Learning Management System do?
The core functionality of a Learning Management System is definitely e-learning. Any kind of courses can be designed and delivered with LMS. Well, this not very hard to guess, considering the name says it all.
A very understated purpose of LMS is the usage of LMS as a business tool. Now a days, almost all organisations ranging from hospitals, government organisations, factories and insurance companies use LMS in some form or the other to train newly hired employees. It can also be used for updating the skills of existing employees by teaching them new skills as and when required.
Almost every company would agree that hiring a new employee and bringing them onboard is a very tough task. By providing the training materials through LMS, the new employee can learn the course material in preferred pace and refer the material back in case any doubts arise in the future. Everything about the company can be included in the course material like the career growth prospects, benefits, code of conduct, privacy policies, sexual harassment policies etc.
The training materials exclusive to your company can remain within the company when an employee retires from work or resigns from the job.
There has been a lot of online learning centers that have mushrooming in our neighbourhoods. LMS software is a good asset to such businesses. The old-school organisations can also supplement its classroom-based courses with courses material through LMS.
NGOs can educate the population of the localities with MLMS about the pressing issues .
Affiliate System of e-learning
Learning Management System gives a commission for each referral that an existing member makes, in a Word Pressed based environment. There are affiliate software that manages this referral system.
There is a WP Plugin that can be used to create affiliates. The e-learning website can be marketed through various channels like print ads, digital ads,T.V commercials etc. All the existing members of the e-learning programme will be given an affiliate ID. They can promote the course among their peers, friends and family. When a new student signs up for a course as a result of this promotion, then they will mention the affiliate ID of the corresponding existing member while signing up.
For each referral, the affiliate will earn an amount that has been agreed upon beforehand, as a commission for referral purchase.
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The WP Plugin has been integrated with several e-commerce plugins like Woocommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, iThemes Exchange, Jigoshop, WP e-commerce, WP Easycart and Shop.
Stating the obvious, majority of the affiliates are students and teachers.
We can conclude that educational sector is undergoing a revolution with the onset of LMS and other e-learning options that enhances the productivity and efficiency of the millenials in a huge way.
This post was authored by Mrinalini Govind, who is working as Senior Content Writer and Research Coordinator at Infinite MLM Software. She is a regular contributor of articles and blogs to popular tech magazines and websites respectively. When she is not locked onto her computer, you can find her in a cozy corner reading books on subjects ranging from fiction to technology. Apart from writing, she enjoys travelling and poetry. You can reach her at email@example.com or from the website: https://infinitemlmsoftware.com