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. An LMS manages people’s interactions with learning content. In short, it’s the learning delivery platform. How is an LCMS Different from an LMS? An LCMS goes one step farther. Wrong.
LCMS - Warehouse and Authoring
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
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. The need for the Warehouse - keeping track of learning content assets across the organization has its own set of requirements. My larger customers faced the same problem and use LCMS to fix it. Another problem solved by LCMS technology. and “We need to make the changes.”
LMS vs. LCMS
Dawn of Learning
JULY 28, 2014
The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning. Buzz words in the industry include e-learning, mobile learning, cloud delivery, bite-sized learning, informal learning, learning record store, and single-source content development. Features of an LCMS. Learning Paths. ?. ?.
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. These are classic requirements for learning content management. Faster time-to-market of learning? Sound familiar?
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
Research Summary 2016 Learning Technology Study: Summary of Top Findings The technology employed to deliver Learning and Development has grown increasingly varied and complex. new learning experiences – so much so that technology has become the top L&D priority. different technologies surpassed even the learning strategy as the top focus over the next 12 months. forward.
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. Some examples of learning objects include Microsoft® Word or PowerPoint files, PDF files, video, and audio.
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.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. Digitec, Instructional Designer, Jennifer Ritter wrote a blog about this recently explaining, “I now realize that I was raised with game-based learning.
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.
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
Learning 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 […].
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. Some vendors are making this change in such a way, that learning (as defined by a LMS) is becoming smaller, while the drive to TPM is becoming stronger and is driven internally to make this happen. Mobile Learning. How will your LMS/LCMS vendor handle them? Social Learning.
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.
Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
Qualifications for e-learning tools. Thus, I decided to identify some e-learning tools that I think are unique, probably unheard of in the industry (in some cases) and offer folks some very cool capabilities. Always get a trial on any e-learning tool. A demo is a plus, but you really need to see how it works for you, whether what it says it actually delivers and whether it is a benefit to you and your team or school or whatever. That said, it is a very cool e-learning tool. #2 LMSApp – I am always intrigued by this tool. Rather total e-learning tool here. .
State of the LMS 2012
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
For the past month, I have been conducting a survey on learning platforms and specifically learning management systems. . Do you have a LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform. One important data point here – the term “LCMS” is on its deathbed. Today, however more and more learning management systems are bringing into content management features, inc.
How to Buy a LMS
JANUARY 23, 2013
LMS – Learning Management System – most commonly sought out by folks. LCMS – Learning Content Management System – going the way of the dodo bird. Learning- Mobile Learning. Learning – Online Learning. Many people confuse the term thinking it means electronic learning and thus will boost that they were doing e-learning 20 years ago or even longer. This is a product where you build e-learning courses. Geared towards ID and e-learning developer folks. LRS – Learning Record Stores.
Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers
APRIL 4, 2011
That is what one senior exec said to me, the other day when it came to social learning. 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). Opens up learning, and makes your solution a one stop service. LMS/LCMS/Learning Portal (commercial or free), e-readers, any mobile device(i.e.
Learning Management Systems and You
APRIL 9, 2015
People always want to know how their association could benefit from a Learning Management System (LMS). To Cue the 1950’s film strip… “Learning Management Systems and You!”. An LMS is a system for managing learning. To help explain, let me present a little scenario. Johnson!” Your boss calls to you. The board loved all the courses we offered at the conference last week.
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.
App Fusion: Learning Face-off with Facebook by Terrence Wing
Learning Solutions Magazine
JANUARY 5, 2011
The enormous and growing numbers of Facebook users create an opportunity for e-Learning. System (CMS) to a Learning Management System (LMS). Blended Development Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0 Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Social MediaFacebook Developer API allows you to change Facebook's functionality from a Content Management. Here's how to bend Facebook to your will!
Reporting & Analysis of Mobile Learning: Is It Worth It? by Skip Marshall
Learning Solutions Magazine
OCTOBER 30, 2011
Is the effort required to create and deliver mobile learning worth it? Design Techniques Evaluation Future Trends Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Mobile LearningMany training organizations and educational institutions can’t answer that question today, but it is increasingly important that we do so.
Tools For Mobile Learning Development
MARCH 21, 2010
Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. want to share some tools which may assist you in developing mobile learning applications. On broad level those tools can be categories into tools for: Enterprise application like LMS, LCMS. In the process of development, we are often forced to explore the various tools available. Games.
E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen
JUNE 10, 2011
Recently, I conducted an emerging technology survey related to e-learning and the results show that end users are utilizing technology more then ever before and are seeking product features that LMS and content authoring tools, do not offer at this current time. With an increase in e-learning sales a, projections of 7.1 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. Learning 24/7. Tablets. 52% 3D.
Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know
MARCH 25, 2013
Learning professionals have their own set of terms that are vital to know and understand. Below is a collection of some of the most important e-learning terms. Learning: e-Learning is a broad term used to describe learning that occurs through the use of electronic means, which can include web-conferencing, CD-ROM, and web-based training. As enterprise 2.0
When your LMS BFF is no longer
APRIL 14, 2015
Overwhelmingly we provide some sort of training or learning to our employees or our customers. . Use a likert scale and ask statements on their training/learning needs. Funny, for an industry whose folks are in training/learning, the thought that many vendors do nothing in regards to training their own people should be an outrage. . Learning 24/7. learning vendors LCMS learning management system LMS buying a LMS LMS issues I’ve been there. You ask yourself – was it me? Was it something I did? . Did I send the wrong item? though).
