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
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. would really like to have a dialog (email exchange) with people who are managing large collections of production and produced digital assets in larger organizations who can describe how they are managing it. My larger customers faced the same problem and use LCMS to fix it.
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’ve seen organizations cobble together solutions using SharePoint more than I’ve seen LCMS solutions.
Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS
AUGUST 27, 2015
Adobe sees the system as a LMS with LCMS features. I’m not sure about the LCMS angle. . The only areas I saw was the ability for content versioning and RLOs, which are just a couple of pieces of a LCMS. If you do not have those Adobe e-learning offerings, but have Adobe products, again, it is not out of the realm to see you purchasing the solution. Great. Badges.
E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There
JANUARY 20, 2011
It is what makes any product or service, aspire to new heights. Product updates, some new features – but boring town. Sure, there are plenty of failures when you are in the “Innovators & Risk Takers camp, but I’d rather take a spin on that product that stay along the course (no pun intended) with what everyone else is doing. Innovative Products. The product is still in beta, but the premise and possibilities are really there. So far, I like what I see, but beta is beta. You open the product. I love innovation. New concept.
Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 20, 2015
It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. It depends on what products and services you’re offering in the market. 5. 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. THE INTERVIEW: 1. Virtual classrooms.
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). Product – 54.2%. Survey. 69% said yes.
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. Two vendors – Plateau and GeoLearning products will be reviewed and presented to you in the next three weeks. 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. Vendors Reviewed. Learning 24/7.
When your LMS BFF is no longer
APRIL 14, 2015
Just as in any industry there are people who lie or as we say “misrepresented” their product. I have run into the same issue – salespeople who say their product does A but in reality it does not. . Heck, I even have dealt with folks at a higher level (senior execs and a CEO or two) who say they can do this (in the product itself) and then you find out they can’t. Sometimes I wonder if they just are not familiar with their product and hence the “misrepresentation” or do they know and just making up stuff to land the buyer? though).
How to Buy a LMS
JANUARY 23, 2013
LCMS – Learning Content Management System – going the way of the dodo bird. This is a product where you build e-learning courses. offline, without an internet connection and then when they have a net connection all instances (data) is communicated back to the LMS or other SaaS product. consultant will handle it for you and thus enable you to do other things, without having to worry about finding the right system or product. If you have never implemented a system, needing assistance in this area will reduce resources and productivity challenges.
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.
How to Create Time-Saving eLearning
MARCH 5, 2015
Here are a few handy tips to help you create time-friendly and productive elearning before you bring it to the market for sale. Videos are excellent audio-visual aids and can make the learning experience productive and interesting. 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? Conclusion.
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. If I was paying thousands of $$$ to EA Sports for a video game or Microsoft Office, yeah – I better get free customer service or that product is going back to the store. Unfortunately, we do not have that luxury when buying YOUR LMS/LCMS. Enables you to integrate a wide swath of offerings within your LMS/LCMS. know its a novel idea. love their arguments.
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. Vendors and sadly, companies who purchase their products, believe that since someone can open up their web browser and click to view pages, they can figure it out. 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. Time is short, productivity must remain high, even after the end of the recession. They are in no particular order.
Digital Asset Management – LCMS, ECM and SharePoint
SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
Living near Hollywood and the many different production companies and studios, I've talked to and worked on several projects that were digital asset management systems. Does the LCMS already provide this for you? By the way, my impression is also that the digital asset management that comes with LCMS solutions is pretty limited. Interesting post by Vic Uzumeri where he responds to a question that I asked him. I'm going to also address the broader concept he raises about Work Networking. This includes working on the software the runs sites like Nasa Images.
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.
LMS/LCMS More Puzzlers – OS + Language + Browsers
MARCH 1, 2010
only get products that support 64 bit. 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. guess they have no desire to attract this audience. Browsers.
eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!
APRIL 23, 2015
Ensure that the product you choose has not only the features you want, but support for the course creation lifestyle you envision. Strategies elearning LCMS Shazia All prepared to kick-start your elearning journey? Now that you have authored a draft of your online course content, have carefully crafted learning objectives and assessments, identified key audio and visual support, and planned out some engaging activities to get learners deeply involved in the subject matter, it’s time to build what you’ve designed. What course authoring software will you use? Conclusion.
LMS Setup Fees: For some vendors it’s a cash cow
JUNE 19, 2013
The other day I walked into my bank. I was informed of this new product which would meet my needs. learning LCMS learning management system Lite LMS LMS SAAS LMS setup fees 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?
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. Interestingly, a large portion of LMS vendors have not optimized their products for the iPad/ iPad2 and with the exception of two content authoring tools, HTML5 capabilities, specifically the ability to output a course in HTML5 does not yet exist. With an increase in e-learning sales a, projections of 7.1 Tablets. 52% 3D.
Learning Objectives Drive Personalized Learning
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
We each offer products that have learning objectives at the heart of their solutions. eLearning Software LCMS Learning Objectives adobe alternative captivate alternative elearning authoring software Elearning Authoring tools elearning software Instructional design Instructional designers lcms learning objectives lectora alternative personalized learning scorm scorm compliant xapi
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? Product & Blogging & Niche Communities (Amazon.com – Product; LiveJournal – Blogging, Nibbledish – Niche). left out social analytics, since with a LMS/LCMS it would be needed, so why list it as a social media offering? Worse yet, when “Web 3.0″ Stay and say, “Web 2.0″? ″?
