For Online Learning, COVID-19 Has Opened the Doors to Learning Management Systems

By Grit Daily Staff Grit Daily Staff has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on December 15, 2020

With 2021 rapidly approaching, a tumultuous year is finally coming to an end, as for the past 12-months, the world was forced to go digital amidst a global pandemic that still hasn’t dissipated. From education and eCommerce, to branding and sales, our entrepreneurial supply chain has had to adapt, quickly–but it’s come at a cost. 

Whether you’re an instructor, marketing manager, musician, politician, and/or a public figure–it became readily apparent that we either had to adjust course, or be swallowed up whole and out of pocket. As we are entering into what has been referred to as “The Fourth Industrial Revolution,” our world knows no bounds, even amidst a pandemic. Indeed, there is always a light with a dark. Our digital revolution began with data processing and ended up raising social media to be an incredibly powerful beast–which cannot be tamed. 

Since the coronavirus has been at large, businesses small and large have begun redefining their marketing strategies and providing easier accessibility to consumers. For digital natives, or those individuals who grew up with today’s tech and social media, adjusting courses isn’t all that difficult. However, the same cannot be said for digital immigrants, or those who did not grow up with this technology and now have to learn how to use newer technologies like video streaming (Zoom), social media, and other in-office equivalents–all from home. 

Certainly, the market has predicted the need for tools that can help onboard these individuals into the endless potential in which cyberspace brings to the entrepreneurial sector. Thankfully, video-streaming platforms, among others were deemed to be federally appropriate and HIPAA-compliant back in March with an Executive Order signed by the Department of Human and Health Services. And that was just the beginning. 

Now, we are focused on online learning, or eLearning as we prepare to get students back in classrooms, however possible, in the coming year. From classrooms to cyberspace, educational institutions are looking for new ways to adjust course for their curriculums, ensuring students aren’t out of the classroom for too long. As 2021 rapidly approaches, we can expect to see a rise in LMS, or learning management systems. These are cloud-based online platforms that allow an individual to not only create a course, but also take it. Through a content management system, you can provide relevant content, gamification tools which add a bit of competitiveness to the program, as well as mobile support. 

Over the past five years, educational courses via podcasts have become increasingly popular, allowing students to utilize iPads and other forms of tech to help aid in their studies. Undoubtedly online courses today are a big hit, which opens the market up for learning management systems as we approach 2021. 

But the most interesting transformation that has taken place is the classroom itself. Converting education from a traditional classroom environment to completely online and digital was game changing. As everyone has their own method of learning, looking for the best pricing model is important, as it can be tailored to your unique learning needs. There are various pricing models out there, but subscription services like Inquisiq or those where a student can pay a predetermined amount or a lump sum, allows for users to have tailored products and learning experiences. 

The internet is more than social media and bantering about politics. It’s an online classroom itself, full of knowledge and lessons to be learned. Bringing education into the digital age can only help our youth as we come out of this pandemic stronger than ever.

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