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E-Learning Checklist: Making sure your LMS is aged care specific

When it comes time to move to delivering training online (or evaluating your current platform), there are a number of critical success factors.

Below is a checklist of questions that you might find helpful to ensure that all of your needs are/will be met. The Learning Management System (LMS) I’m considering has been specifically developed for the aged care industry and:

  • Provides instant access to a register of who has (and hasn’t) completed their training
  • Is accessible on any internet enabled device (computers, tablets, and smart phones)
  • Has a function for set-and-forget training plans that can be based on a staff member’s role
  • Comes with online storage capacity so I can host our own materials (e.g. policies, procedures, presentations)
  • Allows us to manually input results for training that staff have completed externally
  • Allows us to manually input results for off-line training (e.g. manual handling)
  • Has the ability to host our pre-existing content, e-learning modules, etc
  • Comes with content that is endorsed by an external organisation (e.g. RCNA)
  • Is hosted by a provider who will modify or co-develop content based on our organisation’s practices
  • Can be customised to match the look and feel of our organisation’s brand

When considering online learning, it should include aged care specific education, and a customisable LMS platform, that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and on any device to assist the staff of aged care facilities to meet their mandatory training and professional development needs.

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