Giving Thanks for Built-in Templates
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Our international course production team typically creates thousands of hours of training per year. Although most systems allow you to incorporate activities and games created outside of the course-building tool, production is much faster and more efficient when you have templates built directly into the tool. With 360training’s free and freemium course creation tools (LCMS), not only can you author great online courses for next to nothing, but can access easy-to-use built-in activity and game templates. What is one of the top things they are thankful for this year?
Mobile Enterprise Content Management: Adding Tablets by Bob Little
Learning Solutions Magazine
JUNE 15, 2011
[Product Announcement] eXact learning solutions (www.exact-learning.com), a leading provider of online and mobile learning content management solutions, has launched eXact Mobile, one of the world’s first Mobile Learning Content Management solutions. Content Management Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management Strategies Mobile Learning
How to Break into eLearning
APRIL 14, 2016
There are many production avenues you can use to get started. 360training.com LCMS: 360training.com Learning Content Management System (LCMS) is free, easy-to-use instructional design software. Uncategorized authoring business elearning ideas instructional design LCMS sale Shazia teach online toolsReady to kick-start your online teaching business? Once you’ve decided to create an online course, it’s time to get started. Like all other great journeys, this, too, starts with few basic steps. Decide the topic and the target audience of your training. Create.
Features that are must haves in any LMS
JUNE 4, 2013
If you are targeting training providers, offer the ability for them to include product items – they may be selling more than just courses. Sometimes I wonder if the people that pull this BS, have ever been on the other side as a consumer for some other product. Buying a LMS e-learning e-learning vendors LCMS learning management system Lite LMS LMS buying a LMS LMS features selecting a LMS Anyway, next to user interface and support, features can make or break your system. The problem though is that many systems fail to recognize the difference makers. Not an Option.
Product Review: Mzinga OmniSocial
JULY 3, 2010
Because it offers the capability to start out using it either as the robust social learning product and ignore the LMS part (inc. the content authoring) OR use it as a LMS with the social learning functionality OR pick a piece here or there and then as you grow and expand, you can choose to turn it into your social learning solution or as the social learning management product. One of the biggest problems I always saw in the products was the back end, i.e. what the administrator sees and has to use. With some products it could be downright nasty. Car Key.
Product Review: GeoLearning GeoMaestro
JULY 23, 2010
One of the biggest challenges and common problem in the LMS/LCMS space is navigation and ease of use issues when it comes to the what the learner sees. It is truly amazing on how vendors seem to think lots of stuff on the page, is the way to go and navigation is just a requirement. There are better ones out there (and you can use them with GeoMaestro), that understand that not everyone is an instructional designer or has those skill sets to really utilize the product. LMS Super Plus Features. Phenomenal Front end (what the learner sees) UI (user interface). Widgets. Reporting.
Product Review: Plateau TMS (Talent Management System)
AUGUST 6, 2010
Kodak embraced them to a point, but kept their initial camera products. Tags: LCMS LMS Plateau Product Review Talent and Performance Management Uncategorized e-learning e-learning vendors elearning hosted product review I’ll be the first to admit, that I was not a big fan of the previous versions of the Plateau system. My concerns were the front end UI (what the end user sees), the admin UI and reporting. After viewing the Plateau TMS, my concerns in one area have been eliminated, in others, not so much. All come with the Report Designer. Plateau Learning.
Online Training: Videos vs Animations
APRIL 21, 2016
For video production, you need to film with a good camera and then edit it in software such as Camtasia , after effects etc. Do note that you need to have your video in mp4 format in order to upload it in the 360training.com Learning Content Management System (LCMS). Examples Help How To Strategies Tips and Tricks animations audio visual aids authoring checklists design tips elearning games instructional design LCMS multimedia Shazia tools trainingVideos vs animations. What is the purpose of adding videos and animation in a course? When to use videos and animations?
JULY 6, 2011
Well, I am here to tell you about an amazing product that can answer your LMS questions. The first thing you should do is write down what specific features you are looking for in the product. Can you sell products as well or only courses? Is it okay for me to use this? I am not a fan of grabbing RFP templates off of vendor’s web sites, only because if you read them in detail you will start to realize that for some of the questions, it is really geared toward that vendor’s product. Next week: Product Review – Saba Social Learning Platform.
Four Wishes for LMS Buyers
JUNE 18, 2015
Further down in the article LMS Buyers will see a list of standard LMS functionality compared to LCMS functionality. So, if the first step is to develop courses, the eLearning Genie would reveal to LMS Buyers that they need to obtain a course authoring tool or LCMS, or hire an eLearning firm to develop courses. https://www.articulate.com/products/studio.php. Tweet This!
It’s Demo Time
OCTOBER 9, 2011
You can try to figure out about the product via the company’s web site, but many sites honestly are beyond awful. They fail to even clearly show their product, let alone present the product sans the standard PPT intro that comes with “learn more” about the solution. What then, is the option for you, beyond closing your eyes and imagining the product? At the end of the day, many of us, want to actually download or access the product via the “cloud” and take it for a test spin (i.e. Right product? What do you do? Demo Time!
Are you able to personalize your content? LCMS 3.7 can help you!
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
This is because they are getting used to obtain a personalized experience in their day to day life: their personalized news feed on Facebook, their personalized product recommendations on Amazon or their personalized restaurant search results on Yelp. ProductsPost Type: Blog post. More and more, users are demanding that their learning be personalized. Hence the expectation that learning content delivered to them is personalized to their specific needs as well. read more.