Best online learning platforms of 2019: LMS for education and business

| October 22, 2019

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When it comes to training and education, online platforms are increasingly becoming the norm, whether it's packages supplied in-house or by third-party providers. The number of Learning Management Systems (LMS) isn't just increasing dramatically, but also in the quality, reach, and value of courses, with multiple opportunities for both trainers and companies looking to train staff, let alone individuals wanting to improve their range of skills. The key issue for a LMS is the ease of use for both trainer and trainee, and many platforms comes with a range of additional built-in features, such as communications for messaging and analytics for data on viewing rates and engagement.

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