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What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”

Association eLearning

For example, you’ve likely seen Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) discussed on various websites and company pages. How is an LCMS Different from an LMS? An LCMS goes one step farther. In addition to everything an LMS does, an LCMS also lets you create learning content (courses, lessons, modules, etc.). Wrong. What’s an LMS?

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LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring

Tony Karrer

I’ve received some good feedback on my post Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets. One thing is pretty clear, LCMS tools have really headed towards a kind of super Authoring tool and there's a related but quite distinct need for support for a Warehouse. In terms of use of traditional LCMS products towards the needs cited in the previous post, Brenda Robinson and I had a good "discussion" around this - email exchange. My larger customers faced the same problem and use LCMS to fix it. Another problem solved by LCMS technology.

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LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

Learning Content Management System   (LCMS) typically is an LMS to which the LMS vendor has added an authoring tool. The authoring tool in an LCMS can be used to create content and courses, but has limited functionality compared to a multimedia content authoring tool. The post LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools appeared first on WBT Systems

Do Organizations Still Need an LCMS?

Origin Learning

A Learning Content Management System or LCMS manages all the learning content of an organization in one place. The primary business problem a LCMS solves is to create just enough content just in time to meet the needs of individual learners or groups of learners. In an LCMS, content managers can create, store, reuse, and manage learning objects from a central object repository.

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Every multimedia developer’s nightmare…the LCMS

Bottom-Line Performance

As a multimedia developer the thought of developing e-Learning with an LCMS development tool sends shivers up my spine (not the good kind, like when you learn a new way to make something animate in Flash…yes, I know I need to get out more). Don’t get me wrong, the majority of LCMS development tools are great for rapid development, and are a great way to manage content and content objects with a single application. you need to be sure that when deciding on an LCMS you are clear what the LCMS development tool can and cannot do. You’ve been warned.

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LMS and LCMS: What’s the Difference?

eFront

If you’re confused about the differences between a learning management system (LMS) and a learning content management system (LCMS), you’re not alone. In fact, an LMS and an LCMS are complementary but very different systems that serve different masters and address unique business challenges. In contrast, the focus of an LCMS is on learning content. Differences and overlap.

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State of the LCMS with Mark Hellinger

Dawn of Learning

It seems to me that this is a good time to comment on the state of the Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) market given the many changes in 2012. Post Type: Blog post. read more. Industry News

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Using Your LCMS to Save Kirkpatrick

KnowledgeStar

Forget About Level 4? Never! Not too many years ago I remember the words of an L&D VP to whom I reported. We were talking about measuring the effectiveness of a very expensive training program we just delivered. Just focus on the first three. Forget about this Kirkpatrick level four,” he said. “It’s too hard […]. Learning

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What is an LCMS?

Growth Engineering

Of all the acronyms floating around in our industry, LMS and LCMS will definitely cause the most head-scratching. Let’s focus on the lesser-known of these terms – the LCMS! LCMS – Learning Content Management System. When we add in the extra ‘C’, we end up with a learning content management system (LCMS). The LCMS will also be able to deliver the content that is created.

LMS vs LCMS vs CMS.changing one letter makes a big difference.

OpenSesame

What are the differences between LMS, LCMS, and CMS? The three most common ways to deliver online courses are through a Learning Management System (LMS), Learning Content Management System (LCMS) or Content Management System (CMS). This question often stirs up confusion among those who simply do not know the answer. Right eLearning Solutions Getting Started LMS

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eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! LCMS – A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) typically provides a multi-user environment where administrators, instructors, and content managers can create, store, reuse, and manage learning objects from a central object repository. Grab a spoon, and let’s dig in to the soup, with this eLearning glossary.

Solution Series: Learning Content Management Systems – What exactly is an LCMS?

InsiderHub

Had the users employed an LCMS, or learning content management system, there would have been no question about working on the most up-to-date course documents – because an LCMS is a central repository, where updates can be made in real time and stored in a cloud-based system. An LCMS focuses primarily on content development, collaboration and sharing content. Solutions Series

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT BOB LITTLE (Senior Partner, Bob Little Press & PR). Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. His interests include singing and sport – notably cricket. He is also a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Carmen and a Freeman of the City of London. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. THE INTERVIEW: 1. Learnnovators: Hi Bob. How has the journey been so far? Virtual classrooms.

State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

Do you have a LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform. One important data point here – the term “LCMS” is on its deathbed. By the mid to late 2000′s, the split returned with LCMS and LMS (and yes, there were vendors who called themselves LCMSs for as long as e-learning – online learning – has existed). Survey. Lasted for one month. 69% said yes. Best Yet.

