Friday, January 22, 2021

What You Need to Know About the Revamped Learning Management System Portal

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Are you a Community Care professional who is considering to upskill and take up courses to give your career a boost? Or perhaps you’re a Community Care Organisation (CCO) that is looking for more effective ways to manage course administration. Either way, you’d be happy to know that the revamped Learning Management System (LMS) under the AIC Learning Network may serve your needs.

The revamped LMS replaces the first generation system, Sumtotal LMS, which has served the Community Care sector for the past 10 years. The new Community Care Learning Management System, launched on December 7, 2020, aims to streamline and improve the experiences of both administrators and learners to meet the needs of and growth in the sector workforce.

What the Learning Management System Offers

With this revamp, CCOs can now host their own in-house courses, facilitate course administration and generate management reports. The LMS also benefits Community Care professionals who can now easily navigate and look at the courses they’re interested in at the  all-new ‘Course Marketplace’. Here are other key features of the new portal:

  • An improved personalised user interface

Each Community Care professional with an LMS account can easily track their learning journey, upcoming tasks and get the latest information or updates via their personal learning dashboard. That’s not all — with the new interface, Learning Institutes (LIs) can issue electronic certificates to all care professionals upon the completion of a course. And to encourage active participation and learning, they can also earn different achievement badges!

  • Workforce upskilling made easy

CCOs would be delighted to know that the system makes managing workplace upskilling easier as it can be used to manage your own in-house courses. Supported by a series of standard and customised reports that can be generated by the Administrators, the management of staff learning and development is made easy.

  • Cultivate learning

Community Care professionals can now have access to free online courses as well as register their interests to attend paid courses aligned with their own professional development. Course outlines of more than 100 courses are available via the Course Marketplace accessible via mobile devices and without the need for login. If CCOs prefer for the course nominations to be centrally managed, the CCO LMS administrators will be able to perform this function and liaise with the LI. But do remember to create the staff learner profile in the LMS first.

  • More secured environment with faster login via SingPass Mobile App

As the cyber landscape changes, the risks that come with it have also evolved. The new LMS adopts a 2 factor authentication as it is more secure to better protect data and functions within the system. Users with the LMS account set-up will only need to scan the QR Code with their SingPass Mobile App to login.

New Learning Institutes On Board

As part of the AIC Learning Network, the LMS is not the only update to support the sector’s growth in training needs—AIC has also recently appointed eight Learning Institutes (LIs) where six are incumbents. Here’s the list of LIs:

  • The Palliative Care Centre for Excellence in Research and Education
  • HMI Institute of Health Sciences
  • Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
  • St Luke’s Eldercare
  • St Luke’s Hospital
  • TSAO Foundation
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Association (new)
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital (new)

The addition of the two new LIs is part of AIC’s effort to strengthen the AIC Learning Network initiative. A total of 110 courses will be launched from January to March 2021—and more will be added progressively—to fill any gaps or emerging needs of the Community Care sector. Check out the list of courses in the Course Marketplace on the LMS.

LIs are responsible for the entire training value chain from curriculum development to training administration. The scope of work covers the end-to-end of the training value chain:

  • Curriculum Development and Contextualisation;
  • Marketing and Industry Outreach to drum up demand;
  • Resources for Provision of Training Administration and Support (such as course scheduling, refreshment and provision of training venue); and
  • Ensuring Relevant Qualifications and Experience of Trainers and Curriculum Developers.

Keen to kickstart your professional development? Sign up for courses here to register your interest!

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