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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.


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

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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?




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. Often, the LCMS and LMS are meant to work hand in hand. Features of an LCMS.


Every multimedia developer’s nightmare…the LCMS

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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.


Tools For Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

Upside is doing a fair bit of mobile learning development and we blog about it regularly. In the process of development, we are often forced to explore the various tools available. I 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.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

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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

Web Courseworks

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.,

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


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. About 9.3%

Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


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

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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%.

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.

The Power of eLearning Templates

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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.

Ways to Keep Learners Attentive During an Online Course

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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

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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.


single-source learning content development…


Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > Single-Source Learning Content Development… Single-Source Learning Content Development… March 13th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment If the number of people in my recent conference sessions are any indication more and more organizations are seeing the promise of single-source learning content development. Ah… now I get why there’s so much interest in Single-Source Learning Content Development. That’s why we developed an upcoming webinar , to show you exactly how it can be done. EEEKKKKK! Well help is here.

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

Learning Solutions Magazine

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!

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

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.

How to Create Time-Saving eLearning

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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.

Taleo Learn: Transforming Talent Training and Development by News Editor

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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.

Marc My Words: Beyond SCORM – A Welcome New Direction by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

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.

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Making the Move: Converting Training into Online Courses

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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.

LMS/LCMS Puzzlers

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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

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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.

Games for Learning—And Just for Fun!

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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 A frame game might be just the thing!

Fundamentals of Good eLearning Scenarios

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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.”

eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!

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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?

Four Wishes for LMS Buyers

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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.

Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. and see what develops. 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? That is expected to change.

Digital Asset Management – LCMS, ECM and SharePoint

Tony Karrer

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?

Social Learning – What’s the Point? Time to turn the tables on the naysayers

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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.

E-Learning End Users Have Spoken – time for the industry to listen

eLearning 24-7

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.

A Conversation with Stephanie Nadda

Kapp Notes

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.

Fire Up Learning: Tips to Motivate Adult Learners

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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.

Giving Thanks for Built-in Templates

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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.

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