What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”
DECEMBER 3, 2014
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?
LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
LMS vs. LCMS
Dawn of Learning
JULY 28, 2014
Another important learning tool that some may not be familiar with is a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). An LCMS is not meant to replace an LMS, as the LCMS enables authoring, presenting, and publishing via the LMS. Often, the LCMS and LMS are meant to work hand in hand. Features of an LCMS. What does an LMS do? What Is the Right Learning Content Tool?
Do Organizations Still Need an LCMS?
JUNE 27, 2014
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.
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
LCMS) aspect of their technology. © 2016 Brandon Hall Group. Licensed for Distribution by Docebo. Research Summary 2016 Learning Technology Study: Summary of Top Findings The technology employed to deliver Learning and Development has grown increasingly varied and complex. The cloud, social tools, mobile technologies, and other advances have created a host of opportunities for. to increase.
Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets
JANUARY 24, 2011
They have an LMS but not an LCMS. long time ago, the goal of an LCMS was to help to manage all of these kinds of assets. Along the way, a lot of the LCMS products on the market have become more about a kind of authoring approached with content stored in a database that is transformed into courseware. They also handle asset management, but I really have not been seeing the kind of large scale adoption of LCMS products for that purpose. But I’m not sure they line up with what most LCMS packages provide – unless you decide that you will use it as a super-authoring tool.
LMS and LCMS: What’s the Difference?
MAY 10, 2013
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.
Every multimedia developer’s nightmare…the LCMS
AUGUST 7, 2009
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.
LMS vs LCMS vs CMS.changing one letter makes a big difference.
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
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
Using Your LCMS to Save Kirkpatrick
JANUARY 21, 2014
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
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
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.
Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts
JULY 13, 2010
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.
Solution Series: Learning Content Management Systems – What exactly is an LCMS?
JULY 16, 2014
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
State of the LMS 2012
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
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.
LMS & LCMS Directory
JULY 8, 2010
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.
When your LMS BFF is no longer
APRIL 14, 2015
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. .
How to Buy a LMS
JANUARY 23, 2013
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.
FEBRUARY 26, 2010
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).
Learning Content Is Not Your Job Any More: The Effect of Convergence by Rick Wilson
Learning Solutions Magazine
JUNE 20, 2011
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.
The Power of eLearning Templates
APRIL 15, 2015
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.
Reporting & Analysis of Mobile Learning: Is It Worth It? by Skip Marshall
Learning Solutions Magazine
OCTOBER 30, 2011
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.
Ways to Keep Learners Attentive During an Online Course
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
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?
How to Make Better eLearning Videos
DECEMBER 8, 2015
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.
Differences and Distinctions: LMS vs. LCMS
AUGUST 5, 2009
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.
App Fusion: Learning Face-off with Facebook by Terrence Wing
Learning Solutions Magazine
JANUARY 5, 2011
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
How to Craft Engaging Technical Training
APRIL 7, 2015
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.
Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers
APRIL 4, 2011
LMS/LCMS/Learning Portals (commercial & free), Social Learning stand-alone systems, hybrid system, content authoring tools, m-learning, web conferencing (already exists in many systems), virtual worlds, virtual meeting systems (already exists in some systems), marketplace exchanges (not affiliated with a system). LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal (commercial or free), e-readers, any mobile device(i.e. LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal (commercial or open source), social learning stand-alone, hybrid system, web conferencing, mobile learning. What’s the point? Not at all. Slideshare.
Intersecting Learning and Talent Management: At a Crossroads by Wm. Edward Vesely
Learning Solutions Magazine
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
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.
LMS/LCMS Reports: Generate or Perish
FEBRUARY 10, 2010
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.
How to Create Time-Saving eLearning
MARCH 5, 2015
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.
Marc My Words: Beyond SCORM – A Welcome New Direction by Marc J. Rosenberg
Learning Solutions Magazine
MARCH 7, 2011
Content Management Design Strategies Development Strategies Future Trends Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management StrategiesWhile the LMS and SCORM may not be dead, they do not address the complexities of new learning design strategies and their transcendence of technical standards. Marc reflects on the history of standards and comments on the new ADL Future Learning Experience Project.