Intersecting Learning and Talent Management: At a Crossroads by Wm. Edward Vesely
Learning Solutions Magazine
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
Learning and talent management have traditionally been independent functions with a common goal – increased productivity. Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Professional DevelopmentAs 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 Directory
JULY 8, 2010
Click to view and download the directory, which is in an Excel file - E-Learning 24/7 LMS & LCMS Directory. CMSs, learning portals geared only are not on the list. One vendor identifies themselves as a LGMS – Learning Game Management System, another states they can create within their system and launch – 3D ILE courses (ILE – Interactive Learning Environment). Learning 24/7. Tags: LCMS LMS Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning Notes. When available, I have provided comments and insight.
Creating an e-learning strategy that works
APRIL 21, 2015
The Conversation. A: “We need to have online learning” B: “Huh? ” A: “I was told we must have e-learning. I’m not really sure what it is, but I know it is popular, so we must have it” B: “Okay, what should I look for?” Rather, it should be developing an e-learning strategy. An e-learning strategy can be and should be used in whatever industry or market. What your e-learning strategy needs to include. An e-learning strategy should always include. Who will be involved in the e-learning program?
Learning Objectives Drive Personalized Learning
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
Learning objectives play a crucial role in learning – supporting the learner by ensuring an understanding of learning expectations and outcomes. Easygenerator (authoring environment) and aNewSpring (learning platform) have together created a higher level in the personalization of adaptive eLearning by connecting the learning objectives from both of their systems.
Fire Up Learning: Tips to Motivate Adult Learners
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
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. What type of learning experience is best for the learner? In order to motivate learners in an eLearning course, having a set of learning objectives is not enough. Add real-life examples and success stories or short videos of industry experts to inspire and motivate them to learn.
On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
For each of these items in e-learning. Learning in General. Whether it is a mobile learning platform, authoring tool or a LMS/LCMS – TinCan will be huge. Learning. Learning is on fire in 2012 and will continue to be so in 2013, especially on the tablet side (uh, to the vendor who constantly dogged me on it in 2010, who’s laughing now? HTML5.
Readers Q&A on E-Learning
JULY 29, 2015
For those new to the E-Learning 24/7 blog, every quarter I offer readers the opportunity to ask any questions related to e-learning and post them along with a response. uh, you imagine that to yourself. Q: I attended your session on the Future of E-Learning 2020 and was curious on your perspective of where assessment tools will be in 2020. A: I’m split on the fence with standalone assessment tools (example: Questionmark). Will they become the LCMS of 2015 (slim pickings and fighting for survival) or will they adapt/adopt and deliver? Learning 24/7.
How To Revamp Your Learning Model by Ryan Tracey
Learning Solutions Magazine
DECEMBER 14, 2010
Informal learning today is a lot like the old saying about the weather: everybody talks about it, but nobody knows what to do about it. Design Strategies Future Trends Instructional Design Learning 2.0 Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Social MediaHere’s an approach to creation of an environment that will support both formal and informal processes.
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).
The Power of eLearning Templates
APRIL 15, 2015
For example, long lines of text can easily be organized into small and interesting segments allowing learners to process the information effectively while remaining motivated to learn. Use, re-use, and update templates in various courses to provide rewarding learning experiences to your students. For those who have been developing for some time, this is a welcome opportunity.
5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012
DECEMBER 20, 2011
They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. LMSs/LCMS/CMS/learning platforms in commercial and open space continued their presence. For the mobile learning space – it is a necessity. If you are still a huge fan of ILT or believe a blended learning approach is necessary, why stick only to PowerPoint, handouts and long talks? Social Learning. Mobile Learning.
Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 20, 2015
Bob Little is a writer , commentator and publicist who works globally, specializing in the corporate online learning industry. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Join us on this exciting journey as we engage with thought leaders and learning innovators to see what the future of our industry looks like. LCMSs.
Ways to Keep Learners Attentive During an Online Course
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
Learning can be challenging. The anxiety and stress associated with time crunches, work pressure, and information overload can pose huge barriers to learning. Having a fun or novelty factor in the learning can help perk interest, while providing variety and a refreshing “mini-break.” Help learners learn—and add value to your online courses. Tips and Tricks authoring elearning ideas LCMS Shazia training As course developers , we have a lot of responsibility on our shoulders. There is no better icebreaker in a course than a good opening. Not at all.
How to Make Better eLearning Videos
DECEMBER 8, 2015
Learning is challenging nowadays. All these factors have influenced the way learners learn, making teaching more challenging than ever. How can we keep them focused on the learning content? Videos enhance learning and stimulate teaching. 360training Learning Content Management (LCMS) offers streaming video download (MP4 format) that allows users to upload larger files. Will the videos meet the learning goals? Videos enhance the learning experience by bringing your content to life. Among them, videos are one of the most widely used medium.
LMS Setup Fees: For some vendors it’s a cash cow
JUNE 19, 2013
Learning 24/7. 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.
Marc My Words: Beyond SCORM – A Welcome New Direction by Marc J. Rosenberg
Learning Solutions Magazine
MARCH 7, 2011
While 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. Content Management Design Strategies Development Strategies Future Trends Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies
AppFusion: Facebook – The Social LMS Benchmark by Terrence Wing
Learning Solutions Magazine
OCTOBER 5, 2011
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. Learning 2.0 Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Social MediaFacebook’s recent changes have been somewhat controversial, but they demonstrate the evolution of social infrastructure.
How to Craft Engaging Technical Training
APRIL 7, 2015
Analyze the amount of information the student needs to learn right then, and consider leaving additional details for later. 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. Activity and game templates can be instrumental learning aids in a technical training course. Every learner has their own way of learning. Simplify and Focus.
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.