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
Every multimedia developer’s nightmare…the LCMS
AUGUST 7, 2009
It seems important to begin this post with a disclaimer…this is my “multimedia developer opinion. 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.
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.
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.
Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come
MAY 12, 2015
As more organizations and associations embrace rapid eLearning development to keep pace with new products and services, evolving business needs, and industry and government regulations, the need for distributed authoring solutions that enable collaborative, team-based development continues to grow. The era of web-based authoring systems is here. Individual authoring tools (e.g.,
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.
Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JULY 20, 2015
However, the availability of – and having access to – technology tends to make organisations think that they don’t need any particular, specially developed communications skills in order to ‘do PR’ in-house. Among the trends identified in the Learning Light Report are that countries on the edge of Europe, which have joined the EU relatively recently tend to attract a great deal of interest from Brussels and, consequently, tend to receive substantial EU funds to help develop their economies – and this includes the area of learning and development, especially online learning initiatives.
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). Personal and Professional Development – 51.4%.
The Power of eLearning Templates
APRIL 15, 2015
eLearning templates are useful tools for online course developers as they can help drive user engagement and enable trainers to present a course’s content in the most captivating and professional way. For those who have been developing for some time, this is a welcome opportunity. Useful job-aid for course developers : Built-in templates serve as a job-aid for course developers.
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.
Ways to Keep Learners Attentive During an Online Course
SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
As course developers , we have a lot of responsibility on our shoulders. 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. 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. Not at all.
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.
App Fusion: Learning Face-off with Facebook by Terrence Wing
Learning Solutions Magazine
JANUARY 5, 2011
Facebook Developer API allows you to change Facebook's functionality from a Content Management. Blended Development Strategies Instructional Design Learning 2.0 Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Social MediaThe enormous and growing numbers of Facebook users create an opportunity for e-Learning. System (CMS) to a Learning Management System (LMS). Here's how to bend Facebook to your will!
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. Notice that course development is generally not one of the functions of an LMS. Sometimes LMSs offer some basic course development tools, but it’s not a core LMS function. Wish #2: LMS Buyers consider the stages of developing and deploying eLearning.
How to Buy a LMS
JANUARY 23, 2013
LCMS – Learning Content Management System – going the way of the dodo bird. Some tools offer more advanced capabilities and features for folks who have a strong ID (instructional design) or e-learning developer skill sets. Geared towards ID and e-learning developer folks. Before you jump into purchasing a LMS it makes sense to cover the basics, understand the jargon, decide if you want to go it alone or hire a consultant and last but not least realize you are not alone in the process. Jargon. The industry uses a lot of jargon and it is easy to become confused.
Taleo Learn: Transforming Talent Training and Development by News Editor
Learning Solutions Magazine
OCTOBER 25, 2011
This allows organizations to streamline learning and development and improve time to competency. Blended Design Strategies Development Strategies Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Tools[Press release] Taleo Learn is a comprehensive solution for delivering, tracking, and managing formal and social learning content.
How to Create Time-Saving eLearning
MARCH 5, 2015
Online education lacks classroom interaction and in order to bridge student-trainer gap, some course developers bombard students with numerous web-links in the name of additional information in an online course. As a course developer, we must conduct needs analysis before adding external information to our elearning and determine whether the information to which we are directing students is already covered in the course or not. Examples How To Strategies Tips and Tricks Uncategorized authoring checklists ideas LCMS Shazia training So let’s get started! Conclusion.
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.
Making the Move: Converting Training into Online Courses
JULY 23, 2015
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. 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. Here are a few quick tips to assist you in this process.
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).
Top 5 Tips to Author Effective E-Courses
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
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. How To Strategies Tips and Tricks Uncategorized authoring elearning ideas LCMS planning Shazia subject matter experts training Planning: Smart planning is a key to success. Having this information in hand will keep things well organized and moving forward smoothly. Do not forget to accept criticism open-heartedly during this process. Arousal of Interest in Learners: Interest is a key factor in learning.
Fundamentals of Good eLearning Scenarios
MARCH 13, 2015
Informative feedback: Good course developers strive to write interesting, informative, and useful feedback so that the learner will read it willingly and use that information successfully, whenever required. When developing elearning scenarios, use interesting and relevant images to help student to visualize the situation. Examples How To Strategies Tips and Tricks Uncategorized authoring elearning Laura LCMS Shazia subject matter experts training They seek to shift from the traditional learning paradigm of “knowing” to the modern learning paradigm of “knowing and doing.”
