Learning Management is the capacity to design pedagogic strategies that achieve learning outcomes for students of all types and kinds.
The core of learning management is the Learning Management Design Process (LMDP). The LMDP is a curriculum planning process comprising eight learning design based questions. This process, developed by Professor David Lynch of CQU in the late 1990’s, has been used primarily as a tool to train teachers. These questions when answered in sequence focus the teacher on what is important when planning to teach students.
The LMDP organises its eight questions through three sequential phases: Outcomes; Strategy; and Evidence. Each phase represents the bodies of information that its associated questions seeks to pursue. The LMDP represents a re-think of the various curriculum development models that have predominated the planning of teaching and curriculum for decades.
Since its inception, learning management has evolved and matured as a structured digital approach teaching and learning.
Numerous proprietary and open source software platforms, known as Learning Management Systems (LMS), have evolved to deliver courseware to students of all types. Ever increasingly, LMS services utilise web browsers to deliver education and training content ranging from managing training and training records to distributing courses to employees/students over the internet.
Typically, LMS provide an employer/instructor with a way to create and deliver specialized content, monitor employee/student participation, and assess their overall performance and completion of the required courses. A learning management system may also provide employees/students with the ability to use interactive features such as threaded discussions, video conferencing, and discussion forums to reach their full potential.
Online learning environments are a new but rapidly growing primarily due to cost and convenience. Such environments offer a secure place where a large number of people receive appropriate training and possibly accreditation. Often it is difficult for teachers and trainers to get an entire group of people together in the same place at the same time. Companies and institutes are finding it hard to keep track of paper work proving training completion, forms, and evaluations. With LMS, many of these problems are readily addressed.
LMS allows organisations to quickly train and track their employees Knowledge, capabilities and often-mandatory professional accreditation.
Galbraith & Co. utilises LMS for both internal and external purposes. We have excellent insight in to the LMS platforms most appropriate to any given learning requirement. We have an expert teaching management team who can advise, develop, populate and operate these platforms to meet any particular requirement.