A high-quality learning management system is one of the newest ways that the classroom environment can be improved for both teachers and students. With the improvements in technology over the last 20 years it is well past time that new tools be put to use in the educational spectrum. A learning management system can help bring technology to the learning process and improve the experience for teachers and students alike by offering benefits which for many years have eluded those in the academic world.
Students who are engaged in a learning management system have access to a wide variety of benefits that those in a traditional classroom do not. These students are able to utilize the technology that they have available in order to take more courses and graduate on a faster timeline than their peers who are being taught in a traditional brick and mortar classroom environment. Students being taught within a learning management system were found to have responded more thoughtfully in their online courses and were able to use the internet for additional resources while taking these classes. This better simulates a real world experience where they will be able to use technology while they are working on projects, both in a college environment, and in their professional capacities.
The online learning programs, that students had access to, allowed them to keep up with their coursework even when they had to stay home from school due to sickness or other extenuating circumstances. The same went for teachers who were forced to miss days in the classroom. They were able to program lessons so that the students they were in charge of teaching would not fall behind due to circumstances out of their control.
The students using a learning management system also had access to courses which they otherwise would have missed out on. Being able to learn in a location independent system allowed students to take more advanced placement classes and other electives which interested them even when there was not a teacher in the immediate proximity who was willing to, or capable of, teaching the course. This increase in availability directly impacts the students in a positive way and improves the quality of their education as a whole thanks to the technology which they were able to utilize in their education.