LMS/LCMS More Puzzlers – OS + Language + Browsers
MARCH 1, 2010
Yes, there are many languages that LMS/LCMS vendors leave out, considering we live in a global marketplace, but there is one that really stands out: Latin American Spanish. When I look at LMS/LCMS vendors I always ask them if they support LAS. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning elearning browsers e-learning vendors I realized I left out three additional gems that vendors seem to have just fallen off the planet when it comes to the REAL WORLD! Operating Systems. They are not going away, and yet an enormous amount of vendors do not support them, let alone Safari.
Making the Move: Converting Training into Online Courses
JULY 23, 2015
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.
LMS Setup Fees: For some vendors it’s a cash cow
JUNE 19, 2013
learning LCMS learning management system Lite LMS LMS SAAS LMS setup fees The other day I walked into my bank. I was informed of this new product which would meet my needs. The pricing was doable especially for the features. Everything seemed in alignment. I was already to sign, when I inquired about any additional fees. What initially was a great deal turned into a clear revenue generator on behalf of the bank. expected some fees but the “one time” setup was at best a slap in the face and at worst – a double slap in the face. So what did I do? Slap back? Better yet?
AppFusion: Facebook – The Social LMS Benchmark by Terrence Wing
Learning Solutions Magazine
OCTOBER 5, 2011
Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Social MediaFacebook’s recent changes have been somewhat controversial, but they demonstrate the evolution of social infrastructure. For learning-support-systems designers, the new Facebook features are yet another demonstration that using demographics in training design or learning facilitation has become antiquated. This month’s column explores the implications.
Blackboard Inc. To Be Acquired: Will Become Privately Held Company by News Editor
Learning Solutions Magazine
JUNE 30, 2011
Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Tools(Press Release) Education software company Blackboard Inc. announced today that it will be acquired by an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners.
Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know
MARCH 25, 2013
Learning Content Management System (LCMS): The difference between and LMS and an LCMS is that an LCMS has the added functionality of authoring e-learning content in the LMS. Instructional designers, content author, and subject-matter experts can create content in the LCMS and collaborate together to create content. An LCMS has a built-in authoring tool, and LMSs do not.
5 Tips to Craft Good Multiple-Choice Questions
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
How To Strategies Tips and Tricks Uncategorized authoring checklists elearning ideas LCMS planning Shazia subject matter experts Assessments are an essential part of instruction. They are used by the instructor to test student’s understanding of the subject matter, to prompt learners to think more about course content before moving forward, and to identify the learning curve of the students in order to direct them towards remedial information (if required), in an online training. multiple choice question consists of a stem and set of options. Keep answer choices reasonable and short.
E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen
JUNE 10, 2011
More of a surprise is that with the exception of 6 web conferencing vendors, who have apps specifically for the iPad/iPad2 market, you can count on one hand the number of LMS/LCMS vendors that offer the same thing. AR offers amazing capabilities in e-learning, not just courses, but from a LMS/LCMS/learning platform as a whole. Question: Which of the following would you use in a learning platform (LMS/LCMS/Social Learning or Mobile Learning)? With an increase in e-learning sales a, projections of 7.1 Tablets. Of those 40%, iPad and iPad2 represent 51% of the total market.
Fire Up Learning: Tips to Motivate Adult Learners
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
How To Strategies Tips and Tricks authoring design tips elearning instructional design LCMS Shazia subject matter experts trainingWe live in an age of innovation and change. Continuous learning and development has become crucial to stay abreast of rapid changes and succeed. To effectively face the challenges of the changing world, more and more adult learners are turning to professional development courses and online learning programs. Sadly, most of those training programs are not very interesting, which poses a test for online course developers. Do share them in the comments section.
10 Tips for Successful Webinars
MAY 13, 2015
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.
Top 5 Tips to Author Effective E-Courses
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
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.
How To Revamp Your Learning Model by Ryan Tracey
Learning Solutions Magazine
DECEMBER 14, 2010
Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Social MediaInformal learning today is a lot like the old saying about the weather: everybody talks about it, but nobody knows what to do about it. Here’s an approach to creation of an environment that will support both formal and informal processes. Design Strategies Future Trends Instructional Design Learning 2.0
LMS/LCMS Social Media & Side Notes
MARCH 22, 2010
If you haven’t been looking at LMS/LCMS solutions lately or if you have, you may be noticing a trend - social media. Of course, many vendors like to pitch it as “Web 2.0″ Does your LMS/LCMS vendor offer these? left out social analytics, since with a LMS/LCMS it would be needed, so why list it as a social media offering? So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Worse yet, when “Web 3.0″