A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Kapp: You’ve been in the Learning and Development space for a long time, especially in the area of learning technologies, what is the industry doing correctly and where are some areas for improvement in terms of learning technologies? With the release of user-friendly authoring tools like Storyline and Captivate, we have noticed a shift in e-Learning development trends. More video.
eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!
APRIL 23, 2015
The functions should be simple, logical, and self-explanatory, allowing online course developers to create engaging and interactive online training without any confusion. The course development tools should expedite work, allowing you to add content, create interactions, make edits, and publish your course—with as few clicks as possible. Hand-crafted activities are great when you have the time and expertise to develop them. Tools that let you mix and match your content with that developed by third parties? Strategies elearning LCMS Shazia Does it scale?
Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts
JULY 13, 2010
The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. 1. and see what develops. b. 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 will your LMS/LCMS vendor handle them? Global markets.
Digital Asset Management – LCMS, ECM and SharePoint
SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
But in this post, I want to consider: We developed CoSolvent because we couldn’t find a reliable way move rich media (typically video) to and from the individual subject matter experts (SMEs) and managers among our various corporate training clients. Does the LCMS already provide this for you? And there developers are geographically dispersed. Even still, most of these companies use relatively simple organization methods and the issues are getting developers to contribute assets, catalog them and then provide effective search and browsing. Am I wrong on that?
7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
If you’re part of a corporation, maybe you’ve decided that training and employee development would be more efficient if it were all online. An LCMS? Will you use this as a development tool? You’ve decided that it’s time to move your courses online. Membership numbers seem stagnant and renewals are decreasing. Don’t show up unprepared. Tweet This!
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.
Games for Learning—And Just for Fun!
OCTOBER 31, 2014
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. Lightly develop the characters within the story, so that learner is curious about them. Examples Tips and Tricks authoring elearning games ideas Laura LCMS templates frame game might be just the thing!
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)? Only a small portion have created or are creating advanced features for developers or designers to push it to the next level.
Learning Management Systems and You
APRIL 9, 2015
Before we go any further, please note that an LMS is different from a Learning Content Management System (LCMS). An LCMS provides tools for managing and creating course content, many LMSs do not. People always want to know how their association could benefit from a Learning Management System (LMS). To To help explain, let me present a little scenario. Johnson!” Never fear!
Giving Thanks for Built-in Templates
NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Quicker, more flexible course development : With built-in activity and game templates, you can design great interactions pretty much as fast as you can think and type. Even better, once developed, if you put your interaction in front of a focus group and find that it does not quite have the impact you wanted, it’s just as easy to revise it, or replace it with something different. Strategies authoring business elearning ideas LCMS Shazia templates training Our international course production team typically creates thousands of hours of training per year.
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. Sadly, most of those training programs are not very interesting, which poses a test for online course developers. 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.
RFPs and Proposals: LMS/LCMS Selection Templates
DECEMBER 19, 2006
The document, LMS Selection Template , provides several templates to help you develop a consistent approach to your LMS or LCMS selection process from the RFP outline to checklists for evaluating vendor demonstrations. The selection of a Learning Management and/or a Learning Content Management System is an important decision for any organization. Unfortunately, there are not many playbooks for this process. However, here is one that is very helpful. Sherry, also an alumni of Bloomsburg University, has put together document containing helpful and targeted information.
Extended Learning Content Management by Mr. John DiGiantomasso
Learning Solutions Magazine
OCTOBER 16, 2011
Content Management Design Strategies Development Strategies Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Management TechniquesInstructional design approaches and authoring tools generally embed a certain structure and flow in. the resulting eLearning. This creates problems when a designer wants to repurpose content for a. different set of learning objectives, or for a different instructional strategy.
What’s REALLY Going On? 6 Truths About Training in 2012
DECEMBER 18, 2012
Training’s Top 125 acknowledges the companies whose efforts in learning and development (L&D) stand out from the rest in terms of their impact on the winners’ bottom-line results. The 2012 State of the Industry Report from The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field.