The Power of eLearning Templates

360 Training

Focus your energy on authoring great course content and let the Learning Content management System (LCMS) handle the rest. Examples How To Tips and Tricks Uncategorized activities authoring design tips elearning ideas instructional design LCMS planning Shazia subject matter experts templates training For those who have been developing for some time, this is a welcome opportunity.

Differences and Distinctions: LMS vs. LCMS

Bottom-Line Performance

As we begin our investigation into LMS systems this month, it seems useful to talk about the distinction between an LMS and an LCMS. The primary difference is that the LCMS, or Learning Content Management System, allows for much more dynamic management of the content used in training. LCMS systems allow you to create learning objects - in other words, content - right in the tool. LCMS have a developer interface as well as a learner interface, and generally provide workflow tools that help to manage the process of content development. Manages. Learners. Content.

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Ways to Keep Learners Attentive During an Online Course

360 Training

Tips and Tricks authoring elearning ideas LCMS Shazia training Learning can be challenging. The anxiety and stress associated with time crunches, work pressure, and information overload can pose huge barriers to learning. As course developers , we have a lot of responsibility on our shoulders. We don’t merely have to create courses, but we need to maintain learner’s interest in the online courses that we make, serve them with useful information, and are easy for them to consume—all at the same time. There is no better icebreaker in a course than a good opening. Too hard to create these?

LMS & LCMS Directory

eLearning 24-7

Click to view and download the directory, which is in an Excel file -  E-Learning 24/7 LMS & LCMS Directory. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning Contains over 200 systems.  To view the specific system, click on the system’s name and it will take you to the site or if possible, directly to the information on the system.   Notes. CMSs, learning portals geared only are not on the list. Open Source LMSs are not on the list, you can find this information here. When available, I have provided comments and insight. Vendors Reviewed.

How to Craft Engaging Technical Training

360 Training

360training Learning Content Management System (LCMS) comes with different templates that support all of these visual formats. Upload animations and videos as assets in the Learning Content Management System (LCMS) and incorporate them easily in your online courses. For example, a Learning Content Management System (LCMS) built-in activity template such as “Drag-and-drop Categories” can be used to help learners pick out items in their relevant categories (e.g., Strategies activities elearning games LCMS Shazia templates Planning to author a technical course? Enliven.

How to Make Better eLearning Videos

360 Training

360training Learning Content Management (LCMS)  offers streaming video download (MP4 format) that allows users to upload larger files. Examples Help How To Tips and Tricks authoring design tips elearning LCMS planning Shazia trainingLearning is challenging nowadays. Modern learners are busy and distracted, surrounded with different gadgets, living in an age of information overload. They have an access of knowledge where everything can be searched and researched within seconds. All these factors have influenced the way learners learn, making teaching more challenging than ever.

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When your LMS BFF is no longer

eLearning 24-7

learning vendors LCMS learning management system LMS buying a LMS LMS issues I’ve been there.  Having a close BFF and then one day, that BFF is gone – in the wind, out of sight, out of my keyboard touch. You ask yourself – was it me? Was it something I did? . Did I send the wrong item? Did they misconstrue my concerns?  Or was it them?  Did they fail to respond when I needed it?  Did they lash out and leave me contemplating my whole existence in this virtual frontier? Yes I have been there and according to the latest study from Capterra – many of you have too. .

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How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

LCMS – Learning Content Management System – going the way of the dodo bird. Buying a LMS e-learning e-learning vendors education human captial management LCMS learning learning management system LMS m-learning mobile learning Request for Proposal research Talent and Performance Management buying a LMS craig weiss learning management systems lms vendors purchasing a LMSJargon. The industry uses a lot of jargon and it is easy to become confused.  Let’s break down the most common terms and two new terms hitting the space. Learning- Mobile Learning. Not true. Demos.

How to Create Time-Saving eLearning

360 Training

Before you select and upload videos in your Learning Content Management System (LCMS) , map out the number of videos that you would like to add and their duration. Examples How To Strategies Tips and Tricks Uncategorized authoring checklists ideas LCMS Shazia training Have you been thinking of making a course with 360training? In this fast-moving world, learner time is at a premium. How can we help learners get the most out of their elearning time? Here are a few handy tips to help you create time-friendly and productive elearning before you bring it to the market for sale.

