Modern learning management system (LMS) for students, universities and professors

Students

Universities

  • Cost savings
  • Efficient administration processes
  • One-stop shop through a digital study management system
  • Document management system (DMS)
  • Unique branding with your own App
  • Reporting and CRM functionality

Professors

  • Content Management System (CMS)
  • Automated distribution of teaching materials
  • Large classrooms
  • Group work and seminars
  • Integration of new media

LMS is a key component of digitisation strategy

Strategic differentiation through digitization

Digitisation opens up the possibility for universities (including technical colleges, educational colleges and higher technical schools) to strategically differentiate and better position themselves in the university and science system.[1] Increased competition in the form of additional third-party funding, students and university qualifications has made this aspect increasingly relevant. Almost three-quarters of universities now pursue the process of enriching their teaching through the use of digital elements.[2]

 

LMSs define interfaces between learning, lecturers and universities

An important element in the digitisation strategy of higher education institutions is the so- called learning management systems(LMS) or learning platform, which provides a digital interface between the education provider and the learners and lecturers. Numerous universities use open source solutions such as Moodle, ILIAS or OLAT.

 

Limitations of traditional learning management systems

Traditional learning management systems quickly reach their limits when it comes to key issues such as ease-of-use mobile learning or multi-device capability. Such systems are very unpopular with many users as they are perceived to promote top-down learning models and have low usability, functioning purely as download platforms.[3]

Additionally, the functionality of these systems is often restricted to mere file storage, and so it is not surprising that students and lecturers are often reluctant to use them. Studies continue to indicate that traditional learning management systems are extremely unpopular with both students and teachers. [4]

Furthermore, open source solutions are not free of charge. Costs arise related to system purchases and adaptation, server operation and personnel expenses for technical support and training.

 

High demands in continuing education

In continuing education programs and postgraduate studies such as Executive MBA programs, Master of Advanced Studies (MAS), Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) or Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS), students and participants have very high expectations. Traditional learning platforms alone are often not suitable. At the same time, universities are subject to increasing competition and are being faced with the need to differentiate. Evaluating a suitable learning management system (LMS) and implementing the digitisation strategy can be a challenging process.

 

MaxBrain – Learning management system 4.0

As a state-of-the-art learning management system (LMS) 4.0 , MaxBrain formulates an answer to these challenges and allows for completely paperless, digital education.

MaxBrain has been developed in collaboration with the Executive MBA Program of the University of St. Gallen. As a modern LMS, it offers numerous advantages for students, universities and professors:

  • High usability
  • Native iOS and Android apps
  • Cloud-based document management
  • Integrated study management
  • Social learning functionality

Sources

[1] Hochschulforum Digitalisierung. ARBEITSPAPIER NR. 16 | JANUAR 2016: Zur Nachhaltigen Implementierung von Lerninnovationen mit digitalen Medien

[2] https://hochschulforumdigitalisierung.de/de/organisationsstand-digital

[3] https://www.e-teaching.org/news/eteaching_blog/themenspecial-lernmanagement-systeme-ein-resuemee

[4] Bertelsmann Stiftung 2016: Monitor Digitale Bildung: Berufliche Ausbildung imdigitalen Zeitalter

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