LMS/LCMS Puzzlers

eLearning 24-7

Just some thoughts that puzzle me on why some LMS/LCMS vendors (okay over 98% of them) are still in some time warp from the Eighties when it comes time to enhance their services and technological solutions.  Unfortunately, we do not have that luxury when buying YOUR LMS/LCMS. Better yet, is that you e-mail your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tech support and it is as though it goes into a black hole and is never seen again. Open architecture – enabling interaction between software (in our case SAAS – hosted, so yes LMS/LCMS or frankly anything hosted or software).

Intersecting Learning and Talent Management: At a Crossroads by Wm. Edward Vesely

Learning Solutions Magazine

Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Professional DevelopmentLearning and talent management have traditionally been independent functions with a common goal – increased productivity. As technology continues to evolve, the two functions become much more closely related. Here’s a quick look at where these functions are today, and where they are headed.

Reporting & Analysis of Mobile Learning: Is It Worth It? by Skip Marshall

Learning Solutions Magazine

Design Techniques Evaluation Future Trends Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Mobile LearningIs the effort required to create and deliver mobile learning worth it? Many training organizations and educational institutions can’t answer that question today, but it is increasingly important that we do so.

Making the Move: Converting Training into Online Courses

360 Training

Take advantage of the  built-in templates in our Learning Content Management System (LCMS) to create engaging and memorable learning experiences for your students. Tips and Tricks authoring design tips elearning ideas LCMS Shazia subject matter experts webinarseLearning is on the rise and it’s here to stay. Effective instructional technologies and rich learning experiences coupled with flexibility and cost-effectiveness make elearning an ideal way for people to develop knowledge and learn new skills with ease. Here are a few quick tips to assist you in this process.

Learning Content Is Not Your Job Any More: The Effect of Convergence by Rick Wilson

Learning Solutions Magazine

Content Management Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Mobile LearningOur roles are changing, as content types converge. Dealing with transformative change requires changes in thinking and changes in working. One answer is intelligent content engineering. Here’s a high-level overview of the concept and the practices needed.

Top 5 Tips to Author Effective E-Courses

360 Training

How To Strategies Tips and Tricks Uncategorized authoring elearning ideas LCMS planning Shazia subject matter experts training Wondering what it takes to develop an outclass online training of your own? Below are some tips that will help you develop a powerful and rewarding elearning course. Planning: Smart planning is a key to success. Before you start writing your course, it’s better to plan a framework of your course’s description, its learning outcomes, training goals, organization and selection of course content, assessments, interactions, students expectations and so forth.

Games for Learning—And Just for Fun!

360 Training

In the LS360 LCMS , for example, you pull questions into the game template directly from your assessment item banks, making game setup super fast—under 5 minutes in most cases. Examples Tips and Tricks authoring elearning games ideas Laura LCMS templates Need a fun way to remind learners of content you covered earlier in training—but don’t have a lot of time to create it? Ideas.

10 Tips for Successful Webinars

360 Training

Tips and Tricks checklists LCMS LMS webinars WesleyInstructors, lecturers, and subject matter experts: Get your next webinar off to a great start by following these quick rules—and by using 360training’s free webinar tools ! 1. Do a system check prior to the event. Make sure your computer, webinar software, and network connections are up-to-date and working well together. Do your initial test run about a week in advance. Check again just prior to your meeting. 2. Check audio quality. Good quality audio is critical. Check video quality. How do you look? Quell distractions.

App Fusion: Learning Face-off with Facebook by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Social MediaThe enormous and growing numbers of Facebook users create an opportunity for e-Learning. Facebook Developer API allows you to change Facebook's functionality from a Content Management. System (CMS) to a Learning Management System (LMS). Here's how to bend Facebook to your will! Blended Development Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0

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Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. 1. Asia – misleading by LMS/LCMS vendors.  Forecast: Continued development by LMS/LCMS vendors making their front end UI (what the end user – i.e. employee or customer) more intuitive, easier to use and truly user friendly.  Leadership development, HPI, succession planning and OD are increasing in the LMS market, due to a real change in having L&OD or HR leaders taking charge of the LMS/LCMS.  How is that handled from the LMS/LCMS angle – in terms of their mobile LMS or mobile features?  The U.K.

LMS/LCMS Reports: Generate or Perish

eLearning 24-7

You have a LCMS/LMS.  Because your LMS/LCMS does not offer it. Not all LMS/LCMS offer this, but really if they do, it is a great feature, and frankly they should! Who accessed or entered the LMS/LCMS? The Report Curse of  some LMS/LCMS Vendors. Because your time is being spent having to do additional steps, which impacts your  productivity (since you could be working on something else) and really should not be necessary, if you have the right LMS/LCMS.  So, the next time your company wants to stay with the LMS/LCMS and you want to change, use this spin.